2019 Port Renfrew Reports

Discussion in '2019 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. kingspring

    kingspring Active Member

    Reminds me of a cross border shopping debate.
     
  2. kingspring

    kingspring Active Member

    Soon I will be hogging the reef, ducking banana weights and exercising my ceremonial,traditional and other forms of Canadian First Nation harvesting.

    Might even feed my whiskered brother a spring or two, and give a non descending shallow water black rockfish to the ever present eagle.

    It’s going to be great killing and eating a few slabs.
     
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  3. brutus

    brutus Active Member

    He only use the round ones, they chuck better lol
     
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  4. The Jackel

    The Jackel Well-Known Member

    Hey Kingspring, put a red dot on your forehead, gives me something to aim at :D Was out today, hit and miss, had 10 takes and only landed 3, definitely fish around. I will say one thing and i have heard this from other areas, fish are on average bigger than previous years and strong numbers so far.
     
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  5. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    I thought Chinooks were endangered?
     
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  6. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Just the Fishermen are endangered!
     
  7. brutus

    brutus Active Member

    Only the ones that swim head first in gillnets
     
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  8. ReelSlim

    ReelSlim Crew Member

    Made a shake down run to Nitnat today with the family. Didn’t get there until after nine and didn’t fish long but managed to miss one and landed one around 20lbs. Lots of Grey whales in tight all the way up. Flat water and fun day....even for the wife. Lol
     
  9. dss

    dss Member

    Reelslim saw you go by we were at Logan. Looks good
     
  10. ReelSlim

    ReelSlim Crew Member

    Thanks dss! Looks like you had Logan all to yourself...any fish?
     
  11. seadna

    seadna Well-Known Member

    I fished Swiftsure several times in the past week - Thurs, Friday and Sat. The number of coho on the bank has increased and they are very abundant. The number of kings seems to have decreased and they are a bit harder to come by - especially on Sat and Sun. (Sunday reports from a couple of friends). On Sat. we worked fairly hard at it and only caught 2 chinook. Sunday, 4 very good fishermen I know only caught 2 between them. The black cod are still a bit of a problem. We fed about 3.5 dozen herring to black cod to get our 2 on Sat.
     
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  12. dss

    dss Member

    We picked up a few. Got sealed on a nice one.
     
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  13. fish brain

    fish brain Crew Member

    I'm heading out on the 17th How big are the Coho? I hear the pinks are starting to come in also, up to eight pounds, anyone know if this is true?
     
  14. kingspring

    kingspring Active Member

    Be cautious about what you here!
    8lbs is a very biggish pink for mid July.
    Coho usually are 4 to 8 lbs this time of year.

    Best it’s to go fish and develop your own data bank based on your experiences on the water, like tide, weather,moon, low pressure,birds,depth,structure,current,leaders and stuff.....
     
  15. The Jackel

    The Jackel Well-Known Member

    Hey Kingspring you have the dot painted on your forehead yet, let the games begin Monday, on a side note fishing has been stupid crazy :) Lots of fish stacking in Logan, holding lots of bait.
     
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  16. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Talked to a friend yesterday who just got back from fishing hali .
    His take on Chinook was the bait and fish were holding at Camper and as usual just along the reef was the spot to be.
    Not many boat fishing Springs when he was up.
     
  17. The Jackel

    The Jackel Well-Known Member

    Wow your friend is good, i wish i could say how the beach is when off shore fishing hailbut :)
     
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  18. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Like most Renfrew Fishermen who fish off shore, they make a stop on the Beach on the way in. They did and had a little fun with Springs after getting their two halibut.
    Don't shoot me, I am just the messenger. Will give you a first hand report Tuesday or Wednesday after we get back.
     
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  19. The Jackel

    The Jackel Well-Known Member

    I will see you Monday, what boat are you in
     
  20. fish brain

    fish brain Crew Member

    Thanks for your reply, I am aware of the "usual" size and timing of the runs. That said there were some huge pinks a couple of years ago and there have been mixed reports for Pinks and Coho this year. I fully plan on doing my own fishing, but due to these stupid closures, I have not actually been out fishing, so therefore no personal intel. I ask these questions not for people to divulge their secrets to me, but merely to enhance my level of STOKE and ANTICIPATION to be back on the water doing what I love to do. This is a fishing reports forum, no? It would be nice to know if there is any credence to the rumors, because I like to dream about my up comming trips almost as much as actually going on them.
    Does anyone have any actual reports to help my up my anticipation meter before I go?
     

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