I want to thank all my returning clients, new fishing quests, friends and family for another fantastic fishing season with “Pacific Sport Fishing Charters’ at Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. It was great to see some familair faces, and everyone jacked about the fantastic fishing we were having again at Port Renfrew.
June (January) was a cold month to start the season, but the early Salmon and Halibut kept everyone warm crank’n on fish. There was a heathly mix of both wild and hatchery chinook …12 to 20+ lbs migrating down the west side of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Our famous early Port Renfrew Halibut fishing around our inshore waters was excellent throughout the spring, which provided everyone the chance to crank on some quality flat fish. Our typical summer weather finally flipped to the North West, with flat calm and sunny weather. We had an unbelieveable summer of great weather that lasted until mid Oct. The perfect weather provided flat calm conditions for traveling off shore to Swiftsure Bank and fishing for pelagic chinook and our famous halibut…not to mention the coho that were spotted in every direction.
July Aug & Sept...continued to be excellent for weather and fishing! The early morning beach fishing for Chinook was excellent, with some 15 fish mornings/days. There was not alot of jumbo’s caught this season, but there was plenty of fish and action to go around for everyone! That seemed to be the report from everyone up and down the entire West Coast this season, from the Queen Charlottes Islands (Haida Gwaii) to Pudget Sound in US waters. Pretty hard to beat consistant fishing action all season!
Everyone that was lucky enough to be fishing on Swiftsure Bank had sore arms at the end of day…fish were smash’n small Coyote or Titan spoons and hoochies. It’s funny how some seasons you focus on large Tomic spoons and plugs in the regular colors…this season for me it was small 3.5″ spoons with short leaders that really pissed off the fish, and made for some great battles at the end of your line! What can I say…It was a great season!
If you are interested in a quaranteed fishing adventure of a lifetime…call me, Dan Harvey at “Pacific Sport Fishing Charters” 1-250-954-3997 and I will be happy to anwser any of your questions and help you set up a fishing adventure. I offer “Spring Specials” which is a fantastic time to be fishing on the West Coast for Salmon and Halibut with family and friends.
Please see my website www.pacificsportfishing.ca for details and some great pictures from the 2012 season!