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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 19, 2018

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OUTLOOK Good morning everyone and welcome to another edition of the Friday Fishing Report. Today we are watching a sizable storm that is hitting the Lower Mainland. This is going to throw off a number of possible fishing plans but as always with coastal storms watching the weather and timing river levels for a drop or just before a blowout will offer next level fishing. The storm is going to affect our rivers a little differently. The Squamish Valley will probably get hit the hardest. On Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday the river coloured up more than we expected from the recorded river level numbers. Jordan was planning to get out Wednesday but he held off. With more rain in the forecast we expect the river…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 12, 2018

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OUTLOOK Welcome to another episode of the famous Friday Fishing Report! This week is a good one. We have a bunch of cool content for you and some good updates from the local fisheries. If you guys are getting out fly fishing for steelhead or are preparing to get out, we have just released a great video with Fishing with Rod called Dissecting a Steelheader’s Fly Box. It goes over the concepts that Matt uses to choose flies for steelhead fishing and you get a peek inside his fly box. Check it out here. On a product front it is that time of year again when many of us are escaping the cold and heading down south. We just got a big shipment of warm…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 5, 2018

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OUTLOOK Happy new year everyone and we hope 2018 will be a good one on both the life front and the fishing front. Most of us are getting back the grind after some time off over Christmas but if you are looking to get out for some peace and quiet after the busy holiday season there are a number of fisheries that are fishing really well right now. First off is the Vedder steelhead fishery. Though numbers from the derby were poor, we have heard of a number of fish this week and it is worth getting out. We have more info on this in the Vedder River report section. The Squamish is also still producing positive bulltrout reports. A number of friends and customers…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 29, 2017

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OUTLOOK Another year is winding to an end and with it another year of fishing reports. It is crazy that we have been writing this report for nearly 10 years. There may have been late reports along the way but we have not missed a week in all this time. We thank everyone who has supported the report, helped with info and sent in pictures. We could not have done it without you. It has been a fantastic year for Pacific Angler. We have brought on new staff, expanded our guide fleet and have partnered with a number of our suppliers to reshape the shop into something we are all very proud of. We have seen some excellent fishing this season were we all had…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 22, 2017

OUTLOOK  Merry Christmas Everyone! We know you are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of our famous Boxing Week Sale list in your inbox but you will have to wait one more day for that to arrive.  If you have loved ones hounding you for gift ideas it is not too late to send them to the shop for that special something on your list or have them get you a gift card (we can do it over the phone!) We’re open until 7PM today and tomorrow and from 10-4 on Christmas Eve.   So plenty of time to check off those last items on Christmas list or just come by to say Merry Christmas! On the report front, it was an excellent week on the Squamish…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 15, 2017

OUTLOOK  We think the river gods might have been listening to Matt’s little rant about blow outs and big storms affecting spawning habitat.  At least when we look at the 14 day forecast we are seeing very stable conditions. While it looks like we have a small storm on the books for this weekend that might run into Monday this could be ideal for the river fisherman. If the weather man is on his game, we will see some rain and slightly warm temperatures.  This could be the “perfect” storm – enough water and warmth to color up the rivers but not too much to blow them out, destroy spawning habitat and put the fish down. The Vedder, Squamish and Stave should all be worth looking at over the next ten days for targeting bulltrout and we expect more steelhead reports off the Vedder, even if it is still very early.   The winter chinook season…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 8, 2017

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OUTLOOK Well the Christmas Season is upon us and the weather has not been bad for winter fishing – two things we love to see at the store. We try to keep the shameless product pitches to a minimum on the report so we wont get into Christmas shopping list or anything like that this week. I know our inboxes are exploding with product flyers right now but we do have a great new product line that hit the Pacific Angler floor. We are now a Mustang Survival dealer and have a great selection of 2017 and 2018 models in the store. We are stocking a number of different models that we feel offer a great spread of options and price points for fisherman and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 1, 2017

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OUTLOOK Christmas is just around the corner and we are getting ready at the shop, decking the halls and tying steelhead leaders. Though it is early, steelhead is the next fishery to get on your radar. With this in mind Alex has a great look at some dream steelhead setups in his Vedder report and some predictions and advice for getting out early for scouting. Egg fishing has been good when the rivers have been in shape. Dustin has notes on the Stave and Matt has a long-winded rant about the Squamish. The forecast is looking very favourable for next week and it might be some of the best fishing of the season so it is a good time to plan an outing. Winter chinook…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 24, 2017

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OUTLOOK Warm weather in the end of November is an oddity and it has thrown a wrench into a couple of our river fisheries but on the upside winter chinook fishing in 10 degree weather is awesome. On the river front the Squamish got smoked Wednesday and Thursday by the warm weather and rain. She hit a 7 on the graph and it looks like it broke the monitor. The river is dropping as we write this but the forecast does not look good for the weekend. Matt was out last week and had some success. Check out his report for more details. The valley rivers did not get hit as hard but they did spike up and are blown out. The Harrison is very…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 17, 2017

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OUTLOOK Well folks many of the salmon fisheries are winding down but there are still some excellent opportunities on some of the later run rivers and the egg fishing opportunities are just ramping up. If you are heading out for salmon the Vedder is not completely done and we are still hearing reports off the Stave but again it is nearing the end of the season. The Squamish and Harrison area waters are historically a little later and there are still good reports coming from these areas. All of the details are in this week’s report below. On the salmon egg, trout fisheries things are just ramping up. Matt is out on the water this weekend and though we have a storm rolling in on…

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