Pacific Angler Outlook:
The outlook for this weekend and even week seems to be rain. Which can be good if we get just the right amount. As mentioned before in Jason’s last report this past Wednesday, we’ve had some big tides. And this has seemed to push in some fresh fish.
The boys have heard some reports of fish being caught pretty much everywhere. The Vedder has been fishing well. It will be hard to tell if the rivers stay in shape throughout the weekend. Make sure to check the river levels before you head out. If you really want to nerd out make a note of the river level in your fishing journal. Then you can reference it in the future and identify the best river levels to fish particular rivers.
The forecast for the weekend and next week (Vancouver) is precipitation with daily temperature highs ranging from 4 to 6 degrees Celsius.
The marine forecast is typical for this time of year. Wind with rain:-) Here is the marine forecast for tonight & Saturday:
“Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 5 to 15 early this evening then increasing to 20 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Saturday afternoon.”
And here is the Sunday outlook…
“Wind south 10 to 20 knots.” – short and sweet
Local Saltwater Fishing:
We still haven’t heard too many saltwater reports. The winter spring fishing is kind of like the river steelheading of the ocean. It can be a very challenging fishery but the reward is often worth the effort. Hooking into a chrome spring salmon in the middle of winter can be an experience, that is for sure.
The crabbing and prawning has remained good. If you are looking to get out into the saltwater please do not hesitate to give us a shout or visit the Pacific Angler saltwater website.
BC River Fishing Report:
March and April is the month to get out on our coastal rivers in search of steelhead, cutties or bulltrout. The reports have been rolling in all week. At the beginning of the week the fishing was a bit slow but then mid week it really picked up, particularly on the Vedder River.
The same goes for the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. There have been some reports of a few fish being caught but not in good numbers, particularly when you take into account the number of anglers out there.
The cutthroat fishing has continued to be good in the Fraser Valley and should continue well into the spring. If you would like to take a break from winter steelheading, try targeting these beautiful fish.
BC Lake Fishing Report:
Countdown is approximately 1.75 months to ice-off in the interior (give or take a couple weeks:-). The local lake stocking programs will be starting pretty soon. We’ll make sure to update you on the information once it is available to us.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to drop by our new store on 78 E Broadway (Vancouver) or give us a call at 604-872-2204.
See you on the water,