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The Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 17, 2020

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The Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: July 17, 2020: This week the weather looks good for Saturday and Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud. It’s forecasted to be very windy on the ocean this weekend which is typical when the warm weather rolls in. Be sure to review your marine forecasts before venturing out.

On the 15th we saw the areas around Thrasher Rock open for retention of one chinook in the slot limit 62 – 80cm. Jason was over there this week and caught some legal fish...

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A Must-Have: Optical Devices for Ardent Fishermen

A Must-Have: Optical Devices for Ardent Fishermen

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A Must-Have: Optical Devices for Ardent Fishermen: Fishing is one of the most important outdoor activities in the USA, with nearly 40 million Americans embarking on a fishing trip every year.  Taking this into consideration it is not surprising that approximately $21.1 billion is spent on fishing gear in the country annually. While your fishing rod, hooks, line, and bait are undoubted of great importance they will all be rendered useless if your visibility is severely compromised...

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The Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 12, 2020

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The Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: June 12, 2020: Spring is almost over but summer isn’t nipping at her heels.  Again, we are going to see a mixed bag of weather with rain, cloud, and a bit of sun right across the province.  This has put the lake fishing off a bit and the reports from the interior this week have been mixed.  The team was out on different lakes throughout the week so check out the lake reports below including the one from Brian Chan.

Saltwater fishing was solid this past week and though there might be cl...

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The Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 24, 2020

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 The Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 24, 2020

The Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 24, 2020: We wanted to start by thanking everyone who wrote letters concerning the chinook closures and public fishery access. The support and volume of letters were amazing but if you didn’t have a chance to write a letter by the deadline they have announced that they will still be accepting letters on this topic so we ask again to make sure those letters are in. Click here for details on the issues and some points to conside...

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The Best Florida Bass Fishing Hot Spots

The Best Florida Bass Fishing Hot Spots

The Best Florida Bass Fishing Hot Spots: Florida has gained an international acknowledgment for its exceptional saltwater fishing, but the outstanding freshwater fishing has not yet captured the widespread attention of the same amount of visitors. Residents of this state are in on the secret, however; that they have three very active freshwater clubs here in Collier County.

Tourists and out of state bass fishermen are very much welcome here with the amenities and lodgings available for them...

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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 17, 2020

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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 17, 2020: A saltwater call to action and a fly box giveaway are the stars of this week’s report. The saltwater news is IMPORTANT – DFO needs to hear from you on the proposed chinook retention plan for the 2020 season.  If you didn’t see the Special Chinook Report in your inbox or on our blog and social media feeds yesterday to take some time and have a read of it here.

Whether you are a saltwater salmon angler or just an angler in general, take 5 minutes read up on the proposals and ...

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Special Chinook Report – We Need Your Support Today!

Special Chinook Report – We Need Your Support Today!

Special Chinook Report – We Need Your Support Today!: Well here we are again.  It’s the middle of April with excellent chinook fishing in our local waters and no opportunity to retain a chinook, not even a hatchery fish.

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A beautiful hatchery chinook hooked in Howe Sound last spring.

Here are the facts.  Yes, there are some chinook stocks that are in trouble.  Primarily the ones that go in the upper reaches of the Fraser and enter the river in April, May, June, and July...

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How To Use This Boat Checklist Before and After Every Outing

How To Use This Boat Checklist Before and After Every Outing

How To Use This Boat Checklist Before and After Every Outing: It’s the smart boater who has everything in order and available when he or she is ready to go boating, especially before boating season or fishing season begins. But even the most experienced boaters sometimes forget something that they must, or should, either bring or review. That’s why having a boat checklist, and referring to it prior to each outing, is an excellent idea.

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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 3, 2020

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 3, 2020

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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 3, 2020: Let’s start right off with an update on the “No Salmon Fishing Regulations” that you might have seen in the BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Region 2 updates on April 1. Matt talked about this in the video version of the report.  Also, clarification has come forward and as expected these regulations will be revisited in season and we can expect in season openings...

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Using The Right Fishing Pole

Using The Right Fishing Pole

Using The Right Fishing Pole: The right fishing pole is necessary for you to be able to catch fish. Poles that are too long will not offer you enough control over the fishing line. Poles that are too short may snap easily when you are trying to reel in a fish. The right pole is usually determined by your height and the types of fish you want to catch. Larger fish will require thicker fishing line and a thicker fishing pole in order to stand the tension placed on the line.

Common types of fis...

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