Winter Steelhead - More Water, More Fish

Consistent reports through the weekend

Jan 27 2015


This past weekend the big rains barely missed our watershed so the river remained stable. There was a surge for sure with some colored water increasing the further down stream you go.  The river seems to have peaked from this last rainfall and is dropping again.

More fish moved in with some really good trips over the weekend. Word is there are lots of fish between Stamp Falls Pool and the Rifle Range. We have been encountering Fresh fish moving through the lower as well as into the Upper River.

Gear up with shorter leaders, heavier weight and a medium sized baits/lures. 

Sunny here today with no precipitation.....looks like a good one!  

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.

Seven Day Water Level Trend   Thirty Day Water Level Trend
90 Day River Level Trend   January Rainfall to Date

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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