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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 5, 2021


OUTLOOK  Welcome to March!  We are pumped to welcome a much better fishing month.  Overall, February is probably the toughest fishing month in the 12-month cycle fishing in the Lower Mainland.  The good news is that March is actually one of the better months. Why?  It is a month of transition.  Temps warm up, the salmon fry hatch and there is lots to do if you love…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 19, 2021

OUTLOOK  As we write this report, we are rooting for the weatherman to be right.  He is predicting warmer temps this weekend as well as some rain.  We need to see river levels bump up a bit because they are low right now and fishing has been a challenge.  We have details on both the Squamish and the Vedder river in the river section.   Jason will be…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 12, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Almost every year we see a noticeable cold snap in February across the Lower Mainland.  It is usually caused by Arctic outflows and things get darn “cold”.  All of you easterners can tune in now with your insults about westerners being soft.  This is usually the coldest of our year and it usually represents the low point in the year for fishing.  Rivers drop, water clarity goes gin clear and fish…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 5, 2021


OUTLOOK  Welcome to February!  We are blessed that the Lower Mainland offers 12 months of fishable weather but February is probably one of the more challenging months to get out and hook fish. That said, there are still good options if you like a challenge.   This week we have details on the major river systems and reports continue to be solid when it comes to winter…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 29, 2021


OUTLOOK  This week is a big report!  We are announcing the winner of the Best of 2020 Fishing Picture Contest, we have a cool steelhead fly video from Jordan, Haiden takes an in-depth look at the newest Simms Wader and we also have intel on the Vedder and Squamish, where there is a lot of water coming this weekend but it could equal good fishing.   Last but not least, Jason…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 22, 2021


OUTLOOK  Cooler weather is incoming but the weekend looks great for outdoor activities.  This week, we have an ice fishing update where Sterling talks a little about brook trout fishing.  We also have an update on the Stave because we have heard a couple positive reports from out that way as well as an update on the Vedder.  Conditions have been up and down over the last week but the reports coming in continue to be…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 15, 2021

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OUTLOOK  It has been a wet week but there were windows of good fishing.  We have 3 major fisheries to look at this week.  One is doing relatively well; one is pulling through with “average” reports but we expect better things to come, and another is raising some eyebrows with concerning numbers.   The bright spot this week is the valley steelhead reports.  Even though river levels have been a challenge the week…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 8, 2021


OUTLOOK  2021 is already proving to be interesting.  At least for this weekend, on the weather front, things should improve.  We got smoked all week with heavy rains and the rivers reacted accordingly.   The silver lining is that the rivers are dropping as we write the report and they should fish well over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  There is more rain next week so keep an eye on river levels.  We have…

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