Rain
44° / Rain
Sunrise 7:20am
Sunset 4:29pm
Rain
1300 CFS Pineville Gauge
750 CFS Dam Release

December 31, 2022

The DSR wishes all of you, and your loved ones, a happy, healthy, and successful New Year - remember, personal time spent with a loved one is always a two-way gift ... CFS at the dam 1650, CFS at the Pineville gauge held steady at 1930 all day - air temperatures started at 48 degrees and only climbed to 50 degrees - we remained overcast, very light winds, on and off sprinkles or drizzles - eight guests joined us on the run today, beginning at our opening time to late morning - I was able to catch seven of them as they left the run between noon and 3:00 PM - the first person off the run struck out, all the other reports were "0 / 1", excepting a pair of guided clients going 1 / 3 between them - forecast for tonight is: A steady rain this evening. Showers continuing overnight. Low 37F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Forecast for tomorrow is: Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. Temps nearly steady in the upper 30s. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Rain

49° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:37pm

1930 CFS Pineville Gauge

1650 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

December 30, 2022

Nice day weather-wise, but, generally, the fishing could have been better. Not as many anglers fished the run toady compared to yesterday and I would say it was about 50-50. Half of the anglers came up empty and the other half were able to get into two or three fish. Our last two anglers off the run were a reflection of the day: one angler came up empty and his partner got into two fish (one of which was "huge').
 
The release from the dam is scheduled to remain at 1650 cfs through midnight tomorrow. The current flow at Pineville is 1900 cfs

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:36pm

1900 CFS Pineville Gauge

1650 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 29, 2022

Much more difficult fishing today. The majority if anglers that I spoke with that had a good day yesterday came up empty today. One angler that came off the water at the end of the dy brought five steelhead to hand, but covered a lot of water from sunrise to sunset in order to get them. The water going up to 1650 cfs and cold water runoff coming into the system didn't help matter. I would expect the fishing to improve tomorrow with the additional day of high water giving the fish a chance to adjust to the change.
 
The scheduled flow that has just been posted has the water remaining at 1650 from the dam through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville is 1860 cfs

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:35pm

1880 CFS Pineville Gauge

1650 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 28, 2022

The sun peeked out a couple times today, but not for long. Not long enough to raise the temperatures significantly, but still, for this time of year the weather was more than decent. Reports from our nearly 30 anglers that fished the run today, was mixed. Some reluctantly acknowledged that they did very well (hooking double digit numbers), some struck out in the few hours that they fished this afternoon, but the more frequent reports were 4/4/ 0//3/ 3/3, etc. Tomorrow looks to be even nicer weather-wise with temperatures approaching 50 degrees..
 
Water from the dam will be going to 1650 cfs today at 6:00PM until midnight tomorrow (the 29th).

Clouds

38° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:34pm

905 CFS Pineville Gauge

770 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 27, 2022

CFS 770 at the dam, CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 913 and bumped up slightly to 921 as of this report - air temperatures started in the mid 20s this morning, and rose to only just below freezing as of this report - skies were overcast, with rare peeks of diffused sunshine - winds were variable, mostly light , with a brief period of strong winds- we had a total of 10 guests join us on the run today, all but one arriving in the afternoon - 1:30 PM the first guest came off the run (he was the first to arrive early AM) and reported two Brown Trout, one a 5#, swinging a black streamer in the middle section - our second guest came off at 3:23 PM, but did not touch any fish - he had fished for just a few hours - the story was echoed by our third guest who came off the run at 4 PM - he drifted all colors of beads and eggs, under a bobber, in the upper section, to no avail . . . this guest did state that there was not any slush in the water - our remaining guests came off the water en mass at 4:30 PM, with comments such as "We did good.", "Lot's of fish, (but most did not make it to shore)." and one stating he went 2 / 12 Steelhead. Tonight's forecast: Snow this evening will taper off and give way to cloudy skies late. Low 22F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Tomorrow's forecast: Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 39F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Clouds

27° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:34pm

913 CFS Pineville Gauge

770 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 26, 2022

Given the conditions, it was surprising that we only had a single angler fish the run today. Temperatures in the mid-20's, little wind to speak of, and for the better part of the day, no slush. It must be that many are still in the post-Christmas recovery mode. The one angler that fished for a couple hours this afternoon got into two Steelhead, but failed to bring them to hand (primarily owing to the fact that he forgot to bring his net).
 
The lake effect snow is staying north of us and we have little snow on the ground. Looks like we have a good stretch of warmer weather coming for the next week or so which ought to make for some ideal fishing conditions.
 
Safewaters has not updated its website and still lists the flow from the dam at 770 cfs through midnight tonight and the current flow at Pineville is 929 cfs

Clouds

22° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:33pm

929 CFS Pineville Gauge

770 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 23, 2022

The winter storm hit the Pulaski area with ferocity around 11am and things got dicey quickly. The handful of anglers we had on the run headed off shortly after the snow hit, describing being hit with a wall of snow and wind like nothing they've ever experienced. One angler hooked into a decent steelhead mid morning, but things were quiet for most. The warm overnight temperatures brought a bit of morning runoff so the water was pretty stained. Reminder: DSR is CLOSED this weekend, Dec 24th & 25th. The bitter cold this storm brought will make the run unfishable due to slush on Saturday. On Sunday, DSR will be closed in observance of Christmas Day. All of us at DSR wish our guests a Merry Christmas!

Snow

29° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:31pm

986 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

December 22, 2022

A dozen or so anglers joined us today ahead of tomorrow's storm and reports were mixed. The top anglers had 2's and 3's for the day while others went without a tug on the line. As of 3pm, there are flurries in the air but no accumulation yet. In anticipation of Saturday's bitter cold (Dec 24th), DSR will be CLOSED.  The forecasted overnight low temp on Friday of 11F, along with a high of 18F on Saturday will lead to slushy conditions all day on the Run.    

Snow

32° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:31pm

874 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

December 21, 2022

With inclement weather forecasted as we head into the later half of the week, the dam release remained at 750 CFS today, with the Pineville gauge currently reporting a flow around 875 CFS.  Despite the increased flows, about two dozen persistent anglers gave it a go.  Today’s weather conditions may have been ideal in a sense, but the blue bird skies definitely made the fishing a bit more difficult.  Reports from our anglers today, seem to be on par with the past few days; the average being a fish or two each, with a couple of anglers racking up close to double digits.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59PM tonight (12/21).  For updated dam release information, please visit www.safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill  

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:34am

Sunset: 4:30pm

874 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

Reminder

2023 Fishing Pass Release Announcement – Click here for more information

December 20, 2022

With an increase in flows last night, as expected a lighter turnout of anglers today, with just about a dozen anglers making their way onto the run over the course of the day.  Just a little bit of morning slush, but nothing substantial, not quite what we experienced during yesterday’s snow.  The majority of the anglers we spoke with today were able to get into a fish or two each, but today was definitely a bit tough of a bite, than the past few days.  The best reports today came from the lower end of the run. The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until tonight (12/20) at 11:59 PM.  For updated dam release information, please visit www.safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill

Clouds

28° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:34am

Sunset: 4:30pm

882 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 19, 2022

Well, we definitely got our share of lake effect here this morning, after anticipating inclement weather all weekend.  Despite the 6-7 inches of snow nearly 2 dozen anglers made their way onto the run, hoping for a continuation of the good fishing we this weekend.   With snow coming down at quite a heavy rate, a majority of anglers called it quits early after battling the near impossible slush.  Reports from those who stuck it out varied.  Some anglers reporting no fish, a few anglers reporting 1's and 2's, and one angler this evening making quick work of things this afternoon (post snow) and going 6 for 6 in just a few hours.  With temperatures in the ballpark of 20 F tomorrow morning, we will likely see slush again tomorrow morning.  Flows are scheduled to increase to 750 CFS from the dam tonight ( 12/19) where they are currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow (12/20)

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:33am

Sunset: 4:29pm

500 CFS Pineville Gauge

360 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 18, 2022

CFS at the dam 360, CFS at the Pineville gauge just above 500 all day - air temperature started at 32 degrees this morning, climbed to our high of 40 degrees, and has fallen back to freezing as of this report - skies were mostly overcast, with some infrequent moments of diffused sunshine from scattered breaks - bands of very fine lake- effect snow periodically swept through our area, with snow becoming heavier as we approached dusk - winds were light throughout the day, stiffening a bit towards the evening - we had 17 total guests join us on the run, starting at 7 AM to as late as 2 PM - of the 12 guests I was able to speak to directly, as they came off the run, not a single one of them failed to at least get into one fish; today was a nice cap on three days of really good Steelhead fishing! Here are their stories (Steelhead, one guest reporting, unless noted): 12:21 PM 3 / 6 drifting pink and chartreuse egg sacks under a bobber in the middle section; 2:28 PM 8 / "15 at least" (includes one Brown Trout, two 30" Steelhead) drifting white egg sacks and all colors of beads (green glow best) under a bobber - this guest stated he fished the top to the bottom today; 2:56 PM 0 / 1 swinging flies in the lower section; 3:30 PM 3 / 6 drifting beads under a bobber in the middle to lower sections; 4:08 PM a pair of guests who landed 5 and 6 respectively, of 15 each, drifting pink and blue egg sacks, under a bobber, in the middle to lower sections; 4:20 PM a father and son team who achieved 3 / 6 between them, drifting white egg sacks under a bobber in the upper section; 4:22 PM a pair of guests who stated "(A) lot of fish!" on their way out; 5:10 PM another father and son duo, still learning how to Steelhead fish, very pleased with their tally of 2 / 3 and 1 / 2 for today - forecast for tonight: Snow likely. Low 31F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected. Forecast for tomorrow: Snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected. Heavier amounts in persistent snow bands.

Snow

31° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:33am

Sunset: 4:29pm

512 CFS Pineville Gauge

360 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

December 17, 2022

Please note that the lodge guest South side parking lot has been closed for the season since November - do not remove the chain to access the lot.
 
CFS at the dam 360 - CFS at the Pineville gauge 531 - air temperature started at 36 degrees early, dropped to 33 degrees, then climbed to our high of 39 for the day - heavy overcast most of the day, with occasional sunshine peeking through mid-morning, before the clouds rolled back in for good - winds in the AM were mild, but have started picking up as of this report - the only new precipitation was a brief period, mid-morning, of what appeared to be a frozen mist falling - we had 16 guests join us on the run today - I was only able to speak to six of these guests, as they were leaving the run (after checking-in, others then chose to access the run from different points such as at the top, from the estuary, and on the South side) - apparently, according to a few of the guests checking out, fishing today was a strong echo of yesterday - again, the upper section was not as productive as the middle and lower sections - beginning at noon the first angler off the run reported 1 / 4 Steelhead, drifting beads under a bobber - he returned to fish and is still out there - another guest on his heels reported 1 / 2 drifting beads under a bobber as well as swinging flies - our third guest struck out, stating "Still learning, they're there, that's OK!" - our fourth guest reported 2 / 7 drifting beads and egg sacks under a bobber - our fifth guest was pleased to report a nice Steelhead, swinging a sculpin, and mentioned that he had also fought four Brown Trout (which he had not been targeting . . . ) - our last guest reported 2 / 3, which included a nice Brown Trout, swinging about an inch and an half long white streamer - it appears that 10mm green glow or frosted orange beads have produced regularly these past few days, as well as white egg sacks, egg patterns or white flies - the overnight forecast is: Occasional snow showers. Low 26F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. The forecast for tomorrow is: Cloudy with snow. High 33F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches. Heavier amounts in persistent snow bands.

Snow

34° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:29pm

531 CFS Pineville Gauge

360 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

December 16, 2022

CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 530s all day - water temperature 34 degrees, air temperatures bounced between 33 and 37 degrees, overcast, calm, intermittent bouts of soggy snow or half-frozen drizzle with long clear periods - we had 14 guests join us on the run - as of this report, I was able to speak to 13 coming off the run, beginning at 12:45 PM through dark - not a single one of these guests were not able to at least play a few fish for a bit - reports were (Steelhead, unless otherwise noted) a pair of anglers going 2 / 3 between them; an angler reporting 4 / 4 swinging egg patterned flies under an indicator; another angler with 3 / 3, one being 28", all chrome, swinging a white fly; a pair of anglers 3 / 10 and 4 / 4 respectively, fishing beads and egg sacks under a bobber; an angler reporting 1 / 2 Brown Trout, with a bonus Steelhead in addition; an angling duo, the first with 3 / 4 using eggs under a bobber (tail-outs most productive) and the second 0 / 2 using beads under a bobber; a father and son pair that achieved 1 / 2 and 2 / 2 in that order; and the last pair reporting 2 / 2 and 3 / 8 using egg sacks and beads under a bobber - these last anglers reported that they started in the upper section (slow) and it picked up as they traveled downriver - forecast for tonight is: Snow showers. Low 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall around one inch. Forecast for tomorrow is: Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. If you wish to check the extended forecast, pull up the weather channel for zip code 13142 (Pulaski, NY)

Snow

34° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:31am

Sunset: 4:28pm

536 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

December 15, 2022

Nearly 2 dozen anglers fished the run ahead of the impending storm today and almost everyone we spoke with had hooked into a fish or two (a few had more!). As of 3pm, a light sprinkle just began which is forecasted to turn to a mix of rain and snow overnight. The Pulaski area is forecasted to get around 5 inches of snow over the course of the next 24hrs, but that is largely dependent on temperatures hovering right around the freezing mark.

Snow

33° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:31am

Sunset: 4:28pm

970 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

December 14, 2022

Just a bit warmer than yesterday. Temperatures today about approached freezing, with plenty of sun in the mix and very little overcast.  With a low overnight temperature last night around 16 F, a bit slush to start the morning, but reports indicated it dissipated quickly.  As temperatures have begun to get colder and colder, the number of anglers on the run have lessened, with just about a dozen guests on the run today.  Between the flows and the cold weather, things have been all over the board this months.  With a few days of fairly consistent temperatures and water flows, our anglers reported a pretty good day down on the run, even some anglers with double digit hook ups.  Now, let’s hope to see some more consistency!

Clear

27° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:30am

Sunset: 4:28pm

986 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

December 13, 2022

It was a chilly start to the day with overnight lows dipping into the single digits. Slush was an issue for the first part of the morning but once the sun peeked over the tree tops, the slush cleared quickly.   Anglers reported a mix of browns and steelhead with most reporting 1's and 2's and only a couple going empty handed. The low temperature tonight in the teens will likely bring slushy conditions for the first few hours of daylight tomorrow morning.

Clear

29° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:29am

Sunset: 4:28pm

994 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

December 12, 2022

A beautiful sunny day, and also one of the coldest days we’ve had yet!  Temperatures remained under freezing throughout the day and continued to drop as the day progressed, with a high of 30 F today, and headed toward a low of 16 F by tomorrow morning.  With such a dramatic drop in temps, anglers reported a rather difficult day today.  One angler made mention that ‘The fish are tougher than the conditions!”.  For such a brisk day, the bright sunshine, and 32 F water seemed to keep most of the anglers warm down on the water.  The high stick today reported by one of our season pass holders; was 3 for 4, having covered everything from the Meadows up to the middle section of the property.

Clear

25° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:28am

Sunset: 4:28pm

994 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

December 11, 2022

CFS at the dam 750, where it is scheduled to remain through midnight tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge 1020, where it remained throughout the day - air temperature started at 32 degrees, gradually rose to our high of 36 degrees, then slowly dropped back to freezing - an overcast day, with periodic flurries of fine grained lake effect snow moving through - winds were fairly light - we had a total of 34 guests who joined us on the run today, starting at our opening time of 6:30 AM to as late as 1:45 PM - the first three guests off the run, just before 11 AM, reported no success after a few hours on the run . . . thereafter, the reports were essentially feast or famine, with approximately two-thirds of our guests reporting numbers that ranged from "one", "handful of fish", "did alright, got a few", "quite a few", through (for one lucky guest) "high double-digits" . . . most fish were in the 6-8# range, with a few larger, and were a mix of darker and fresh chrome - the common threads in the reports were that no one area produced any better than another, fish were holding in fast water, bottom bouncing egg sacks worked very well, drifting egg patterns and beads under a bobber or indicator also worked well, and the afternoon bite was better than the morning - the remaining third of our guests "got casting practice" and "more experience" but enjoyed the outing nonetheless - tonight's forecast is: Low near 25F. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Tomorrow's forecast is: Partly cloudy skies. High 31F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Snow

30° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:27am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1020 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

December 10, 2022

A frosty start to the day with temperatures in the upper teens combined with clear skies (for a change), and changing water level made things challenging for the 40-some anglers that fished the run today. Those that put in a few hours indicated that few fish were brought to hand, but reports from those that hung in there for the better part of the day, reported better numbers (i.e. 4 for7, 3 for 5, etc.) A common occurrence for those that did somewhat better is that brief action/a flurry was followed by a prolonged period of inactivity and then another period of action. I suppose it means "being in the right place at the right time". It does suggest that the fish are there and with the additional day for the fish to "settle in" from the last drop in water level, I would think the prospects for tomorrow look very promising.
 

Clear

29° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:27am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1020 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

December 9, 2022

CFS at the dam was 1200 for today, but around 2:30 AM tomorrow morning the CFS is scheduled to drop to 750 - CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1480 this morning, and dropped to 1420 as of this report - air temperatures hovered near freezing all day, skies were overcast early this morning and cleared to hazy blue and sunshine during the late morning - winds were light most of the day, with occasional gusts - 25 guests joined us on the run today - as our first guests started coming off the run around 10:40 AM, we received initial very favorable reports of 3 / 3 (to include a Brown Trout) and 2 / 4 Steelhead - over the course of the day ten other guests reported from one through four Steelhead, with an additional brace of Brown Trout in the mix (one in the 20" range) - the remaining seven anglers were skunked - all of the guests leaving the run after a full day were in agreement that the morning was very active, however the action died off abruptly, probably due to the brilliant sunshine - the Steelhead were described as "cookie cutters" (6-8# range) but most were brilliant chrome - all in all, it was a "nice day" to be out on the run - our overnight low will be 24F, and the forecast for tomorrow is: Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunny. High 39F. Winds light and variable.

Clear

31° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:26am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1420 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

December 8, 2022

A similar turnout to yesterday, with just about 2 dozen anglers joining us on the run today.  Most anglers spending a majority of their day working their way through the property.  Overall, fishing seems to remain consistent, with what we’ve seen the past few days with the release at 1200 CFS, another day of 1’s and 2’s for most anglers.  Not necessarily the most productive day on the water, but surely better than not being on the water!

Clouds

39° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1500 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 7, 2022

A quiet day, with just about half of the anglers we saw yesterday. A majority of our anglers began first thing this morning, and most calling it quits fairly early after dealing with a cold damp outing.  Reports from anglers returning from days passed varied, but overall today seemed to be a bit quieter for most.  Another 1's and 2's kind of day, with a few browns reported in the mix.  Overall, it seems the morning has been the most productive time frame for most of our anglers.  The dam release still remains at 1200 CFS, and is currently only scheduled until tonight at 11:59 PM.  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:24am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1500 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 6, 2022

The dam release was updated last night, to remain at the scheduled 1200 CFS release until tonight at 11:59 PM.  With a 1200 CFS release from the dam, things proved to be a bit more difficult for most of our anglers compared to their outings yesterday.  Although given the increased flow, it seemed hooking fish wasn’t too much of an issue for most anglers today, but landing them was a completely different story. Most of our anglers reported having hooked several fish over the course of their outings, but broke off just about every one, attempting to bring them in against the resistance of the strong currents.  At this time no updated dam release has been scheduled/published.  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated release information.

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:23am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1470 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 5, 2022

Quite a few anglers joined us throughout the day today (around 40). Reports from the anglers we spoke with varied (as always) but overall,  1’s and 2’s seemed to be the average for today.  The dam release still up a bit,  at 750 CFS, just making things a little more difficult with more water to cover.  According to updates from SafeWaters (www.safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill) the dam release will be increased from 750 CSF to 1200 CFS at 6:00 PM tonight (12/05), and are currently only scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (12/05).  It’s surely anyone’s guess what might be scheduled after 11:59 PM tonight.  Please note; in the event the dam release is increased to 2000 CFS or greater, DSR will close to fishing.  Anglers whom have purchased passes will be issued credits in the event of closure.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:22am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1050 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 4, 2022

Chilly, overcast day with light snow flurries began the day, but skies cleared and gave way to plenty of sunshine this afternoon. Temperatures stayed above freezing and with little wind, conditions were excellent for Steelhead fishing in early December. And reports from many of our anglers was that the fishing was very good as well. Some anglers were able to get double-digit hookups and others less, but just all that I spoke with were able to bring at least one steelhead to hand.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1130 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 3, 2022

CFS at the dam 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge 1070 to start the day, went to 1150 as of this 5 PM report - the morning started at 39 degrees air temperature, gusts of wind, sprinkling - we reached a high air temperature of 51 degrees, while periodic waves of both sprinkles and hard rain swept through, and the winds were strong and sustained, occasionally gusting to the forecasted 40 mph - we had 44 guests join us today - the first guests that came off the run shortly before noon had mixed results from "nothing" to "a couple" - despite the challenging conditions, as the day progressed, a more positive picture was painted, with probably three quarters of the guests I was able to speak to getting into at least a few Steelhead - one lucky angler, our top rod for the day, reported three Brown Trout, 1 / 2 on Steelhead, and a small Atlantic (unfortunately, his fellow angler did not get any strikes . . .) - the forecast for tonight is: Windy with snow showers during the evening. Less wind later on. Low 32F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. The forecast for tomorrow is: Mostly cloudy with snow showers during the morning. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
 
A SAFETY NOTE: please wear studded footwear, belt your waders, use a wading staff, and do not attempt to wade in strong currents and high water, or places with which you are unfamiliar.

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:20am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1150 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

December 2, 2022

While it is usually the case that after a period of high water, once it drops, it takes a day or so for the fish to re-settle and become active. That was not the case today. Many anglers that I spoke with today, while admitting that the water was still a bit high (1200 cfs or so), the fishing was excellent. Double-digit hookups was not the exception and while there had been some concern that the high water might have "washed" our fish out, that was simply not the case. More than one angler made mention of the fact that "There are a lot of fish down there."

Clouds

39° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 4:29pm

1090 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 1, 2022

Much to everyone's surprise, we've jumped back down to a dam release of 750 CFS as of 7:00 AM this morning (12/1).  The dam release was adjusted from 3000 CFS to 1200 CFS last night at 7:00 PM until 7:00 AM this morning, at which time it was dropped again to the current 750 CFS release.  With such a substantial fluctuation, expectations for fish activity today certainly remained hopeful, but weren't high.  Given the conditions, only handful of anglers joined us today, contending with some serious west winds and freezing rain.  The anglers we were able to speak with this afternoon, reiterated the difficulty the winds presented today. It seems most of our anglers were able to hook a fish or two regardless.  We are certainly hopeful after a day of acclimation that we will see just how many fish the 5 days of high water brought in with it.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 4:29pm

1200 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds