Fall/Winter Steelhead Report
December 14 2017
OverviewWith a much higher than average Fall Steelhead return to the Stamp River this year, fresh fish continue to be encountered in the upper River. Winter conditions starting to appear with the cold and lower water. There have been a couple of fresh fish encountered in the lower river with the main runs of winters expected any day.
Our boats are fishing both the upper and lower river right now.
River GaugesDFO has a series of gauges on the river which we utilize to share information on levels. There is the gauge at Robertson Creek, Stamp Falls and the Sproat River. Stamp Falls gauge is our key indicator that we follow to indicate trends. This gauge is below the confluence of the Ash and Stamp, so high higher volumes than the one at Robertson Creek which is on the very upper Stamp.
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.
Weekly Weather Outlook
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.
"Sminter" SteelheadThese 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, or packages with Breakfast and boxed lunches are available....learn more. Trip Details »
David and Marilyn Murphy (brother and sister team)
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