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Fishing Report Oct 15 2014

Greetings from the Stamp River in the Alberni Valley

Chinook, Coho and Chum are all migrating on time in the local rivers and the Salmon are starting to spawn.  The Steelhead have made themselves apparent again in both the Stamp River and neighboring tributaries

Rains have bumped up the river levels back to near normal allowing for perfect Salmon migration and spawning access.

Salmon Migration Update:
Through October 12, a total of 14,591 adult Chinook, 5,914 Chinook jacks, 34,278 adult coho, 2,649 coho jacks, 109,635 adult sockeye, and 60,737 sockeye jacks are estimated to have passed through the Stamp falls fishway. A total of 31 adult Chinook, 9,899 adult coho, 272,871 adult sockeye, and 107,021 sockeye jacks are estimated to have passed through the Sproat fishway.

Over the past week, daily escapement counts through the Stamp Falls fishway ranged between 354 and 1059 adult Chinook, and 337 and 1488 adult coho. Adult sockeye daily escapement over the past week ranged between 9 and 27 at the Stamp falls fishway and between 78 and 190 at the Sproat fishway.

River temperatures over the past week have ranged between 16.2 and 18.8C at the Stamp Falls fishway (Figure 4), and between 18.1 and 19.7oC at the Sproat fishway (Figure 5). The discharge rate is high.

Note: Salmon escapement estimates in this bulletin are preliminary, based on an initial digital

Coho Migration as of Oct 15 2014    Chinook Migration as of Oct 15 2014

This weeks Weather Forecast:

Weather Forecast

Last Weeks River Temperature Trend:Stamp River River Temperature Trends

2014 Regulations:

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

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