Fishing reel

Port Renfrew

Species: Salmon

Coordinates: 48° 33€² 31€³ N, 124° 23€² 57€³ W

Location: British Columbia

Why we chose it

Chinook; A prime chinook feeding and migratory area

When to fish: Mid-August is best.

Where to fish: Rock piles and surf lines 20 to 60 feet deep.

Tip: Many anglers troll anchovies and flashers, though highliners prefer cutplug herring and a six-ounce mooching weight.

—Gary Cooper, host of Gary Cooper’s Fishing Diary

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