• The Pacific Angler blog is your source for fishing reports, industry news, sales, events, classes, courses, guiding and destination travel!

    This blog will let you know what is going on in the local fishing scene; when to go, where to go, and what to use! It will keep you updated on the latest and greatest rods, reels, lines, lures and flies.

    It will keep you informed on weekly specials, sales events, and contests. We will also be highlighting some great fishing pictures, videos, and information on our trips around the world in pursuit of game fish!

    In short this is Vancouver’s blog for the fishing enthusiast! Intoxication may occur with excessive use, enjoy responsibly.

Home / Archive by Category "FIshing Reports" (Page 3)

Archives

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 21, 2020

Skagit_River_Dry_Fly

OUTLOOK It looks like it will be a little wet for today and though maybe not ideal for going outdoors it is probably good for keeping forests damp and rivers from getting low. We have had a very high-water year but things are now getting low so it is good timing. If the weatherman is on his game the weather should clear up Saturday/Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud so you should be good to get out then. If you’re heading out we’ve got updates on the Skagit, Capilano and Vedder Rivers.  Jordan did some warm weather interior lake fishing this week as well so be sure to check out his report. On the saltwater front many of you may have heard that…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 14, 2020

Vancouver_saltwater_fishing_West_Van_Coho_Chinook

OUTLOOK  We have hit the middle of August and it looks as though the weather will be a little warmer this weekend with temps in the high 20s by Sunday and then cooling off a bit next week.   On the fishing front, this will hurt the lake fishing in the interior and we don’t have any updates this week.  We will tune back in when things cool off a bit or we get updates of note.   Bass fishing is still a good option in the heat and Alex has a feature on how to fish creature baits that you will want to check out if you are in to chasing bucket mouths.   We had a call last week from the team at the Capilano Hatchery.  We have an update on the fishing but there have also been a…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 7, 2020

Vancouver_saltwater_fishing_hatchery_Coho

OUTLOOK  What a long weekend!  We hope everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy the great weather. We are getting hit with a little rain as we head into the weekend but this is a good thing to keep river levels stable and forests damp.   This week we have updates on the Skagit and Thompson trout fisheries.  Matt just got back from an excellent trip and has lots of details.  We also have some great interior lake updates. Brendan was out and we have intel from our friends at  Corbett Lake lodge as well.  Things are obviously warming up and slowing but there are still strategies to consider if you are heading out that way.    We also have reports on the Chilliwack and Capilano and we expect good river fishing this weekend.   For the saltwater anglers looking for a report Jason has updates on what gear we…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 31, 2020

coho_fishing_vancouver

OUTLOOK  Long weekend incoming!  We were complaining about a cool summer.  Summer must have been listening.  We saw scorching heat this week with temps in the high 30s in the interior.  It looks as though it will continue to be warm this weekend but she is letting off a little and it should be an amazing weekend to be out on the water.   That said, the weather has shifted fishing a bit.  The heat makes local lake trout fishing a challenge but Alex looks at how it affects our local bass fishing.  Heat has its challenges when bass fishing but it is still a great option at this time of year.   Interior lakes are slowing or at least becoming more challenging with the warm weather.   Brendan is coming home from a 3 day trip to the interior as we are writing the report.  It was a similar trip to Matt’s trip last week.  It took some searching, but when he figured it out he put up…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 24, 2020

OUTLOOK  Summer is finally showing herself and we hope you are all having a chance to enjoy it responsibly.   This week we have an update on Interior Lake fishing.  Matt was up last weekend in the Kamloops region and Zach also make a trip at the end of last week.  Matt will share his observations and a little on the strategies used in the lake section as well as in the video version of the report.   On the river front, we will look at reports from the Vedder, Skagit and Capilano.  Water levels are coming down and for the Vedder and Skagit we are hearing better reports.  The Capilano is getting low.  For river anglers this is not great but it is exactly what the beach anglers are looking for.   With rivers getting lower, the saltwater coho anglers are hooking more fish and though they are still focusing on areas just outside of the harbour, we’re starting to hear consistent coho reports from…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 17, 2020

Chinook_fishing_hatchery

OUTLOOK This week the weather looks good for Saturday and Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud. It’s forecasted to be very windy on the ocean this weekend which is typical when the warm weather rolls in. Be sure to review your marine forecasts before venturing out. On the 15th we saw the areas around Thrasher Rock open for retention of one chinook in the slot limit 62 – 80cm. Jason was over there this week and caught some legal fish. He has more details in the Saltwater section and he also has a write up on how to target coho more effectively. This is a fishery that is picking up and coming up on prime time. On the Chilliwack/Vedder front, we’ve heard of…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 10, 2020

OUTLOOK We’ve got lots of good stuff in the report this week so we will keep the outlook brief. The weather looks “ok” but not great for the weekend. That said there are still options to get out. We have a detailed Skagit report, but the overall feel is that it is still too high to be good.  On the Vedder we have had report of couple chinook but this system is in the same boat and “fishable” but very high. On the lake front Aidan has an update on his trip to the Kootenays.  This week Dustin is here to share some thoughts on a commonly overlooked fishery –  the urban pier and beach bait fishery.  This fishery  is one that rarely gets talked…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 3, 2020

Big_ Fish_ On_ a _Sedge_ Pattern

OUTLOOK  Welcome to July and a happy belated Canada Day!  The BIG NEWS this week is the Public Fishery Alliance’s announcement of an information rally to support a recovery plan for chinook stocks of concern and the mass marking of all chinook salmon!   The PFA rally is on Monday July 6th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm outside of the DFO Offices in downtown Vancouver at 401 Burrard Street (corner of Burrard and W. Hastings).  Click here for more information and we’ll see you there – with our masks on!  On the fishing side of things, a number of fisheries are now open.  We have updates on the Skagit with water level pictures from opening day as well as the Vedder/Chilliwack outlook below.   We have a couple reports from Lake Country this week.  Brian Chan tuned in with a great overview as well as a couple cool little tips to help you if you are heading out.  Sterling has been putting in a bunch of time up in…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 26, 2020

Interior_Lake_Fishing_Rainbow

OUTLOOK  Last week we asked some hard questions of the fisheries minister and this week she gave an answer.  An answer that utterly disregards science, proper conservation, and common sense. We won’t go into too much detail here but if you missed our full response sent out last weekend, be sure to read that here.  Matt goes over some of the regulations in the video report along with a good dose of ranting over the whole mishandling of the fishery.  Jason gives a clear overview of the issues as well as an in-depth look at the regulations.   On a lighter note, we have updates on the Sea To Sky Lakes as well as the interior lakes.  Matt is back with his famous Skagit River outlook where he goes into detail on what to expect opening day and Zach has a cool chironomid fly that uses a new flat wire that really helps keep down bulk on your nymph and chironomid patterns.   For those…

2020 Chinook Measures – Our Response

As many of you know, I have taken it upon myself to be involved in the management of our public fisheries as best I can.  I am currently a Director at the Sport Fishing Institute of BC, I am President of the Vancouver Sport Fishing Guides Association, and I am Chair of the Lower Fraser Valley Sport Fish Advisory Committee which is part of the Sport Fish Advisory Board process to DFO.  At this time, I am taking all those hats off and writing to you as a fellow Canadian who is deeply concerned by the DFO 2020 fisheries management measures to protect Fraser chinook, announced yesterday afternoon.  These are my views and mine alone, and it is time someone said something, because enough is…

1 2 3 4 5 41