Mid September River Update
Coho & Chinook Run
Fishing Report Sept 20 2014
This week the run has been holding back in the terminal areas. Although the water has managed flows and is above the minimum for salmon migration, most of the movement is happening at night, with less during the day time.
Chinook and Coho continue to move through the counters mid river and counts continue to rise. This week the rains that did not accumulate to significant amounts but more is in the forecast for this week.
Of note is the very significant Chinook Jack run. These are two year old Chinook who mature early and are indicators of the subsequent years returns. This year it is looking off the charts!
The charts above were produced last week, but as of today over 20,000 Coho are already in the system. (Stamp and Somass combined)
- Chinook Adults - 3461
- Chinook Jacks- 2393
- Coho Adults – 16,219
- Coho Jacks- 1272
- Coho – 3776 adults
- Coho Jacks -198
This weeks Weather Forecast:
This fall there is Chinook retention opportunities in the Stamp and Somass Rivers.
The daily limit is two per day, one of which can be a big one of any size!. The other fish has to be under 77cm which is about 15 pounds. The possession limit away from your permanent place of residence is twice the daily limit.
Bait is allowed to be used in the river this year within certain sections. This will be a great bonus in getting into some quality Chinook! Gear fishing or fly fishing both are permitted.
This fall there is also tremendous Coho retention opportunities in the Stamp and Somass Rivers.
The daily limit is two per day with no maximum size limit. The possession limit away from your permanent place of residence is twice the daily limit.
You can spinner fish, spoon fish, jig fish or fly fish for Coho. All of which are well known local methods to successful catches.
Look for Steelhead to become more aggressively feeding once the Salmon start to spawn in October.
The detailed 2014 fishing regulations for the Stamp and Somass can be found online at the DFO website
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