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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…

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…

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