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Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, March 16th

Pacific Angler Outlook: It looks like we are going to have a mix of sun and cloud with a little precipitation this weekend.  The rivers all came up on Thursday and today it looks as though they have crested and are on the drop.  This is good news for steelhead anglers heading out this weekend.  There are some nice mellow tides this weekend as well and I expect some decent winter spring fishing will be had over the next few days.  We are also hearing some good cutthroat reports from the Fraser Valley.  So there is lots of opportunity this weekend, steelhead, chinook, and cutthroat, take your pick! Freshwater Report: There continues to be some good steelheading on the Chilliwack/Vedder, and with the river coming…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, March 9

Pacific Angler Outlook: The outlook for this weekend and even week seems to be rain.  Which can be good if we get just the right amount.  As mentioned before in Jason’s last report this past Wednesday, we’ve had some big tides.  And this has seemed to push in some fresh fish. The boys have heard some reports of fish being caught pretty much everywhere.  The Vedder has been fishing well.  It will be hard to tell if the rivers stay in shape throughout the weekend.  Make sure to check the river levels before you head out.  If you really want to nerd out make a note of the river level in your fishing journal.  Then you can reference it in the future and identify the…

Wednesday Fishing Report

We normally do “What’s New Wednesday” today, but by now I think all of you know what is new here at Pacific Angler, the new location of course! So instead of more shop pics and products I thought I would do a fishing report as Jason, Dimitri, and Andre were all out on the water yesterday. I fished a variety of rivers out in the Valley yesterday with Jason Bowers. Jason is the head guide up at Haa Nee Naa Lodge where I used to guide. He was down from Nelson to visit some family so we decided to head out for a full day of steelheading. We fished hard all day and it was cold and tough! The water conditions were absolutely perfect on…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, March 2nd

Pacific Angler Outlook: Well, we missed a few fridays due to the move but I am happy to say that we are now back at on schedule for our Vancouver Friday Fishing Report.  I must say it feels good to be somewhat settled and look forward to some great fishing this weekend. Matt and DImitri were on the Vedder this morning guiding a client on the fly.  The fishing was hot this morning with two quick fish hooked up.  Unfortunately both of those fish unbuttoned before they made it to the beach.  Our client then got into 3 fish around lunch time which was landed.  Not a bad day!!! The weather in Vancouver this friday was wet.  And it looks like this trend is going…

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…

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