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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 10, 2018

OUTLOOK If you are living under a rock you might not have heard but the sockeye are open in both freshwater and saltwater! It looks as though we will see 13 million plus fish. In this week’s saltwater fishing report Jason has some tips and tricks if you’re looking to chase a few sockeye.  The other fishery where we can target sockeye is on the non tidal portions of the Fraser. We have detailed look at how we harvest these fish and the techniques involved in the river report section. We have a Skagit report from when Matt, Brendan and Sean hit the river on Monday but there is some breaking news. A fire has flared up north of the Silver Tip campground. As we…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 3, 2018

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OUTLOOK We were expecting the first little shot of rain and cloud this weekend but it looks as though the forecast has changed. We will have some cloud today but we are back to sun for Saturday and Sunday. The temps dropped a little over the last two days and we are eager to hear reports from today. Any time we get a little change in the weather, especially when we have had such a long period of heat and sun, cooler weather and cloud should make for some great fishing. Obviously, the big news this week is that the sockeye fishery is open in tidal waters! See the official details here. We are still in early days. The majority of fish have not shown…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 27, 2018

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OUTLOOK Heat warning in effect! We have more great weather this weekend with no clouds in the sky. Obviously, a heat warning comes with its issues but we will take it over classic Vancouver rain. In the past few reports we have been talking about how the heat affects our fisheries and the theme of this week’s report will be much the same. A number of our fisheries are doing really well with the heat. More importantly the lack of rain is making for a very solid beach fishing season at the mouth of the Capilano. It is also translating into good coho saltwater fishing because fish are not going up the rivers yet. We have an update on the beach fishing and some intel…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 20, 2018

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OUTLOOK Summer is in full swing and we are in for some more epic weather this week. Temps might even hit the 30 mark on Monday. What does this mean for fishing? On the saltwater front high temps can sometimes mean wind but at least in the short term forecast it doesn’t look bad for the weekend with 5-15knots NW. Keep a close eye on the weather when heading out because things do change fast. We have been hearing very good reports across the saltwater front and the beach fishing is picking up. Sun will make the fish go a little deeper and they might not come as close to shore, but coho fishing has been excellent, there are still lots of chinook opportunities and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 13, 2018

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OUTLOOK Epic weather incoming! It looks as though we are about to see one of the first long heat spells of the summer! All weekend and well into next week we should see sun and temps in the mid to high 20s. Though it is great for spending time outdoors, the heat will affect our fisheries. In our reports below we will look at what to expect. On the saltwater front we have had one of the most solid early Julys on record. The coho are coming in and we are still getting solid chinook reports. The heat will make the winds more of an issue so make sure to follow the marine forecasts closely and check out Jason’s saltwater report below. We have an…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 6, 2018

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OUTLOOK We hope everyone had a great long weekend and it looks like the good times should keep on rolling. We might get a little rain today and tomorrow but Sunday looks like great weather and the warm temperatures with a mix of sun and cloud should continue into next week. We had some wind warnings yesterday but it looks as though winds shouldn’t be an issue Saturday and Sunday. Don’t take our word for it. Things change. Always check the marine forecast before heading out. On the saltwater front we had a productive week with coho showing up off Bowen, and most of the go too chinook spots are still consistently pumping out fish. Check out Jason’s Saltwater report for more details. In this week’s report we also have a Vedder River update and though the water is at a…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 29, 2018

OUTLOOK The long weekend is here! The weather may not look perfect for tanning at the beach but the winds look good for today and Saturday and though we have overcast skies with a little bit of rain in the forecast this is actually a good thing for most fisheries. On the saltwater front we are seeing consistent fishing across the board and a few big fish coming in up Howe Sound and around Bowen. We are also seeing more coho in the strait. Check out Jason report below. We have also released another “Learn How with Pacific Angler” Video showing you guys and girls how we rig flashers on our guide boats. This is one of the most critical things you can do to…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 22, 2018

OUTLOOK We are in for another nice week of weather. Temperatures should hover around the 20-degree mark and though there is the possibility of a little rain, there should be lots of sun mixed in. Fishing has been solid on the interior lake front and the ocean front. River fishing and beach fishing are still just getting started and we are also eagerly awaiting a couple fisheries to open on the first of July. In this week’s report we will look at the fisheries going on right now but we also have an outlook for the Vedder River chinook fishery and Matt has his eagerly awaited predictions for opening day on the Skagit. Make sure to check both of them out below along with our…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 15, 2018

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OUTLOOK Here comes summer! After an unsettled week of weather in Vancouver we are going to see some real summer weather this weekend. Temps will hit mid to high 20s all weekend and it looks to be sticking around for at least 10 days! Though heat is not ideal for all our fisheries it is sure nice to be out in. One way or another we expect some great fishing. In this week’s report we will look at how the heat will benefit or hamper our fisheries and share some strategies to match your tactics to the conditions. On the riverfront we are still waiting for the Chilliwack and Skagit to open (July 1). We are hoping this heat will beat down some of the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 8, 2018

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OUTLOOK Locally the weather will be cooler this weekend with some rain in the forecast. It should warm up again next week with more seasonable June temperatures. The interior will be cooler to but there is sun in the forecast and it bods well for interior lake fishing. This week we have an update on the Capilano River. The dam is closed and the water is now low. This will change things on the fishing front. Dustin has more info in the report section below. We also have a great bass fishing report talking about post spawn tactics. If you are getting into the local bass fishing scene you will not want to miss it. The saltwater fishing has slowed a little this locally and…

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