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