Port Renfrew fishing continues to be excellent.
The FishingPortRenfrew crew made its way west for a day out around Carmanah, lots of fun to be had. Chinook salmon around 15 pounds, hatchery coho around 8 pounds, chicken halibut up to 20 pounds…good times!
Kelly from Last Chance Fishing Charters reports: “Renfrew is “Good” right now, with plenty of halibut in the usual places off Carmanah/Nitinat, with quick limits for myself. A 170+ pounder came in yesterday, followed by 1 130. Dogfish are beginning to come in but you only go through about 4 an hour. Salmon fishing was hot all day off of Nitinat for 15+ pound clones with the odd one, Anchovie was hot for me, trolled DAMN FAST to keep away from the bass.”
And a great fishing story from Steve at Seawind Fishing Charters: he is fishing for halibut, drops a $1,000 rod and reel combo into the ocean … bad day. So next day he heads back to the same spot and is fishing with guests. They get into a school of dog fish, and all three lines are completely tangled in a rat’s nest. He cuts the lines, but sees on trailing into the ocean — he hand lines it up, and there’s his rod and reel back! Even better, it is still rigged up with the tackle. So, since the other 3 rods are all inoperable, he puts on a piece of bait and puts it back down. While retying the other lines, BAM….the rod tip starts going crazy. When they get the halibut to the surface, it’s a 170 pound monster, Seawind’s biggest of the year so far. How’s that for a lucky day!
The next day, Steve leaves the pack at Logan Creek to do some exploring, and heads west to his own little solo spot. His guests catch 9 springs 20-28 pounds. It goes to show you, fishing requires some exploration and trying out new things … it’s a big ocean out there, go find them!
It’s fishing time, head out to Port Renfrew and get into Vancouver Island fishing at its finest.