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1980 CFS Pineville Gauge
1500 CFS Dam Release

December 31, 2023

In behalf of the DSR, allow me to wish all of you, not only our guests but also our friends, a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year spent in the company of family and other loved ones! Be safe out there so you can visit us again in 2024! 750 CFS forecasted at the dam through midnight tomorrow 1190 CFS at the Pineville Gauge in AM, only dropped to 1170 as of this report . . . it is curious that the Pineville flow has not dropped significantly in correlation to the drop of the flow at the dam an overcast day, calm with periods of light wind, temperatures steady at 30 degrees for most the day We had 29 total guests, checking-in from opening time into the mid afternoon - I was able to directly speak to fourteen of our guests as they were leaving beginning from 8:30 AM until about 3 PM - eight of these guests were not able to get into any fish at all (some of these guests fished only for a few hours, some are new to the river and the flow level, however some were seasoned anglers who fished hard and travelled on the run); three had "bumps", "hard tugs", "got off"; one guests went 1 / 1 on a very hefty Steelhead, another went 1 / 2 also Steelhead, and the top rod for this group scored 2 / 2 for Steelhead while bottom bouncing egg sacks - our top rod for this group stated that "conditions were near perfect, it was just a tough day for catching" - there were several guests that remarked that it was just nice to be outdoors for the day, and on the water one last time for this year Of interest, another big group of our guests did not start coming off the run until around 4:30 PM through dark - of these twelve guests some had been here a fair portion of the day, but there were also quite a few who, essentially, fished the later part of the day - only two of this group were not able to get into any fish - three others were able to play from one to three fish apiece until they lost them - of the last group of seven, the later they came off the run it seemed the better they had done: in order: 2 / 2 Steelhead and 2 / 2 small resident Brown Trout; 2 / 4 Steelhead; 1 Steelhead; 4 Steelhead; 1 / 2 Steelhead; 2 / 4 Steelhead, and 2 / 2 Steelhead - many commented that it was a tough day for fishing, and they had to travel the entire run to achieve success . . an interesting day on the run, with varied results, but ultimately a "good" day to be out fishing on the run tonight and tomorrow's forecast: overcast tonight, a few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 23F. Winds light and variable. Tomorrow there will be a few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High near 30F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Before planning, or executing, any trip to the DSR please always check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information. DSR will be closed to fishing if the dam release goes above 2000 CFS, however will be open for general administrative matters 9 AM to 5 PM. 2024 Pass Release Information – https://us4.campaign-archive.com/...

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Sunrise: 7:37am

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1160 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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