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Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, December 16th

Pacific Angler Outlook: Well, it finally looks like there will be some rain in the forecast.  After a very cold week it is nice to see some warmer temperatures as well. On Friday the weatherman is calling for a bit of drizzle (< 1mm prec.) with a high of 6 degrees celsuis.  Saturday you’ll see a bit more precipitation (60%, 1 to 3 mm) and then on Sunday a mixture of sun and cloud with less than 1 mm of total precipitation. If you look further into the forecast the weatherman is calling for 90% precipitation (10 to 15 mm) on Monday.  This is all good news for the steelheader!  The full moon is coming and with big tides this week, we expect good numbers…

Friday Fishing Report, Dec 9

Pacific Angler Outlook: December is the month of the beginning of the winter steelhead season.  Some systems will receive a few late runs of coho and chum but for the most part salmon fishing is done for the year. Steelhead isn’t the only thing that will pull on the end of your line this time of year.  The cutthroat fishing has started to pick up and should continue to be good well into the spring and through the spring fry emergence. The weatherman is calling for 60% chance of showers on Saturday with a high of 5 degrees celsius.  Sun and blue skies are then called for Sunday with a high of 4 degrees celsius.  And that is the forecast for Vancouver so you know…

Friday Fishing Report: December 2nd

The rivers are dropping!!  We will not lie, its going to be cold, the rivers will be low and clear but there are fish around.  This is prime-time for fishing egg patterns and flesh flies for hungry trout and char and there are still some fresh coho coming into our local rivers! After the record rainfalls last weekend, the river levels dropped and we have had beautiful sunny days all week and continuing into the weekend. This is good for the many people in Vancouver going through sun withdrawal but not good for the fishermen.  Low and clear conditions means smaller flies, lighter tippet, and longer leaders.  Fluorocarbon will be your friend. If you are still coho fishing, a good bump of fish came in…

Friday Fishing Report, November 25

Well, we’ve been asking for rain and it looks like we will be getting it and will continue to get it in a big way over the weekend.  The weatherman is calling for 15 to 50 plus mm of precipitation, Saturday through Sunday. A flush of water might push in some of those late waves of coho into the coastal rivers as well as push decaying salmon and their eggs downstream.  This usually puts trout and char on the feed. Figuring out where to fish this weekend could be anyones best guess.  Make sure to keep your eye on the river levels.  It is always a good idea to track the water level of your favorite rivers to determine the optimal fishing conditions.  Then match…

Tuesday Fishing Report

Although the coho fishery is tapering off, the rain for the last couple of days will most likely bring a late wave of coho into the local rivers.  So don’t put away your coho tackle yet.  I have witnessed fishermen catching chrome coho into the first week of January when fishing for steelhead. Double header!!! It was and still is an amazing fall coho fishing season. This is also a great time to fish for trout (ie. cutthroat trout, bull trout, and rainbow trout) with egg patterns and flesh flies.  These fish will be gorging on salmon eggs and decaying salmon flesh, fattening up for the winter. The winter steelhead fishing is just around the corner.  Check out our Pacific angler blog for the latest…

Rockn Ron’s Friday Fishing Report

Hello everyone, It’s gotten a lot colder all of a sudden, but fishing is still good in the Fraser valley for those that want to brave the elements.  While the Vedder is slowing down for coho, the north side of the valley is still seeing fresh fish.  This trend usually extends to the end of November. Chrome late run coho. Fraser River tributaries to check out are the Stave, Nicomen slough/ Norrish creek, Harrison /Chehalis, Maria slough and many of the Fraser back channels between Chilliwack and Hope. A beautiful cuttie with full fall colours. The Squamish / Cheakamus systems will be starting to ramp up for the winter trout fisheries, think egg patterns ,sculpins and flesh flies.  Check out our previous blog post for…

Tuesday Fishing Report

Brrrr!  It’s cold out there and the rivers are dropping fast and getting clear after having come up nicely on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  There were some fresh coho and chum that rolled in on those days and there was some good fishing on the Chehalis, Harrison, and Lower Squamish.  Expect things to be pretty low and clear until the next front rolls in sometime tomorrow or Thursday.  The key will be the freezing level.  If it doesn’t get too cold the rivers should come up again and fishing will pick up as some more fresh fish push in. Some of the later coho are some of the biggest of the season. We still have a few Z-Axis rods at 40%, check out the blog…

Tuesday Fishing Report and Snot

Oh, the life of a river fisherman… Too much rain, not enough rain, what to do?  Well the “dry” streak continues and most of the rivers are really low and clear with the lower temperatures we now have at night and no rain.  It looks like we might get some rain later this week and that will bring some rivers up and some fresh coho and chum in.  For now anglers have been doing okay in the Fraser back channels for coho on the fly and spinners and spoons.  Check out the blog post last week for info on fly and spinner choices.  If the rain comes the rivers and creeks will rise and the staging coho and chum will make a break for it. …

Weekly Fishing Report and November Courses

A new date has opened up for our Coho Course by popular demand!  Here it is… They don’t get much nicer… Coho On the Fly in the Lower Mainland We have two new spots open for this date.  The course includes a theory session taught by legendary coho fly angler, Andre Stepanian and a full day on the water to put theory into practice. You will simply become a better salmon fly angler by participating in this course as you will learn an amazing amount form Andre’s.  He has spent countless hours mastering the art of catching coho on the fly. Date, Time & Place:  Theory session, Thursday November 10th, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, at Pacific Angler; On-the-water session, Sunday November 20th, 7:00 AM to…

November Outlook: Chum Opens and Chrome Coho!

November is here and we have some great fishing this time of year!  Far too many anglers hang up their rods after Halloween, but those in the know are getting ready for some of the best fall fishing of the year.  Speaking of Halloween, check out this G. Loomis inspired pumpkin carving from PA customer Ted. If you want to get educated this November so you can catch some coho and chum, check out yesterday’s post about our November Courses, including some great fly tying courses. Yes I said chum!  DFO HAS OPENED CHUM SALMON!  Here is the info from the email we received yesterday: “Returns of chum salmon to the  Fraser River have begun to pick up and have remained steady since mid-week last week….

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