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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 19, 2024


OUTLOOK  We are coming to the end of April, and we are seeing some great spring weather. It will rain a little this weekend in the Lower Mainland, Saturday night into Sunday, but that is also a good thing as most of our rivers could use some water. With temperatures hitting 19 this weekend in the Valley and rising temperatures in the Interior it is go time for all of our fisheries!   In this week’s report, we have updates on the Interior lakes fishing. We have seen lakes under 4000 feet iced off and hatches have started on the lower elevation lakes. Jason has details in the lake section of the report.   We also have updates on the Chilliwack and the Squamish. We need more…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 12, 2024

OUTLOOK  We have very nice fishing weather this weekend with a mix of sun and cloud and mid teen temperatures.  It is a great time to be an angler in the Vancouver area for sure!  This week, we have updates on the Valley Rivers, Sea to Sky Rivers and Interior lakes fishing but it is also time to start looking at bass fishing, carp fishing, cutthroat fishing and even a little early salmon river fishing/scouting.   Jordan has a Capilano primer where we have heard of a coho or two, Eric has the cutthroat article and Gavin takes a quick look at bass fishing.  We just got our bass and carp sections restocked so if you’re heading out be sure to check out details below and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 5, 2024


OUTLOOK  Welcome to April everyone!  We are having a big weekend at the shop.  We are hosting our Annual Spring Super Sale.  Everything in the store is on sale.  This is the best time to get prepared for the Spring season.  Details are below and keep an eye out for the sales list to be released in a special email mailout which will be on our social feeds later today!   If you are reading this on our website and want to get this sales list emailed to you early plus all the fishing reports make sure you are subscribed to the Friday Fishing Report newsletter.   This weekend if you can’t make it down to the sale, we won’t hold it against you if you are…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 29, 2024


OUTLOOK  Long weekend incoming!   First off, we want to wish everyone a Happy Easter Long Weekend.   We hope everyone has a chance to hunt some rabbit eggs and maybe sneak out for some fishing.  The shop is open today, Good Friday, until 7PM in case you need to pick up anything for your long weekend fishing.  We are open Saturday and Sunday with regular business hours. We will be closed Monday, for the Long Weekend, to spend some time with family and friends out on the water.   We have a big report this week. The Easter Long Weekend marks a transition period in the fishing and the end of March marks the end to a fishing licences season.  This means there are lots of options…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 22, 2024


OUTLOOK  We hope everyone enjoyed last weekend’s epic weather! This weekend looks a little less like patio weather and more like classic early Vancouver spring weather. We will see a mix of light rain and clouds with a little sun poking through. This should make for some great steelhead weather. Last week, we saw good reports across the board on this front. We also saw the chinook fishing pick up again. Last week, we saw things get challenged in the saltwater, but we have had solid trips south end of Bowen and across the strait. This is the last weekend to get out before regulation changes so make the most of it!   In this week’s report, we have river reports for the Chilliwack and Squamish…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 15, 2024


Outlook   Spring is Coming! We have an epic weekend of weather incoming and with it we expect fishing to pick up across the fisheries!   Local Lakes are getting stocked. Salmon fry are out. Steelhead reports are coming in strong, and we are even hearing that some low elevation interior lakes are close!   In this week’s report, we have details on the local lake stocking, the coastal river fishing and Jason tunes in with some updates on the upcoming interior lake fishing season. We are excited!   Also, if you missed it Brian Chan did a YouTube live with Fishing BC talking about the upcoming Stillwater season and what he does to get prepared.  If you missed it check it out below: INDUSTRY EVENTS AND UPDATES  Join…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 8, 2024


OUTLOOK  There is a warm spell coming! It is just not coming this weekend. We are going to see some more wet reasonably cold weather over the weekend but next weekend, if the weather man is on his game, looks amazing with the first 16-degree days in the forecast!   We expect this weekend to be good because we need water on many of our local rivers and then next weekend should be worth marking on the calendar.   Right now, as we write the report, we are not seeing many salmon fry in the local systems and the water is low. This should change over the weekend and if the warm weather comes next weekend, we will see salmon fry out in force.   This week, we…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 1, 2024


OUTLOOK  March is here but, it looks as though moderate winter weather is still in the cards for next week. That said, it will be a damp and relatively cold weekend with nighttime temps just above freezing in Vancouver.  Higher elevations should see some snow.  Over the last week, we heard some good reports across the fisheries but, there were also some water level issues.   The Squamish has stayed low all week, but the Chilliwack rose yesterday and got colored. Ideally, we want opposite conditions for these two rivers. We would like some more water up the Sea to Sky and less out the valley way.  Check out both reports below where we have more details.   This week we also have a saltwater update. We…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 23, 2024


OUTLOOK  We are almost at the end of February and the first day of Spring is now under one month away! River anglers should be looking at journals, old reports, weather forecasts and getting their gear ready. In the next 3 weeks we should see the first noticeable “hatch” of salmon fry and peak steelhead migration timing for many of the valley rivers.   When looking at the weather for this weekend, and over the next 14 days, we are in for a little cold snap early next week but nothing too far off seasonal averages. We will also see some precipitation. This is good as many of the rivers are low and we could sure use some more snow in the mountains. With the amount…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 16, 2024


OUTLOOK  Happy Family Day Long Weekend! We hope everyone is going to have the opportunity to spend some quality time with the family and maybe get out on the water with them. Though the weather is not going to be perfect, it doesn’t look too wet or stormy so it should be a good weekend to get out.   We have a big report this week.  Matt is back from Christmas Island, and he made it just in time to catch BC Fly Guys seminar that we hosted last weekend. He is going to tune in with the first video report in a while because he wants to share 3 of the top tips that we learned during the evening. If you are a lake guy…

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