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Sunrise 5:39am
Sunset 8:41pm
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1980 CFS Pineville Gauge
1500 CFS Dam Release

April 15, 2023

Sunny skies. light wind, and temperatures in the mid-80's provided our dozen anglers with excellent fishing conditions. The higher water, however, made things a bit of a challenge. With high water wading is significantly restricted which limits access to areas that might be holding fish. While most anglers were not able to bring fish to hand, a few were successful. One of the nicer Steelhead was by a two-handed fisherman that was fishing the middle section of the run. Fortunately, the water level is dropping (from 1650 cfs to 1200 cfs at noon today and tomorrow at noon the scheduled flow will go from 1200 cfs to 750 cfs. The water temperature is rising and combined with decreased flows, things are setting up for some excellent fishing. There were reports of smallmouth bass being hooked (and released, of course) which is not surprising given the warmer temperatures. Even some suckers were sighted in the run. Tomorrows forecast looks to be a replication of today and with decreased flow, things should show a marked improvement tomorrow.

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Sunrise: 6:22am

Sunset: 7:46pm

1470 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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