69° / Clouds
Sunrise 5:23am
Sunset 8:49pm
540 CFS Pineville Gauge
400 CFS Dam Release

April 22, 2023

Forty-plus anglers took advantage of the fine weather and good water level to join us on the run today. The wind became pretty brutal and that made things challenging for many of our anglers, but that being said, it was still a very good day to be on the run. Of the anglers that I spoke with, nearly all were able to get into good numbers of Steelhead with six being the most frequent number with some doing less and a few doing much better. Not as many Smallmouth were brought to hand, but I believe that was due to the fact that the Steelhead fishing was so productive that anglers didn't modify their techniques to target Smallmouth. That being said, reports of some very good sized fish were brought to hand. As is frequently the case, the float-fishermen were most successful, but all techniques were productive today and all sections of the run fished well. By late afternoon, the temperature took a nose dive, the winds picked up and rain thunder and lighting drove most anglers off the water. The scheduled flow from the dam remains at 500 cfs through midnight tomorrow (though that might change with the rain we're getting) and the flow at Pineville is 562 cfs


53° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:10am

Sunset: 7:55pm

652 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release