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Celebrating Bday’s on the water and hooking slabs!

Saltwater Reports:

Eddie Matthei

We have certainly been enjoying an Indian summer and although the mornings and evenings are getting cooler the fishing is getting hotter! This past week has had some amazing bites that got myself and a few other guides close to or into the double digits on fish on in a 5hr trip. I was able to add a few more photos of smiling guests including a couple of birthday boys with their birthday fish.

This is a good BDAY fish!!
This is a good BDAY fish!!

Most fish are the big chinook but a few big late run northern coho as well. There has been some slow days but even then you can still get at least a couple of nice fish on. The biggest fish I heard of this week was 27lbs that I saw landed by Brian on Outrage One using my favourite gear combo, the glo green teaser head with a purple onion flasher.

No fighting over filet's on this charter!
No fighting over filet’s on this charter!

I have also had success with bright green flashers and white or light green with dark green teaser heads. I have also been running the anchovies and 7″ herring with no flashers which have also taken a few nice fish as well. Most of the action has been around the mouth of the Capilano river but I’m also hearing reports of nice fish off the Bell buoy as well. I’m sure we’d have even more good reports if more boats chose to avoid the crowds at the Capilano and fished the Bell Buoy.

Sunset charters are producing!
Sunset charters are producing!

Yesterday was a fairly slow day at the Capilano with a large group of boats from the annual Vancouver Firefighters fishing derby but I do know of one boat that had all the water to themselves at the Bell Buoy and got a nice fish there. I fished there on Monday while I waited out the strong ebb tide and saw quite a few good marks on the sounder right along the last 2 mile markers.

A Capilano Slab!
A Capilano Slab!

With all the good fishing locally I haven’t had the chance to run further South to pass along any reports but I can tell you that the Sand heads had another visit from a pod of Orcas yesterday. Speaking of wildlife, we also had a Stellar Sea lion hang around the Capilano the last couple of days which is a pretty rare sighting so close to the city.

Another happy client!
Another Happy Bday client!

Yesterday I had to wear sunglasses and use sunscreen but today will be a day for rain gear. We will loose some fish as they flush up the river but based on previous years I think it will draw even more fresh fish in.

Fishing should continue to be good for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Catch them while you can!

Tight Line,

Eddie Matthei

Pacific Angler Courses – October 2013







Cost: $225.00+gst  (SOLD OUT)

Date(s): October 2 (Theory @ Pacific Angler 6:30pm-9:30pm) & Oct 5th (on-the-water)

This course is comprised of two sessions and will give you an in-depth look at how to catch fall salmon. The evening seminar cover floats fishing, spinner fishing and spoon fishing, the three most productive techniques to catch salmon in a river. The second session will be a guided day out on the water putting the theory into practice.


Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): October 15 (Theory @ Pacific Angler 6:30pm-9:30pm)

On-the-Water: October 19th or 20th

Fly fishing for salmon is one of the most exciting fisheries in the Lower Mainland. Let us teach you the techniques and the hot spots to give you a well rounded foundation. Then put the skills into practice during a fully guided day on the water.


Cost: $225.00+gst

Date(s): October 23 (Theory @ Pacific Angler) 6:30pm – 9:30pm

On-the-Water: October 26th or 27th

Fly fishing for coho in rivers is one of the most challenging yet rewarding fisheries in the Lower Mainland. Your instructor will teach you the techniques and strategies used to fish effectively for these acrobatic fish. You will then put theory into practice during a day on the water featuring demonstrations and person-to-person instruction.


Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): Wednesday, October 9th @ Pacific Angler 6:30pm – 9:30pm

The Original Intruder Fly Tying Demo Night is back! Often imitated but never duplicated, our original intruder fly tying course is back once again. Dimitri will be demonstrating the techniques he uses to tie this effective pattern. Dimitri will show you how to use Rhea, Ostrich, Amherst, Polar Bear, and the latest materials to make intruders that no steelhead or salmon can resist. This is a step-by-step course.

A material list will be included. Each student is entitled to a 10% discount for the duration of the course.

Pacific Angler is proud to be your source for fishing education. Call Pacific Angler today, 604-872-2204, to book your spot. All classes have limited availability.

On behalf of the Pacific Angler staff we wish you the best in your fishing endeavors and we hope to see you either at the shop or on the water. To check out the latest Pacific Angler news view the Pacific Angler Facebook page.

Jason, Matt, Andre, Max, Eddie and Bryce