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Chinook Fishing Is In Full Swing!

Well since our last email about the hot chinook fishing we have had some great days out on the water at Thrasher and at Nanaimo as the runs of chinook salmon are now pouring into this area!  This fishery is now in full swing, and as we enter the month of June things will continue to fish well for the next 4-5 weeks. The crabbing has also been excellent with lots of big Dungeness crab in the traps after a productive day of chinook fishing!  Most of the fish we have been catching this last week have been in the mid to high teens, but there have been some fish in the 20 pound class, and even a few close to to 30 pounds!   As…

Pacific Angler Hawaii Report: Bonefishing on Oahu

Honolulu is known for epic surfing, Pearl Harbour, shaved ice and bad traffic, but for those who love warm water fishing it is known as one of the most challenging big bonefish destinations in the world. For years I have heard stories of anglers fishing Hawaii and at first I didn’t put much stock in the hype. This changed when I began to notice that all the experts I talked to got a haunted look in their eyes whenever I brought up bonefishing in Hawaii. This winter when my wife and I decided to vacation on the island I knew that I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see what that haunted look was all about. What I found blew my expectations out of the…

Friday Fishing Report: April 11th, 2014

Outlook With the past little while showing us some nice (and welcomed) weather, fishing has started to pick up across the board- in both the fresh and saltwater. With the action on local lakes continuing to be good, rivers being rewarding, and the ocean being kind, one can only expect it to get better over time. For those looking for salmon, the expectations over the next little while is that the Hump should start to pick up and produce, as well as keeping in mind that the crabbing and prawning has continued to be excellent. For the anglers who are sticking it out on land, efforts should be focused on local lakes, rivers, and bodies of water that are icing off in attempts to target…

Friday Fishing Report: April 4th, 2014

OUTLOOK:                                             Over the last week or so the lower mainland has seen the fish and fishing activity increasing. From the stocking of local lakes to the quest for wild steelhead, anglers alike are getting outside to take advantage of this spring weather that has finally started to show up. With the forecast calling for drizzle and showers over the weekend, we can expect to see the rivers come up a little bit- but not by much. This drizzle and rain is expected to be followed by sunnier days and increasing temperatures over the next week. Hopefully this rain will move some fish around and the warmer weather will make them active. On the ocean, reports have been coming in of increased numbers of Chinook,…

Friday Fishing Report: March 28th, 2014

Outlook: Where are the cutties?  Anyone seen some?  Should we put in a “missing trout” report?  We have heard reports from the valley of great hatches of stoneflies and fry showing up but water levels have not been cooperating and the bi-product of that is few cutties have been seen and caught. We hope this recent rain and the upcoming forecast will truly start this phenomenal local fishery that is ideally suited for the angler who gets that rush from stalking a fish, silently picking your spot to cast and softly landing the line on the water with an epoxy minnow, leading the cuttie then twitching your minnow pattern your fingers themselves nervously awaiting that rush of the cuttie spotting your pattern and making a…

Pacific Angler’s Featured Spring Raft Trip!

SQUAMISH DRIFT – SPRING 2014! Each year we wait in anticipation for the month of April. This is the month that we drift the Squamish River with the expectation of catching a chrome steelhead and feisty bulltrout or rainbow’s feeding on fry. The Squamish is a magical river flanked by snow capped mountains and glistening glaciers with mountain goats gazing down from the cliffs above. As it drains the Squamish and Elaho Valley it forms numerous runs and pools that are ideally suited to fly fishing but equally exciting if you prefer tossing spinners or float fishing! Join the Pacific Angler Guides as they man the oars of the raft and guide you in search for bull trout, Dolly Varden, rainbow and the elusive but…

Friday Fishing Report: February 14th, 2014

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!! Ladies and gentleman, today is the day you can earn brownie pts with your partner to be used for negotiating more days on the water so don’t drop the ball!! Outlook: The weather is trending warmer this coming weekend and into next week.  Temperatures that were below freezing in the GVRD are now looking at a high of 8-10deg and low’s of around 3.  Up in Squamish the warming trend continues there along with 15-20mm of rain each day in the forecast.  Highs of 5 and lows of 1-2deg means that with the rain the water levels have a chance to come up and in turn, the fish can move around and continue to feed. Friday and Saturday are not looking promising…

Friday Fishing Report: Jan 17th, 2014

Outlook: The weather coming up is good to amazing!  When I went online to check the forecast I did a “double-take” as I was not used to seeing so many days with little sun icon as the main icon! More fish have been pushing in to your local favorite rivers so get out there and get a tight line! If you are heading out onto the salt chasing winter chinook, prawning and crabbing you will also be treated to some great weather.  As always with the ocean, check the Strait of Georgia Marine Forecast before you go as those conditions can change quickly. Retail Highlights With the steelhead season upon us and bull trout fishing across lower mainland in full swing we loaded up the…

BC Friday Fishing Report, May 24th, 2013

Outlook: Welcome back to typical late spring and almost summer weather here in Vancouver!  The barometer is looking fairly steady over the next few days.  Lows of 9 and highs of 20 straight through to Monday. 40-60% chance of rain in the lower mainland this weekend but this should not stop anyone from hitting the water! This is the same forecast for up the interior this weekend as well.  There is a slight drop in the barometer on Saturday but I am not letting this stop me from heading for some lake fishing this weekend!! Over the Georgia Basin this weekend the winds are SE and 5-15knots all weekend, nice and steady!  Forecasts this week were for cloud and rain and it cleared up and…

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