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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 5, 2019

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OUTLOOK We are in for mixed weather this week with some rain today and then a mix of sun, light rain, and cloud over the weekend. When we see this kind of mixed mild weather the good news is the marine wind forecast is usually pretty good. Winds should be variable to 15kts and the overcast skies can make for excellent coho fishing.  We have big high tides in the mornings. This is not great for the beach anglers but for the saltwater fleet, fishing a high slack first thing in the morning can be very productive. The big news this week is the Vedder and Skagit River reports.  A number of the boys from the shop hit the Skagit this weekend. Matt has all…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 28, 2019

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OUTLOOK Summer is here and July is just around the corner! We had a damp week this week but the weather should get good this Canada Day Long Weekend with temps in the mid 20s! July is a big month in the BC fishing world. Several fisheries open on the 1st and a number of species start to show up. The big ones to talk about this week are the Vedder/Chiliwack chinook fishery, the Skagit trout fishery and the Capilano coho beach fishery. Overall, we are seeing some very favorable conditions, at least for the early stages of these fisheries. Snow pack levels are quite low in the lower part of the province. This may cause some issues later down the road but for right…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 21, 2018

OUTLOOK Summer is officially here and we are looking forward to another great summer on the water.  This past week Matt was in the interior doing some lake fishing and he also did some scouting for the upcoming river season. He has some interesting water level observations. If you are planning on hitting the Skagit when it opens July 1st or you plan to do the Thompson or other rivers in the Hope, Interior or the Pemberton areas you will want to tune in to his report below.    His lake report is full of tips as well so be sure to have a read of that one before you head to the lake this weekend. With nice warm weather we often see a strong NW…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 7, 2019

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OUTLOOK We are going to see some light rain over the next 2 days both for Vancouver and the interior. Obviously, this is not the best for fishing, but it comes with a silver lining.  Lake fishing in the interior and up the Sea to Sky area has been very good and we have reports on it below, but warm temperatures were becoming a small concern and we heard reports of lethargic fish on some of the shallower lakes. The lower temps and rain over the next couple days should help this and extend the great fishing. On the rest of the  freshwater and stillwater front we have info on the Capilano, local lakes as well as some preliminary info from Matt on water levels…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 31, 2019

OUTLOOK This has been a pretty epic spring. We have seen great temps, not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too dry. It looks like this trend will continue and we have more good weather is on the way. This weekend we will see some beautiful days in both Vancouver and the interior, and we expect more great fishing. One point of interest is we might see record temperatures in the interior this weekend. In the short term this is going to be great for fishing. We will see big hatches and lots of fish activity the only caveat is that if it continues over the next couple weeks, we could start seeing things get too warm. Good news is that the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 24, 2019

OUTLOOK Spring fishing is in full swing. We will see some mixed weather today and Saturday both locally and, in the interior, but she looks to be the start of another week of good weather come Sunday. The pressure is dropping today and tomorrow in the interior and this may affect fishing a little but all the reports from the interior lake fishing have been excellent and Sunday looks great.  On their days off all the guys  have been sneaking up to lake country so we have some good intel in this week’s  interior lake report. Once again we saw some great saltwater fishing this past week .  When winds allowed we were fishing off South Bowen from Cowan to Roger Curtis and when it…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 10, 2019

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OUTLOOK Break out the sunglasses and fishing rods it is going to be a beautiful weekend and we have a big report this week with a bunch of great features and tutorials.   First off, we have a product feature update! The boys were out last weekend testing the new Amphibifin Kick Fins that we talked about in our float tube feature last week.  Verdict? They Rock! They were noticeably faster and way easier to move around in when on shore or in shallow water. Don’t miss Brendan’s full review in this week’s report.   On the technique front we have a beginner’s guide to fishing leech patterns that you will not want to miss, and it leads into a fly tying feature where Zach…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 3, 2019

OUTLOOK We want to start off with a big thank you to everyone who came out to support the Chinook Closure Protest. We saw almost 200 guys and girls outside of Minister Jonathan Wilkinson’s Office in North Vancouver and this is just the beginning. If you didn’t make the protest there will be many more opportunities to show support so stay tuned.   In the meantime, the biggest thing you can do is get educated on the facts and whenever you are asked about the subject or hear people talking about it please take time to help educate them.Check out Jason’s report this week for ways to participate and if you need to get up to date check out our past reports where there is lots of information on the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 26, 2019

OUTLOOK Looks like a solid weekend to be heading out on the water. On the saltwater front we do have some wind that we will need to tackle but temps have been warm all week in the interior and we continue to hear good lake reports and more ice off reports. Zach was up in lake country last weekend and has some first-hand ice off reports and some fishing intel. We have our introduction to lake fishing course and intro to chironomid course coming up and there are still spots available. If you are getting into lake fishing or need a refresher, check out the details in the course section below.  If you’re looking to stay closer to home this weekend there are some good fishing opportunities on…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 19, 2019

OUTLOOK Happy Easter Long Weekend – if you’re getting out this weekend, we’ll be in the shop regular hours all weekend and closed on Monday What a week – lakes are icing off and we have been hearing great early reports on a number of lakes south of Kamloops. River fishing is still going strong and we have never seen more chinook in our local waters. Oh ya, the government also thought they should regulate the same chinook fishery with a total disregard for science, effective conservation and economics.  It is a complicated issue so be sure to have a read of Jason’s detailed review of the situation in this week’s saltwater fishing section of the report.  These new regulations are for non-retention of chinook…

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