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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 14, 2020

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OUTLOOK Another week of drizzly weather may be taking it’s tole on your vitamin D levels but on the fishing front the weather this week looks excellent. Enough rain to keep things from getting painfully low but not too much rain to blow things out. The temperatures also look excellent for spending time in the great outdoors. This week we have updates on all the major rivers as well as some fun fish pics. We had reports of good steelhead, cutthroat and bulltrout fishing this week. This bodes well for the weekend. Jason also has a Saltwater update and the fishing continues to be good. There were lots of boats out last weekend and we heard good things from everyone who made it out. If…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 7, 2020

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OUTLOOK Well the storm last week came as predicted and it was a doozy. All the major rivers went into the trees. The good news is that things are coming into shape nicely with an optimistic forecast for the weekend. That said it wouldn’t be a Friday if we didn’t have some weather adversity to be stressing about and there is another dump of rain in the forecast for today. With all things considered it will probably be good for fishing over the next 4 days, but you will still want to keep an eye on it for Friday and Saturday. In the river reports we have a look at the crazy water levels last week and have intel on how the systems are dropping….

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 31, 2020

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OUTLOOK This week we are seeing a massive dump of water today as the report comes out. If the weatherman is on his game, it will blow out most of the major river systems around Vancouver. We have intel from the Chilliwack and Squamish. Both saw challenging conditions last weekend and the Chilliwack had a substantial slide on the upper river. They both came into perfect fishing levels mid-week but we are watching this closely and are concerned about how the heavy rain will affect things. We also have an overview reports on the Harrison System and Stave in this week’s report. It is time to start looking at these systems and the reports are starting to trickle in on these systems. Check out the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 24, 2020

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OUTLOOK From cold weather and heavy snow to warm weather and heavy rain the weather continues to be interesting. The rivers fished well this last week with the shift in weather. They hit perfect levels and had nice colour. We saw good numbers of bulltrout on the Squamish and Steelhead reports were encouraging on the Vedder. The conditions are probably changing this weekend. With continued rain we are expecting dirtier water on most major rivers around the lower mainland. In this week’s report we look at the Squamish and the Vedder and look at water levels you should be following. In the Video Version of the report Matt has an interesting update From the Vedder/Chilliwack hatchery on Steelhead numbers as well as possible changes for…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 10, 2020

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OUTLOOK Go fishing now because winter is coming! That is the theme of this week’s report. We heard better steelhead reports from the Vedder this week, some solid reports front the Squamish and a few other fisheries were in good shape.  The news this week is the weather on the horizon. In the next 2 days we have snow in varying degrees forecasted for the region and starting Sunday we have a substantial cold spell. With temps at night below –10 in both Chilliwack and Squamish we can expect rivers to plummet and fishing to get challenging. In this week’s report we look at the major systems with some predictions on water levels.  The one thing to remember with very cold temperatures is that fish…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 3, 2020

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OUTLOOK Welcome to a new decade! We thank everyone for all their support in 2019 and we are excited for 2020! 2019 was one hell of an interesting fishing year. We saw considerable political  and fisheries management issues with saltwater fisheries and the Upper Fraser Steelhead and salmon fisheries. We also had debatably some of the best chinook fishing Vancouver has seen in a generation.  Lake fishing was excellent. We saw the entire fishing community rally against the disregard of science when it comes to fisheries management. We also saw people come together from First Nations, Government and the private sector  to work tirelessly to help salmon migrate the Upper Fraser slide. The political fight is ongoing and many volunteers have been working diligently  to…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 20, 2019

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OUTLOOK We are almost at Christmas, but the good river fishing weather keeps coming! This does not mean “nice” weather.  It means classic West Coast rain, timed right before the days you want to go fishing. For the last month it seems as though we have been getting a bump of water Thursday, Friday, Saturday and then good fishing levels Saturday, Sunday, Monday. It looks as though things might continue and it could be the best one yet…. at least on the river level front. We are getting a big bump of water as we write this report. We expect this to color up the rivers and probably (If the weatherman isn’t lying) blow out rivers. But with relatively cool temps we expect them to…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 13, 2019

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It looks like another great forecast for winter river fishing. With rain yesterday and a little more today it should hold river levels and keep things from getting too low and clear. We have heard more reports of steelhead on the Chilliwack and egg fishing continues to be good on the Squamish and Stave. Check out the freshwater section of the report for more details. The forecast is also looking pretty good for those of you who are looking to heads out on the salt this weekend.  Combined with favorable tides it will be a great weekend to hit the water.  Jason has more details in his report this week so be sure to give that a read.  The video report this week is packed…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 6, 2019

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OUTLOOK We have a beautiful forecast coming into the weekend. When we say beautiful, it is not all sunshine and lollipops.  We will be seeing some rain but for a winter fisherman it looks perfect. They are forecasting a bit of rain Thursday (as we are writing the report) with more to come on Friday and Saturday then a shift to relatively nice weather on Sunday/Monday. The other one you want to pay attention to is the temperature. She is going to be warm! At least for the time of year. This warm rain will rise river levels, get fish moving and feeding. We expect good fishing over the weekend on all our major river systems so if you can make it out this weekend it should be worth it!   Below…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 29, 2019

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OUTLOOK Black Friday is here and we’ve got the deals!   We’ve got some great savings in store for you all weekend long and some BIG savings on Islander Reels. Click HERE for a full list of all sale items! We have one sale item that deserves special mention! Check out these limited-edition Purple Islander Reels! With limited numbers in stock and at a price this good you’ll want to be sure the get yours TODAY! All Islander Steelheader and MR3s of any colour are on sale  at BIG savings. We also have a number of other very big discounts on items throughout the store so check out the list below! Islander Steelheader Centerpin Reel reg. $499.99 25% OFF on Nov 29 and 20% OFF Nov…

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