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Join Our Saltwater Team!

We’re looking forward to another great year on the water and growing our saltwater guiding team! If you have a passion for sportfishing and providing exceptional customer experiences check out our positions below which include Guide Operations Manager and Full and Part Time Saltwater Guides. Pacific Angler Saltwater Fishing Guides Job Title:  Saltwater Fishing Guide Location:  Vancouver, BC Job Type:  Full-time + Part-time, Seasonal To Apply:  Email your resume to Pacific Angler’s Operations Manager Kathryn – kathryn@pacificangler.ca or drop it off in person at Pacific Anger – 78 East Broadway Vancouver BC.  Pacific Angler – About Us:Pacific Angler is Vancouver’s full-service fishing pro shop with saltwater and freshwater guide operations. Our staff are avid, lifetime fishermen with a vast range of experience on rivers, lakes and…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 17, 2020


OUTLOOK We have no plans to sugar coat this one. For mere mortals this has not been the best fishing weather this week. We do have hope next week with warmer rainy weather coming. In this week’s report we will look at the Vedder and the Squamish and what to expect, more importantly what will happen if the snow terns to rain and when to get out. With many of you hunkering down at home, we have a healthy dose of YouTube videos for everyone to kick back and enjoy.  Andre has a video on a great bulltrout / minnow patterns for the Squamish or any system with resident fish who like to eat other fish and Matt has a video on his classic Choking…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: November 1, 2019

A child holding a freshly caught Salmon fish

OUTLOOK We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Cold and clear is the forecast for the foreseeable future and that is going to change things up substantially for the river fisherman. Cold and clear is not ideal because you will see river levels drop and become very clear. This slows fish movement and makes them much more wary. For a couple systems that have been high all season this will make fishing spots more accessible but overall it will make the actual fishing more challenging. Chum numbers have improved but are still not good.  So, if you’re headed out be sure to be prepared from clear conditions and cover lots of water.  This week we look at all the major spots and Aidan…

Sport Fishing Institute Update: The Election Question

Check out the full update from the Sport Fishing Institute of BC. To get these updates sent directly to your inbox head over to their website, scroll the bottom of the home page and enter in your email address there. Less than a month to head to the polls. Our BC fish and fishery issues must be introduced and reiterated where possible both leading up to the election and following. Marked Selective Fisheries Many challenges faced yet a clear path to stable, reliable opportunity We are now in full election mode and many issues are competing for the attention of voters and candidates. Asking key fish and fishery questions during the coming weeks is critical to keep our issues being discussed and considered by politicians…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 19, 2019


Outlook What a week of fishing! Things are bumping on multiple levels and the weather looks awesome for the weekend. We can expect a little cloud but the sun should poke through more often than not and temps will hover in the low 20s. This should be perfect for several of our fisheries.  On the fisheries front, we have heard more reports of pinks in the Squamish and up Howe Sound. We are not hearing hot reports yet, but they are coming. This week we have a detailed look at the entire pink fishery and where you should be looking over the next month. This will be the focus of this week’s report. The opening of chinook to retention was a great way to start…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 14, 2019

OUTLOOK We are in for more epic weather! We are going to see 20 degrees consistently in Vancouver this weekend and close to 30 in the interior. The nice thing for the saltwater anglers is that they are not forecasting heavy winds out in the straight. It is very common when we see warm weather to also see high wind and rough seas but at the time of writing this report the forecast right now it looks to be calm sailing for the weekend! As always check the marine forecast before heading out on the water because things can change fast. This week Jordan has a cool coho trolling feature in the saltwater section accompanying Jason’s report. It looks like we might be in for…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 17, 2019

OUTLOOK The May Long Weekend Friday Fishing Report is here.  We CANNOT wait to get out on the water this weekend  – from lake fishing, sturgeon fishing, bass fishing, to saltwater there is so much to do.  But don’t worry we’ll be here for you in shop to get ready to go for your long weekend fishing adventure!   We’re open regular hours all weekend and closed on Monday.   Alex has a great feature this week on topwater bass fishing, be sure to take a read of that below along with Aidan and Jordan’s reports on lake fishing in the Interior and the Sea-To-Sky corridor.    If you’re staying in town this weekend don’t forget about our local ‘urban’ lakes,  they are great fishing and something that…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 5, 2019

OUTLOOK  The first big storm of spring is incoming! If the weather man is on his game, we are in for a wet one this weekend and it will affect all our major fisheries.   Over the next 3 days we are going to get dumped on. We have had reports that the Squamish system is already on its way to being dirty and high. It will be interesting to see how high it goes, and flooding could be an issue if we get all the rain predicted. Needless to say fishing will be a challenge. If you are heading out be very cognizant of safety and river levels.    This weather will have similar effects on the Vedder and other medium to high gradient systems. The lower gradient systems like the Harrison should still fish well as it takes longer…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 29, 2019

OUTLOOK Sun and mid-teens weather, the fry are popping, bulltrout and cutts are out in force, steelhead are biting and our guys are catching good numbers of chinook, crab and prawns out on the saltwater – what could make it better?   A sale!  Our Spring Super Sale is almost HERE!  You have probably already seen all sales list on Instagram, Facebook or on the blog but this weekend; Saturday and Sunday the entire store is on sale! It is the biggest sale of the year but only lasts two days!  So be sure to come on down and get geared up for less!  If you are hitting the water this weekend after checking out the sale don’t miss this week’s reports.   We have had great reports from all our major fisheries….

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 8, 2019

OUTLOOK We don’t know what is with Thursday nights and writing the report but it seems like every day we start working on this report the weather is nasty. The good news this week is this might be the last of it. The 14 day trend looks to be bringing much warmer weather and the outlook for the weekend it pretty nice. This week we have updates on all our major rivers and we have a brief section dedicated the reports of the salmon fry hatching. This hasn’t started yet but it looks to be just around the corner and something all rivers anglers will want to keep an eye on.  On the fly tying front Matt and Jordan have been tying up a storm…

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