Mid November Stamp River Steelhead Report
November 16 2017
River High - Fishing has been great
OverviewThe fall season so far has been a good one with numbers of encounters and overall abundance of Fall Steelhead increased so far over recent years. Last week fishing was really good, but we were off the water this week for guide holidays. They couldn't have picked a better week with the big rains and high waters. Would have been a tough week otherwise. Guides are fishing again this weekend in the upper river.
The average return of Steelhead through the Stamp Falls counters to date are normally about 800 fish from June through October with highs over 2000 and lows around 600. This year 1441 Steelhead have passed through the counters so far! Fishing has been excellent and seeing some reports and photos of big fish in the mix which indicates a good ocean survival.
River GaugesDFO has a series of gauges on the river which we utilize to share information on levels. There is the gauge at Robertson Creek, Stamp Falls and the Sproat River. Stamp Falls gauge is our key indicator that we follow to indicate trends. This gauge is below the confluence of the Ash and Stamp, so high higher volumes than the one at Robertson Creek which is on the very upper Stamp.
The other functioning gauge is the Sproat River. In high water conditions this is very helpful towards indicating the trend but it is a very short river with Sproat lake behind it. The Sproat River gauge which is a few km above where it empties into the Somass River.
For this snapshot I have included the thirty day trend so you can see where we are relatively.
Weekly Weather Outlook
Our services are now on the "Winter Program" which mean day charters are available with our without accommodations. We do provide accommodations for those who require them with a full breakfast and boxed lunches.
|Nov 18 Saturday||1 boats available|
|Nov 19 Sunday||1 boats available|
|Nov 20 Monday||3 boats available|
|Nov 21 Tuesday||3 boats available|
|Nov 22 Wednesday||3 boats available|
|Nov 23 Thursday||3 boat available|
|Nov 24 Friday||2 boat available|
|Nov 25 Saturday||3 boats available|
|Nov 26 Sunday||3 boats available|
|next week||Call for availability|
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