Summer has been fantastic out here in Port Renfrew. Every day we’ve managed to find some salmon and halibut, in particular out at Swiftsure Bank. Jolly Rogers’ guests have all had a great time. Below are some photos showing the fun.
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We are booked up for all of August, but there’s some spots available in September … and the fishing can be fantastic then, especially when the coho are running. Send us a message or call 1-866-623-5646
Come on out to Port Renfrew and make your fishing dreams a reality!
Jolly Rogers has been fishing up a storm this July,with lots of fish across the gunnels and big smiles. Here’s Brian, Cam, Courteny, and Zack from Calgary after a lucky
fishing day at Swiftsure Bank.
The fishing for spring salmon (chinook, kings) has been steady, as well as chicken halibut on the Bank. As well, the coho are in thick this year — small bbq size ones for now, but hopefully they will be fattening up over the summer. These aggressive feeders will attack anything, lots of fun out there.
Our new berth at Pacific Gateway Marina has been working out well, with a more convenient location for guests and a shorter run to the fishing grounds.
Jolly Rogers has set up a Facebook page … we will be posting photos and reports from the water, so click “Like” to follow the site.
The salmon have arrived, the halibut are biting, and Port Renfrew crabbing is as good as ever. For 2012, we have changed our Port Renfrew fishing location — the Jolly Rogers is now moored at Wild Coast Cottages Marina. This will be a more convenient location right in town. It will be a shorter run to the fishing grounds and that means getting into the fish sooner! Good times ahead…come on out to Port Renfrew and get in on the fun!
The Port Renfrew fishing seasons starts very soon. Early indicators from test fisheries in Northern Vancouver Island are quite positive, it looks like a good season ahead for chinook salmon. A few boats have been out already, and it seems the halibut fishing around Port Renfrew is going strong too. And as usual, the crabbing is spectacular.
April’s here and that means another Port Renfrew fishing season is just around the corner. Spring has sprung slowly on the west coast of Vancouver Island this year, but we’re starting to see the sun show up some days, the weather getting a little warmer, and the ocean calming down a bit. Time to get out there and chase some fish!
Jolly Rogers is excited for another excellent year’s halibut and salmon fishing. So many good times last year, and more to come this year. Can’t wait to get out there!
Here’s a fun one from a few years ago … double header off “the Beach” in Port Renfrew. Super fun! Email John or call (1-866-623-5646) to set up your Port Renfrew fishing adventure … the prime times are filling up fast.
Hello to friends of Jolly Rogers Fishing around the world!
I heard an announcement today that the 2012 halibut season will be opening up on March 1st, and it got me thinking of the good times out there in the past seasons and, more importantly, the good times anticipated for the season ahead!
The Jolly Rogers is getting her winter once-over and will be primed for action come Springtime …. and that’s not very far away now at all.
Here’s the waters off Port Renfrew and Swiftsure Bank can deliver as much salmon and halibut fishing fun as they did in 2011.
To whet your appetite for the upcoming Vancouver Island fishing action … below is a re-post of a video we made a few years ago, “a day in the life”, highlighting what you can expect on a typical Jolly Rogers day. (with the very fitting Primus song “I want to be a Fisherman”)
Not much to report on the Port Renfrew fishing front, on these stormy winter days. The crabs, salmon, and halibut are resting and feeding, fattening up for when we get back out there in Spring.
The Jolly Rogers is out of the water, getting all the TLC she needs to be ready for the 2012 season. My only Christmas wish this year is that we have a fishing season that is even close to what we saw in 2011 — the salmon and halibut fishing were just epic for most of July and August. Hopefully Santa delivers the same level of fun in 2012!
Summer 2012 is already more than half booked, so contact me to reserve your spot if you want to get out there in prime time.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday season, hope to see you on the water soon!
Steve Hilliar and friends with a whole bunch of fish
Fishing on Swiftsure Bank this month has been fantastic. Typically the Chinook salmon have been biting in the mornings and then halibut after. Pictured at left is Steve Hilliar from Washington State, who fished with his son, grandson and friend Kurt and had excellent luck with salmon and finished the day with some chicken-sized halibut.
Below is Craig Adamson with a memorable Chinook. Which is bigger, the salmon or the smile?
Salmon fishing should remain good through September, so come on up to Port Renfrew for your fishing adventure!
The fishing out of Port Renfrew right now is nothing short of unbelievable, everyone is talking about how it really can’t be any better.
Spring (chinook) salmon to 30 pounds on Swiftsure Bank, along with nice halibut to 40 pounds. Plus, plenty of smaller coho around for playing around with too. Weather has been cool, but some days with beautifully calm seas.
Sean Morris and 9 friends were out from Seymour Arm and experienced 4 days of unforgettable fishing.
Roy Gansby and friends
Ray Gansby and his family from Manitoba also enjoyed a superb fishing adventures and are returning home with a good catch of halibut and salmon.
Time to get out to Port Renfrew and experience the fun for yourself!
Fishing is very good in Port Renfrew these days. The spring salmon are on the Swiftsure Bank, fishing deep, with plenty of nice fat chinooks in the teens and into the low 20 pound range. A few coho have started showing up too, so that’s lots of fun too.
The halibut fishing is steady too. We are catching them drifting out at the Bank and also some bigger ones anchored up closer to shore.
Here’s a video of Jerry from Minnesota having a fun day chasing some salmon and halibut earlier this month.
Good times! Get out to Port Renfrew and get in on the fun.