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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 20, 2023

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OUTLOOK  Seasonally normal weather incoming! It’s funny that we are excited about seasonably “normal” weather but, for the last 5 months, we have seen very little “normal” weather. This week’s forecast is not perfect for fishing but we can say it is a “good” forecast and should be more predictable in how it affects our river fishing.  What is in this predicable forecast? We are seeing mid-single digit temperatures and a little bump of water on Saturday across the Lower Mainland. Outside of Saturday it will be a mix of sun cloud and the odd sprinkling of rain.   Overall, this means we will see rivers dropping but the bump of rain on Saturday will make sure that it doesn’t drop too fast and should maintain…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 13, 2023

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OUTLOOK  Friday the 13th and an INCOMING STORM WARNING!   As we are writing the report, we are seeing a forecast that needs to be on your radar if you are heading out fishing over the next 5 days.   The heavy rain is focused on the Sea to Sky Corridor but we will also see a fair amount of rain up the Fraser Valley.   If the numbers are correct, the Squamish area will see upwards of 50mm or more on Friday and that, combined with the heavy rain Thursday and into Friday morning, could cause flooding. We expect high, blown-out conditions but, as we all know, timing a fishing trip just before water gets too high or just as it comes down is the best strategy…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 6, 2023

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OUTLOOK  The first week of 2023 is in the books! It’s been a pretty good start to the year for river fishing. We are hearing positive steelhead reports from the Chilliwack and though the Squamish is back to low and clear conditions, bulltrout fishing over the last 10 days has been good as the water dropped from highs after Boxing Day. We have some damp relatively warm weather in the forecast for the weekend and into next week. This is good news. Consistent 5-10mm rain should keep rivers at a nice fishing level and though it is early in the season it is worth heading out.   In this week’s report, we have a Chilliwack and a Squamish update. The Squamish will get more water than…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 30, 2022

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OUTLOOK  Happy almost New Year everyone! We hope you have all had a great Christmas and enjoyed some time with family and friends.  It’s been great to see you all at our Boxing Week Sale this week and if you haven’t been down, you’ve got 2 more days to save!  There are still some incredible deals in store in every department so head on down!   Before you do, be sure to check out our New Year’s Hours below:   New Year’s Hours  Saturday December 31 – 10AM -3PM  Sunday January 1 – Closed – Happy New Year  Monday January 2 Onwards – Regular Hours  This week, in the report, we have a Chilliwack River update where the Boxing Day Derby has been moved to the 14th of…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 23, 2022

OUTLOOK  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! As we head into the holiday weekend, we hope you all are able to get where you need to be to enjoy some time with your family and friends.  Given the weather many folks haven’t been on the water but we take our hats off those that have!   We have some great photos sent in from some of the brave souls who did manage to get out in the cold.   Speaking of photos, don’t forget to enter our Best of 2022 Fishing Photos Contest!   Be sure to submit your entries by December 28 th to photocontest@pacificangler.ca    Check out all the details including prizes and submission guidelines here!    The talk of weather continues as we look to the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 16, 2022

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OUTLOOK  We hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season! The fishing has been a little challenging with cold weather and we expect this to continue with more cold weather coming this weekend, but the silver lining is we think it will warm up for Boxing Week and there could be some excellent conditions to get out if you have the time off.   We only have a couple articles this week but they are good ones. Eric has a steelhead fly tying article to share with everyone and Taylor goes over some key water level numbers for the Chilliwack River so you can plan your steelhead season. Matt also tunes in with a big video report where he shares some updates on prawning, some cool…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 9, 2022

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OUTLOOK  Another week of relatively chilly weather has kept many folks off the water but we managed to get out on the saltwater for a few days this past week.   So be sure to have a read of this week’s saltwater report!  On the freshwater front, we have a look at the upcoming forecast and opportunities to get out.  Things are looking a bit cold but it’s always worth getting out to scout for the upcoming season.    In other news, we are officially kicking off our annual Best of the Year Fishing Photo Contest! We have all the details below and we are excited to share the coolest photos from special fishing moments of 2022.   Last, but not least, we do not have a video…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 2, 2022

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OUTLOOK  Winter showed up in a big way this week and we don’t blame anyone for taking a little break from fishing. This week we are doing the same when it comes to specific fisheries reports but we do have an overview on what is happening right now and an outlook for fishing over the next month. Even though winter can be a challenge to get out, if you are paying attention to the weather and time your trips correctly there are still great options to get out. Unfortunately, as of right now we don’t see any of those windows in the 14-day trend but as we know things can change quickly when it comes to the weather so be sure to keep an eye…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 25, 2022

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OUTLOOK  This week we are seeing many of the salmon fisheries wind down but, surprisingly, there are still good reports coming in.  If you want one last kick at the can, be sure to take a look at this week’s Freshwater Fishing Reports section where we have updates on the Chilliwack and north side systems. We also have a Squamish report this week where we are seeing low clear conditions but, some solid fishing in the less than ideal water conditions. With some rain in the forecast, it might be a good weekend to hunt for egg eaters.   Last, but not least, we have a cool feature on game changer style patterns. Wiley has been playing around with them and has a learned a thing…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 18, 2022

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OUTLOOK  We are all on weather watch right now. The rivers are very low but seasonally warm daytime temperatures have made for ok fishing. We expect this trend to continue over the weekend. The low clear water makes fish picky, but the warmer temperatures have meant that their metabolisms haven’t shut down and they are still actively biting. The general trend of fish being “late” continues to hold true and systems that historically have been winding down this time of year continue to fish pretty decent for the conditions.   If the weatherman is on his game this will all change next week. There is a big storm in the forecast. This has been an ongoing trend over the last few years where big storms in…

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