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Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, Feb 3

Pacific Angler Outlook: The forecast for this weekend and the following week looks amazing.  Sunny skies with partial clouds and a high ranging from 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. So whether you are fishing in the chuck or in our coastal rivers make sure to take advantage of this great weather and soak up some vitamin D (sun). The saltwater guys are going to like this report as well.  The marine forecast by Environment Canada for the Straight of Georgia is: “Wind west 5 to 10 knots increasing to northeast 10 to 15 early this evening except light near Vancouver Island. Wind diminishing to light Saturday morning then becoming northeast 5 to 10 Saturday evening except light near Vancouver Island.” Overall, this weekend has the promise to…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, January 27

Pacific Angler Outlook: It’s hard to believe we are almost through January and heading straight into February.  Vancouver’s 2 months of winter is just about half way through.  I say that being from Ontario where you can still have two feet of snow in March.  Living in Vancouver, we are truly lucky to have prime time fishing all year long.  Whether it is winter steelheading from December to May, lake fishing in the spring and early summer, river fishing for rising trout in August or salmon fishing off of Thrasher Rock in May.  There are always a few tails to chase in BC!!! We are in the thick of the steelhead season at the moment.  The Steelhead Society of British Columbia is having their AGM…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, January 20th

Pacific Angler Outlook: While you might say this past week has been an unusual cycle of cold weather, it seems right on par for the middle of January.  Besides, nothing feels more like steelheading than walking through a foot of snow to get to that run. A chrome winter steelhead caught during our Float Fishing Course! While Vancouver received some light snow flurries the lower Mainland got pounded mid-week with a heavy snowfall.  It was well below freezing as well, which is a rare thing for us mainlanders.  With some warmer temperatures on the way this weekend and rain in the forecast, it could make for some high water levels. The forecast for the local Vancouver area is rain Friday afternoon with a high of…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, January 13th

Pacific Angler Outlook:  Well, last weekend there was a good push of fish that came on the high water.  The staff heard of anglers hooking up into not only several fish but also some big ones.  At the beginning of this past week the air temperature dropped significantly.  On Sunday the temperature was floating around 5 & 6 degrees Celsius.  When I woke up on Monday morning to head to the shop there was a thick frost on the windshield. The drop in air temperature has not only dropped the water levels but also the water temperature, making the fish less aggressive.  Over the weekend fishermen were getting fish on larger presentations.  This weekend we expect fishermen to hook up with lighter presentations. Vancouver is…

What’s New Wednesday, Move Date & Location

Pacific Angler is moving to a new location… However, it will be business as usual in our old location (232 West Broadway) until the night of Wednesday, February 22nd.  Pacific Angler will be fully operational offering our first class service, guided trips, fishing reports & the best courses in town. The store will be closed from the morning of Thursday February 23rd to the night of Wednesday February 29th. On the morning of Thursday March 1st Pacific Angler will open the doors to our brand new location on Broadway & Quebec, 78 East Broadway. The New Location, Broadway & Quebec to be open March 1st Make sure to stay tuned for special updates from the Pacific Angler Team…

Local Winter Steelhead & Chinook Update

I was able to get out steelheading on the local rivers recently and found some fish!  The rivers were all pretty high this weekend but most of them had good clarity and there are lots of fresh steelhead coming in!  Many of our customers reported good steelhead action over the weekend and on Monday.  Here is one of several chrome steelhead we hooked up over the last couple of days in the high water. A fresh steelhead buck caught in high water The rivers are all dropping right now, and if you are lucky enough to have the chance to head out mid week, you are going to have some good fishing.  Later in the week it looks like we are in for some more…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, January 6

Pacific Angler Outlook: Well, this report is starting to sound a bit like a broken record but I’ll say it again, the steelhead have arrived.  This is the time of year that the entire staff is on their toes waiting for the latest steelhead report, keeping an eye on those water levels, tides, and whatever data we can get our hands on.  Our customers have had some good success on the tributaries of the Fraser Valley, both on fly and gear.  If you read the report from last Friday, you will remember we said to watch the river levels and expect a drop in the riverws on Sunday and some fresh fish around.  Well one of our customers, Andrew, did just that and headed out…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, December 30

Pacific Angler Outlook: Welcome to the Pacific Angler Fishing Report for the last Friday of the year.  It is hard to believe how fast this past year went.  Vancouver experienced another great salmon season in 2011 with strong pink, sockeye, chinook and coho returns.  We are hoping the steelhead returns this winter will mirror the excellent salmon returns of 2011. Chris with a nice coho from this fall. We received some heavy rainfall the last couple of days and as such we’ve heard reports that the Chilliwack River is blown out and will probably stay blown out (around a foot of vis) until sometime on Sunday.   The short term Vancouver forecast is sun with a few clouds, no precipitation and a high of 5…

Christmas Steelhead

Well it is officially steelhead season here at Pacific Angler!  After working two weeks straight prior to Christmas, I was able to sneak off for a few hours Christmas afternoon  as the family festivities were winding down. A few casts with a Sage 3113MB and an old Hardy Super Silex and this chrome doe had a Christmas pink worm dinner!  It doesn’t get any better than that! With the rain forecast this week, expect more fresh steelhead to enter the rivers.  Winter chinook fishing usually picks up this week as well, so I expect to hear some good reports soon on the rivers and in the ocean. DON’T FORGET WE HAVE A HUGE SALE ON THIS WEEK!  10%-75% OFF! If you need anything from rods,…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, Dec 23

Pacific Angler Outlook: Well, Christmas is just around the corner and it looks like it is going to be a wet one.  Most anglers will be hoping for that centerpin reel or rod underneath the Christmas tree on Sunday.  Well, if you have some free time try to get out on the water on Christmas day. There are definitely some steelhead out there to be caught. Over the weekend you should expect a high ranging from 5 to 7 degrees celsius with precipitation starting on Friday and then carrying on until almost New Years.  The level of daily precipitation on the weekend ranges from 5mm to 30mm, so the rivers should remain at a healthy level. On December 24th we will be getting a new…

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