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The story for this last week was the long awaited pineapple express that we experienced last Friday and Saturday. With heavy precipitation blowing out all of the river systems fishing conditions improved this week for steelhead in the lower mainland. Stable weather conditions this weekend and more precipitation in the forecast for next week should provide us with good fishing conditions and opportunities.

While steelheading on the Vedder River has not been “on fire” it has still been very solid. Pacific Angler steelhead guide, Dimitri, was with a client this past Wednesday and was able to hook into 5 nice fish including the one below. The Vedder River will continue to be the hot spot for steelhead throughout March and even into April.

Pacific Angler guest with a beautiful steelhead on a walk and wade guide trip

For the bulltrout and rainbow trout fishermen looking for solitude the Sea-to-Sky Corridor can be a good bet. While there are not as many fish in this system the beauty of the Squamish Valley can definitely make for a memorable day. With more and more fry emerging throughout March, fry patterns are always effective as well as small to medium sculpin patterns.

The heavy rains over the weekend swelled up the small tributaries in the Lower Mainland and thus pushing the small salmon fry downriver into the larger rivers/lakes. The Pacific Angler staff have heard of a few reports of cutthroat being caught using fry patterns. However, you can expect this fishery to continue to improve as we get closer to mid-March as more and more fry emerge and start their migration.

At this time of year the hardcore cutthroat anglers start tying their favourite epoxy flies. Andre hosted a class this past Tuesday specific to tying these very effective flies. If you would like a few tips on tying epoxy flies do not hesitate to drop into the shop. You can also buy his flies at the shop, all hand tied by Andre himself!

Andre’s custom hand tied epoxy flies.

The Vancouver weather forecast is calling for sun on Saturday and then clouds and rain for Sunday and into the following week. You can expect some heavier rainfalls throughout the week. The daily high temperatures range from 8 to 11 degrees Celsius while the daily low temperatures range from 3 to 5 degrees Celsius. A combination of mild temperatures and rainy and cloudy weather conditions will make for good fishing conditions in our local rivers.

The marine forecast for the Strait of Georgia is calling for southeast winds, ranging from 5 to 15 knots. This will be great conditions for local saltwater anglers. With a southeast wind you can expect nice and fairly calm seas.

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