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Pacific Angler 2016 Course Schedule

The long awaited 2016 Course Schedule is here!  We are proud to announce another full year of courses, ranging from the popular Introduction to Fly Fishing to our Mastering Local Saltwater Salmon Course.   We have a course for every angler, whether you are a beginner just starting out or an advanced angler looking to refine your craft, we offer a wide variety of courses on a number of topics, including: Introductory Courses Fly Tying Courses River Courses Saltwater Courses Steelhead Courses Have a look at the full course line up here – Pacific Angler Master Course List 2016 and call the shop at 604.872.2204 to sign up!

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 21st, 2014

Outlook: As the weather continues to be unstable so has the fishing.  This means that those of you that are able to put the time in on the water will eventually hit it right and have success.  As you can see below, the weather will be a little unsettled over the weekend but that the temperatures seem to be rising and stabilizing around that 12-13 C mark that Andre mentions further down in his report and how it relates to cutthroat fishing at this time of year. This is an extremely exciting time of year at Pacific Angler.  We can feel the energy levels lifting in the store from our customers as the expectations for steelhead fishing peaking in April and lake fishing is just…

Friday Fishing Report: Feb 28th, 2014

Outlook: Well, February gave us some more of that Vancouver winter that we have not seen alot of this season.  I was amazed to see as much snow as we did in 48hrs here earlier in the week.  Of course, this snow was gone by Wednesday in Vancouver!  This snow means that you need to be careful when heading to the Upper Squamish and don’t push the envelope when it comes to how far you drive if the snow seems heavy. Temperatures will be dropping and hovering between lows of -2 and highs of 8 up in Squamish and of course you can likely shave a couple degree’s off those temperatures the higher up in the valley you go. If you are heading out on…

Pacific Angler Courses: March & April 2014

The team a PA looks forward to March and April every year here in BC.  Here are a few of the main reasons: Steelhead season gets into full swing Swinging fry & sculpin patterns for bulltrout on the Squamish Cutthroat fishing with fry patterns hits its peak in March Winter chinook fishing in the local saltwater The first signs of lake fishing! As you will see, our courses in March & April are designed to arm you with with the best information to enable you to have the most success when you put your hard earned time looking for a tight line at this time of year. Many of our courses have sold out either shortly after we posted the courses or as soon as…

Friday Fishing Report: January 24th, 2014

Outlook: Jason tried 2x in the last week for a day of local heli-fishing and both days could not get more than 5min from the airport due to heavy fog banks hanging around the Fraser Valley.  Makes for gorgeous pictures but not so much for heli-fishing. The GVRD weather forecast including Squamish is calling for moderate temperatures for this time of year with little rain in the next 7-10 days.  The Georgia Strait weather is great for this coming weekend!  Winds from 5-15km SE so with the winter chinook fishing getting better and better, do not hesitate to fill that thermos with coffee+baileys and get out there for some amazing fishing and very little boat traffic. Being that we are constantly selling out of our…

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…

Pacific Angler Fishing Courses: NEW COURSES in 2014!!

FINALLY….they are here.  The long awaited, much talked about, Oscar nominated, Golden Globe finalists (in every category) and the teasers we have been putting out over the last few months can now be set aside for round 1 of new FEATURE courses at Pacific Angler which have been organized, confirmed and are ready for booking! Over the last year we have been soliciting input from our customer base as to which courses you would like to see in addition to the courses we currently offer.  In 2014, we will continue to add NEW courses to the mix of our industry leading curriculum of fishing courses.  THANKS to YOUR input we have these new courses and we look forward to further crafting our selection so that…

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