Stamp River Fishing Report

Nov 21 2016

River high but good shape

Two trips this past weekend both got into Fall Steelhead in the upper Stamp River.  The river is high but it good shape as far a colour goes.  With only light rainfalls in the weeks outlook the river will remain in shape and only get better from here on. 

Efforts are focused on Fall and Summer Run Steelhead in the upper Stamp system.  Still some nice fresh fish around and we will start to see the Winters in the coming weeks as well.  December is just around the corner!

The Salmon season is over now with all the fish spawned and most are now gracefully deceased, with the exceptional cherry Coho around.

River Gauges

DFO has a series of gauges on the river which we utilize to share information on levels.  The equipment at Stamp Falls have been removed during the last high water event to prevent damage. So for an indicator we are looking at Robertson Creek Hatchery which is on the very upper Stamp River. This is the headwaters for the system, so its very helpful to indicate early trends. Keep in mind that a lot of other tributaries join the Stamp system below this gauge.

The other functioning gauge is the Sproat River. In high water conditions this is very helpful towards indicating the trend but it is a very short river with Sproat lake behind it. The Sproat River gauge which is a few km above where it empties into the Somass River.

For this snapshot I have included the thirty day trend so you can see where we are relatively.

Sproat River Water Levels Trend as of Nov 21 2016   Robertson Hatchery Water Level Trend as of Nov 21 2016

Weekly Weather Outlook

Weather Forecast as of Nov 21 2016

Our services are now on the "Winter Program" which mean day charters are available with our without accommodations.  We do provide accommodations for those who require them with a full breakfast and boxed lunches.

Available Dates:

Date Availability
Nov 21 Monday 2 boats available
Nov 22 Tuesday 2 boats available
Nov 23 Wednesday 2 boats available
Nov 24 Thursday 2 boats available
Nov 25 Friday 2 boats available
Nov 26 Saturday 1 boat available
Nov 27 Sunday 1 boat available
Nov 28 Monday 2 boats available
Nov 29 Tuesday 2 boats available
Nov 30 - Dec Call for availability

SMINTER STEELHEAD These Steelhead forage like trout before the middle of October and then completely switch to eating eggs when the Chinook salmon start to spawn. Day Charters only $450 for two persons! Trip Details »

David and Marilyn Murphy (brother and sister team)

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