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Steelhead Christmas wishes looking good

December 29, 2014

With minimal precipitation this last week the system is in prime Winter Steelhead shape, dropping temperatures this week mean a lengthy stretch of good conditions ahead.

While we have only been out a few times since Christmas the indications are looking favorable for increased abundances over the last two years.  This week guides Shaun and Kevin have been encountering 5-7 hook ups per day, which is fantastic!  We hope this trend continues.

Chrome fish are showing in both the upper and the lower systems with the upper being a bit of a surprise to see winter fish so early.

Stamp River Winter Steelhead Dec 2014   Stamp River Winter Steelhead Dec 2014

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.

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This weeks weather forecast:

This weeks weather outlook

Stamp River Water Conditions (click on image to expand)

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

Stamp River Rainfall Trend Last 7 days   Stamp River UPPER River Levels 7 day 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 licence. 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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