Port Renfrew Marina Fishing Report May 5/13

The 2013 Port Renfrew Marina fishing season is underway in a big way. As of the May 1st opening halibut fishing has been fantastic. Weather permitting (and it has been doing that for the most part) most boats on anchor have been seeing limit catches of good size fish with very few oversize being hooked.The northeast corner is on fire after a four or five year rest. Make sure you have lots of anchor rope as the depth varies between 220 to 270 feet deep. Anywhere west of Logan Creek seems to be holding fish. Salmon fishing has been slow except for the cut-pluggers. Camper Creek has been the spot as usual with the top catch of the weekend, a 30 pound Chinook caught by Eric Eckdahl.

Crabbing is excellent! Everyone out there with traps is coming back with limits and they are big and sweet and very firm. Anyone wondering if fishing is worth the time right now, the answer is, YES!

Notable Catches:

  • Eric Eckdahl     30
  • Joe Serpa           32 35 45 52 halibut
  • Island Outfitters   60 halibut
  • Bruce Miller of  http://www.millertimefishingcharters.com 
  • May 4         32 36 46 51 halibut  misc rock fish
  • May 5        4 halibut  3 springs 2 ling cod and assorted rock fish

Now that Port Renfrew Marina is open we would like to remind everyone that we have an ATM (the only one in the town of Renfrew) and it is available for anyone needing to use it. We also have fuel now in the form of car gas, boat gas and diesel. We should have ice by mid week and we also have bait if needed. 

For those who are not aware we have a new caretaker, he is Desi Hatchard of  http://www.viciousfishcharters.com He has taken over for Wayne & Gwen Coleman who have had some serious family hardships in the last six months. Anyone who knows the issues their family is facing and would care to donate to the  families of the widows can drop off a donation at the office.  Also, Knut is back as our handyman, fill-in guy and all around indispensible help.

Again if you are a seasonal customer it is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible (if you haven't already) to let us know if you are returning. The deadline to keep your spot is coming up fast. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and welcome all our new customers.

Bud & Rex