August 18, Port Renfrew Fishing Report
Port Renfrew fishing is reported as pretty good in the past week. Some days hotter than others, but with decent fish caught most days. Port Renfrew continues to be the best fishing spot in Southern Vancouver Island.
Out at Swiftsure Bank, Jolly Rogers reports it continues to be as hot as ever for halibut, with most boats getting their limit of 10-25 pound halibut quickly. The good news is there is lots of decent-sized coho out there, and you can't beat that for sporting fun.
Closer to Port Renfrew, the inshore spots continue to tease and deliver, with the bite time and location varying from day to day. No Bananas reports a couple of good days in the last week (from the sportfishingbc forum): "fishing was good again today with the hot spots being east point or logan. There was an all day bite with some big fish. Biggest being 45 caught by the banana boat 41 ft off logan creek. [a few days later] Renny remains very good,the morning bite is decent until the huge ebb current kicks in then it is hot and heavy when the afternoon flood starts up. Most boats are limiting on that tide. There are still some big ones around, the banana boat got a 46 on Sat". Two salmon over 40 pounds in a week...those are some happy guests, going home with some big fish and bigger fishing stories.
For gear, Port Renfrew Marina reports "Anchovies are still the first choice with some fisherman preferring the clear, glow green or red/gold teaser heads."
Get out there, we're in prime time, and that dream fish is waiting for you...