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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 18, 2023


OUTLOOK  We have another warm weekend incoming and though we are still seeing some water level and clarity issues on the river fishing front we have had good reports come in all week.   Saltwater fishing continues to be great even though the warm weather has brought with it the NW winds.  Chinook, pinks and coho are all coming down the strait into the harbour in good numbers. Jason has all the details in his saltwater report.  The beach fishing has been interesting this season. In some areas we are hearing amazing reports but in others, things have been spotty, and fish seem to not have shown up. Eric has more on this in the beach update below but with lots of fish still coming it…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 11, 2023


OUTLOOK  We are almost in the middle of August, and we hope everyone is getting time to get out on the water. There are lots of fisheries doing well right now and worth looking at.   The big one that everyone is talking about is the pink salmon fishery. Reports continue to be spotty, but we can safely say that the fish have arrived. We have updates on beach fishing where reports have been mixed but we are still hopeful that with the numbers we are seeing off Bowen this will pick up soon.   We have updates on the Squamish where numbers are increasing but water clarity is an issue. We also have saltwater updates where there are tons of fish and it is well worth…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: August 4, 2023


OUTLOOK   Long Weekend Incoming! We hope everyone can get out for some time on the water. A few fisheries are slowing down, and we are still waiting for major pushes of pinks to the beaches and rivers, but we have heard some spotty reports of fish in the Squamish and off the beaches; they are now also showing up on our saltwater charters consistently.   We said it last week and we will say it again – It could be any day that we see them consistently on the beaches and up Squamish so it’s worth getting out.  Jordan and Eric have details on the river and beaches.   If you are thinking about hitting the ocean in a boat the fishing continues to be excellent.  There…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 28, 2023


OUTLOOK  Well, August is almost upon us – this summer is flying by!    We have had another great week on the water.  Saltwater fishing continues to be excellent with local coho fishing still being caught off of the South Bowen Area.   When the wind allows, we have been heading across the strait for chinook retention opportunities on our longer trips and fishing has been fantastic.   Speaking of chinook, August will see some local retention opportunities starting August 1st along the West Van shoreline and later in August near the Cap.   Jason has more details in this week’s report.  On the Chilliwack, a closure has been announced for the waters 200 meters above Vedder Crossing bridge down to the cable car crossing approximately 200 meters below the…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 21, 2023


OUTLOOK Before we get into this week’s report, if you are reading this on Friday, we trust that you saw the fisheries notice yesterday requesting no fishing on the Capilano River today (Friday) as they opened the dam to try to get some water for the fishing in the system. It is worth noting that we do our best to release important notices such as that in a timely fashion on our social media feeds.  So, if you missed that notice yesterday (we hope you didn’t) follow us on Instagram @pacificangler.   You can always check out all fisheries notices here as well and sign up for email notifications. Speaking of the Cap we do not have a Capilano river report this week and we have…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 14, 2023

OUTLOOK  It is almost the middle of July – Wow, time sure is moving fast this summer!  With tomorrow being the 15th of July, we are on the edge of our seats waiting for the regulation announcements regarding southern chinook fisheries this week.  The announcements came through yesterday and the short story is regulations are the same as they were last 3 years. Check out our saltwater report section below for more details and as always be sure to familiarize yourself with any and fisheries regulations.  You can review all saltwater notices here!    This week looks like another nice week of mid 20s weather and across the board we have been hearing good fishing reports   On this line, saltwater fishing continues to be excellent. There…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 7, 20223


OUTLOOK  We hope everyone who hit the water on the Canada Day Long Weekend had a great time with friends and family.    The saltwater anglers had some windy conditions to contend with, but the fishing continues to be excellent, and it is still well worth getting out to the Bowen Island area for coho.  We also heard of the first pink being caught in the saltwater.  It is still a way off for river or beach angling, but they are coming.  In this week’s report we have saltwater updates from both the beach and those out trolling.    Matt also has a brief update on some of the trout rivers so be sure to check that out if you are hitting the water this weekend.   The…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 30, 2023


OUTLOOK  It’s the Canada Day long weekend and with it we have a big report for you! With July 1st hours away, we have updates on a number of fisheries that open July 1. We also have a detailed pink river fishing article.   No, the pinks have not arrived yet, but they are close, and the Squamish is open for catch and release on the 1st. We figured it’s time for some scouting. In the article, Casey goes over what you need if you were planning on tackling river fishing for pinks this season. We also have a video report this week where Matt talks about some of the historical timing for when the pinks will arrive so you can all start planning.   In a related…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 23, 2023

OUTLOOK  Happy Friday!  This week we’ve got some great reports and an update for some upcoming fisheries.     First off, for our saltwater anglers, we are seeing some amazing coho fishing out off Bowen. Jason has a detailed report in the saltwater section but in short, we have been hearing some of the old timer guides comparing it to coho fishing in the 80s! This also plays into our beach reports for Ambleside.  There have been a number of successful reports from the beach and with a couple factors playing into the mix we are predicting an excellent beach season. Last, but not least, we also have some predictions for when we might start seeing pinks show up in our local waters. Check those details out…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 16, 2023


OUTLOOK  Happy Father’s Day everyone! Before we get started, we wanted to remind everyone that we still have some awesome Father’s Day Sale deals on at the shop.  The sale runs until close on Sunday so there is lots of time to pop in a grab a little something for the Dad or other Father figures in your life.   Our full sale list is here , if you missed it earlier in the week!  Another little house keeping item you may not know about is that we have a loading zone right outside the shop. This loading zone is free to use for any customer if you are stopping by the shop for a quick visit. You do not have to worry about getting ticked…

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