41° / Clouds
Sunrise 6:47am
Sunset 5:48pm
644 CFS Pineville Gauge
500 CFS Dam Release

January 28, 2023

CFS at the dam 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge 1030 - air temperatures started at 35 degrees early this morning, rose to a high of 43 degrees at 1:30 PM, then has been slowly dropping since to it's current 36 degrees - skies remained overcast, we had a slushy couple of inches on the ground from overnight falls, and small (short-lived) waves of small grapple (miniature snowballs) and sprinkles of rain moved through this morning, but the afternoon was clear of any type of precipitation - a calm morning changed to winds picking up just a bit late morning, apparently blowing straight up the river, which caused a bit of difficulty with drifts - we had 27 guests join us, with perhaps ten accessing from other points than the Welcome Center - I spoke to several guests who came off the river fairly early this morning, to warm up, get some food, tackle, etc., before heading back out - the initial reports were that there had been no action whatsoever . . . however, at 10:45 AM one guest came up, all smiles, reporting 2 / 5 Steelhead, all bright chrome, drifting blue egg sacks under a bobber - 10:50 AM a trio of guests came off the run - all they would say was "we did well . . . OK" . . . 12:30 AM a single guest reported 1 / 1 Steelhead drifting a pink egg sack under a bobber in the upper section - at 1:45 PM a sole guest reported 2 / 3 Steelhead bottom bouncing egg sacks in the middle section (he "usually does much better" each outing) - at 2:55 PM a pair of guests reported 1 Steelhead between them, swinging an egg patterned fly in the middle section - 3:45 PM a guest reported 1 / 1 on a nice 28" Domestic Rainbow in full colors, as well as 1 / 1 on a 25" Brown Trout, swinging flies in the lower section - at 3:55 PM two veteran anglers reported each scoring double-digits for Steelhead, a mix of dark and chrome, drifting eggs under a bobber in the middle and lower sections - at 5:25 the last two guests came off the run - they reported 2 / 3 and 1 / 2 respectively, all Steelhead, drifting beads under a bobber - the forecast for tonight is: Snow showers will become more widely scattered overnight. Low 27F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. The forecast for tomorrow is: Rain likely. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.


34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 5:09pm

1020 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release