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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 10, 2016


OUTLOOK Start rigging up the rods! The crazy weather this week is flipping on its head and turning from cold snow to warm rain and then some sun early next week. This is awesome for the winter fishing scene. In the next 48 hours we will probably see some flooding, blown out rivers and treacherous driving conditions but when things settle down it looks very good for fisherman. This week we saw some fish being caught out in Chilliwack and some bull trout in the lower Squamish but it was slim pickings. The snow made things risky last week and we saw some awesome pictures of guys braving hip deep snow to fish the rivers. Check out all the river reports below. On the saltwater…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 3, 2017

OUTLOOK We are coming up on another cold spell and it looks as though there will be another snowstorm in the forecast. This is going to make fishing the weekend interesting. With the cold in mind we are dreaming of warmer destinations.   This Friday’s Feature Product is complete warm water spinning setups. If you are suffering through the cold but have a trip down south on the horizon this is the perfect time to get your travel spinning rod, reels and lures. Check it out below and don’t miss out on this sale! The Vedder had some good reports from the last week and though the cold may slow things down we have a full moon coming up on the 10th and February is one…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 27, 2017


OUTLOOK January is finally picking up. Warm weather and a mix of sun and light rain are in the forecast. Winter anglers know this usually means good fishing. We had some excellent reports from last weekend and we are excited to see what the next week will bring. It is time to escape the indoors and hit the water. Steelhead reports are coming in consistently from the valley. Check out the river reports below from Max, Sam and Alex for the latest and some suggestions on gear and presentations. Matt was up the Squamish this last weekend for his egg fishing course and though they had to work hard stomping through deep snow to find fish when they found them, fishing was pretty awesome. We…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 20, 2017


OUTLOOK It’s warm and wet, two of the best things for river fishing in the winter! It is time to get out and chase steelhead or trout species on our local waters. Most of the rivers blew out yesterday with the heavy rain but they crested and should be coming down today. This is great for the weekend. Water levels may be high Saturday but depending on the weather we should see some good conditions at some point over the weekend. Matt is on the Squamish this weekend for his egg fishing course and some of the guys are heading up to the Vedder to do some steelheading. Check out Matt’s predictions for the weekend on the Squamish and take a look at Sam’s Vedder…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 13, 2017


OUTLOOK Well we saw another freezing week and slow fishing on the bull trout, cutthroat, and rainbow river fishing front. We did hear of some decent steelhead fishing on the Vedder but cold days are always a challenge. The big news this week is it was a full moon and there is warm, wet weather coming early next week! Check out the river reports below but you should be getting your gear ready and pick up a day off late next week. We expect excellent river fishing soon! The saltwater fishing has been a real positive note with river fishing being a challenge. This is a great time to get out in the harbour or up Howe Sound. Our guide boats have been consistently finding…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 6, 2017


OUTLOOK Holy cow it’s cold! We are having one of the coldest winters on record and it doesn’t look to be changing soon. We are all looking very closely at the 14-day forecasts and there is hope in sight. Out of the next seven days the best fishing days look to be this weekend. It will be cold with possible snow but it won’t be too cold. Steelhead will bite in cold weather, especially if they are fresh, so heading to the Vedder this weekend is not a bad idea. Cold days have very little effect on winter chinook fishing as long as the wind doesn’t pose a problem. There has been some wind so keep your eye on the marine forecast. We have had…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 30, 2016


OUTLOOK 2016 is almost over and we are looking forward to 2017. We had a great year at the shop. The weather was interesting for our boxing week sale but lots of guys braved the snowstorm and got great deals. On a whole, weather was interesting for the entire year. We had a cooler summer and a very wet fall. This hampered some of the salmon river fishing and chinook fishing out in the harbour was admittedly nothing to write home about. That said there were some moments of great fishing. We had a record chum return and lots of anglers had fun pulling on chum on the Squamish and Fraser Valley rivers. It was nice to see that jigs became the go to method…

Pacific Angler Fishing Report: December 16, 2016


OUTLOOK The arctic outflow warning is still in effect but there is hope on the horizon. Things will warm up Sunday and continue into early next week. The warming trend will come with some snow and rain but not too much and with the rivers low and clear this will also be a good thing. It still won’t be warm by some people’s standards but it will be within season norms and this should help fishing on all fronts. If it gets into the 5-8 degree range and we don’t see too much precipitation fish should be very good! If you have some time off over the holidays the Squamish, Stave and Harrison should be good to look at if you want to fish for…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 9, 2016

OUTLOOK Christmas season is upon us and so is the cold! All the rivers are dropping like a rock and even the Harrison may be fishable after a long season of high waters! Cold, clear days are fun if you are prepared for the weather and the fishing conditions.  Fish are getting picky but if you use fluorocarbon, less obtrusive presentations and fish a little slower than normal you can have some excellent river fishing this time of year. If you’re headed out to the Squamish we have some cold weather tactics for the bull trout fisherman in this week’s. If you’d prefer to hit the water in the valley, the Stave and even the Harrison might have some egging opportunities as well. The Vedder…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 2, 2016


OUTLOOK Things are getting cold! It may be a little late for river salmon season but the mix of rain and cold weather is great for egg fishing for bull trout. We have had a number of great reports this week and though we have been on a constant weather watch for blown out rivers, anglers have been finding fish. The salmon fishing in the Vedder is almost completely over. We had some good bull trout reports and we are eagerly awaiting reports of steelhead, which should be coming soon. Check out Alex’s Vedder report for more details. When the weather has cooperated, winter spring fishing has been great. Don’t miss Jay’s write up at the end of the report. He had an excellent day…

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