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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 15, 2019

Fishing In a boat on the harbour

OUTLOOK Nasty weather inbound?! We have a question mark here because the weather reports over the last 3 weeks have forecast bad weather multiple times but it really never came to pass. That said this one looks like a doozy and we expect it will be hard for the weatherman to get it wrong. We have a massive dump of rain coming on Saturday and if the numbers hold true it will affect all our major river systems in a big way. Right now, they are forecasting 50-70mm and have a weather warning in effect up in Squamish with less but still significant ran for the Fraser Valley as well. It is rare to see a weather report of this magnitude. We are concerned not…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 8, 2019

Squamish_River_Fishing_Trips

OUTLOOK We wish everyone a great Remembrance Day long weekend and once you have had time to pay your respects it looks like a good weekend to get out on the water! We will see a little rain on Saturday and that should help colour up the waters of our local rivers. This is a good thing because as it stands the river are getting low. There is more water coming up the valley than the Squamish but we do not expect things to get too dirty. Check out the details on the Vedder and Squamish in the report below. Over the last week we have seen improving chum numbers. Though the numbers are still concerning there have been some positive reports and when looking…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 1, 2019

A child holding a freshly caught Salmon fish

OUTLOOK We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Cold and clear is the forecast for the foreseeable future and that is going to change things up substantially for the river fisherman. Cold and clear is not ideal because you will see river levels drop and become very clear. This slows fish movement and makes them much more wary. For a couple systems that have been high all season this will make fishing spots more accessible but overall it will make the actual fishing more challenging. Chum numbers have improved but are still not good.  So, if you’re headed out be sure to be prepared from clear conditions and cover lots of water.  This week we look at all the major spots and Aidan…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 25, 2019

Irish_Cream_Spoon_Herring

OUTLOOK The weather looks great for the upcoming weekend. We will get a touch of rain today and then it is clear skies right into next week. We could see some issues with clear water if it stays cold next week but as it stands, things look great for the weekend for our river anglers.    On the saltwater front it’s time to hit the water and do a bit of scouting for some winters.  Today was a no go for fishing given the winds but things improve a bit as we look to the weekend but be sure to check your marine forecast before you head out.    This week we look at the Vedder, Stave, Squamish and Harrison. Matt has details on the weather and overall trends in…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 18, 2019

Vedder_River_Salmon_Fishing

OUTLOOK She’s Going to Rain! That’s the report.  Actually, as we look at water levels right now it might not be the whole story. There is a ton of rain in the forecast but it has been downgraded from biblical levels to just heavy rain and with that downgrade you might see some windows of fishable water. Overall, we expect things to blow out on the major systems but keep your eyes on the water graphs and the forecast. We have intel on the Vedder where fishing has been excellent this week, we have updates on the Harrison were fishing has been a little more challenging as well as some info on the Squamish and Stave. On the lake front many local lakes have recently…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 11, 2019

Fishing_In_Vanouver

OUTLOOK We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you can get out for some fishing with the extra day off. The good news is the weather continues to be great for salmon fishing. That doesn’t mean warm dry weather. Good fall salmon weather means a mix of light to medium rainfall with the odd day of clear skies and cold nights to clear up the rivers. It looks like there will be more of this in the forecast for the weekend.  For your weekly dose of Matt Madryga (best comment ever) – Matt has a detailed look at the weather and water levels this weekend in the Friday fishing report YouTube edition. The one liner is that there should be excellent…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 4, 2019

OUTLOOK We are in the first week of October and salmon season on the local river is in full swing. Reports across the board have been excellent and it looks as though the weather will cooperate for the weekend. We might see the “perfect storm” over the next 4-5 days and when we say that it means we will get some rain to keep rivers from getting clear, but we shouldn’t get too much rain to blow them out. Matt has a detailed look at the weather in the video report and you will see specific details on water levels and clarity in the river sections below. Andre has another fly video over at Frenzy Flies. It is a cool variant on an egg sucking…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 27, 2019

It’s the last week in September and the weather looks awesome! At least on the rain front but we are seeing some wind over the next couple days. This could affect saltwater anglers, so make sure you check your marine forecast but at least for the river guys and girls she looks solid! With temps in the mid-teens during the day and then 3-6 degrees in the night with no rain after today, we expect all of our rivers to fish well. We have info on the Harrison, Chilliwack and Squamish in this week’s report. One minor exception to this statement is the Squamish. She is fishing “ok” right now but it is still quite coloured as we write the report. With temperatures around 3…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 20, 2019

OUTLOOK It’s a big weekend for fishing and fishing gear! This weekend is our annual Fall Salmon Sale. Everything is on sale so you won’t want to miss it but we know that you are not here just for sales, you’re here for the report. Matt has the report video out – bear with us as it was a late night filming after some serious sale prep and the audio is not the best but there is some great info on our fall fisheries, a sneak peek from Andre that you will want to see along with a quick chat about politics and the Jill Bennet show that Jason was on earlier this month.  Check out the video here: On the fishing front we are…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 13, 2019

OUTLOOK It’s Friday and we’re back with another Friday Fishing Report and Video Outlook.  The first big storm of September is coming! If the weather man is on his game there is a ton of rain hitting the coast over this weekend and this will probably blow out our local rivers. This will make fishing a challenge on the Squamish but there is less rain hitting up the valley and the Vedder might not blow out as badly. Watch your river levels and check out the details below on the Squamish and Vedder rivers. If they don’t blow out or you can catch it when they settle, we should see some great salmon fishing and trout/char fishing.  Interior lake fishing is heating up and we…

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