Sounds like you guys are doing okay down your way lots of fish stacked up around Ukee right now you will probably start to get some of them passing through in the next week or so. For soft biters make sure your hooks are sharp and run a trailing hook and the hook up ratio will drastically improve. Last year along the beach for us was like that started running a trailing hook and it made a huge difference. Haven't fished out of Renfrew for years used to quite a bit as a kid with the fam, cut plug and a banana weight tight to the shoreline at campers for nice size chins and 10 minutes straight out from the can pink squirts and quick troll used to sleigh the pinks lol. We ran a 16 double eagle and a 17 whaler back in the day with no problem and used to fish Bamfield and Nit Nat gap in a 12 ft aluminum with a 9.9 no problem a 16 ft no problem it's a short run. Make sure you have a compass and chart at least as the fog rolls into Renfrew. We use to run out past the can with no electronics and just head NE on the compass to get to the mouth the red can noise also helps. Good luck have many good memories out there.