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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 16, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Epic weather incoming for the weekend!  We are going to see temperatures in the 20’s across the lower half of the province!  This means we should see most of our local fisheries picking up.   We have seen relatively low water on our local rivers and the cool night temps. have kept the water clear.  This warm high-pressure system might change things and we should see some snow melt this weekend across the Lower Mainland.  We will also see some ice melt in the interior.   From the water we have details on the Squamish, Harrison and Chilliwack in the freshwater section and we have some details on interior lakes in the still water section of the report.  This week, Alex also has a detailed piece on early season bass lures that you will want in your kit. We expect this warm weather to kick off bass fishing locally.   The big news this week on the fishing regulation and politics front is that it is…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 09, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Spring has sprung and we are seeing great weather in the forecast.  Today’s rain might help out some of our valley fisheries and we will see temps break the double-digit mark in the Lower Mainland next week.  We might even see double digits in the interior at some lower elevations. With this in mind, Sterling has an update on interior lake fishing.  He was out and did some interesting fishing last weekend and we expect this to continue with temps maybe even hitting the high teens next week.   We also have updates on cutthroat fishing on the Harrison, late Vedder steelheading and the Squamish area for those that live up that way.  On the saltwater front, Jason is back this week with our bi-weekly saltwater report.  While there is not a whole lot to report on the fishing front, given the April…

CHINOOK UPDATE 2021

As of April 1st, we are under some very restrictive interim chinook fishing regulations in the Vancouver area.  In this update I am going to talk about the regulations, proposals on the table, what we might see in the coming weeks, and what you can do about it.  Here is great video from Public Fishery Alliance on the importance of the SFAB proposals DFO is currently considering.     The Sport Fish Advisory Board (SFAB) has put forward recommendations to DFO to have some hatchery chinook retention areas in Howe Sound and over at Gabriola Island as of April 1st, 2021.    I can’t sum it up any better than the Sport Fishing Institute did in a recent update, so here is what they have to say:  AWAITING A SOUTH COAST CHINOOK DECISION While we wait to…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 02, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Happy Long Weekend Everyone!  It looks like we will see some rain but this is a good thing for the river fisherman.  In this week’s report we have info on the Squamish, the Vedder as well as the Harrison and the Stave.  The weather was a little interesting last weekend but we are hearing good cutthroat reports and with some overcast drizzly days this weekend all the rivers should fish well.   The big news this week has to be the saltwater chinook fishing regulations that were released. If you guys missed it, and you are planning on taking the boat out this weekend, be sure to familiarize yourself with the regulations.  Be sure to check back for any updates and amendments to the regulations and make sure to read Jason’s Important Chinook Update that went out earlier today.    On a lighter note, if you are gearing up for lake fishing, Zach has a cool Interior…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 26, 2021

OUTLOOK  We are almost at the end of March.  Though we haven’t seen crazy warm weather, temps are holding in the high single digit range and it makes for great fishing weather.  This weekend, we are going to see some rain and like last week this is a good thing.  Rivers are low and can use the water.  Hopefully, the banks will hold.  In this week’s report, we look at the Vedder/Chilliwack, the Squamish and the Stave rivers.  Water levels were low but there were continued clarity issues on the Chilliwack.  See the River section for updates.  Cutthroat fishing is starting.  A few of the guys at the shop have been out and there are fish around.  We have an update on the Harrison with cutties in mind.  Last but not least, we have a local lake update and a…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 19, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Local lakes are getting stocked, temperatures are rising and we have some rain in the forecast.  Though the rain may not be ideal for spending time outdoors it should be good for fishing in most areas.  The rivers could use a little water and overcast days are better for spring trout fishing.   This week in the report Alex has a piece on how to fish the local lakes that have been freshly stocked. Taylor has a Vedder update where we are still getting good reports and Zach tunes in for the Squamish where again, we have heard “ok” reports across the board but the system could use some water.   On the politics and fisheries science side of things, we are at the end of a licence cycle and new regulation announcements are coming soon.  This will be worth paying attention to.   A bunch of DFO…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 12, 2021

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OUTLOOK  It looks like we will see spring continue to poke her head out with temps getting into double digits in many areas across the lower mainland this week.  That said, the night temps remain low, so warm clothes and gloves are still not a bad idea for the mornings and evenings.  We should see a mix of sun and some rain this weekend but overall, the forecast looks good for fishing!  This week we look at the Chilliwack, Stave, Squamish and Capilano systems in the river section and Jason tunes in for a saltwater update at the end of the report.  Matt is taking this week off for the video report but he will be tuning in next week.   On to the report!   INDUSTRY EVENTS AND UPDATES  We’re Hiring – Saltwater Fishing Guides  The saltwater season is just around the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 5, 2021

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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 waving a length of graphite around on our local flows or salt chuck.  This week, the Vedder had some very bad slide issues but there should still be fishing options for those of you looking to get out.  On the Squamish, it is low but rain is coming and it should be a good weekend with a mix of rain and cloud in the forecast.  Saltwater is still fishing well when the winds allow you to get out there.  Next week, Jason will tune in for the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 26, 2021

OUTLOOK  It looks like we are going to see some more solid weather this weekend.  Temperatures will be well within seasonal averages and there will only be a little bit of precipitation.  There might be some wind concerns for the saltwater guys but overall a good weekend to get out.    Water bumped up last week in many of our systems but things are dropping.  Squamish will be low and clear again but the Vedder should be in good fishing shape.  Check out Alex’s update on the Chilliwack, Jordan’s update on the Squamish and Taylor’s report on the Stave.    On the saltwater front, Jason has the latest report for you all this week.  On the video front, we are taking an extra break but Matt will be back next week.    As you all know, we have all gone down…

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 tuning in next week with a full saltwater update.  But, this week, we have an update on the halibut fishery as well as a video from our friends at Reel West Coast.  Check it out in the saltwater section of this week’s report.   Last, but not least, a friendly reminder that midnight tonight is the deadline to get your tickets for the early bird draws for the Sport Fishing Institute of BC’s 2021 Big Spring Raffle.  Get your tickets today and support a great…

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