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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 14, 2024

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OUTLOOK Happy Father’s Day and Family Fishing Weekend everyone! In this week’s report we share the details on how you can take friends and family out fishing on this weekend’s Family Fishing event!  We also have a look at interior and local lakes we take a have a deep dive on river water levels around the Lower Mainland so if you are thinking about getting out on the rivers in July and August you will have a rough idea of what to expect. We also have a piece on fly fishing for rockfish and ling cod plus a simple fly that all fly anglers need in their box if they are heading up the sunshine coast or over on the island.   Matt also tunes…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 7, 2024

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OUTLOOK  The great weather that was predicted last week is coming! We are going to see the first mid 20 temps of the year this weekend and it should make for some great fishing conditions.   The good weather covers almost all of the province so if you are sticking close to home or heading out of town, bring the sunscreen!   In this week’s report, we look at the Capilano River in the Rivers section where things are picking up. We also look at bass fishing because we are expecting the warm weather to really get fish moving.   We also looked at the Interior lakes. This wave of warm stable weather should kick off a diverse range of hatches and in the high elevation lakes chironomid…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 31, 2024

OUTLOOK  Nice Spring weather is coming; just maybe not this weekend. It looks as though we will see another mix of sun, cloud, rain and mid teen temperatures. Next week is the one to keep an eye on if you are looking forward to some warmth and sun with a warming trend over the next 10 days and finally some stable weather.   The unstable weather hasn’t been all bad for fishing though. It has made for some good late river fishing and the Interior lakes are still fishing well with chironomids hatching in the mid to high elevation lakes with Mayflies and other bug species starting to come off in good numbers in the lower elevation lakes. We have details on the lake fishing, if…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 24, 2024

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OUTLOOK  Cool weather with a mixed bag of sun, cloud and a little rain is the trend for this weekend for almost the entire province.   The cool weather is not a bad thing for a number of fisheries. We tend not to look too closely at rivers in May and June but, with low snowpacks and the cool weather keeping run off to a minimum, looking at water levels and planning a river trip is not out of the question.   Most anglers are looking to lake fishing and the cool weather is great for our local lakes. When things get hot in the Lower Mainland, our local lakes really slow down but with cool temperatures in the forecast well into next week, they should fish…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 17, 2024

OUTLOOK  Long Weekend Incoming! We hope everyone has a great long weekend and with luck you can head out on the water.   It looks as though mother nature is going to give us a mixed bag of weather but there will be some sun between the clouds and scattered showers. With temperatures not getting too hot we are expecting good fishing reports!  On the river front, freshet has kicked in. It hasn’t gone crazy yet but most of our rivers are in freshet and will offer limited opportunities for the foreseeable future.  We have an update on the Squamish, and a How to Fish the Capilano article in this week’s report. The Squamish is at the end of the season, but the Capilano is just…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 10, 2024

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OUTLOOK We are seeing a pretty interesting May so far!   It has hovered in a Goldilocks Zone – warm enough for good interior lake fishing but cool enough not to blow out our local rivers. This weekend may change things. With temps moving into the mid 20s we are in for a great weekend for the hitting the patio or the water, but we do expect to see snow melt on the local flows. In this week’s report we have an update on both the Squamish and the local cutthroat fishing. Both should be good this weekend but keep an eye on river levels as we might see visibility issues on the Squamish and then access issues on the local cutthroat haunts. Check out more…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 3, 2024

OUTLOOK We are into May and the weekend’s weather looks a little cool in the Lower Mainland but the Interior’s temperatures might hit 20 this weekend so it is going to be a good weekend to head out. The cool weather is actually great for the Lower Mainland rivers that are seeing a good late season. It is also good for the Lower mainland stocked lakes. Cooler weather will keep them from heating up. Reports have been good on both of these fronts, and we expect it to continue when looking at the 14-day forecast. This week we have a Squamish update where the river levels remain low and there should be more time to get up before freshet. We also have a cutthroat update…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 26, 2024

OUTLOOK  We are going to see some weather this weekend and it could be a good thing for the end of the spring river fishing season. We are watching water levels bump up as we write the report and, for many of the systems, a little water is a good thing.   This week we have reports on the Harrison, the Capilano, and the Squamish plus some notes on the Chilliwack. The Harrison has been fishing well. More water could be an issue for access, but the reports this week were good and it is well worth a trip.  The Squamish is low and could really use the water and the Chilliwack is still fishing well but a reminder that regulations change on the 1st of…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 19, 2024

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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…

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