Winter Steelhead - Favorable Conditions

Fish moving through daily

Jan 16 2015
 

This past week have had some good days and slower days in the mix. Fresh fish continue to move in with the rain falls. They are moving quickly through the lower river and settling into the middles sections.

Fishing with small roe bags is the most productive in the lower. Bait in the rest of the river is not allowed and red beads or jensen eggs with wool are the best bets in those areas.

As the water gets clear be sure to dial down your gear to lighter leaders and smaller presentations.
 
  January Chromer


 

Chromer on New Years Eve!   One of many this fine day!


The river conditions graphs below are generated from the upper system near Robertson Creek Hatchery. The lower system is generally higher and has more color, however this data is still very useful as it will indicate the trend.  The Stamp Falls data system was wiped out with the past flood and not hearing of any immediate plans for replacement.

Call us anytime for the latest conditions! We enjoy helping anglers plan their trips with or without guides. 
 

This weeks weather forecast:

Port Alberni Weather Forecast

Stamp River Water Conditions (click on image to expand)

*Below are conditions for the Upper River. Middle river monitoring equipment washed out with flood.

Thirty Day Water Level Trend   Seven Day Water Level Trend
 



2014 Regulations:

Hatchery Steelhead may be retained. Two per day and 4 in possession is the limits. A Steelhead conservation endorsement is required on the fresh water license. All Wild Steelhead must be released. single barbless hooks required.

Also note that your licence has to be printed. An electronic format on a device such as an iPhone does not qualify as licence. Steelhead must be recorded on licence immediately upon landing them.

Here are snippets from the Regulations about The Stamp, Sproat and Ash Rivers.






The detailed 2014/15 Vancouver Island detailed fishing regulations are available for download in PDF format.


Winter Steelhead Fishing Options from $225

Winter Steelhead Fishing Options from $225

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