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July 16, 2011 Port Renfrew Fishing Report

Marty Chomik, 1st Tyee Salmon

“Wow just when you think fishing can’t get any better it did! Unreal Unreal Unreal”.  That Facebook post from Trevor of “No Bananas Fishing Charters” about says it all.  He adds “I didn’t think the fishing could get any better then today happened lol! 7 miles of Spring salmon non-stop all morning and the average size was up in the mid 20′s range. Left the river at 6am back at the dock tied up at noon with 10 springs all over 20 as well as many let go and 5 chicken halibut. Flat calm water as well. Got all our fish on 7 inch plugs and apex lures down anywhere from 100ft to 220ft.”

Pictured from earlier this week is Marty Chomik with a Swiftsure Bank Chinook, his first tyee (30 pounder)!

Tim Street, 36 pound Chinook salmon

Also pictured is Tim Street with a 36 pound beauty, caught off Camper Creek.  They were fishing “Renfrew style” with a broken Scotty manual downrigger tied down with string.  But it worked beautifully, and nothing was stopping them … overcast day with no wind, calm seas and a feeling of big fish.  They caught this salmon with a Green & Gold Flasher with anchovy 28 ft down in 60 ft of water by the waterfall just before the beach at Camper.  A 30 min fight with lots of power on a shimano mooching reel and berkley roughneck rod with 12 lb test line.   Also caught and released other chinook and coho over that day and next.

Needless to say – if you have the ability to get out to Port Renfrew, now’s the time to do it.  This is the best fishing in years – if you love fishing, you owe it to yourself to experience Swiftsure Bank at its peak.   The only negative being that old expression … how will you go back to fishing the old trout pond back home once you’ve seen just how good it can get.

Good luck out there!

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