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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 20, 2018

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OUTLOOK It has been another productive week on all our local waters.   Our local lakes continue to be stocked and we’ve had reports of some double-digit days for some lucky anglers. Last week’s rainy weather didn’t blow out any of the rivers and those who braved some wet days had consistent fishing. For our saltwater anglers the good fishing continued this past week in our local waters as well as over in Nanaimo to the Gulf Islands so it looks like the springtime chinook fishery is off to a good start.   Jason has all the details from productive depths to recommended gear in this week’s saltwater report. Our April classes are coming to a close. There are still a couple of spots left in…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 13, 2018

OUTLOOK It looks like we are in for another rainy weekend but we are looking forward to a few of the sunny breaks that are forecasted for next week. With the rain this past week the rivers have coloured and come up a bit but fishing has still been consistent.   The lower Vedder is a good bet if you are heading out to the valley and we’ve had good cutthroat reports from out in the valley as well.   If you are headed the other direction towards Whistler, the Squamish area bulltrout fishing has been consistent as well.  Check out all of the details in this week’s Freshwater Fishing Report Section. On the saltwater fishing front there is a lot going on from the QA marker,…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 6, 2018

OUTLOOK Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Fishing Report! We enjoyed a short week in the shop and are looking forward to getting out on the water.   There is rain in the forecast for foreseeable future but hopefully it will be enough to bump up a few of our systems but not blow them out.   We’ll be looking for some breaks in the weather to get out! Fishing on the rivers from out in the valley up to Squamish has been challenging at times but for those that have been putting in the time they have been rewarded.   All of the updates are in this week’s freshwater report section. Stocking continues on our local lakes so if you’ve only got a few hours…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 30, 2018

OUTLOOK The weather looks great for the weekend with seasonal temperatures and a mix of sun and cloud. The rain this last week bumped up water levels a little. While we would have liked to see more at least the rivers didn’t drop. Overall the trout fishing was a challenge up the Squamish and the Fraser Valley cutthroat scene was also not hot. That said there were not many zero fish days. Most of the anglers we spoke to managed a fish or two. This is positive because the conditions were a little cold. We expect better things as the water temps rise, more snow melts and more salmon fry hatch! Steelhead season is ramping up. Though there are not many of these fish in any of our…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 23, 2018

OUTLOOK If everyone is not already aware we are having our 11th Annual Spring Super Sale this weekend! It is perfectly timed with the prime time of our spring river season as well as a great time to restock your boats for the upcoming saltwater season. We have the massive sale list ready for you to drool over and make your shopping list for this weekend but for now lets focus on what makes this report great – the fishing content! We have got back to seasonably normal weather with some classic rainy Vancouver days hitting the coast this last week. It might not be what most people would want for outdoor activities but it is exactly what the fisherman ordered for river fishing. Our…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 16, 2018

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OUTLOOK Spring is definitely poking her head out and with it the fishing is picking up! Temperatures are going to be perfect this weekend with a mix of sun and cloud. This is great news for a number of our fisheries. The local lakes should also be on your radar. This is the time of year when they are stocked with spring catchable rainbows. Alex has a full overview of what you need to know. These lakes are tons of fun for the whole family and offer one of the easiest fisheries for everyone to enjoy. Take the kids out with light tackle and have some fun. It is that time of year, mid March, where it is pretty much a no brainer that steelhead…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 9, 2018

OUTLOOK Spring is poking her head out! We are in for some great weather with temps in the mid teens next week. This is really going to get the fishing going on all fronts. For the river anglers this means the salmon fry hatch. It might not happen this weekend but it could and it will happen any day. Make sure you have Colorado blades, mini Gs and fry patterns in your kits and check out the Freshwater Report section below for more details. All major river systems are worth a look this weekend and into next week. The weather is also kicking in at the perfect time for steelhead fishing. We had good reports all last week and expect the rising temps to make…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 2, 2018

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OUTLOOK Welcome to another edition of the Friday Fishing Report. Though the weather was a mixed bag of snow rain and sun it was not as cold as was predicted last week. The weather gods must have heard us ranting about the cold in last week’s report and decided to prove us wrong. Though it was not warm by any stretch of the imagination the cold clear conditions didn’t happen and the fishing was better than expected. The mix of rain and clear days didn’t affect river levels too much and though it was clear on the Squamish, Stave and Vedder the fishing was good. It looks as though the slightly cool temps with a mix of precipitation will carry into next week. We have…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 23, 2018

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OUTLOOK Wow it is cold out! Just a little warning we are going to say the word “cold” a lot in this outlook. I am getting shivers just writing it. The cold doesn’t have to ruin the fishing and we have seen some nice sun this past week which made for some great days on the water. Over the next 10 days we will see more below average seasonal temps. This week we are getting a mixed bag of cold sunny weather and cold snowy weather. This Saturday and Sunday are actually going to be the warmest of the next 7 days. So if you want to get out look at Saturday and Sunday. Though some of the fisheries have been a challenge because of…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 16, 2018

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OUTLOOK We are hitting the middle of our winter season. During this time of year cold sunny days can be a challenge for the river fisherman. We will be talking about how these conditions have affected the rivers. Next week looks as though it will be back to cold clear weather but some rain is coming today and tomorrow. We expect good things for the next 48 hours and then it will probably slow Sunday as the temps drop. Jordan was out on the Squamish Wednesday and though they struggled with the cold low water they did find fish. Matt was also out last week and got luckier with the conditions. Both of the guys found fish and in the Squamish report we will look…

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