Clouds
28° / Clouds
Sunrise 6:50am
Sunset 7:27pm
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1080 CFS Pineville Gauge
750 CFS Dam Release

February 28, 2023

The good news for today was that the river wasn't slushy. A few fish were hooked with one angler going 1 for 3, all Steelheads. The weather tonight cloudy skies. Low around 25F. W winds at 10 to 20 mph, decreasing to less than 5 mph. Tomorrow's weather will also have cloudy skies early followed by a mixture of light rain and snow in the afternoon. High 38F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 70%. The flow out of the Dam remains 500 CFS thru 9pm tonight, then will be dropped to 350CFS and remain there thru 11:59pm on the 1st of March. The flow out of Pineville is 673CFS.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 5:51pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 27, 2023

The day started out sunny and cold, clouds moved in as the day progressed. For this evening watching a potential winter storm. Snow. Winds will increase late. Low 28F. Winds ESE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches. On Tuesday, last day of the month, windy with snow during the morning then a mixture of rain and snow during the afternoon. High 38F. SE winds shifting to WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Higher wind gusts possible. The flow out of the Dam thru 1150PM on 28 Feb, will be 500CFS. The flow out of Pineville this evening was 673CFS. The anglers today saw some action, one season passholder came in this afternoon, spent a couple of hours on the water, hooked 5 and landed 2 Steelheads. Another angler went 3 for 6, landing 2 Steelheads and one Brown.

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 5:50pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 26, 2023

CFS at the dam was 1000, until 7 AM when it dropped to 750 - the CFS is scheduled to further drop to 500 at 9 PM tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge was 1310 to start the day, since dropped to 1020 as of this report - air temperatures started at 21 degrees at our opening time, slowly climbed to our high of 37 degrees at 1 PM, and has dropped to 33 degrees - skies were mostly overcast, except for a brief period at 1 PM when there was brilliant sunshine - there were periodic flurries of short-lived, fine-grained or smaller flakes, of snow - we had 15 guests join us on the run today, beginning at 7 AM through nearly 2 PM - the first individual came off the run at 9:30 AM, reporting a 26" Steelhead brought to hand, in the upper section, using white egg sacks under a bobber - at 1:30 PM a lodge guest reported striking out in the lower and middle sections, with the intent to fish the upper section for the remainder of the day - at 2 PM a pair of young guests reported that they had worked most of the middle to upper sections of the run, floating beads, eggs, and pink worms, all under bobbers, without any success - shortly afterwards, another guest reported "did a little better today (than yesterday)" which, for this particular person, translates to "closer to five fish" - yet another guest, on his heels, reported 2 / 2 Steelhead, working the middle to lower portions of the run, floating egg sacks under a bobber - about this same time, four guests in the same party reported 3 / 5 Steelhead among them, floating blue egg sacks under a bobber in the middle section - later, they were an additional 0 / 1 to conclude their day - our high rod for the day came off the water at 4:15 PM, after a bit over a couple of hours, reporting 2 / 7 Steelhead, in the 6-7# range, drifting an orange 10mm bead under a bobber, in the middle to upper sections - the last three guests came off the run just after 6 PM, and reported 3 / 6 (one of the three being a Brown Trout) drifting beads under a bobber in the middle to lower sections - the forecast for tonight is: Snow this evening will give way to partly cloudy conditions late. Low 16F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 90%. The forecast for tomorrow is: Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High around 35F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:46am

Sunset: 5:48pm

1010 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 25, 2023

CFS at the dam 1000 (dropping to 750 at 7 AM tomorrow morning, then to 500 at 9 PM tomorrow evening), CFS at the Pineville gauge 1310 - air temperature at opening time was 14 degrees, climbing to our high of 29 degrees at 1 PM, and slowly dropping to it's current 24 degrees - it has been an overcast day, with an ultrafine, dry lake-effect snow falling from around 10 AM through now, about 2" of accumulation to add to our prior 3" - winds were generally light, except for a brief period early afternoon when it was a bit gusty - nine guests joined us on the run today - the first ones to show up, at opening time, was a trio of first-timers to the DSR, who fished the morning without success, took a short break for lunch at noon, then fished the afternoon for a couple of hours, again without success . . . our next guest (a seasoned angler) came off the run at 3 PM, reporting no success either . . . our last guest came off the run a bit after 5 PM, covered in snow, reporting 1 / 1 Steelhead earlier in the morning (he, too, had taken a short break in his fishing), but nothing for the afternoon - a tough day all-around . . . the forecast for tonight is: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low around 15F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. The forecast for tomorrow is: Cloudy and becoming windy with snow showers in the morning. High near 35F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Clouds

22° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:48am

Sunset: 5:47pm

1310 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 24, 2023

MODIFIED OPENING TIME SATURDAY 25 FEB '23: due to forecasted extreme overnight cold temperatures, DSR will open at 9 AM tomorrow morning - we will be open until our published closing time of 6:30 PM - today, the CFS was 1000 at the dam, 1330 at the Pineville gauge - water temperature 33 degrees - overnight we received perhaps 3" of fluffy lake effect snow - air temperatures started out this morning in the mid-teens and only climbed into the mid-20s, where it is at as of the time of this report - we had generally overcast skies, except in the mid-afternoon when some patches of blue peeked out, with occasional sunshine - winds were fairly light and were variable - occasional snow flurries drifted through the area - four guests joined us on the run today, from mid-morning through early afternoon - the first guest came off the run at 1:22 PM, reporting 0 / 1 on a "large" Brown trout, swinging a fly - "it was tough fishing" . . . the next guest, the last to check in earlier in the afternoon, came off the run at 3 PM - he walked the parts of the run which were accessible, drifting both beads and egg sacks under a bobber, to no avail - our last two guests left the run together at 3:45 PM - the lady brought a 5# Brown Trout to hand, drifting a pink egg sack under a bobber - the other angler reported 0 / 1 on what he believes was a Steelhead - the forecast for tonight is: Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 7F. NW winds shifting to NE at 10 to 15 mph. The forecast for tomorrow is: Snow showers. High 24F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. About one inch of snow expected.

Clouds

18° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:49am

Sunset: 5:46pm

1330 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 23, 2023

CFS at the dam 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge stood at 1030 all day - air temperatures started in the low 20s this morning, rose to a high of freezing, and is currently at 28 degrees and dropping - our snowfall last night had a crust of freezing rain, deposited early this morning . . . as of the time of this report, we are experiencing a freezing drizzle - skies were overcast all day and there was a variable, relatively light wind - we had four guests join us on the run today - near 4 PM the first guest I was able to catch up with left the run - he reported 2 / 4 (including a small Brown Trout brought to hand) drifting 10mm frosted orange beads, as well as pink or white egg sacks, under a bobber - our last guest (who checked in during the late afternoon) came off the run at 5:50 PM - he reported 1 / 1 Steelhead, under tough fishing conditions - he stated the water temperature was 33 degrees - the forecast for tonight is: Light freezing rain this evening changing over to snow showers overnight. Low 18F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50%. Snow and ice accumulations less than one inch. The forecast for Friday is: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 21F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Friday night the forecast is: Partly cloudy. Low 7F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Snow

26° / Snow

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 5:44pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

February 22, 2023

About a dozen anglers joined us over the course of the day. Some arriving early and some in the afternoon. Those that I spoke with were happy to get into a single fish and others didn't fare as well. Overall the bite seemed pretty difficult today. The last angler that I spoke with went one for four but indicated ""It was tough. Had to cover a lot of water". We both agreed that it seemed like it should have been better than it was, but I guess that's fishing. At the time of this posting (4:30PM) the water release schedule hasn't been updated and is still calling for water at 750 cfs until midnight tonight. The current flow at Pineville is 1010 cfs

Snow

29° / Snow

Sunrise: 6:53am

Sunset: 5:43pm

1010 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

February 21, 2023

CFS at the dam 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge 1030 - air temperatures started out at 28 degrees, climbed to 44 degrees a bit after noon, and is at 37 degrees now - mostly overcast, with a few hours of a light drizzle, later peeks of blue skies and sunshine - light winds - four guests joined us on the run today - between 12:45 and 2:30 PM three of these guests came off the run, reporting they swung flies, and drifted beads and egg sacks under a bobber, yet did not even get a tug . . . oh, oh, quite a change from yesterday . . . however, our last guest came off the run at 4:15 PM, reporting that he drifted yellow beads under a bobber and, as soon as it started drizzling (around 12:30 PM), there was a flurry of four hookups, of which two were brought to hand - afterwards, nothing . . . due to extreme cold overnight temperatures Friday night, this Saturday, 25 Feb '23, we will not open until 9 AM

Clouds

38° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:54am

Sunset: 5:42pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 20, 2023

CFS at the dam 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge 1030 - air temperature started at 43 degrees to start the morning, it is currently 36 degrees - water temperature was recorded at 34 degrees first thing this morning - a generally overcast day, with variable winds that made fishing tough whenever it picked up throughout the day - we had 20 guests join us on the run - I came on shift in the early afternoon, so was able to catch the first guests who came off the run - at 1 PM one guest reported 0 / 2 swinging flies in the lower section - at 1:45 PM another guest reported getting skunked despite fishing the middle to lower sections - at 2:45 PM a trio of guests reported that two were skunked, however the last guest reported a lot of Steelhead (I got the sense of five total) with one at the 11# mark - near 3 PM one guest reported 3 / 5 (two were Steelhead, one was a Brown Trout), bottom bouncing pink egg sacks on the bottom, with one of the Steelhead pushing 15# after we both looked at the picture of the fish - two guests who left on his heels reported 3 / ? and 0 / 3 Steelhead, also bouncing pink egg sacks on the bottom - at 4:45 PM a guest reported 1 / 3 Steelhead swinging a blue estaz (spelling?) fly in the middle section - just afterwards, a guest on the phone reported, in passing, one Brown Trout (no other details) - near 5 PM a guest reported 1 / 2 Steelhead drifting a 10mm frosted light orange bead under a bobber - at 5:45 a guest reported 1 / 1 Steelhead bouncing a 10mm frosted peach bead on the bottom - our last two guests, at 6:05 PM, reported 3 / 6 (two Steelhead 6# & 10#, a 6# Brown Trout) between them, drifting green and orange beads under a bobber - the forecast for tonight is: Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low 26F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow's forecast is: Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 42F. SE winds shifting to WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 5:40pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 19, 2023

The sun was supposed to come out but didn't. The temperatures, as forecast, did climb into the upper 40's which made things pleasant on the run for the two dozen anglers that fished today, but the wind picked up around noon and that made things more challenging. Overall, I think the fishing wasn't quite at the level of yesterday. People were still able to get into fish, but a larger proportion of anglers struck out today and it was more one's and two's for those that got in to fish. A couple anglers were able to bring three fish to hand but that was about it.
Water flow is to remain at 750 cfs from the dam through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville is 1030 cfs

Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:57am

Sunset: 5:39pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 18, 2023

Cold temperatures in the low 20's and snow gave way to blue skies and temperature near forty encouraged about a dozen anglers to fish the run. Good weather and the water level that began to drop around noon here combined to provide an excellent day to be on the water. As is frequently the case when we have falling water, the fishing was off bit, but that being said, all anglers that I spoke with were able to bring at least one fish to hand. One for one swinging flies, another went 3 for 5 (combining float fishing with bottom bouncing), "Did good. They were kinda hard to find, but did good", a pair got into six or seven and "landed about half of them,
and the last pair of anglers off the water at dark went four for seven. Not "lights out" fishing, but like they said "I'll take that all day."
Tomorrow looks to be a great day weather-wise with no rain and temperatures in the upper forties. Water level is to remain at 750 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 1060 cfs

Clouds

37° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 5:38pm

1060 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 17, 2023

As forecasted, we saw last nights rain turn to snow early this morning as the temperatures took a dive.  Forecasts called for flurries but the snow has been fairly constant. Although, it hasn't amounted to much.  Given the conditions again today, and the fish activity we've seen this week just a couple of anglers joined us for part of the day.  The release from the dam is currently 1200 CFS, where it scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight (2/17).  Having run quite a bit of water this past week, and based on the current reservoir levels, we will hopefully see the release drop pretty soon.

Clouds

22° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:00am

Sunset: 5:36pm

1490 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 16, 2023

A bit gloomy, with temperatures dropping into the low 40's today, made for a rather quiet day on the run.  Only a couple of anglers joined us, for a few hours each.  It seemed like the consensus today, was again similar to yesterday's, quiet.  We've certainly seen quite a lull in fish activity with the extreme fluctuation of weather, and water conditions.  Tonight, we'll see temperatures take another dive, with rain tonight, turning to snow for the morning with temperatures settling in the mid 20's tomorrow.

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:02am

Sunset: 5:35pm

1480 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 15, 2023

Weather conditions were great today, but the higher water conditions still continue add a layer of difficulty for most of the anglers that joined us today.  Of the anglers we spoke with today, no fish were reported to have been landed.  Certainly no complaints though, with temperatures holding around 60 F today, and tolerable wind.  Water temperatures were a reported 35 F this morning, and crawled up to 37 F by mid day.  These warmer days have certainly done a number on the snow that we've been accumulating, with almost no snow left in site, just a bit tucked back in the woods if any.  The dam release is scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until midnight tonight (2/15).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update release information.

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:03am

Sunset: 5:34pm

1460 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 14, 2023

Another beautiful day, with about half of the anglers we saw yesterday.  The dam release continues to remain at 1200 CFS with flows hovering around 1500 CFS at the Pineville again today.  With no overcast, crystal clear water conditions, angler expectations weren't terribly high today.  A few anglers reported a couple fish hooked, but ultimately unable to seal the deal and bring them to hand.  Forecasted temperatures for tomorrow are projecting 60F, with plenty of overcast.  But, those pleasant conditions wont come without a bit of wind, just to keep things interesting.

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 5:32pm

1470 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 13, 2023

It’s hard to say no to a day outside with clear blue skies, and a high temp of 46 F.  Just about a dozen anglers joined us today, to take advantage of the weather despite the higher water.  A majority of our anglers called it a day quite early, all echoing one another, indicating there’s just a whole lot of water with the flows up.  The high rod of the day was able to land 2 fish, with a few other indicating a fish or two hooked, but weren’t able to bring them in against the heavy currents.  Tomorrow looks to be a repeat of today’s conditions with clear skies, just not quite as warm.  It’s anyone’s guess what we might see happen with flows for the week here, with a bit of rain and warmer temperatures in store.  The dam is currently scheduled to remain at a 1200 CFS release, until tonight (2/13).  Please check safewaters.com/lighthouse-hill for update release information.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:06am

Sunset: 5:31pm

1480 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 12, 2023

A half dozen anglers joined us on the run. Given the nice day that it was, I was expecting more, but perhaps the higher water, the task of making guacamole, nachos, and fried chicken wings kept our anglers away. Those that fished the run had a difficult time (in all likelihood due to the higher water and the unsettled state of things). A group of three anglers were only able manage one smaller fish (while covering lots of water), a angler that was swing flies managed one hard tug, and angler that arrived early afternoon and fished for three hours was able to bring two Steelhead to hand. At the time of this posting (4:45PM) the schedule release at the dame is to remain at 1200 cfs until midnight tonight and the current flow at Pineville is 1510 cfs

Clouds

39° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:07am

Sunset: 5:30pm

1510 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 11, 2023

CFS at the dam 500 (will bump up to 1200 at 9 PM tonight), CFS at the Pineville gauge 893 to start this morning, but dropped to 851 as of 4 PM - air temperature early this morning was 31 degrees, dropped to 29 degrees from first light to mid-morning, then slowly rose to our high of 36 degrees at 1 PM before beginning a slow drop to near freezing again - we had a total of 11 guests join us today, starting at 6:15 AM through early afternoon - at 1 PM our first guests to arrive were also the first to depart - one reported 1 / 3 Steelhead, drifting 10mm frosted light yellow beads, under a bobber, in the middle section - the other guest was unsuccessful in her endeavors - our next pair of guests came off the run at 2:15 PM, with one reporting that he achieved 1 / 2 Steelhead, drifting egg sacks under a bobber, walking the run from top to bottom - his companion, fishing the same waters, was not able to connect . . . two adults, and two youths, came off the run at 4:45 PM - only one of the youths was able to report 0 / 1 Steelhead - near 5 PM a pair of guests came off the run with good news - one of the guests went 0 / 1 Steelhead drifting a frosted red 10mm bead under a bobber, while the other reported 2 / 6 Steelhead bottom bouncing pink egg sacks - at 5:15 PM a guest reported 0 / 4 Steelhead, drifting frosted pink beads (which accounted for all his fish today), as well as egg sacks, under a bobber - on his heels, our next to last guest reported 0 / 1 first thing this morning, nothing since . . . both had fished the run top to bottom - the very last (diehard) guest came up at 5:35 PM - he reported no success, despite drifting both egg sacks and beads under a bobber, top to bottom of the run . . . the forecast for tonight is: Partly cloudy skies. Low 27F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.. The forecast for tomorrow is: Partly cloudy. High near 40F. Winds light and variable.

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:09am

Sunset: 5:28pm

851 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 9, 2023

We crawled into the 40's today, but along with that warmer weather came an onslaught of rain and driving winds.  Given the inclement weather, just a handful of anglers joined us, making the best of things in their brief outings.  It seems like the majority of the anglers whom joined us today were able to manage hooking a steelhead or two, despite the 17 MPH wind and the 30 MPH gusts.  Today, was certainly not in the anglers favor by any means. Temperatures will drop back into the 30's with another windy day in store for tomorrow.

Rain

38° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:11am

Sunset: 5:25pm

717 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

February 8, 2023

Over a dozen anglers took advantage of lower water levels and warming temperatures. The bright sunshine around midday seemed to put the fish off a bit and the wind coming our of the Northwest didn't help things, but still and all, it was a decent day on the run. There were those that struggled to bring a fish to hand and there were those that were able to get into multiple fish.. Ones and twos was most typical for those that had success, but all expressed appreciation for the fish, the fishing, and the beautiful day that we had here on the run. The last angler that came off the run (just before dark) was able to bring 3 fish to hand ("a good day but not as good as yesterday"). Water from the dam will be going up to 500 cfs at 8:00PM this evening and the current flow (which is about to change) is 476 cfs at Pineville

Clear

40° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:13am

Sunset: 5:24pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

February 7, 2023

A half dozen anglers enjoyed sunny skies for the first part of the day and while the dose of vitamin D was welcome, the wind was not. Anglers found themselves looking for shelter from the wind and contending with icy conditions, but even so, reports were decent from those that stuck it out through the afternoon hours once the clouds rolled in. Covering ground was the name of the game and for those that did, many were rewarded with fresh steelhead.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 5:23pm

470 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 6, 2023

Back to blue bird skies, with temperatures reaching a high of 38 F today!  The reprieve in the weather conditions brought around a half dozen anglers to the run today.  Though our anglers had some comfortable conditions, it may not have been optimal, now with lower water and no overcast in the equation.  On top of it, the ice and snow that we’ve accumulated as of recently, is melting fairly quickly in the current conditions.  A few anglers reported they eagerly headed to the bottom end of the property, but nearly stopped in their tracks with a mess of snow and ice damming things up quite a bit and diverting water in precarious places.  Definitely surprising how rapidly the environment and fishing opportunity has changed as result of all this crazy weather. Overall, the anglers we spoke with today indicated a successful trip, each reporting several fish landed.  Temperatures will drop just a bit tonight, but expected to bounce back up, and break freezing by 10:00 AM tomorrow even amidst the expected wind.  High winds are expected tomorrow from 5 MPH to 17 MPH, with gusts up to 36 MPH.

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:15am

Sunset: 5:21pm

482 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 5, 2023

CFS at the dam started at 750 this morning, but (as advertised) was dropped to 350 around noon - CFS at the Pineville gauge started high, at 971, and was recorded at 525 as of 4:30 PM - air temperatures started at 23 degrees, slowly climbed to our high of 48 degrees around 2 PM, and just as slowly dropped to 39 degrees as of this report - we had overcast skies all day, with variable, sometimes gusting, winds - a total of 11 guests joined us today, arriving from 6:45 AM through mid-afternoon, with our first guest leaving the run just after 8 AM - he reported that the river was choked with ice - this guest went upriver to fish, where he experienced some success, until the water was dropped, which shut the bite right down . . . he came back to the run at 12:30 PM, and fished until 3 PM in the upper section without success - he mentioned that although the slush had cleared up, there were icebergs in the river, and anchor ice breaking free, which complicated angling - our second guest came off the river around 8:30 AM, stating there was too much slush (he bottom bounces egg sacks exclusively) - our first bit of good news was a brace of guests who came off the run at 12:15 PM, reporting four Steelhead for one of them, drifting pink egg sacks - these two reported that the morning slush had cleared up - at 3:45 PM a single guest came off the run - he had drifted beads and egg sacks under a bobber, in the upper section, without success (although he noted that other anglers were successful in that area), and went 1 / 4 Steelhead in the middle section - he stated that slush cleared up fairly early, however crumbling shelf ice, and uprooted anchor ice icebergs, complicated drifts - another guest came up at 4 PM, reporting 1 / 1 chrome Steelhead in the middle section, drifting egg sacks under a bobber - three guests came off the run just afterwards - two of them had tried fishing the very uppermost section of the property early this morning, without success, before coming back to the Welcome Center and accessing the run - subsequently one struck out swinging flies (!), the other went 0 / 1 drifting beads under a bobber in the middle section - the third member of this trio had been here earlier (reported four fish the first time), left, and came back, reporting a couple more Steelhead, again drifting pink egg sacks under a bobber in the middle section - one of our Canadian friends came off the run at 4:15 PM, and reported seven Steelhead (pictures were of darker fish, some with a little color, in the 8-10# range) drifting a 10mm pinkish frosted bead under a bobber at a specific section in the middle section - he stated that fishing was very good until 11 AM, when the icebergs started coming downriver . . . we still have two diehards out on the run - the evening forecast is: Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers overnight. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 31F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70% - the forecast for tomorrow is: Morning clouds will give way to sunshine for the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 34F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:16am

Sunset: 5:20pm

525 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 3, 2023

Given today's conditions, the run went unfished.  Temperatures started the day in the single digits, but have continued to drop, now into the negatives.  Currently a reported -2 F, with wind chill temperatures reported at -23 F.  With the extreme conditions, DSR will be closed tomorrow 2/4/23, and will re-open Sunday 2/5/23.

Clouds

-0° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 5:17pm

998 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 2, 2023

We broke the freezing mark today, but not by much.  Temperatures crept into the mid 30's today surprisingly, despite the lack of sunshine.  A half dozen anglers seized the fair weather opportunity, before we temperatures plummet back into the negatives for the next few days.  Today, similar to yesterday most of anglers indicated success in their outings, but with just a fish or two.  Even with the streak of overnight lows, and a bit of slush, things seems clear of shelf ice with opportunity still in the bottom part of the property.  We will see how things start to stack up literally after this stretch of negative temperatures coming our way.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:20am

Sunset: 5:16pm

1010 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

Reminder

Hours of Operation – 2/3 & 2/4 : With forecasted low temperatures in the negatives this weekend, our hours of operation will be adjusted to 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday.

February 1, 2023

To no surprise, given the current conditions, just one dedicated angler joined us late morning for a brief outing.  With temperatures in the teens last night, and only creeping into the low 20's today and fairly consistent snow, things were definitely messy down there today.  Crossing our fingers, we'll see temperatures break out of freezing tomorrow.  With overnight temperatures in the teens tonight, we'll surely see some slush in the morning.  Hopefully we'll see some sunshine in the mix to burn some of it off!

Snow

23° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 5:14pm

1010 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

Reminder

Hours of Operation – 2/3 & 2/4 : With forecasted low temperatures in the negatives this weekend, our hours of operation will be adjusted to 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.