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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 6, 2020

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OUTLOOK  This week the big talk is forthcoming updates for saltwater regulations for chinook fishing.  We won’t get into all the details here in the outlook but, do have a read of Jason’s saltwater report this week for more details on his thoughts.   If you’re heading out this weekend to take advantage of the calm winds and mainly sunny days, he’s got an overview of what gear has been working.  On the river fishing front, we have had more good steelhead reports this week and although it has been cold, we are hearing ok cutthroat and bulltrout reports.  Details on the Vedder, Harrison, Squamish and the Stave Rivers are below in our Freshwater Report Section.    For all of you fly tyers we’ve got a few fly videos for you this week.  First…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 28, 2020

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OUTLOOK This week we are expecting more favourable conditions on the river fishing front.  We have details on the Squamish, Vedder, and Harrison rivers.  We also have an important piece in the video version of the report looking at 10 facts all BC anglers should know about the impact and benefits of the sport we love. Watch this week’s video report below: Also check out https://www.salmonforever.ca/ for more details. We also have a cool lake fishing fly for all you fly tiers. It is a classic Chromi with a twist.  Watch  tying video here: Last, Jason has the saltwater news at the end of the report.  Be sure to have a read and we’ll see you in the shop or on the water. INDUSTRY EVENTS…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 21, 2020

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OUTLOOK We’re rolling into the weekend with some decent conditions across the board. With relatively warm weather for this time of year fishing should be good for the weekend.    We’ve got a bit rain in the forecast but that should help with the lower river levels we are seeing in up in Squamish area.   If you’re heading out this weekend be sure to check out our reports on the Vedder and Squamish as well as the primer on the Harrison as that cutthroat fishery will be here before we know it.   Speaking of cutthroat we do have some spots still available in Andre’s upcoming course.  On the saltwater front we have been enjoying the calm waters, sunshine and warmer temperatures this week.   Prawning continues to be…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 14, 2020

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OUTLOOK Another week of drizzly weather may be taking it’s tole on your vitamin D levels but on the fishing front the weather this week looks excellent. Enough rain to keep things from getting painfully low but not too much rain to blow things out. The temperatures also look excellent for spending time in the great outdoors. This week we have updates on all the major rivers as well as some fun fish pics. We had reports of good steelhead, cutthroat and bulltrout fishing this week. This bodes well for the weekend. Jason also has a Saltwater update and the fishing continues to be good. There were lots of boats out last weekend and we heard good things from everyone who made it out. If…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: February 7, 2020

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OUTLOOK Well the storm last week came as predicted and it was a doozy. All the major rivers went into the trees. The good news is that things are coming into shape nicely with an optimistic forecast for the weekend. That said it wouldn’t be a Friday if we didn’t have some weather adversity to be stressing about and there is another dump of rain in the forecast for today. With all things considered it will probably be good for fishing over the next 4 days, but you will still want to keep an eye on it for Friday and Saturday. In the river reports we have a look at the crazy water levels last week and have intel on how the systems are dropping….

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 31, 2020

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OUTLOOK This week we are seeing a massive dump of water today as the report comes out. If the weatherman is on his game, it will blow out most of the major river systems around Vancouver. We have intel from the Chilliwack and Squamish. Both saw challenging conditions last weekend and the Chilliwack had a substantial slide on the upper river. They both came into perfect fishing levels mid-week but we are watching this closely and are concerned about how the heavy rain will affect things. We also have an overview reports on the Harrison System and Stave in this week’s report. It is time to start looking at these systems and the reports are starting to trickle in on these systems. Check out the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 24, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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