65° / Clouds
Sunrise 6:58am
Sunset 6:52pm
442 CFS Pineville Gauge
350 CFS Dam Release

May 5, 2023

CFS at the dam was 750 to start the day - at 4 PM it dropped to 500 CFS - the CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1010 and has since dropped to it's current 794 - water temperature at 7:30 AM was 49 degrees - it rose to 52 degrees as of 12:30 PM - air temperatures were in the mid-40s during the morning, and climbed to the low 50s as of the time of this report - an initially overcast sky slowly cleared to partly cloudy, then mostly clear by the late afternoon - all in all, a beautiful Spring day with plenty of sunshine and very light breezes - we had a total of 11 guests on the run today, and were able to catch most of them on their way out - our first guest came off the run in the early afternoon, reporting a nice 33" Steelhead brought to hand in the lower section while swinging flies - at 3:30 PM one guest reported 5 / 7 Steelhead while center-pinning beads and eggs under a bobber in the center section - at 4 PM the next guest scored 2 / 3 Steelhead, the best a nice 30" fish, while drifting beads and eggs under a bobber in the middle section - at 4:15 PM a guest, who fished top to bottom of the run, reported 6 / 8 Steelhead, and two Smallmouth Bass (3 - 4 # range), swinging flies - on his heels another guest, who fished just a couple of hours, and who was targeting Smallmouth Bass, reported "a couple of bass" casting jigs tipped with crawdad soft-baits in the center section - at 5 PM a guest reported no success after a couple of hours on the run - he'll come back to fish the last few hours - our best report came from two guests, who came off the run near 5:30 PM, reporting 2 / 5 Steelhead (center-pinning pink worms under a bobber) and 6 / 8 Steelhead, as well as a "Big Smallmouth (Bass)" (drifting beads under a bobber) in both the upper and middle sections - tonight the temperature will drop to 39 degrees - tomorrow's forecast is: Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 62F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.


56° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:52am

Sunset: 8:10pm

794 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release