Fishing Reports

Summer Salmon and Steelhead 2012 Preview

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Blog, Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Summer and Fall fishing is coming up for Salmon and Steelhead. Looks to be a good year according to DFO reports. After one of our better seasons last year we are hoping that it will rival our previous season. Some good dates available so you won’t want to miss out. If Salmon is your interest or Steelhead, we offer professionally guided trips. 22 years experience guiding and running local rivers, our trips go unmatched and our goal is to cater to you and make sure your trip is one that you won’t forget. Our fleet of boats is ready to go and while aboard our jet boats you will find the roomy comfortable  space on them easy to move around in. We also do float trips and can cover a different stretch of river.  Give us a call today to plan your trip and find out a bit more about us. At West Coast River Charters you get quality experience and production while relaxing on a day off!
Give me a call and let me know what you think.Nick Hnennyj

Fishing Report – March 22, 2012

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Fishing continues to be consistently good with nice fish entering the system everyday and the water is still  in great shape. We will be doing trips into May with some great fishing ahead. There hasn’t been much pressure on these prize fish most days with only a few other anglers out there. With Spring officially here the weather should continually get better. This weekend looks sunny and this Sunday is still available for a last minute fishing trip. Don’t forget to check out our April “Special”. Contact us for availability and pricing. Looking foreword  to fishing with you.




Fishing Report – March 13, 2012

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Fishing has been steady over the past weeks with some real nice fish coming in. With rain over the past couple days the water has come up a bit but still very fishable. March is always a good month to fish and with no kelts (salmon or steelhead that have spawned) on the way down yet the season should go well into April. The Stamp is very unique as we have fish entering all 12 months of the year. Lower river is where we will be spending most of our fishing with opportunity with some upper river drifts. Steelhead are definitely a prize fish and hard work often comes with great rewards. Keeping your hooks in the water throughout the day is important as you never know when you will get that bite. Here are some highlights from the past few weeks. Give us a call to book your trip as the season has a bit to go. Looking forward to fish with you!

Fishing Report – February 29th 2012

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Fishing continues on the Stamp River with nice fresh fish coming in. The weather seems to be looking a bit more like spring time. Our season goes in to  April and has had good fishing over the past few seasons. Look for daily activities off our Facebook page or sign up for it. We are almost at 200 “likes” and are hoping to break that mark and exceed it. New fishers are always welcome no matter what level of experience you may have. We not only take you in to the heart of our rivers but teach you how to catch the fish we are after. Quality trips are what we strive for and make you feel at home. Fishing out of our fleet is a great experience and why not sit back and let us do the work.  With a couple  months to go, head over for one last trip before all the work at home comes with the Spring  fast approaching.  Look for info also on our summer steelhead season and fall season. Lots of days are spoken for already with great dates still remaining. Looking forward to fishing with you.

Nick Hnennyj

Owner/Operator West Coast River Charters

1-250-723-0136 or 1-250-720-5449or e-mail

Valentines Day is fast approaching

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Guys! Need a last minute idea for Valentines Day? Why not take your sweetie for a day in the outdoors with West Coast River Charters. Spend a nice relaxing day on the Stamp River viewing all the wildlife and with lots of nice fish coming into the river, battle some real beauty steelhead. There’s still time to book and the fishing is great, but it wont last forever. Give us a call to book your trip, before its all over. 1-250-720-5449 or 1-250-723-0136 or e-mail


Fishing Report – Jan 14, 2012

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Happy New Year!  Fishing has been pretty decent overall and with the water dropping after the massive amount of rain, the river is in great shape.  Fresh fish are entering daily and eager to bite.  Most days have fish biting throughout the day so it keeps everyone on their toes.  Nice hatcheries as well as some wild fish coming in off the tides and have sea lice on them so they are hours from entering the system.  The fishing goes on for the next couple months with both the upper and lower rivers having fish throughout.  If you are thinking of heading over to fish the Stamp, give us a call or e-mail.  You can also find us on Facebook under West Coast River Charters. 1-250-723-0136 or 1-250-720-5449 or e-mail at

Looking forward to fishing with you.

Nick Hnennyj –  Owner/operator West Coast River Charters.

Fishing Report – December 13, 2011

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Winter Steelhead fishing has been good with nice fishing coming in.  Numbers should continue to build as conditions are perfect for Steelhead to enter the system.  Crowds have been very minimal to date so that is always great for fishing. What a great gift for the holidays to get out on the river fishing out of our heated jet boats.  We put you in the spots and you try your luck for these chrome beauties.  We take all the hard work out of fishing and you can truly enjoy covering the river with West Coast River Charters.  Bookings are available so call today. 1-250-723-0136 or 1-250-720-5449. Looking foreword to fish with you.

Nick Hnennyj owner/operator West Coast River Charters.

All the best over the holidays and in 2012.

Check out our Facebook page as well for daily updates.




Fishing Report – Winter Steelhead 2011 – 2012

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

The winter steelhead season is underway and I am pleased to see things shaping up for the months to come. There is a good mix of winter and summer runs in the river from top to bottom with the main run of fresh ones from the falls down and the bulk of summer runs in the upper river above the falls. December offers some great action with fish coming in everyday and with water conditions leveling off it gives us some planning where we fish each day. For multiple day trips if you want to check out the lower and upper river we are able to fish above the Ash confluence till December 31st. Dates are beginning to drum up interest and you won’t want to miss out on memories the Stamp has to offer. We offer groups for 6 anglers with our 18 and 17 foot jet boats powered by Suzuki outboards. Top quality equipment ensures hassle free fishing. For lower water levels later in the season or bigger groups our brand new 16ft Willie drift boat will get the job done. Call today to plan your trip. Nick Hnennyj owner/operator West Coast River Charters. 1-250-723-0136 or Check out our Facebook page as well for daily updates.

Fishing Report – October 25, 2011

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Steelhead fishing is well underway. Salmon are spawning heavily so there is lots of food rolling along the river bottom. A good mix of hatchery and wild fish are in and they are in prime shape and eager to jump on the line. If you haven’t booked your day to hit the river, give us a call. Don,t forget about the winter runs that will be heading in just around the corner starting in December. Looking forward to fish with you. Nick Hnennyj. 1-250-723-0136 or1-250-720-5449.

Fishing Report – September 27, 2011

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Fishing Reports | 0 comments

Hi everyone.  I would like to start first with an apology for not getting more fishing reports online for you to read.  I have been booked very solid for the entire month of September thanks to the overwhelming support and loyalty of my  customers.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support.  Without you, none of this would be possible!


I’ll try and make up for the lack of a fishing report by showing you a fishing report in the form of a monster post of pictures from the past 2 weeks.  In the pictures you will see chrome, and I mean CHROME Coho.  Monster Spring Salmon.  Beautiful Steelhead and the occasional Cutthroat Trout.  Fishing has been amazing.  As of September 15, the bait ban expire of the lower portions of the river and that fishing has been HOT!  The river levels have remained great as we haven’t experienced too much rain as of late.  The past few days the river came up quite a bit, but with clear weather on the horizon the river is already dropping.  A lot of our success comes from the use of roe.  We cure our own roe in house and the recipe is no secret.  Hot pink wool with a #2 red Gamakatsu hook has also been deadly.

Thanks again everyone!


Tight lines,