Mid September River Update

Coho & Chinook Run

Fishing Report Sept 20 2014

Greetings from the Stamp River in the Alberni Valley

This week the run has been holding back in the terminal areas. Although the water has managed flows and is above the minimum for salmon migration, most of the movement is happening at night, with less during the day time.

Chinook and Coho continue to move through the counters mid river and counts continue to rise. This week the rains that did not accumulate to significant amounts but more is in the forecast for this week.

Of note is the very significant Chinook Jack run. These are two year old Chinook who mature early and are indicators of the subsequent years returns. This year it is looking off the charts!
 


The charts above were produced last week, but as of today over 20,000 Coho are already in the system. (Stamp and Somass combined)

Stamp Falls 
  • Chinook Adults - 3461 
  • Chinook Jacks- 2393
  • Coho Adults – 16,219 
  • Coho Jacks- 1272
Sproat
  • Coho – 3776  adults 
  • Coho Jacks -198 
We expect any day (moment) for things to turn back on again and back into day time migration patterns. Still fish being encountered just not in the numbers like the few days before this update.


This weeks Weather Forecast:

Stamp River Weather Forecast

Fishing Regulations:

Chinook:

Chinook Salmon River Limits

This fall there is Chinook retention opportunities in the Stamp and Somass Rivers.

The daily limit is two per day, one of which can be a big one of any size!. The other fish has to be under 77cm which is about 15 pounds.  The possession limit away from your permanent place of residence is twice the daily limit.

Bait is allowed to be used in the river this year within certain sections. This will be a great bonus in getting into some quality Chinook!  Gear fishing or fly fishing both are permitted.

 
Coho Salmon:


Stamp River Coho Salmon

This fall there is also tremendous Coho retention opportunities in the Stamp and Somass Rivers.

The daily limit is two per day with no maximum size limit. The possession limit away from your permanent place of residence is twice the daily limit.

You can spinner fish, spoon fish, jig fish or fly fish for Coho. All of which are well known local methods to successful catches.



Steelhead:

Look for Steelhead to become more aggressively feeding once the Salmon start to spawn in October.

2014 Regulations:

The detailed 2014 fishing regulations for the Stamp and Somass can be found online at the DFO website
 


Fall Stamp River Fishing Options

Fall Stamp River Fishing Options

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