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Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, November 9

Pacific Angler Outlook:

Well, it is another week in paradise for the Vancouver angler. While the rest of Canada is taking out their ice fishing rods we are hooking into chrome salmon, steelhead, feisty bulltrout, searun cutthroat, or absolutely epic sturgeon.

Check out the picture below of Brian, who recently just got into fly fishing this past month. With a little help from the boys at Pacific Angler and some new gear Brian was able to hook into a few nice coho salmon, on his 5 weight fly rod to add. Nice job Brian!

Lets start off by reviewing the forecast for Vancouver as the weather has been a deciding factor over the last two weeks. The rain, over the last two weeks, had basically blown out the river systems, making fishing very unpredictable. As the river levels were going up and down like a Yo-Yo we still heard some decent reports. However, now the weather and river levels are stabilizing and we can expect some great salmon fishing throughout November, namely coho salmon.

The Vancouver weather forecast is calling for sunny conditions from Friday to Saturday, with daily high temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius. You can then expect cloudy and rainy conditions from Sunday to Tuesday with daily high temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees Celsius. The story of the week is the low night temperatures. We are finally experiencing freezing temperatures at night. This is great news for the river angler as it will tighten up the rivers and bring them into great shape for the weekend.
In terms of fisheries there are 3 prime fisheries to focus on at this time of year locally. They are salmon, trout and sturgeon. The Pacific Angler staff is expecting coho fishing to continue well into November and possibly into December dependent on water levels. Trout fishing should be epic at the moment, especially using egg patterns and large sculpin patterns. Don’t forget those beautiful sea-run cutthroat trout that start to show up in our rivers at this time of year. As well, the boys at Pacific Angler have heard of some amazing sturgeon fishing as of late. Just read the report from one of our good Customers, Dave, who is an avid angler and awesome sturgeon rod who visited the Stave River last week.

“I didnt really get on the river early enough, but it was EXTREMELY high. Coho fishing was slow and I think only one guy we saw got into a fish, and lost it quickly. We were fishing just up river of the mill. We then went to try the toilet bowl and noticed the damn was opened, hence the high water, and the toilet bowl was almost non existent as a result. So we gave up and went to the mouth for sturgeon, which was outstanding! In half an hour I hook a 7-8ft that jumped instantly and snapped the dacron leader… Soon after I hooked into another big fish, that almost spooled me, towed us 1k down the fraser, and after about 1.5-2 hours decided to spit the hook!”

For a detailed look at Vancouver’s river fishing scene please click on the link - Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff @ 604-872-2204 or better yet, drop by Pacific Angler @ 78 East Broadway.
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