Weather continues to be amazing here in Vancouver. JT and I were talking this morning as I drove him to the airport to fly up to the DEAN (not jealous at all) and we can’t remember the last time a July was this perfect for summer!
The store is LOADED with new gear for whatever your needs are. Sage rod’s, Simm’s waders, pink salmon gear, flashers, hoochies, spoons, flies (Thompson River, Skagit, Birkenhead etc…)
With the FULL moon moving on you will see more calmer tidal ebbs and floods and this should lead to hotter fishing as well. Next week is shaping up to be epic. We just need a couple fresh waves of fish to show up.
Strong wind warning in effect this afternoon and tonight for Georgia Basin. Check your marine reports before every fishing trip!
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Reports seem to be obviously more scarce this time a year and everyone at PA is more focused on salmon fishing out our front door than driving to a lake. That being said, some great fishing has been reported on lakes around the 5-5500ft range. Check out all the fly-forums and see what tidbits you can source out!
Beach fishing has been hot & cold. A large wave of pinks rolled in 2weeks ago and this week they had disappeared. Now we wait for another wave to show up.
Guys are hooking up frequently beach/river mouth fishing the Capilano as well using flies and gear. Low tide slack is the time to go. Pink/chartreuse dumbbell fly patterns have been very popular.
It is getting closer to hooking a fish on my first cast, this big Pink was caught on my 2nd cast on the his way to the Seymour. They are not really holding at Ambleside in big numbers just passing through.
Byron came as I was landing this fish. He took my course last year and did exactly what he had learned and was rewarded with his first Coho ever, not to mention catching it off the beach. He hooked a bigger one later at 2:30 as I was leaving but unfortunately lost it. His legs were shaking. He is hooked!!!!
The fly was the same as the one in the picture for both fish.
Skagit: Water is continuing to drop. The bulls have started to materialize. Big sculpins and flashy streamers are the ticket.
Thompson: Water is continuing to drop. Spoke to a customer who had an awesome day. Nymph and dry fly techniques are producing as always. Size 14 California Blondes seem to be the hot dry fly.
Blake: The Salty Dawg was out early this morning for a 6 hour trip with a group from Arizona. The morning started off slow but picked up at the tide change. Pinks and coho could be found consistently from the flats to fisheries. The fish were between 20 and 50 feet and were hitting white hoochies and anchovies. The Salty Dawg lost many and ended up with 3 in the boat.
Eddie: Basically last weeks report applies to this week. Lots of cohos and now more pinks! Still the odd chinook as well. The odd report of chinook at the Bell Bouy as well.
White hoochies in large and small sizes working but anchovies are the ticket if they don’t want those. 50′ up with 25-37′ working best. There’s lots of bait in the water so I’ll be testing a few spoons as well. For sure the beat up, bent, 4″ Homeland security spoon with teeth marks I still have. There where a few slower days with the stronger tides but the fishing should only get better!
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Jason, Matt, Dimitri, Andre, Max, Eddie and Bryce