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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 9, 2018

OUTLOOK We are going to throw something different at you in this edition of the report. As always we will look at all the popular fisheries but this week we are toying with a new fishery. It is an interesting one that ties into the lifeblood of our local oceans. We are going to look at sports fishing for herring. This is a fishery that is in it prime right now and though we are not experts in it, we have taken some interest and there is a ton of room for innovation as the fishery is relatively untapped. During this time of year good numbers of herring can be found close to shore and Dustin has a full write up below on how you…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 2, 2018

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OUTLOOK This week we are watching the weather and the seemingly constant rain. Surprisingly enough the colder weather has helped the rivers settle in the last 2 days. We are optimistic about the weekend and in a number of cases we are more concerned about clear water making things challenging. The Capilano went to near flood levels this week. We had solid reports before the jump in water and we are expecting good fishing when it drops. Check out this week’s Capilano report for more information. The Squamish was high but dropped nicely early in the week due to cold temps. We were out on the weekend and the water was actually quite clear. This made things tough. Matt has a full report of what…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 26, 2018

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OUTLOOK Welcome to another edition of the Friday Fishing Report. The big news this week is that we were a little off on our predictions last week.  We are sorry – you can send any hate mail to weRsorry@pacificangler.ca we promise to respond with a longwinded heartfelt apology. What happened? The storm was pretty intense; the wind blew away a majority of the forecasted precipitation. Rivers did rise and in some instances blew out but not as badly as we thought. Monday and Tuesday were good days to be out on the rivers and we have a number of reports from the Capilano, Vedder and Squamish. Take a look at them in the river section of the report. Obviously with the storm, the saltwater fishing…

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…

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