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Getting back in the swing of things

Getting Back in the swing of things

Getting back in the swing of things: At the start of this thing, I wasn’t fishing much at all. Hunkered down, waiting to see how things would go, not really contemplating it would be months and months and months.

My Abaco trip was called off and work travel halted. Conferences were cancelled. Trips to the store were cancelled. Life as we knew it was cancelled.

But, you create a new normal when your old one goes away, and I have. I work from home now, thankful for my job...

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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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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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St. Croix Mojo Glass Crankbait Rod

St. Croix Mojo Glass Crankbait Rod.St. Croix Mojo Glass Cranker 2020 Review Payne Outdoors FishUSA Review

St. Croix Mojo Glass Crankbait Rod: Good glass rods for crankbait fishing haven’t been hard to find but finding one that’s affordable for more folks yet still has higher level performance has been a unicorn hunt. In the last few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time putting the St. Croix Mojo Glass casting rod through the paces. It came as a recommendation from one of my friends over at FishUSA who thought it was pretty legit. For $159 I figured it was worth a shot...

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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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Are Salmon Fishing Rigs for Rivers Good for Other Species?

Are Salmon Fishing Rigs for Rivers Good for Other Species?

Our salmon fishing rigs for rivers good for catching other species? That query came in from an angler who moved from a northern state to a southern one and wondered if there was any other application for the gear he used for catching river salmon and steelhead, which don’t exist in the warmer waters of southern states.

The answer is a qualified yes, which perhaps is really maybe.

The first thing to know about salmon fishing rigs for rivers is that, for the most part, we’re t...

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Fly Fishing Magazines

Fly Fishing Magazines

Fly Fishing Magazines: One of the best ways to learn about fly fishing is by reading about it. You don’t have to buy hundreds of books, though. There are many magazines dedicated to fly fishing, and most of them can give you a lot of great information.

The leading magazine, and probably the most popular, is Fly Fisherman. This magazine gives lots of great tips and tricks you can try, and it brings you some of the most up-to-date news about streams and rivers that are popular with fly fishermen...

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