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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 15, 2018


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


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…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 1, 2018


OUTLOOK We are seeing some more cloud in the forecast this weekend and maybe even a little rain. Overall this is not a bad thing. Of course we like to see hot sunny days in the forecast when planning trips but too much good weather is not always good for fishing. A little bit of cloud cover and rain this weekend will change things up. On the saltwater front things have been slower locally with a few fish up Howe Sound and a few fish off South Bowen and Roger Curtis. The better fishing has been across the straight but we’ve had to contend with strong NW winds to get there. There are more details in Jason’s saltwater report this week as well as a…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 25, 2018

OUTLOOK Welcome everyone to the post long weekend report! The weather last weekend was amazing and so are many of the reports we are hearing! The interior reports were awesome with the warm temperatures getting fish active in most of the go to lakes. Chironimids were hatching as well as damsels and even mayflies. Andre has more details in his report and though it is warming up fast we still think the fishing should continue to be awesome for the next couple weeks. Saltwater anglers also saw some amazing weather with calm seas. On Sunday the straight looked like glass. The big tides made finding the fish a little challenging but we still had good reports. The good news is the tides are not as…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 18, 2018


OUTLOOK Long weekend here we come! Tons of fishing reports have been rolling in over the last week. The interior lakes are doing great and the saltwater scene is still bumping across the straight but we have seen some slower days locally. We don’t want to jinx it but the weather looks pretty good as well. We should see mostly sun with temps around Vancouver hitting low 20s and temps in the interior in the mid to high 20s. With any luck the wind does not blow too hard for the saltwater guys! Check out Andre’s Interior lake report for more details on what’s happening on the interior lakes. Jordan has a report on the Sea-to-Sky area lakes that offer a great alternative closer to…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 11, 2018


OUTLOOK May continues to be consistent fishing. With most of our local river fishing winding down we’re thinking lake fishing and are starting to scout out the Capilano if we need to stay closer to home.  Alex has Part 2 of his bass feature this week, which focuses on gear!   Have a read of it below. Saltwater fishing has continued to be consistent. There really is a lot of chinook in our local waters as well as across the straight.   We have been picking our spots based on the wind and we have not been disappointed wherever we’ve been fishing! On the course front Andre’s popular Tying Beach Fly Patterns course is coming up later this month.   Beach fishing is just around the corner so…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 4, 2018

OUTLOOK Welcome to the first Friday Fishing Report of May. We’re looking forward to the start of another month of great fishing. This past week saltwater anglers enjoyed another week of excellent fishing! Anglers who fished locally found fish at the QA, The Hump, South Bowen, and even a few were found in the harbour by those who stayed close by.Across the way, anglers were finding fish in the Gulf Islands, as well as up at Thrasher and off shore on The Highway. As some of our local river fisheries begin to wind down for the season we are thinking about lakes. Numerous interior lakes are fully iced off with many more to come. Andre has an overview of Interior Lakes while Jordan has a…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 27, 2018


OUTLOOK It’s the last fishing report of April and it finally feels like spring has arrived.   With the arrival of spring we’re thinking lake fishing! We had a packed house this week for Matt’s Introduction to Fly Fishing Lakes course and we’re looking forward to our Introduction to Chironomid Techniques course taught by guest instructor Trevor Welton next week.   Andre has the first Interior Lake Report of the season this week as well. Be sure to tune in to next week’s report as we will be taking a detailed look at some new fly lines that you will definitely want to check out this season! Saltwater fishing has been nothing short of exceptional this week. We have enjoyed the sun and good numbers of chinook…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 20, 2018


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,…

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