Winter Steelhead - Perfect Conditions

More rain on the way!

Feb 3 2015


This past weekend the river started to clear up significantly which made for some mixed results on the weekend trips. Some of the groups did very well while others had to work hard to encounter their fish. Reports from bank anglers indicated the same, some people were getting into pockets of fish that were not holding in their traditional areas, they seemed to be on the move.

The river coloured up just a tinge yesterday which provided for a another good day. Looking at the forecast we will see some consecutive days of rain but not looking like enough to blow things out. Temperatures remain too high for snow, so the river will respond quickly to any incremental days of rain fall.

This past weekend we hosted Rodney Asu and accompanying angler to film a webisode on the Stamp System. They spent the Saturday on the Sproat River with guide Kevin Barabash and encountered three fish and landed one. Overall they had a great time. The webisode and photo blog will be posted on youtube site when it is ready.  We will let you know.

Looks like a good weekend to head out!

Fishing from the Jet Boat   Fishing from Shore on the Sproat River

On another note we are thrilled to have been part of a filming for a new Television Food Series called Fresh, Salt & Field. This show is focused on what they call "Go out there. Get your food. Bring it back and share it"  Please check out their show, it just "feels great"....

They also did episodes with Whitetail Deer, Sea Urchins and Pine Mushrooms....all worth viewing!
  Salt Fresh & Field

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:

Weekly 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.

7 Day River Level Trend   30 Day River Level Trend
90 Day River Level Trend   Rainfall

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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David and Marilyn Murphy (brother and sister team)

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