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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 27, 2021

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OUTLOOK  It’s almost September – where has the summer gone?  September is one of the best months to be an angler in the Lower Mainland.  There are tons of options to get out on the water and the reports this week have been good.   In this week’s report, we have an overview of some of the major fisheries so you can start planning your fall adventures.   This week, we look at the Vedder and Harrison and we also tune in with Sterling and Matt for an interior lake overview as well as a fall trout fishing, report as both of these fisheries are great in the fall.   Jordan has a feature on our new jigs we just got in stock!  For those of you eagerly waiting for the anticipated openings on the saltwater planned for September 1, Jason has a…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 20, 2021

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OUTLOOK  We were happy to see temperatures hovering within seasonal averages and the water temperatures on many of our local rivers are holding at reasonably safe levels this past week.  The weather this week looks like more of the same.  This weekend we will have a mix of cloud, a little rain, and some sun. Temperatures increase early next week but at least for now there are no more major heatwaves forecasted in the next 14 days.   We have seen some wind issues for those on the saltwater this week and it looks like it will be the case for the weekend as of writing of this report.  That said, we are still seeing lots of pinks off Bowen and consistent coho off North Van so there is definitely some fish if the winds keep us on this side of the strait.  Jason has more details in our saltwater report   On the river front, we have updates on the Squamish, where the water continues to be…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 13, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Another heat wave has been sweeping the province and with it a mix of fishing conditions.  We saw some ok pink fishing up Sea to Sky earlier in the week but, unfortunately, on Wednesday the heat pushed things back into a completely dirty state.  That said, there are fish in the system and Alex has an update in his report.  Sterling tunes in this week with a little Interior Lakes update.  It is too hot for good fishing, but September is just around the corner and when things cool down, we should have an excellent Fall Interior Lake season.   The Chilliwack/Vedder has slowed considerably this week and we are now waiting for the first pushes of pinks and then the following fall coho, chum and chinook.  Be sure to have a read of Gavin’s report on this fishery below.  Last, but not least, on the freshwater front we have a Skagit update.  Matt is up on…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 6, 2021

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OUTLOOK  We hope everyone had a great sunny long weekend.  This weekend is looking a bit different with some rain in the forecast and though it might not be as nice for an outing in the sun, we need the water.  With the exception of the Squamish, all our local rivers are low.    In this week’s report we have  low water reports for the Skagit and Chilliwack and we have pink reports on the Squamish where the dirty water has made things a challenge.   We also have some good beach updates from Howe Sound and Ambleside where pink fishing has been spotty but coho fishing has been good at Ambleside.   On the saltwater front, Jason is away this week but we have an update from the guide team who have had some productive days out on the water this week.  There has been some solid fishing across the straight for chinook and we…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 30, 2021

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OUTLOOK  We are almost in August and we are going to see some more warm weather this long weekend. The weather may affect a few of our fisheries but, overall, there are lots of fishing options right now.  This week, we have reports on the Capilano where the river is low but beach fishing has been solid.  We also have info on the Chilliwack and the Skagit where reports continue to be good as well as the Squamish.    Jordan tunes in with a pink salmon update as well.   On the saltwater, we are hearing more positive reports from the fleet, beach anglers and up Squamish way.   We’ll be back next week with a full saltwater report.    We also have a very cool carp article about how to hijack a Lake County vacation with basic spinning rods all the way up to the ultimate challenge of catching a…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 23, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Another weekend of clear weather is incoming.  Temperatures in Vancouver will dip a little on Saturday but on the 14-day forecast we expect average or slightly above seasonal temperatures.  Overall, this will be good for fishing, but we would like to see some overcast days and a little rain to bring up the low river levels and to help with the fire situation.   The pinks have arrived in some places in limited numbers, and we expect things to ramp up over this week.  Jordan has details in the beach report this week.  The Chilliwack/Vedder has been a pleasant surprise this season and we are seeing strong numbers of early chinook in the system.  Taylor was out this last week and has details from his days out on the water.     We are back with a saltwater report and Sterling has a lake fishing update.  Finally, we have a Skagit and Thompson trout fishing update at the end of the Freshwater section.   CLASSES AND COURSES  Introduction to Fly Fishing This course…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 16, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Happy Friday!  We are looking forward to another great weekend on the water.  We have a good week for weather and things are cooling but there is still no rain in sight.  Our best wishes go out to those in the Interior facing fire issues.   For those that are looking forward to pink fishing as we write this report “no”, the pinks have not shown up yet ? but now is the time to start looking off local beaches and it could be any day.   The big news this week is we do have a limited chinook opening for specific areas in the Georgia Strait.  This came into effect yesterday and though many in the sport fishing community were hoping for some opportunities closer to home.   The openings across the strait are better than none!    As with all…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 9, 2021

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OUTLOOK  It looks like more sunny weather is incoming.  Temperatures will not be as hot as two weeks ago but, it will be bumping a little above seasonal averages.  Obviously, we would love to see some moisture and cool weather for both the fire situation and for lake fishing but, the heat has beaten down the water levels on our rivers and the Chilliwack and the Skagit are coming into shape ahead of schedule.    Alex has some information on the Chilliwack and Vedder and Matt tunes in with a report on the Skagit.   The big news in the saltwater world is there has been an announcement on chinook fishing regulations and there are some opportunities for retention coming.  Jason has an overview of what has been announced in the saltwater section.   Sterling also tunes in the week with a lake update but it has…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 2, 2021

OUTLOOK  Welcome to July.  Wow, it was hot last week, we hope everyone found a way to stay cool. Prayers and best wishes go out to the residents of Lytton.    Besides causing major problems across the province, the heat has also shifted fisheries.  River levels rose in many areas.  We didn’t see major rises on too many of the Lower Mainland rivers, but we also didn’t see the drop we were hoping for.  Matt has a water levels update in the video version of today’s report so you can tune into that for more information.    Saltwater fishing continues to be good with a few more coho reports this week as well.  Jason has details below.    Lake fishing obviously suffered through the heat but anglers who know how to change tactics still found fish.  Sterling has an update on the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 25, 2021

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OUTLOOK  Heat wave incoming!  It looks like another amazing week of weather, but the heat has some caveats when it comes to fishing.  Local lake trout fishing will slow with this heat.  We have some details as to how to deal with this in that section below.   Interior lakes will still fish well at higher elevation, but fish will be going deep.  Early season shallow tactics will not work.  It is time to break out the sinking lines for chironomid fishing, deep cast and retrieve and trolling techniques.  Sterling has details in the interior lake section and be sure to have a read of a report from Mike after his trip up to the interior as well.    Alex has tuned in with an outlook on the upcoming opening for the Vedder/Chilliwack River so if you’re getting ready for that…

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