Winter Steelhead Fishing Report
December 21 2017
OverviewSome fresh chrome bright Winter Steelhead presented themselves this week from the lower Stamp River. They are right on time! We are also encountering some nice fall run Steelhead in the upper river as well.
We are hopeful with this years good fall run that the trend continues for the winter run.
River conditions are low but still on the good side of low.
Dress warm! We have a heater!
There is one boat left on Dec 28th, otherwise we are now booking into January for guided trips and are sold out for the holiday week. Next available date is January 2nd 2018. Happy New Year!
DFO 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 December 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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