76° / Clear
Sunrise 5:45am
Sunset 8:35pm
486 CFS Pineville Gauge
350 CFS Dam Release

September 22, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 447, air temperature at opening time 51 degrees, water temperature 58 degrees, currently hazy blue skies with diffused but bright sunshine, dead calm - the estuary section reported fish, both Chinook ("Kings") and Cohos jumping in the North and center channels, moving up into the run - guest action in the estuary section is described as "slow" (hooking up, however few and far between) - just upriver, guest action is "moderate" (hooking up, but could be better), on the Kings and Cohos moving through initially, but now holding up in that area - the lower section described guest action as slow to moderate, primarily Kings, with fish moving both upriver and downriver (the fish headed downriver are most probably Coho, which tend to change their direction suddenly) - the center section reported guest action as primarily moderate, with both Kings and Cohos, moving upriver initially but now starting to hunker down into pools - the upper section was fairly active this morning, with guest action described as moderate, on both Kings and Coho, with fish moving through and, again, starting to hunker down with the sun coming up - the uppermost section has fish, primarily Kings, holding and providing slow action for our guests -
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
featured are: Joe (blue ball cap), captured in a great action photograph, then posing with a nice brace of Chinook ("King") salmon, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service; Joe (dark brown shirt), with his first ever King salmon, guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters; and Mike, with a chrome Coho, guided by DSR Guide Paul Conklin of Paul's Guide Service - congratulations to all!


60° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 7:03pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release