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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 3, 2020

OUTLOOK Let’s start right off with an update on the “No Salmon Fishing Regulations” that you might have seen in the BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Region 2 updates on April 1. Matt talked about this in the video version of the report.  Also, clarification has come forward and as expected these regulations will be revisited in season and we can expect in season openings. See the statement below on the reasoning behind these regulations: “Perhaps we were not clear enough when we talked about this a the local SFAC meetings.  The intention is for DFO to work on a table for review  by the SFAC’s or a sub group as was suggested by myself at the meeting and once we have finished the DFO and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 27, 2020

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OUTLOOK Let’s start with the shop update. We are Open …. ish! The doors to the retail shop are closed to the public  but we are taking phone and email orders Monday – Saturday from 10AM – 5PM.  Give us a call at the shop – 604.872.2204  or email us at sales@pacificangler.ca to place your order.  You can pick up your order via contactless curbside pickup or we can mail it out to you. We’ve been having a ton of fun taking your calls and then doing the shopping for you. So, call in! From texted pictures of lure options to long lists of fly-tying materials or even a private facetime shopping session we can work with you to get you want you need.   With…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 20, 2020

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OUTLOOK  What a week – Again!  Let’s get non-fishing stuff out of the way first.  As we write this report, we are still open.  We again want to reassure all of our amazing clients as well as our employees that your health and well-being is our number one priority.     As such, we are taking all necessary precautions recommended by our local and national health organizations including:  Enhanced cleaning protocols in our shop and on our boats with particular focus on high traffic/contact areas  Increased sanitation and hand washing protocols  We will continue to operate business as usual but we do ask that anyone who is feeling unwell or who has been out of the country, refrain from visiting our retail location.    We’ve got hand sanitizer here at the shop, so please do make of use of it when you visit!   Don’t want to shop in store?  We will be…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 13, 2020

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OUTLOOK What a week! – Let’s take a moment to de-stress and think about something other than health concerns, ruined travel plans and crashing markets. Let’s talk fishing! This week we have some fun stuff in the video report so if you want to sit back, see some amazing footage of mother nature doing her thing, and a very cool New Zealand Fly fishing trip, be sure to watch this week’s Friday Fishing Report here: On the fishing front, we are seeing a cold spell over the next couple days which will make fishing challenging for river anglers. Check out all the details below and note that it looks as though things will warm up dramatically next week as we expect much better conditions Monday…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 6, 2020

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OUTLOOK  This week the big talk is forthcoming updates for saltwater regulations for chinook fishing.  We won’t get into all the details here in the outlook but, do have a read of Jason’s saltwater report this week for more details on his thoughts.   If you’re heading out this weekend to take advantage of the calm winds and mainly sunny days, he’s got an overview of what gear has been working.  On the river fishing front, we have had more good steelhead reports this week and although it has been cold, we are hearing ok cutthroat and bulltrout reports.  Details on the Vedder, Harrison, Squamish and the Stave Rivers are below in our Freshwater Report Section.    For all of you fly tyers we’ve got a few fly videos for you this week.  First…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 28, 2020

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OUTLOOK This week we are expecting more favourable conditions on the river fishing front.  We have details on the Squamish, Vedder, and Harrison rivers.  We also have an important piece in the video version of the report looking at 10 facts all BC anglers should know about the impact and benefits of the sport we love. Watch this week’s video report below: Also check out https://www.salmonforever.ca/ for more details. We also have a cool lake fishing fly for all you fly tiers. It is a classic Chromi with a twist.  Watch  tying video here: Last, Jason has the saltwater news at the end of the report.  Be sure to have a read and we’ll see you in the shop or on the water. INDUSTRY EVENTS…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 21, 2020

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OUTLOOK We’re rolling into the weekend with some decent conditions across the board. With relatively warm weather for this time of year fishing should be good for the weekend.    We’ve got a bit rain in the forecast but that should help with the lower river levels we are seeing in up in Squamish area.   If you’re heading out this weekend be sure to check out our reports on the Vedder and Squamish as well as the primer on the Harrison as that cutthroat fishery will be here before we know it.   Speaking of cutthroat we do have some spots still available in Andre’s upcoming course.  On the saltwater front we have been enjoying the calm waters, sunshine and warmer temperatures this week.   Prawning continues to be…

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…

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