Archive for May, 2010

May 22 Fishing in Port Renfrew news

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

This week has seen some hot salmon fishing, with quick limits up to 25 pounds and the occasional 30 pounder weighed in. The fishing was spread from the Rockpile to Logan Creek.

There was one unsubstantiated report of a lucky angler who caught a 40 pound spring salmon off Nitinat, while jigging for rock fish with a buzz bomb. That’s a pretty nice bycatch…

As of yesterday (Friday), the salmon fishing had slowe

d though, with very few salmon taken. It remains to be seen if the run has passed through, or if it simply a reaction to a low pressure system passing through. Let’s hope it is just a one day blip, for all the folks that have to come to Port Renfrew camping for the weekend.

Halibut caught with Jolly Rogers Fishing Charters, Port Renfrew BC

Halibut fishing remains steady out towards Carmanah, with halibut regularly 30-50 pounds or bigger for those patient enough to wait and with some luck. Jolly Rogers Fishing Charters sent in this photo of some 30 pounders caught last week.

With the busy long weekend, the RCMP have roadblocks up in Renfrew…be careful out there. No drinking and driving! Play safe!

Port Renfrew fishing update May 16

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Dan Burkmar 30 pound salmon, Camper Creek

Reports out of Port Renfrew this weekend are that the fishing is really picking up!

Mike and Dan Burkmar sent in this photo of a 30 pound chinook salmon caught off Camper Creek this weekend … that’s Dan with the Tyee…way to go!

Steve from SeaWind Fishing Charters had 4 days in a row last week.  He said the halibut fishing was slow for a couple of days until they found them, then they couldn’t keep them off.  He caught and released a whole bunch until they got their limit of 30-50 pounders. He also reported very good salmon fishing action between Logan Creek and the Rockpile, lots of scrappy 20-25 pound spring salmon.  His guests from Germany had never seen fishing so good, left with HUGE smiles on their faces.  Unfortunately, they missed the humpback whale show the next day — Steve estimates 30 whales, absolutely incredible.

Vicious Fish Charters....some more happy guests

Des from Vicious Fish Charters had a few good days too, in much the same spots, some fun days for salmon and halibut.

Things are definitely heating up … hopefully a good sign for the summer ahead!

110 pound halibut!

May 13 Port Renfrew Fishing

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Randy from RT Construction with some nice halibut

A couple early season reports from the fishing guides in Port Renfrew.

Kevin McKenna Sport Fishing: out with Randy from RT construction. The rods buckled over at the same time, a double header off Sombrio Beach … and another happy guest! Kevin reports Port Renfrew fishing is really starting to turn on….he hit quite a few spring salmon this morning.

John from HindSight Fishing Charters sent some photos fro the weekend too. Fishing with Lance, MacGregor, and the boys, some nice halibut. John also said the salmon fishing has been good lately too.

As a bonus, the crabbing in San Juan harbour is reported to be absolutely incredible … worth the visit just for that!

HindSight Fishing brings in some nice halibut

Springtime fishing with Hindsight Charters

May 8 Port Renfrew Fishing Report

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Fishing around Port Renfrew continues to be steady for salmon, halibut, and crab … though early season weather remains a problem at times.  Have to get your fishing in around the gales.

Here’s a photo of Kevin at McKenna Sport Fishing with a couple of nice halibut.

Des from Vicious Fish Charters caught an 80 pound halibut and several more in the 40 to 50 pound range.  He also caught Chinook salmon up to 20 pounds and a variety of bottom fish.

Steve from SeaWind Fishing Charters got in a nice day’s fishing in Port Renfrew last week, for both weather and fishing fun.  His guests landed 3 halibut around 40lbs and hooked something big that broke off … the one that got away!   He also reported some excellent lingcod 10-20lbs and a bonus of two traps full of rock hard dungeness crabs.

Time to get out there for some early season west coast Vancouver Island fishing…good luck!