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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 24, 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 22, 2019


OUTLOOK As expected last week’s rain hit the river’s around the lower mainland hard but not quite as hard as we expected. If you were watching the weather, there were some excellent windows to get out fishing. The funny thing is we are looking at a very similar weather report this week. We are going to see a big dump of water Saturday. Check out Matt’s Video report for a detailed look at the weather. It’s going to be interesting because we can use last week as a gauge to have a solid prediction of what to look for this week. As predicted the fishing has been good after the blow out so if you listened to the report, watched the weather and got out…

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


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…

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