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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: March 7th, 2014

Outlook: Well the rain has shown up and the river levels have been spiking during the day then falling again with the cold nights.  At the same time, the water levels are getting higher and some more fish have pushed into the local rivers.  The weather will continue to be wet over the weekend with some potentially nice days towards the middle of next week as you can see by the pictures below of the forecasts. If the weather this weekend is keeping some of off the rivers then remember you can still get your “fishing fix” in by visiting the BC Boat & Sportsmen Show at the Tradex center in Abbotsford. Hours and details available in the link provided above. Fishing in the local…

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…

Friday Fishing Report: Feb 21st, 2014

Outlook: Long distance forecast is for more GOLD in SOCHI!!  We want to wish a huge Canadian CONGRATULATIONS to the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for their amazing comeback on Thursday to steal the Olympic Gold medal from the USA!! GO CANADA GO – Canada v.s. USA in the men’s hockey semi-final right now!!! Now for the local “outlook”, from pouring rain early in the week to a day of gorgeous sunshine followed by more rain mixed with snow in some areas.  Vancouver winter per usual.  Over the next week you can expect the same so check the weather prior to heading out and be sure to dress accordingly whether you are heading to the Fraser Valley or towards Squamish. In the Georgia Strait the winds…

Friday Fishing Report: February 14th, 2014

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!! Ladies and gentleman, today is the day you can earn brownie pts with your partner to be used for negotiating more days on the water so don’t drop the ball!! Outlook: The weather is trending warmer this coming weekend and into next week.  Temperatures that were below freezing in the GVRD are now looking at a high of 8-10deg and low’s of around 3.  Up in Squamish the warming trend continues there along with 15-20mm of rain each day in the forecast.  Highs of 5 and lows of 1-2deg means that with the rain the water levels have a chance to come up and in turn, the fish can move around and continue to feed. Friday and Saturday are not looking promising…

Friday Fishing Report: February 7th, 2014

Outlook: Well, on my phone today the weather app was showing a HIGH of -1 and LOW of -8. Suffice to say, I am won’t be walking a river over the next few days!  Those of you who are be sure to take your hand warmers and dress for the cold!!  Max was out fishing yesterday and got frostbite! Of course, this means that the higher you go (Squamish v.s. Vedder) the colder you will get.  Fish are being caught and one of our customers Dave, sent us this pic of a recent Vedder steelhead he caught after getting skunked on his first 5trips….persistence has paid off! Dave: I caught this steelhead on a large black intruder fly last week on the Vedder.  It put…

Friday Fishing Report: Jan 31st, 2014

Outlook: Ahhhhhh the wet Vancouver wonderland in all its glory.  Temperatures in the lower mainland will be hovering between freezing and 6-7deg over the next week with POP consistently in the 90% range.  Saturday in Squamish looks like the best day which I am sure all 10 of our students in Aaron Goodis’s Spey course will be grateful for! Sunday, for any of you mutual Hawk watchers should be a “weather be damned” day as we watch the HAWKS run those Bronco’s out of Metlife Stadium in the Superbowl. GO HAWKS!! The Georgia St. marine forecast remains light to mid winds (5 to 15knot winds) for this coming weekend  so it looks good to get out on the water even though the sunshine may not…

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…

Friday Fishing Report: Jan 10th, 2014

Outlook: In January we look forward to reports of fresh steelhead pushing into rivers, winter chinook becoming keepers as they continue to feast on the bait balls coming into the harbour and around Bowen Island etc.  While fresh rain is helping out the rivers and bringing in fresh fish, its not the most pleasant weather to angle in and it does make for ugly commutes to work and back! Looking ahead for the next 7-10days in the Lower Mainland we are seeing a lot of rain in forecast which may dump some snow on the upper reaches of the Squamish so if you are heading up to higher elevations please check the current forecasts and be sure you are properly equipped for winter driving to…

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