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Friday Fishing Report – May 10th, 2013

Well, the weather happened. Mother Nature gave us a quick taste of the summer weather to look forward to. The forecast going into next week is a little more familiar for spring. Madriga the infamous weatherman has told us to look for sun until Saturday afternoon then we can expect some unsettled weather and rain.                         This past week out in Burrard Inlet at The Hump and at Thrasher Rock the weather has been great and so has the fishing. Georgia Strait Marine Forecast has light winds in the forecast till saturday then the over saturday night and into sunday the winds push up to 15-20knots southeast which will not have as much of an impact…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report for May 3rd

Outlook Well, it is going to happen.  There is a fair chance that the warm weather that is forecasted for this weekend will set off the annual freshet.  Yes, the annual freshet typically marks the end of our local river fishing for steelhead, cutthroat trout, and char for the spring. However, as the rivers rise from the warmer days the lakes in the interior are icing off and turning-over. River fishing for bulltrout and cutthrout trout has been good throughout the Fraser Valley and Sea-To-Sky Corridor has been good with reports of lots and lots of bait balls making their way down the rivers.  Long leaders and fry patterns have been the ticket for this fishery resulting in some very hard grabs. We expect trout…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, April 26

INTRODUCING PA’s NEWEST TEAM MEMBER We want to take this opportunity to introduce a new member to the PA team.  Bryce Franks is in the process of taking over the reins from Dave as the PA Marketing & Operations Mgr. His passion for fly-fishing has taken him all over BC’s rivers, beaches and lakes and he has fished Belize for bonefish, tarpon and permit, Boston for stripers and Florida for bones and redfish. We are thrilled to add Bryce to the team and welcome you to come in, say hello and see what tips and secrets you can share with Bryce. Now that we got Bryce out of the way…on to the important information! Outlook **Pacific Angler will close at 5pm on Saturday, April 27th so we can attend and support the King Fisher Banquet who in turn…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, April 19th

Outlook:  The Vancouver fisheries have been solid over the past week.  Living on the west coast we are in no short supply of fishing opportunities.  You have the choice of river fishing for steelhead, trout, char or sturgeon, saltwater fishing for winter chinook salmon, crabbing and prawning, or lake fishing for kokanee or trout.  In April you can expect all of these fisheries to be fairly productive. The winter steelhead fishing is still going strong and should remain to be productive over the next two weeks when the freshet occurs. Fly fishing has been good for cutthroat trout and char as well with the warmer water temperatures and the abundance of fry.  Due to the cooler weather we had this past week the river levels…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, April 12th

Outlook:  Well, we are into the final long haul of the steelhead season.  At least that is what it can feel like for a lot of steelhead anglers after a long January, February and March of slogging it out in the cold, hoping for that float to go down or your line to pull tight against your fly rod. While some anglers are suffering from steelhead burnout, others are anticipating some of the best fishing of the year over the next two to three weeks. The key over the next few weeks for steelhead and cutthroat anglers will be to keep your eye on the river levels.  This past two weeks the rivers have been going up and down like a yo-yo.  If you have…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, April 5

Outlook:  Vancouver almost experienced an early summer over the long Easter Weekend.  For a while the Pacific Angler staff almost thought we would experience an early freshet.  We had many concerned river anglers calling in asking if the steelhead season was over.  The boys simply smiled and said, “it is just beginning”. While the warm temperatures from last week brought up the river levels throughout the Lower Mainland, the cooler temperatures over the last week have helped to suck the levels back down.  Overall, this trend will improve the fishing conditions for steelhead moving fresh fish into the river systems and re-distributing the fish that were already there. The one thing that can foil the plans is the expected weather over the next few days.  If…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, March 29

Outlook:  This past week we have seen sunny skies with warm temperatures and warmer temperatures expected for the Easter Long Weekend!  BC anglers are catching chrome steelhead in the balmy west coast sun, while the rest of Canada is still experiencing the hangover of a long winter. For the local fishermen we have three good options:  1.) steelhead, cutthroat and bull trout fishing in the countless rivers throughout the Lower Mainland, 2.) lake fishing for stocked rainbow trout, and 3.) saltwater fishing for winter chinook salmon. The winter steelhead fishery is reaching its peak in terms of the peak of the run and optimal conditions.  With the warmer daily temperatures the water temperature will increase which will in turn make the steelhead more active and…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, March 22nd

Outlook:  After the big rains from last week the weather has settled down and the blue sky and sun has come out.  With sunny skies and some awesome fishing to take advantage of it is definitely feeling like spring in the Lower Mainland. Top fisheries at the end of March is steelheading on the Vedder River, cutthroat fishing in Aggasiz area (ie. Harrison, Stave, etc.) and bulltrout fishing in the Squamish Valley.  So there are definitely some great options for the Vancouver angler. Cooler weather and less precipitation have put the rivers on the drop.  You can expect clearer conditions this weekend.  This will generally mean that you will need to adjust your setup to the conditions using smaller presentations.  This will pretty much hold…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, March 15th

Outlook:  Rain has been the hot topic over the last couple of weeks at the shop.  While most land based Vancouverites are moaning about the gloomy weather we have had our eyes peeled to the river graphs and local forecasts praying that “THE DAY” will be on our day off.  The key for fishing on the weekend will be to choice where you fish based on the river graphs and then adapt your fishing to the conditions at hand. The Pacific Angler staff have heard of some good reports for steelhead in the Lower Mainland over the weekend and into this week.  It seemed like Sunday was the “hot” day with quite a few larger fish being hooked throughout the entire river.  As the heavy precipitation…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, March 8th

Outlook:  The story for this last week was the long awaited pineapple express that we experienced last Friday and Saturday.  With heavy precipitation blowing out all of the river systems fishing conditions improved this week for steelhead in the lower mainland.  Stable weather conditions this weekend and more precipitation in the forecast for next week should provide us with good fishing conditions and opportunities. While steelheading on the Vedder River has not been “on fire” it has still been very solid.  Pacific Angler steelhead guide, Dimitri, was with a client this past Wednesday and was able to hook into 5 nice fish including the one below.  The Vedder River will continue to be the hot spot for steelhead throughout March and even into April. For…

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