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Well i finally had a successful charter experience. After being skunked with the last 5 charters i've been to(most of them in sunshine coast that's probably why), i went out with Kelly of www.lastchancefishingadventures.com on friday and it was a blast. 5 of us left the dock at 5am, went out for some salmon. Got one pretty quickly but as we just saw the head, my reel went nuts. Turned out to be a hungry seal. Seeing that the other boats didn't really get anything, we headed out to swiftsure. Once we got there, action immediately began. Started out with 2 lings, then the hali's came. With the help of a "magic carpet", we ended up with 4 lings and 12 hali's all in about 2 hours of time. Standard sized hali's ranging from about 10-25lbs with majority leaning towards 15lbs. Went for some salmon again at the beach but got skunked. Apparently the place turned on just as we left as it was time to go home. Went to get our crab traps and got 10 nice keepers. 1 got away as we pulled the trap up. Pulled in the marina where Kelly spent another hour or so fileting our catch. Fish and chips for a year! Anyways we'd just like to thank Kelly for the wonderful time and we will be back! Maybe even later this summer for some coho fun.
 

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Bobu,

Great to hear.

My last trip to PR was good too, except they have a thief there with a 40' skiff that likes to steal crab traps, I know because I caught him red handed with my trap and bouy. I made the mistake and confronted him on the water , then he chased me back threw the creek back to the marina , trying to swamp my boat .........but I was just a bit to fast for him .

So just a heads up when your out there placing your crab traps .......... WATCH OUT FOR THE OLD FART IN THE 40' SKIFF :pissed:

Cape R
Great place for fishing and really nice people at the marina .................highly recommend it to anyone and like Bobu made note... excellent guides
 

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cape resilient said:
Bobu,

Great to hear.

My last trip to PR was good too, except they have a thief there with a 40' skiff that likes to steal crab traps, I know because I caught him red handed with my trap and bouy. I made the mistake and confronted him on the water , then he chased me back threw the creek back to the marina , trying to swamp my boat .........but I was just a bit to fast for him .

So just a heads up when your out there placing your crab traps .......... WATCH OUT FOR THE OLD FART IN THE 40' SKIFF :pissed:

Cape R
Great place for fishing and really nice people at the marina .................highly recommend it to anyone and like Bobu made note... excellent guides
Did you get your trap back
hopefully you reported the OLD fart


If it was me I'd never run from a THIEF
Lost too many traps SS one @ that :pissed: :pissed:
 

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Nope didn't get my trap or buoy back (which I saw on his boat deck) :pissed:

And had no choice but to run, I had a small boat and I knew he was going to ram me with that 40' skiff (was about 5 miles off shore). when we got to marina he made motion he had a gun ........ o well its over now.

Just be carefull

Cape R
Ps Did report him to the marina, they said they would talk to him and "don't bother him he's a crazy old fart" ....... never went back and never heard anything
 

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I wouldn't let it die that easy. You should have immediately gotten on the radio and reported him to the coast guard, if he was trying to run you down. Once on land, I would have taken his numbers and reported him to the coast guard and the police for theft and unsafe operation of a vessel. If there was no resolution from following the proper procedures, and you did not get your gear back, then other methods need to be addressed. A photo of the offenders boat should be posted on the forums and at the local marina, so people kmow who these thieving Bassturds are.

I personally would have dealt with this much more harshly. Letting thieves on the water get away with this kind of stuff only encourages theft of larger and more valuable items. If I knew his boat location and he'd crossed me, he'd be looking for a good salvage oufit. Just kidding of course.
 

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I agree Bigguy !

I have been told ; The locals have towed his boat several times , 4 or 5 miles off shore and let it adrift but he always gets it back.

JUST A HEADS UP IF YOU GO TO PORT RENFREW WATCH OUT FOR THE OLD FART WITH A 40' ALUMINUM SKIFF, USUALLY JUST OUTSIDE THE RIVER IN THE BAY , SETTING AND PULLING CRAB TRAPS !!!


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TheBigGuy said:
I wouldn't let it die that easy. You should have immediately gotten on the radio and reported him to the coast guard, if he was trying to run you down. Once on land, I would have taken his numbers and reported him to the coast guard and the police for theft and unsafe operation of a vessel. If there was no resolution from following the proper procedures, and you did not get your gear back, then other methods need to be addressed. A photo of the offenders boat should be posted on the forums and at the local marina, so people kmow who these thieving Bassturds are.

I personally would have dealt with this much more harshly. Letting thieves on the water get away with this kind of stuff only encourages theft of larger and more valuable items. If I knew his boat location and he'd crossed me, he'd be looking for a good salvage oufit. Just kidding of course.
I AGREE
 

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I am planning a trip back the last week of August any tips would be appreciated. I have an 18ft center consol with a 115 merc on it. I was there weeks ago had a few days of bad weather took a few days to figure things out. Tryed fishing without a downrigger with herring that did not work. Put the downrigger on the boat and caught a few but not like the locals. I liked it so much I am planning on going back Aug 28th. Any help from you guys out there would help .What to use for coho? Will I still be able to crab? Halibut? Springs
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I would have been on the radio so fast to Coast Guard with numbers and such...If they are having a good day they will call the appropriate people for you...When they make the contacts for you it seems to carry more weight,esspecially if it comes over the VHF from someone on the water at the scene.
But, if the peckerbrain is acting that irratically offshore I would be a bit conserned with my safety first,glad all survived..
But, I seldom get real mad at people, but ,always get even(legally)!!That would include talking to the proper authorities who deal with that sheeit and not taking "no" for an answer...
Thats very dangerous and someone is going to get hurt if he continues..
 

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Hi Boster,
I am heading to Renfrew the second week of August myself. Fishing has been great in mid August, for past 4 years anyways. Here is how we have fished (usually get limit each day). Use downrigger (40 - 80 feet down), 8-10 lb ball weight, line has flasher with whole anchovy for bait. Anchovy is thawed yet slightly firm (keep cold in cooler for day). Put anchovy in green jig head with toothpick to hold in place, hook in side of anchovy with slight bend in anchovy body. Put line in water and look for nice slow roll of bait. Trolling speed is important, you can usually judge by other boats around you. Other variations = current, weather, depth of fishing, location of feed that day, distance off shore, direction, time of day, time related to tides (best is usually and hour or two before and after tide change - high tide best).
Some locations = East point - across San Juan Bay from Owen Point and either Camper's (beach area) or Cullite creek ( a few miles North of Owen point).You will be fishing about 3/4 mile to 2 mile off shore. Look for the boats and you will know that you are there.

Coho, I have not fished for in years, so I can't help much there. I do know that they are further off shore and deeper down.

Crab will be there, yet due to large number of traps, not as good as years ago.

Halibut - best location = Shiftsure Banks. About an hour or more from Owen Point, out in middle of Ocean. Usually I see 15- 25 lbs on average caught out there.
Good luck when you head back there and hope that this helps a little.

PS - you can also get to Renfrew by driving from Nanaimo and through Mesachie Lake and then to Renfrew. Most of the gravel road is now paved. You only save about 15 km of driving, yet it is less crowed of a road.



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Hi Boster,

I was thinking about my previous response and should have called the piece of plastic holding the anchovy a "teaser head" rather than a "jig head". The teaser head also has a sticker on it that looks like a anchovy head.

I have been going to Renfrew for many years in the summer and have pulled many of our crab traps only to find them empty with the bait gone. We have never caught anyone pulling them yet but we are sure that someone must have. We have found that the traps set further in the bay (towards Owen point) have been less likely to have been robbed. I would also report to Coast Guard and Police anyone I found robbing traps.
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