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from some of the BEST PLACES TO FISH !

6th January, 2009: FISHING REPORT:  Port Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound, Ucluelet (West Coast), Somas-Stamp River System.

by Doug Lindores of Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing
Toll Free Number:  1- 888 214 7206

Winter in the Alberni Valley and the West Coast of Vancouver Island has had many unusually cool and snowy days. There have also been some clear bright and sunny days which have developed into some spectacular scenic opportunities for many people who have ventured up and down the Port Alberni Inlet and out into magnificent Barkley Sound. The Stamp River which is world famous for its salmon and steelhead runs has been a winter paradise for well over a month. There has been no rainfall for quite some time and the Stamp is getting remarkably low. With milder temperatures and rain in the weather forecast for the next 4 or 5 days the snow melt should create a dramatic rise in the water.

Somas / Stamp River

Guest Richard of Idaho on a snowy day on the Stamp River outside Port Alberni B.C. with a Winter Steelhead. Guide was Matt.Winter Steelhead were coming into the system in fairly good numbers in mid December. School sizes had very good numbers of fish. The fresh fish coming in were biting and guests at that time were hooking into eight to twelve fish per trip. Many of the early fish were wild and have moved into the upper river. With low water these fish are rather sluggish and but for a few seemed disinterested in the artificial lures being thrown at them. Fresh fish coming into the system are holding off until the water comes up. The fishing has slowed down over the last week. The mild conditions which are now just developing and the snow melt of three and a half to four feet will create perfect conditions for fresh fish to come into the lower river. We are expecting some spectacular steelhead fishing by the end of this week.


We are expecting some great sport sockeye fishing in the Port Alberni Inlet in 09.   Hopefully Ben, Heather, Tyler, and Amber of Boise Idaho can come back and fish summer sockeye with guide Doug of Slivers Charters Salmon sport Fishing.The lower half of the river below “the bucket” anglers are reminded that natural bait can be used. Most of the guides are using salmon eggs in roe bags and shrimp. When above “the bucket” fishermen can only use artificials. Red spin-n-glows, corkies, gooebobs, and large pink worms are good to have in ones tackle. With the water currently still low remember to use small gear but a longer leader and light line. A #12 spin-n-glow in a cherise color seems to be really working the best. As this week progresses and the water gets higher anglers might want to switch to larger gear and a shorter leader and use bright lure colors. With high water it is also a good idea to try the large pink worms and if using a spin-n-glow go to a #8 or 10.



Guest Mike of Oregon with his fish in October on the Stamp. Fishing in the fall on the Stamp can be terriffic.  Those who are fly fishermen enthusiasts are often in heaven


The expectation of the steelhead fishing through March is very good. Since early October the Stamp has had a very good year. You can e mail Doug for any fishing or accommodation inquiries. We are already booking next September and October River trips with people anticipating what has already been forecast as another great Coho and Summer Steelhead year.



Larry and Ed after a day of fishing on the alberni Ionlet.   Both are from New Mexico USA and fish with Doug of slivers charters Salmon sport fishing


For more information


Doug Lindores
Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing
[email protected]
+1 250 724 2502 (h)
+1 250 731 7389 ©
Toll Free Number:  1- 888 214 7206




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