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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 8, 2017

OUTLOOK All week we have seen heavy smog across the lower mainland. It’s been a bit depressing but with some rain in the forecast last night and today we are hoping it clears out the smoke. Minus the smoke, we have seen a good week on a couple of our fisheries. The boys hit the Skagit this last week. There were lots of actively feeding trout and though they were a little picky, the guys caught quite a few fish. Check out the Skagit report for details on what they saw. Saltwater Salmon fishing has been up and down. We had good reports early in the week but whales moved through yesterday and the fishing slow considerably off the mouth of the Fraser. We did…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 1, 2017

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OUTLOOK Well at least on the calendar, summer is coming to an end and with it we are into the high point of a number of our fishing seasons. On the weather front they are have been predicting a warm fall. In the short term forecast it looks as though they have it right, epic sun and high temps in the forecast. We are hearing about some great fishing on the saltwater front with some really big fish rolling through the mouth of the Fraser. Though some anglers have had to put in some time to find the fish, overall the fishing has been excellent. Matt and the staff are hitting the Skagit this weekend and the reports leading up to the weekend have been…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 25, 2017

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OUTLOOK Great fishing and more great weather is in the forecast this week! Pink salmon fishing reports have been constantly coming in from the Squamish, Indian Arm and the beach. We would like to see higher numbers and we are not seeing the spectacular fishing that previous cycles have brought but we are still hearing great reports and it is worth getting out. Alex as well as a number of the staff have been getting out and we have a detailed report from Alex below. The big news has been the saltwater. We had a successful derby last weekend and though we had some wind to deal with on Saturday morning things settled out and fishing was very good with lots of fish getting called…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 18, 2017

OUTLOOK It is derby weekend and it looks like the fishing is turning on just in time! We have had some solid reports off the Bell Buoy and around the corner down south. With boats out all week there have been days where we had to work hard to get some fish but there have also been some moments of brilliance. Almost all boats are coming home with big chinook, pinks and the odd hatchery coho in the mix. The weather looks good for the weekend. We are going to see some northwest winds Saturday, Sunday and Monday but it shouldn’t be anything we can’t handle. There are big low tides mid morning that should be nice for anglers fishing from the beach and then…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 11, 2017

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OUTLOOK Summer fishing is in full swing. We are going to see another beautiful weekend minus the haze. There might see some wind from the southeast over the weekend and it could clear things up a bit as well as bring more moisture. We are not seeing any real rain in the short term forecast but when we look at the 14-day trend there might be a little rain next weekend. This could be good for a number of fisheries and help dampen the smog. As always with it is hard to rely on a 10 day forecast and we can expect things to change. For this week we have seen some solid pink salmon reports. There have been some moments of brilliant fishing mixed…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 4, 2017

OUTLOOK There is more sun and heat in the forecast, well as long as the sun can poke through the smoke. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the fires up north. On the fishing front things have been interesting. A number of fisheries that historically have been “on” by now seem to be dragging their heels. Capilano coho, though guys are catching them, have not been hot. There are a number of theories – fireworks have putting them off, they came a little early and scooted up the river before the low water, or they are late and we should still see them coming. We won’t speculate the cause but know that we could see a good wave of fish on any tide and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 28, 2017

OUTLOOK More great weather in the forecast! We might see a few clouds this weekend but they are expecting high 20s and sun right through the week! There are a ton of great fishing opportunities that are heating up too. If you are thinking about getting out on the ocean, fishing is picking up and with the big tides from last week mellowing out we expect good things.    The latest from the water is in Jason’s saltwater report this week. Though the tides are not perfect for beach fishing we are going to start seeing some low tides in the morning this weekend and we expect some good fishing. Though reports have not been awesome lots of anglers are getting fish from the beach and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 21, 2017

OUTLOOK Well we might actually see a little rain this weekend. It won’t be in any substantial quantity so it won’t change water levels in rivers but the overcast skies should bring fish in close to the beaches and possibly get some hatches going on the trout rivers. We’ll just come out and say it THE PINKS ARE IN BUT the reports have been mixed, areas have been crowded, and we have not heard of any consistent high number days yet. The bulk of the run is still not in but it should continue to ramp up over the next 10 days. Overcast skies are always good for this fishery so be sure to check the weather, tides and of course Andre’s beach fishing report….

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 14, 2017

OUTLOOK Well we are looking at another epic weekend of weather and it will carry right through to next week. This is great for us here in Vancouver, we’re thinking about our friends in the interior who are dealing with wildfires. For those of you heading out be sure to educate yourself on park and back country closures. For a full listing of affected parks be sure to check out the Province of BC’s website. On the fishing front we are hearing ok reports off the Skagit.  It is still high and we have not heard of good dry fly fishing yet but nymphing is working and it is definitely worth getting out. Matt is on the water for the next couple days so we…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 7, 2017

OUTLOOK Wow, what a week! Epic weather and great conditions. A bunch of guys hit the Skagit for opening day and though conditions were not ideal, a good number of fish were caught. Matt had some time to do some scouting, so check out his report for pictures and all the details. If you are a Skagit fisherman make sure not to miss the feature product section, Matt has gone over some of his favourite Skagit gear and all the essentials are on SALE! . Ocean fishing picked up quite a bit as well. We had reports of fish back at South Bowen, Thrasher Rock produced some solid late season fishing and guys are starting to look at the North Van Shore line. The weather…

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