Port Renfrew Marina Report July 12/13

For Port Renfrew Marina and the town of Port Renfrew has just gone through a very windy, cold and rough week. Salmon fishing on the beach was uncomfortable at best and the bank was unfishable. Today, Friday has seen the first calm day in the past 3 or 4 so hopefully the worst has passed. The beach, while not on fire, has given up spme nice springs with some reports of very big fish (in the 30's and a couple in the 40's) being hooked, some brought in, some lost. All the fishermen we have coming in had nice catches with quite a lot of them being in the high 20's. Logan Creek seems a bit better than the other popular spots. East Point in the early morning is producing some good fish. Coho come and go and can put a serious dent in your bait supply. Farther offshore there are lots of Coho and pinks. Hoochies, coho killers and spoons with single hooks make for an easier release.

When the "chicken ranch" has been accessible weather wise it is still very good for springs, coho and halibut. Great morning high slack tides are coming for next week so Chinook fishing should be very good.

Notable Catches:

  • Manny Gavilan   42
  • Grant Hilliard   30
  • Huck Finn  36

Important Notice: Coming up soon is the annual Davey Derby on July 26th to the 28th. This is a three day derby with so many prizes it staggers the mind. Tickets are now on sale at the marina and are $50.00 a rod, accepting cash only. Hope you can find the time to come and support this derby for all it's good causes and have a great time too! For mor info go to www.daveyderby.ca  PLEASE, remember we are a cash business, please try and remember to bring cash with you.

Important Notice:  Coming up about 5 weeks later is the 16th annual Port Renfrew Marina Labor Day derby on Aug.31 and Sept.1st.  This derby's proceeds go to the local San Juan Hatchery who without the funds from the derby would be struggling very much to keep things viable. They have not has a fund increase from the government since 1992. If you would like to donate to the derby please come by the office and let us know or if you know of a business that might be willing. The donations are a big part of what makes a derby so successful.

Another Important Notice: Port Renfrew Marina will be having our annual Coho "Winner Take All" derby. The date has been decided so book your time off for October 5th and 6th. As some of you may know there is only one winner in this derby and he takes home the cash. The tickets are $25.00 a rod and $5.00 of each ticket goes to the San Juan Hatchery.

Note: Come and check out some new hoochies the marina has got in and see some of our reduced items. Thanks to the people who brought us some loonies and toonies for the office. We are always running short. Anyone who has a surplus we will gladly buy them off you.

Bud & Rex