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May 22 Fishing in Port Renfrew news

This week has seen some hot salmon fishing, with quick limits up to 25 pounds and the occasional 30 pounder weighed in. The fishing was spread from the Rockpile to Logan Creek.

There was one unsubstantiated report of a lucky angler who caught a 40 pound spring salmon off Nitinat, while jigging for rock fish with a buzz bomb. That’s a pretty nice bycatch…

As of yesterday (Friday), the salmon fishing had slowe

d though, with very few salmon taken. It remains to be seen if the run has passed through, or if it simply a reaction to a low pressure system passing through. Let’s hope it is just a one day blip, for all the folks that have to come to Port Renfrew camping for the weekend.

Halibut caught with Jolly Rogers Fishing Charters, Port Renfrew BC

Halibut fishing remains steady out towards Carmanah, with halibut regularly 30-50 pounds or bigger for those patient enough to wait and with some luck. Jolly Rogers Fishing Charters sent in this photo of some 30 pounders caught last week.

With the busy long weekend, the RCMP have roadblocks up in Renfrew…be careful out there. No drinking and driving! Play safe!

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