40° / Clouds
Sunrise 6:20am
Sunset 7:47pm
929 CFS Pineville Gauge
750 CFS Dam Release

September 21, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 453, opening air temperature 48 degrees, water temperature 57 degrees, slightly hazy but sunny skies, dead calm - reports from the estuary are that Chinook ("King") salmon are there, moving up into the run, providing our guests with "moderate" action (hooking up - could be better) - just upriver, there is slow (hookups few and far between) guest action with a mix of Kings and Cohos, with the fish seeming to have hunkered down once they arrived within this section - the lower section reported moderate guest action, primarily Kings, with fish apparently moving back downriver - these could be Cohos, as they are infamous for doing so - in the middle section there is moderate guest action on both Kings and Cohos, with a stray Steelhead in that mix, with mixed reports of fish both moving upriver and downriver (again, probably Cohos) - the upper section starts off with moderate guest action, tapering off to slow action further upriver, with Kings initially, Cohos as well a little further up, with the fish holding in pools in this section -
We have some prime-time lodges that just became available for immediate booking (2023 only - these are not eligible for rebooking in 2024):
Meadow Lodge 24 - 25 September
Salmon Run Lodge 25-30 September
We have other prime-time lodging available on other dates during September and through mid-October (dates are also available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via :
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter


56° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 7:05pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release