Better Weather and River Conditions on its Way!
After a week of torrential rains local rivers start to dropOctober 2 2013
|With record numbers of fish we also found ourselves with record amounts of rainfall this past week! What would be normal for late November we experienced in late September. The rain fall combined with the Hydro dam being opened on Elsie Lake meant very high waters for the Stamp River. Guided anglers have had the benefit of fishing some other local smaller streams which were not as heavily impacted by the rise in waters.
Coho have exceeded the record as expected and Chinook are on a positive curve now as well with over the minimum escapement into the upper system. Look forward to more relaxed measures for fishing times and areas starting next week as a result of the increased returns.
Through September 29, a total of 46,931 adult coho, 3338 coho jacks, 19,661 adult Chinook, 568 Chinook jacks, 88,928 adult sockeye, and 93,512 sockeye jacks are estimated to have passed through the Stamp falls fishway. Through mid-day September 29, a total of 12,705 adult coho, 957 coho jacks, 10 adult Chinook, 121,556 adult sockeye, and 332,402 sockeye jacks are estimated to have passed through the Sproat falls fishway.
Fish Through the counters to date:
Since September 24, daily escapement counts through the Stamp Falls fishway ranged between 116 (on September 29) and 1093 adult Chinook, and 97 (on September 29) and 710 adult coho. Adult sockeye daily escapement since September 24 was negligible (0 or 1) at the Stamp falls fishway and ranged between 2 and 18 at the Sproat fishway.
The discharge rate over the past few days is very high and river temperatures have continued to decrease. Over the past week river temperatures have ranged between 16.8 and 19.5
River Temperature Trends as of Sept 23
C at the Sproat fishway. Temperature data from the Stamp Falls fishway is currently unavailable because the HOBO environmental monitoring system is experiencing technical difficulties.
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