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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 13, 2019

OUTLOOK It’s Friday and we’re back with another Friday Fishing Report and Video Outlook.  The first big storm of September is coming! If the weather man is on his game there is a ton of rain hitting the coast over this weekend and this will probably blow out our local rivers. This will make fishing a challenge on the Squamish but there is less rain hitting up the valley and the Vedder might not blow out as badly. Watch your river levels and check out the details below on the Squamish and Vedder rivers. If they don’t blow out or you can catch it when they settle, we should see some great salmon fishing and trout/char fishing.  Interior lake fishing is heating up and we…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: September 6, 2019

OUTLOOK The first week of September is in the books!  This is a time of flux for anglers around Vancouver, both on the life front with work and school getting back to a fall routine but also on the fishing side of things. The major salmon runs of coho, chum and white chinook are either ramping up or just around the corner, interior lakes will start cooling off and it is a great time to be river trout fishing. All of the details on what is currently going on and some things we are looking forward to are in the report below as well as in our Pacific Angler TV video report.  We have been loving bringing you the report in this format and want…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 30, 2019

OUTLOOK Matt has laid out most of the outlook and some insights into the Friday fishing report YouTube edition. Check it out in the link above but as always for the more up to date info please read the report.   The recap of this video it simple. The Long Weekend it here! As always, the forecast got a little more detailed since Matt did the video. There is more rain in the forecast for today with some wind, but it will subside on Saturday. We will see a little more rain over the Saturday and Sunday but it looks like sun and cloud for the Labour Day Monday!   There are regulation changes too – You can now keep two legal size chinook in the tidal waters! The Fraser is still…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 23, 2019

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VIDEO OUTLOOK (NEW) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OUTLOOK With the shift to more video content in the report we will strive to not be too redundant – don’t worry we won’t be getting rid of the written format any time soon.   Since we filmed the video there have been a couple announcements on the Fraser front as well as the Pitt River. Matt will talk about it more in next week’s Report Video but to keep everyone up to speed they have closed the Fraser to all trout fishing and salmon fishing. You can still fish for coarse fish and sturgeon, but any specific targeting of trout and salmon is off limits.  This can be a little confusing and we are going to…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 16, 2019

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OUTLOOK It’s tournament weekend! Over Saturday and Sunday, the Vancouver Chinook Classic is running. As we write this report the chinook fishing has been nothing but spectacular and we are super excited to see what happens in the tournament. If you are heading out, you will see all the competitors on the water, so we ask that everyone plays nice and gives space. There will be a little shift in weather coming Saturday with overcast skies, a touch of rain and calm seas. On Sunday it goes back to sun and cloud with the standard unpredictable winds you see after a front pulls through.  This could make the fishing better or send the fish up the river it’s hard to tell. This catch and release…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 9, 2019

Fish on! A common sight on our boats this week.

OUTLOOK We are going to see some rain in the forecast this week and overall, I think it will be a good thing. It should help with river levels and temperatures which is always a concern this time of year for salmon species in the Fraser.   The big news this week is that the Chinook fishing in area 29-3 and 29-4 has been very good. There are more chinook out there than we have even seen before. Jason and the team have been out all week so check out Jason’s report for all the details.   The Squamish has also been very good with Pinks showing up in very respectable numbers. It is still not like shooting fish in a barrel but the anglers who have put in their time and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 2, 2019

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OUTLOOK Well August is here, with the Fraser Panel report and new tidal fishing regulations fresh off the press, a bunch of fisheries are fishing really well, and others are facing some concerns, there is a lot going on. Let’s start with the regulation changes. As of August 1st, the slot limit on chinook is over. So, one fish over 62cm is legal to retain. Good news! We still say that there is nothing cooler than releasing a very large fish and seeing it swim away to make more big fish but at least for the 15-25 lb fish we are now able to bring one home. After August 30th we will be back to two a day. They have also opened 29-1, 29-2, 29-3 (South…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 26, 2019

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OUTLOOK More epic weather on the way! We have some great weather this weekend and when we look at the 14-day trend we are going to see weather that falls smack dab on the seasonal average. This means warm but not too warm. There is no rain in the forecast and this could pose problems farther down the road but as it stands, we should see some great fishing conditions over the next week.   This week we have our first official Squamish update of the season and reports of pinks in both the river and the Howe sound area are coming in. They are still not great reports but it is well worth the trip and we have more intel in the river section below.   We sometimes overlook lake fishing this time of year but we are…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 12, 2019

OUTLOOK First off sorry for a late report – we held off on sending the report until we knew what the regulation changes were going to be come July 15th.  We had it on good authority that DFO was not going to honour their opening on the 15th to 1 chinook per day and to expect an announcement on Friday afternoon.  Jason has more details in the saltwater report but in short all of the areas that were slated to open up on July 15th,  will open, but the chinook must be larger than 62cm but cannot be greater than 80 cm.  So effectively it is a slot limit of 62-80 cm.   Frustrating regulations aside we are looking forward to the weekend and getting out…

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…

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