2019 Port Renfrew Reports

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

  1. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Want to make sure you go after the right boat?? :p
     
  2. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    I know someone that was there last week and was pretty disappointed. They got 3 salmon in 3 days with a guide and then the guide poached a bunch of halibut besides their possession limit of chickens
     
  3. fish brain

    fish brain Crew Member

     
  4. fish brain

    fish brain Crew Member

    Ouch! that's a bit of a grind, were the salmon on the beach or out at the bank?
    Poaching helps no one. Did they report the guide?
     
  5. chinnok

    chinnok Active Member

    A couple years ago I heard first hand of a guide in Renfrew keeping oversize halibut for his guests. He cleaned it on board and hid it away. You would think he would have more respect for his industry.
     
  6. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    There’s a couple where I fish out of that do that too.
    That’s what happens when there’s not enough enforcement effort
     
  7. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Who is planning to fish Chinook at Renfrew next week?
    Some will no doubt be temped to put a couple 20 pounders under the seat and take their chances.
    Not us, we cancelled our plans for all of July at Renfrew.
     
  8. expertfisher780

    expertfisher780 Active Member

    I was looking forward to going with my boat for the first time and enjoy the Kin derby but its a large expense for me being on disability and to only catch an 80 cm spring its not economical for me to travel there. My daughter was looking forward to the camping trip and getting to catch some big fish. Truly saddened about the whole thing.
     
  9. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    The Jackel said:
    I will see you Monday, what boat are you in
    :rolleyes:

    I'm the old guy with the beard.
    We have been Fishing Renfrew from time to time since about 1970
    Regularly since about 2000.
    Starting cut plugging with my dad in Cowichan Bay around 1960.
    Give you a little info on me.
    Fished since I was a wee little guy with my dad. Very few areas on VI I have not fished.
    Head Guide at Painters Lodge back then, asked if I would guide for him.
    He said we were the first cut plugger to fish the area ever.
    When did you learn to cut plug..or power mooching as we called it.
    Back them the guys would just drift in Cowichan Bay.
    I hear you are pretty good at it
     
  10. ReelSlim

    ReelSlim Crew Member

    I will be there on Tuesday for 5 weeks. You can still run up to Bonilla and beyond with no restrictions. Definitely a brutal decision. We have a place there but probably wouldn’t make the effort to go until it’s open either If it was costly or a big hassle.
     
  11. kingspring

    kingspring Active Member

    I don’t, except for Bamfield which has been producing nice fish.
    There are some recent previous posts that say springs from Camper to Logan!
    Chase pinks and coho straight out and a bit west from camper or Logan
    Tide lines and search in the 450 to 650 foot zones.

    Or find the Jackel and dog him. Where a black hockey helmet with a red dot !!

    Good luck.
     
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  12. kingspring

    kingspring Active Member

    I am not up on slot limit for Rennie, what is the deal??

    Thanks
     
  13. brutus

    brutus Active Member

    So whats the deal with the new slot limit now?? Could not find anything as far as what and where
     
  14. If it opens on July 15 there is a slot limit
     
  15. brutus

    brutus Active Member

    No final anouncememt yet???
     
  16. kingspring

    kingspring Active Member

    Announced 18 hrs ago, entire coast, 80cm slot.

    A show by DFO apparently to protect Chinook affected by the slide??!!

    Wilky behaves like a toddler with poo in his diaper, but won’t tell anyone.
     
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  17. ReelSlim

    ReelSlim Crew Member

    I thought it only applied to the areas that were previously closed and that were supposed to open on July 15th? Aren't the existing open areas past Bonilla still open like before?
     
  18. The Jackel

    The Jackel Well-Known Member

    Old guy with a beard, well we could be twins. First started motor mooching in active pass with live bait, now that was a blast. I have good days and bad days just like everyone else, but i must admit i love the challenge of mooching as it is just a piece of bait and how you cut it and hook it up is all on you, no flash and dash like fishing hardware, but to each his own. Good luck when you come out. Just watch out for Kingspring he likes to run guys up on the reefs for shits and giggles :rolleyes:
     
  19. brutus

    brutus Active Member

    Look like all the big fish you catch are going to have to be release, people fishing beside you are going to duck for cover lead will be flying lol
     
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  20. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Who doesn't? :D
     
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