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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 5, 2021


OUTLOOK  There might be some sun on Friday but, it looks like another wet week coming up.  This is going to put us on river levels watch once again.  As the forecast stands right now, we anticipate there will be some pockets of time where you can get out on the water so be sure to keep an eye on the weather and the river levels.    When the rivers were not too high last week, we had good reports.  Lots of folks got out coho fishing and though it is tapering off in systems that have an earlier coho run, there are still lots of fish coming into the systems that have later runs.   We have more details on all the major systems in this week’s freshwater fishing report section, so be sure to have a read…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 29, 2021


OUTLOOK  It is almost the end of October and it looks like we have a great weekend of weather for both trick or treating and fishing!  The rivers got hammered with rain over the last couple days but with cold nights and clear skies they should come into shape soon.   Chum fishing is closed (see the regulation update below) but coho fishing is still going strong.  We have details on the Vedder, Squamish, Harrison and Stave in the Freshwater Report Section below.    Another fishery to look at is lake fishing.  Sterling talked about targeting brook trout in last week’s report but Jason tunes in this week with some late season tactics for those who are not ready to put the lake fishing gear away just yet!     Last, but certainly not leastm we’ve got an update for all of our saltwater anglers so be sure…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 22, 2021

OUTLOOK  We had some interesting weather last weekend.  As predicted, the Squamish blew out hard but a couple of the valley rivers didn’t see as much rain as forecasted and though they rose hard they stayed fishable yielding some good fishing reports.  Matt apologizes for being a little off in his prediction on the Chilliwack in the video version of the report but, one thing he did get right was regulation changes on chum fishing.  With low return numbers, they have changed chum regs on the major Fraser Valley systems to no retention.  Check out last week’s report for details.   We have more rain in the forecast this weekend.  It is not as much as we saw last weekend but we still recommend keeping a close eye on water levels before heading out.   This week we have updates on all the major river fisheries so have a read…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 15, 2021


OUTLOOK  If you haven’t looked out the window today there is a big weather system coming today and Saturday with 25 mm+ forecast up the valley and 50mm + forecast up Sea to Sky way and, unfortunately, we are expecting blowouts on our major river systems.   Fishing has been good for chinook and coho prior to this weather and we have details on the Harrison, Chilliwack, Capilano, and Squamish in this week’s report.  We have details below but, overall, our advice is to watch river levels closely, as when they settle, fishing should be excellent.    We also have been watching chum numbers on the Albion Test Fishery closely.  Numbers are not looking good.  Though chum are open on the Harrison and Stave systems, as of the writing of this report, a fisheries notice was released late this afternoon noting you may not retain chum salmon in Fraser River Tributaries as of October 16 at 0:00….

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 8, 2021


OUTLOOK  River salmon fishing is in full swing.  After last week’s rain and the rivers settled, we had good reports from all major systems.  We have details below in our freshwater fishing reports section but, in a nut shell, it’s go time.  If you’re heading out of town this weekend for Thanksgiving, we have heard some good reports from the lakes in the interior.  Sterling is heading up for a trip this weekend and has a write up on what he plans to fish with some pics of the flies he has been tying for the trip.  Definitely worth checking out if you are getting out for some lake fishing in the next few weeks.    For our saltwater anglers, Jason is back with a saltwater report this week.   He’s got updates on the Cap fishery as it winds down for the season and some thoughts on the upcoming winter chinook…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 1, 2021


OUTLOOK  October is here!  We have been hearing great reports but, the weather has been interesting over the last two days.  All that rain yesterday hit our rivers and they have spiked.  We are writing the report late Thursday so keep an eye on things because we are hopeful that things drop fast and there will be some great fishing into the back end of the weekend.   In this week’s report we have details on the Chilliwack, Squamish, Capilano, and Harrison. Sterling has an interior lake update and last, but certainly not least, we have another fly box give away!  Andre is giving away a fly box with the patterns he has tied on his YouTube channel over the last few months.  Check out the video vision of the report for details on how to enter. Matt also goes over river levels in detail and shares a great saltwater video that…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 24, 2021


OUTLOOK  River salmon season is in full swing.  We have been hearing good reports from the Vedder and Capilano this week.  We have also seen some interesting numbers in the Albion test fishery on the Fraser.  Chum numbers in the test sets are picking up so we should see those fish show up in the Harrison, Stave, Vedder and other Fraser tributaries over the next 10 days.  See the freshwater fishing reports section below for our reports on the Harrison, Capilano and Chilliwack/Vedder.  For those fishing the Stave, a heads up for you re: parking.  The word is that By-law officers will be ticketing anyone parking on the side of the road if their tires are on the pavement.  This means you will need to find a spot where you can get off the road onto the gravel.  They are ticketing…

Pacific Anger Friday Fishing Report: September 17


OUTLOOK  Fall is coming.  There is a bite in the air and we have the first big storm of the season forecast for today.  With it, we expect fall salmon fishing in our rivers to really ramp up.  Harrison, Capilano, Chilliwack, and systems up the Sea to Sky highway will be worth looking at after things settle with the rain.  It will only be a matter of when and if the rain blows out the systems for the weekend.    The Fraser is also one to look at for the weekend.  In areas it will close over the next few days but the reports continue to be good.  Taylor has details on the closures in his report this week.    The rain is also going to change the saltwater fishing and beach fishing but, we have had good reports this week.  JT will…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 10, 2021


OUTLOOK  The first week of September is in the books and everyone is settling into Fall routines.  We’re looking forward to getting back into the classroom this Fall with our upcoming courses here at the shop.       On the fishing front, there were some openings in the last week for pink salmon so be sure to check out those updates in the “Regulation Update” section below.  For those of you out in the valley, things are slowly starting to pick up on the Chilliwack/Vedder.   If you’re heading a bit further afield, Matt has a quick update on what to expect on the Skagit this weekend and Sterling has a report on the Interior Lakes.    On the saltwater, Jason will be back next week with a detailed report but our boats have been out on the water and we are still…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 3, 2021


OUTLOOK  Welcome to September!   Summer just flew by – who can believe that school is just round the corner.  We’ll start this week with our saltwater anglers – chinook fishing did open on the first of the month even if there was a little confusion without an official announcement but it is open and Jason has details on what we saw over the last couple days.   On the river front, we have info on the Squamish where there are still lots of fish but the water has gotten dirty again.  We also have a Capilano update where the river fishing is poor and the beach fishing is good but we are looking out for the first big rains of the fall to flip this around.   There’s a Skagit report and a Vedder report and if you are getting ready for the fall salmon season, Matt has a detailed piece on understanding the confusing world…

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