Steelhead fishing has been great here on the lower mainland and on the island. Two rivers have stood out this winter for abundance and size of steelhead returning to spawn. The Chilliwack River has seen excellent returns in January. Several 14-17lb fish coming in every week. On the island, the Stamp River has stood out with some great returns as well. Fluctuating water levels have made some days hard to find fish but when the levels come down and the clarity is good, steelhead numbers are great this year on the coast. This is all due to great ocean conditions over the last 5 years. Lots of feed for all species up and down the coast.
We had a great day fishing with our associates on the Stamp last week.
The usual gear has been producing again, no surprise. We have been using roe bags, jennsen eggs and a variety of worms with consistent success. Fishing the right water is the key to steelhead fishing. Often it is hard for anglers to switch from traditional coho and chinook holding water to steelhead water. This is where a guide can really show you the right water and techniques to consistently hook and land steelhead. 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish.
Call us for an accurate fishing report or to find out more details on some great trips for steelhead fishing here on the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island.