River Turns on Like A Light Switch

Coho & Chinook Running

Fishing Report Sept 13 2014

Greetings from the Stamp River in the Alberni Valley

Both the Chinook and Coho have started to run hard this week.  The fishing turned on like a light switch with one day not a fish running and last three with 100's moving through every morning.
The encounter rate has been high on both the fly and gear.

Although the river is low, the flows are being managed out of Elsie Lake to allow for fish migration to occur at its normal pace. With rain in the forecast the fish will sense the low approaching and likely continue to migrate upstream. 

Some fish from the last two days with guest Peter Binaski. Their group of three anglers had hook ups in the double digits.
Stamp River Chinook Salmon Sept 13 2014   Stamp River Coho Salmon Sept 13 2014


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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