Clouds
84° / Clouds
Sunrise 5:33am
Sunset 8:29pm
Clouds
277 CFS Pineville Gauge
215 CFS Dam Release

March 31, 2024

A little breezy, but conditions remained fair otherwise.  A mix of clouds and blue skies offered a good amount of overcast, keeping things pretty cool reaching only about 40 F.  Given the holiday, we had little pressure on the run, with just a few anglers filtering onto the property throughout the day.  Based on reports from the anglers we spoke with, it seemed there was slightly more activity than the past couple of days. Most angling efforts were focused in the middle sections of property today, with little reported in the lower sections.  All fish reported were drop backs, with the exception of one fresh chrome steelhead.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/1).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 7:29pm

1400 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 30, 2024

Another cold start to the morning, with temperatures beginning around 32 F.  Fortunately mostly sunny skies warmed things up a bit, but temperatures only reached a high of about 41 F this afternoon.  Overall, a considerably breezy day with winds remaining steady around 10 MPH for the majority of the day.  Based on reports from our anglers today, it was a tough pick.  While the wind was a nuisance, it seemed a majority of anglers had difficulty given the lack of cloud coverage, with quite a few reporting a skunk for the day.  Despite the winds, a number of anglers ventured to the lower sections of the property, reporting the most activity and attention today.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/31).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:48am

Sunset: 7:28pm

1410 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 29, 2024

The day started off fairly calm, and then the wind kicked in.  Most of our anglers joined us earlier in the day, and were able to get some time in on the water before things got too windy.  Based on the reports from our anglers, things were tough today regardless of the wind.  With a dam release remaining at 1200 CFS, the fish are pretty spread out.  Most activity was reported in the middle sections today.  A few brave souls made their way to the bottom of the property today, and despite the roaring winds , managed a couple fish.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/30).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling information.

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 7:27pm

1420 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 28, 2024

The sun came out this afternoon but that didn't seem to help the temperature (or the fishing) that much. Temperatures struggled to get above the mid-forties and our anglers struggled to get into Steelhead. This morning, when it was still overcast seemed to fish better than this afternoon, but that, too, was a bit of a struggle. Hopefully, the water level will be coming down over the next several days and, if so, that would help. The water coming into the reservoir from the North Branch of the Salmon River is steadily dropping and that is encouraging Currently the flow from the dam will remain at 1200 cfs through midnight Friday and the flow at Pineville is 1440 cfs

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:52am

Sunset: 7:26pm

1440 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 27, 2024

Sunny for the better part of the day with a cold front coming in this afternoon that caused temperatures to drop from 61 to the high 40's. Overall a pretty nice day. Wind was less of a factor than it has been of late. While things will be a little cooler over the next several day with temperatures in the low to mid-forties there is no rain forecast in the near-term. Fishing improved today from what it had been recently and that is very encouraging. While there weren't a great many anglers on the run today, the majority of those that joined us were able to get in to a Steelhead and multiple anglers were able to get into multiple fish. Hopefully, this pattern continues and continues on the upward trend. The water from the dam will be going up to 1200 cfs at 8:00PM this evening (which must be due to snow melt in the upper drainage) and the current flow at Pineville is 1010 cfs (and on the rise)

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:54am

Sunset: 7:25pm

1010 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 26, 2024

Well at least the wind wasn't out of the East like yesterday (meaning straight down river) but it still blew pretty hard. More manageable at cross-river, but still making things difficult. The fish aren't cooperating either. Not sure what is going on right now, but things have become pretty difficult. The water temperature reported by one angler this afternoon was 48 degrees. We should be seeing more Steelhead with those numbers, but is not the case. Inexplicably, the fish seem to holding upriver and taking their time journeying back to the lake. My expectation is that will soon change. Water from the dam remains at 750 cfs and at Pineville 961 cfs

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 7:23pm

961 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 25, 2024

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures than we have had for a while were favorable conditions on the run today. Unfavorable, and a difficulty commented upon by all of our anglers, was the wind. It was out of the East and it was formidable making for very challenging conditions on the run. Pretty much everyone struggled today. Water temperature started at 35 degrees this morning, 40 at 2:00PM and we had a late report of the temperature going up some more this afternoon. It won't get quite as colder overnight and with warmer temperatures tomorrow the water temperature should continue to go up and that will improve things considerably. Water from the dam will remain at 750 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 945 cfs

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:57am

Sunset: 7:22pm

945 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 24, 2024

With temperatures dropping to near 11 F last night, we started with some serious frost this morning.  However, things warmed up quite nicely with plenty of sunshine today, but only reaching about 32 F.  Winds remained steady around 5-7 MPH but were tolerable in most areas.  Based on reports from our anglers, the sun seemed to be the big hurdle today, with most anglers reporting their success in the earlier, and or later parts of their outings today. Once the sun came over the trees things got tough. Overall, activity seemed to be lighter today, compared the past few days.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/25).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clear

30° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 7:21pm

953 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

March 23, 2024

DELAYED OPENING
Due to low temperatures DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Sunday 3/24.
  • 3/24 -  9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Last night's snow carried into the morning, leaving us with about 5 inches of accumulation.  As temperatures warmed up, winds also steadily increased.  Temperatures topped out at 30 F, with winds 12 MPH and gusts of 24 MPH.  Needless to say, it wasn't the most comfortable day to be on the water.  Despite the conditions quite a few anglers joined us mid morning and stuck it out into the late afternoon.  Based on the reports, a majority of anglers were successful in getting at least a fish to hand, with a few lost.  Most angling efforts were reported in the middle and upper sections of the property today, with little reported from the lower sections.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/24).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling information.

Clouds

27° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 7:20pm

945 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 22, 2024

DELAYED OPENING
Due to low temperatures and impending storms DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Saturday 3/23 & Sunday 3/24.
  • 3/23 -  9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
  • 3/24 -  9:00 AM - 8:15  PM
Temperatures started in the teens this morning, only reaching a high of around 28 F by this afternoon.  Having no pressure yesterday, hopes were high for the handful of anglers that joined us today.  Despite the gradually increasing winds and snowfall, a number of anglers fished the greater part of the day.  Fishing kept pace with what we've seen the past week. Those that were the most successful in their outings today, spent significant time covering a majority of the property, with the middle section reporting the most action (but also the most attention).   Fish reported today were mostly spawned out female steelhead with just a few fresh steelhead.  The dam release is currently scheduled to increase from 500 CFS to 750 CFS at 9:00 PM tonight (3/22), where it is scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/23).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Snow

24° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:03am

Sunset: 7:19pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

March 21, 2024

Cold temperatures and strong winds kept anglers off the run today which went unfished. Fortunately, over the next week it looks like conditions will be improving with warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine. It's back to Spring! and with the drop back season gaining momentum, fishing should be improving on the run. The flow from the dam remains at 500 cfs and the current flow from Pineville is 654 cfs

Clouds

26° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 7:18pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 20, 2024

CFS at the dam 500 - the current forecast is to midnight tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge remained at 660 all day - air temperatures hovered in the mid 30s - overcast skies, with bands of flurries of light, fine grained, snow moving through periodically - winds were moderate at the Welcome Center, but reportedly stronger on the run itself. Our morning guests were able to get into a few "skippy" (small) Steelhead. Our afternoon guest fished a few hours and was able to get into a handful of larger Steelhead. Tonight's forecast: "Windy. Snow will taper off and end this evening leading to cloudy conditions late. Low around 20F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Higher wind gusts possible." Tomorrow's forecast: "Windy with mostly cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High near 30F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.". NOTE: we are nearing the water temperature (50 degrees) when the Smallmouth Bass start coming into the DSR part of the river, in sufficient numbers to keep your family members, especially youths, happily occupied - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates!

Clouds

33° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:06am

Sunset: 7:16pm

660 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 19, 2024

CFS at the dam 500 - the current forecast is to midnight tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge 660 - water temperature 39 degrees, air temperatures started at 30 degrees, then fell and rose between 27 to 33 degrees all day - overcast skies, with periods of light, fine grained, snow alternating with near whiteout heavy snow conditions - winds were generally light and variable. A couple of guests fished the morning only, hooking into two Steelhead each, both bright chrome and obvious fallbacks, some hefty. A few fished the afternoon only, with similar results, and the high hook today achieving 2 / 5 Steelhead, drifting both beads and egg sacks (eggs better for hard strikes and takes), after fishing top to bottom of the run. Tonight's forecast: "Snow this evening will give way to lingering snow showers late. Low 32F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches." Tomorrow's forecast: "Snow. Winds will increase during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Higher wind gusts possible.". NOTE: we are nearing the water temperature (50 degrees) when the Smallmouth Bass start coming into the DSR part of the river, in sufficient numbers to keep your family members entertained - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates!

Snow

33° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:08am

Sunset: 7:15pm

667 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

March 18, 2024

Colder temperatures, overcast skies, snow flurries, and a nuisance wind were todays conditions. I guess Spring isn't quite ready to settle in yet. The few anglers that fished the run today seemed to have some luck hooking into multiple fish, but bringing them to hand was a different story. Still, talking to the anglers that hooked into fish, it was obvious that they still had a pleasurable and enjoyable outing. The flow from the dam remains at 500cfs and the current flow at Pineville 647cfs

Snow

34° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 7:14pm

647 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

March 17, 2024

A calm start to the day with plenty of overcast, quickly turned into high winds with few clouds and quite a bit of sun but only about 40 F.   Most of our anglers joined us mid morning, just in time for the wind.  With winds hanging between 10-15 MPH and gusts up to 30 MPH things were certainly tricky today.  Based on reports from our anglers, it was a bit of grind between the elements and following up a fairly heavily pressured weekend, but seemed to be on par again with the activity we've seen the last few days.  Efforts were pretty wide spread throughout the property, with some attempts made in the lower sections of the property but ultimately proving to be unproductive for most contending with winds.  With the water back down to a reasonably wadable flow, some anglers ventured to the upper sections of the property and were able to find a few fish and seek some refuge from the high winds.  But once again, the middle section prevailed, and seemed to be the most productive for anglers today. The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/18).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 7:13pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 16, 2024

A bit colder today than it was yesterday with temperatures starting out in the 30's and reaching just shy of 50 F.  This morning we had plenty of overcast with some light rain, which ultimately turned into a fairly sunny day this afternoon.  With a colder start to the morning, anglers trickled onto the run late morning, with a few joining us this afternoon.  Some of our anglers that joined us yesterday, joined us again today, indicating a better day today.  But, that wasn't the case for all.  Again, just about half of our anglers were able to land multiple fish in their outings, while the other half had a tough go at things, especially once the sun broke free of the clouds.  It seems that the drop backs that were coming through this afternoon were certainly on a mission, with a number of anglers commenting on their acrobatics, having seen multiple steelhead flying out of the water making their way down river.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/17).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 7:12pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 15, 2024

Much to everyone's surprise, the dam release was reduced to 500 CFS again mid day, originally scheduled for 750 CFS until tonight.  While a mid-day drop is never ideal conditions otherwise remained fair, with a bit more sun and blue skies than most might like, but minimal wind and comfortable temperatures.  Water temperatures ultimately reached around 44 F.  Overall, reports from our anglers were split.  It seemed this afternoon fished better than this morning, with several anglers reporting multiple fish brought to hand, a majority being drop-back steelhead caught in the middle and lower sections of property.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow( (3/16).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

49° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:16am

Sunset: 7:10pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 14, 2024

Conditions remained calm throughout the day, with little to no wind, plenty of overcast and temperatures reaching just shy of 60 F this afternoon.  The dam release was adjusted from 1000 CFS to 750 CFS at 3:00 PM this afternoon. Being such a minor reduction in flows and it taking several hours to see the affects of the drop here on the lower end of the river, it didn't seem like it impacted the fishing much today.  Based on the reports from our anglers, fishing remained on par, with an 'okay'  but tough day today.  Most anglers were able to manage at least one fish to hand in their short outings.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/15).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:17am

Sunset: 7:09pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 13, 2024

CFS at the dam dropped from 1200 to 1000 as of 7 AM - the current forecast is only to midnight tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge 1390 (has been slowly dropping all day) - water temperature 40 degrees - air temperatures started at 42 degrees, climbed to our high of 64 degrees, now starting to drop - hazy blue skies and sunny most of the day - winds were generally light. Despite idyllic weather, most of our guests fished without any success, excepting a couple who fished until dusk, who reported one to two Steelhead each - there was one notable exception: John, guided by DSR Guide John Kopy, of Little John's Fishing Guide Service, floated the property in a drift boat and achieved 11 Steelhead, all drop-backs, some with heft to them, back-trolling with lures and using pink and blue egg sacks - John also scored an 8# Walleye and several Northern Pike - quite a day! Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 57F. Winds light and variable.". NOTE: we are nearing the water temperature (50 degrees) when the Smallmouth Bass start coming into the DSR part of the river - it is possible to battle +100 bass in a day, ideal for entertaining your family members - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates
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Clouds

65° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 7:08pm

1390 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 12, 2024

Thankfully the winds of yesterday subsided and the clouds gave way to clear skies and warmer temperatures. Those factors contributed to a number of anglers fishing the run today. A brown trout and a number of drop-back Steelhead rewarded our anglers for their effort, but not in great numbers. The higher water continues to make things less-than-idea, but it looks like things will be begin to change in that regard. The scheduled water release from the dam is currently 1200 cfs but will be going down to 1000 cfs at 7:00AM tomorrow. The current flow at Pineville is 1640 cfs but hat should be dropping tomorrow as well. Hopefully this trend, long with warming temperatures will continue throughout the week.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 7:07pm

1640 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 11, 2024

No snow to speak of with plenty of sunshine, but the wind was howling today which, in all likelihood was the reason the run went unfished today. Water from the dam remains at 1200 cfs and at Pineville the flow is currently 1690 cfs

Clouds

39° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:23am

Sunset: 7:06pm

1690 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 10, 2024

A calm start to the day with a brief period of light rain early on, but as the day progressed winds picked up gradually, getting to about 16 MPH with gusts up to 32 MPH.  The possibility of snow loomed, but probabilities lessened and were pushed later as the day went on.  Ultimately given the forecasted conditions and the winter weather advisory, just a couple of anglers joined us for quick outings early this morning ahead of the inclement weather. The dam release remained at 1200 CFS today but is currently scheduled to be reduced down to 750 CFS tomorrow (3/11) at 9:00 AM. Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Snow

35° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:24am

Sunset: 7:04pm

1720 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 9, 2024

Today's conditions certainly weren't for the faint of heart.  Steady rain, and a SE wind at about 20 MPH with gusts up to 38 MPH made for a rather difficult day.  Several anglers joined us for short outings today given the conditions.  Based on the reports from these anglers, each were able to land at least one steelhead, but between the driving winds and rain they didn't come easy.  It was one of those days, no matter where you went on the property, there just wasn't that perfect spot to seek some cover from the elements.  These anglers covered quite a bit of ground, but the middle section was reported to be the most fruitful. Forecasts call for similar weather conditions tomorrow, with temperatures dropping into the 30's with rain likely turning to snow.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/10).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Rain

42° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:26am

Sunset: 6:03pm

1580 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

March 8, 2024

A cold start, but things warmed up quickly with just a touch of overcast and a mostly sunny day.   Air temperatures reached around 55 F, but felt much cooler with some pretty steady SE winds for the greater part of the day, and water temperatures reported at 39 F.  A rather light crowd for such a nice day, but those that joined us certainly appreciated the solitude. The majority of the anglers that joined us, joined us for the morning into the early afternoon.  Based on the reports we received the lack of overcast was the hurdle today, but a few anglers reported several steelhead, all of which were reported as spawned out, drop backs.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/9).  Please monitor  safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:28am

Sunset: 6:02pm

1600 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 7, 2024

Lots of sunshine, with fairly strong winds and gusts up to 17 mph throughout the day.  While conditions weren't optimal, they were certainly comfortable.  Given the conditions and the dam release still up to 1200 CFS just a handful of anglers joined us over the course of the day.  Based on the reports we received from these anglers , it was a bit of a grind while battling the winds, with ultimately little activity reported likely due to the lack of overcast.  Although temperatures reached into the 50's today, we're looking at starting the day tomorrow at 32 F.  At this time, the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (3/7).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

 

Clear

51° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:30am

Sunset: 6:01pm

1620 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

March 6, 2024

CFS at the dam currently 1200 - the current forecast is only to midnight tonight, so be sure to check the flow before venturing out tomorrow morning - CFS at the Pineville gauge bumped up a bit over the day to 1580 - air temperatures hovered around 50 degrees all day, now starting to drop - overcast skies all day, with sprinkles in the morning developing into a steady rain mid-afternoon - winds were generally light. Our few guests mostly fished without success, with a pair of guests reporting ones and twos on Steelhead. Tonight's forecast: "Rain ending early. Remaining cloudy. Low 38F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch." Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.".

Rain

47° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:31am

Sunset: 5:59pm

1580 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

March 5, 2024

Not the weather we had yesterday, but temperatures in the mid-fifties at this time of year is not something that I'm going to complain about. The wind was a little bit of a nuisance, but overall a very good day to be on the run. While the weather did not improve from yesterday the fishing certainly did. Nearly all anglers that I spoke with today had a good day bringing multiple fish to hand. A mix of a few spawned out fish but numerous fresh chrome in the 7-9 pound range. The consistent warmer days and nights that we've experienced recently appear to be having the predictable effect of the fishery. We're starting see better numbers of fresh and drop-back steelhead. The flow from the dam remains at 500 cfs through 7:00PM this evening at which point it will be going to 1200 cfs (which is a little surprising giving the absence of snow and rainfall). Flow at Pineville is currently 755 cfs (but, of course, that will be on the rise as well)

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:33am

Sunset: 5:58pm

755 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 4, 2024

A beautiful day on the run. Certainly for this time of year, but at any time this weather is hard to beat. Temperatures into the 60's, sunny skies with little wind to speak of. Good water levels, water temperature starting out this morning around 40 degrees and rising a couple of degrees over the course of the day. And no snow anywhere. The anglers that fished the run today had a great day regardless of the fishing success. Still about half our anglers were able to get into a fish and some got into a couple. Fish brought to had were reported to be spawned out fish. With the water temperatures on the rise, I would anticipate the drop-back fishing will be steadily improving over the course of the next several weeks. Water from the dam remains at 500 cfs and the flow at Pineville is 747 cfs.

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:35am

Sunset: 5:57pm

747 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 3, 2024

Temperatures began in the low 40's and reached just into the lower 50's, with very little wind and heavy overcast, making pretty optimal conditions.  Anglers trickled onto the run, with most starting their outings mid morning.  Based on the reports we received from anglers today, it sounds like having a 500 CFS has been a great opportunity to cover water, and in order to find fish you certainly had to cover some ground.  Most anglers today reported hooking into at least a fish, with a few anglers fortunate to land a couple.  The fish reported today were a mix of fresh, colored up, and spawned out fish.  It's certainly become clear based on the recent fish activity we have seen, and the steadily increasing number of drop backs showing up, we are in a transitional period.  The dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (3/3).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:37am

Sunset: 5:56pm

763 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 2, 2024

Forecasted morning showers, turned into a mostly rainy day full of overcast, with temperatures remaining in the mid 40's.   Again, for another day of rather comfortable and ideal steelhead conditions just a handful of anglers joined us on the run.  Overall, one seemed to be the magic number today for most of our anglers, with a few reporting several brought to hand, but again, no significant numbers reported today.  Most angling efforts were reported in the middle and lower sections, with most activity indicated in the middle sections of the run. The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM Monday (3/4).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 5:54pm

747 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

March 1, 2024

Another adjustment to the dam release this morning at 9:00 AM, dropped flows from 750 CFS to 500 CFS.  Despite the drop in water, conditions were comfortable, reaching nearly 50 F with some overcast.  Surprisingly just a handful of anglers joined us, with about half joining us early morning, and the others for the afternoon.  Overall, it seemed based on the reports from our anglers today, fishing remains consistent with that of the past week, with most anglers reporting a fish or two landed, but no significant numbers.  Hopefully we'll have a few days of a consistent release, and see things pick up a bit more as get approach drop-back season.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (3/1).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clear

46° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:40am

Sunset: 5:53pm

771 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear