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

April 8, 2024

An interesting day, to say the least, on the run today. Most of the guests that fished the run today were individuals that we haven't seen since salmon season, but wanted to combine some Spring Steelhead fishing with a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. It was great seeing so many old friends. The clouds came in and occasionally would part long enough to see the progression of the eclipse and the, around 3:20 things got very dark, very quickly. The difference between 95% solar coverage and totality was the difference between night and day. Literally. Things got eerily quite, birds went silent, and the air got noticeably colder. Quite the experience. I know it's a cliché to say "cool", but that's what it was. Very cool and glad we could experience it. In terms of fishing, the smallmouth bass are playing hard to get, but I think with the warmer temperatures in the forecast, things could change very quickly. The Steelhead, however, aren't as elusive as they have been of late. Anglers are being much more successful hooking fish nd bringing them to hand. Still not crazy numbers but we are now getting reports of anglers getting into multiple fish rather that "a fish here and a fish there." The numbers are increasing and with a seventy degree in the forecast for tomorrow, things should continue to improve.


58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:32am

Sunset: 7:39pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release