Archive for June, 2011

June 29 Port Renfrew fishing update

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Excellent fishing reported in Port Renfrew this past week.   Port Renfrew Marina reports that Camper Creek has been the hotspot for big springs, with 8 “tyees” above 30 pounds caught in the past week.

Halibut fishing has been good off Carmanah and out on Swiftsure Bank.  Lots of coho around on the bank, though smaller — bring your light tackle and have some fun!

Trevor from No Bananas Fishing Charters reported a good day “Fishing in Renny was decent today. Fished springs off Logan for a few hours first thing and hit 3 springs largest was high 20′s also caught lots of coho all4-6lbs, funny thing was every one was a hatchery. Moved down to Bonilla and set the anchor for halibut in 90ft of water and it was boiling with coho — 5 hours of straight coho on the suface so we jigged them up all day while we picked up the odd haly.  Out of about 30 coho’s we had at the side of the boat, every one was a hatchery fish.  The boys that were out at the bank had a good day with limits of springs and haly in short order. Lots of 20 pound plus springs offshore as well as a 40 out there also.  Still tons of crabs. I’d say it’s good fishing on the beach and excellent offshore!”

That sounds like it is worth getting out there for a fish!

Here’s a video of a fishing trip with Blair from Swell Time Charters last week … good times!

June 23 Port Renfrew Fishing Update

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

A few reports to pass along from the fishing charter folks in Port Renfrew — the last week has been pretty good fishing!

Blair from Swell Time Charters has had some good luck lately.  Here’s a photo of a happy crew from a Swiftsure Bank fishing mission, with their limit of spring salmon and halibut.  The chinooks were pretty steady, in the teens and low 20s.   The halibut were caught on the drift at the Chicken Ranch … with reports of larger halibut on other days caught while at anchor on the north side of the Swiftsure closure.

John from HindSight Charters had a nice report from a happy guest “Big thanks to John and Quinn for the 3 days (one day until sunset ) from the guys at Tunkwa Lake. Fantastic guys who made the best out of each day to find fish from the beach to the ranch, reading tides, current, bait fish, weather and the best part is the way the guides out of Port Renfew work together as a team! Great accommodations next to the beach.  One should see John move to a pulsating rod, WOW, also the half eaten sandwiches all over the place when the bite was on Saturday on the ranch, lol.  A 55 lb chicken and a 33lb Spring sure can smoke a reel! Thank You Port Renfew”

Dan from Pacific Sportsfishing has also been catching a bunch of salmon and halibut on “Knuckle Buster”.

Finally, here’s a youtube video of a Jolly Rogers Fishing expedition for halibut and salmon in early June

Good times to be had in Port Renfrew, come on out and have some fun.

June Port Renfrew Fishing Report

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Kelly & friends, from SK, with 1st ever salmon and halibut

Along with the nice weather, has come some nice fishing — some great reports coming out of Port Renfrew this weekend.

Jolly Rogers Fishing Charters had several good days in a row, reporting Chinook salmon up to 25 pounds on Swiftsure Bank, plus halibut up to 80 pounds, with several in the 50s.

Vicious Fish Charters also reports the Bank producing nice salmon and halibut, and also caught some nice Chinook salmon at Camper Creek.

Time to get out to Port Renfrew for some excellent west coast Vancouver Island fishing adventures.

[on another note.... Port Renfrew managed to come in 5th for WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town Challenge....not as good a result as hoped, but still pretty good for a little west coast village.  The town won a $1,000 prize from Bell Canada, which will probably help out with salmon enhancement....every little bit counts]