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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: January 3, 2020
« on: January 03, 2020, 05:42:14 PM »


Welcome to a new decade! We thank everyone for all their support in 2019 and we are excited for 2020!

2019 was one hell of an interesting fishing year. We saw considerable political  and fisheries management issues with saltwater fisheries and the Upper Fraser Steelhead and salmon fisheries. We also had debatably some of the best chinook fishing Vancouver has seen in a generation.  Lake fishing was excellent. We saw the entire fishing community rally against the disregard of science when it comes to fisheries management. We also saw people come together from First Nations, Government and the private sector  to work tirelessly to help salmon migrate the Upper Fraser slide.

The political fight is ongoing and many volunteers have been working diligently  to prepare for 2020 and make sure science takes the front seat in driving fisheries management. We will keep you up to date on this front over the next few weeks.

But enough ranting Ė if you missed these on our guiding and store social media accounts here are some great pictures that some up the year that was 2019! 

This week on the fishing front, we are seeing a major storm hit the coast and this one is going to be a doozy. If it comes as forecast, it is going to smash the Squamish area and though there is less water coming to the Chilliwack area, we still expect high water and challenging conditions. We have information on both areas in the freshwater fishing report section below as well as some river pictures from New Yearís day so you can gauge water clarity and river levels over the next 5 days. 

Jason has a saltwater update and as always Matt will walk you through it all on the video version of the report. This week Matt also features some super cool old centrepins that we have on consignment in the report video.

Matt also talks about a  great science piece on Steelhead put out by the Steelhead Society. This piece is going to answer a ton of your steelhead questions SO WATCH IT! Itís long but really entertaining if you love Steelhead.

 Speaking of the Steelhead Society, they have some events coming up that you will want to be a part of this year.  More details in our Industry Events and Updates section below.   

Check out this week's full report here -


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