Winter Steelhead - Lower and Upper River

Fish moving through daily

Jan 23 2015
 

This past weekend again showed mixed results. We had one day out of three that was a very slow day while the others were productive with 3-4 fresh Winter fish in the boat. This fish on the right was one of four to the boat in a single morning Monday.

There are Winters in the upper river now as well, the fish are moving through quickly and holding in the middle river.

With the big coastal rain fall expected that should push more ocean fish into the region.
Interesting that Port Alberni is not expecting the deluge that the west coast is this weekend.
 
  Jan 20 Stamp River Wiinter Steelhead


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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