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

April 30, 2024

I don't know who was responsible for the weather forecast today, but they got it all wrong. This morning was on target with temperatures in the mid-60's and a mixture of sun and clouds, but this afternoon things went downhill. Overcast, rain throughout the afternoon and temperatures in the high 40's. Pretty miserable. Hopefully, tomorrows forecast which is calling for mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the low to mid-60's, will be on target. We had several anglers join us on the run and the reports were that fishing was decent. Good numbers of smallmouth came out to play and there are still Steelhead in the mix. I talked to an angler this afternoon that was fishing upriver and he reported that there are still good numbers of fish (which means that there are still mor to come). The flow from the dam will remain at 350cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 542cfs.

Rain

50° / Rain

Sunrise: 5:57am

Sunset: 8:05pm

542 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

April 29, 2024

The weather this morning was cloudy, overcast, and cooler than we had expected, but by this afternoon the skies lightened up, the sun came out, and temperatures rose well into the 60's. It ended up being a beautiful Spring day. The anglers that fished the run today reported getting into a few Steelhead and bass today. As is usually the case, some did better that others, but overall I would say that it was a decent day. While it's hard to establish a pattern (with changing weather and water flow) it does seem that the drop back season is winding down. It looks like the weather will be more consistent for the next several days, the water flow will be dropping to 350cfs at midnight tonight, and that should allow us to get a better idea as to the state of affairs. Flow from the dam is currently (pun intended) at 500cfs but will be going to 350cfs at midnight tonight and the flow at Pineville is presently 560cfs (which is down from 660cfs earlier today) which suggests that they may have already dropped the water from the dam.

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:59am

Sunset: 8:04pm

560 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 28, 2024

Contrary to forecasts, the rain held off this morning, with some off and on showers as we got into the afternoon. Overall, another warm day approaching near 70 F even with the lack of sunshine. Water temperatures began at a reported 50 F and reached about 54 F by mid day. Most of our anglers joined us first thing this morning and fished into the early afternoon ahead some heavy stints of rain. Again, the lack of sunshine seemed to put a damper on the smallmouth activity. While the number of bass reported was lower again today, it seemed to give way to quite a few hungry steelhead. Most angling efforts were concentrated in the middle and lower sections, with the middle reporting the most productivity. The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/29). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Rain

63° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:00am

Sunset: 8:03pm

628 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

April 27, 2024

Despite the abundant overcast and heavy winds, conditions remained pretty comfortable on the water, reaching about 60 F.  Most of our anglers took advantage of the 40 F start to the day and joined us first thing this morning, fishing into the early afternoon.  Fortunately with the SSE winds, anglers were able to seek some refuge in the middle and upper sections of the property, reporting little disruption.  It seemed like the lack of sun slowed the smallmouth fishing down a bit, with most anglers reporting a few caught, just in lesser numbers today.  A few less smallmouth reported today, but a couple of steelhead reported in the mix. With most angling efforts focused in the middle and upper sections, it seemed the middle remained the most productive again today.  Forecasts call for similar conditions tomorrow, just slightly warmer, nearing 70 F.   At this time the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/28).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:02am

Sunset: 8:01pm

615 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 26, 2024

Temperatures took quite the dive last night, starting the day out at about 25 F with a thick layer of frost.  Fortunately, temperatures quickly rose and more than doubled, reaching about 59 F by this afternoon.  Overall, conditions were comfortable, but the lack of overcast seemed to be today's hurdle.  Most of our anglers joined us first thing this morning despite the rather frigid temperatures, taking advantage of the fishing before the mid day sun.  Based on the reports that we received, most were successful in landing quite a few smallmouth bass, with just only a couple of reports of steelhead today.  Most angling efforts were concentrated in the middle and lower sections of the run, with the middle section reporting the most productivity.  At this time, the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/27).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

59° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:03am

Sunset: 8:00pm

622 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 25, 2024

A cooler day, clear blue skies, and no wind were the conditions that our anglers experienced today. Reports were mixed today with some anglers striking out while others were quite successful in brings Steelhead to hand. No particular section of the river seemed to fish better than any other. Tomorrow's forecast of clear skies and temperatures approaching 60 looks very promising. The water temperature started at 44 degrees and rose to fifty by mid-day in the lower end of the run. Water from the dam is 500cfs through midnight tomorrow and the current flow is 628cfs at Pineville.

Clear

43° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:05am

Sunset: 7:59pm

628 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 24, 2024

Today was, in many ways, the opposite of yesterday. Today we had significantly cooler temperatures than yesterday, we had sunny skies in the morning that gave way to clouds in the afternoon and today it was the other way around, and the fishing was clearly much improved from yesterday. The anglers that I spoke with rather than describing it as "tough" thought, overall, the fishing was very good. Clearly more Steelhead were brought to hand and significantly more smallmouth bass came out to play today. We will have some cold overnight temperatures in the forecast for the next couple of days and we'll have to wait and see how that plays out. The flow is to remain at 500cfs from the dam through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at the Pineville gauge is 641cfs (and holding steady). We had no water temperature readings for today, but there is little doubt that it has cooled down some (and will continue so over the next several days).

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:06am

Sunset: 7:58pm

641 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 23, 2024

Today was a 50-50 kind of a day. Weather-wise this morning was sunny with relatively little wind and this afternoon the front rolled in and it became cloudy, overcast, and windy. The fishing 50-50 as well. Of the anglers that I spoke with, about half struggled to get into any fish and the other half found some success. Not great success and not the numbers of recent days, but still a decent day. The smallmouth seemed to be evasive as there were very little reports of smallmouth success, but that may have been due to the fact that our guests were focused on catching Steelhead. Overall, the consensus was that today was a "slower" and "tough" day. The water temperatures was reported as 45 early this morning and by noon had risen to 51 degrees. Water from the dam remains at 500cfs and the flow at Pineville is 641cfs.

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:08am

Sunset: 7:57pm

641 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 22, 2024

CFS at the Pineville gauge 660 - air temperatures hovered in the 40s to 50s - hazy blue skies with brilliant sunshine, and light winds, made for a great day to be outdoors - most of our guests (excepting the couple of guests swinging flies only) were able to get into one or two Steelhead in the 6# to 10# range (although a couple of guests reported losing larger fish), with some bonus modest sized Smallmouth Bass in the mix. The last guest of the evening reported a very good day, with one guest hooking into double digit, all hookups were Steelhead. Tonight's forecast: "A few passing clouds. Low 38F. Winds SSE 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 64F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.".

Clear

45° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:09am

Sunset: 7:56pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 21, 2024

Another interesting mixture of conditions today, with a light rain turning to brief snow showers, and then to clear blue skies.  Temperatures dropped into the mid 30's last night, making for a cold start to a late April morning.  Despite the colder morning, most of our anglers joined us early this morning, taking advantage of the overcast before this afternoon's clear blue skies.  Based on reports from our anglers today this morning, a few anglers had success with steelhead, while this afternoon, a majority of the reports were of smallmouth with little mention of steelhead.  Most angling efforts were focused in the middle sections of the property, with a few anglers venturing down to the lower sections but indicating a rather difficult time given the winds.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/22).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

 

Clear

45° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:11am

Sunset: 7:54pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 20, 2024

Conditions were interesting, with a bit of rain, fairly strong wind and some bright blue skies over the course of the day.  Most of our anglers joined us this morning into the early afternoon, calling it quits after a few hours battling with the winds.  We received a mix of reports, but nearly all anglers reported some sort of action today.  Some anglers reported an equal mix of both steelhead and smallmouth bass, while others reported only smallmouth bass.  Most anglers focused their efforts in the middle and lower sections of the property today, with the middle sections reporting the most success.  The release from the dam is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/21). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:12am

Sunset: 7:53pm

700 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 19, 2024

Conditions started fair, but ultimately it was another day of pretty heavy rainfall.  Despite continued rainfall, the dam release was adjusted at 2:00 PM this afternoon from 750 CFS to 500 CFS. Based on reports from our anglers today, it was an 'okay' day, with a few more bass reported today than steelhead.  Most efforts were focused in the middle and lower sections of the run, with the middle sections reporting the greatest success.  Water clarity was not reported to be an issue today, but may be a different story tomorrow if the rain keeps this pace.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (4/20).   Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Rain

52° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:14am

Sunset: 7:52pm

714 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

April 18, 2024

CFS at the dam started at 1000, at noon dropped to 750, and is currently scheduled to drop further to 500 at 2 PM tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1270 and ended at 913 - air temperatures hovered in the high 40s - overcast skies, with light sprinkling - winds were generally moderate. I was only able to speak to a handful of our guests - most were able to at least get a few tugs, or fight a Steelhead momentarily, with those brought to hand in the typical 6# range, although a guest reported a much larger one popping his 12# leader "like a flimsy thread". Featured in the picture is a nice Smallmouth Bass brought to hand today. Tonight's forecast: "Rain showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low around 45F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.". Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High 63F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.". No photo description available.

Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:16am

Sunset: 7:51pm

913 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 17, 2024

Not all the anglers coming off the river this afternoon/evening had a challenging day. One group landed several nice sized Smallmouth and a Steelhead. This morning an 8-inch Rainbow and 20-inch Smallmouth were brought to hand. This same angler also hooked a Steelhead, this action was in the middle of the run. One of our guests caught sight of an Osprey and an Eagle, not sure if they caught anything. Tonight, cloudy with periods of rain. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Tomorrow, it will be cloudy with occasional light rain. High 52F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. The flow per Safewaters (the dam) will be 1000CFS thru 11:59pm tonight.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:17am

Sunset: 7:50pm

1240 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 16, 2024

A beautiful sunny day with reasonable temperatures and little wind. We could have done with a little less sunshine as that, combined with the higher water level, made things difficult for our anglers today. There were Steelhead and smallmouth brought to hand but I spoke with a number of anglers that came up empty today which is indicative of today's fishing being not quite at yesterdays level. I'm hopeful that with the drop of water and the forecast for clouds, that tomorrow will be another good day for Steelhead and Smallmouth. The water temperature this morning was 45 degrees and by noon had risen to 50. The flow at the dam remains at 1000cfs but at 9:00AM tomorrow the water will go to 750cfs. The current flow at Pineville is 1260cfs (and that, too, will begin to drop after 9:00AM)

Clear

58° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:19am

Sunset: 7:48pm

1250 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 15, 2024

A rather unpleasant start to the day with overcast skies and a cold wind coming off the lake but things improved as the day progressed ending up with reasonable temperatures, dying wind and not a cloud in the sky. Throughout the day we received excellent reports of fishing from the anglers with all that I spoke with getting into at least (most did more) and large smallmouth in good numbers were in the mix. The kind of day that we all hope for when we come fishing. Water temperatures were in the mid-40's to start the day and ended near 50 at the end. Perfect for drop back's and smallmouth alike. The current flow from the dam is 750cfs until 9:00PM tonight at which point it will go to 900cfs. The flow at Pineville is 905cfs (but it, too, will be on the rise)

Clear

50° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:20am

Sunset: 7:47pm

921 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 14, 2024

The weather cooperated, for the most part today.  Some wind, and a few quick stints of fairly heavy rain.  But otherwise temperatures remained comfortable hanging in the mid 50's throughout the day with plenty of overcast.  Water temperatures began a reported 44 F and only increased to 45 F by mid day.  After rain yesterday and again today, run off continues to keep the Pineville gauge up, with a current flow of 566 CFS.  Despite the continued runoff, water clarity was not reported to be an issue today.  Based on reports from our anglers, today was definitely a good day.  Both comfortable and productive.  Anglers filtered onto the property beginning at first light through mid afternoon.  Ultimately it sounds like this morning fished the best, with most reporting fish right off the bat, and then bit of a lull carrying into the afternoon.  With another good turnout today, a majority of the run was covered, but upper sections of the property indicated the greatest success with a mix of well mended drop-backs and a few fresh steelhead.  At this time the dam release is scheduled to increase from 295 to 750 CFS at 9:00 PM tonight (4/14), where it is scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (4/15).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:22am

Sunset: 7:46pm

566 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 13, 2024

Odds certainly weren't in the angler's favor, with some pretty tough weather conditions today.  The winds were the biggest hurdle, holding around 20 MPH with gusts reaching 40 MPH.  Along with the high winds, a steady rain added to the chill, with temperatures in the 40's but a real feel of about 32 F.  Despite these less than desirable conditions, quite a few anglers joined us over the course of the day.  Most making rather short outings given the conditions, but quite a few anglers were successful, reporting activity on par with this past week, with mostly drop-back steelhead with a couple of fresh steelhead reported in the mix.  The middle section reported the most success  and attention, offering a bit of shelter from the winds.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/14).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:24am

Sunset: 7:45pm

566 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 12, 2024

A windy start to the morning, but ultimately settling around 10 MPH with strong gusts in the mix.  Some off and on light rain showers throughout the day but no significant rainfall.  Overall conditions were comfortable with temperatures hanging in the 50's for most of the day with plenty of overcast.  After some pretty heavy rainfall yesterday, we're still seeing quite a bit of runoff accumulated below the Pineville gauge, which currently reads near 500 CFS.  Most anglers commented on the clarity, remarking it  was quite chalky.  Reports from our anglers indicated what seemed to be a 'okay' day, with most anglers reporting fish to hand.  A majority of fish reported today were drop-backs, with a handful of bass reported by anglers focusing their attention in the lowers sections of the run.  At dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/13).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:25am

Sunset: 7:44pm

494 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

April 11, 2024

CFS at the dam 295 (until midnight tomorrow), CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 430 and ended at 442 - water was initially a bit stained, clearing in the late morning - air temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to mid 60s - overcast skies, with light sprinkling primarily in the morning - winds were generally moderate, with a few gusts. With a couple of exceptions, our guests were able to get into at least a few Steelhead each, in the typical 6# to 10# range, although a guest reported a much larger one straightening his hook out. Beads under bobbers, a baby blue jig with a white body and tail under a bobber, and a swung egg-sucking leech pattern all accounted for Steelhead, while a small floating minnow lure was very effective for those guests who mainly targeted Smallmouth Bass today. Tonight's forecast: "A steady rain this evening. Showers continuing overnight. Low 58F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.". Tomorrow's forecast: "Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 63F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.".

Clouds

65° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:27am

Sunset: 7:42pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 10, 2024

CFS at the dam 295 (until midnight tomorrow), CFS at the Pineville gauge read 430 all day - water temperatures ranged from 48 to 52 degrees over the course of the day - air temperatures climbed from the high 40s to low 60s, and is currently 55 degrees - overcast skies, with bands of light rain moving through periodically in the morning - winds were moderate. Almost all of our guests were able to get into a couple to a handful of Steelhead, in the 6# to 11# range. A couple of guests reported bringing to hand Smallmouth Bass in the 13" to 16" range - egg sacks under bobbers, or bounced along the bottom, produced today, as well as beads under bobbers, small silver or gold spinners, and small floating minnow lures. Tonight's forecast: "Cloudy with occasional rain late. Low 49F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%." Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy with periods of rain. High 69F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Higher wind gusts possible.".

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:29am

Sunset: 7:41pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 9, 2024

Beautiful blue skies, negligible wind, and temperatures in the low 70's. What more could you ask for? How about excellent Steelhead fishing? We had that as well. Today was the day that we have been waiting for. The elements must all have come together because the fish showed up in far greater numbers that we have seen so far this drop back season.. Those that were swinging flies got into Steelhead today (and that should tell you something). I spoke with many happy, satisfied and grateful anglers today. Fish seemed to be in all the spots you would expect them to be and reports are that there are still plenty of fish upstream that will be making their way down. Water temperature approached 50 degrees late this afternoon and with the 60 degrees and rain in the forecast for tomorrow, things are shaping up very nicely. Water from the dam remains at 295 cfs and at Pineville the flow is 436 cfs.

Clouds

69° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:31am

Sunset: 7:40pm

436 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 8, 2024

An interesting day, to say the least, on the run today. Most of the guests that fished the run today were individuals that we haven't seen since salmon season, but wanted to combine some Spring Steelhead fishing with a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. It was great seeing so many old friends. The clouds came in and occasionally would part long enough to see the progression of the eclipse and the, around 3:20 things got very dark, very quickly. The difference between 95% solar coverage and totality was the difference between night and day. Literally. Things got eerily quite, birds went silent, and the air got noticeably colder. Quite the experience. I know it's a cliché to say "cool", but that's what it was. Very cool and glad we could experience it. In terms of fishing, the smallmouth bass are playing hard to get, but I think with the warmer temperatures in the forecast, things could change very quickly. The Steelhead, however, aren't as elusive as they have been of late. Anglers are being much more successful hooking fish nd bringing them to hand. Still not crazy numbers but we are now getting reports of anglers getting into multiple fish rather that "a fish here and a fish there." The numbers are increasing and with a seventy degree in the forecast for tomorrow, things should continue to improve.

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:32am

Sunset: 7:39pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 7, 2024

We started the day with some frost, but things warmed up quickly with bright blue skies all day, reaching into the upper 50's.  Certainly a lack of overcast, but that didn't deter anglers from enjoying a beautiful day on the water, steelhead fishing.  Quite a few anglers joined us right off the bat this morning, and were able to get a few hours in before winds picked up mid morning, with the majority of anglers reporting at least a steelhead brought to hand, and if not had quite a few on.  Efforts were pretty wide spread on the property today, with anglers covering the property top to bottom. Most anglers were able to find success in the middle sections again, specifically in the deeper pools.  All reports were of drop back steelhead, with the exception of a brown trout landed. Water temperatures began at 40 F this morning, and reach about 45 F mid day. The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/8).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clear

53° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:34am

Sunset: 7:38pm

525 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 6, 2024

With another day of a 295 CFS release, we were all hopeful just a bit of consistency might turn things back on after the significant drop we saw earlier in the week.  Based on reports from our anglers today, it seems activity picked up ever so slightly, but still was rather difficult with a lack of overcast on low clear water.  Most of the action reported earlier in the day, and specifically in the lower and middle sections of the property, with little reported in the upper sections.  Given the sun, deeper pools reported the best activity today. The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/7).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:36am

Sunset: 7:36pm

536 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 5, 2024

With a substantial drop in flows over the past few days, hopes were high, but the fishing seemed tough for the handful of anglers that joined us today.  Most anglers covered the greater part of the property today with flows down, allowing a bit more wading accessibility.  Based on reports from these anglers today, the upper sections of the property were productive, but the lower section was the most productive today for most.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at a 295 CFS release until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/6).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

 

Rain

38° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:35pm

542 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

April 4, 2024

CFS at the dam started at 500 this morning, dropped to 350 at noon, and is scheduled to drop further, to 295, as of 9 PM tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge initially read 687, since dropped to 506 as of this report - air temperatures climbed from the mid 30s to low 40s, and are back to the mid 30s - overcast skies, with bands of light rain moving through periodically, with occasional brief slushy snowfall - winds were moderate. Our few morning guests were able to get into a solitary Steelhead. Our afternoon guests were able to get into a handful of decent Steelhead and even two smallish resident Brown Trout - degree of angling success, as usual, depended upon time spent on the water today - one guest reported seeing another guest bring to hand a Smallmouth Bass, however I could not confirm that first hand - it's about that time of the year, however, for the bass to nose into the run - egg sacks under bobbers, or bounced along the bottom produced today. Tonight's forecast: "Rain and snow this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Low 32F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90%." Tomorrow's forecast: "Snow showers becoming mixed with rain later. High near 40F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 50%.". 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, very happily occupied - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates!

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:39am

Sunset: 7:34pm

506 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

April 2, 2024

Overcast skies today with some light drizzle coming in late this afternoon and the wind was brutal today. Coming straight downriver made things difficult for our anglers today. It did relent toward the end of the day but by that time most of our anglers had left the run. Still, the few anglers that I spoke with most of them were able to bring a few fish to hand. The occasional sucker is showing up and one Brown Trout was also in the mix. Cooler temperatures tomorrow (in the low forties), breezy in the morning, and periods of rain throughout the day. It looks like the power company changed their minds as the water is not scheduled to go up to 1500 cfs at 9:00PM as originally scheduled, but will remain at 1200 cfs through midnight tomorrow (the 3rd). Current flow t Pineville is 1380 cfs with a slight uptick of 10 cfs.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 7:32pm

1380 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 1, 2024

Overcast conditions gave way this afternoon to clearing skies and plenty of sunshine. Temperature that started pretty cool this morning rose into the low 50's this afternoon and wind was not a factor. A few more anglers than we have seen over the past several days showed up today and based on those that I spoke with were able to get into some Steelhead plus one Rainbow. Not great numbers but a bit of an improvement over what we have seen of late. I guess the "powers that be" expect some increased moisture over the next several days as the water from the dam will be going up to 1500 cfs beginning at 9:00PM tomorrow night. Current flow at Pineville is 1390 cfs

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 7:31pm

1390 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds