Clouds
66° / Clouds
Sunrise 6:08am
Sunset 8:10pm
Clouds
236 CFS Pineville Gauge
185 CFS Dam Release

Yesterday's Report

August 13, 2022

A half dozen anglers took advantage of a truly beautiful day and joined us on the run today. "Small fry" is all that was reported. An early morning angler fished until mid-morning and did see any evidence of what he was looking for and that was the same report of a couple season pass holders that fished the early evening hours. One did report that while looking downriver for any tell tale sign, he noticed significant splashing in the shallows downstream form his location. He got very excited and then disappointed (sort of) to realize that what he was witnessing were three deer splashing across the river!!!
 
Flow from the dam remains at 185 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 240 cfs.

Clear

67° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:07am

Sunset: 8:11pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

August 12, 2022

Typical of this time of the year, there have been isolated salmon caught upriver already - today, two guests fished the run - one fished the center section during the morning into very early afternoon, but did not either see or hook into any fish - the other guest saw a solitary salmon splashing upriver this morning, took a break during the afternoon, and came back in the early evening to try again, without any luck - CFS at the dam 185, CFS at the Pineville gauge 240 - alternating periods of overcast and (mostly) clear skies meant bright sunshine most of the day - temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s most of the day, with cooling breezes - overnight low will be 50 degrees - tomorrow will be sunny, high 76 degrees, winds 5 to 10 mph - the good news in the next week is that daytime temperatures will be in the mid 70s, overnight lows will be low 60s, and there is a 39% - 41% chance of rain Monday through Thursday - other than biological imperatives, cooling temperatures, overcast and rain, are two of the three general triggers for salmon to enter the river - now we need increased water flow as the last trigger . . .
 
we have made the nine month seasons passes, for those passholders who had acceptable pictures uploaded to their accounts - you may pick those up on your first visit - if you are a season pass holder (nine or 6.5 months) please check your accounts to ensure that you have a passport quality picture uploaded (head and shoulders only, full on, face illuminated, no hat, no sunglasses, plain background) as this is the picture we will use to print your pass - please, no "action photos" as we generally cannot use those

Clear

71° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:06am

Sunset: 8:13pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

August 11, 2022

Although a handful of anglers fished the run today, the consensus was a slow day for smallmouth and no reported salmon sightings either. This mornings water temperature was 69F.

Clear

76° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:04am

Sunset: 8:14pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

August 10, 2022

Cooler temperatures brought four anglers to the run today. A few bass and some Fall fish were the only fish that were brought to hand today. Todays temperatures in the low 70's felt downright comfortable and while a little warmer tomorrow looks to be pleasant as well High of 77 degrees and a mix of clouds and sun. Flow from the dam remains at 185 cfs and the Pineville flow is 244 cfs

Clouds

76° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:03am

Sunset: 8:16pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

August 9, 2022

No guests fished the run today - CFS 185 at the dam, 248 at the Pineville gauge - air temperatures remained in the mid to high 70s all day - an overcast sky, with nice breezes, made for a welcome relief from the brutal heat and humidity combination of the past few weeks . . . the overnight low will be a refreshing 58 degrees, with the forecast for tomorrow as: Partly cloudy skies. High 77F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
 
The Estuary Lodge will very soon be opening up for booking 12 through 15 September - please call us should you be interested in booking this lodge
 
if you are having difficulty obtaining online daily access fishing passes, for the day(s) you wish to fish, here are some potential workarounds:
 
please note that we begin sales of online daily access fishing passes, for the forthcoming season, in mid-January of each year - please plan accordingly;
 
continue to monitor our website for the day(s) desired as, on occasion, individuals surrender their pass(es) and we post them back to the website;
 
renting an available DSR lodge allows you to purchase daily access fishing passes, up to the number of lodge guests, from the day of check-in through the day of check-out;
 
obtaining the services of a DSR guide will enable you to purchase daily access fishing pass(es) up to the maximum number of the guided party, for the day(s) the party is being guided;
 
you may want to research the benefits of a season pass, the greatest of which is guaranteed access every day that the pass is active, as well as four coupons each season that guarantee access for up to four guests, who may purchase daily access fishing passes for a reduced amount;
 
we will have limited opportunities for walk-up full, and afternoon only, daily access fishing passes - on the day(s) you wish to fish, be here at our posted opening time and obtain a numbered ticket (similar to the one you would obtain at the barber shop or any other location where there is an abundance of first-come, first-served, customers) at the kiosk located in front of our Ticket Office - after we have processed all categories of guests, we will determine if there are any tickets remaining (no-shows) and issue any available.

Clouds

69° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:02am

Sunset: 8:17pm

248 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

August 8, 2022

One angler hit the run early to beat the heat and the rain and unfortunately it seems it was too hot - even for the fish! The morning water temperature was 75F. We had a brief down pour mid afternoon that left a few puddles in the parking lot but skies are already clearing.

Clouds

78° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:01am

Sunset: 8:19pm

322 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

August 7, 2022

There were no guests on the run today - CFS is 750 at the dam (dropping to 350 at 6 PM tonight), CFS at the Pineville gauge is 770 - a cloudy day to start, temperature in the mid-70s, changed to clear skies, 94 degrees, little breeze . . . tonight the temperature falls back to 73 degrees, with the forecast for tomorrow as: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Potential for heavy rainfall. High 84F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Clouds

89° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:00am

Sunset: 8:20pm

770 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

August 6, 2022

We had two anglers join us at the crack of dawn ( a good idea given the high temperatures forecast) and they fished until noon with little success. Tomorrow looks to be another hot one with temperatures going into the mid and upper 80's with high humidity and possible thunderstorms in spots.
 
The flow from the dam is at 750 cfs where it will stay until 6:00 PM tomorrow evening at which point it will drop to 350 cfs. Current flow at Pineville is 777 cfs. Be safe out there

Clouds

90° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:59am

Sunset: 8:21pm

777 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

August 5, 2022

There were no guests fishing today - CFS at the dam is 750, at the Pineville gauge is 408 - our day was overcast to partly cloudy, weak sunshine, 77 degrees this morning, ramping up to 88 degrees as of this report, humid, very light breezes - overnight low will be 69 degrees - forecast for tomorrow is: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Clear

86° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:58am

Sunset: 8:22pm

408 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

August 4, 2022

Clouds

83° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:57am

Sunset: 8:24pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

August 3, 2022

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Clouds

86° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:56am

Sunset: 8:25pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

August 2, 2022

Clouds

76° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:54am

Sunset: 8:26pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

August 1, 2022

One angler stretched his legs and had the run to himself all morning. While the fishing was fairly quiet (1 smallmouth bass reported), the scenery did not disappoint. Now that August is here and salmon season is on our doorstep, we can begin counting the days until the first salmon is caught! Will it be you?

Clear

85° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:53am

Sunset: 8:27pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

July 31, 2022

Three anglers joined us on the run today and all reported getting into a few bass (mostly on the small side). A slight breeze kept things tolerable today and tomorrow looks to be a bit warmer with temperatures forecast into the mid-80's. Water from the dam remains at the 185 flow and the flow at Pineville is currently 244 cfs

Clouds

80° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:52am

Sunset: 8:29pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 30, 2022

There were no guests on the run today - CFS 185 at the dam, 252 at the Pineville gauge - forecast for tonight is low of 59 degrees - forecast for tomorrow is: intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 82F. Winds light and variable.

Clear

75° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:51am

Sunset: 8:30pm

252 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

July 29, 2022

No anglers to report today, but we do have another job opportunity! The DSR housekeeping team is looking to add more staff for the upcoming salmon season. If you, or someone you know might be interested, please apply! https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/jobs/  

Clear

79° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:50am

Sunset: 8:31pm

260 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

July 28, 2022

The threat of strong thunderstorms kept all anglers off the run for the day today. We ended up with only a few heavy rain showers this afternoon and skies have since cleared. The morning water temperature was 71F.

Clouds

80° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:49am

Sunset: 8:32pm

260 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 26, 2022

Two anglers hit the run but didn't have much to report after being on the water just a short amount of time. The morning water temperature was 68F and the cooler air temperature coupled with a light breeze made for a very pleasant day!

Clouds

76° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:47am

Sunset: 8:34pm

295 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 25, 2022

One angler fished the first part of the day and while the water was a bit stained from last nights rain, he was able to land two decent sized smallmouth bass in the lower end of the run. The water flows continue to drop, reaching 285cfs as of this morning.

Clear

74° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:46am

Sunset: 8:35pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

July 24, 2022

No guests joined us on the run today - CFS at the dam will be 750 until 6 PM tonight, then is scheduled to drop to 350 - CFS at the Pineville gauge is 821 - our day started overcast, 71 degrees, calm, dry - skies alternated between heavy overcast and partly cloudy, we got up to a high of 89 degrees, winds remained light - tonight's forecast is "Thunderstorms...some strong, especially early. Storms could contain damaging winds. Low near 70F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%." while the forecast for tomorrow is "Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then becoming sunny late. High around 75F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%."

Clouds

83° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:45am

Sunset: 8:36pm

821 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 23, 2022

Hot weather and higher water kept most anglers off the run today. Two anglers joined us early when it was not as hot and left early and a couple more came late in the afternoon and just "played around for an hour or so. Water will start dropping tomorrow evening and tomorrow looks to be another scorcher. Stay cool and safe

Clouds

90° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:44am

Sunset: 8:37pm

836 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 21, 2022

Clear

81° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:42am

Sunset: 8:39pm

295 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

Reminder

July 19, 2022

Clouds

85° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:40am

Sunset: 8:40pm

268 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 18, 2022

Clouds

78° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:39am

Sunset: 8:41pm

264 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 17, 2022

It was another hot day on the run with temperatures approaching 90 degrees with humidity. The anglers that joined us today all indicated it was a hot one, that they had an enjoyable time with a Fall fish here and there, and pretty good numbers of bass (to 16 inches) were reported by anglers that sweated it out this afternoon. Tomorrow's forecast suggests a break in the pattern with highs a good ten degrees cooler, clouds, and rain in the forecast. That'll feel great!

Clouds

87° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:38am

Sunset: 8:42pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 16, 2022

CFS at the dam 185 (until 21st), 240 at the Pineville gauge - the air temperature started at 64 degrees and climbed to 86 degrees, an overcast sky cleared up to brilliant sunshine, breezes have been light and somewhat cooling - we had seven guests on the run today, all focused on catching only Fallfish - tonight's air temperature will drop back to 61 degrees - tomorrow's forecast is: Partly cloudy skies. High 87F. Winds light and variable.

Clouds

84° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:37am

Sunset: 8:43pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 15, 2022

One fisherman had the run to himself this afternoon and kept busy covering ground throughout the run. He was able to get into a number of small mouth bass, as well as fallfish and Rockbass. The morning water temperature was 67F.

Clouds

80° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:37am

Sunset: 8:43pm

236 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 14, 2022

A few season passholders hit the run early this morning hoping to beat the heat of the day and landed a half dozen smallmouth bass between the three of them. Lake water levels continue to decline, revealing gravel bars in the lowermost portion of the run. The morning water temp of 68F rose to 72F by midday.  

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Clear

76° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:36am

Sunset: 8:44pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

Reminder

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July 13, 2022

Clouds

78° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:35am

Sunset: 8:45pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 12, 2022

Clear

75° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:34am

Sunset: 8:45pm

248 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

July 11, 2022

Another warm day with temperatures creeping into the upper 80's.  A handful of anglers joined us early in the day, trying to beat the heat.  Mostly all reporting solid small mouth action.  One of our veteran pass holders, reported having a much better day today than the days passed.  Maybe with a bit of water, they decided to poke their noses back in from the estuary.  Water temperatures began around 67 F today, and were a reported 72 F by mid day today.    

Clear

86° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:33am

Sunset: 8:46pm

346 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

Reminder

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July 10, 2022

CFS at the dam 750, will drop to 350 tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge 770 - first thing this morning the air temperature was 55 degrees, and heated up to 82 degrees over the day - skies alternated between cloudy and mostly clear, with brilliant sunshine - cooling, light breezes - no guests joined us on the run today - forecast for tonight is a low of 59 degrees - forecast for tomorrow is: Partly cloudy skies. High near 85F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Clouds

78° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:32am

Sunset: 8:46pm

770 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 9, 2022

There were 4 anglers on the run today, the higher water proved challenging with one angler landing 6 Smallmouths ranging from 1 to 2 pounds. The Wall hole was most productive area for this guest. The water level will remain at 750CFS until 6 pm on the 10th, at that time the level will go down to 350CFS.    

Clear

72° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:32am

Sunset: 8:47pm

777 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

Reminder

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July 8, 2022

The run went unfished today and the water flows are set to increase again tonight at 10PM to 750cfs.  

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Clouds

78° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:31am

Sunset: 8:47pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 7, 2022

A lone angler fished the first part of the day and was able to land 3 smallmouth bass swinging flies. While they weren't monsters, they still put up a good fight! He reported morning water temps at 65F which increased to 69F by midday. Water flows will increase tonight to 350cfs at 10PM.

Clouds

79° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:30am

Sunset: 8:47pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 6, 2022

One angler had the run to himself this morning and while he enjoyed the scenery, he reported very slow activity from smallmouth bass.  The morning water temp was 68F and rose to 70F by midday. A reminder that a whitewater release is scheduled for this coming weekend, water flows will increase to 750cfs on Saturday and Sunday (7/9-7/10).

Clear

75° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:30am

Sunset: 8:48pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

July 5, 2022

Rain

69° / Rain

Sunrise: 5:29am

Sunset: 8:48pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

July 3, 2022

CFS 185 at the dam, 240 at the Pineville gauge - air temperature started at 64 degrees this morning, climbing to 77 degrees over the day - clear skies and brilliant sunshine first thing this morning lasted until noon, then gradually showed clouds on the far horizon by late afternoon - warm and light breezes - water temperatures climbed from 67 degrees to 72 degrees by noon - three guests joined us on the run, fishing until noon - two were unsuccessful in brining any fish to hand, with the last bring three moderate sized Smallmouth Bass to hand - the forecast for tonight: A mostly clear sky. Low near 55F. Winds light and variable - the forecast for tomorrow: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 79F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Clear

74° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:28am

Sunset: 8:49pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

July 2, 2022

Early morning showers and overcast skies gave way by mid-day to sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70's. I very nice day for the beginning of the fourth of July weekend. We had a half dozen anglers fish the run today and while they indicated having an enjoyable outing, there was little action to speak of. Water flow from the dam remains at 185 cfs and the Pineville flow is currently 260 cfs.

Clouds

80° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:27am

Sunset: 8:49pm

260 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

July 1, 2022

It was hot and humid on the run with a morning water temperature of 65F. The weekend looks more mild with temps in the mid 70s. A reminder to all our anglers, DSR will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Clouds

88° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:27am

Sunset: 8:49pm

236 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 30, 2022

Another pair of anglers joined us for a day on the run and reported a smallmouth (first cast!) and an enjoyable day on the run. Air and water temps are on the rise as we finish up June and head into the Independence Day holiday weekend. Bring the family and enjoy a day exploring the river and trails during our quiet time of year - the calm before the salmon storm!

Clouds

82° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:26am

Sunset: 8:49pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 29, 2022

A bit of a relief from the heat today, with temperatures remaining in the low 70's for most of the day, with a fair amount of overcast for about half of the day.  Water temperatures this morning were recorded at 64 F, and creeping up to 70 F.  Fish activity was rather quiet today, for the two anglers that joined us.  One angler joined us for a morning outing, which lasted into the early afternoon, reporting just a handful of bass today, less than his normal.  Another angler joined us for a few hours echoing our other angler's report today.  They just didn't seem to be there today, or if they were, they weren't too hungry.

Clouds

68° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:26am

Sunset: 8:49pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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June 28, 2022

CFS at the dam 185 (forecasted through 30 June), CFS at Pineville is 252 - air temperature this morning 62 degrees, climbing to only 74 degrees at close of business - heavy overcast this morning gradually cleared up into bluebird skies and brilliant sunshine, with gentle, warm, breezes throughout the day - water temperature started at 63 degrees and ticked up to 68 degrees by early afternoon - one guest joined us today, starting early and angling only into the early afternoon - he was able to hook into a handful of very small Smallmouth Bass - overnight low will be 55 degrees, the forecast for Wednesday is: "Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 73F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph."

Clear

71° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:25am

Sunset: 8:49pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 27, 2022

CFS at the dam 185 (forecasted through 30 June), CFS at Pineville is 264 - air temperature this morning a nice 70 degrees, climbing to only 74 degrees at close of business - mostly clear skies, brilliant sunshine, gentle breezes graduated to warm winds this afternoon - water temperature started at 69 degrees and ticked up to 74 degrees by noon - initially the water was stained from heavy overnight rains, but that cleared up soon enough - one guest joined us today, starting early and angling only into the early afternoon - he was able to hook into a handful of scrappy, medium sized, Smallmouth Bass - his time on the river was enhanced by sightings of Bald Eagles, and Osprey, a doe and her new fawn, and some birds newly migrated into the area - overnight low will be 57 degrees, the forecast for Tuesday is: "Partly cloudy skies. High around 70F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph."

Clear

70° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:25am

Sunset: 8:49pm

264 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 26, 2022

Clouds

90° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:24am

Sunset: 8:49pm

459 CFS Pineville Gauge

400 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 25, 2022

A day with clear skies, little breeze, and rather warm with temperatures in the mid-80's. I guess it's just that time of year. Water temperature was not taken today, but with the temperatures that we had today and overnight, I would assume that they remained in the mid-to high 60's (as they were yesterday).
 
We had several anglers join us today that indicated that they had a good day (giving me the "thumbs up" from across the parking lot).
 
Tomorrows weather looks to be very similar to today but with temperatures perhaps a slight bit warmer.
 
Water flow will remain at 400 cfs from the dam until 6:00 PM tomorrow at which point it will start heading down to 185 cfs on Monday. Current flow at Pineville is a very manageable 464 cfs

Clouds

88° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:24am

Sunset: 8:49pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

400 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 24, 2022

CFS at the dam is 200 (will go up to 400 tonight), 260 at the Pineville gauge - air temperature started at 64 degrees, and climbed to 79 degrees over the day - generally partly cloudy to cloudless blue skies with brilliant sunshine, just recently clouding back over, and a light breeze all day - water temperatures started at 65 degrees and climbed to 70 degrees - two guests joined us this morning - one reported four Smallmouth Bass in the 19" range, the other reported five bass in the same range - tonight it will fall to 57 degrees - the forecast for tomorrow is "Generally sunny. High 84F. Winds light and variable."

Clear

80° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:24am

Sunset: 8:49pm

260 CFS Pineville Gauge

200 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 23, 2022

Clouds

75° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:49pm

252 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 22, 2022

Clouds

82° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:49pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 21, 2022

We've hit that summer stride with low water flows and routine visits from our 'regulars' with a few new anglers mixed in. Enjoyable scenery and a few tugs on the line from some feisty smallmouth make even a short visit worth the trip. Water temps remain refreshing and in the low to mid 60s.

Clouds

77° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:49pm

244 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

June 20, 2022

One angler enjoyed having the run to himself this morning and was able to get into a handful of smallmouth during his half day on the water. Water flows remain at base flows of 185cfs, but be aware that there will be a bump in flows to 400cfs this weekend for a whitewater release.

Clear

72° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:49pm

268 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 19, 2022

There were no guests at DSR today. We hope that all fathers out there had a great day today! CFS is 185 at the dam (until 22 June), 277 at the Pineville gauge - a chilly 49 degree start to our day culminated with a high of 68 degrees - we had clear skies and brilliant sunshine since dawn, and the winds were rather stiff all day - the overnight low will be 47 degrees, and the forecast for tomorrow is "partly cloudy skies. High 69F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph."

Clear

65° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:48pm

277 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 18, 2022

With temperatures in the 50's for the better part of the day, it is hard to imagine that many parts of the country are suffering from a heat wave. Cool temperatures and wind kept most anglers away today and those few anglers that fished the run indicated that they had little success.
Flow from the dam had dropped to 185 cfs and the flow at Pineville is 281 cfs

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:48pm

281 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 17, 2022

One angler enjoyed a pleasant afternoon on the Run, hooking into nearly double digits of smallmouth bass. Wind made things a little tricky but made for a more pleasant day temperature-wise than yesterday. Water flows continue to drop and will reach minimum base summer flows of 185cfs at 9pm tonight.

Clouds

76° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:48pm

408 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 16, 2022

We had a real taste of summer today, hot and muggy with a threat for strong thunderstorms. The run went unfished but we were still busy in the office preparing for the upcoming salmon season, its hard to believe its just a few short months away!

Clouds

83° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:47pm

609 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 15, 2022

A beautiful, and hot start to the day, and things only got hotter. One angler joined us early morning, to try his hand on a low pressure day, with the run to himself. He managed just about a dozen small mouth today, indicating a great morning. He was able to get off the weather, before what appeared to be some impending weather, that eventually passed. Water temperatures today started around 63 F, and reach a recorded 69 F by high sun today.

Clouds

73° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:47pm

628 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 14, 2022

Just a couple of anglers joined us early morning to take advantage of the great conditions. Both anglers indicated getting into a few bass, specifically smaller adolescents, in their short outings. Each of the anglers fishing a different method; both with the same results today.

Clouds

67° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:47pm

609 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 13, 2022

Water flows continue to drop and we had a few anglers came out to try their hand on the run. They each got into a few smallmouth during the few hours they fished. The early morning water temperature was 62F, which increased to 64F by midday.

Clear

72° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:46pm

628 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 12, 2022

Just a few sprinkles (so far) today. The past couple of days we have been able to avoid any significant rainfall which might suggest that the water levels might be coming down pretty soon. Check https://www.safewaters.com later this evening for any update.
 
We had several anglers fished the run today and all were able to get into smallmouth with varied results. So if you have been wondering: "Are the smallmouth still around?", the answer is yes.

Clouds

74° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:46pm

836 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 11, 2022

Another beautiful day on the run with little wind, sunshine, and temperatures in the low to mid-70's. The water remained at 750 cfs from the dam which made fishing a little challenging, but our half dozen anglers were able to get into decent numbers of smallmouth bass with one group of three anglers indicating that they "had a great day". Water temperature went from 61 degrees early to 64 by mid-day.

Clouds

75° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:45pm

867 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 10, 2022

Flows are subsiding

A handful of anglers joined us today, taking advantage of the drop in water flows after the recent rain. All anglers were rewarded with a smallmouth on the line, some managed to entice more than a few. We enjoyed bluebird skies but the wind still presented a challenge, especially in the lower end of the run. Water flows were 61F at 8am, and bumped up to 65F at 12noon. Looks like its shaping up to be a nice weekend, come join us!

Clear

70° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:45pm

890 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 9, 2022

CFS at the dam dropped from 1600 to 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge dropped from 1800 to 929 - no guests fished the run today - overnight low will be 52 degrees, forecast for tomorrow is: Partly cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:44pm

929 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 8, 2022

Two anglers had the run to themselves, taking advantage of a great partly cloudy, calm and cool day.  Both anglers were able to hook into a few bath, and each landing at least one bass.  Things are still a bit tough, with the water being up.  The recorded water temperature this morning was 63 F reaching around 65 at high sun. Given the amount of rain, the dam release is scheduled to increase to 1500 CFS for the day tomorrow.  Please check SAFEWATERS for updated release information, if you're planning on fishing tomorrow.

Clouds

73° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:43pm

978 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 7, 2022

With a dry start to the day, another three veteran anglers got after it, before all of this rain. Despite the water still being up, and things being less accessible, the fishing seems to be remaining consistent, with some good numbers of bass indicated by our anglers today, again, swinging flies. A fair amount of rain ultimately lead all of our anglers to retreat, and call it a day.

Rain

66° / Rain

Sunrise: 5:24am

Sunset: 8:43pm

953 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

Reminder

June 6, 2022

Couldn't beat the weather today. A couple of well seasoned anglers joined us on the run, taking advantage of the low pressure and beautiful day.  Two of these anglers spent a majority of the day down on the run, having fun experimenting, swinging flies, getting into just a few smallmouth.  Another angler swinging flies, brought a half dozen smallmouth to hand himself, with some dry flies!  I'd say, a fun day for all anglers.

Clouds

70° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:24am

Sunset: 8:43pm

929 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

June 5, 2022

CFS at the dam 500, at the Pineville gauge 634, air temperatures started at 46 degrees this morning, peaking at 77 degrees - water temperature was a relatively cool 58 degrees first thing this morning - we had a total of three adults and a youth as guests on the run today - all the adults were able to bring Smallmouth Bass to hand, with the high rod reporting 8 / 12, all moderate sized - the young man was able to learn how to fish and add to his experience reservoir - forecast for tonight is a low of 55 degrees, with tomorrow's forecast as follows: "Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 80F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph."

Clear

75° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:24am

Sunset: 8:41pm

634 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 4, 2022

A beautiful, but somewhat chilly day today. Temperatures in the low 60's felt downright brisk after the heat wave of the recent past. Other matters must have taken precedent today as the run went unfished. Water level is still a bit high at 500 cfs out of the dam (through midnight) and currently 654 cfs at Pineville. Overnight low's in the mid-40's should cool the water down nicely and the weather for tomorrow looks to be sunny and highs in the lower 70's

Clear

64° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:25am

Sunset: 8:41pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 3, 2022

Not too hot, not too cold, today was just right.  Surprisingly enough, just a couple of anglers took advantage of the day, and joined us on the water. With a release of 500 CFS from the dam, and a reported 700 CFS at the Pineville gauge, things are still a bit high than usual for anglers, but manageable for some.    

Clear

73° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:25am

Sunset: 8:40pm

700 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 2, 2022

Heavy rains and high flows kept the run unfished today. The good news is flows are dropping, from 1,000cfs at 10am, down to 500cfs at 8PM tonight. We've got a  mild stretch ahead with little rain and plenty of sun. A great time to explore, and bring the family along!

Clouds

70° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:25am

Sunset: 8:39pm

1370 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

June 1, 2022

Quite a gloomy day to start off June! Needless to say, with the impending weather, the run went un fished.  I’m sure the fish appreciated a bit of a break.

Rain

69° / Rain

Sunrise: 5:26am

Sunset: 8:38pm

756 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

May 31, 2022

After a few days of some seriously beautiful and warm weather, it's safe to say the river has officially turned into a warm bath.  Flows are still up, with a release of 500 CFS and a reported 622 CFS at the Pineville gauge.  Temperatures this morning were a recorded 64 F, and getting up to 68 F, by mid day. We will see some thunderstorms tonight, and things cooling off a little bit with thunderstorms and rain for a greater part of the day tomorrow.  Anglers that joined us today, reported a rather quiet outing with just a few bass reported.

Clouds

87° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:26am

Sunset: 8:37pm

622 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 30, 2022

Clearing skies and temperatures in the the low 70's made for a beautiful day on the run. Only about a half dozen angers joined us on the run today without a great deal of success and by mid-afternoon most had left to commemorate Memorial Day with family and friends. Water from the dam has remained at 500 cfs throughout the day and will remain at that level until midnight

Sunny Skies

85° / Sunny Skies

Sunrise: 5:27 am

Sunset: 8:27 pm

647 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

sunny

May 29, 2022

Initially, the CFS at the dam was supposed to be 750, until midnight yesterday, then drop to 185 just after midnight - however, guests fishing the run reported that the flow this morning had not dropped noticeably - our periodic checks of the flow verified that the most recent flow at the dam was, in fact, 500 (as of 2 PM today and projected out until midnight tomorrow) - CFS at the Pineville gauge is currently 851 - our air temperature started at 55 degrees this morning, and rose to 77 degrees as of 4 PM - water temperature started at 60 degrees first thing this morning, and rose to 64 degrees by noon - our hazy skies cleared up to blue skies and sunshine which, with the slight breezes, made for an absolutely beautiful day to be out and fishing the run - we had a total of seven guests who joined us, arriving early and trickling in through the afternoon - one guest, who came in late and left early after just a couple of hours, was very pleased with the six Smallmouth Bass he was able to bring to hand, as well as a bonus (small) Atlantic Salmon - a guide and his companion were able to bring three bass to hand, even though they were only practicing their casting techniques (must have been effective techniques . . . ) - our other guests were also able to bring to hand a few bass as well - our overnight low will be 58 degrees - the forecast for tomorrow is "Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 83F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph" - tomorrow is Memorial Day - it has been often said that the cost of freedom is not "for free" . . . all too often the cost is too high . . . and that cost is paid daily by our veterans and servicemembers - please take a moment to thank veterans and servicemembers for their service and personal sacrifices, and to remember those who are no longer with us - "Thank you!".

Clouds

75° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:28 am

Sunset: 8:36 pm

851 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 28, 2022

Clouds, drizzle, and fog for the better part of the morning gave way to clearing skies and pleasant sunshine in the afternoon. The water level was raised to 750 cfs from the dam and that (combined with the Memorial Day Weekend activities) may have contributed to keeping anglers off of the run today. Only a couple anglers fished the run and I was unable to obtain a status report from them.
 
Tomorrow looks to be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and a high of 74 degrees.

Clear

69° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:29 am

Sunset: 8:35 pm

945 CFS Pineville Gauge

752 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

May 27, 2022

A few rain showers this morning didn't deter a couple eager anglers from hitting the run early this morning and they were rewarded with plenty of smallmouth bass on the line. This afternoon brought heavy rains and chased those anglers off the run, but tomorrow is a new day and things should dry out by midday.

Rain

66° / Rain

Sunrise: 5:29am

Sunset: 8:34pm

264 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

May 26, 2022

A quiet day for the run today going unfished.  It sure looked like we were going to see some rain, but it seems like we're saving that for a little later tonight, and for the entirety of tomorrow, into Saturday morning. Water temperatures this morning were a recorded 60 F. We'll see what things look like after this push of rain.

Clouds

79° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:30am

Sunset: 8:33pm

232 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 25, 2022

Again, we really couldn't ask for a nicer day.  Just a bit warmer than yesterday, warming up the water a bit today. The recorded water temperature this morning here on the run was 58 F, climbing to 61 F.  The bass sure seemed to like it.  With a bit warmer water, our pass holders noted some extra fight in them today.  Both of the anglers that joined us today were able to bring at least a few to hand. One did a little better than the other, to include a few around 18"+.  Nevertheless , another great morning on the water for both of theses anglers, swinging flies.

Clouds

75° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:30am

Sunset: 8:32pm

236 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 24, 2022

65 degrees and partly cloudy.  I’m not sure you could ask for a nicer day to be on the water.  A quiet morning for the run, with just one angler, finishing up early afternoon reporting a couple of bass in his outing.  He did also note, he brought a steelhead to hand yesterday.  They haven’t been gone long, but we all miss them already.  It’s certainly nice to see a few still in the mix.  This afternoon, a group of anglers joined us for a few hours, and cleaned up with a count of 26 bass between them.  They sure weren’t messing around!  Think you could top 26 smallmouth bass down here on the run?!

Clouds

70° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:31am

Sunset: 8:31pm

240 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 24, 2022

Fishing Report May 23, 2022

CFS 185 at the dam, 248 at Pineville - air temperatures started at 52 degrees and climbed to only 65 degrees - generally overcast, occasional weak sunshine, light winds - five guests joined us on the run, reporting continued action with Smallmouth Bass, somewhat smaller than the average lately - overnight low will be 46 degrees, forecast for tomorrow is: "Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 70F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph."

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:31am

Sunset: 8:31pm

247 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 22, 2022

Cooler temperatures than the past several days made fishing much more enjoyable. Sunshine in the morning gave way this afternoon to rain, drizzle, and foggy conditions. The fishing pressure was very light this afternoon and we only had a few guests take advantage of what is still an excellent Smallmouth bass fishery.
Water from the dam remains at 185 cfs and the flow at Pineville is currently 256 cfs.

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:33 am

Sunset: 8:30 pm

256 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 19, 2022

Rain and Fog today

Scattered rain showers and periods of fog dominated today but we still had a few guests join us hoping to get a late dropback on the line. Two of our guests fished the first half of the day with streamers and nymphs and got into a number of smallmouth bass and missed one steelhead. The 8am water temperature was 55F.

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:35am

Sunset: 8:26pm

260 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 18, 2022

Another cool day today, with temperatures remaining in the 50's, not much overcast in the earlier part of the day making things a bit tough for the duo that joined us.  Water temperatures were up a couple of degrees from yesterday, with this morning's temperature recorded at 52 F, and a recorded temperature of 56 F this afternoon.  Each angler covering quite a bit of water, the angling duo went bass for bass today, with 3 to hand, each.  We will see a bit more overcast tomorrow with a bit of rain expected tonight, into tomorrow morning.

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:36am

Sunset: 8:25pm

256 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 17, 2022

Some sun after quite a gloomy day yesterday.  But along with that sun, we got some serious wind today.  Constant gusts made it terribly difficult for the couple of anglers that joined us on the run.  Although difficult, these guests were rewarded for their perseverance with a handful of bass. Water temperatures recorded again today at 57 F.  Forecasts for the remainder of the week are looking a little rough at the moment.  It's going to be a cold and rainy close to the week.

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:37am

Sunset: 8:24pm

273 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 16, 2022

Needless to say, with the impending weather today, the run was rather quiet. Not quite the storm expected but, certainly nice to cool things off a bit.

Clear

70° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:37am

Sunset: 8:24pm

286 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

thunderstorm

Rain

May 15, 2022

A little less heat, and a whole lot more sunshine with temperatures hovering around 70 F today.  Surprisingly, just about a half dozen anglers joined us on the run.  The anglers we were able to catch up with both indicated plenty of small mouth action, with a bonus steelhead in the mix for one lucky angler.  Water temperatures were a recorded 62 F this morning and approached 64 F mid afternoon.  Forecasted temperatures seem to be hanging between 60 and 80 F for the upcoming week.  As for tomorrow, hold onto your hats.  Tomorrow's forecast calls for variable clouds with strong thunderstorms. Damaging winds, large hail and possibly a tornado with some storms. High 71F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Clouds

79° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:39am

Sunset: 8:22pm

264 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 14, 2022

Nearly identical to yesterday, a half dozen guests enjoyed playing with a good number of small mouth bass. No steelhead were reported. It looks like our current heat wave and dry weather will start to change this evening into tomorrow with some thunderstorms in the forecast and cooler weather behind them. The dam release continues at 185cfs and the Pineville gauge reports 252cfs.

Clouds

81° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:40am

Sunset: 8:21pm

252 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 13, 2022

Another bright, sunny and rather hot day that saw about a half dozen anglers fish the run. A large one lost was the Steelhead action for the day, but there are still plenty of Smallmouth to keep things interesting. A couple of anglers were able to get into double-digit smallies with a couple in the five pound category. Tomorrow won't be quite as warm with some thunderstorms in spots during the afternoon

Clouds

82° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:42 am

Sunset: 8:20 pm

252 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

sunny

May 11, 2022

A little warmer than t has been lately with temperatures nearing 80 degrees which caused the water temperatures to go from 55 early to 61 degrees by noon. Only a couple of season pass holders joined us today with one getting into some small mouth bass and the other having a great day by bringing three Steelhead to hand while swinging flies. He was happy, to say the least!
Water from the dam remains at 185 cfs and at Pineville the flow is 264 cfs

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:44 am

Sunset: 8:18 pm

185 CFS Pineville Gauge

264 CFS Dam Release

auto

May 9, 2022

An absolutely beautiful day on the run today. The kind we wait for throughout a sometimes difficult winter. About a half of a dozen anger decided to join us today and while I didn't have the opportunity to talk with all of them, those that reported indicated an excellent day for both Steelhead and Smallmouth bass. One extremely happy Season Pass Holder had a great day going 2 for 4 with some strong and beautiful Steelhead and was able to get into some bass as well. Add the spectacular environment and you have a day to remember for a long time. Water is warming up a bit; starting at 52 degrees this morning and 59 degrees by noon.
 
Water from the dam remains at 185 cfs and currently at Pineville it is 273 cfs

Clear

69° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:47 am

Sunset: 8:16 pm

185 CFS Pineville Gauge

273 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

May 7, 2022

It was a beautiful day at the Douglaston Salmon Run and about a dozen anglers took advantage of the excellent conditions. Most anglers were able to get into Steelhead today. Ones and twos for the most part with a couple anglers doing better than that and a couple anglers striking out with Steelhead, but being very satisfied with the Smallmouth bass success that they had. One fortunate angler was even able to bring an Atlantic to hand. Not a huge one (maybe in the 4-5 lb range) "but everyone is a great one."
 
Flow from the dam remains at 185 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 290 cfs.

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:49 am

Sunset: 8:13 pm

290 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

auto

Sunny

April 29, 2022

A beautiful day! But, not particularly warm as many of us hoped.  Soon enough.  Seems like just the other day we were looking at flows over 1,000 CFS down here, but as suspected, we'll be all the way down to 285 CFS tomorrow.  With flows today at 350 CFS from the dam, it's certainly enabled some of our anglers to stretch their legs and cover some ground.  Today was a toss up. Seemed like most of our fly fishing anglers got into a few feisty steelhead, while others reported easy double digit action on some FAT small mouth bass.  Either way, it's a bent rod!

Clear

49° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:59am

Sunset: 8:03pm

519 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 25, 2022

Another beautiful spring day in the 70’s! Hard to believe Tug Hill received a foot of snow last week. Like yesterday, the bite was better before the sun got high on the water, strong winds also made casting difficult. Anglers continue to catch steelhead using multiple techniques. Those guests using larger flies or lures are seeing more success catching both steelhead and smallmouth bass than anglers using eggs or beads. As predicted in yesterday’s report, the water continued to warm today. Around 8am the water was 48 degrees and increased to 52 degrees by 1pm. With these types of water temperatures, steelhead tend to gravitate to faster water. With ¼” of rain forecasted for tonight, the flowcast shows the dam release will continue at 1,200 cfs through midnight tomorrow 4/26. The Pineville gauge currently reports 1,450cfs. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for cloudy skies and a chance of a shower with a high of 50 degrees, winds West at 10-15mph.

Clouds

67° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:05am

Sunset: 7:59pm

1450 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 22, 2022

Improving weather and improving fishing

Blue skies dominated today and although there was a breeze, it was nothing like the last few days. One of our busiest days in the last week, anglers we spoke with indicated things were on the up tick, reports of 2/3, 2/5 and several who noted they landed 'a few'. The morning water temp of 43F rose to 48F by midday. Please note; water flows are scheduled to increase to 1200cfs at 7pm tonight.

Clear

54° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:10am

Sunset: 7:55pm

1160 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 21, 2022

The weather wasn't great today, with fairly constant light misty rain. But for fishing conditions, you couldn't ask for much better overcast.  Temperatures stayed mid 40's today, and minimal wind compared to the past few days.  Many of the anglers today, again returning from the past few days.  Seems like the fishing is just about as good as yesterday.  A fish or two reported by most anglers.  With a 750 CFS release from the dam, the Pineville gauge reading 1220 CFS for most of the day, means this run off most likely doubling the output of the dam by the time it sees us down here on the bottom end. Hopefully things will start to dry out here over the weekend, with a low probability of rain in the forecast.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:12am

Sunset: 7:54pm

1210 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

April 20, 2022

Temperatures creeped up a little bit today, but could have fooled me because it sure didn't feel much warmer with another day of some serious wind.  Another dozen anglers joined us on the run today, with most having joined us over the past few days.  The fishing seemed much slower for most of the them today.  Water temperatures this morning were a recorded 43 F.   Flows still remain at 750 CFS, but reading a bit higher today at the Pineville gauge with some melt and rain in the mix.  Crossing our fingers for some warmer and less windy weather, as we close in on the weekend.

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:13am

Sunset: 7:53pm

1220 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

April 19, 2022

Snowy and Windy

We had a number of guests join us today and all expressed the same sentiment - too windy! Snow squalls over night didn't lead to much accumulation, all of which was melted by midday. A small brown and a feisty steelhead were reported, but most of our anglers were driven off because wind made casting difficult. Tomorrow should bring an improvement in both wind and temperatures, a great day to come chase some dropbacks!

Clouds

37° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:15am

Sunset: 7:51pm

1120 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

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April 18, 2022

DSR Fishing Report April 18th, 2022

A pretty decent day overall, except perhaps for the wind. As usual, some guests did better than others but most guests we spoke with got into several fish today. An added bonus was the variety of species caught. Steelhead, Brown trout, and small mouth bass were all represented in our guest's reports. In addition, several methods were successful -nymphing, swinging flies, and float fishing anglers all had success catching multiple fish. The water temperature started at 43 degrees around 8am and ended at 45 degrees around 1pm. The flow cast is forecasted to remain at 750 cfs through tomorrow at midnight. Please use caution if you're headed this way in the morning as Pulaski is forecasted to receive 4-8" of snow through tomorrow at noon.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:16am

Sunset: 7:50pm

1050 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

April 18, 2022

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Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:16am

Sunset: 7:50pm

1040 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 17, 2022

Nothing like a bit of snow, mid April! Temperatures dropped quite a bit last night, leaving us with a pretty good coat of white, which melted by mid day with the bluebird skies.  Overall, a quiet day for the run, with just a handful of anglers joining us early this morning to get some fishing in.  A range of reports from these anglers.  A couple of our regular anglers indicating a pretty good day, especially with the light angling pressure.  But for others, it seemed like a endless battle considering the strong wind today.  With some stability in the release, the fishing seems to be fairly consistent.  Plenty of drop backs being caught at this point.  With the occasional fresh fish in the mix down here.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:18am

Sunset: 7:49pm

1060 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

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April 14, 2022

All the feels today.  Temperatures last night into this morning, were surprisingly warm this morning.  The dozen of anglers started the day off, probably breaking a sweat with temperatures in the upper 60's, but quickly changed by mid-day with a bit of rain and dropping 20 degrees in just a few hours.  A handful of anglers fishing today, having fished the past few days, expressed things were a little quite today.  But the good news, again, it seemed almost all of our anglers were able to get at least one fish.  The posted dam release is currently outdated, but with a current flow of 1060 from the USGS gauge at Pineville, its safe to assume we are still seeing a release of 750 CFS.  With no rhyme or rhythm, we will jut have to wait to see where the release goes from here.  As always, please be sure to check Safe Waters for updates on the Dam Release schedule, in anticipation for any scheduled fishing trips!

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:23am

Sunset: 7:45pm

1060 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

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April 13, 2022

Flying Fish

Regardless of the fish activity, today was quite a comfortable day.  Could have even been just a bit cooler.  Water temperatures this morning were recorded  at 39 F approaching 45 F by the end of the day today.  Don't let it fool you though.  You still need your wool socks. But, you might be able to get away in a t-shirt.  Reports from our anglers indicated a quieter day but nearly everyone was able to get a nice little piece of steel today.  Definitely starting to see plenty of spawned out fish now, bee-lining it right for the lake.  And they certainly don't waste time.  Let the steelhead acrobatics commence.  As if their brute power wasn't enough, now they'll really be throwing their weight around.  Forecasts for the remainder of the week here leave us with some looming rain, which at this time doesn't seem like we will receive a great volume of rain.  Many anglers asking what they might do with the water, given the forecast.  I'd be a rich man if I had the answer to that question!

Clouds

60° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:25am

Sunset: 7:44pm

1070 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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April 12, 2022

Things are drying out

Rain overnight came to an end early this morning and we saw clearing skies as the day progressed. Water temperatures are beginning to warm, starting at 43F this morning and warming to 47F by midday. Anglers picked away during the first part of the day but once skies cleared they really had to work for every bite. Rain and thunderstorms are back in tomorrows forecast, but at least there's no snow in the 10 day!

Clouds

60° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:26am

Sunset: 7:43pm

1110 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

April 11, 2022

Walleye in the S-Turn

It's certainly been a roller coaster over the past week with change after change in the dam release.  Today, a release of 750 CFS.  With fair weather, rather mild temperatures, a little bit of overcast, you can't ask for a much better day to be on the water, let alone steelhead fishing.  Reports that rolled in over the weekend, spread some optimism as we start to approach mid April now.  Water temperatures were recorded at 39 F this morning, reaching 43 F mid day.  From the reports we received today, it certainly wasn't lights out fishing, but most anglers were able to bring in a fish or two.  One of our guides reporting some pretty energetic fish, taking him and his clients for a nice ride from Joss down to the Spring Hole before they could tame it. Good old pink worms! And, another quite an interesting note from our guide; there seem to be an abundance of walleye spawning in the lowest parts of the run here.  Not uncommon to see them towards the estuary at this time of year, always a few caught unknowingly. Crossing our fingers that things will continue to warm, and we don't get too much rain.  It'd be nice to see the same flow for a few days!

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:28am

Sunset: 7:42pm

1110 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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April 10, 2022

Not quite as nice as it was yesterday, weather wise, but we did have half a dozen anglers join us on the run and from the reports that I have received the fishing was pretty good. Finally, the water flow has diminished and continues to be decreased at the dam. From 4500 to 2000, to 1600, 1200 and this morning at 9:30 the flow was dropped to 750 cfs. That definitely helps the fishing.... one for two, a couple two for three (with a nice brown),
three for six and our last anglers off the run late this evening (that tells you something) went ten for twenty two amongst three anglers. Very good when also considering that one was a "first timer". . A guide in a drift boat that fished the Douglaston had numbers in the double digits which indicates to me that the drop back season is getting into full swing.
Flow from the dam is 750 cfs (through midnight Monday) and at Pineville the flow is 1150 cfs

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:28am

Sunset: 7:42pm

1110 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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April 9, 2022

Although the originally posted release was to be 2000 cfs, that was changed and the flow from the dam today was 1600 cfs. It turned out to be a beautiful day with blue skies and temperatures approaching 50, but other than lodge guests, the run went unfished today.
At this hour (4:45 PM) the water release is to be 1600 cfs, but that might well change (as it did last night) and it is recommended to visit the site later this evening. Based on todays weather, the flow may decrease from the scheduled 1600 cfs, but we'll need to wait and see. https://www.safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:28am

Sunset: 7:42pm

1110 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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April 8, 2022

9:00 am Opening Time

5:00 pm Closing Time

DSR Closed for Fishing 4/8/22

DSR remained closed for fishing on Friday 4/8/22 due to high water flows. We will reopen when the dam release drops below 2,000cfs. At this time, the flows are forecasted to remain at 2,000cfs on Saturday 4/9 so DSR will remain closed but will staff the office from 9am-5pm for general office inquiries.

Rain

52° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:33am

Sunset: 7:38pm

2850 CFS Pineville Gauge

2000 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

April 7, 2022

9:00 am Opening Time

5:00 pm Closing Time

DSR Closed for fishing

Water flows from the dam are posted to remain at 4,500cfs through midnight 4/8/22, so DSR will remain closed for fishing again tomorrow, Friday, April 8th. Once water flows drop below 2,000cfs (as posted from the dam), DSR will reopen for fishing. Our office will be staffed from 9am-5pm during this time.

Rain

47° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:35am

Sunset: 7:37pm

4380 CFS Pineville Gauge

4500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

April 6, 2022

Blindsided by a 1900 CFS release this morning, needless to say, things were pretty quiet on the run. Most likely in anticipation of the few inches of rain we have forecasted.  A couple of anglers whom had traveled a distance to get here, certainly made the best of the situation by sticking it out on the water for a majority of the day.  Weather was pleasant! A bit breezy but, good overcast, and comfortable temperatures.  There was no reports of any fish being brought to hand today.  With higher water, things are definitely tricky.  It'll drive you nuts trying to get a good drift in some of the juicy slicks and edges you, just out of reach to get it right.  Presentation at these levels is definitely tough.  No doubt about it.  But, there definitely remains fair opportunity even with all of these limitations.  With fish pushing to the edges, it's just time to look in the spots you wouldn't have looked before.   I'll reference yesterdays post. Would fishing even be fun, if it weren't for all the adversity and challenges we face as anglers? 

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:37am

Sunset: 7:36pm

2260 CFS Pineville Gauge

1900 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

With a scheduled dam release going to a whopping 4,000 CFS, DSR will be closed for fishing tomorrow.

April 5, 2022

Warmer temperatures today, and finally feeling a bit more like spring here.  A few more days of this, and we might just see the water temperatures creep into the 40's.  This morning the recorded water temperature down here was 38 F.  A few anglers reporting the water is still a bit cooler up river toward the upper fly zone.  One of our guides reporting that the reservoir levels are looking surprisingly good, even after this extended high water release.  Today seemed to be a tough day for our anglers, with only a few fish reported being brought to hand, and a few more lost.  These blue bird skies definitely weren't in our favor.  The fish most likely laying low, and tucked away, getting ready to do their thing.  It's been a bit of a lull here, apparently throughout most of the river. Seems like the annual lull though, pre spawning time.  I mean, would fishing even be fun, if it weren't for all of the adversity and challenges we face as anglers?

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:35pm

1040 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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April 1, 2022

Another cool, windy day with some rain and a little snow to start the month off. The weather tonight cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 29F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. For tomorrow except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 42F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Flow out of the Dam will be 750CFS thru 7am 4/2, flow drops to 500CFS from 7am thru 11:59 pm on 4/2. Water temp was 37F at 8am today, up several degrees over yesterday.

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:35pm

1040 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

April 2, 2022

About a dozen anglers fished the run today and most reports indicated that it was pretty tough grind. The water temperature remains around 37 degrees and the fish seem stuck in the "transition stage" (when they are not interested in eating but haven't committed to spawning yet). Most anglers were not able to get into a fish, a couple "hooked one and dropped it", and the most successful angler (that I spoke with) hooked three nd was able to land one (which was an absolute beautiful domestic rainbow).
The water was supposed to go down to 500 cfs today but the power company must have changed their minds as it stayed at 750 cfs and is scheduled to remain there through tomorrow.

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:35pm

1040 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

April 3, 2022

It was a raw Spring day with temperatures in the mid to upper 30's with off and on snow showers. We had a few anglers join us on the run today and "Three" seemed to be the magic number. A couple individuals went one for three and another went two for three (a brown and a nice sized fresh Steelhead.) One of the Steelhead that was brought to hand was a spawned out female (giving some indication that the drop-back season is about to get underway).
Flow from the dam remains at 750 cfs through Monday night and the current flow at Pineville is 1070 cfs

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:35pm

1040 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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April 4, 2022

DSR Fishing Report April 4th, 2022

While still a bit chilly on the water, the weather was more favorable today. Our guests reported working for their catch which ended up being a handful of steelhead and one fresh brown. As usual, covering water was as big of a factor of success as what was on the guest’s line. The forecasted water release will continue at 750 cfs through midnight tomorrow night and the current readout of the Pineville gauging station is 1050cfs. The water temperature at 7:30AM this morning was 37 degrees.  A relatively mild night will give way to a beautiful day tomorrow with a high near 60 F.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:40am

Sunset: 7:34pm

1050 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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March 30, 2022

CFS 1450 at the dam / 1750 at Pineville - today was overcast, temperatures in the 30s, moderate winds - a guide and his client fished the middle and lower sections this morning and "did OK" - another guest fished the middle section for several hours this afternoon into early evening and scored a very nice chrome hen Steelhead, full of eggs - he was swinging flies, and she grabbed a chartreuse egg with a veil - overnight low will only be 36 degrees - forecast for tomorrow will be 80% chance of rain (good!), high of 65 degrees, perhaps some thunder, SSE winds 15 - 25 mph

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 7:29pm

1750 CFS Pineville Gauge

1450 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

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March 27, 2022

We didn't get too much snow today and the little we received (maybe an inch) melted and didn't sty long. We did get wind and plenty of it. And the gust were what seemed to cause the most problems About a half dozen anglers braved the elements and found ways to deal with it. Being able to cross the river and find spots where one could tuck in helped and that contributed to a pretty successful day for most anglers that I spoke with. Much better that yesterday and most were able to bring a fish or two to hand and some did better than that. All Steelhead and no reports of any browns today.
Flow from the dam remains at 500 cfs and at Pineville 785 cfs (down just slightly from yesterday).

Clouds

26° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 7:26pm

1340 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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March 26, 2022

A dozen anglers fished the run and the reports were consistent in that it was a difficult day. High rod went to an angler that was able to bring a couple fish to hand and that was pretty much it. A couple anglers reported each getting into a 15-17 inch brown trout that seem to be making a regular appearance. Water is still off-color and that doesn't help matters either. Water temperature yesterday morning was 38 degrees and in all likelihood it was a little colder than that today.
Water from the dam remains at 500 cfs and is currently 792 cfs at Pineville (where it's been all day)

Clouds

26° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 7:26pm

1340 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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March 25, 2022

Fishing Report 03/25/22…Another nice day for more than a dozen anglers on the water. Water clarity improved from AM to PM as stated by one angler. There were several fish landed, a 15” Brown was caught in the middle section and some anglers had success in the upper sections of the river. The weather for tonight steady rain this evening. Showers continuing overnight. Low 34F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. For tomorrow the weather will have considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 42F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. The flow out of the Dam will continue to be 500CFS thru 3/26/22 at 11:59PM

Clouds

26° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 7:26pm

1340 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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March 24, 2022

Fishing Report 03/24/22….Another nice day on the river, a handful of anglers headed out today as the flow has dropped to 500CFS until 03/25/22 until 9am at which time to flow will drop down to 350CFS thru 03/25/22 until 11:59 pm. There were several fish brought to hand, anglers stated that the water was clearing. The weather for tonight will be cloudy with periods of rain. Low 39F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. For tomorrow it looks like the day will be partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. Snow may mix in late. High 47F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Clouds

26° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 7:26pm

1340 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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March 22, 2022

Breathing Room

Onto the down slope now.  After yesterdays 3,200 CFS release, today we saw another reduction to a 2,000 CFS release.  DSR remained closed to anglers today, and will re-open when the dam release drops below 2,000 CFS.  But knowing how things usually go, it'll probably be 285 CFS by Friday.  If anything, while the waters raging, it certainly offers these fish a little breathing room.  The water temperature here on the bottom end of the river was a recorded 34F today.  Surely we'll see a nice climb in temperature as things continue to thaw.  We are excited to see how the fishing is once our anglers are able to return to their normally scheduled routines down on the run.

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:04am

Sunset: 7:18pm

2790 CFS Pineville Gauge

3200 CFS Dam Release

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March 17, 2022

Shell Shock

Wish granted.  Another blue bird day today.  It might scare the fish a bit with no overcast, but we'll surely see the water start warming up if we can maintain this kind of weather.  Warm weather means snow melt.  Unaware of the snow pack situation up on the hill, I'd presume there's still quite a bit, with the dam release being increased to 1,500 CFS tonight, and scheduled to remain at 1,500 CFS tomorrow. Somethings always got to spoil the fun.  Quite a few anglers on the run today, but from the reports we received indicated another grind.  A bit of color to the water today, from some of the run off.  As we go into the weekend, while 1,500 CFS may be not be your cup of tea, or shell-shocked by the number, it's manageable.  And, no better way to master something. It's all about time spent on the water, no matter conditions, and just figuring it out!

Clear

70° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:13am

Sunset: 7:12pm

1210 CFS Pineville Gauge

900 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

March 16, 2022

Layers

We'll certainly take some more of this weather! A cloudy morning turned into a bluebird day, with temperatures crawling into the 50's. Lessons of the day; check the weather, don't trust the weatherman, wear layers, never overdress.  Some of our anglers managed to break a sweat today. As much as we love blue skies, they can certainly be troublesome.  Reports from our returning anglers today indicated a quieter day today than some of the previous outings in the week past.  Had to work for them yesterday, and today as well.  A few of our anglers hoofed it down to the bottom end of the run, surely taking advantage of the low pressure environment.  And, I dare say it, we have exposed grass on the bank of the Meadow.  Now, don't everyone run.  There's still plenty of icebergs left.  Results from the bottom sections of the run seemed to be less productive than the middle and upper sections today.  With a 900 CFS release, for some, the river has become crossable allowing for more ground to cover, and hit some of the holes that may not have seen an angler in a while.  Water temperatures this morning were recorded at 34 F at 8:00 AM.  It's not much of an increase, but we're getting somewhere.

Clouds

52° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:15am

Sunset: 7:11pm

1160 CFS Pineville Gauge

900 CFS Dam Release

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March 15, 2022

It's raining, it's pouring...

We had a steady drizzle all day but that didn't deter a handful of hearty season passholders from spending the afternoon on the run. Guests picked away with a mix of fresh and colored up steelhead, no huge numbers reported but with the drop in water flows (down to 900cfs) we expected there to be a little bit of a lull in activity. Rain will taper overnight and tomorrow will be mild and sunny.

Rain

40° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:16am

Sunset: 7:10pm

1120 CFS Pineville Gauge

900 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

March 14, 2022

Conditions this weekend were a bit rough.  Little snow accumulation as result of Friday night's storm, with temperatures really all over the place.  Reports from anglers this weekend indicated a better outing on Saturday, but overall it seemed like everyone was able to get into a fish or two, just no crazy numbers reported from the handful of guests over the weekend. Another handful of anglers joined us on the run today, again, no crazy numbers, seemed like a couple of fish for each angler with no section of the run fishing better than another.  Conditions in the lower end are getting better, gradually. Pretty pleasant conditions overall today, with not much angling pressure, can't complain!

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 7:09pm

1140 CFS Pineville Gauge

900 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 11, 2022

We <3 Lake-Effect

It's the calm before the storm I suppose, with temperatures climbing into the 40's today.  Quite a few anglers decided to get their fishing in, while the weather was cooperative.  As a result of commenting on the end of winter, we are now looking at a Winter Weather Advisory for tonight with a big question mark on just how much snow we might get.  We <3 lake-effect!  A majority of our anglers stuck it out for nearly the entire day.  Today went one way or another it seemed.  Some guests reporting multiple fish, while others reporting no fish.  One pass holder took a hike today, and went 2 for 3, ALL brown trout.  Our DSR guide, getting it done again today, again. We'll just say.... Good numbers. Reports from anglers indicated the water clarity has increased since the previous days.  We'll see if any anglers decide to venture out this weekend.  Maybe the weatherman will be wrong!

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:24am

Sunset: 6:05pm

1400 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

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March 10, 2022

Veterans of High Water

A handful of anglers joining us today, despite water flows.  A majority of the anglers, pass holders (veterans of high water), including a DSR guide that drifted through the property.  It’s never easy when your fighting 1,500 CFS + down on the lower river, but most of our anglers stayed on the run for nearly the entire day.  Reports varied, a few left all the fish for the others, and a few got them good.  With ice finally breaking up in the estuary, and allowing for exit, having a drift boat has certainly been encouraging, and a great gauge for the current quality of fishing, after what seemed like a grind the past few weeks. Consistently seeing good numbers from a veteran DSR guide and clients. They’re there!

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:24am

Sunset: 6:05pm

1410 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 9, 2022

Mild

A rather mild day today.  Just over freezing with a bit of snow flurries (great overcast). But, amazingly so, a quiet day for the run. Those few that took advantage of a fair day, found a peaceful retreat down here with a considerable number of anglers upstream today. The release from the day remains 1200 CFS, and still a bit of run off, things are a bit chalky DOWN HERE. With high water it certainly makes it a bit tricky when it comes to getting a good presentation. The Pineville gauge reading 1450 CFS at the time of this report, with a recorded water temperature of 32F today.  Our ten day forecasted temperatures with highs, all above freezing. We might just be over the hump here with winter. But I wouldn't hold my breath. And I know, probably shouldn't have said that.  Not much snow on the ground DOWN HERE, but I'd presume there's still a fair amount of snowpack ready to feed the reservoir. Temperatures DOWN HERE and up there don't necessarily jive though. It's still an ice bath, but a few drop backs have been reported in various parts of the river, including down here over the past two weeks. Can't wait to see what April's infamous drop back season has in store for us, as the temperatures continue to warm the water up a bit.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:27am

Sunset: 6:02pm

1440 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

March 8, 2022

Sunny but Chilly

Sunny skies dominated today but temperatures remained in the low thirties with the breeze. One guide drifted through the Run and hooked into double digits of fish, including a 34" steelhead. The fields have lost all their snow but a few piles remain in the parking lots and the woods has a crusty layer. We can feel spring in the air and look forward to the longer days March will bring. Start making your plans to join us on the run this Spring!

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:29am

Sunset: 6:01pm

1600 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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March 7, 2022

A bit of pressure this weekend, with Saturday seeing about double the amount of anglers. Today another story. Just a few anglers joined us, one in the morning, and two guided clients in a drift boat. The two anglers wading had a tough go at things; with flows limiting accessibility. The DSR guide who floated through today, didn’t do to shabby landing fish in the double digits, all caught throughout the property. The snow showers expected today, decided to remain as rain with temperatures staying around 40F today. Trails are fairly well cleared from all the boots on the ground, but lower sections of the property still remaining tough to navigate.

Rain

38° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:31am

Sunset: 6:00pm

1550 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

March 4, 2022

Welcome to central New York! Experience all the seasons in less than just one week!! Tonight, temperatures will drop into the teens, picking up some momentum tomorrow,  60 F on Sunday, and then back to snow Monday. Who knows, maybe the salmon will start running tomorrow. Some blue in the sky today, not too cold, but the wind was another story.  The handful of anglers that joined us today reiterated the wind was just a pain in the bass. But, if its not the weather, its the water. A good drift was definitely hard to come by today.  Seems like all of our anglers were able to get into a fish or two, but we all know, when there's wind, there's slack.   Sometimes, its just impossible to get a good hook!

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:36am

Sunset: 5:56pm

938 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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March 3, 2022

Three Thumbs Up

A windy start to the day was definitely, and rightfully so, a deterrent for anglers.  Winds continued throughout the day but dyed down just enough to make for a productive outing for the sole pass holder that joined us today, on his return from yesterday.  The playground, all to himself. Envy. Taking advantage of unpressured fish, he was able to have a better day today.  Which is hard to believe after the past few days reports from this angler.  Persistence pays, always.  Ice seems to still be proving to be quite the obstacle course when navigating down to the lower end of the property, but with the forecast in store for Sunday, might change things just a little bit.  Especially if we see the flows bump back up with 60 F and rain.

Clouds

21° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:37am

Sunset: 5:55pm

938 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 2, 2022

Two Thumbs Up

Seems like the weather just cant make up it's mind. A little back and forth between showers and snow flurries last night into the morning with temperatures holding around freezing over the day.  Most of the anglers today, were anglers returning from yesterday, up for a little bit of redemption after an okay day.  Today, we got 2 thumbs up from a few from several season pass holders.  It was definitely a bit more rewarding than yesterday it seems.  Not much change as far as conditions, just a bit of stabilization seemed to do the trick.  Another day of 750 CFS, we might just see some consistency!

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:39am

Sunset: 5:54pm

947 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 1, 2022

Hold onto your waders

Things warmed up a bit today, enough that we didn't get snow, but some nice cold rain.  With the water drop and the fair weather, a handful of anglers came out from hibernation, a majority of the anglers having a one or two fish day.  The fish caught most reported to be rosy cheeked but not too colored up otherwise. Season Passholders - We just love to keep you wading.  DSR is actively working to finalize your renewal invitations and payment processes. Although we have passed our target of 6:00 PM today, we are excited to announce invitations should begin going out tonight. Please stay tuned to your email for your season pass renewal invitation, with instruction for renewal.

Rain

37° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:41am

Sunset: 5:52pm

1070 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

Reminder

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February 28, 2022

Thumbs Up

Is it spring yet? Another single digit morning. But today, finally seeing a nice drop in the dam release to a fan favorite 750 CFS.  Fishing this morning was bone chilling, but also a bit messy with ice and slush to start the day making its way down through the bottom end of the river.  A low pressure day on the run, with a thumbs up report from one of our regular anglers.  Hopefully things will start to warm up here, and we see some stabilization in the dam release.  It was quite an abrupt adjust from 1700 CFS down to 750 CFS this morning.

Clouds

14° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 5:51pm

1110 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

Reminder

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February 25, 2022

Not as much snow as expected

There are still a few flurries in the air but so far we've only gotten about 8 inches of snow. Even so, it was enough to deter any anglers from spending time on the run today. The parking lot has been cleared and the trails have been cleared to the steps. With an overnight low of 8F forecasted, DSR will operate on a delayed opening tomorrow of 9AM tomorrow morning.

Clouds

17° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 5:47pm

2130 CFS Pineville Gauge

1700 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

February 24, 2022

The Calm before the Storm

We enjoyed abundant sunshine today but with the wind chill, temperatures remained in the teens all day. A couple hearty anglers braved the bump in flows last night and were rewarded with a nice sized brown for their efforts. As of 4:30pm, skies remain clear and fields are snow-free, although a few small snow piles remain in the parking lot. We are forecasted to get 8-12 inches overnight tonight, we will report back tomorrow after the storm passes!

Clear

26° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:49am

Sunset: 5:46pm

2260 CFS Pineville Gauge

1700 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

Reminder

Season Pass Renewal invitations are scheduled to begin March 1st. Current season passholders, if you have not done so already, please create your new DSR account, in anticipation of your upcoming invitation to renew for the 2022-2023 season.

Premium Pass Release – To Be Determined

February 23, 2022

A for Effort

Just one angler decided to have a go at it, a brief trip, but A for effort.  Today's conditions drastically different then yesterdays warm weather.  Temperatures dropped almost 20 degrees since this morning, with strong wind and some flurries on top.  Nothings impossible, but today fishing, just fell short of it.  Hopefully we see the flows drop down just a bit and stabilize as we close out the week here.

Clouds

26° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 5:45pm

2150 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 21, 2022

A touch of Spring

Guests today were greeted with mild temperatures and sunny skies, a welcome change from the blustery conditions we experienced this past weekend. Of course the warm up meant increased flows and runoff so the fishing was slower than one would have hoped. Still, a handful of anglers came out to enjoy the day and a few were able to get into a fish or two. A nice brown and a couple fresh steelhead were reported.

Clouds

39° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:54am

Sunset: 5:42pm

1530 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

Season Pass Renewal invitations are scheduled to begin March 1st.  Current season passholders, if you have not done so already, please create your new DSR account, in anticipation of your upcoming invitation to renew for the 2022-2023 season.

Premium Pass Release – To Be Determined

February 19, 2022

Hold onto your hats!

What a delightful day!  Things seemed fairly calm for the initial part of this morning, with a bit of slush, a couple of anglers joining us right off the bat, then a few more deciding to follow in their footsteps.  Don't be fooled by the weather here though. With weather changing drastically in the course of minutes, you could see the wall of snow coming at you.  These ultimately surrendered to the blistering wind and complete white out. You had to REALLY want it, to be on the water today.  DSR will have a delayed opening tomorrow 2/20/22, opening at 9:00 AM. Cross our fingers we can kick the wind, maybe trade it for the snow that just comes straight down, and NOT from every direction.

Clouds

22° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:57am

Sunset: 5:39pm

749 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

Reminder

DSR will have a delayed opening tomorrow 2/20/22, opening at 9:00 AM.

Season Pass Renewal invitations are scheduled to begin March 1st.  Current season passholders, if you have not done so already, please create your new DSR account, in anticipation of your upcoming invitation to renew for the 2022-2023 season.

Premium Pass Release – To Be Determined

February 18, 2022

Hitch in the Giddy Up!

And, back to our regularly scheduled routine!  A few fresh inches of snow, and temperatures staying just below 20 F most of the day, made for quite a delightful walk in the park.  A few anglers joined us early this morning, one season pass holder making quick work of things, out by the early afternoon. One of our lodge guests opted to head up river after his success late yesterday down here on the run, indicating another 4 fish upriver to add to his 3 late yesterday afternoon.  River conditions this morning were slushy, carrying on for most of the day today down here on the bottom end of the river.  We expect a bit more of the same tomorrow.  Tonight with a low of 17F, but tomorrow, the wind is going to biggest hitch in the giddy up.  Forecasts call for winds 25-30 MPH with gusts of 40F.  Hold onto your hats!  With overnight forecasts, and impending weather tomorrow, DSR will have a delayed opening tomorrow 2/19/22, Opening 9:00 AM.

Clouds

20° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:58am

Sunset: 5:38pm

735 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

Delayed Opening – 2/19/21 – 9:00 AM

February 17, 2022

See you tomorrow!

The rain began last night, as forecasted, with temperatures approaching 50F today, making for a pretty slick day on all this melting ice and snow.  Another handful of anglers today, not many returning, usually ducking the fair weather days anticipating the popularity.  The anglers we had join us today, all seemed to make pretty brief trips, with no anglers indicating any significant action, or conditions we didn't see down there yesterday. Just in case you missed the snow, we'll see temperatures begin to drop tonight, with a winter weather advisory beginning at 11:00 PM tonight here.  It's Friday, but tomorrow might just prove to be a test of dedication for our steel head angler0s given the impending weather.

Rain

48° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:00am

Sunset: 5:37pm

604 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

Reminder

Season Pass Renewal invitations are scheduled to begin March 1st.  Current season passholders, if you have not done so already, please create your new DSR account, in anticipation of your upcoming invitation to renew for the 2022-2023 season.

Premium Pass Release – To Be Determined

February 16, 2022

20 MPH - PERFECT DRIFTS

We're mid way through February now, with temperatures in the 40's, tomorrow approaching 50F.  Don't be fooled, just a fluke. Temperatures are forecasted to drop again, with rain turning to snow.  A handful of anglers came out to the run today, a few returning from that past few days.  Today was better than yesterday, tougher, but better.  Multiple fish brought to hand from at least one of pass holders, with a few putting one under their belt (not literally).  Yesterday was the ice, today was the wind. 20 MPH is so much fun, makes for the perfect drift.  We'll see what tomorrow's crew has to say. Lighter winds, and we'll trade that in for a bit of rain! That's okay, the fish are already wet, right?

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 5:35pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 15, 2022

Double Digit....Temperatures

Quite the squall this morning, with a few inches of powdery snow unloading on us.  Temperatures finally crept back up today into the double digits, and we even got a glimpse of the sun! With the snow we got this morning, slush kept anglers off the run for most of the day.  Two season pass holders came out to stretch their legs today, walking out smirking, saying they did triple digits today.  Needless to say, today wasn't an overly production day on the lower end of the river given the slush.

Clouds

20° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:03am

Sunset: 5:34pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022

Happy Valentines Day to all our anglers. It was a quiet day on the run without any anglers to report, but with the high temperature barely making it into the teens (with the real feel in the single digits), slush was likely an issue all day. The good news is we will have a warm up mid week, perfect timing to play hooky and spend some time chasing steelhead.

Clouds

13° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:04am

Sunset: 5:33pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 10, 2022

Dime Bright & Rosy Cheeks

A warmer start today, with temperatures sitting at about 40 F for most of the morning. Things have begun to get a bit colder over the course of the day, with snow expected tonight.  A few of our anglers that have joined us over the course of the week, returned for another crack at, along with some other anglers taking advantage of the temperatures.  The first angler off the water, early afternoon, indicated a solid day, going 4 for 4 with 2 of those fish being browns, on a fly rod.  Expectations definitely weren't high today after the past few days, but the first report was certainly encouraging.  With reports from the anglers that joined us in the past dats, its clear, today things picked up a bit.  A majority of the fish landed today were reported to be dime bright steelhead, with a handful of rosy red cheeks in the mix, starting to earn their stripes.

Clouds

38° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 5:27pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work to wrap up the technical issues our guests experienced during the pass release. Anglers who have contacted DSR Guest Services, we haven’t forgot about you, don’t worry. We want to make sure we can address everyone’s request and resolve things to the best of our abilities, to get you planning your fishing trips.  Please stay tuned, as we are in the midst of the final stages of development on our end in order to send out your payable invoices.

February 9, 2022

Hooked 1 Landed 17

With bearable weather today, a few anglers joined us again for some redemption after yesterday's grind.  Today, not much redemption reported, with one of our anglers reporting hooking a total of 1 and landing 17. You figure that one out. :) Needless to say, today was simply just a day to appreciate the opportunity to be fishing!

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:11am

Sunset: 5:26pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work to wrap up the technical issues our guests experienced during the pass release. Anglers who have contacted DSR Guest Services, we haven’t forgot about you, don’t worry. We want to make sure we can address everyone’s request and resolve things to the best of our abilities, to get you planning your fishing trips.  Please stay tuned, as we are in the midst of the final stages of development on our end in order to send out your payable invoices.

February 8, 2022

Night & Day

Quite the collective crew of anglers on the run today. Talk about experience!  A total of 5 season pass holders trickled in over the course of the morning, most of them stuck it out through the snowy day.  Today just wasn't the day apparently.  A few of the pass holders that joined us today, joined us yesterday as well.  Reports seemed like night and day. One pass holder landing 8 yesterday. Today, zip, nada, none.  They either weren't there anymore, or they were just turned off today.  Some of the pictures these pass holders have shared with us over the past two days have been a majority of completely chrome steelhead, with only a few colored up.  The snow didn't  accumulate to much today, may an inch or so, no issues with slush reported.  

Clouds

31° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 5:24pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work to wrap up the technical issues our guests experienced during the pass release. Anglers who have contacted DSR Guest Services, we haven’t forgot about you, don’t worry. We want to make sure we can address everyone’s request and resolve things to the best of our abilities, to get you planning your fishing trips.  Please stay tuned, as we are in the midst of the final stages of development on our end in order to send out your payable invoices.

February 7, 2022

February 7. 2022

We enjoyed a mild winter day on the run today and the fishing did not disappoint. Slush was an issue during the first half of the day, but once it burned off we had good reports from both float and fly fishermen. Several fresh steelhead were brought to hand. We've got a mild week ahead of us, come wet a line!

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 5:23pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 4, 2022

Feb 4, 2022

Its still snowing but so far we've only picked up around 7 inches out of this latest storm. The trails were cleared this morning to each set of stairs and one angler enjoyed a few hours on the run this afternoon. The good news is after Saturday, we will see an upward trend in temperatures for next week.

Snow

16° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:17am

Sunset: 5:19pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

Reminder

Please note: DSR will operate on a delayed opening of 9:00AM on Saturday, Feb 5th.

February 3, 2022

Fishing Report Feb 3, 2022

Two anglers braved the storm and fished the run today and reported getting into a couple fresh steelhead as well as a brown. The wintry mix turned over to snow midday and as of 5pm we have a fresh inch or two of snow on the ground.

Snow

25° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 5:18pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

Reminder

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we continue to work through last weeks technical issues. Anglers who have contacted DSR Guest Services, we haven’t forgot about you, don’t worry. We want to make sure we can address everyone’s request and resolve things to the best of our abilities, to get you planning your fishing trips.  Please stay tuned, calculations of pass allocations are in the final stages and we will be moving forward with contacting guests soon.

February 2, 2022

6 More Weeks of Winter!

Well, Punxsutawney Phil says another 6 more weeks of winter!  He might just be right looking at tomorrow's forecast. Today, was another treat, with what felt like t-shirt weather after the past few weeks.  Temperatures reached the low 40's, beginning to melt some of the snow and ice that's accumulated.  A whole bunch of anglers joined us, most beginning early morning.  The high stick today was 3 for 5, making short work of things and headed off the run early this afternoon.  But reports from there indicated things started to die down when the sun started all the melt. It's like adding a glass of ice water, to an already cold bath for the fish. A couple of anglers took my warning for granted the other day, and hoofed it all the way down to Spring Hole, to find nothing but ice!  It's probably going to take a bit of water, or a lot of sun to start breaking some of that big ice down there.  Temperatures will continue to drop over night tonight, with a winter storm warning in effect, rain will turn into snow early morning tomorrow.  I think at some point, when you live up here, there's no reason to check the weather report, just expect snow or some crazy weather.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 5:16pm

425 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

We so greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we continue to work through last weeks technical issues. Anglers who have contacted DSR Guest Services, we haven’t forgot about you, don’t worry. We want to make sure we can address everyone’s request and resolve things to get you planning. Good news, today is the second day of February! Please stay tuned as we look to follow up in the later part of the week with, what we hope is nothing but good news for all of our guests who faced issues last Tuesday.

February 1, 2022

Breaking Freezing

Balmy but bearable today.  Temperatures broke freezing, only by one degree. We'll take it!  Another handful of anglers took advantage of the heat wave to go break some ice.  All of the anglers we spoke with today were able to hook multiple fish, all bringing at least one fish to hand to include a brown trout.  Our anglers reassured us things are frozen from about Spring hole down, but plenty of opportunities otherwise.  Oh, and anchor ice covering the rocks certainly doesn't make the slippery rocks any less slippery when wading.  It's quite an obstacle course down there, requiring extreme caution with some unstable shelf ice.  Fishing is fun, but not exactly when its from a barge of ice floating down river in the currents.  

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 5:15pm

425 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

We so greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we continue to work through last weeks technical issues. Anglers who have contacted DSR Guest Services, we haven’t forgot about you, don’t worry. We want to make sure we can address everyone’s request and resolve things to get you planning. Good news, today is the first day of February! Please stay tuned as we look to follow up in the later part of the week with, what we hope is nothing but good news for all of our guests who faced issues last Tuesday

January 31, 2022

Warming Up

Things are finally starting to warm up.  We aren't quite over freezing, but heat wave brought some anglers out from hibernation today.  No lights out or banner days by any means, but at least they got to go fishing while we are stuck at work!  Ice has continued to accumulate, with the river frozen over up until about Spring Hole.  You've been warned. I remember a few days hoofing it down there in knee deep snow, to find no water in sight.  But, then again, when it breaks open, you could be that lucky angler. We so greatly appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we continue to work through last weeks technical issues.  Anglers who have contacted DSR Guest Services, we haven't forgot about you, don't worry.  We want to make sure we can address everyone's request and resolve things to get you planning.  Good news, tomorrow is only February.  Please stay tuned as we hope to follow up in the later part of the week with, what we hope is nothing but good news for all of our guests who faced issues last Tuesday.

Clear

30° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:22am

Sunset: 5:13pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 28, 2022

Conditions certainly weren't promising today, with another bone chilling day.  Needless to say, the run went untouched. Thankfully we are getting a nice work out in, inside this week keeping up with this crazy demand for fall fishing passes!  As the dust settles, we look forward to following up with all of our guests whom have reached out to us in the past several days, expressing their concerns for securing fishing passes in anticipation for their annual trips to the Douglaston Salmon Run.  Rest assured, we are working diligently towards what we are hopeful is nothing but good news for everyone.  We so greatly appreciate everyone's patience, understanding along with the outpour of support as we get through some of these growing pains!

Clouds

8° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 5:09pm

535 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

Abbreviated Hours 1/29 – 1/30 :    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

January 27, 2022

January 27, 2022

We woke to another morning with temperatures in the single digits which slowly rose into the mid 20's through the day. However, it still wasn't warm enough to keep the run from being unfished again. The good news is the 10 day forecast has a stretch of days at or above freezing for next week.

Clouds

28° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:26am

Sunset: 5:08pm

913 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we sort through all the emails, calls and voicemails we’ve received over the last few days regarding Tuesday’s website glitches during the fishing pass release. We are working diligently to follow up with each of you, but please be patient as this may take several days. We are thankful for all your support as we continue to iron out kinks with our new website.

January 24, 2022

9:00 am Opening Time

6:00 pm Closing Time

Attention Guests

Thanks for sticking with us on this wild wade! Due to complications in our ongoing development, the release of Premium Access Passes has been delayed. ONLY Daily Fishing Passes will be released tomorrow January 25th, 2022 at 6:00 PM. The Premium Access Pass release will be announced at a later date, after we've worked out the kinks in our line. To our Lodge Guests, sit back tomorrow. As a lodge guest you are guaranteed Fishing Passes for the duration of your reservation, which include the days of check-in and check-out. You'll be able to add fishing passes into your existing lodging reservation at a later date. To our Guided Clients, it's time to take it easy. As a guided client you are guaranteed Daily Fishing Passes on those days you're being guided. To our Season Pass Holders, grab a cold one.  - Unless you intend on purchasing Daily Fishing Passes for guests. Also remember you'll have coupons with guaranteed access (9 or 12 Month Pass = 4 coupons 25% off, 6.5 Month Pass = 2 coupons 25% off) We very much appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we continue to develop our new platform. Don't worry, it’ll be worth the wade.

Clouds

20° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:28am

Sunset: 5:04pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

DSR’s release of Premium Access Passes has been delayedONLY Daily Fishing Passes will be released tomorrow January 25th, 2022 at 6:00 PM. The Premium Access Pass release will be announced at a later date

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Bitter cold kept anglers away again today so we have no news to report on the fishing front.  We continue to mend the lines after the snag we hit to ensure that all guests have the same opportunity to purchase passes for the days they most want to fish.
DSR is pleased to announce that our 2022 Fishing Pass release has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 25th at 6:00 PM.
The "Buy A Fishing Pass" page is now live on the new site -although, the ability to purchase passes has been disabled. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with this area of the new site to prepare for Tuesday. Click 'Book Your Trip' in the upper right hand corner of our home page, and then select 'Buy A Fishing Pass'.
We appreciate everyone’s on-going patience and support as we work to accommodate the increased traffic on our new website. It'll be worth the wade!
P.S. No daily or premium passes were sold on January 17th

Clouds

10° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:31am

Sunset: 5:00pm

889 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

*Delayed opening 1/22/22 – 9:00 AM

January 20, 2022

We've been busy mending the lines after the snag we hit to ensure that all guests have the same opportunity to purchase passes for the days they most want to fish.

DSR is pleased to announce that our 2022 Fishing Pass release has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 25th at 6:00 PM. The "Buy A Fishing Pass" page is now live on the new site -although, the ability to purchase passes has been disabled. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with this area of the new site to prepare for Tuesday. Click 'Book Your Trip' in the upper right hand corner of our home page, and then select 'Buy A Fishing Pass'. We appreciate everyone’s on-going patience and support as we work to accommodate the increased traffic on our new website. It'll be worth the wade!

P.S. No daily or premium passes were sold on January 17th

Clouds

11° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:31am

Sunset: 4:59pm

523 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

DELAYED OPENING 1/21/22 – 9:00 AM

January 19, 2022

6:45 am Opening Time

6:00 pm Closing Time

This weather is WILD.  Temperatures hovered around 40 F today, again with little wind.  With grim forecasts through the end of the month (won't get warmer than 28 F) , a handful of anglers jumped at the opportunity. Several of the anglers that joined us today indicated quite a bit of slush, and ice coming down for most of the day.  This wont be the last of it either, considering that forecast that looming over us.  Fishing wasn't easy today, with a lot of "One for's"today, but also a couple of "Two for's", with one brown reported today.  These fish are taking complete advantage of the vail the ice shelves offer them, making for some tough drifts, and requiring calculated landing opportunities. Due to forecasted conditions, DSR will begin tomorrow with a delayed opening time of 9:00 AM.  Please stay tuned for abbreviations to our schedule due to impending conditions.  

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:57pm

529 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Slush

Reminder

We know you’ve all been anticipating the purchase of your 2022 Fishing Passes…
DSR’s planned Fishing Pass release hit a snag. Due to the high demand, and traffic on our website, we have to untangle a few things.
Please stay tuned to DSR’s Facebook, Website, and your email for our raincheck date.

January 18, 2022

9:00 am Opening Time

5:45 pm Closing Time

With a break in the weather, today wasn't terribly cold, with minimal wind.  Just a couple of anglers blazed the trails today, both having rather short outings indicating a considerable amount of slush in addition to rather unstable shelf ice.  A few takes on the first few couple of casts, but today just wasn't in favor of the anglers, conditions on the river proved to be quite difficult to overcome.

We know you've all been anticipating the purchase of your 2022 Fishing Passes...
DSR's planned Fishing Pass release hit a snag. Due to the high demand, and traffic on our website, we have to untangle a few things.
To remain fair to all guests, DSR plans to correct issues before rescheduling the pass release in order for all guests to have an equal opportunity to purchase passes.
Please stay tuned to DSR's Facebook, Website, and your email for our raincheck date.

Clouds

18° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:33am

Sunset: 4:56pm

535 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

We know you’ve all been anticipating the purchase of your 2022 Fishing Passes…
DSR’s planned Fishing Pass release hit a snag. Due to the high demand, and traffic on our website, we have to untangle a few things.
To remain fair to all guests, DSR plans to correct issues before rescheduling the pass release in order for all guests to have an equal opportunity to purchase passes.
Please stay tuned to DSR’s Facebook, Website, and your email for our raincheck date.

January 15, 2022

9:00 am Opening Time

3:00 pm Closing Time

The weather has affected the fishing today, no anglers ventured out. It was sunny and cold with wind chills -13F this afternoon. Tonight’s going to be another cold one with -7F. Tomorrow will be somewhat warmer with a low of -6F and a high of 23F, wind chills will be ranging between -14F in the morning and 12F by the afternoon. DSR will open with a delayed start tomorrow beginning at 9:00 AM.  

Clouds

3° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:34am

Sunset: 4:52pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Poor

Reminder

DSR’s 2022 Fishing Pass release will be, Monday, January 17th at 6:00 PM (EST). At this time, guests will be granted full access to our new platform to reserve Fishing Passes, Premium Access, and Lodging -all online!

With just a few snags, and things to untangle, we’ve got our hands full preparing for our Fishing Pass release on Monday so everyone can land the fishing passes they’ve been wading for.

Emails have been sent to guests of various categories (Season Pass Holder, Waiting List Guests, Lodge Guest) for pertinent information to prepare them for the Daily Fishing Pass release.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we prepare for the full launch of our new website. DSR will be sure to make further announcements should we encounter any unexpected delays that would push back the fishing pass release date.

January 14, 2022

6:45 pm Opening Time

6:00 pm Closing Time

Despite the dropping temperatures, conditions started out pretty good.  One angler joining us right off the bat, to get his fishing in early this morning.  He was to bring a beautiful colored up buck this morning. His words "They are ALL good! But some are definitely better than others”. By the end of his outing, temperatures had steadily dropped, with the wind picking up quite a bit.  A few other season pass holders came in early this afternoon just at the beginning of the high winds, battling through it for a couple of hours.  They were each able to hook and bring a couple of fish to hand.  On their retreat back to the Welcome Center, one of the anglers wasn’t ready to call it a day, hitting another fish on his way back and continued to stick it out for quite a while. With temperatures continuing to drop, and anticipated to plummet below zero, DSR will be open for abbreviated hours on Saturday 1/15/22 and Sunday 1/16/22; Opening at 9:00 AM / Closing at 3:00 PM.  

Clouds

16° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:51pm

529 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

Reminder

DSR’s 2022 Fishing Pass release will be, Monday, January 17th at 6:00 PM (EST). At this time, guests will be granted full access to our new platform to reserve Fishing Passes, Premium Access, and Lodging -all online! Please note that our Product Pages are not yet published and active for guests to interact with until January 17th.
With just a few snags, and things to untangle, we’ve got our hands full preparing for our Fishing Pass release on Monday so everyone can land the fishing passes they’ve been wading for. Emails have been sent to guests of various categories (Season Pass Holder, Waiting List Guests, Lodge Guest) for pertinent information to prepare them for the Daily Fishing Pass release.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we prepare for the full launch of our new website. DSR will be sure to make further announcements should we encounter any unexpected delays that would push back the fishing pass release date.

January 13, 2022

6:45 am Opening Time

5:45 pm Closing Time

Today was a bit of a luxury, with temperatures finally breaking freezing reaching a high of about 36F.  Another treat, the dam was dropped to 350 CFS at 7:00 AM this morning, making for quite an interesting day. Typically never favorable for anglers when we have a drop during the day.  Between snow melt, and shelf ice beginning to give way with no support from the higher water, things were definitely a bit of a mess in some areas of the run.  Most of our anglers seemed to have a tough go at it today, most with success coming early this morning, before we saw the affects of the water drop. Some of our veteran pass holders, took advantage of the break in the weather and ventured a bit farther today and were rewarded handsomely.  The high stick of the day today went 7 for 9 (covering a lot of ground), bottom bouncing egg sacs.  His theory, it was all luck, with lightly pressured water this past week. Temperatures will begin to drop back down tonight, with a forecasted 23 F at our opening time tomorrow.  And, it's only expected to get colder as the day goes on, projected to drop down to 9 F by closing tomorrow.  Saturday, is even COLDER.  Please stay tuned for announcements surrounding abbreviated hours this weekend in the event of the zub zero temperatures.    

Cloudy

35° / Cloudy

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:50pm

350 CFS Pineville Gauge

535 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Cloudy

Good

Reminder

DSR’s 2022 Fishing Pass release will be, Monday, January 17th at 6:00 PM (EST). At this time, guests will be granted full access to our new platform to reserve Fishing Passes, Premium Access, and Lodging -all online!
With just a few snags, and things to untangle, we’ve got our hands full preparing for our Fishing Pass release on Monday so everyone can land the fishing passes they’ve been wading for.
Emails have been sent to guests of various categories (Season Pass Holder, Waiting List Guests, Lodge Guest) for pertinent information to prepare them for the Daily Fishing Pass release.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we prepare for the full launch of our new website. DSR will be sure to make further announcements should we encounter any unexpected delays that would push back the fishing pass release date.

January 12, 2022

6:45 am Opening Time

5:45 pm Closing Time

Not quite as cold as yesterday, but the wind sure made it feel worse.  Surprisingly, despite this little break in temperatures, we didn't see much angling pressure today.  Two anglers ventured onto the run this afternoon, one first-timer and one veteran pass holder, both float fishing.  They both expressed ice shelfs which were quite difficult to negotiate while fishing in the middle section. But, our pass holder indicated compared to a few days prior, and a slight drop in the water, the ice shelves have started to clear way a bit.  Good news for the middle section, sounds like bad news for the lower end of the run, I can only imagine the piles of ice beginning to claim the banks and runs.  Despite the ice shelfs, our pass holder was able to get plenty of good drifts in, and landed a few fish.  Expectations were set a bit higher for today, but they just weren't having it today.  Temperatures are forecasted to creep past freezing tomorrow, but with snow flurries in the mix.

Snow

33° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:49pm

989 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Freezing

Poor

Reminder

DSR’s 2022 Fishing Pass release will be, Monday, January 17th at 6:00 PM (EST). At this time, guests will be granted full access to our new platform to reserve Fishing Passes, Premium Access, and Lodging -all online!
With just a few snags, and things to untangle, we’ve got our hands full preparing for our Fishing Pass release on Monday so everyone can land the fishing passes they’ve been wading for. Emails have been sent to guests of various categories (Season Pass Holder, Waiting List Guests, Lodge Guest) for pertinent information to prepare them for the Daily Fishing Pass release.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we prepare for the full launch of our new website. DSR will be sure to make further announcements should we encounter any unexpected delays that would push back the fishing pass release date.

January 11, 2022

6:45 am Opening Time

5:45 pm Closing Time

BELOW ZERO!

Well, we got exactly what was forecasted for this one.  Temperatures dropped dramatically last night, with temperatures around -7 F when we arrived at the office today.  Needless to say, although the run would have felt like a warm bath on a day like today, slush and ice shut things down today for anglers on the river.  With about a foot or so of snowfall here, and untouched water for a couple of days now.  Smells fishy to me. DSR will resume normal hours of operation tomorrow (6:45AM - 5:45PM), with a fair forecast of about 28 F around our opening time.  Just be ready to chip some ice, and blaze some trails!  Winds tomorrow look to be the only trouble in store, until we approach the weekend with some more intensely cold weather.

Extreme Cold

8° / Extreme Cold

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:48pm

750 CFS Pineville Gauge

989 CFS Dam Release

auto

Clouds

Poor

Reminder

DSR’s 2022 Fishing Pass release will be, Monday, January 17th at 6:00 PM (EST).  At this time, guests will be granted full access to our new platform to reserve Fishing Passes, Premium Access, and Lodging -all online! With just a few snags, and things to untangle, we’ve got our hands full preparing for our Fishing Pass release on Monday so everyone can land the fishing passes they’ve been wading for. Emails will be sent to guests of various categories (Season Pass Holder, Waiting List Guests, Lodge Guest) for pertinent information to prepare them for the Daily Fishing Pass release.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we prepare for the full launch of our new website. DSR will be sure to make further announcements should we encounter any unexpected delays that would push back the fishing pass release date.

January 10, 2022

9:00 am Opening Time

5:00 pm Closing Time

Snow Day (Welcome to the new DouglastonSalmonRun.com !)

With temperatures beginning to take a dip last night and accumulation of snow, regardless of a delay or not, today just wasn't the day to be on water.  The snow is continuous, with white out conditions, reducing visibility substantially, even on foot.  Again, with impending weather and record low temperatures forecasted, DSR will operate on a delayed opening with office hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.   The wade is almost over.  With just a few snags, and things to untangle, we've got our hands full preparing for our Fishing Pass release on Monday so everyone can land the fishing passes they've been wading for.  Emails will be sent to guests of varying categories (Season Pass Holder, Waiting List Guests, Lodge Guest) for pertinent information to prepare them for the Daily Fishing Pass release.      

Snow

18° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:40 am

Sunset: 4:48 am

981 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

Reminder

Due to extreme cold weather tomorrow, DSR will be open for office hours between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (1/11/22)