Increased River Levels Heat up Spin Fishing Action

Sept 25 2013

We have had great fishing for Coho on the fly since about the 10th of September but that being said we have had a bump in water that has changed the game a bit and fly guys did not hit any Coho yesterday. The spinner guys are doing very well Spin Fishing Sept 23on the Stamp Somass System. The guys fly fishing for Steelhead on nearby rivers were into 6 yesterday. A few of the groups went to the smaller rivers today to try for Coho and bright chum on the fly.
The weather forecast looks very good and with a bit of luck our fly guys will have success again in a couple of days.

Our Coho return is very big this year and it could very well be the biggest ever for this river. Normally the peak is this week but with the recent rains we could be a little ahead of schedule.
Water was a little murky yesterday and it was hard tell how many were moving by us.
Better today but the water is still up a foot or so and the fish are moving in small groups very quickly.
In October we get a lot of Steelhead, especially just after a rain.

Fish Through the Counters as of Sept 23

Through September 23, a total of 43,704 adult coho, 2984 coho jacks, 14,672 adult Chinook, 459 Chinook jacks, 88,925 adult sockeye, and 93,507 sockeye jacks are estimated to have passed through the Stamp falls fishway. Through September 21, A total of 9607 adult coho, 651 coho jacks, 6 adult Chinook, 121,484 adult sockeye, and 332,135 sockeye jacks are estimated to have passed through the Sproat falls fishway.

Stamp River Fish Counts Graph

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River Temperature Trends as of Sept 23

River temperatures have decreased in the past few days and over the past week have ranged between 19.4 and 21.2oC at the Sproat fishway (Figure 4). Temperature data from the Stamp Falls fishway is currently unavailable because the HOBO environmental monitoring system is experiencing technical difficulties. The discharge rate is moderate.

River Temperature Trends

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This weeks featured menu items at Murphy's Riverside Lodge

This season brings fresh new "Haute cuisine" to the Riverside featuring Chef Matt Dunk.  His five course gourmet preparations are being enjoyed by guests with rave reviews.  Here is some samples from this weeks menu. 

Succulent 4th Course Entre   Appetizers on the Back deck after fishing   Desert, the 5th Course varies every night

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