Dan Harvey from Pacific Sportsfishing Charters sent in these photos of recent catches. He reports the fishing has been excellent. Plenty of Pelagic Chinooks from 12 to 25lbs (average size 14 to 18lbs). Coho are thick right across Swiftsure Bank, lots of wildlife: krill, herring, birds and whales. No fog and the weather has been great! .
Port Renfrew Marina also reports Swiftsure Bank has been on fire”Easy limit catches he “chicken ranch” and “salmon bumps”, down deep 160 feet on green hootchies. Smooth seas have allowed even the smaller boats to get out there and enjoy the fishery. Hatchery coho are everywhere, though small in the 3 to 6 pound range they make for a great meal. Halibut has been a little hot and cold. Limit catches of 1 a day and spotty the next.” They add that the crabbing in San Juan harbour is fantastic … “unreal”.
Get out to Port Renfrew this Canada Day weekend and get in on the fun!