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Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 23, 2022
« on: December 24, 2022, 01:48:35 AM »


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! As we head into the holiday weekend, we hope you all are able to get where you need to be to enjoy some time with your family and friends.  Given the weather many folks haven’t been on the water but we take our hats off those that have!   We have some great photos sent in from some of the brave souls who did manage to get out in the cold. 

Speaking of photos, don’t forget to enter our Best of 2022 Fishing Photos Contest!   Be sure to submit your entries by December 28th to    Check out all the details including prizes and submission guidelines on our blog.

The talk of weather continues as we look to the last week of the year.  When you see multiple weather warnings in an upcoming 7-day forecast, we need to take a pause. We want everyone who is traveling over the next couple days to be safe. That said, when we look at it through the lens of an angler it could be the perfect storm for Boxing Week steelheading and bulltrout fishing when everything settles down.

According to the forecast, “On the South Coast, starting Thursday night and lasting until Christmas Eve on Saturday, travel conditions are expected to be challenging due to heavy snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, and heavy rain on snow or ice.”  Long story short, we are going to see one heck of a storm followed by some large amounts of rain.   

The rivers need rain and we obviously would like some warmer weather. If the weatherman is on his game it is coming! The only concern is flooding. 

After we get through whatever is coming, we expect it to really kick off the Chilliwack steelhead season and fire up the egg eater fisheries on many of the Sea to Sky and Fraser Valley rivers. 

In this week’s report we are going to touch on the Chilliwack with what is going on and what we are looking for over the next ten days and we are also tuning in with a feature on “dressing for ice fishing” because it is DARN COLD. Gavin is heading up ice fishing after the holidays and he has some solid tips and an overview of our favourite Simms pieces that will be good for your next fishing trip but also appropriate for braving the cold weather off the river.

In store news, there are a few things for all of you.  First off – If you missed it, we have released our 2023 course schedule so if you are looking for a last-minute gift call it in and we can get you or your loved one signed up! 

For those looking to check a few things off your list we are open Christmas Eve from 10AM – 3PM.  So, pop by for a visit! We’re closed on Christmas Day to spend some time family and friends and back on Boxing Day for the kick off of our Boxing Week Sale!    This year’s sale is bigger and better than ever so it will be the time to get geared up for the 2023 season.   Keep an eye on your inbox and social media feeds for the full Boxing Week list and we will see you Boxing Day at 10AM!!

Check out the full report here:

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