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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 15, 2022

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OUTLOOK  It’s the middle of July and with that means a few opportunities for retention for the saltwater anglers.   Jason has a quick report this week and for those looking for more details on the new regulations that are in place, as of today, be sure to familiarize yourself with the fisheries notifications that were released late in the afternoon of July 8.    For freshwater anglers, we have reports this week on the Chilliwack, Vedder and a look at the water levels for some interior rivers.     Matt is back this week with video version of the report with details on all of the above and more.  Have a watch of that here:  Last, but not least, we are looking to add to our team and are…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 8, 2022

OUTLOOK  We hope everyone enjoyed a great Canada Day Long weekend. It looks like we will see nice weather this week and it should make for good fishing weather. This week we will keep the report short and sweet.   In the freshwater fishing report section, we have an update on the Chilliwack and the Capilano. We also have an interior lake fishing report as well as a saltwater update. A number of the staff are off fishing this week so there will be updates from those trips and more details in next week’s report!  CLASSES AND COURSES  Introduction To Fly FishingThis course was specifically designed to give the new fly fisher the basic knowledge, casting skills and fly fishing strategies to effectively fish our local…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 1, 2022

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OUTLOOK Happy Canada Day Everyone! Happy Canada Day! We hope everyone has some time this weekend to enjoy the great Canadian outdoors.  We have good weather for today and Saturday but will see some rain Sunday through Tuesday. We have good weather for today and Saturday but will see some rain Sunday through Tuesday. There is lots of fishing news this week as well because July 1 marks a number of key turning points in the seasons including openings on a number of rivers. For those interested in the Skagit we have an update on the Skagit Park access. There is good news on that front but we will also look at water levels across the lower province. The water levels news is not so good…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 24, 2022

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OUTLOOK  Summer is here and is looks like she is going to teach Spring a lesson about what an epic weekend should look like. If the weather man gets it right, we will see high 20s Saturday through Monday and we hope everyone can take advantage of it and get out enjoy mother nature.    With the warmth, things are going to change in the fishing world. We expect good lake fishing this weekend but if this trend of warmer weather sticks around we can expect lake water to warm up and trout fishing to slow. We take a look at our local lakes below because we probably only have a couple weeks left of low water temps and good fishing but there are still lots…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 17, 2022

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OUTLOOK  It is family fishing weekend and Father’s Day! The bad news is that we are in for another unseasonably cool weekend. The good news is that the cool spring is making for some excellent fishing conditions that are well worth taking note of.   If you haven’t heard of Family Fishing Weekend, it is an annual celebration of fishing that coincides with the Father’s Day weekend each year. This year, the three-day event falls this weekend from Friday June 17th to Sunday June 19th.   All basic fresh and saltwater licences are free this weekend so it is a great opportunity get together with family and friends and try fishing! Check out all of the details here.  In this week’s report, we will look at a couple fisheries…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 10, 2022

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OUTLOOK  It looks as though we were going to see more rain this week but the weather man has changed his tune as of Friday morning and we are looking at pretty nice weather over the next 5 days. It will be a perfect mix of sun and cloud for fishing in Vancouver. In the Kamloops area and other parts of the interior, we will see a little more rain early next week but the weekend looks great. We are also seeing a nice extension of our spring lake season with cooler seasonal temps making for more great lake reports.   This week, we will keep the report short but we have good intel on the Capilano as well as an update for the interior lakes….

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 3, 2022

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OUTLOOK Rain this weekend might put a damper on outdoor plans but at least things are warming up. We will be seeing more seasonal temps throughout then next 14 days and it looks nice early next week for fishing. In this week’s report we have some interesting articles on kokanee fishing, interior lake fishing and post spawn bass fishing. In the Fraser River sturgeon report Ethan shares his go to combination sturgeon bait that he has been doing well within the heavier water caused by accelerated snow melt. We are also starting to look at snow levels and water levels for making predictions on future fisheries like the Chilliwack (July 1 opening) as well as the July/August trout fisheries. In the video version of the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 27, 2022

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OUTLOOK We hope everyone had a great long weekend! It looks like we have another nice one coming and maybe spring is here to stay. Rain is in the forecast today but a nice mix of sun and cloud will carry us over the weekend and we could see some of the first above seasonal temps mid next week. This week we have some info on lake fishing in the interior where things continue to be excellent. Things are warming up and we are starting to hear reports of more diverse insect hatches in the lower elevation lakes.  The warm weather last week finally kicked in snow melt in a noticeable way. It is still behind schedule but we are starting to see the Fraser…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 20, 2022

OUTLOOK  Happy May Long Weekend! We are looking forward to a long weekend in the shop and all the nice weather that has finally arrived. With it we have a big report for you all!   The temperature won’t crack 20 in Vancouver but we will see high teens today, Saturday and Sunday. Lake fishing is going strong and the weather looks great for Sunday even if there will be some unsettled weather today and Saturday.   This week, we have a number of lake updates and some interesting observations from fishing trips over the last 10 days that will hopefully be useful if you are heading out this weekend.  Matt has some important simple boat gear tips with some cool gear. Every year we hear about…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 13, 2022

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OUTLOOK  Happy Friday 13th everyone! Hope no bad luck comes your way and the fishing gods are kind if you are out on the water!  Though we don’t buy into the superstition, we are still not getting lucky with the weather this weekend. Last week we saw forecasts that had above seasonal temps coming this week but things remain cold.   This continues to help some fisheries and hinder others. Though we have slowed down on river reports we will note that a number of our local rivers are still in shape and fishing well even though it is way past their normal prime time. We don’t have reports on the Squamish or Chilliwack this week but check your river levels and regulations and go for…

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