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Back to Christmas Island and You Are Invited!

Pacific Angler is Heading Back to Christmas Island and You Are Invited! Below is a report and overview of last year’s trip. In short the trip was excellent, if you missed out we hope you can join us this year and we hope all those who went last year are looking forward to a rematch! It is as close to a perfect trip for a new warm water angler as you will find and it is definitely a trip all seasoned flats veterans need to check off the bucket list. April 3-10, 2018 – $3,600 US + Airfare Spots for this year’s trip are very limited as most of the spots are already filled with returning customers. So please contact us immediately if you are…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 17, 2017

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OUTLOOK Well at least it is warming up. After a very cold and snowy winter season there is hope in sight. It is starting to feel like spring and with it we should see fishing pick up. In this transition period we have had to deal with heavy rain and snow melt. Most of our rivers have been high and dirty. With it fishing has been a challenge but when things drop, expect excellent river fishing. Salmon fry will start to hatch in numbers over the next 2-3 weeks and warmer temps mean steelhead and bulltrout are much more eager to bite. Check out all the river reports for predictions on when things will come into shape. Solid reports are still coming off the water…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 10, 2016

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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: October 21, 2016

OUTLOOK The weatherman owes us a beer! He was off the mark last week. There are more than a few of us who changed our fishing plans last weekend based on the forecast of storms. That said when a major, legitimately dangerous, storm doesn’t materialize, we probably shouldn’t be complaining. We still got enough rain that most rivers did blow out but there were a few spots that stayed fishable and a number of places came back into shape faster than we expected. This proves the old saying you don’t know until you go. This weekend we are once again facing a wet weather forecast. On paper it is dryer and colder than last week so we’re hoping that things will stay in relatively good…

Fishing Trip of a Lifetime! Spots Available!

Join Pacific Angler on a Trip to Cayo Romano, Cuba in May! Pacific Angler is heading to Cuba for our 5th annual Cayo Romano adventure and you are invited! This trip sold out in a flash but we had a last minute cancellation and we have availability! THE FISHING IN CAYO ROMANO Simply put the fishing is spectacular. The fishing is what Florida used to be 30 years ago. For the avid warm water angler or complete novice Cayo Romano will be a trip you will not forget. “Every boat in our group last year had days of plenty, days that humbled, and days that simply made you shake your head with a huge grin on your face”Check out the amazing footage of the location…

Pacific Angler Hawaii Report: Bonefishing on Oahu

Honolulu is known for epic surfing, Pearl Harbour, shaved ice and bad traffic, but for those who love warm water fishing it is known as one of the most challenging big bonefish destinations in the world. For years I have heard stories of anglers fishing Hawaii and at first I didn’t put much stock in the hype. This changed when I began to notice that all the experts I talked to got a haunted look in their eyes whenever I brought up bonefishing in Hawaii. This winter when my wife and I decided to vacation on the island I knew that I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see what that haunted look was all about. What I found blew my expectations out of the…

Ultimate Cuba Trip One Spot Available!

Matt’s Dream Cuba Trip – One Spot Available! Last year when rumours that relations with Cuba and the USA were going to change, we began planning the ultimate tarpon and bone fish trip to Cuba. With the changing political tides, thousands of anglers in the US are going to have access to the flats in Cuba and we expect the price will undoubtedly increase and access to prime time spots will be much more challenging. Matt Sharp, your host for this trip, has decided to go big before things change. He has booked the “ultimate” flats experience utilizing a private luxury yacht to access one the best tarpon and bonefish habitats in the Caribbean, The Isle of Youth. This will be Matt’s 5th trip to…

Pacific Angler’s Featured Spring Raft Trip!

SQUAMISH DRIFT – SPRING 2014! Each year we wait in anticipation for the month of April. This is the month that we drift the Squamish River with the expectation of catching a chrome steelhead and feisty bulltrout or rainbow’s feeding on fry. The Squamish is a magical river flanked by snow capped mountains and glistening glaciers with mountain goats gazing down from the cliffs above. As it drains the Squamish and Elaho Valley it forms numerous runs and pools that are ideally suited to fly fishing but equally exciting if you prefer tossing spinners or float fishing! Join the Pacific Angler Guides as they man the oars of the raft and guide you in search for bull trout, Dolly Varden, rainbow and the elusive but…

BC Stillwater Guided Fishing – Spring 2013

Pacific Angler Stillwater Guided Fly Fishing Packages By BC Brothers Stillwater angling has become one of the most popular ways of fishing for trout. The tranquil settings along with the art of casting a fly, makes the experience one that never leaves your mind. We invite you on a stillwater adventure of a lifetime catching spectacular rainbow trout in some of the most peaceful, picturesque lakes in British Columbia. The focus will be on the Merritt and Kamloops area, which boasts dozens of lake choices within a 2-hour driving radius. The lakes in this area are host to strong aquatic insect populations, which can produce trout upwards of 10lbs. Your guides, Jason and Derek Jakubec will help remove the mystery behind reading a lake the…

Chinook Fishing Has Started!

It’s finally spring in Vancouver! Warm sunny days on the ocean means big chinook salmon off of Bowen Island and the famed Thrasher Rock. Yes, it is time to book your yearly trip for bright chrome chinook salmon! Pacific Angler guide, Jason, had an excellent two days of fishing on “The Hump” limiting out for chinook salmon on both days. The reports have continued to come through the shop, and this is just the beginning. A mess of chrome chinook salmon and crabs   These large schools of aggressive chinook salmon will be in our area until the end of June. Currently, we are catching fish at “The Hump” just south of Bowen Island. This is a great area to fish on a 8 hr…

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