July 2 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Well, the Canada Day long weekend is over for Port Renfrew Marina and for the most part a successful one. Beautiful sunny skies and generally smooth seas made fishing conditions some of the best so far this year. Halibut fishing continues to be great, with more people targeting "chickens" as the "barndoors" are moving out of the area.

Some of the notable catches are:

Rob Debree 132
Desi Hatcher of http://viciousfishguiding@msn.com 91, 84

Salmon fishing was looking up on Friday and Saturday with over 50 springs hitting the docks both days. The majority in the high teens and mid 20"s. Things slowed down on Sunday and Monday with around a dozen showing up from the beach. Springs from Nitnat and Swiftsure can provide non-stop action though the sizes are smaller than past years so far. The general opinion is that area is where the bait can be found.

Notable catches are: Steve Peconi 32.5
John Allan 36
Blair Houdayer 28 30
Trevor Hagen 39

Please note: All dogs must be on a leash this year and we ask that all dog owners be responsible for their pets and clean up after them. Another reminder is that we don't take reservations but you can contact us when you are coming (if from a long distance) and we will do what we can to assist you so you can be accommodated as best as possible. We also want our customers to know that we now have an ATM in the office to help with our cash only policy.

Bud & Rex