Stamp River Strong Salmon Migration

Coho & Chum & Chinook Run

Fishing Report Sept 30 2014

Greetings from the Stamp River in the Alberni Valley

Chinook, Coho and Chum are all migrating on time in the local rivers.

Flows continue to be low, however they are adequate for salmon migration and temperatures are supporting quality fish throughout the systems.

The Stamp River has regulated flows by a local round table which include First Nations, Anglers, Regulators and the Hydro Authority. This collaboration  has put fish first and we are sharing the benefits from these abundant stocks making healthy migratory returns to the Stamp River system.


Stamp River Coho Salmon Migration   Stamp River Jack Chinook Returns
The charts above were produced last week, but as of today over 30,000 Coho are estimated already in the system. (Stamp and Somass combined). This is up close to 10,000 Coho since the last update ten days ago.

This weeks Weather Forecast:

Weather Forecast


Last Weeks River Temperature Trend:Stamp River River Temperature Trends

Fishing Regulations:

Chinook:

Stamp River Chinook on the Fly

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 on the Fly

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.
 


Chum Salmon

Chum have become aggressive now as they tooth up to defend their hens. Now in the lower reaches of most rivers in the area.

 

Coloured up Chum on the Fly   Double Header Salmon on the Fly


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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