A day coho fishing with Jolly Rogers Fishing Charters in Port Renfrew in early October. A fun day, largest coho 17 pounds, a mix of hatchery and wild salmon.
Port Renfrew’s fishing is winding down for the season. The Port Renfrew Marina is closed for winter, though the boat ramp at Butch’s by the Pacheedaht Reserve is still useable. However, the salmon fishing is still quite good, with nice size coho being caught from the San Juan River out to the Can Buoy in the harbour mouth.
There’s still halibut out there too, though it’s reported to be hit and miss, some days good, some slow (like usual!).
The weather has generally been pretty nice too, not too windy, no fog, and some sunshine. A fun time of year to fish, if you can get your boat out there and can dodge the storms.