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

September 23, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 447, air temperature at opening was 57 degrees, water temperature 58 degrees, light overcast, light breezes, no precipitation forecasted - estuary section reported "slow" guest action (hooking up, but few and far between), on Chinook ("Kings"), with good movement of fish into the run at first light, but since slowed down - just upriver, there was "moderate" guest action (hooking up, but could be better) on Kings and a Brown Trout, with fish continuing to move through that section - in the lower section, guest action was described as "slow" to "quiet" (no action), with both Kings and Coho showing up in the mix, the fish holding in place - in the middle section, guest action ranged from slow to moderate, primarily on Kings, with one Atlantic Salmon in the mix for a lucky angler, and the fish moving upriver as well as holding up in pools - at the upper section, we again see a range of guest action from slow to moderate, with Kings and Coho lower down, and primarily Kings further up, with fish moving up and through that 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 (20% discount on rates!)
Salmon Run Lodge 25, 28-30 September (20% discount as well!)
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 Mike (blue hoodie), with a very fresh Chinook ("King") salmon, who was guided by DSR Guide Paul Conklin of Paul's Guide Service; Doug (camouflage hat), with a near-mythical Atlantic Salmon, as well as a brace of very hefty Kings, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service; Daryl (green waders) and John (tan waders), both with their first ever King salmon, guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters


57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:52am

Sunset: 7:01pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release