83° / Clouds
Sunrise 5:33am
Sunset 8:29pm
273 CFS Pineville Gauge
215 CFS Dam Release

May 14, 2023

CFS 185 at the dam, 286 at the Pineville gauge to start the day - air temperature at 45 degrees around 4:15 AM, dropped to 40 degrees at dawn, and climbed to our high of 57 degrees for the day, as of 12:45 PM, before slowly dropping to 53 degrees as of this report - we had calm until late morning, when a light and variable breeze stirred, which continued for much of the day - hazy skies and diffuse sunshine made for an overall pleasant day to be outdoors and on the run, fishing - water temperatures were at 54 degrees to start the day, up to 56 degrees near noon - four guests joined us today, one checking in as early as 5:15 AM, and the last at near 4 PM - our first guest to check-in was also the first off the run - he reported only tangling with a "couple of smolts", swinging flies in the lower section - at 1:15 PM our next guest reported 1 / 2 Steelhead, and a "couple of (very) good Smallmouths" swinging a pheasant tailed wooly bugger in the middle to lower sections - after just a few hours of fishing, our next guest reported +20 Smallmouth Bass, with a sole Largemouth Bass added to the mix, from one little honey hole in the middle section of the run - he showed me the lures he had spin-casted (I could not get the picture I took to "send") - an 1/8 ounce black jig, with a large white painted eye, with a small black dot in the middle of the white (very striking), with about a 2 1/2" ribbed slender paddle-tail, of a brownish-grey translucent body with random black inclusions, or Mister Twisters in black, white, or "sunfish" colors - the lure described is very similar to the lure used by a couple of anglers recently, accounting for +40 bass that one day last week - our last guest checking out at 6:45 PM, who was also the last guest who checked in very late this afternoon, reported 2 / 2 Steelhead, twin 24" fish, and "perhaps 10" Smallmouth Bass, in the 3 # range, spin-casting a small Panther-Martin spinner with a black body and gold blade in the center section - of interest, the two Steelhead struck on consecutive casts - the overnight low will be 38 degrees - the forecast for tomorrow is: Sunshine and some clouds. High near 65F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.


56° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:41am

Sunset: 8:20pm

277 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release