Clouds
69° / Clouds
Sunrise 5:23am
Sunset 8:49pm
Clouds
540 CFS Pineville Gauge
400 CFS Dam Release

Yesterday's Report

June 21, 2024

With a heatwave over the past week, angling pressure remained light.  Temperatures reached around 90 F, bringing along quite a bit of rain and some thunder storms.  Water temperatures are up from last week with a high of 73 F recorded mid week.  The dam release was adjusted Wednesday (6/19) from 200 CFS to 400 CFS ahead of the previously scheduled whitewater release for this upcoming weekend.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 400 CFS until 11:59 PM Sunday (6/23) . Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clouds

84° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:49pm

528 CFS Pineville Gauge

400 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

June 17, 2024

Relatively light angler pressure for the past several days with diminished numbers of bass; both in terms of number and size. With the hot weather in the forecast, we can anticipate increased water temperatures and a declination in fish activity. Please avoid excessive exposure over the next several days and be sure to keep hydrated (especially if you are anticipating outdoor activities). The flow from the dam remain at 200cfs and at Pineville the flow is 291cfs

Clear

88° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:48pm

291 CFS Pineville Gauge

200 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 14, 2024

Temperatures remained sub 80 F throughout this week, with a bit of sun here and there but mostly cloudy and cool.  Water temperatures were stable in the mid 60's, with most mornings starting at about 60 F.  The release from the dam stayed at 200 CFS with very minimal rain impacting things.  Based on the reports from our anglers this week there's plenty of smallmouth around, again similar to last week, with cooler temperatures the activity was a bit temperamental.  Most anglers reported action in the early to mid morning, with most efforts focused in the middle and lower sections of the property.  The bass reported this week ranged from about 9" to 19" inches.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 200 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (6/14). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clear

74° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:22am

Sunset: 8:47pm

300 CFS Pineville Gauge

200 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

June 10, 2024

The weather of late has felt more like November than June. Overcast skies, occasional rain, and unpleasantly cool temperatures with strong westerly winds make for less-than-pleasant conditions on the run. Nevertheless, a few anglers are still having some success in pursuit of smallmouth with one of 20 inches being brought to hand today. Water from the dam remains at 200cfs and the current level at the Pineville gauge is 324cfs. Somewhat warmer temperatures and more sunshine are in the forecast for tomorrow and that will make things much more enjoyable on the run.

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:45pm

324 CFS Pineville Gauge

200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

June 7, 2024

Not a whole lot of sun, but temperatures managed to reach into the 80's a couple of days this week.  Water temperatures inched their way back up, with a high of 69 F recorded earlier in the week, but today a high of 65 F.  Based on reports from the anglers that joined us throughout the week, the smallmouth activity has remained about the same as last week, with most efforts focused in the middle and lower sections of the property.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 250 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (6/7). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:23am

Sunset: 8:43pm

329 CFS Pineville Gauge

250 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

June 3, 2024

The water from the dam over the weekend has remained at 250cfs and at the Pineville gauge, in the absence of any appreciable rainfall, the water level has steadily dropped to a current level of 286cfs. With the lack of rain and cloud cover the water temperature continues to tick up ward with a high recording of 69 degrees on Monday afternoon. The bass fishing over the past several days has been a bit better than previous days with our anglers getting into multiple fish with a couple of those pushing four pounds. Sunny skies and warmer temperatures (into the mid-80's are for3ecast for the next few days with rain in the forecast tor the latter part of this week and heading into the weekend. Flow from the dam remains at 250cfs and the flow from Pineville is 286cfs.

Clouds

77° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:25am

Sunset: 8:40pm

286 CFS Pineville Gauge

250 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 31, 2024

The dam release was reduced down to 250 CFS after the brief stint of 1500 CFS earlier this week.  With air temperatures only reaching a high of 71 F this week, water temperatures have dropped just a hair with a high of 66 F recorded this week, down from last week's high of 69 F.  Based on the reports from our anglers over the week, the small mouth activity was a bit quieter than last week.  Conditions this weekend are expected to be bit warmer reaching about 75 F, with a mixture of sunny and partly cloudy weather.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 250 CFS until 11:59 PM Sunday (6/2). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clouds

69° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:26am

Sunset: 8:38pm

308 CFS Pineville Gauge

250 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

May 27, 2024

Temperatures over this holiday weekend ranged from the low to high 70s, alternating between overcast one day, bright sunshine the next, and back to overcast today - we had sporadic sprinkles, punctuated with torrential downpours at brief moments - generally winds were moderate except when these small storm fronts rolled through - each day, a handful of guests joined us, indicating some success with Smallmouth Bass in the 2 - 3# range - our flow was abruptly bumped from 215 CFS at the dam, to 1500, late last night, then this afternoon it was reduced to 750, where it will remain until at least tomorrow evening . . . featured is yet another attraction at the DSR, the incredible flora (Blue Flag Iris) which may be seen by the observant while walking the property.
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Clouds

71° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:29am

Sunset: 8:34pm

1600 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 24, 2024

Some warmer weather this week, but a mix of some rain and thunderstorms kept things fairly cool with a low water temperature of 61 F and a high of 68 F.  The anglers that joined us over the course of the week continue to report decent small mouth action, with a bit more activity reported earlier in the week.   Most angling efforts have been focused in the middle and lower sections of the property, with little reported from the upper sections.  Conditions this weekend are forecasted to be slightly warmer with a bit less sun, reaching a high of 80 F tomorrow.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 215 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/25).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clear

71° / Clear

Sunrise: 5:31am

Sunset: 8:32pm

277 CFS Pineville Gauge

215 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

May 20, 2024

I guess Spring is over and Summer has begun. High overnight temperatures and a high during the day of 83 degrees resulted in rapidly rising water temperatures. Early this morning the water temperature was 61 degrees and by mid-day had risen to 68. More heat than needed and too soon. Tomorrow's forecast calls for even warmer temperatures than today with high's getting into the mid- to upper 80's. Reports of fishing over the weekend indicate that although there were cooler temperatures, the fishing was slower than it was today. The few anglers that joined us today did, however, have some success with the bass. Good numbers and good sized bass well. Water from the dam remains at the base summer flow of 215cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 277cfs

Clouds

85° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:34am

Sunset: 8:28pm

277 CFS Pineville Gauge

215 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 17, 2024

While we've seen off and on rain and heavy overcast, air and water temperatures have steadily risen over the week.  Morning water temperatures at the start of the week were a recorded 54 F, and today 60 F, reaching about 64 F by mid day despite fairly heavy overcast. A reduction in the dam release mid week from 500 CFS to 350 CFS,  likely contributed to the fairly quick increase in the water temps.   Overall, a majority of the anglers that joined us this week indicated productive outings with mostly smallmouth bass reported, with the addition of a couple of lingering drop-back steelhead.  Also typical for this time of year, reports of gar in the lower sections of the property.  According to Safewaters, the dam release was adjusted mid day today, from 350 to 215 CFS, where it is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/18).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

74° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:37am

Sunset: 8:24pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 13, 2024

Several anglers joined us on the run today and enjoyed a rain shower and plenty of sunshine. No Steelhead were reported today (either brought to hand or seen), but Smallmouth, in good numbers, continue to entertain our anglers. I did not receive a report on water temperatures today, but I would guess the early morning temperature to be in the mid-50's and the afternoon high in the upper 50's. Water from the dam remains at 500cfs and at Pineville 673cfs. Today begins our Summer hours which are from 6AM until 5 PM daily.

Clouds

67° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:41am

Sunset: 8:20pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 12, 2024

A nice day to wrap up our 'Spring Season', with conditions remaining fair and comfortable throughout the day offering plenty of overcast, very light winds and temperatures settling at about 60F.  With a rather cool day, water temperatures only rose about 2 degrees, from 55 F to 57 F by mid day.  Most of our anglers joined us first thing this morning, fishing into the early afternoon.  Efforts were widespread across the property, but ultimately the middle section indicated the most success on smallmouth bass.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/13). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:42am

Sunset: 8:19pm

680 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 11, 2024

A mixture of weather offered some off and on sun, clouds, and a short burst of heavy rain.  Overall conditions remained fair, with little impact  from today's rain, as the runoff continues to lessen from the days past. Again, fairly light pressure with most anglers joining us first thing this morning, and fishing well into the afternoon.  It didn't sound like the smallmouth fishing was on fire today, but most were successful in their outings.  Forecasts for tomorrow indicate conditions to be mostly cloudy, with temperatures reaching about 60 F by late afternoon.  At this time the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/12).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:43am

Sunset: 8:18pm

687 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 10, 2024

Angling pressure has continued to gradually lessen as we inch our way towards the summer.  Some off and on showers, but overall conditions remained fair throughout most of the day. A few anglers joined us for brief outings early this afternoon with a couple of bass noted to hand, but no reports of steelhead.  Forecasts indicate similar conditions expected for tomorrow, with light rain possible.  The dam release was adjusted at 2:00 PM from 750 CFS to 500 CFS, where it is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/11).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:44am

Sunset: 8:17pm

680 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 9, 2024

Just a few hearty souls were on the run today. The cooler temperatures and overcast skies didn’t work in their favor. A few bass were landed, but there was a lot walking up and down the run for them. The water temperature got up to 61F, but as one season pass holder commented that the higher flow may be affecting the bite. Good news…the flow will be lowered to 500CFS starting at 2pm on the 10th until 1159pm on the 10th. The weather for tonight will be cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low around 50F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s weather will likely have some rain. High 57F. Winds will be light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:46am

Sunset: 8:16pm

859 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

Reminder

The hours will be changing as of May 13th. Opening will be at 6:00 AM and closing will be at 5:00 PM.

May 8, 2024

Just a few anglers ventured on the run today. One of our season passholders managed to land several smallmouth and one immature steelhead. He was fishing in the middle of the run this morning. The weather for tonight will be overcast with a slight chance of a rain shower. Low 47F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow, some cloudy skies with another slight chance of a rain shower. High 61F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. The release from the Dam will be 750CFS thru 1159pm 5/9/24.   Opening and closing hours will be changing…as of 5/13/24 the new hours will be 6AM thru 5PM

Clouds

54° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:47am

Sunset: 8:14pm

874 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 7, 2024

Another spectacular weather day here on the run with cloudless skies, little wind, and temperatures around 70 degrees It looks like we have some rain in the forecast for the next several days, so it's enjoy it while we can. The anglers that shared this fine weather did not report any Steelhead, but smallmouth bass continue to occupy and entertain. Water will be staying at 750cfs from the dam through midnight tomorrow and the flow at Pineville is 867cfs.

Clouds

67° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:48am

Sunset: 8:13pm

867 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 6, 2024

Only a few anglers joined on what turned out to be a truly beautiful day. Early morning fog gave way to plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures into the mid-60's. Anglers reported getting into some smallmouth bass , but having to cover considerable time and water in  to bring them to hand. No reports of any Steelhead being hooked today. Water temperature early this morning was 54 degrees rising to 58 by mid day. The water will be dropping to 500cfs at 9:00PM this evening and that should help the fishing tomorrow. The current flow at Pineville is 898cfs, but that, too, will be dropping.

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:49am

Sunset: 8:12pm

898 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 5, 2024

Some pretty heavy rainfall from this morning into the early afternoon.  Despite the off and on down pour, most of our anglers joined us this morning and fished into the early afternoon.  Based on the reports we received, fishing remained similar to yesterday.  Most anglers reported covering quite a bit of ground in their outings, with middle sections of the property once again reporting the most activity, but also the most concentrated efforts.  Overall, a few smallmouth bass was a good day today, with one lucky angler reporting a steelhead.    The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 350 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/5).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:51am

Sunset: 8:11pm

536 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

May 4, 2024

Slightly cooler temperatures and a lack of sunshine seemed to put a bit of a damper on the fishing today.  Most of our anglers joined us first thing this morning, and fished well through the day hoping for things to pick up, but activity remained consistently quiet throughout the day.  Efforts were widespread across the property, with anglers covering just about top to bottom of the property.  Ultimately the middle sections seemed to host the most activity.  Despite forecasted rain, the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 350 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/5).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

66° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:52am

Sunset: 8:10pm

488 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 3, 2024

It's hard to ask for a more comfortable day to be on the water, fishing.  Temperatures started in the low 40's this morning, but ultimately reached mid 70's by mid day.  While expectations of steelhead start to dwindle as we head into May, there's certainly a glimmer of hope for a few lingering, as we saw earlier this week.  Most anglers reported a handful of bass today, a few 'whoppers', with just one report of an untamable steelhead that got away.  Ultimately, it seemed most anglers were successful in their endeavors, particularly in the middle and upper sections of the property today.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 350 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (5/4).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

69° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:53am

Sunset: 8:09pm

494 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 2, 2024

The water temperature was 52F at 6am and rose to 54F by 10am. The flow out of the Dam remains at 350CFS through midnight tomorrow night. One of our season pass holders stated that is was windy at the end of the run this morning. While others had real success at the upper end of the run, hooking and landing steelhead and smallmouth bass. And one angler landed 20 small mouth bass on spinners this morning. The clear skies and warmer temperatures seem to suit fishing today. The afternoon guests had just as much success as the morning anglers. One angler met his personal best by landing 15 smallmouth bass and a couple of steelhead. He fished the middle to upper parts of the run. The weather for tonight will have a few passing clouds. Low 46F. Winds light and variable, and for tomorrow sunshine and clouds mixed. High 74F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:55am

Sunset: 8:07pm

500 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

May 1, 2024

The day started out a little chilly with some fog, almost no wind to speak of, the water temperature this morning was 53F and was expected to go up as the day wore on. There was quite a bit of action up and down the river, several guests report catching a good number of bass and steelhead, with the lower/middle sections being the most productive areas. The weather for tonight partly cloudy. Low 48F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrows' weather will be partly cloudy. High 58F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. The flow out of the Dam through Thursday midnight will be 350CFS and out of Pineville 531CFS.  

1 more for the road! May 1st steelhead

Clouds

65° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:56am

Sunset: 8:06pm

525 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 30, 2024

I don't know who was responsible for the weather forecast today, but they got it all wrong. This morning was on target with temperatures in the mid-60's and a mixture of sun and clouds, but this afternoon things went downhill. Overcast, rain throughout the afternoon and temperatures in the high 40's. Pretty miserable. Hopefully, tomorrows forecast which is calling for mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the low to mid-60's, will be on target. We had several anglers join us on the run and the reports were that fishing was decent. Good numbers of smallmouth came out to play and there are still Steelhead in the mix. I talked to an angler this afternoon that was fishing upriver and he reported that there are still good numbers of fish (which means that there are still mor to come). The flow from the dam will remain at 350cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 542cfs.

Rain

50° / Rain

Sunrise: 5:57am

Sunset: 8:05pm

542 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

April 29, 2024

The weather this morning was cloudy, overcast, and cooler than we had expected, but by this afternoon the skies lightened up, the sun came out, and temperatures rose well into the 60's. It ended up being a beautiful Spring day. The anglers that fished the run today reported getting into a few Steelhead and bass today. As is usually the case, some did better that others, but overall I would say that it was a decent day. While it's hard to establish a pattern (with changing weather and water flow) it does seem that the drop back season is winding down. It looks like the weather will be more consistent for the next several days, the water flow will be dropping to 350cfs at midnight tonight, and that should allow us to get a better idea as to the state of affairs. Flow from the dam is currently (pun intended) at 500cfs but will be going to 350cfs at midnight tonight and the flow at Pineville is presently 560cfs (which is down from 660cfs earlier today) which suggests that they may have already dropped the water from the dam.

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 5:59am

Sunset: 8:04pm

560 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 28, 2024

Contrary to forecasts, the rain held off this morning, with some off and on showers as we got into the afternoon. Overall, another warm day approaching near 70 F even with the lack of sunshine. Water temperatures began at a reported 50 F and reached about 54 F by mid day. Most of our anglers joined us first thing this morning and fished into the early afternoon ahead some heavy stints of rain. Again, the lack of sunshine seemed to put a damper on the smallmouth activity. While the number of bass reported was lower again today, it seemed to give way to quite a few hungry steelhead. Most angling efforts were concentrated in the middle and lower sections, with the middle reporting the most productivity. The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/29). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Rain

63° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:00am

Sunset: 8:03pm

628 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

April 27, 2024

Despite the abundant overcast and heavy winds, conditions remained pretty comfortable on the water, reaching about 60 F.  Most of our anglers took advantage of the 40 F start to the day and joined us first thing this morning, fishing into the early afternoon.  Fortunately with the SSE winds, anglers were able to seek some refuge in the middle and upper sections of the property, reporting little disruption.  It seemed like the lack of sun slowed the smallmouth fishing down a bit, with most anglers reporting a few caught, just in lesser numbers today.  A few less smallmouth reported today, but a couple of steelhead reported in the mix. With most angling efforts focused in the middle and upper sections, it seemed the middle remained the most productive again today.  Forecasts call for similar conditions tomorrow, just slightly warmer, nearing 70 F.   At this time the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/28).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:02am

Sunset: 8:01pm

615 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 26, 2024

Temperatures took quite the dive last night, starting the day out at about 25 F with a thick layer of frost.  Fortunately, temperatures quickly rose and more than doubled, reaching about 59 F by this afternoon.  Overall, conditions were comfortable, but the lack of overcast seemed to be today's hurdle.  Most of our anglers joined us first thing this morning despite the rather frigid temperatures, taking advantage of the fishing before the mid day sun.  Based on the reports that we received, most were successful in landing quite a few smallmouth bass, with just only a couple of reports of steelhead today.  Most angling efforts were concentrated in the middle and lower sections of the run, with the middle section reporting the most productivity.  At this time, the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/27).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

59° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:03am

Sunset: 8:00pm

622 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 25, 2024

A cooler day, clear blue skies, and no wind were the conditions that our anglers experienced today. Reports were mixed today with some anglers striking out while others were quite successful in brings Steelhead to hand. No particular section of the river seemed to fish better than any other. Tomorrow's forecast of clear skies and temperatures approaching 60 looks very promising. The water temperature started at 44 degrees and rose to fifty by mid-day in the lower end of the run. Water from the dam is 500cfs through midnight tomorrow and the current flow is 628cfs at Pineville.

Clear

43° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:05am

Sunset: 7:59pm

628 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 24, 2024

Today was, in many ways, the opposite of yesterday. Today we had significantly cooler temperatures than yesterday, we had sunny skies in the morning that gave way to clouds in the afternoon and today it was the other way around, and the fishing was clearly much improved from yesterday. The anglers that I spoke with rather than describing it as "tough" thought, overall, the fishing was very good. Clearly more Steelhead were brought to hand and significantly more smallmouth bass came out to play today. We will have some cold overnight temperatures in the forecast for the next couple of days and we'll have to wait and see how that plays out. The flow is to remain at 500cfs from the dam through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at the Pineville gauge is 641cfs (and holding steady). We had no water temperature readings for today, but there is little doubt that it has cooled down some (and will continue so over the next several days).

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:06am

Sunset: 7:58pm

641 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

April 23, 2024

Today was a 50-50 kind of a day. Weather-wise this morning was sunny with relatively little wind and this afternoon the front rolled in and it became cloudy, overcast, and windy. The fishing 50-50 as well. Of the anglers that I spoke with, about half struggled to get into any fish and the other half found some success. Not great success and not the numbers of recent days, but still a decent day. The smallmouth seemed to be evasive as there were very little reports of smallmouth success, but that may have been due to the fact that our guests were focused on catching Steelhead. Overall, the consensus was that today was a "slower" and "tough" day. The water temperatures was reported as 45 early this morning and by noon had risen to 51 degrees. Water from the dam remains at 500cfs and the flow at Pineville is 641cfs.

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:08am

Sunset: 7:57pm

641 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 22, 2024

CFS at the Pineville gauge 660 - air temperatures hovered in the 40s to 50s - hazy blue skies with brilliant sunshine, and light winds, made for a great day to be outdoors - most of our guests (excepting the couple of guests swinging flies only) were able to get into one or two Steelhead in the 6# to 10# range (although a couple of guests reported losing larger fish), with some bonus modest sized Smallmouth Bass in the mix. The last guest of the evening reported a very good day, with one guest hooking into double digit, all hookups were Steelhead. Tonight's forecast: "A few passing clouds. Low 38F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.". Tomorrow's forecast: "A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 64F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.".

Clear

45° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:09am

Sunset: 7:56pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 21, 2024

Another interesting mixture of conditions today, with a light rain turning to brief snow showers, and then to clear blue skies.  Temperatures dropped into the mid 30's last night, making for a cold start to a late April morning.  Despite the colder morning, most of our anglers joined us early this morning, taking advantage of the overcast before this afternoon's clear blue skies.  Based on reports from our anglers today this morning, a few anglers had success with steelhead, while this afternoon, a majority of the reports were of smallmouth with little mention of steelhead.  Most angling efforts were focused in the middle sections of the property, with a few anglers venturing down to the lower sections but indicating a rather difficult time given the winds.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/22).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

 

Clear

45° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:11am

Sunset: 7:54pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 20, 2024

Conditions were interesting, with a bit of rain, fairly strong wind and some bright blue skies over the course of the day.  Most of our anglers joined us this morning into the early afternoon, calling it quits after a few hours battling with the winds.  We received a mix of reports, but nearly all anglers reported some sort of action today.  Some anglers reported an equal mix of both steelhead and smallmouth bass, while others reported only smallmouth bass.  Most anglers focused their efforts in the middle and lower sections of the property today, with the middle sections reporting the most success.  The release from the dam is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/21). Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:12am

Sunset: 7:53pm

700 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 19, 2024

Conditions started fair, but ultimately it was another day of pretty heavy rainfall.  Despite continued rainfall, the dam release was adjusted at 2:00 PM this afternoon from 750 CFS to 500 CFS. Based on reports from our anglers today, it was an 'okay' day, with a few more bass reported today than steelhead.  Most efforts were focused in the middle and lower sections of the run, with the middle sections reporting the greatest success.  Water clarity was not reported to be an issue today, but may be a different story tomorrow if the rain keeps this pace.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (4/20).   Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Rain

52° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:14am

Sunset: 7:52pm

714 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

April 18, 2024

CFS at the dam started at 1000, at noon dropped to 750, and is currently scheduled to drop further to 500 at 2 PM tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1270 and ended at 913 - air temperatures hovered in the high 40s - overcast skies, with light sprinkling - winds were generally moderate. I was only able to speak to a handful of our guests - most were able to at least get a few tugs, or fight a Steelhead momentarily, with those brought to hand in the typical 6# range, although a guest reported a much larger one popping his 12# leader "like a flimsy thread". Featured in the picture is a nice Smallmouth Bass brought to hand today. Tonight's forecast: "Rain showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low around 45F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.". Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High 63F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.". No photo description available.

Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:16am

Sunset: 7:51pm

913 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 17, 2024

Not all the anglers coming off the river this afternoon/evening had a challenging day. One group landed several nice sized Smallmouth and a Steelhead. This morning an 8-inch Rainbow and 20-inch Smallmouth were brought to hand. This same angler also hooked a Steelhead, this action was in the middle of the run. One of our guests caught sight of an Osprey and an Eagle, not sure if they caught anything. Tonight, cloudy with periods of rain. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Tomorrow, it will be cloudy with occasional light rain. High 52F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. The flow per Safewaters (the dam) will be 1000CFS thru 11:59pm tonight.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:17am

Sunset: 7:50pm

1240 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 16, 2024

A beautiful sunny day with reasonable temperatures and little wind. We could have done with a little less sunshine as that, combined with the higher water level, made things difficult for our anglers today. There were Steelhead and smallmouth brought to hand but I spoke with a number of anglers that came up empty today which is indicative of today's fishing being not quite at yesterdays level. I'm hopeful that with the drop of water and the forecast for clouds, that tomorrow will be another good day for Steelhead and Smallmouth. The water temperature this morning was 45 degrees and by noon had risen to 50. The flow at the dam remains at 1000cfs but at 9:00AM tomorrow the water will go to 750cfs. The current flow at Pineville is 1260cfs (and that, too, will begin to drop after 9:00AM)

Clear

58° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:19am

Sunset: 7:48pm

1250 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 15, 2024

A rather unpleasant start to the day with overcast skies and a cold wind coming off the lake but things improved as the day progressed ending up with reasonable temperatures, dying wind and not a cloud in the sky. Throughout the day we received excellent reports of fishing from the anglers with all that I spoke with getting into at least (most did more) and large smallmouth in good numbers were in the mix. The kind of day that we all hope for when we come fishing. Water temperatures were in the mid-40's to start the day and ended near 50 at the end. Perfect for drop back's and smallmouth alike. The current flow from the dam is 750cfs until 9:00PM tonight at which point it will go to 900cfs. The flow at Pineville is 905cfs (but it, too, will be on the rise)

Clear

50° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:20am

Sunset: 7:47pm

921 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 14, 2024

The weather cooperated, for the most part today.  Some wind, and a few quick stints of fairly heavy rain.  But otherwise temperatures remained comfortable hanging in the mid 50's throughout the day with plenty of overcast.  Water temperatures began a reported 44 F and only increased to 45 F by mid day.  After rain yesterday and again today, run off continues to keep the Pineville gauge up, with a current flow of 566 CFS.  Despite the continued runoff, water clarity was not reported to be an issue today.  Based on reports from our anglers, today was definitely a good day.  Both comfortable and productive.  Anglers filtered onto the property beginning at first light through mid afternoon.  Ultimately it sounds like this morning fished the best, with most reporting fish right off the bat, and then bit of a lull carrying into the afternoon.  With another good turnout today, a majority of the run was covered, but upper sections of the property indicated the greatest success with a mix of well mended drop-backs and a few fresh steelhead.  At this time the dam release is scheduled to increase from 295 to 750 CFS at 9:00 PM tonight (4/14), where it is scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (4/15).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:22am

Sunset: 7:46pm

566 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 13, 2024

Odds certainly weren't in the angler's favor, with some pretty tough weather conditions today.  The winds were the biggest hurdle, holding around 20 MPH with gusts reaching 40 MPH.  Along with the high winds, a steady rain added to the chill, with temperatures in the 40's but a real feel of about 32 F.  Despite these less than desirable conditions, quite a few anglers joined us over the course of the day.  Most making rather short outings given the conditions, but quite a few anglers were successful, reporting activity on par with this past week, with mostly drop-back steelhead with a couple of fresh steelhead reported in the mix.  The middle section reported the most success  and attention, offering a bit of shelter from the winds.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/14).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:24am

Sunset: 7:45pm

566 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 12, 2024

A windy start to the morning, but ultimately settling around 10 MPH with strong gusts in the mix.  Some off and on light rain showers throughout the day but no significant rainfall.  Overall conditions were comfortable with temperatures hanging in the 50's for most of the day with plenty of overcast.  After some pretty heavy rainfall yesterday, we're still seeing quite a bit of runoff accumulated below the Pineville gauge, which currently reads near 500 CFS.  Most anglers commented on the clarity, remarking it  was quite chalky.  Reports from our anglers indicated what seemed to be a 'okay' day, with most anglers reporting fish to hand.  A majority of fish reported today were drop-backs, with a handful of bass reported by anglers focusing their attention in the lowers sections of the run.  At dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/13).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:25am

Sunset: 7:44pm

494 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

April 11, 2024

CFS at the dam 295 (until midnight tomorrow), CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 430 and ended at 442 - water was initially a bit stained, clearing in the late morning - air temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to mid 60s - overcast skies, with light sprinkling primarily in the morning - winds were generally moderate, with a few gusts. With a couple of exceptions, our guests were able to get into at least a few Steelhead each, in the typical 6# to 10# range, although a guest reported a much larger one straightening his hook out. Beads under bobbers, a baby blue jig with a white body and tail under a bobber, and a swung egg-sucking leech pattern all accounted for Steelhead, while a small floating minnow lure was very effective for those guests who mainly targeted Smallmouth Bass today. Tonight's forecast: "A steady rain this evening. Showers continuing overnight. Low 58F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.". Tomorrow's forecast: "Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 63F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.".

Clouds

65° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:27am

Sunset: 7:42pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 10, 2024

CFS at the dam 295 (until midnight tomorrow), CFS at the Pineville gauge read 430 all day - water temperatures ranged from 48 to 52 degrees over the course of the day - air temperatures climbed from the high 40s to low 60s, and is currently 55 degrees - overcast skies, with bands of light rain moving through periodically in the morning - winds were moderate. Almost all of our guests were able to get into a couple to a handful of Steelhead, in the 6# to 11# range. A couple of guests reported bringing to hand Smallmouth Bass in the 13" to 16" range - egg sacks under bobbers, or bounced along the bottom, produced today, as well as beads under bobbers, small silver or gold spinners, and small floating minnow lures. Tonight's forecast: "Cloudy with occasional rain late. Low 49F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%." Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy with periods of rain. High 69F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Higher wind gusts possible.".

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:29am

Sunset: 7:41pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 9, 2024

Beautiful blue skies, negligible wind, and temperatures in the low 70's. What more could you ask for? How about excellent Steelhead fishing? We had that as well. Today was the day that we have been waiting for. The elements must all have come together because the fish showed up in far greater numbers that we have seen so far this drop back season.. Those that were swinging flies got into Steelhead today (and that should tell you something). I spoke with many happy, satisfied and grateful anglers today. Fish seemed to be in all the spots you would expect them to be and reports are that there are still plenty of fish upstream that will be making their way down. Water temperature approached 50 degrees late this afternoon and with the 60 degrees and rain in the forecast for tomorrow, things are shaping up very nicely. Water from the dam remains at 295 cfs and at Pineville the flow is 436 cfs.

Clouds

69° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:31am

Sunset: 7:40pm

436 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 8, 2024

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

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:32am

Sunset: 7:39pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 7, 2024

We started the day with some frost, but things warmed up quickly with bright blue skies all day, reaching into the upper 50's.  Certainly a lack of overcast, but that didn't deter anglers from enjoying a beautiful day on the water, steelhead fishing.  Quite a few anglers joined us right off the bat this morning, and were able to get a few hours in before winds picked up mid morning, with the majority of anglers reporting at least a steelhead brought to hand, and if not had quite a few on.  Efforts were pretty wide spread on the property today, with anglers covering the property top to bottom. Most anglers were able to find success in the middle sections again, specifically in the deeper pools.  All reports were of drop back steelhead, with the exception of a brown trout landed. Water temperatures began at 40 F this morning, and reach about 45 F mid day. The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/8).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clear

53° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:34am

Sunset: 7:38pm

525 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

April 6, 2024

With another day of a 295 CFS release, we were all hopeful just a bit of consistency might turn things back on after the significant drop we saw earlier in the week.  Based on reports from our anglers today, it seems activity picked up ever so slightly, but still was rather difficult with a lack of overcast on low clear water.  Most of the action reported earlier in the day, and specifically in the lower and middle sections of the property, with little reported in the upper sections.  Given the sun, deeper pools reported the best activity today. The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 295 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/7).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:36am

Sunset: 7:36pm

536 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 5, 2024

With a substantial drop in flows over the past few days, hopes were high, but the fishing seemed tough for the handful of anglers that joined us today.  Most anglers covered the greater part of the property today with flows down, allowing a bit more wading accessibility.  Based on reports from these anglers today, the upper sections of the property were productive, but the lower section was the most productive today for most.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at a 295 CFS release until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/6).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

 

Rain

38° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:35pm

542 CFS Pineville Gauge

295 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

April 4, 2024

CFS at the dam started at 500 this morning, dropped to 350 at noon, and is scheduled to drop further, to 295, as of 9 PM tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge initially read 687, since dropped to 506 as of this report - air temperatures climbed from the mid 30s to low 40s, and are back to the mid 30s - overcast skies, with bands of light rain moving through periodically, with occasional brief slushy snowfall - winds were moderate. Our few morning guests were able to get into a solitary Steelhead. Our afternoon guests were able to get into a handful of decent Steelhead and even two smallish resident Brown Trout - degree of angling success, as usual, depended upon time spent on the water today - one guest reported seeing another guest bring to hand a Smallmouth Bass, however I could not confirm that first hand - it's about that time of the year, however, for the bass to nose into the run - egg sacks under bobbers, or bounced along the bottom produced today. Tonight's forecast: "Rain and snow this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Low 32F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90%." Tomorrow's forecast: "Snow showers becoming mixed with rain later. High near 40F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 50%.". NOTE: we are nearing the water temperature (50 degrees) when the Smallmouth Bass start coming into the DSR part of the river, in sufficient numbers to keep your family members, especially youths, very happily occupied - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates!

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:39am

Sunset: 7:34pm

506 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 2, 2024

Overcast skies today with some light drizzle coming in late this afternoon and the wind was brutal today. Coming straight downriver made things difficult for our anglers today. It did relent toward the end of the day but by that time most of our anglers had left the run. Still, the few anglers that I spoke with most of them were able to bring a few fish to hand. The occasional sucker is showing up and one Brown Trout was also in the mix. Cooler temperatures tomorrow (in the low forties), breezy in the morning, and periods of rain throughout the day. It looks like the power company changed their minds as the water is not scheduled to go up to 1500 cfs at 9:00PM as originally scheduled, but will remain at 1200 cfs through midnight tomorrow (the 3rd). Current flow t Pineville is 1380 cfs with a slight uptick of 10 cfs.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 7:32pm

1380 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

April 1, 2024

Overcast conditions gave way this afternoon to clearing skies and plenty of sunshine. Temperature that started pretty cool this morning rose into the low 50's this afternoon and wind was not a factor. A few more anglers than we have seen over the past several days showed up today and based on those that I spoke with were able to get into some Steelhead plus one Rainbow. Not great numbers but a bit of an improvement over what we have seen of late. I guess the "powers that be" expect some increased moisture over the next several days as the water from the dam will be going up to 1500 cfs beginning at 9:00PM tomorrow night. Current flow at Pineville is 1390 cfs

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 7:31pm

1390 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 31, 2024

A little breezy, but conditions remained fair otherwise.  A mix of clouds and blue skies offered a good amount of overcast, keeping things pretty cool reaching only about 40 F.  Given the holiday, we had little pressure on the run, with just a few anglers filtering onto the property throughout the day.  Based on reports from the anglers we spoke with, it seemed there was slightly more activity than the past couple of days. Most angling efforts were focused in the middle sections of property today, with little reported in the lower sections.  All fish reported were drop backs, with the exception of one fresh chrome steelhead.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (4/1).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 7:29pm

1400 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 30, 2024

Another cold start to the morning, with temperatures beginning around 32 F.  Fortunately mostly sunny skies warmed things up a bit, but temperatures only reached a high of about 41 F this afternoon.  Overall, a considerably breezy day with winds remaining steady around 10 MPH for the majority of the day.  Based on reports from our anglers today, it was a tough pick.  While the wind was a nuisance, it seemed a majority of anglers had difficulty given the lack of cloud coverage, with quite a few reporting a skunk for the day.  Despite the winds, a number of anglers ventured to the lower sections of the property, reporting the most activity and attention today.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/31).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:48am

Sunset: 7:28pm

1410 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 29, 2024

The day started off fairly calm, and then the wind kicked in.  Most of our anglers joined us earlier in the day, and were able to get some time in on the water before things got too windy.  Based on the reports from our anglers, things were tough today regardless of the wind.  With a dam release remaining at 1200 CFS, the fish are pretty spread out.  Most activity was reported in the middle sections today.  A few brave souls made their way to the bottom of the property today, and despite the roaring winds , managed a couple fish.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/30).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling information.

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 7:27pm

1420 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 28, 2024

The sun came out this afternoon but that didn't seem to help the temperature (or the fishing) that much. Temperatures struggled to get above the mid-forties and our anglers struggled to get into Steelhead. This morning, when it was still overcast seemed to fish better than this afternoon, but that, too, was a bit of a struggle. Hopefully, the water level will be coming down over the next several days and, if so, that would help. The water coming into the reservoir from the North Branch of the Salmon River is steadily dropping and that is encouraging Currently the flow from the dam will remain at 1200 cfs through midnight Friday and the flow at Pineville is 1440 cfs

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:52am

Sunset: 7:26pm

1440 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 27, 2024

Sunny for the better part of the day with a cold front coming in this afternoon that caused temperatures to drop from 61 to the high 40's. Overall a pretty nice day. Wind was less of a factor than it has been of late. While things will be a little cooler over the next several day with temperatures in the low to mid-forties there is no rain forecast in the near-term. Fishing improved today from what it had been recently and that is very encouraging. While there weren't a great many anglers on the run today, the majority of those that joined us were able to get in to a Steelhead and multiple anglers were able to get into multiple fish. Hopefully, this pattern continues and continues on the upward trend. The water from the dam will be going up to 1200 cfs at 8:00PM this evening (which must be due to snow melt in the upper drainage) and the current flow at Pineville is 1010 cfs (and on the rise)

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:54am

Sunset: 7:25pm

1010 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 26, 2024

Well at least the wind wasn't out of the East like yesterday (meaning straight down river) but it still blew pretty hard. More manageable at cross-river, but still making things difficult. The fish aren't cooperating either. Not sure what is going on right now, but things have become pretty difficult. The water temperature reported by one angler this afternoon was 48 degrees. We should be seeing more Steelhead with those numbers, but is not the case. Inexplicably, the fish seem to holding upriver and taking their time journeying back to the lake. My expectation is that will soon change. Water from the dam remains at 750 cfs and at Pineville 961 cfs

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 7:23pm

961 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 25, 2024

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures than we have had for a while were favorable conditions on the run today. Unfavorable, and a difficulty commented upon by all of our anglers, was the wind. It was out of the East and it was formidable making for very challenging conditions on the run. Pretty much everyone struggled today. Water temperature started at 35 degrees this morning, 40 at 2:00PM and we had a late report of the temperature going up some more this afternoon. It won't get quite as colder overnight and with warmer temperatures tomorrow the water temperature should continue to go up and that will improve things considerably. Water from the dam will remain at 750 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 945 cfs

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:57am

Sunset: 7:22pm

945 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 24, 2024

With temperatures dropping to near 11 F last night, we started with some serious frost this morning.  However, things warmed up quite nicely with plenty of sunshine today, but only reaching about 32 F.  Winds remained steady around 5-7 MPH but were tolerable in most areas.  Based on reports from our anglers, the sun seemed to be the big hurdle today, with most anglers reporting their success in the earlier, and or later parts of their outings today. Once the sun came over the trees things got tough. Overall, activity seemed to be lighter today, compared the past few days.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/25).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clear

30° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 7:21pm

953 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

March 23, 2024

DELAYED OPENING
Due to low temperatures DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Sunday 3/24.
  • 3/24 -  9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Last night's snow carried into the morning, leaving us with about 5 inches of accumulation.  As temperatures warmed up, winds also steadily increased.  Temperatures topped out at 30 F, with winds 12 MPH and gusts of 24 MPH.  Needless to say, it wasn't the most comfortable day to be on the water.  Despite the conditions quite a few anglers joined us mid morning and stuck it out into the late afternoon.  Based on the reports, a majority of anglers were successful in getting at least a fish to hand, with a few lost.  Most angling efforts were reported in the middle and upper sections of the property today, with little reported from the lower sections.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/24).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling information.

Clouds

27° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 7:20pm

945 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 22, 2024

DELAYED OPENING
Due to low temperatures and impending storms DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Saturday 3/23 & Sunday 3/24.
  • 3/23 -  9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
  • 3/24 -  9:00 AM - 8:15  PM
Temperatures started in the teens this morning, only reaching a high of around 28 F by this afternoon.  Having no pressure yesterday, hopes were high for the handful of anglers that joined us today.  Despite the gradually increasing winds and snowfall, a number of anglers fished the greater part of the day.  Fishing kept pace with what we've seen the past week. Those that were the most successful in their outings today, spent significant time covering a majority of the property, with the middle section reporting the most action (but also the most attention).   Fish reported today were mostly spawned out female steelhead with just a few fresh steelhead.  The dam release is currently scheduled to increase from 500 CFS to 750 CFS at 9:00 PM tonight (3/22), where it is scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/23).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Snow

24° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:03am

Sunset: 7:19pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

March 21, 2024

Cold temperatures and strong winds kept anglers off the run today which went unfished. Fortunately, over the next week it looks like conditions will be improving with warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine. It's back to Spring! and with the drop back season gaining momentum, fishing should be improving on the run. The flow from the dam remains at 500 cfs and the current flow from Pineville is 654 cfs

Clouds

26° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 7:18pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 20, 2024

CFS at the dam 500 - the current forecast is to midnight tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge remained at 660 all day - air temperatures hovered in the mid 30s - overcast skies, with bands of flurries of light, fine grained, snow moving through periodically - winds were moderate at the Welcome Center, but reportedly stronger on the run itself. Our morning guests were able to get into a few "skippy" (small) Steelhead. Our afternoon guest fished a few hours and was able to get into a handful of larger Steelhead. Tonight's forecast: "Windy. Snow will taper off and end this evening leading to cloudy conditions late. Low around 20F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Higher wind gusts possible." Tomorrow's forecast: "Windy with mostly cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High near 30F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.". NOTE: we are nearing the water temperature (50 degrees) when the Smallmouth Bass start coming into the DSR part of the river, in sufficient numbers to keep your family members, especially youths, happily occupied - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates!

Clouds

33° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:06am

Sunset: 7:16pm

660 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

March 19, 2024

CFS at the dam 500 - the current forecast is to midnight tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge 660 - water temperature 39 degrees, air temperatures started at 30 degrees, then fell and rose between 27 to 33 degrees all day - overcast skies, with periods of light, fine grained, snow alternating with near whiteout heavy snow conditions - winds were generally light and variable. A couple of guests fished the morning only, hooking into two Steelhead each, both bright chrome and obvious fallbacks, some hefty. A few fished the afternoon only, with similar results, and the high hook today achieving 2 / 5 Steelhead, drifting both beads and egg sacks (eggs better for hard strikes and takes), after fishing top to bottom of the run. Tonight's forecast: "Snow this evening will give way to lingering snow showers late. Low 32F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches." Tomorrow's forecast: "Snow. Winds will increase during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Higher wind gusts possible.". NOTE: we are nearing the water temperature (50 degrees) when the Smallmouth Bass start coming into the DSR part of the river, in sufficient numbers to keep your family members entertained - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates!

Snow

33° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:08am

Sunset: 7:15pm

667 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

March 18, 2024

Colder temperatures, overcast skies, snow flurries, and a nuisance wind were todays conditions. I guess Spring isn't quite ready to settle in yet. The few anglers that fished the run today seemed to have some luck hooking into multiple fish, but bringing them to hand was a different story. Still, talking to the anglers that hooked into fish, it was obvious that they still had a pleasurable and enjoyable outing. The flow from the dam remains at 500cfs and the current flow at Pineville 647cfs

Snow

34° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 7:14pm

647 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

March 17, 2024

A calm start to the day with plenty of overcast, quickly turned into high winds with few clouds and quite a bit of sun but only about 40 F.   Most of our anglers joined us mid morning, just in time for the wind.  With winds hanging between 10-15 MPH and gusts up to 30 MPH things were certainly tricky today.  Based on reports from our anglers, it was a bit of grind between the elements and following up a fairly heavily pressured weekend, but seemed to be on par again with the activity we've seen the last few days.  Efforts were pretty wide spread throughout the property, with some attempts made in the lower sections of the property but ultimately proving to be unproductive for most contending with winds.  With the water back down to a reasonably wadable flow, some anglers ventured to the upper sections of the property and were able to find a few fish and seek some refuge from the high winds.  But once again, the middle section prevailed, and seemed to be the most productive for anglers today. The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/18).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 7:13pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 16, 2024

A bit colder today than it was yesterday with temperatures starting out in the 30's and reaching just shy of 50 F.  This morning we had plenty of overcast with some light rain, which ultimately turned into a fairly sunny day this afternoon.  With a colder start to the morning, anglers trickled onto the run late morning, with a few joining us this afternoon.  Some of our anglers that joined us yesterday, joined us again today, indicating a better day today.  But, that wasn't the case for all.  Again, just about half of our anglers were able to land multiple fish in their outings, while the other half had a tough go at things, especially once the sun broke free of the clouds.  It seems that the drop backs that were coming through this afternoon were certainly on a mission, with a number of anglers commenting on their acrobatics, having seen multiple steelhead flying out of the water making their way down river.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/17).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 7:12pm

654 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 15, 2024

Much to everyone's surprise, the dam release was reduced to 500 CFS again mid day, originally scheduled for 750 CFS until tonight.  While a mid-day drop is never ideal conditions otherwise remained fair, with a bit more sun and blue skies than most might like, but minimal wind and comfortable temperatures.  Water temperatures ultimately reached around 44 F.  Overall, reports from our anglers were split.  It seemed this afternoon fished better than this morning, with several anglers reporting multiple fish brought to hand, a majority being drop-back steelhead caught in the middle and lower sections of property.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow( (3/16).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

49° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:16am

Sunset: 7:10pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 14, 2024

Conditions remained calm throughout the day, with little to no wind, plenty of overcast and temperatures reaching just shy of 60 F this afternoon.  The dam release was adjusted from 1000 CFS to 750 CFS at 3:00 PM this afternoon. Being such a minor reduction in flows and it taking several hours to see the affects of the drop here on the lower end of the river, it didn't seem like it impacted the fishing much today.  Based on the reports from our anglers, fishing remained on par, with an 'okay'  but tough day today.  Most anglers were able to manage at least one fish to hand in their short outings.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/15).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:17am

Sunset: 7:09pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 13, 2024

CFS at the dam dropped from 1200 to 1000 as of 7 AM - the current forecast is only to midnight tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge 1390 (has been slowly dropping all day) - water temperature 40 degrees - air temperatures started at 42 degrees, climbed to our high of 64 degrees, now starting to drop - hazy blue skies and sunny most of the day - winds were generally light. Despite idyllic weather, most of our guests fished without any success, excepting a couple who fished until dusk, who reported one to two Steelhead each - there was one notable exception: John, guided by DSR Guide John Kopy, of Little John's Fishing Guide Service, floated the property in a drift boat and achieved 11 Steelhead, all drop-backs, some with heft to them, back-trolling with lures and using pink and blue egg sacks - John also scored an 8# Walleye and several Northern Pike - quite a day! Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 57F. Winds light and variable.". NOTE: we are nearing the water temperature (50 degrees) when the Smallmouth Bass start coming into the DSR part of the river - it is possible to battle +100 bass in a day, ideal for entertaining your family members - make your fishing plans now, and don't forget to check out our highly competitive lodging rates
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Clouds

65° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 7:08pm

1390 CFS Pineville Gauge

1000 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 12, 2024

Thankfully the winds of yesterday subsided and the clouds gave way to clear skies and warmer temperatures. Those factors contributed to a number of anglers fishing the run today. A brown trout and a number of drop-back Steelhead rewarded our anglers for their effort, but not in great numbers. The higher water continues to make things less-than-idea, but it looks like things will be begin to change in that regard. The scheduled water release from the dam is currently 1200 cfs but will be going down to 1000 cfs at 7:00AM tomorrow. The current flow at Pineville is 1640 cfs but hat should be dropping tomorrow as well. Hopefully this trend, long with warming temperatures will continue throughout the week.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 7:07pm

1640 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 11, 2024

No snow to speak of with plenty of sunshine, but the wind was howling today which, in all likelihood was the reason the run went unfished today. Water from the dam remains at 1200 cfs and at Pineville the flow is currently 1690 cfs

Clouds

39° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:23am

Sunset: 7:06pm

1690 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 10, 2024

A calm start to the day with a brief period of light rain early on, but as the day progressed winds picked up gradually, getting to about 16 MPH with gusts up to 32 MPH.  The possibility of snow loomed, but probabilities lessened and were pushed later as the day went on.  Ultimately given the forecasted conditions and the winter weather advisory, just a couple of anglers joined us for quick outings early this morning ahead of the inclement weather. The dam release remained at 1200 CFS today but is currently scheduled to be reduced down to 750 CFS tomorrow (3/11) at 9:00 AM. Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Snow

35° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:24am

Sunset: 7:04pm

1720 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 9, 2024

Today's conditions certainly weren't for the faint of heart.  Steady rain, and a SE wind at about 20 MPH with gusts up to 38 MPH made for a rather difficult day.  Several anglers joined us for short outings today given the conditions.  Based on the reports from these anglers, each were able to land at least one steelhead, but between the driving winds and rain they didn't come easy.  It was one of those days, no matter where you went on the property, there just wasn't that perfect spot to seek some cover from the elements.  These anglers covered quite a bit of ground, but the middle section was reported to be the most fruitful. Forecasts call for similar weather conditions tomorrow, with temperatures dropping into the 30's with rain likely turning to snow.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (3/10).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Rain

42° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:26am

Sunset: 6:03pm

1580 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

March 8, 2024

A cold start, but things warmed up quickly with just a touch of overcast and a mostly sunny day.   Air temperatures reached around 55 F, but felt much cooler with some pretty steady SE winds for the greater part of the day, and water temperatures reported at 39 F.  A rather light crowd for such a nice day, but those that joined us certainly appreciated the solitude. The majority of the anglers that joined us, joined us for the morning into the early afternoon.  Based on the reports we received the lack of overcast was the hurdle today, but a few anglers reported several steelhead, all of which were reported as spawned out, drop backs.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (3/9).  Please monitor  safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:28am

Sunset: 6:02pm

1600 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 7, 2024

Lots of sunshine, with fairly strong winds and gusts up to 17 mph throughout the day.  While conditions weren't optimal, they were certainly comfortable.  Given the conditions and the dam release still up to 1200 CFS just a handful of anglers joined us over the course of the day.  Based on the reports we received from these anglers , it was a bit of a grind while battling the winds, with ultimately little activity reported likely due to the lack of overcast.  Although temperatures reached into the 50's today, we're looking at starting the day tomorrow at 32 F.  At this time, the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1200 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (3/7).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

 

Clear

51° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:30am

Sunset: 6:01pm

1620 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

March 6, 2024

CFS at the dam currently 1200 - the current forecast is only to midnight tonight, so be sure to check the flow before venturing out tomorrow morning - CFS at the Pineville gauge bumped up a bit over the day to 1580 - air temperatures hovered around 50 degrees all day, now starting to drop - overcast skies all day, with sprinkles in the morning developing into a steady rain mid-afternoon - winds were generally light. Our few guests mostly fished without success, with a pair of guests reporting ones and twos on Steelhead. Tonight's forecast: "Rain ending early. Remaining cloudy. Low 38F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch." Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.".

Rain

47° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:31am

Sunset: 5:59pm

1580 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

March 5, 2024

Not the weather we had yesterday, but temperatures in the mid-fifties at this time of year is not something that I'm going to complain about. The wind was a little bit of a nuisance, but overall a very good day to be on the run. While the weather did not improve from yesterday the fishing certainly did. Nearly all anglers that I spoke with today had a good day bringing multiple fish to hand. A mix of a few spawned out fish but numerous fresh chrome in the 7-9 pound range. The consistent warmer days and nights that we've experienced recently appear to be having the predictable effect of the fishery. We're starting see better numbers of fresh and drop-back steelhead. The flow from the dam remains at 500 cfs through 7:00PM this evening at which point it will be going to 1200 cfs (which is a little surprising giving the absence of snow and rainfall). Flow at Pineville is currently 755 cfs (but, of course, that will be on the rise as well)

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:33am

Sunset: 5:58pm

755 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 4, 2024

A beautiful day on the run. Certainly for this time of year, but at any time this weather is hard to beat. Temperatures into the 60's, sunny skies with little wind to speak of. Good water levels, water temperature starting out this morning around 40 degrees and rising a couple of degrees over the course of the day. And no snow anywhere. The anglers that fished the run today had a great day regardless of the fishing success. Still about half our anglers were able to get into a fish and some got into a couple. Fish brought to had were reported to be spawned out fish. With the water temperatures on the rise, I would anticipate the drop-back fishing will be steadily improving over the course of the next several weeks. Water from the dam remains at 500 cfs and the flow at Pineville is 747 cfs.

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:35am

Sunset: 5:57pm

747 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 3, 2024

Temperatures began in the low 40's and reached just into the lower 50's, with very little wind and heavy overcast, making pretty optimal conditions.  Anglers trickled onto the run, with most starting their outings mid morning.  Based on the reports we received from anglers today, it sounds like having a 500 CFS has been a great opportunity to cover water, and in order to find fish you certainly had to cover some ground.  Most anglers today reported hooking into at least a fish, with a few anglers fortunate to land a couple.  The fish reported today were a mix of fresh, colored up, and spawned out fish.  It's certainly become clear based on the recent fish activity we have seen, and the steadily increasing number of drop backs showing up, we are in a transitional period.  The dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (3/3).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:37am

Sunset: 5:56pm

763 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

March 2, 2024

Forecasted morning showers, turned into a mostly rainy day full of overcast, with temperatures remaining in the mid 40's.   Again, for another day of rather comfortable and ideal steelhead conditions just a handful of anglers joined us on the run.  Overall, one seemed to be the magic number today for most of our anglers, with a few reporting several brought to hand, but again, no significant numbers reported today.  Most angling efforts were reported in the middle and lower sections, with most activity indicated in the middle sections of the run. The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM Monday (3/4).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 5:54pm

747 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

March 1, 2024

Another adjustment to the dam release this morning at 9:00 AM, dropped flows from 750 CFS to 500 CFS.  Despite the drop in water, conditions were comfortable, reaching nearly 50 F with some overcast.  Surprisingly just a handful of anglers joined us, with about half joining us early morning, and the others for the afternoon.  Overall, it seemed based on the reports from our anglers today, fishing remains consistent with that of the past week, with most anglers reporting a fish or two landed, but no significant numbers.  Hopefully we'll have a few days of a consistent release, and see things pick up a bit more as get approach drop-back season.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (3/1).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clear

46° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:40am

Sunset: 5:53pm

771 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

February 29, 2024

Fortunately we were spared the snow today, with our neighbors just south of us seeing the brunt of this winter storm.  While we didn't get any snow, it was a windy day with WNW winds at about 17 mph and gusts up to 34 mph.  It certainly wasn't the easiest day on the water for the few anglers that joined us today, between the wind and a mid day water drop.  The dam release was adjusted at 2:00 PM this afternoon from 1500 CFS to 750 CFS, where it is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight (2/29).  For updated dam release scheduling, please monitor safwaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill.

Clouds

24° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:42am

Sunset: 5:52pm

1590 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 28, 2024

The fishing report will consist of flow information and the weather, no one ventured on the water to fish today. The flow out of the Dam remains at 1500CFS thru midnight. Tonight there will be periods of rain and snow, windy and remaining cloudy overnight. Thunder is possible. Low around 20F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Winters not quite finished. Tomorrows weather will be cloudy and windy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 26F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.

Rain

41° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 5:50pm

1810 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

February 27, 2024

CFS at the dam currently 1500 - the current forecast is only to midnight tonight, so be sure to check the flow before venturing out tomorrow morning - CFS at the Pineville gauge 1760 - water temperatures ranged between 36 to 39 degrees - air temperatures started in the high 40s and rose to 65 degrees as of this report - hazy skies and weak sunshine gave way to a light overcast day - winds were generally light, variable, with occasional periods of stronger winds. Our few guests mostly fished the morning, for only a few hours, without success - comments were "water really high", "winds made it difficult", "great day to be outdoors". Tonight's forecast: "Showers this evening, becoming a steady rain overnight. Low 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%." Tomorrow's forecast: "A steady rain early. Windy with showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder developing in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.".

Clouds

60° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 5:49pm

1760 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 26, 2024

CFS at the dam currently 500 (projected to bump up to 1500 at 9 PM tonight) - CFS at the Pineville gauge 652 - water temperature 35 degrees - air temperatures started at 38 degrees and only rose to 42 degrees as of this report - hazy skies alternated between weak sunshine to clearer with brilliant sunshine - winds were generally light. Our guest fishing egg sacks under a bobber fared well today, with those swinging flies getting skunked for the most part, excepting one who scored a nice 30" drop back Steelhead - middle to lower sections were most productive Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy. Low 33F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 62F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.".

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 5:48pm

652 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 25, 2024

Temperatures slowly made their away above freezing, but with gusts up to 17 mph and otherwise fairly consistent winds, it certainly wasn't a warm day by any means.  Most of our anglers eagerly joined us right at our 9 AM start, hopeful that with things warming up would instigate some activity after this extreme cold snap.  Based on the reports we received from anglers today, it proved to be another rather tough day for most, with a slow pick and just a few fish reported landed.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at a 500 CFS release until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/26).

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:48am

Sunset: 5:47pm

644 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 24, 2024

With temperatures beginning the day around 11 F anglers began to trickle in mid day, once the sun came out to warm things up.  Even with clear skies and plenty of sun, temperatures remained at about 20 F.  And, if it wasn't cold enough, we were faced with pretty consistent winds, with gusts up to 17 MPH.  Despite rather tough conditions, most anglers stuck it out for the majority of the day, regardless of what seemed to be a lack of fish activity today.  A couple anglers managed to bring a fish or two to hand, but the majority indicated a skunk today.  Temperatures are expected to drop just slightly tonight, with a high of 41 by the afternoon.  The release from the dam is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/25).

Due to low overnight temperatures DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Sunday 2/25.

Clouds

18° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 5:45pm

659 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 23, 2024

Conditions were comfortable, with temperatures in the mid 40's for most of the day and a good mix of sunshine and overcast.  With cold weather moving in this weekend, quite a few anglers eagerly joined us today.  Having had a few days of a consistent dam release, and a bit warmer weather, hopes were definitely high today.  Based on the reports we received from our anglers, it was a grind, but in covering significant ground some anglers were able to find several fish in their outings, but no significant numbers reported.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/23).

Due to low overnight temperatures DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Saturday 2/24 & Sunday 2/25.
2/24 - 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
2/25 - 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 5:44pm

666 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 23, 2024

Clouds

37° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 5:44pm

652 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 22, 2024

A light rain most of the day has begun to chip away at the snow we recently accumulated, putting a bit of cold run off in the mix today. Water temperatures were a reported 35 F to begin the day.  Although a bit damp and dreary, conditions were pretty good with plenty of overcast and a 500 CFS release.  Not a ton of activity reported by anglers today, with a just over half of anglers reporting a fish landed. The release from the dam is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/22).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated release scheduling.

Rain

36° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:53am

Sunset: 5:43pm

644 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

February 21, 2024

CFS at the dam 500 (projected to remain there until midnight tomorrow) - CFS at the Pineville gauge dropped to 637 over the day - air temperatures started at 28 degrees and rose to 46 degrees as of this report - skies alternated between hazy with weak sunshine to clear with brilliant sunshine - winds were generally light. Our guests checked-in from late morning into the early afternoon - every guest I was able to speak with reported from one to two Steelhead, with beads, pink worms, egg sacks under bobbers, and a stone fly, all producing, primarily from the middle section. Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low 32F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 41F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.".

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:55am

Sunset: 5:41pm

637 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 20, 2024

Not quite as cold as yesterday, but that didn't seem to help the fishing much. Still had clear skies and bright sunshine and that couldn't have helped. The angler's (just a few) that I spoke with worked hard for them today; covering lots of water and putting time in. Another tough day. If it were March I would be thinking that the fish or in that "transition" period and maybe, given this years relatively mild winter, that might be the case. We will be experiencing a warm up over the next few days and the temperatures for next week don't look all that bad so , optimistically, things will change in a positive direction. Tomorrow's forecast is calling for partly sunny skies and high's in the mid-to-upper 40's. Fish or no fish, a great day to be out on the stream. Water from the dam is scheduled to drop to 500cfs at 7:00AM and the current flow at Pineville is 893cfs

Clouds

31° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 5:40pm

893 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 19, 2024

Bright sunshine made one think that it was a lot warmer than it actually was today.  Temperatures struggled to get out of the twenties all day.  At least there was no wind to speak of. The cold temperatures and bright sunshine made things difficult for our anglers today that struggled getting into any fish today.  Hopefully the warming trend that is forecast for later this week will improve conditions and the fishing as well.

Clouds

21° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:58am

Sunset: 5:39pm

884 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 18, 2024

A few brave souls joined us to battle the elements, with fairly steady snowfall and winds around 10-15 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.  Temperatures began at about 20 F again this morning, making for another later start for most of our anglers.  Despite the wind being a big hurdle today, if you were able to get out of the wind a bit and get some good drifts in,  it sounds like the fishing was 'okay'.  Anglers indicated a slow pick, but a little bit more activity than the past few days it seems.  The dam release is currently to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/18).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Snow

28° / Snow

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 5:37pm

884 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

February 17, 2024

With the day starting at 20 F and only reaching about 25 F, it was a late start for most anglers.  Winds picked up gradually over the course of the day making a cold day, even colder.  Needless to say, given today's conditions the outings were short, and sweet for just a few.  Today was windy, tomorrow is expected to be windier, with wind 14-18 MPH  and gusts up to 34 MPH expected.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/18).  For updated dam release scheduling please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill 

Clouds

23° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 5:36pm

893 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 16, 2024

Yesterday's snow and high winds carried into the night making for a slushy, and icy morning.  Despite being a fairly cold and windy day, we had quite a bit of sunshine.  Overall, given the conditions, it was a rather quiet day on the run.  Most of our anglers joined us mid morning, and stuck it out for the greater part of the day.  Based on the reports, fishing was 'okay' with most of the day spent fighting wind, chipping ice and finding holes out of direct sunlight.  Forecasts indicate some more of the same this weekend, with temperatures expected to drop to about 20 F by sunrise tomorrow, and reach a high of 26 F by noon.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/17).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release information.

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:02am

Sunset: 5:35pm

910 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

February 15, 2024

A cold day on the run with overcast skies.  No precipitation for the better part of the day, but , on cue, around 3:00 this afternoon the weather system moved in with snow and considerable wind.  A few anglers fished the run with  some success given the cold conditions.  While overnight temperatures would have suggested that slush would be an issue today, that was not the case.   Angler reports indicated that from early morning on, slush was not a problem.

Snow

30° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:04am

Sunset: 5:33pm

893 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

February 14, 2024

CFS at the dam 500, and is projected to rise to 750 at 6:15 PM tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge remained at 695 throughout the day - air temperatures started at 16 degrees and only rose to 29 degrees as of this report - skies alternated between overcast in the early morning, through partly cloudy into clear with brilliant sunshine, now hazy blue with weak sunshine - winds were generally light, with occasional gusts. Our guests checked-in mid-morning - the middle section was productive, with egg sacks under a bobber what the Steelhead wanted today - the Steelhead were, on average, in the 6# range - Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 18F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "Becoming cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. High 34F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.". NOTE: a reminder, as we approach much colder air temperatures, that fish must be kept wholly in the water throughout the release process, with a very brief lift for a photograph, and never laid out on the ground. In these sub-freezing temperatures, prolonged exposure to the air will damage their gills through freezing, and contact with the ground in any temperature will always remove their protective slime or damage them internally as they flop.

Clouds

27° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 5:32pm

695 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 13, 2024

CFS at the dam 500, and is projected to remain there until 6 PM tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge remained at 702 this morning and dropped slightly to 688 by day's end - air temperatures started at 30 degrees and only bumped up to 35 degrees as of this report - skies alternated between almost all clear in the morning, then partly cloudy, back to clear, now wholly overcast - winds were relatively light. Our guests checked-in from just after opening time until early afternoon - those who fished a few hours, and left before noon, were not successful - the remaining guests were able to bring one to two Steelhead to hand - the middle part of the run fished better today, with egg sacks or beads under bobbers producing - the Steelhead today were, on average, in the 6# to 8# range - Tonight's forecast: "Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low 19F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch." Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 27F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.".

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:06am

Sunset: 5:31pm

695 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 12, 2024

Overcast skies and some snow flurries during the afternoon with temperatures in the mid-thirties made it feel a little bit more like winter. Nothing serious but damp and cold made things a little less than pleasant. Several anglers fished the run today and of those that I spoke with had limited success. A couple fish hooked but fewer brought to hand. The weather looks a little more promising tomorrow with sunshine in the forecast and slightly warmer temperatures. The flow from the dam remains at 500cfs and the flow at Pineville is 702cfs (dropping slightly)

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:08am

Sunset: 5:29pm

702 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 11, 2024

Conditions were slightly colder and much windier today, with temperatures dropping back down into the 30's.   With a few days of a consistent 500 CFS release we were hopeful to see a little increase in activity.  A steady stream of anglers joined us on the run throughout the morning, with most making their way off by early afternoon.  Overall, based on the reports we received from our anglers today, fishing was similar to yesterday with nearly all anglers report at least a hook up, but only a few were able to land a couple.  Sounded like today's big obstacle was ultimately the wind.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/11).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:09am

Sunset: 5:28pm

710 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 10, 2024

A high of 51 F and just some brief rain, made for another extremely comfortable day of steelhead fishing.  While expectations weren't set extremely high for the day with the activity over the past couple of days, given the conditions quite a number of anglers joined us, most starting mid morning.  Overall, results were split.  About half of our anglers were able to get a fish or two, while half were able to hook one but not successful in landing.  With the water back down to a 500 release and allowing for crossing, angling efforts were spread over most the property.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/10).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 5:26pm

702 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 9, 2024

Another cold overnight, and a warm day with temperatures beginning in the 30's and making it near 60 F.  The dam release was adjusted last night from 750 CFS to 500 CFS, putting a big question mark on how today might pan out.  A lighter turnout of anglers compared to yesterday, with most anglers joining us mid morning.  While forecasts had called for a cloudy day, we saw quite a bit of blue skies and just a touch of wind.  Conditions really couldn't get more comfortable.  Overall, similar to yesterday, most anglers had rather tough time with just a few able to find some active steelhead today.  At this time the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/10).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 5:25pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 7, 2024

CFS at the dam 750, and is projected to remain there until midnight tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1010 and bumped up slightly to 1020 by the end of the day - air temperatures started at 26 degrees and climbed to 36 degrees as of this report - we had partly cloudy skies in the morning, then wholly overcast skies for the entire afternoon - winds were light, which made for a very pleasant day on the run. Our guests checked-in from just after opening time until late afternoon - those who fished only a few hours, and left before noon, were not rewarded - all those who put in the time, and walked in search of fish, were rewarded with anywhere from one to five fighting Steelhead, albeit mostly on the smaller side today, with only a few larger ones in the mix - two lucky guests also brought to hand three Brown Trout between them, one a nice 20" - remarkably, our last guest exiting the run reported that he battled a big Chinook Salmon in prime condition! Flies, egg sacks, and beads all produced today. Tonight's forecast: "Some clouds. Low near 30F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 49F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.". Sounds like a perfect day to come on down!

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 5:22pm

1020 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 9, 2024

An even better day today than yesterday. Warmer temperatures, no wind to speak of and lots of sunshine. Every angler, regardless of whether or not they got into fish today enjoyed the fishing and "just getting out". Some were rewarded with the additional bonus of getting into a fish or two. The anglers that I spoke with covered lots of water; in part to find fish but also because it was such a nice day. No snow or ice to deal with which makes covering the run a lot easier. Next couple of days look similar to today with temperatures approaching 50 on Thursday. Is this early February?? Water from the dam will remain at 750cfs and the flow at Pineville is 1030cfs (both pretty much unchanged for the past several days)

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 5:25pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 5, 2024

Another nice day with moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The extended forecast is looking promising with plenty of sun in the forecast and no rain until Friday. The flow from the dam will remain at 750 cfs through midnight tomorrow which should add to the favorable fishing conditions. The one angler that I was able to speak with today, fished the afternoon and had a very decent day with the lower section of the run being the most productive. Current flow from the dam is 750 cfs and at Pineville the flow is 1030 cfs

Clear

32° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:17am

Sunset: 5:20pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

February 4, 2024

A cold start to the morning, made for a late start for most of our anglers.  Despite the thick frost this morning, it turned out to be a beautiful 'winter' day in the mid 30's.  However, having quite a bit of sunshine made for a rather difficult day for most of our anglers it seemed.  Overall, most anglers reported just a single fish landed today, with a few others hooked but not landed.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow ( 2/5).  Please monitor safewaters.com/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.

Clear

34° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 5:18pm

1060 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

February 3, 2024

While a mid-day dam adjustment isn't ideal, a handful of anglers made the most of it spending the greater part of the day on the run.  With the adjustment taking place at 9:00 AM this morning, we saw the affects around 1 this afternoon.  Based on the reports we received from our anglers today things were tough as expected, with the sun making an appearance as the water dropped. The dam release is scheduled to remain at the current 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/4).  Please be sure to monitor scheduled flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips

Clouds

31° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 5:17pm

1080 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 2, 2024

Another day of fair weather, with temperatures just a bit colder today remaining in the 30's.  The release from the dam remained at 1500 CFS today, with the Pineville gauge still holding around 300 CFS higher at 1860 CFS.  Overall, based on the reports we received from our anglers today, some anglers managed to land a few fish, but most seemed to have a hard time finding fish with the continued high water.   The dam release is scheduled to be reduced from 1500 CFS to 1000 CFS at 9:00 PM tonight (2/2), and then again be reduced from 1000 CFS to 750 CFS at 9:00 AM tomorrow (2/3). Upcoming Lodging Availability – https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/posts/pfbid0P42JYrTixz5NmPW5nTWm7rNBxeTrvt4kjHfiEF8u1ZhuRn3nURPvRBQFFg8BpAbEl

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:20am

Sunset: 5:15pm

1860 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 1, 2024

Another day above freezing and light rain, with temperatures holding around 40 F for most of the day.  Nearly all the snow we had accumulated has dissipated at this point, but has continued to send ice cold run-off into the river keeping water temperatures around 34 F.  Overall, conditions were pretty nice for a mid-winter day, but the higher dam release of 1500 CFS has kept things fairly quiet on the river.  Despite the run off, there has been no indicates of issues with water clarity.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/1).  Please be sure to monitor scheduled flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.

 

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 5:14pm

1830 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 31, 2024

CFS at the dam remains at 1500 (at least until midnight tonight), CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1850 and only dropped to 1830 by the end of the day - water temperature was 34 degrees - an overcast day, with little to no wind, no precipitation - a few guests tried the run this morning, all without success - a solitary angler arrived very late in the afternoon, fished at most a couple of hours, and "had a good day". tonight's forecast is: "Cloudy. Flurries or snow showers possible late. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph." Tomorrow's forecast is: "Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%." Please be sure to monitor scheduled flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.

Clouds

38° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:22am

Sunset: 5:13pm

1830 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 30, 2024

Reasonable temperatures with light winds made for decent fishing conditions, but for some reason anglers stayed away today. One angler fished for a few hours this afternoon without success before calling it a day. Water flow from the dam remains at 1500cfs and the flow at Pineville is holding steady at 1880cfs. Improving weather conditions are forecast for tomorrow with some sunshine predicted (if you can believe that) and temperatures in the low 40's. Sounds like a good day to hit the river.

Clouds

32° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:23am

Sunset: 5:11pm

1880 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 29, 2024

CFS at the dam is 1500. CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1940 this morning and dropped to 1920 by this evening. An overcast day, with light winds. A few guests joined us on the run, however they did not check out at the Welcome Center so I am unable to report their experiences for today.
Currently, the dam release is scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight. Please be sure to monitor scheduled flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.
tonight's forecast: partly cloudy. Low 24F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
tomorrow's forecast: cloudy. High 36F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:24am

Sunset: 5:10pm

1920 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 28, 2024

The dam release increased to 1500 CFS last night, where it remained today, and is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow (1/29).  Rain and higher water kept things fairly quiet on the run, with a few anglers making their way onto the run beginning first thing this morning.  Based on the Pineville gauge, we've continued to see runoff slowly taper off.  From reports we received from anglers today, it seems things fished similar to that of yesterday in the 1200 release with just a few fish hooked and landed, most of which were fresh steelhead with 1 brown trout reported in the mix.  Currently, the dam release is scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow 1/29. Please be sure to monitor scheduled flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.

Rain

35° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 5:09pm

1970 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

January 27, 2024

Despite the higher water a number of anglers joined us, with most getting an early start this morning.  Runoff began tapering off a bit today, but still a significant amount of it, based on the Pineville gauge still running about 600 CFS higher than the dam release.  From the reports we received from our anglers today, water clarity didn't seem to be too much of an issue.  Given the high flows restricting the accessibility, a majority of angling efforts remained focused on the north side, and particularly the middle sections of the property.  A few anglers made their way to the lower most sections of the property, happily reporting that things are no longer 'locked up' with ice. Overall, it seems the fishing was 'okay' today, most just had a hard time keeping them on the hook.  With another day of rain ahead of us, the dam release is currently scheduled to be increased from the current 1200 CFS to 1500 CFS at 6:00 PM tonight (1/27).  Given the variability and frequent adjustment to the dam release scheduling, please monitor flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.  

Clouds

37° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:26am

Sunset: 5:07pm

1800 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 26, 2024

The temperatures were moderate again today and the sun tried to come out (we saw a few patches of blue) but it never made it and then the temperatures started to drop. While we didn't have much rain today, there was considerable snow melt which put colder water into the system and caused the level to rise throughout the day. The few anglers that I spoke with had a couple of fish on, but were not successful bring one to hand The water from the dam will remain at 1200 cfs and the water at Pineville is 1880 cfs

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:27am

Sunset: 5:06pm

1870 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 25, 2024

It's certainly hard to ask for more comfortable winter conditions.  Temperatures remained in the low 40's today, with plenty of overcast and very little wind.  With another day of warmer temperatures we have continued to see a significant amount of snow melt sending ice cold run-off into the river.  Based on the reports we received from anglers today, things remained pretty consistent throughout the day.  Most anglers fortunate enough to find a couple of fish, but they seemed few and far between today with the continued surge of cold snow melt.  At this time the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/25).  Please be sure to monitor the scheduled dam release via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill.      

Clouds

38° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:28am

Sunset: 5:05pm

786 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 24, 2024

A mild day, with temperatures teetering around 40 F.  Light rains and warmer temperatures made quick work of the snow today, sending quite a bit of cold run off into the river.  With another break in the weather, we saw quite a few more anglers today.  Based on the reports we received from our anglers today, it was a tough pick, with 'plenty of fish around' but 'not a lot of cooperation'.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/24).  With a bit more rain and warmer weather in the forecast, please be sure to monitor the scheduled dam release via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill.

Rain

36° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:29am

Sunset: 5:03pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

January 23, 2024

Temperatures held just above freezing, making for a mixture of a bit of light rain, but mostly snow.  With fairly comfortable conditions and flows remaining at 500 CFS, we saw a bit more angling pressure today with anglers filtering on and off the run throughout the day. Overall, based on the reports we received from our anglers, fishing seemed pretty good, with a majority of anglers reporting multiple fish landed in their outings.  Efforts continue to be concentrated in the middle sections of the property, with no reports from the lower or upper sections today.  At this time, the dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/23).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for an updated dam release schedule.

Snow

34° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:29am

Sunset: 5:02pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

January 22, 2024

It's nice to see a glimpse of some blue skies after all that snow! While temperatures are still below freezing, we made it out of the teens today for the first time in a few days now. Just a few anglers eagerly took to the run today, but contended with significant slush this morning until things crawled out of the teens with a little encouragement from the sun.   With the combination of low temperatures, snow, and lack of activity, we've started to develop our first substantial shelf ice of the season down on the run.  It also appears that the estuary has frozen over, over the past week, and has likely begun to freeze over some of the lower most sections of the property.

Clouds

31° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:30am

Sunset: 5:01pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 21, 2024

Morning snow showers gave way at mid-day to clearing skies and a mostly sunny day. An absolutely beautiful winter day. The cold temperatures made fishing a challenge with the considerable slush throughout the day. Temperatures will be on the rise this week and after the cold snap we've had, it should feel downright balmy by mid-week. The flow of 750 cfs from the dam is scheduled to drop to 500 cfs at 9:00PM and the current water flow at Pineville is 1010 cfs (but that will be dropping as well).

Clouds

23° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:31am

Sunset: 4:59pm

1010 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 20, 2024

Not a great deal of accumulation (maybe 3 inches), but steady light snow for the better part of the day. REMINDER: Due to tonight's forecast for temperatures in the single digits and the probable slush in the morning, we will delay our opening until 9:00AM

Snow

13° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:58pm

1070 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 19, 2024

To our Guests, Thank you for your patience and cooperation during our recent pass releases. We acknowledge that the system hasn’t performed up to the expected standards, causing considerable frustration among our guests. For this, we offer our most sincere and heartfelt apology. We anticipated that the modifications implemented in the system this year would result in better functionality compared to previous years.  The pass release last night showed promise, and we are committed to building upon it for next week’s Premium Pass release.  Moving forward, DSR is committed to implementing substantial changes to guarantee a more seamless pass purchasing process in the future. Many of you have already reached out to us for assistance that we’re happy to provide. However, if you encountered difficulties during this year’s pass releases, please do not hesitate to contact our Guest Services Team. [email protected] 315-298-6672 ext. 0 Sincerely, The DSR Staff

Clouds

15° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:57pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 19, 2024

IMPORTANT - Weekend Announcement: Due to the extreme cold forecasted for this weekend, DSR will have a delayed opening at 9:00AM on both Saturday and Sunday 1/20 & 1/21. The fishing pass page has been updated. Passes from January to December 2024 are now available for purchase based on remaining supplies. The 'buy a pass' page will be disabled on Tuesday, January 23rd for the Premium Pass release but will be enabled again Wednesday, January 24th for the remainder of the year.

Clouds

15° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:57pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 19, 2024

IMPORTANT - Weekend Announcement: Due to the extreme cold forecasted for this weekend,  DSR will have a delayed opening at 9:00AM on both Friday and Saturday 1/20 & 1/21.
The fishing pass page is currently under maintenance. Daily fishing pass sales are anticipated to resume upon the conclusion of the 1/23/24 Premium Pass release, or shortly thereafter.

Clouds

19° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:57pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 18, 2024

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to the forecasted overnight low of a frigid 14F, the DSR will have a delayed opening tomorrow, Friday,  1/19/24 at 9:00AM.

Snow

25° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:33am

Sunset: 4:56pm

1040 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

January 15, 2024

No snow and minimal wind today, but temperatures were colder than we've seen in a while.  A bit of slush made it's way through the run early this morning, but dissipated quite quickly given the sun we had today.   Just a couple of anglers joined us over the course of the day, with early reports reporting little activity.  Reports from those that came off this afternoon were a bit better, with all anglers happily reporting a few fish hooked and landed between them.  The dam release is currently scheduled to increase from the current 500 CFS to 750 CFS at 6:00 PM tonight (1/15), where it is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight.  Please be sure to check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.

  • ATTENTION GUESTS : As we near the highly anticipated 2024 Fishing Pass Release, we wanted to provide everyone with an overview of the queue, pass selection and payment processes in order to assure a smooth experience for all.  Additionally, included below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions to further prepare for the upcoming pass release events.... (Read more)

Clouds

23° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:34am

Sunset: 4:52pm

763 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

January 14, 2024

We opened for fishing at 9 AM - CFS at the dam 300, at the Pineville gauge 576 - overnight, we had only a dusting of grapple fall - at opening, air temperature was at 30 degrees, it was calm, and it was not snowing - a few guests joined us, shortly after opening - as the morning progressed, temperatures dipped a few degrees and we started having bands of ultrafine snow fall - then the winds picked up periodically, with strong intermittent gusts that caused near whiteout conditions during the gusts - our guests had left by shortly after noon, with remarks that they had "got a couple", "fish are there", "just had to fish in between gusts" - tomorrow's forecast is: "Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 23F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph."

Snow

25° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:51pm

576 CFS Pineville Gauge

300 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 13, 2024

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Due to the forecast of a winter storm, the DSR will have a delayed opening tomorrow. At this point we plan to open at 9:00AM. However, with the possibility of more extreme conditions, check back for any updates; which would be posted before 9:00AM Despite the threat of the inclement weather, a good number of anglers made their way to the run today. This morning, after a few gusts of wind, things settled down and conditions were actually pretty good for most of the morning. Shortly after noon another front came through, brought some rain, and the wind shifted. Currently (3:30PM) the wind is pretty strong and all the anglers that were leaving the run commented on the difficulty of the conditions this afternoon. Although the conditions were challenging, most anglers were able to have some limited success. Not big numbers by any stretch of the imagination, but enough to have made their outing worthwhile. Because of the warmer temperatures, we did experience considerable runoff and this morning, in particular, the water got considerably murky. The flow from the dam is 300 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 590 cfs (ticking upwards due to the rain and runoff).

Snow

35° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:50pm

590 CFS Pineville Gauge

300 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 13, 2024

  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Due to the forecast of a winter storm, the DSR will have a delayed opening tomorrow. At this point we plan to open at 9:00AM. However, with the possibility of more extreme conditions, check back for any updates; which would be posted before 9:00AM

Clouds

38° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:50pm

576 CFS Pineville Gauge

300 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 12, 2024

A beautiful day, but it seems to have made for a tougher day than yesterday.  Blue skies and sunshine mixed with the lower water conditions made things just a little more difficult. We had quite a number of anglers join us today, taking advantage of the window of opportunity, before we see some more snow this weekend.  While it didn't seem to be quite as good as yesterday, it wasn't a total bust.  Most anglers were able to manage a few fish, some a few more than a few.  Again, the middle and lower sections saw the most concentrated efforts, with little reported from the upper sections.  At this time the dam release is scheduled to remain at 285 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/12).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for an updated dam release schedule ahead of any planned trips.

  • ATTENTION GUESTS : As we near the highly anticipated 2024 Fishing Pass Release, we wanted to provide everyone with an overview of the queue, pass selection and payment processes in order to assure a smooth experience for all.  Additionally, included below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions to further prepare for the upcoming pass release events.... (Read more)

Clouds

37° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:48pm

525 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 11, 2024

Fairly steady snowfall , but little accumulation with temperatures remaining just above freezing and MUCH less wind.  With a bit of a break in the extreme conditions we've been experiencing, a handful of anglers joined us for the majority of the day, most of which were veteran season pass holders.  From the sounds of it, it was a hard day to have a bad day.  A number of anglers reported near double digit numbers with great hook to landing ratios.  From the reports we received, a majority of angler focus seems to be concentrated in the middle and lower sections of the property, with little reported from the upper sections.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 285 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/11).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for an updated dam release schedule.

Snow

34° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:47pm

550 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 10, 2024

It seemed like we were going to get a bit of a reprieve from the onslaught of high winds, but winds began to pick bag up gradually as the morning progressed.  By this afternoon we began to experience similar wind conditions to that of yesterday, minus the abundance of freezing rain and snow.  With a bit of warmer temperatures last night into this morning, most of the lingering snow quickly vanished.  Despite the conditions, a number of anglers joined us for the morning, with a few anglers sticking it out for the majority of the day.  Based on the reports we received from our anglers today, while still challenging, the fish seemed to be a tad bit more cooperative with nearly all anglers indicating that they hooked into multiple fish.  Landing them, was a different story in this wind.   The dam release remained at 285 CFS for the day, where it is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight (1/10).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling ahead of any planned trips.

Snow

34° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:46pm

557 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 9, 2024

As forecasted, winds steadily picked up as the day progressed, but a number of anglers were able to get a few hours in before things got too challenging.  On top of the challenging conditions, much to everyone's surprise there was an adjustment to the dam release last night (1/8) at 9:00 PM from 500 CFS to 350 CFS, and then from 350 CFS to 285 CFS at 11:00 AM this morning (1/9).  Overall, despite their efforts, it sounded like most of our anglers had a hard time fighting even the lighter winds this morning.  A few anglers sought out some cover and managed a couple of fish, but by the early afternoon winds had become nearly unmanageable, and the expected rain presented itself as snow with blizzard like conditions.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 285 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/9).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for an updated dam release scheduled ahead of any planned trips.

Snow

33° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:45pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 8, 2024

After a snow filled weekend, we were spared the elements today with temperatures holding just above freezing and remaining mostly cloudy.  With just a touch of wind today conditions were pretty optimal, and having a few days of a consistent 500 CFS release had us quite hopeful today.  A few anglers expressed a difficult time finding fish today, but most indicated a good day with a mix of chrome and colored up steelhead in the middle and lower sections of the run.  Temperatures are expected to drop just a bit tonight, and get back above freezing around 10 AM, just in time for the expected high wind.  Currently a high wind warning has been issued from 1PM Tuesday (1/9) until 10AM Wednesday for Southeast winds 35 to 45 MPH, with gusts up to 70 MPH expected.  At this time the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/8).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for an updated dam release schedule.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:44pm

702 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 7, 2024

Snow showers for the better part of the day that relented in mid-afternoon. It must have been the threat of more serious weather that kept the anglers at home today. Only about dozen anglers joined us today and experienced excellent fishing conditions. A bit of snow; maybe 6 inches on the ground (but Hey! this is Steelhead season), no wind, reasonable water level, and manageable temperatures. The consensus was that fishing was a bit more difficult that it was yesterday. Most were able to connect, some didn't, but those that did had to work for them today. An angler that fished just this afternoon was able to bring two fish to hand. Another that fished the better part of the day did better than that and a couple float fishermen that usually do very well, went fishless. While a limited sample size, the lower section was the better section with the upper section being more challenging. Tomorrow's weather looks to be more promising with temperatures above freezing, little wind and some periods of sunshine. The flow from the dam remains t 500 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 717 cfs

Clouds

28° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:43pm

717 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 6, 2024

Great weather to be Steelhead fishing in January temperatures above freezing with little or no wind. With water levels down conditions were very enjoyable to the two dozen anglers that fished the run today. Of those that I spoke with, in addition to enjoying the favorable conditions, most had a good day. 3 for 5, 1 for 4, 1 for 1, 0 for 4, with couple going fishless and a couple doing much better than the average. The flow is to remain at 500 cfs from the dam and the current flow at Pineville is 710 cfs. Due to the snow forecast for overnight, we will DELAY OPENING until 9:00AM tomorrow

Snow

29° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:42pm

710 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 5, 2024

Unexpected flurries this morning only accumulated to less than an inch here, but made for a messy morning.  Given just the road conditions, only a couple of anglers joined us today for morning outings, a few later in the day.  Fishing conditions were fairly tough today, with driving winds for most of the day working against anglers.  Another day of 'okay' fishing, with a fish or two landed if you put in the time.  Temperatures are expected to drop just below freezing again tonight, but rise above freezing by late morning tomorrow.  At this time the dam release is scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/5).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling ahead of any upcoming trips.

Clouds

29° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:41pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 4, 2024

A bit of a drop in temperatures last night combined with a thin blanket of snow, made for an icy morning.  Just a handful of anglers joined us today, mostly for the morning, with a few die-hards sticking it out for the entirety of the day, despite the cold and rather strong winds.  From the reports we received today, it sounds like fishing was very similar to yesterday, with most anglers just doing 'okay'.  Temperatures are expected to drop a bit, but then warm back up around sunrise tomorrow and reach a high of 33 F by the afternoon.  The release from the dam has remained at 750 CFS, and it scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 tonight (1/4).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for an updated dam release schedule.

Clear

24° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:40pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

January 3, 2024

This 'winter' weather has certainly been a treat for anglers, continuing to make for comfortable days on the river.  Fortunately, we were spared last night's forecasted snow, and started the day above freezing.   About two dozen anglers joined us over the course of the day, with the majority joining us for the morning into the early afternoon.  Based on the reports we received from our anglers today it wasn't quite as good as the last couple of days, but the fair weather made for a good outing regardless.  It seems efforts continue to be concentrated in the middle sections of the run, with little reported from the upper sections.  The release from the dam is scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (1/3).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Snow

35° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:39pm

1040 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

January 2, 2024

Quite a turnout for a Tuesday!  Just over a dozen and a half anglers joined us on the run today, a majority joining us for the morning.  Temperatures hovered just above freezing, keeping things pretty comfortable with minimal wind and plenty of overcast.  The reports we received from anglers indicated a successful day for most, with a few just having a hard time keeping them on.  It's certainly been nice to have few days of a consistent release, with the dam release remaining at 750 CFS, where it currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight (1/2). For updated dam release information, please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:38pm

1060 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

January 1, 2024

Clouds in the late afternoon, but we had good amounts of sunshine for the better part of the dy. Little wind and moderate temperatures, with excellent water conditions contributed to fine conditions on the run. Of the anglers that I spoke with, while a couple had trouble betting into any fish, everyone else had a decent day. One for four, one for five and some better than that was the standard of the day. Great weather to be Steelhead fishsing. It's hard to believe that I watched deer graze on the grass behind the Welcome Center today instead of watching at the piles of snow getting blow round. Hope it lasts! Flow from the dam remains at 750 cfs and the flow at Pineville is 1110 cfs and continuing to drop.

Clear

26° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:37pm

1090 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

December 31, 2023

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

Clouds

31° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:36pm

1160 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 30, 2023

A little snow on occasion, but nothing serious. Glad that the rain held off. Perhaps that will mean that the water level will continue to drop. The scheduled flow is to remain at 750 cfs (which it was scheduled to go to at 9:00AM this morning), but the flow at Pineville is still almost 1300 cfs which makes me think that they might not have taken it to 750 cfs this morning. We'll just have to see what tomorrow brings. More sunshine is in the forecast and that would be a welcome change. Most anglers struggled today. A fish here and there with some anglers coming up empty. On the other hand, I just spoke with a season pass holder that was getting off the water at dust that went 4 for 6. A couple float fishermen regulars fished the afternoon and were able to go 3 for 5 between them.

Clouds

32° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:36pm

1260 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 29, 2023

Rain for the better part of the day. Mostly sprinkles with an occasion shower with temperatures in the low 40's made for somewhat unpleasant conditions. Still, this is at the end of December and the fact that we don't have tons of snow on the ground, high snow banks and shelf ice needs to be appreciated. Nearly a dozen anglers fished the run today and those with whom I have spoken with had to work for them. A few anglers that were swinging flies went 0 for 2 (dry line fishing), 0 for one, and 1 for three. The float fishermen faired about the same with reports of one for one, "not a fish", and "high rod" went to a float fisherman that was able to bring 5 fish to hand. The water is scheduled to drop tonight and tomorrow. At 9:00PM this evening the flow will drop from 1500 cfs to 1000 cfs until 9:00AM tomorrow at which point it is scheduled to go to 750 cfs. That should make things interesting.

Rain

41° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:35pm

1940 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

December 28, 2023

1500 CFS at the dam until 9 PM, at which time the flow will drop to 1200 (forecasted through midnight tomorrow) 1980 CFS at the Pineville Gauge in AM, dropped to 1970 in PM water temperatures were measured at a steady 39 degrees all AM - the water started relatively clear early, then picked up a stain as last night's rain funneled into the river run a mostly overcast day, with a brief period of brilliant sunshine in the early afternoon, calm, with temperatures steady at 49 degrees for the day We had 21 total guests, checking-in from just after opening into the early afternoon - I was able to directly speak to seventeen of our guests as they were leaving - eleven of these guests were able to bring to hand one to three Steelhead, with six of this group tied at 2 / 2, and the high rod was 3 Steelhead - eggs or beads under a bobber accounted for six fish today, with the rest falling to swung flies, mostly in the AM - the majority of our guests apparently predominately fished the middle and lower parts of the run tomorrow's forecast: there is a warning for dense fog overnight and perhaps the early morning- cloudy with occasional light rain. High 43F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Before planning, or executing, any trip to the DSR please always check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information. DSR will be closed to fishing if the dam release goes above 2000 CFS. 2024 Pass Release Information – https://us4.campaign-archive.com/...

Clouds

49° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 4:34pm

1970 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 27, 2023

Daily fishing report:  The fishing was pretty good up and down the run as stated by Guide John Kopy of Little Johns' Fishing Guide Service. He had his client and client’s son; they drifted the run this morning, were able to hookup (species not stated) and those that they saw had hookups also. One guest leaving at 3pm had 2 landed out of 4 hookups, all Steelhead. He also stated that the water clarity was very slightly stained, emphasis on very slightly. One of the last guests to leave for the day stated that the two Steelhead he landed had very bright colors. The flow out of the Dam will remain at 1500CFS through 11:59PM on 12/28/23. The weather for tonight will have occasional rain. Low near 45F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Tomorrow’s weather will be cloudy with showers. High around 50F. Winds will be light and variable. Chance of rain 50%. Before planning, or executing, any trip to the DSR please always check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information. DSR will be closed to fishing if the dam release goes above 2000 CFS. 2024 Pass Release Information – https://us4.campaign-archive.com/

Rain

49° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:34pm

1870 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

December 26, 2023

1500 CFS at the dam (forecasted only through midnight tonight) 1850 CFS at the Pineville Gauge all day long water temperatures were measured at 36 degrees early-on, rising to 38 degrees by early afternoon an overcast day, misty beginning in the early afternoon, calm, with temperatures rising from 41 to a high of 47 for the day We had eleven total guests drop in today, from just after opening into the mid-morning - I was able to directly speak to all eleven of our guests as they were leaving - one was continuing to practice with his new Spey rod (no fish), two were either not familiar with high water or were first-timers to the run (no fish), and of the remaining eight guests, two spoke of "bumps" and "grabs", two struck out, three tied at 1 / 1 Steelhead, and the last was high rod at 6 Steelhead brought to hand (egg sacks) Before planning, or executing, any trip to the DSR please always check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information. DSR will be closed to fishing if the dam release goes above 2000 CFS. 2024 Pass Release Information – https://us4.campaign-archive.com/...

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:36am

Sunset: 4:33pm

1850 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 24, 2023

1500 CFS Dam Release (forecasted only through midnight tonight) 1870 CFS Pineville Gauge An overcast, misty, relatively calm day, with temperatures hovering in the very high 30s We had seven total guests pop in today, from just after opening into the late morning, for varied reasons ranging from "new rod I have to test out" to "looks like they did well yesterday!" - I was able to directly speak to six of our guests - one was practicing with his new rod, the others were able to get into only one or two fish each, with the high rod at 2 / 3 Steelhead - the comment was made that "there are not as many fish as yesterday" NOTE: the DSR will be closed for business tomorrow, 25 December 2023; we will reopen for normal business on Tuesday, 26 December, at 6:30 AM. Before planning, or executing, any trip to the DSR please always check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information. DSR will be closed to fishing if the dam release goes above 2000 CFS. 2024 Pass Release Information – https://us4.campaign-archive.com/...

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:32pm

1870 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 23, 2023

Some rain, drizzle, a little bit of snow and generally uncomfortable conditions on the run today. Nonetheless a dozen or so so anglers, perhaps encouraged by yesterdays drop in the flow, joined us today. TAs is frequently the case, right after a drop in the water things are a bit unsettled and it takes the fish a little while to adjust. Most anglers that I spoke with struggled to get into fish, but a couple angers were successful one bringing two fish to hand and one season pass holder going 6 for 10 (fishing from late morning until dusk). All anglers commented on how enjoyable it was to fish the run; having most of it to themselves. At the time of this posting 4:30PM there has not been an update to the what tomorrow's release will be. It remains at 1500 cfs from the dam and 1870 cfs at Pineville, but with the small amount of precipitation today, I wouldn't be surprised to see it going down in the near term. We will be open tomorrow morning but will be closing at 1:00PM. With warm temperatures forecast, it might be a good time to come fish.

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:31pm

1870 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 22, 2023

12/22/23: DSR continues to be closed to fishing due to the dam's released exceeding our 2,000cfs threshold. DSR will reopen to fishing once the dam's release recedes below 2,000cfs. DSR remains open for office hours 9am-5pm.

Clouds

16° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 4:31pm

2700 CFS Pineville Gauge

2200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 18, 2023

With the anticipated rain, last night the dam release was increased from 500 CFS to 1500 CFS where it remained for today.  Needless to say, given the strong winds and increased flows, things were a bit tricky today to say the least.  A few diehard anglers decided to take advantage of the low pressure day, and fished for the greater part of the day.  Unfortunately the conditions just weren't in the angler's favor.  Water clarity was noted as a bit of an issue as well, with significant run off.  Today's rain is expected to transition into snow tomorrow morning, with temperatures steadily dropping below freezing. Currently, the release from the dam is scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (12/18).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.  DSR will be closed to fishing if the dam release goes above 2000 CFS.

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:29pm

2380 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 17, 2023

Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling ahead of any planned trips to the DSR; closures of the DSR for flows exceeding 2K at the dam may be on very short notice. At 8:00PM this evening the dam release will go from 500 cfs to 1500 cfs ( in anticipation of heavy rains tomorrow). It may go up more that 1500 cfs so please check for4 any updates. The wind was howling at the beginning of the day, but subsided and made things fishable/tolerable for the better part of the day. There were occasional strong bursts, but generally things were manageable. Temperatures were decent (in the upper 40's) and the water temperature went from 36 early this morning to 39 by mid-afternoon. While the fishing today was not what it was yesterday, all anglers agreed that while not "ligh5ts out" it was better than decent. There were those that were able to get a few good tugs, those that hooked "quite a few", but had trouble keeping them all hooked, and those that were able to hook and land double-digit numbers of Steelhead. A few nice brown trout were also in the mix. Lots of smiles and satisfied anglers on the run today. There were some "honey holes" but from the feedback I received, good numbers of fish can be found throughout the run. Pick your spot. Flow will jump from 500 cfs to 1500 cfs at 8:00PM tonight and the current flow at Pineville is 736 cfs (but will be going up.

Rain

46° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 4:29pm

717 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

December 16, 2023

Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling ahead of any planned trips to the DSR; closures of the DSR for flows exceeding 2K at the dam may be on very short notice. CFS at the dam is 500 (forecasted to remain there until midnight tonight, no other forecast available at this time), CFS at the Pineville gauge remained steady at 732 - opening air temperature 44 degrees, which only rose to 47 degrees for our high - a very hazy sunrise, with low ground fog, greeted our first of 47 total guests for the day - the rest of the day was partly cloudy to completely overcast, with light winds to begin, ramping up a bit around noon and into the early afternoon, then calming for the late afternoon - tomorrow, this will be another "you should have been here yesterday" days - although a lot of our guests were here shortly after opening time through mid-morning, with only a few latecomers, nobody came off the run until 12:30 PM (usually a very good or very bad sign) - of the 28 guests that I was able to speak to directly, as they came off the run fairly early, five reported no success (three either only fished a short period or were unfamiliar with the river, however inexplicably two were seasoned anglers) - two guests were not able to bring any fish to hand, but had hooked 2 to 3 - eight guests brought at least one fish to hand, hooking up between one to four fish - four guests were able to bring to hand two fish, hooking between four to eight in their efforts - there were also reports of "3", a pair of "4s", 5 / 9, 6 / 7, a taciturn duo with their usual "we got a few" (translated: fishing was very good), with our top rod for today being Dave at 25 independently confirmed fish (!!) - not a bad day in anyone's logbook ... forecast for tomorrow 17 Dec '23: Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High 48F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. 2024 Pass Release Information – https://us4.campaign-archive.com/...

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:31am

Sunset: 4:28pm

725 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 15, 2023

It's certainly nice to see the sun after a week hiatus.  The sunshine and increasingly warm weather brought out the most anglers we've seen in a few weeks now.  A majority of anglers joined us first things this morning well into the afternoon.  Based on the reports from the anglers we spoke with today, it was a day 'you should have been here' for quite a number of them.  Only a few anglers remarked having a tough time finding fish today, but most reported landing multiple fresh chrome fish.  The release from the dam is currently scheduled to drop from 750 CFS to 500 CFS at 11:59 PM tonight (12/15), where it is currently scheduled to remain until tomorrow night (12/16).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling ahead of any planned trips.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:30am

Sunset: 4:28pm

953 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 14, 2023

The release from the dam was adjusted last night from 1500 CFS to 750 CFS, where it remained today.  Our first day in about a week now, with a release below 1000 CFS.  About a dozen anglers eagerly took advantage of the reduced flows.  From the reports we received from our anglers, those float fishing seemed to have a more productive day than those swinging flies throughout the run today.  With a majority of anglers having fished the greater part of the day from early morning well into the afternoon, it's clear things were pretty good today overall.  While conditions were a bit more tame today, it was still quite cold, with anglers chipping at iced up guides.  The release from the dam is scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (12/14).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

39° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:30am

Sunset: 4:28pm

971 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 13, 2023

A cold start to the day got even colder with the driving winds.  A few moments of whiteout conditions here, but no snow accumulation.  A handful of anglers joined us this morning, hopeful for the first day of the water drop.  Based on the reports from the anglers we spoke with today, it was another 50/50 split with a majority of anglers coming off the water by early afternoon, having contended with the wind for the greater part of the morning.  A few anglers managed to persevere through the strong winds and land several steelhead.  A DSR guide who joined us today noted a majority of the fish his client landed today, to be fresh, and rather large fish.  Currently, the dam release is scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until tonight at 11:59 PM.  At this time no updated release schedule has been published.  Please visit safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release information.

Snow

32° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:29am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

December 12, 2023

Fair weather brought a few more anglers out today despite the continued high water. The release from the dam remained at 1500 CFS today with the Pineville gauge hovering around 2000 CFS.  With runoff slowing down, anglers commented that the water clarity was much better than yesterday.  Based on the reports from the anglers we spoke with, fishing was a bit better today, with most anglers reporting a fish and some several.  Forecasts still indicate a winter weather advisory with temperatures dropping back down below freezing, and snow expected tomorrow afternoon.  The release from the dam is currently scheduled to drop from 1500 CFS to 750 CFS at 9:00PM tonight (12/12) and remain until 11:59 PM tomorrow night (12/13).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:28am

Sunset: 4:28pm

2000 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 11, 2023

The release from the dam was adjusted last night at 9:00 PM from 2200 CFS to 1500 CFS where it remained for the day today.  Despite the drop, weather conditions were definitely not optimal today with a looming winter weather advisory and high winds for the greater part of the day.  Needless to say, given the conditions just a duo of veteran anglers joined us this morning until early afternoon to see what this weekend's big water might have brought in.  Hopefully tomorrow we'll catch a break in the weather, with temperatures are expected to steadily rise above freezing and little bit of sunshine in the afternoon.  The release from the dam is currently scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (12/11).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Snow

33° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:27am

Sunset: 4:28pm

2090 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

snow

Snow

December 10, 2023

The DSR continued to be closed to fishing today due to the flow at the dam being at 2200 CFS; we anticipate being closed for fishing through at least 11 December, according to the current Safewaters forecast. For updated dam release scheduling, which may change suddenly and without advance notice, please visit the site before planning a trip to DSR: safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill DSR office hours during high water closures will be abbreviated from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; we will handle all other business during these hours.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:26am

Sunset: 4:28pm

2730 CFS Pineville Gauge

2200 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

December 9, 2023

The DSR was closed to fishing today due to the flow at the dam being at 2200 CFS; we anticipate being closed for fishing through at least 11 December, according to the current Safewaters forecast. For updated dam release scheduling, which may change suddenly and without advance notice, please visit the site before planning a trip to DSR: safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill DSR office hours during high water closures will be abbreviated from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; we will handle all other business during these hours.

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50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 4:28pm

2670 CFS Pineville Gauge

2200 CFS Dam Release

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December 8, 2023

A little bit of sun and warmer weather brought a light crowd out this morning.  However, most of our anglers made their way off the water by early the afternoon. A majority reported a tough go at it, going against the 1500 CFS release.  A few anglers however, were able to manage a few fresh steelhead.  Based on the forecasted conditions, and the ongoing snow melt, the dam release has been scheduled to increase to 2200 CFS today at 5:00 PM where it is currently scheduled to remain until 12/11 (Monday). DSR will be closed for fishing 12/9 and will remain closed until the release from the dam drops below 2000 CFS.  Office hours will be abbreviated from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  For updated dam release scheduling, please visit - safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill 

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1930 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

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DSR will be closed for fishing 12/ 9 – Office hours will be abbreviated from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  For updated dam release scheduling, please visit – safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill 

December 7, 2023

The dam release remained at 1500 CFS today, with temperatures just above freezing and about a half inch of fresh snow from the flurries this morning.  A handful anglers joined us throughout the day, all reporting fair success,  with a couple of dime bright fresh steelhead, a few colored up, as well as a brown trout landed in the middle sections of the run.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until tonight (12/7).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Snow

33° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:24am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1970 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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December 6, 2023

Another quiet day for the run, with just a couple of anglers joining us for brief outings this afternoon.  As forecasted, temperatures remained below freezing, making for a bit of an icy start to the day.  Despite the higher water, conditions were fairly comfortable with little wind.  Forecasts tomorrow call for a bit warmer temperatures, and another morning of snow showers with little accumulation.  Currently, the dam release is scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (12/6).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clouds

28° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:23am

Sunset: 4:28pm

2020 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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December 5, 2023

A light crowd today with the water going back up to 1650 CFS last night.  A bit cold, but the weather conditions were pretty optimal with little wind and plenty of overcast.  Ultimately a tough day given the water levels, with a few fish reported being hooked, but unable to stay buttoned up. Weather for tomorrow is expected to be just a bit colder, remaining below freezing for the entirety of the day.  At this time the dam release is scheduled to remain at 1650 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (12/5).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated release information.

Clouds

33° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:22am

Sunset: 4:28pm

2360 CFS Pineville Gauge

1650 CFS Dam Release

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December 4, 2023

While the dam release went down to 750 CFS, run off from last night and today's rain has brought the flows up quite a bit, with a reported flow of 1600 CFS at the Pineville gauge currently.  About a dozen anglers joined us today despite the higher water, and a few managed to bring a fish or two to hand.  Given the difficulty of the higher water, and increasing winds, most anglers came off the run by the afternoon.  With the significant run off from the rain and snow melt, the dam release is currently scheduled to increase tonight at 6:00 PM from 750 CFS to 1500 CFS.  With run off steadily snowballing, there is certainly possibility of an adjustment to the release.  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.  Please note that DSR will close to fishing with a dam release of 2000 CFS or greater.

Snow

35° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 4:28pm

1600 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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December 3, 2023

Currently CFS 750 at the dam (through midnight tomorrow, there is no current forecast to change this flow), CFS at the Pineville gauge 1110 to start the day, bumped up just a bit to 1180 as of this report - air temperature started at 39 degrees, then only climbed to our apparent high of 44 degrees - water temperature was a cool 37 degrees - the water was stained today, due to melt runoff - we were overcast all day, with a steady drizzle almost all of the day - winds were mostly light, with periodic gusts - a total of 21 guests joined us on the run today, beginning from 6:30 AM and trickling in until early afternoon - the earlier arrivals also tended to be the earliest out, mostly due to long trips home at the end of the weekend - of the 18 guests that I was able to speak to directly, all but two at least got some tugs on the end of their lines - there were plenty of 2s, 3s, a couple of 4s, and a "5" in the rest of the population - high sticks went 2 / 2, 1 / 3, 2 / 3, 2 / 4, two lucky guests were tied at 3 / 4, and the highest stick was Eric (featured in the attached pictures), with 5 / 5, all on Steelhead - one guest reported bringing a 27" Brown Trout to hand as well, and Eric, the highest stick today, also scored a nice twin Brown Trout about 27" - the lower half of the river was reported as the most productive today, but that may have been because it was fished more extensively . . . so, perhaps not the most pleasant weather to be out in, but made worthwhile by some (relatively) good angling today! Our overnight weather will see more rain, with a low of 38 degrees - tomorrow will be overcast as well, with a 60% chance of rain and perhaps snow in the afternoon, a high of 40 degrees, and WNW winds of 10-15 mph.
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Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:20am

Sunset: 4:29pm

1180 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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December 2, 2023

Rain held off, which is good, but overcast skies and heavy fog with temperatures in the mid-forties were the conditions that our dozen anglers dealt with today. We are continuing to see good amounts of snow melt which is good for getting around, but it does put some ice cold water into the run. That and water running a bit high were factors that made the fishing difficult today. I only was able to talk with a couple anglers when the got off the run and one anglers was able to bring a couple Steelhead to hand while the other (new to the DSR) was not able to get into any fish. Hopefully, with another day for the fish to adjust to the change in water temperature and dropping water levels, the fishing will improve tomorrow. The flow from the dam is still at 1200 cfs but is scheduled to drop to 750 cfs at 9:00PM and the current flow a the Pineville gauge is 540 cfs

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41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 4:29pm

1540 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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December 1, 2023

A fairly quiet day on the run, with just a handful of anglers joining us this morning.  With temperatures creeping into the mid 40's today and rain, our recently accumulated 2+ feet of snow has begun to melt, making for some cold water!  Water temperatures today were reported at 36 F.  Although a majority of the anglers that joined us today were off the water by the afternoon, it sounds like a few anglers were a bit more successful today, than the past few days.  The dam release is currently scheduled to drop to 1200 CFS tomorrow night (12/2) at 9:00 PM.  Based on Safewaters published schedule, it appears we will possibly see 750 CFS by tomorrow night (12/2).  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Rain

43° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:17am

Sunset: 4:29pm

1820 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

November 30, 2023

Last night the dam release was increased from 1200 CFS to 1500 CFS, where it is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight (11/30).  Weather today wasn't necessarily optimal with little overcast, but it sure was more comfortable than the last few days.  A little bit of wind, but not much mention of it being an issue.  And for the leaves, it seems like things were pretty well flushed out from the 1200 adjustment.  Ultimately, reports from the anglers we spoke with today indicated another tough go at things, with little success.  We saw a bit of melt and run off from the warmer conditions today, and will most likely continue to, with temperatures expected to remain above freezing with a bit of rain forecasted.  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.  Please note that DSR will close to fishing with a DAM RELEASE of 2,000 CFS or greater.

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46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:16am

Sunset: 4:30pm

1820 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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November 29, 2023

Much to everyone's surprise, the couple of inches that were forecasted turned into another 10+ inches early this morning.  And, to keep things interesting, the dam release was increased from 750 CFS to 1200 CFS last night, where it is scheduled to remain until tonight at 11:59 PM (11/29).  Winds were much more tolerable today, with some strong gusts here and there, but nothing compared to that of yesterday.  The couple of anglers that joined us on the run today indicated no success, with leaves being today's hurdle. With the current 1200 CFS dam release scheduled only until 11:59 PM tonight, please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated scheduling.

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30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:15am

Sunset: 4:30pm

1540 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Release

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November 28, 2023

Despite the 18+ inches of snow we accumulated last night, and the driving winds, a few die hard anglers fished through the greater part of the day.  Needless to say, not much was in the angler's favor, besides the lack of angling pressure.  Flows increased last night from 500 CFS to 750 CFS, where it is currently scheduled to remain until tonight at 11:59 PM (11/28).  With the cold weather continuing, and little threat of melt in the immediate future, we likely won't see a further increase in the release.  Currently, forecasts for expected snowfall this evening into tomorrow have and will likely continue to change.  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

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29° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 4:30pm

980 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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November 27, 2023

Quite a mixture of weather today. We started with mild temperatures and a bit of rain, then slowly progressed to heavy winds with flurries.  With the forecasted severe weather ahead of us, just over two dozen anglers joined us first thing this morning ahead of the expected snow.  Most called it quits early afternoon, with just a handful of anglers sticking it out until sunset.  Reports from the anglers we spoke with varied, with about half of our anglers reporting no success, and half reporting a 'pretty good' day with some close to double digits numbers.  Regardless of how you did, one thing was agreed, the wind was nearly impossible to contend with today.  The dam release is currently scheduled to be adjusted tonight at 6:00 PM from 500 CFS to 750 CFS, where it is currently only scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight (11/27)  With the impending weather, temperatures are expected to continue to drop below freezing tonight, with lake affect snow tonight, and warnings currently in place currently until Wednesday.

Clouds

38° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:13am

Sunset: 4:31pm

710 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 26, 2023

Sun this morning gave way to cloudy skies this afternoon. The wind picked up and blew for a while but by the end of the day things calmed down. With temperatures in the low 40's it wasn't too bad a day to be on the run. I think, overall, the fishing was a little better yesterday than it was to today, but that being said, I didn't talk to anyone that didn't bring at least one fish to hand. Some might have gone fishless, but I didn't happen to speak with them. The weather forecast is calling for 2-4 inches of snow for tomorrow and by Tuesday things could get a little more serious with total snow accumulation of 1-2 feet of the white stuff. Water from the dam remains at 500 cfs and at Pineville 680 cfs

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42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 4:32pm

680 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 25, 2023

Another raw day on the run. Some peeks of sunshine but that didn't help much. Most anglers that I spoke with this afternoon/evening had to grind it out. The wind wasn't as bad, but the extended period of cold weather has cooled the water temperatures down making the fish just a little more hesitant. Still, many anglers were able to get into a couple fish and one season pass holder put in the time and went 6 for 9 (which is a excellent day any day). Water from the dam remains at 500 cfs and at Pineville the flow is 695 cfs (and slowing dropping)

Clouds

33° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 4:32pm

695 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 24, 2023

Overcast skies this morning gave way this afternoon to some sunshine, but dropping temperatures and increased wind. The changes seemed to unsettle the fish as the reports indicate that the bite was better this morning than it was during the afternoon. That being said, most anglers that I spoke with were able to get into a fish or two and one season pass holder that only fished for a few hors this afternoon went three for five. A good day Tomorrow's weather looks to improve somewhat from today. A bit warmer, a little more sun, and less wind. Water flow from the dam remains at 500 cfs and at Pineville 717 cfs

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:09am

Sunset: 4:33pm

717 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 23, 2023

A relatively mild morning with overcast skies, little wind, and moderate water flow (500cfs dam release; 740cfs Pineville gauge). Pretty good conditions for steelhead fishing in the back half of November. All the guests we spoke with on their way out were in good spirits enjoying the holiday, conditions, and good fishing. We all have a lot to be thankful for, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:08am

Sunset: 4:33pm

740 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 22, 2023

Another nasty day weather-wise, but the fishing wasn't. Cold temperatures and drizzle for most of the day are the conditions that our anglers had to endure, but those that hung in there were rewarded with a better than decent day. A season pass holder, swinging flies went one for three, two anglers that fished for a few hours went three for six and four for eight. All oth4r anglers that I spoke with were able to get into multiple fish with three being the most common number reported.

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42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:07am

Sunset: 4:34pm

717 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 21, 2023

Brutal, would be the best description for today's conditions.  A cold morning turned even colder with winds 18 MPH and gusts up to 39 MPH.  Along with the wind, we had a bit of freezing rain in the mix, and a few snow flakes here and there.  The rain, not so much the problem.  The wind on the other hand, made it nearly impossible for anglers to make a good presentation.  Needless to say, the couple of dozen anglers who joined us first thing this morning, wound up coming off the water with just a couple hours.  Just a few of our anglers were able to land several fish regardless of the conditions.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until tonight 11:59 PM tonight (11/21).  With substantial rain expected today into tomorrow, please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Snow

32° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 4:35pm

666 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

November 20, 2023

The warm spell was nice while it lasted, with temperatures hovering around freezing the majority of the day.  Our lightest crowd in quite some time, with just over 2 dozen anglers joining us for the greater part of the day.  Having put in the time today, most of our anglers were able to hook a few fish.  Some of our veterans indicating a good day, better than the past week or so.  The middle section reported the most success today, but again, the most heavily fish.   Temperatures are expected to continue to drop tonight  , but inch their way back up toward 40F, with a bit of wind, and possible snow in the early afternoon.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until tomorrow night (11/21).

Clouds

28° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:04am

Sunset: 4:36pm

680 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

Reminder – Special Regulations Area – (Nov. 1 – Nov. 30) – https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/sra/ 

Upcoming Lodging Availability https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/posts/pfbid0NsW9FeGuKXxHZ1nrwYcj91CnkJ7Bd6UXx5UWJGRRwoDgdcoLaJiECmsjSsLSxMGHl 

November 19, 2023

A mixed bag weather-wise today. Some sun, some clouds, a little drizzle. a little snow, and a little windy. Overall the fishing was reported to be better than the past several days. The vast majority of anglers that I spoke with got into multiple fresh Steelhead. A nice brown was also brought to hand. Of course there were those that didn't fare as well as some and some did better than most. A very happy season pass holder mentioned having an excellent day (the best Steelhead day of the year) and "if tomorrow is just half as good as today, I will have a good day." Can't ask for more than that." Water from the dam will remain at 500 cfs through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville is 702 cfs

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:03am

Sunset: 4:36pm

702 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 18, 2023

CFS at the dam 500, CFS at the Pineville gauge 717 all day - air temperature to start the day was 34 degrees - it pushed up to just over 40, and is slowly dropping to an overnight forecasted low of 37 degrees - skies were clear to a few scattered clouds, with brilliant sunshine most of the day - it was initially calm, but around 8:30 AM winds really picked up for a couple of hours, then it calmed back down - we had a total of 81 guests on the run today, trickling in from opening time until mid-afternoon . . . the early ones started coming off the run late morning, primarily to get a bite to eat - initial reports were not encouraging, with roughly half stating they didn't even get a tap, and the remainder reporting ones and twos - a lot of these went back down after their break - as guests started coming off the run in late afternoon, I started hearing better reports, such as 1 / 2, 2/3, and some in the 4s - most of the reports were "got a couple", as well - categorically, our guests remarked they had to cover a lot of ground today, and really work for any fish - it did not seem that any one part of the run produced any better than another part - the predominate fish today was Steelhead of various sizes (a few "brutes"), with a couple of Brown Trout in the mix - tomorrow is forecasted to be 50% chance of rain in the morning, possible snow flurries, high of 42 degrees, NW winds at 10 - 20 mph

Clear

40° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:02am

Sunset: 4:37pm

717 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

November 17, 2023

The rain held off until late morning, and has been fairly steady since.  Thankfully, we had another warm day in the upper 50's, so the rain was tolerable.  With the warmest temperatures we've seen in a few weeks, we also saw our our largest turnout so far this week, but dissipated rather quickly given the conditions.  The release from the dam remained at 500 CFS today.  While we hoped the consistent release might turn things on a bit, it hasn't seemed to do so.  Most anglers we spoke with today indicated they had a rather tough day from top to bottom, and a majority came up empty handed in their outings.  Only a couple of our anglers reported multiple fish landed.  Hopefully with temperatures dropping back down close to freezing by sunrise tomorrow, we'll see the activity pick back up.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until tonight (11/17) at 11:59 PM.  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release information.

Rain

51° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:00am

Sunset: 4:38pm

659 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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November 16, 2023

We were spoiled again, with another day approaching mid 50's this afternoon.  A little less angling pressure today, than we've seen so far this week, but still quite a few anglers couldn't pass up a warm day of steelhead fishing.  With another day of a 500 CFS dam release, we were all hoping a bit of consistency would perk the fish up a bit, but from the sounds of it, today was a tough day for the majority of our anglers.  Regardless of covering some serious ground today, the warm temperatures turned the bite off.  Water temperatures crawled back into the mid 40's today, and will likely remain for at least another day, with an expected high of 56 F tomorrow.  Currently, the dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until tonight (11/16) until 11:59 PM.  Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 4:39pm

652 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

Reminder – Special Regulations Area – (Nov. 1 – Nov. 30) – https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/sra/ 

Upcoming Lodging Availability https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/posts/pfbid0NsW9FeGuKXxHZ1nrwYcj91CnkJ7Bd6UXx5UWJGRRwoDgdcoLaJiECmsjSsLSxMGHl 

November 15, 2023

Conditions were comfortable today, with the release from the dam remaining  at 500 CFS, air temperatures into the 50’s, and water temperatures a reported 42 F this morning.  A majority of our anglers joined us first thing this morning, with the run becoming far less populated this afternoon.  Most headed out rather early today, but based on the reports from the anglers we spoke with today, the higher water has been nothing but good news, with quite a few anglers noting close to double digit numbers in their outings.  Fishing in the middle section was reported the most successful, with the lower sections reporting decent action today, and nothing  reported in the upper sections.   It’s anyone’s guess what we might see happen with the dam release tomorrow.  Maybe we’ll see just a slow draw of water, rather than a dump. The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until tonight 11:59 PM.  Please check  safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:58am

Sunset: 4:40pm

659 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

Reminder – Special Regulations Area – (Nov. 1 – Nov. 30) – https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/sra/ 

Upcoming Lodging Availability https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/posts/pfbid0NsW9FeGuKXxHZ1nrwYcj91CnkJ7Bd6UXx5UWJGRRwoDgdcoLaJiECmsjSsLSxMGHl 

November 14, 2023

Temperatures were comfortable today, with air temperatures holding at 40 F, and water temperatures at 43 F.  The slight increase in flows didn't deter many anglers from fishing the greater part of the day.  Another day of mixed reports.  Some anglers had trouble finding fish in the higher water, and others,  couldn't keep them off the hook.  The middle sections of the run continue to be the fan favorite, and providing the most consistent success.  Anglers fishing the lower sections of the run, remarked at the lack of activity down low.  With the dam release currently scheduled up until 11:59 PM tonight, it'll be interesting to see if we will see the release maintained at 500 CFS or dropped.   Please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 4:41pm

666 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

Reminder

Reminder – Special Regulations Area – (Nov. 1 – Nov. 30) – https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/sra/ 

Upcoming Lodging Availability – https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/posts/pfbid0NsW9FeGuKXxHZ1nrwYcj91CnkJ7Bd6UXx5UWJGRRwoDgdcoLaJiECmsjSsLSxMGHl 

November 13, 2023

Frigid temperatures didn't stop too many of our anglers today, with only a little bit lighter of a crowd than we saw this past weekend.  Despite the less than desirable air temperatures this morning, conditions were optimal, with good cloud coverage and just a touch of wind.  Based on the reports from our anglers, today was an 'okay' day for most, and a 'great' day for others.  Anglers fishing the middle sections of the run noted some pulses of activity, with moments 'everyone was hooking into fish'.  Middle sections continue to report the most success with the lower sections coming in a close second today.  Temperatures are forecasted to drop back down to freezing tonight, but creep back up into the 40's by mid day tomorrow.  The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 335 CFS until 9:00 PM tonight (11/13), and increased 500 CFS until tomorrow night at 11:59 PM (11/14).

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:55am

Sunset: 4:42pm

519 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Reminder

Reminder – Special Regulations Area – (Nov. 1 – Nov. 30) – https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/sra/ 

Upcoming Lodging Availability – https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/posts/pfbid0NsW9FeGuKXxHZ1nrwYcj91CnkJ7Bd6UXx5UWJGRRwoDgdcoLaJiECmsjSsLSxMGHl 

November 12, 2023

A bit chilly, but otherwise a beautiful fall day and a great one to be outdoors. Perhaps the anglers would have preferred a little less bright sunshine, but with little wind, the conditions were pretty cooperative. Depending on who you asked the fishing was either "a tough grind" or "an excellent day". That seems to be the pattern at this time of year. Some doing very well and some struggling to bring a fish to had. There were reports of some good numbers of steelhead being hooked, but, again, some reported having a difficult time. Tomorrow's forecast is calling for a bit warmer temperatures and some rain. Water temperature at the start of day was a chilly 42 degrees. Water from the dam remains at 350 cfs and at Pineville 531 cfs

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:54am

Sunset: 4:43pm

531 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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November 11, 2023

CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 570 and only dropped to 550 as of this 4 PM report - opening air temperature was 37 degrees, dipping to 34 degrees at dawn, climbing to a high of only low 40s, now back to 37 degrees - water temperature was 48 degrees at opening - overcast all day, mostly light and variable winds, some periods of fairly strong gusts - we were at our maximum of near 85 guests most of the morning, a lot of them in large groups of friends, with guests starting to leave by mid-afternoon and trickling out slowly thereafter - River Patrol, at 9:30 AM, reported "slow" action throughout the run, with better ("moderate") action the higher up you went in the run - the predominant fish today were Steelhead showing up throughout the run, all moving upriver, with Chinook ("King") salmon showing up in the lower section, holding there, as well as a single Brown Trout today - mostly 1s and 2s, some 3s and 4s, for our guests today, with the best action before 11:30 AM, when it seemed to all shut down . . . there were some guests that reported a very good day, a matter of having the right skills sets and being at the right place at the right time - one very happy guest, accompanied by his friend, reported that he brought to hand a Steelhead that "wouldn't even fit into the net!" - it's those times when all the factors just seem to come together for you, or when you bring that fish of a lifetime to hand, where it makes it all worthwhile . . . featured are young Caleb with one of several Steelhead; and Teruko with a solid Steelhead, guided by DSR Guide Tom Layton of Tom's Guide Service May be an image of 1 person

Clear

36° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:53am

Sunset: 4:44pm

550 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

November 10, 2023

The start to the holiday weekend brought a sizeable crowd with it today.  Weather conditions were comfortable, again, despite the wind.  Winds were minimal until later this morning, but became increasingly tough as the day went on, and putting more leaves in the water with it.  Reports from anglers and our River Patrol this morning indicated moderate success, particularly in the middle of the property, with a few salmon reported in the mix with the steelhead caught.  Reports this afternoon echoed that of the morning, with the middle section seeing the most success, and lower sections seeing a slow pick.  It seems most anglers however were able to land a few fish each, with the several being an exception reporting double digits.  Temperatures are forecasted to drop tonight, settling at freezing by sunrise, and then expected to crawl back to a high of 40 F by mid day.

Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 4:45pm

583 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

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November 9, 2023

A bit of a wintery mix overnight, turned to rain, resulting stained water first thing this morning.  Temperatures warmed up from yesterday, back into the high 40's, and brought some high winds with it.  Many of our anglers continued to reiterate the difficulty they experienced fighting leaves again today.  Reports from our anglers indicated a tougher day, than yesterday, with most of the run reporting a slow start given the water conditions.  Most anglers were fortunate to hook and land several fish, some with a few more than several, but a tough day overall with the water up a bit and being cloudy.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 4:46pm

603 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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November 8, 2023

Temperatures dropped below freezing last night, and only warmed up a hair, reaching a high of about 38 F this afternoon.  Despite the cold, weather and water conditions were ideal.  The continued nuisance, is the leaves.  A light crowd today, but no where near the number of anglers we saw just a few days ago.  Quite a number of anglers fished nearly the entirety of the day, sun up to sun down, and that certainly speaks for itself.  While a few anglers indicated a tough time finding fish today, a number of anglers indicated the fishing was better today than that of the past week or so.  Reports from our River Patrol both this morning and afternoon indicated moderate action throughout the run, with a steady pick of steelhead.

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:49am

Sunset: 4:47pm

537 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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November 7, 2023

Conditions were comfortable today, until the wind kicked in, making things quite tricky for most of our anglers.  Temperatures began in the mid 50's , with just a touch of rain early on. Winds picked up early afternoon, driving a majority of anglers off the water, and calling it quits, most on a good note.  A few anglers indicated success nearly everywhere they went, traveling the length of the property.  It seemed if you were able to seek refuge from the high winds, the fishing was pretty good today.  However, despite some being able to get out of the wind, nearly all our anglers made mention that the carpet of leaves coming down river, wasn't necessarily working in their favor today. Temperatures are expected to drop down to 30 F, and just break freezing by 9:00 AM.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 4:48pm

537 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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November 6, 2023

Strong winds and some light rain made it feel closer to freezing, than the reported 49 F today.  Regardless of the rather tough conditions, a considerable number of anglers joined us to start the week.  Morning reports from our anglers and River Patrol indicated moderate action in the middle sections of the run, with lower and upper sections reported slower activity.  Based on reports from anglers and our River Patrol this afternoon, it's safe to say that most of the success came this morning.  Upper sections of the run reported light angling, with little to report.  Middle sections continue to report the highest volume of anglers, with low success.  Lower sections also reported reported low pressure, and minimal success.  Water temperatures were a reported 46 F today.

Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:46am

Sunset: 4:50pm

519 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

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November 5, 2023

A front moved through this morning bringing us clearing skies, which by the afternoon were free of clouds. A beautiful day to be on the run, but I think the front moving through and the clear skies put the fish off the feed. A difficult bite was reported from nearly all our anglers and was significantly different than the reports of yesterday evening. Even our float fishermen had a difficult time bringing fish to hand today. The good news is that the consensus is that the fish are there, they're just not in a playful mood. Lots of fish were spotted and "stepped on" but they just didn't want to play. Hopefully, they'll settle in and tomorrow should prove to be an improvement over today. That's typically the pattern. Water temperature this morning was 48 degrees and clear. The flow from the dam remains at 335 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 506 cfs.

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 4:51pm

506 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

November 4, 2023

Rain in the morning and then overcast skies throughout the day with temperatures rising to the low fifties (with little wind) made for pretty good Steelhead fishing conditions. The reports from this morning suggest that a few individuals that happened across a "honey hole" did very well, but overall the action was slow to moderate (although most agreed that the fishing was better today than it was yesterday.. This afternoon, however, things seemed to change. While the conditions couldn't be described as "hot and heavy" the fishing was steady throughout the run with every major hole producing numerous fish for our anglers. That's a good way to end the day and it suggests tomorrow could be a good one.

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:43am

Sunset: 5:52pm

506 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

November 3, 2023

This weather is something! Bitter cold and snow, back to mid 50's.  Conditions were pretty optimal, despite the steadily increasing winds. Water temperatures this morning began at a reported 44 F and reach about 49 F by mid day.  Given the fair weather, we saw a bit of surge in angling pressure today.  While the conditions were favorable the fishing seemed to be tough for many of our anglers, with a considerable number of anglers with a skunk.  Upper sections of the property indicated nearly non existent angling pressure, with little to report.  Middle sections, again, had the most concentrated effort, with moderate success.  Lower sections reported low angling pressure, with minimal success and movement.  

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:42am

Sunset: 5:53pm

506 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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November 2, 2023

Things were off to a good start this morning, and then the sun came out.  With a lack of cloud coverage in early morning, things seemed to turn off quite quickly once the sun cast over the water.  Water temperatures this morning were a reported 45 F, and rose to about 48 F by mid day.  Fortunately, we were spared a few of the elements, with the rain showers holding off, and minimal wind only knocking just a few leaves into the river today.  Regardless of conditions, a majority of our anglers were able to find a fish or two in their outings.  Most success today came from the middle sections of the run, with little reported from the upper sections.

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:41am

Sunset: 5:55pm

519 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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November 1, 2023

It was only a matter of time.  This morning we saw our first blanket of snow, but with temperatures on the cusp of freezing, rain showers and snow flurries ensued. Initial water temperatures this morning were 49 F. Angling pressure today was similar to yesterday, with plenty of open water for the anglers that decided to stick it out in this less than favorable 'fall' weather.  The reports from our River Patrol and the anglers we spoke with today indicated a bit of slow start, but after covering ground throughout the day, nearly all reported several steelhead landed each.  A couple of anglers, with a few more than several.  Overall, the middle and lower sections continue to be the most productive, but also seeing the most concentrated efforts from anglers.

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:39am

Sunset: 5:56pm

544 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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October 31, 2023

Things got cold, real fast!  Minimal winds, and no rain, but we did see our first snow flakes briefly this afternoon.  A few dozen anglers joined us over the course of the day, fighting the cold and covering a considerable amount of water from the sounds of it.  A majority of these anglers indicated having landed a few fish each, but they didn't come easy. Upper sections reported the lightest angling pressure today, with the the middle in lower sections the most heavily fished.  Overall, anglers saw the most success in the middle sections of the run, with a couple of brown trout reported in the mix along with the steelhead caught today.

Clouds

40° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:38am

Sunset: 5:57pm

550 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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October 30, 2023

Things cooled down quite quickly, with temperatures dropping into the 40's last night and only reaching a high around 45 F today.  Paired with steady rain, it made for quite a bitter day.  Given the conditions, today was the lightest crowd we've seen in some time.  Those that joined us indicated a fairly a tough pick, most covering significant ground and reporting several steelhead landed, but you really had to grin and bear it.  I think it's safe to say, it's officially steelhead season. The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 335 CFS until midnight tomorrow (10/31).  Temperatures are forecasted to continue to drop, with a low of 34 F at the time of sunrise tomorrow.  

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:37am

Sunset: 5:59pm

544 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

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October 29, 2023

29 Oct '23 AM fishing report: certainly a damp chill in the air this morning as a light drizzle began to fall at daybreak. River patrol reports that fishing is slow overall from top to bottom of the run. Most of the fish that have been reported hooked or caught have been steelhead but a few fresh kings were also caught in the upper end of the run. The forecast calls for the steady light rain to end near 11AM with potential for showers remaining throughout the rest of the day. Beginning tomorrow (10/30/23), we will move back to posting one evening fishing report per day. 29 Oct '23 PM fishing report: CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge 512, air temperatures were in the mid 40s, overcast, drizzly throughout the day, light winds to dead calm - the guest presence dwindled throughout the day as guests came off the run, however there were still reports of both Steelhead and fresh Chinook ("King") salmon being brought to hand in limited numbers ("slow" action overall), with very specific and limited areas producing fairly decent action, primarily with Steelhead. Today was the last day of Premium and tiered early access - effective tomorrow, 30 Oct '23, the procedure will be as follows: all categories of guests will line up on the East side of the ticket booth (near the restrooms), in the order in which they arrived at the line; beginning at 15 minutes before the posted opening time (6:30 AM through 4 Nov), we will begin processing all categories of guests; all processed guests will then stage in the breezeway pending their release; all categories of guests are released to the river at the posted opening time (6:45 AM 30 Oct - 4 Nov).

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:35am

Sunset: 6:00pm

512 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

rain

Rain

October 28, 2023

The morning broke with a heavy overcast and a small front having just pushed through. The rest of the day has a small chance of precipitation but nothing that should trouble anglers too badly. Unfortunately, leaves are plaguing anglers this morning and likely affecting the bite too. The upper and middle sections of the run both reported light angling pressure with only a few sparse hookups on steelhead. The lower end of the run has more angling pressure but a few more steelhead being caught there as well. Overall though, all anglers are working for their bites. PM fishing report: for most of the afternoon, there were blue skies and brilliant sunshine, however the wind picked up, occasionally gusting fairly hard - windblown leaves saturating the river system continued to be an obstacle for our guests, with only a few of these reporting any action on the run - "slow" would be the overall description of this afternoon We do have some upcoming lodge availability for early November, visit https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/lodging/  or call us at 315-298-6672 ext. 0 to reserve.

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:34am

Sunset: 6:02pm

512 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 27, 2023

Overall, a tough day for the rather light crowd of anglers we had join us. Despite the overcast, it was a warm day, with water temperatures rising from 53F to 55F by mid afternoon. Winds were minimal, but the leaves were reported to be problematic by a number of anglers. Reports from our River Patrol indicated extremely light angling pressure throughout the entire run, with a few steelhead being caught, but few and far between this afternoon. As we continue into the weekend, temperatures are forecasted to drop with a bit of rain anticipated as well. The current dam release is scheduled to remain at 335 CFS until 11:50 PM tonight (10/27).  Please be sure to check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling this weekend.

Clouds

71° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:33am

Sunset: 6:03pm

519 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 27, 2023

AM Fishing Report: It was dry at the opening, but around 8:30AM a cell moved in and has given us rain showers and gloomy conditions. The good news is that it's forecast to be a brief period of rain and sunshine and warmer temperatures should be arriving later this morning. Early reports from the run are very similar to what we have experienced the past several days. Light to moderate angler pressure, light fishing success with the primary species being Steelhead (but with a few "fresher" salmon still around). Hopefully, when the sun comes out the activity will kick up a bit.

Rain

60° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:33am

Sunset: 6:03pm

519 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

October 26, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  Overcast skies with temperatures in the mid 50s, along with a south-westerly wind, and sporadic drizzle seemed to do little to entice an increase from this morning's fishing report.  Angler volume remained low, (plenty of space), and angler hook ups was basically the same with steelhead the lone species of fish brought to hand.  The steelhead seemed content staying in the pools / pocket water with little sign of moving further up river.  Tomorrow's temperatures will approach 70 with SE winds, light rain scheduled thru the morning hours, and overcast conditions the remainder of the day. Flow from the Dam continues to be 335 cfs thru midnight tonight.  The flow from Pineville is currently 525 cfs and holding steady.  

Clouds

66° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 6:04pm

525 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 26, 2023

A bit of a damp and dreary start to the day, with on and off showers this morning.  Water temperatures this morning were a reported 56 F.  Reports from our River Patrol indicate the lightest angling pressure in the upper most section of the property, and fairly low pressure throughout the rest of the run.  Some of the upper sections of the property have reported moderate activity, with the middle and lower sections reporting minimal success from the anglers present, all having reported only steelhead being caught.

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:32am

Sunset: 6:04pm

531 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 25, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  Balmy temperatures reaching the low 70s made the run feel more like an early spring day than a late Autumn Afternoon.  Fishing pressure remained light, (plenty of space) as well as the number of fish brought to hand.  Reports were of Steelhead and a solitary brown trout as well, (no Kings or Cohos in the mix), with the lower section of the river providing the best action.  We expect these unseasonably high temperatures to remain with us tomorrow, with the possibility of light rain as well.  Flow from the dam remains at 335 cfs thru midnight tonight and Pineville currently at 544 cfs and slowly dropping.

Clouds

71° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:30am

Sunset: 6:06pm

544 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 25, 2023

Moderate temperature into the 60's and overcast skies to begin the day are the conditions on the run this morning. Similar to yesterday, relatively light angler pressure, hookups and fish movement through most of the run. The exception is that there has been reported moderate fishing success at the lower section of the run with some movement of Steelhead and Kings up into the run.
Pictured is season pass holder Scott with a very nice Steelhead.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:30am

Sunset: 6:06pm

557 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 24, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  The bright blue skies with temperatures reaching 66 and light winds unfortunately did little to entice a higher percentage of fish to our clients than the morning report.  Angling Pressure remained relatively light thru all stretches.  Steelhead were the only species reported this afternoon with the majority of fish noted as holding versus moving.  The flow at the Damn is scheduled to remain at 335 cfs thru midnight tonight along with Pineville currently reporting 590 cfs.

Clear

66° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:29am

Sunset: 6:07pm

590 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

October 24, 2023

AM Fishing Report: A great day to be out fishing. Overcast skies that will give way to sunshine and highs in the upper 60's. All we would need to make things perfect were better numbers of fish being brought to hand. Early reports from throughout the run, regardless of which section, was that angling pressure was light, relatively few fish were being hooked/brought to hand, and the primary species in the run is Steelhead (with a few fresher Kings in the mix). The day is still young so we will just have to wait to see how things develop. Water from the dam remains at 350 cfs and the flow at Pineville is 470 cfs (and dropping steadily.)

Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:29am

Sunset: 6:07pm

590 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 23, 2023

Sunny skies and dry weather dominated the day today, which was a nice reprieve from yesterday's rain and gloom. Reports from today were primarily of steelhead with just a few kings mixed in. The bump in water flows from yesterdays rain are steadily declining and dry weather will prevail the next few days.

Clear

50° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:28am

Sunset: 6:09pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

October 23, 2023

What a difference a day can make with weather. Yesterday's rain moved through and gave way to a beautiful crisp fall day here in Pulaski. So far this morning the fishing remains similar to yesterday. Most areas of the run have reported slower action. However, in the middle section, River Patrol reported moderate action for the anglers there. A few kings are still in the mix in the lower end of the run with the rest of the reports all being steelhead only. Please use caution when wading as the river is puffed up quite a bit with runoff from this weekend's rain. We expect that the water levels will continue to recede throughout the day as we dry out. Note the increase in flow is only from runoff, the dam release has not changed from 335cfs.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:28am

Sunset: 6:09pm

710 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 22, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  Although the weather conditions were made for steelhead fisherman, (brisk NW winds, steady drizzle, and temperatures in the low 40s), the afternoon report of fish brought to hand was listed as quiet to slow, (very few fish brought to hand), along with an equally low number of anglers, (few anglers-plenty of space.)  The river flow from Pineville is currently 725 cfs with light rain scheduled to continue to around 9pm this evening.  Tomorrow's weather should have significant amounts of sun, with temperatures dropping to the high 30s at sun up and light NW winds.

Rain

41° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:26am

Sunset: 6:11pm

725 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

October 22, 2023

AM Fishing report: Intermittent showers and colder temperatures sure makes today feel like perfect Steelhead weather. Water temperature this morning was 51 degree also contributes to the notion of perfect Steelhead weather. Reports from the river suggest that throughout the run the anglers pressure is light, a mix of Steelhead and "fresher" Kings (with Steelhead being the more prominent species), and while not strong numbers of fish being brought to hand, our anglers are bringing some to hand. The day is young and with these light showers, we are hoping that the action will pick up before days end.

Clouds

43° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:26am

Sunset: 6:11pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 21, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  With temperatures staying in the mid 50s and winds that were at times light and at others gusty, along with a recorded flow from Pineville of 576 cfs, the afternoon fishing appeared to have slowed a bit from the morning report.  Fishing pressure was reported as low to moderate thru the entire stretch.  The very upper portions of the river proved to be the most productive with Steelhead once again leading the way with the odd King brought to hand as well.  This is the first day of the last several that Atlantics were not reported in the mix. Tomorrow's temperatures are listed to be in the low to mid 40s with light to moderate NW Winds and sporadic rain not expected to exceed 1/4".

Clouds

53° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 6:12pm

576 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

October 21, 2023

The rain overnight did puff the river up slightly, +60cfs reported at the Pineville gauge. The river is still wadable but do use caution. So far, the forecast is better than expected for the day. We experienced a light drizzle for about 30 minutes earlier this morning but other than that it has been dry. More light rain is forecasted for this afternoon. This morning's fishing report from River Patrol was consistently reported as good from one end of the run to the other. The upper portion of the run is nearly all steelhead while the bottom of the run is more of a mix with several kings, an Atlantic salmon, and a brown trout also being reported. With the leaves changing it is making for a very scenic backdrop and all in all seems like a great day to be out fishing. This morning's water temperature was reported at 54 degrees. We currently have Full Day passes for sale and expect to have some Afternoon Passes for sale at 1pm. If you're thinking about making the trip here, we do have lodging available in the coming week. Check our posted short-term availability on our Facebook page or give us a call! 315-298-6672 ext 0.

Clouds

54° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:25am

Sunset: 6:12pm

519 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

October 20, 2023

Despite the ominous cloud coverage, the expected showers have held off for most of the day, leaving us with a pretty comfortable time on the water with plenty of overcast.  Water temperatures have continued to drop slowly, this afternoon were a recorded 56 F.  Today seemed to be a mixed bag, with both kings and steelhead being reported, along with a few coho in the mix.  This afternoon, upper sections of the property reported moderate angling pressure and success, with mostly steelhead being brought to hand.  Middle sections of the property indicated similar activity to that of the upper section, with a bit lighter angling pressure and moderate success.  The lower most section of the property reported the least angling pressure but having had the most fish angling success, and noting an increase in activity earlier in the afternoon with both steelhead and kings.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 335 CFS until tonight (10/20) at 11:59 PM.  With impending rain, please be sure to check for updated dam release scheduling - https://safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:24am

Sunset: 6:14pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

October 20, 2023

AM Fishing Report:  Temperatures were in the low 40s with partly sunny conditions and water temperature at 54 degrees at 5:30am.  A moderate change to the primary fish brought to hand today with Kings and Cohos returning to the mix, along with Steelhead and a few Brown Trout as well.  Some of the Salmon reported caught were fresh from the lake while others are hold over.  We do expect the temperature to rise into the low 60s with light to moderate rain appearing late in the afternoon. *We do expect to have PM passes available beginning at 1:00pm today.   *We have Full Day passes for immediate sale.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:24am

Sunset: 6:14pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

October 19, 2023

Mixed reports from anglers today, seeming to be dependent on the time and place for most. Plenty of fish present, but more holding rather than moving through. A bit of intermittent wind, but overall a pretty ideal day to be on the water, with plenty of overcast and moderate temperatures.  Reports from our River Patrol indicated the upper sections of the property having had light angling pressure, with some kings and steelhead.  Middle sections of the property reported the greatest angling pressure, with a slow pick at primarily steelhead holding in the runs.  Lower sections of the property, reported similar to that of the upper section, with light angling pressure and few fish moving through. - ATTENTION GUESTS : Beginning tomorrow October 20 until October 29, our hours of operation will shift to an opening time of 5:45 AM, and a closing time of 7:00 PM.  Please review check-in and release times by visiting - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:23am

Sunset: 6:15pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

October 19, 2023

Morning Fishing Report: The water temperature was 53F at 5:30am. The morning has started off a cool 45F with sunny skies. The weather for today will be a mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High 64F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. The flow out of the Dam remains at 335CFS thru midnight tonight. Steelhead are the fish most noted by River Patrol this morning with sightings throughout the river. An Atlantic and some Brown Trout were noted in the lower part of the run, with Kings in the upper and lower sections as well. Most fish are holding in pools with some movement at the upper and lower sections.

Clouds

45° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:23am

Sunset: 6:15pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

October 18, 2023

We've maintained this morning's pace, with a split of kings and steelhead this afternoon, slowly making their way through the run.  Nearly all sections of the property reported similar activity; upper and middle sections reported lower angling pressure, with some kings and steelhead holding in some of the deeper pools.  Lower most sections of the run reported the most angling pressure, with a minimal number of fish moving up and in this afternoon.

Clouds

58° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 6:17pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 18, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge 476, opening air temperature was 51 degrees, water temperature 52 degrees, mostly cloudy with patches of interspersed blue, dead calm, no current precipitation - the estuary and lowest section of the run reported Steelhead moving up into the river, providing "slow" action (hooking up infrequently) for our guests - the lower section also reports "slow" action, again on Steelhead, with these fish continuing to move upriver as well as some choosing to hold in pools - in the middle section the guest action picked up to "moderate" (hooking up, but could be better), on both Chinook ("Kings") and Steelhead, these fish both moving upriver as well as some holding in pools in this section - the report is the same for the lower part of the upper section, however at the uppermost part of the run guest action was described as "slow" on Steelhead holding in pools -
featured are an unidentified guest with a "Jack" (juvenile) King salmon; Olivia, with a nice Steelhead, and her friend Bobby; Blake, a service Veteran, with his first-ever "Steel", guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 6:17pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 17, 2023

Sunshine for the morning and cloud cover in the afternoon (but no rain) were the conditions our anglers experienced this afternoon and early evening. Most anglers that I spoke with had a good day down on the run with a mix that consisted predominately of Steelhead and King salmon. The Kings that were brought to hand were described as fresh from the lake and less colored up than they have been of late; the Steelhead as chrome and difficult to land. Water temperatures in the high 40's and lower 50's are pretty ideal for these fish. A number of Atlantic Salmon were also brought to hand. Not sure of the exact number (probable a half dozen or so) but clearly more than the one or two of days past. Additionally, bright, larger females are becoming part of the mix.

Clouds

54° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:20am

Sunset: 6:19pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 17, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report - CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge 482, air temperature at opening time was 48 degrees, water temperature 51 degrees, hazy blue skies with brilliant sunshine, very light breezes - just a nice day to be outside - estuary section, as well as just upriver, reported Steelhead holding tight, providing "slow" action (hooking up infrequently) for our guests - the report is identical for the lower section of the run, with the exception that some Chinook ("King") jack-salmon made a showing there - at the bottom part of the middle section, guest action improved to "moderate" (hooking up, could be better) on Steelhead holding in place - farther up, through the remainder of the middle section and into the upper section, "moderate" action continues, initially with Steelhead, then with some Kings in the mix, with these fish both holding in place as well as a percentage choosing to continue moving up in the run - at the uppermost part of the upper section, guest action transitions to "slow", on Steelhead now holding in place -
featured is Kirsten, with her first-ever Steelhead, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service
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Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:20am

Sunset: 6:19pm

482 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 16, 2023

It's starting to look a lot like steelhead season!  Today marked the first day of our reduced angler capacity, going from a max of 250 anglers, to now 125 anglers.   Many of our regular steelheaders eagerly joined us for their first outings, and most reported no shortage of fresh, chrome, steelhead. Overall, it seemed the morning today fish a bit better than this afternoon.  Upper and lower most sections of the property reported the least angling pressure this afternoon, with the middle section reporting the greatest angling pressure.  Only a few anglers reported salmon today, with a majority of anglers bringing steelhead to hand, with the occasional brown trout.

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 6:20pm

482 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 16, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge 500, air and water temperatures are both 52 degrees, overcast, moderate winds, damp and occasionally some drizzles - the estuary section, and just above, reported "slow" guest action (hooking up infrequently) on Steelhead both holding in pools as well as moving up into the run - the lowest part of the lower section reported "moderate" guest action (hooking up but could be better) on both Chinook ("King") salmon and Steelhead, which are both moving through as well as a percentage holding up in pools - as we transition through the top part of the lower section, and into the middle section, action is reported as "slow" on Steelhead moving through and holding in pools - the top part of the middle section, through all of the upper section, reported "moderate" to "slow" guest action, all Steelhead, again choosing to both continue moving upriver as well as hold in pools - we have some prime time lodging available for immediate booking online: Deer Run (4 people)  20th - 22nd Oct Salmon Run (7 people) 21st and 22nd Oct Meadow Lodge (6 people) 22nd-24th Oct Manor Lodge (7 people) 24 Oct River Lodge (7 people) 25th- 26th Oct Mud Creek (4 people) 26th Oct Salmon Run (7 people) 26th - 30th Oct Manor Lodge (7 people) 28 Oct Mud Creek (4 people) 29 - 31 Oct Estuary (4 people) 29 Oct

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 6:20pm

500 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 15, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  The report from the river this afternoon was similar in all three stretches, upper, middle, and lower; Fishing pressure was low to moderate, (few anglers in some locations; some space left in others), with fish brought to hand listed as slow to moderate, (anglers hooking fish, but could be better.)  Steelhead have solidified their hold as the prominent species throughout the entire run, but with a report of a few fresh kings from the middle beats.  Brown Trout and a pair of Atlantics were reported caught in the upper portion as well.  The weather forecast has temperatures staying in the 50s thru the course of the day tomorrow, with a moderate chance of showers.

Rain

48° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 6:22pm

500 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 15, 2023

We have full day passes for immediate sale, and anticipate that we will have afternoon-only passes for sale (those starting at 1 PM)
9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge at opening time was 506, air temperature at opening time was 47 degrees, water temperature is 51 degrees, mostly cloudy with indistinct patches of blue, periodic weak sunshine, relatively light breezes, no current precipitation - the estuary section and just upriver reported Steelhead and Chinook ("King") salmon moving through, providing "slow" action (hookups few and far between) for our guests - the lower section reported predominately Steelhead, with some Kings, moving through this section and providing "moderate" action (hooking up, but could be better) for our guests - the middle section reported a mix of both Steelhead and Kings, moving up through the section as well as a percentage holding in pools, providing "moderate" action for our guests - the upper section starts off with a mix of Kings and Steelhead, transitioning to all Steelhead at the top of this section, with these fish both moving up as well as holding in pools, providing "moderate" action at the lower part of this section, and "slow" action at the top part of this section, for our guests
featured is Jenn, from CA, with her first-ever "Steel", guided by DSR Guide Nate Adams of Up N' Adam Guide Service
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Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 6:22pm

506 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 14, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  'Chrome is King and the King has moved upriver' would sum up this afternoon's roll up of the most prominent fish species brought to hand.  The upper stretches of the river proved to be where the majority of the action was taking place with the middle and lower river reporting slow to moderate action.  Kings, Brown Trout, and another pair of Atlantics were also in the mix to a lesser extent.  Temperatures stayed in the high 40s, with no wind and overcast skies thru the remainder of the afternoon.

Clouds

53° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:16am

Sunset: 6:24pm

506 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 14, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge 519, air temperature currently 46 degrees, water temperature 51 degrees, overcast, dead calm - the estuary section, as well as just upriver, reported Chinook ("King") salmon and Steelhead present in the estuary, mostly Kings just upriver, both slowly moving upriver as well as holding in pools, providing "moderate" action (hooking up, but could be better) for our guests - as we move upriver, all sections are reporting both Kings and Steelhead present, both moving upriver as well as holding in pools, providing "slow" action (hookups few and far between) at the lower part of the lower section, "moderate" action through the rest of the lower section and on up through the middle section, then "good" action (steady hookups) at the upper section, with fish starting to hold up in pools there
featured pictures are the sunrise over the DSR that greeted our guests early this morning; Doug, a soldier with the 10th Mountain Division (Fort Drum, NY), with a fine Atlantic Salmon he brought to hand early yesterday evening while guided by Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters; Matt, with fine examples of a Chinook salmon as well as a Steelhead recently brought to hand

Clouds

44° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:16am

Sunset: 6:24pm

512 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 13, 2023

It's certainly hard to beat this weather!  While the water fluctuation, and bright blue skies made things a bit tough, it proved to be another productive day for most of our anglers.  Steelhead have continued to take over the show, with the number of steelhead again significantly exceeding the number of salmon brought to hand today.  Upper sections of the property this afternoon reported minimal angling pressure, with moderate action. Middle sections of the property indicated good action, with mostly steelhead, but also noted some fresh kings moving through.  The lower sections of the property reported similar to that of the middle section, having moderate action on primarily steelhead.  Water temperatures this afternoon were a recorded 57 F.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 335 CFS until midnight tonight (10/13). For update dam release information, please check - safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill   

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:15am

Sunset: 6:25pm

544 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release

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October 13, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 500 (until 3 PM when it is scheduled to drop to 350), CFS at the Pineville gauge 680 at opening time (currently 673), opening time air temperature 56 degrees, water temperature a nice chilly 52 degrees, blue skies with scattered wispy clouds, brilliant sunshine, dead calm - estuary section reports both Chinook ("King") salmon and Steelhead moving up into the river, providing our guests with "slow" action (hookups few and far between) - just upriver, both Kings and Steelhead are continuing their movement upriver, with a percentage choosing to also hold in various pools, providing "moderate" action for our guests (hooking up but could be better) - in the lower section we see fish holding in pools, both Kings and Steelhead, providing mostly "moderate", a few spots "slow", action for our guests - the remainder of the run (middle and upper sections) all reported "moderate" action on Kings and Steelhead, with a solitary Brown Trout reported from the upper part of the middle section, with these fish choosing to both continue moving upriver as well as hold in pools
featured is Zach, a soldier from the 10th Mountain Division (Fort Drum, NY), with his first-ever Chinook salmon, guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters

Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:15am

Sunset: 6:25pm

673 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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October 12, 2023

Another pretty good day on the water for most of our anglers.  Honestly, it's hard to remember the last 'bad' day we've seen in quite a while. We've certainly seen quite an uptick in the number of trout, and decline in the number of fresh salmon coming into the river.  Reports from our river patrol indicated very little angling pressure in the upper sections of the property, with a minimal number of fishing moving through.  Middle sections of the property reported the most angling pressure, with predominantly steelhead.  Lower sections of the property reported the light angling pressure, with minimal fish activity.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until midnight tonight (10/12) - please check safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release information.  

Clear

55° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 6:27pm

702 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

October 12, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 500, CFS at the Pineville gauge 710 to start, has since dropped to 702 as of this report, opening air temperature 51 degrees, water temperature 58 degrees, mostly cloudy with scattered patches of blue peeking through, resulting in periodic sunshine, dead calm, no rain for at least the morning hours - the estuary section reported neither guests nor fish are present in that section - just upriver, a combination of predominately Steelhead, with a sprinkling of Chinook ("King") salmon, both species holding in that area, are providing "slow" action for our guests (hookups few and far between) - as we move upriver into the lower section of the run, the guest action ramps up from "slow" at the lower portion of that section, to "moderate" (hooking up, but could be better) at the upper portion of this section - lower, the fish are both holding in pools, as well as moving upriver - higher, all of the fish are moving through this section - the predominant fish are Steelhead, with a sprinkling of both King and Coho salmon - in the middle section the report is exactly the same as for the lower section, with the exception that there appears to be an equal mix of fish species - the upper section reported fish actively moving through, with Steelhead, Kings, and Cohos providing "moderate" action for our guests
featured are Les ("KC" hat), with a nice Atlantic Salmon, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service; Andy with yet another Atlantic Salmon for this year (!); Eric (black hat) with a decent Steelhead

Clouds

52° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 6:27pm

710 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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October 11, 2023

A gloomy day with chilling temperatures, periods of rain, and cloudy skies gave way to an afternoon of ample sunshine and warmer temperatures. Today was what I would call a "transition day."  While the reports indicate that while there are still plenty of salmon still in the river, the  primary species, by far, that was brought to hand were Steelhead.  While things can change again, it does seem that we are transitioning from a fishery where salmon are the dominant species to one in which the Steelhead is dominant.  Not a bad thing. The scheduled flow from the dam dropped to 500 cfs at noon today, through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville is  666 cfs and dropping. Pictured below is a happy angler that landed some nice Steelhead in the morning and this beautiful brown trout in the afternoon.  What a fishery!!  

Clouds

55° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:13am

Sunset: 6:29pm

666 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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October 11, 2023

We have full-day fishing passes for immediate sale this morning
9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge 989 to start this morning, has since dropped to it's current 971 - air temperature at opening time was 48 degrees, water temperature was 55 degrees, overcast, very light breezes, not currently raining, however periodic rain showers are forecasted for later this morning - the estuary section reported some Chinook ("King") salmon jumping, but otherwise quiet in that section (no guests present) - just upriver, holding Kings, as well as Steelhead, are providing "slow" guest action (hookups few and far between) - the lower section has both Kings and Steelhead moving through, as well as holding in pools, providing "slow" action for our guests - Kings and Steelhead holding in the middle section are providing "slow" action for our guests - the upper section reported a mix of Kings and Steelhead both holding in pools, and moving up sporadically, providing "slow" action for guests
featured is Tim, with a prime example of the "Steel" in the river run today!
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Clouds

47° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:13am

Sunset: 6:29pm

980 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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October 10, 2023

PM Report:  Todays weather seemed more like Steelhead season than Salmon Season.   High temperature barely made it above 50 and overnight lows in the 40's.  Add to that overcast, grey skies and you had Steelhead weather.  It must be that the fish were taking note as the number of Steelhead brought to hand today increased somewhat.  Everyday, there seems to be an increase in the number of chrome Steelhead. Not great numbers, but good numbers of salmon continue to be brought to hand despite the somewhat higher water level.  An occasional brown trout and even a less frequent Atlantic showed up today as well (Including the nice male pictured below). The lack of rain today is positive news as it suggests that the flow from the dam may not increase and, (keeping or fingers crossed), might drop.  At this point the scheduled flow has not been updated and continues to call for 750cfs through midnight tonight,  Water flow at Pineville is currently 1040 cfs and is dropping.

Clouds

52° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 6:30pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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October 10, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 750, CFS at the Pineville gauge 1130 to start the morning, has since risen to 1190 - opening time air temperature 47 degrees, 58 degrees water temperature, overcast, dead calm, light sprinkle - reports are that fish are both actively moving up, as well as a percentage holding in pools, throughout the entire run - guest action was described as "slow" (hookups few and far between) throughout the run, on a mix of Chinook ("Kings") from the lower through middle sections, and a mix of Kings, Cohos, and Steelhead in the upper section

Clouds

46° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 6:30pm

1110 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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October 9, 2023

With significant rain fall yesterday, we were left with quite a bit of residual runoff throughout the day.  Regardless of the 350 CFS dam release, the Pineville gauge remained around 1000 CFS, and only began to drop towards the end of the day.  Conditions may not have been optimal with high water impacting the wade-ability, but most of our anglers persevered and managed to do pretty well.  Upper sections of the property reported the lightest angling pressure (nearly nonexistent), most likely due to the accessibility.  Middle sections of the property reported minimal angling pressure, with 'plenty of fish', and picking up pace as the afternoon went on.  Lower sections reporting the most angling activity, and moderate fish activity, with mostly kings being reported. ________________________________________________________________ The dam release is scheduled to increase from 350 CFS to 750 CFS tonight at 8:00 PM.  For update dam release information please check - https://safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill.  Please note that DSR will remain open for fishing, unless the RELEASE FROM THE DAM is 2,000 CFS or greater. ________________________________________________________________

Clouds

51° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 6:32pm

936 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 9, 2023

Guests are advised NOT to attempt to cross the river today; water levels can rapidly rise and strand you, as happened yesterday
9:45 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam is 350, at the Pineville gauge is 1100, opening air temperature 46 degrees, water temperature 56 degrees, overcast, dead calm, not currently raining - reports from top to bottom indicate fish are moving upriver, with a majority of those hugging the banks - the water is murky due to runoff - just upriver from the estuary, guests are experiencing "moderate" action (hooking up, but could be better) on both Chinook ("King") salmon and Steelhead - at the lower end of the lower section there is "slow" guest action (hookups few and far between) on Kings, however a little farther up the action picks up to "moderate", all Steelhead with one token King in the mix - the middle and upper sections are experiencing "slow" guest action, on Kings -
featured are Karl with a King salmon; and Hugo (with scarf, fishing with Dad, Jeff) and a nice King as well

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 6:32pm

1100 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 8, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature was 58F this morning. The forecast for the day is rain, becoming windy for the afternoon. High 52F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch. Locally heavier rainfall possible. The flow out of the Dam remains at 350CFS and out of Pineville 637CFS. The reports from River Patrol fish are moving up river, the best action being in the upper portion of the run, with Kings and Coho being noted the most. Guests in the middle and lower sections are working a little harder today as opposed to the last few days. Fish are being caught, mostly Kings with a few Steelhead. Available Lodging thru 31 Oct 23 Mud Creek: 12th, 26th and 29th thru 31st Manor Lodge: 21st, 24th and 28th Salmon Run: 12th, 15th, 21st and 22nd, 26th thru 30th River: 25th and 26th Estuary: 16th, 20th and 29th Deer Run: 12th, 15th, 18th and 19th Meadow: 16th thru 19th, 22nd thru 24th, 29th thru 31st To make a reservation:  https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/lodging/ or call 315-298-6672

Rain

48° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:09am

Sunset: 6:34pm

680 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 7, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  Rain, heavy at times, continued thru the majority of the afternoon on the river.  The much needed rain and cooler temperatures seemed to be to the liking of all species of fish currently in the river, including kings, Cohos, steelhead, (in ever increasing numbers), along with brown trout and a bonus Atlantic reported in the lower stretches.  Steelhead in particular are showing up in greater numbers with one angler reporting double digit numbers of fish brought to hand.  The weather forecast for tomorrow has periods of rain listed throughout the day with temperatures rising to the mid 50s. CFS at the Damn continues to be listed as 350 cfs thru midnight 10-8-23 Pineville is reporting 475cfs.

Clouds

50° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:08am

Sunset: 6:36pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 7, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature this morning was 62F. The rain this morning seems to have improved the fishing. The weather for today will be periods of rain. High 59F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. All River Patrol beats have reported mostly good action up and down the run. The top of the run has few anglers, but they are busy this morning, with Kings, Cohos and two Steelhead being landed. The fish are moving up river. The middle of the run also seeing good action, mostly Kings with some Steelhead being brought to hand. Again, fish are moving up stream. The lower section mainly Estuary had a moderate number of anglers and they're having a good time hooking fish, Kings, Coho and Steelhead. The flow out of the Dam remains at 350CFS thru 11:59pm tonight. Available Lodging thru 31 Oct 23 Mud Creek: 12th, 26th and 29th thru 31st Manor Lodge: 21st, 24th and 28th Salmon Run: 12th, 15th, 21st and 22nd, 26th thru 30th River: 25th and 26th Estuary: 16th, 20th and 29th Deer Run: 12th, 15th, 18th and 19th Meadow: 16th thru 19th, 22nd thru 24th, 29th thru 31st To make a reservation:  https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/lodging/ or call 315-298-6672

Rain

58° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:08am

Sunset: 6:36pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 6, 2023

Evening Fishing report: The fishing up and down the run is good with the exception of the very top where the fish are holding and in the Estuary. Most all beats are seeing lots of Kings, a few Coho, some Brown and Steelhead. The fish toward the top of the run are holding, while in the middle, there's some movement up river and in the lower section of the run, steady movement up river. The weather for tonight could see some rain. Thunder possible. Low 56F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. For tomorrow the weather a steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 59F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

Rain

66° / Rain

Sunrise: 7:07am

Sunset: 6:37pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 6, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS 350 at the dam, 436 at the Pineville gauge, opening air temperature 67 degrees, water temperature 63 degrees, currently overcast, dead calm, 67% chance of rain today (good!) - estuary section reported Chinook ("King") and Coho salmon present, as well as Brown Trout and Steelhead, but there is minimal movement of fish upriver (mostly holding), providing only "slow" action for guests (hooking up, but few and far between) - just upriver, Kings are the predominate fish present, holding in pools, and exhibiting spawning behavior - guest action in this area was described as "moderate" hooking up, but could be better) - Kings and Coho show up in the lower section, fading to Kings only at the top of this section, with fish both actively moving upriver, as well as exhibiting spawning behavior, providing guests with "moderate" action - as we transition into the middle section, reports are that the lower part of this section is "loaded" with fish, both moving upriver, as well as holding, with some fish exhibiting spawning behavior - depending where you are in this section, guest action was described as "slow" to "moderate", with a mix of Kings, Coho and Steelhead - the upper section reported "moderate" guest action on a mix of Kings, Cohos, and Steelhead moving through this section - shaping up to be another great day on the run!

Clouds

68° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:07am

Sunset: 6:37pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 5, 2023

Evening Report:  Another excellent day on the run.  Actually, it's a challenge to find the most descriptive term.  Depending on the individual it could be considered excellent, great, outstanding, or even, for some, "epic".  Whatever word you chose, we can say that the fishing was as good as it needs to be.  This afternoon we witnessed  moderate angler pressure throughout the run,   good fish movement, and  steady hookups throughout the run.  To quote one of our River Patrol from this afternoon "The best day of fishing that I've seen so far this year. Please note that tomorrow we change the release time.  Please check the Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/

Clouds

78° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:06am

Sunset: 6:39pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 5, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 430, opening time air temperature was 66 degrees, water temperature 62 degrees, currently mostly cloudy (thin cover) with patches of blue peeking through, periodic weak sunshine, fairly breezy (which will be a good thing as we move towards our forecasted high of 82 degrees . . . ) - estuary section reported "good" guest action (hooking up steadily) on Chinook ("Kings") moving through and on up into the run - it is puzzling that, just upriver, the action is described as "quiet", although Kings are continuing to move through, with some holding up in this area - the lower section of the run is reporting "slow" guest action (hookups few and far between) lower down, ramping up to "good" farther up, predominately Kings, with a lone Steelhead in the mix, with the fish both holding in pools and a percentage choosing to continue to move upriver - in the middle section guest action was described as "good" fading to "moderate" (hooking up, but could be better) farther upriver, Kings with a few Coho in the mix, with these fish both holding in pools and moving up slowly - the sporadic movement and holding of fish continued into the upper section, providing "good" tapering to "slow" guest action, on a mix of Kings, Cohos, and Steelhead featured are Brian, with a very nice Atlantic Salmon, guided by DSR Guide Nate Adam of Up N' Adam Guide Service; and Andy, with his very first Chinook ("King") salmon, guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg OutfittersNo photo description available. No photo description available.

Clouds

67° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:06am

Sunset: 6:39pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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October 4, 2023

3 PM River Patrol fishing report: plenty of nice Chinook ("Kings") and Cohos have been seen leaving the run with weary but satisfied guests - estuary section is currently reporting very few guests, no hookups, little sign of any fish activity - just upriver, guests are reporting "good" action (hooking up steadily) on Kings, with large groups of Kings holding up in specific pools - the middle section is very active this afternoon, with guest action ranging from "good" to "excellent!" (can't keep the fish off the hook), with Kings and Cohos both pushing upriver as well as holding in pools - in this section there were also three Steelhead and two Brown Trout brought to hand - as we enter into the lower half of the upper section, guest action slowed down just a bit, then picked up to "good" at the top part of this section, with Kings and Cohos again both pushing up and holding in pools, with a Brown Trout and an Atlantic Salmon appearing in the mix - the uppermost section was described as "slow" guest action, on Kings and Cohos, with another Brown Trout and a solitary Steelhead showing up in the mix, with fish holding in place

Clear

82° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 6:41pm

436 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

October 4, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 436, opening air temperature 60 degrees, water temperature 62 degrees, currently hazy blue skies, bright sunshine, dead calm - our forecasted high will be 84 degrees . . . the estuary section reported what appeared to be primarily Chinook ("Kings") salmon milling around in both the center and North channels, however there were no guests fishing in the immediate area - just upriver, Kings were holding in pools, providing for "slow" action (hookups few and far between) for our guests - the lower section reported "slow" action at the bottom of that section, then "moderate" action (hooking up, but could be better) further up into that section, for our guests - the predominate fish in this section are Kings, with a solitary Steelhead and Brown Trout making an appearance in what was brought to hand - most of the Kings are moving through this section and on up into the run, with a smaller percentage choosing to hole up - a season pass holder had come off the run and stated that there appeared to be as many fish present as yesterday, but they were not as aggressive as they had been yesterday - he reported that many of the fish were exhibiting spawning behavior - the middle section reported "slow" action for our guests, with fish both moving through as well as holding in pools, Kings at the bottom of this section, with Kings and Cohos showing up at the top of this section - the top section reported "good" (hooking up steadily) to moderate action, with Kings and Cohos moving further up into the river, as well as a solitary Steelhead in the mix
ATTENTION GUESTS : DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL - 'SAME DAY' & AFTERNOON PASS SALES WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS, ON HOW TO OBTAIN FULL DAY 'WALK-UP' OR AFTERNOON ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Clear

59° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 6:41pm

430 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

October 3, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 442, opening air temperature 59 degrees, water temperature 60 degrees, currently hazy blue skies and sunshine, little to no breezes - estuary section reported more fish in the middle channel than in the North channel, moving up into the run, providing "slow" action (hookups few and far between) on Chinook ("King") salmon in this section - all sections upriver also reported fish moving through their sections - just upriver, the inflow of fish provided "good" (hooking up steadily) action for our guests, on King salmon - the lower section reported "moderate" action (hooking up, could be better) at the lower end of this section, and "slow" action at the upper end of this section, all Kings - "moderate" action on Kings was reported throughout the middle section, with "moderate" action continuing into the upper section on both Kings and Coho salmon
we have several full day fishing passes to sell as of this report
ATTENTION GUESTS : DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL - 'SAME DAY' & AFTERNOON PASS SALES WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS, ON HOW TO OBTAIN FULL DAY 'WALK-UP' OR AFTERNOON ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Clear

65° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:03am

Sunset: 6:43pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

October 2, 2023

It's certainly hard to believe it's already October.  Before we know it, we'll be seeing our first solid  'leaf hatches' of the season!  Overall today, it seems that the fish remain plentiful, with most anglers indicating countless fish caught.  One angler described it as an 'epic day'. You know it's a good day on the river, when you run of tackle. Reports from the upper sections of the property indicated the lightest angling pressure, with a good number of fish moving through (predominantly kings).  Middle sections of the run, echoed the reports from the upper sections, with light angling pressure steady movement, and a few steelhead in the mix.  Lower sections of the property indicated the highest volume of anglers, and moderate fish activity, with a quick flurry of Coho flying through early this afternoon.

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  • ATTENTION GUESTS : DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL - 'SAME DAY' & AFTERNOON PASS SALES WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS, ON HOW TO OBTAIN FULL DAY 'WALK-UP' OR AFTERNOON ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
   

Clear

75° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:02am

Sunset: 6:45pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

October 2, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature this morning was 60F. Another foggy start to the day. The weather for today some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 75F. Winds light and variable. The flow out of the Dam still remains at 350CFS. The River Patrol reporting that the middle section of the run is seeing a lot of action, mostly Kings sighted, a Brown and Steelhead in the mix. The upper end of the run is seeing moderate action, same with the lower section. Most fish are moving up, with some holding in pools all along the run. Lodging Availability ----------------------------------------------------------- Listed nights are available for 2023 reservations ONLY and are NOT eligible to be rebooked for 2024. Reservations for listed nights are not available via our website, please call DSR Guest Services to book - 315.298.6672 ext. 0 DEER RUN LODGE : ______________ October - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 SALMON RUN LODGE : —————————————- October - 3 - View Lodge Details & Pricing - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/lodging/ *Available dates are updated daily. Reservations are available on a first come first serve basis.

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:02am

Sunset: 6:45pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

October 1, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  Fishing action thru the afternoon hours was noted as moderate to excellent thru all stretches of the river with most anglers hooking up with multiple fish.  The early morning fog / haze cleared off around noon today with bright blue skies and light winds in abundance for the remainder of the day.  This report may seem repetitive in nature to PM reports over the last few days, however Kings and Cohos are spread evenly through the lower to the upper stretches of the river.  Along with those species, browns, steelhead and more atlantics were also reported. Flow continues at 350 cfs from the damn, while Pineville registers 442 cfs thru midnight 10/2/2023.

Clouds

73° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 6:46pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

October 1, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature this morning was 61F. It's been a foggy start to the day with some clouds this morning, that will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. The flow out of the Dam remains at 350CFS thru midnight tonight. River Patrol has noted that the fishing at the top of the run is good with a moderate number of anglers. The middle of the run has a moderate number of anglers with the fishing ranging from good to slow. The lower section is also seeing good to moderate fishing. The fish are mostly holding in place with some movement at top and bottom of the run, the movement is slow. Kings are the predominant species with a few Coho in the mix. NEW!! Lodging Availability ----------------------------------------------------------- Listed nights are available for 2023 reservations ONLY and are NOT eligible to be rebooked for 2024. Reservations for listed nights are not available via our website, please call DSR Guest Services to book - 315.298.6672 ext. 0 DEER RUN LODGE : _______________________________ October - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - SALMON RUN LODGE : —————————————- October - 3 - MEADOW LODGE : ————————————— October - 1 _ View Lodge Details & Pricing - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/lodging/ *Available dates are updated daily. Reservations are available on a first come first serve basis.

Clear

59° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 6:46pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 30, 2023

PM Report:  Fishing reports were listed as moderate to good throughout the entire stretch of the river this afternoon, with the middle section seeing a bit more action overall.  Kings remain the predominant fish brought to hand with Coho numbers increasing incrementally over the past week.  We also had confirmed reports of (2) Atlantics caught as well as a Brown Trout from the upper reaches of the river. The flow from the Damn remains at 350 cfs while Pineville is reporting 447 cfs thru midnight 10/1/2023.

Clear

69° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:00am

Sunset: 6:48pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 30, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 447, air temperature at opening time was 57 degrees, water temperature 60 degrees, currently hazy blue skies, brilliant sunshine, light breezes - estuary section reported fish being present, but not a lot of these fish moving into the run, providing guests with "slow" (hooking up, but few and far between) action on Chinook ("King") salmon - just upriver, there are some fish moving through, providing guests with "moderate" (hooking up, but could be better) to "excellent" (can't keep the fish off the line) action, all King salmon - there are a lot of fish also holding and splashing around, appearing to be making redds and exhibiting spawning behavior - in the lower section Kings are moving through, providing moderate action for our guests - as we reach the middle section, fish are both moving up, and holding in pools, with predominately Kings showing up lower down in this section, and a mix of Kings and Cohos higher up in this section, providing moderate to slower action the further up we go into this section - the upper section varies from slow to moderate action for our guests, with a mix of Kings and Cohos, these fish moving up into the section then hunkering down into pools -
featured are Hunter (blue hat), with his first Chinook ("King") salmon, guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters; "RJ" (blue shirt) and Damien (tan shirt), posing with a brace of Kings, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service; Steve (camouflage hat), and Ron (Cabela's shirt), with their Kings, guided by DSR Guide Pau Conklin of Paul's Guide Service

Clear

61° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:00am

Sunset: 6:48pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 29, 2023

Overcast skies in the morning gave way to sunny skies in the afternoon. Coincidentally, fishing action was reported as being better in the morning than it was this afternoon. That being said, this afternoon's fishing was, by any measure, still very good. Numerous anglers that I spoke with reported becoming exhausted by playing large numbers of fish. Mostly Kings, but solid number of Coho as well. A few browns and Steelhead added to the mix. Late this afternoon, the lower section of the run was winning top honors for the most action although the mid-and upper-sections were reporting moderate anglers present and moderate to good fishing success.

Clouds

67° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 6:50pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 29, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature this morning was 60F. The weather for today is overcast. High around 70F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. No rain in the forecast for the next few days. The River Patrol is seeing fish moving upriver along the entire run, with fish holding in some of the pools. The action has been moderate on most of the run with the south side of the lower section seeing good action. All beats are seeing Kings, Cohos sighted at the upper end and Browns in the lower section. The flow remains at 350CFS thru midnight tonight. - ATTENTION GUESTS : DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL - 'SAME DAY' & AFTERNOON PASS SALES WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS, ON HOW TO OBTAIN FULL DAY 'WALK-UP' OR AFTERNOON ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

Clouds

59° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 6:50pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 28, 2023

Seems like for most of our anglers, you couldn't ask for much better fishing.  While the day had it's ups and downs, most of the run reported fairly good success throughout the day.  This afternoon our river patrol indicated light angling pressure in the upper sections of the property, but fishing consistently, with fish steadily moving through.  Middle sections of the property reported a moderate amount of angling pressure with a mix of Kings and Cohos moving through slowly.  Lower sections of the property indicated the most angling pressure, as well as the most success, catching a mix of both king and Cohos.  It's certainly been quite a year for the Atlantic salmon, with one lucky season pass holder (pictured below) bringing his first to hand this afternoon, fishing the the middle section of the run. ATTENTION GUESTS : DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL - 'SAME DAY' & AFTERNOON PASS SALES WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS, ON HOW TO OBTAIN FULL DAY 'WALK-UP' OR AFTERNOON ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Clouds

68° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:58am

Sunset: 6:52pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 28, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS 350 at the dam, 442 at the Pineville gauge, air temperature at opening was 51 degrees, water temperature 58 degrees, mostly overcast with patches of blue peeking through, light breezes - the estuary section reported "lots of fish, moving up!" - all other sections of the run also reported fish pushing up and through those sections - just upriver of the estuary, guests were enjoying "moderate" action (hooking up, could be better) on primarily Chinook ("King") salmon - in the middle section, guests were again enjoying moderate success, primarily Kings, with Cohos mixing in at the top part of this particular section - the middle section reported moderate guest action, primarily Kings, again with a smattering of Cohos near the top of this section, and a few Brown Trout in the medley as well - the top section echoed the moderate guest action on Kings and Cohos - one guest, who came off the run early, reported "steady" hookups with fish "everywhere, running up, down, and around" - sounds like the start of a good day - we are currently sold out of full day passes, but afternoon-only passes will be posted online for sale at 10 AM, redeemable at 1 PM - at 1 PM we will also sell afternoon-only passes at the window until we have to cut off sales

Clouds

53° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:58am

Sunset: 6:52pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 27, 2023

Another nice weather day and the fishing wasn't bad either. Not quite the action of yesterday, but all things are relative. Today was still a very good day with no complaints from our anglers and no shortage of fish movement, hooked fish, and fish brought to hand. A higher concentration of Kings than we have had of late, but there are still plenty of nice-sized Coho in the mix. This afternoons fishing reports indicate that the lower section of the run was the most active with a good amount of hookups. We also had reports of fish moving jumping and moving up from the estuary.

Clouds

66° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:57am

Sunset: 6:54pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 27, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS 350 at the dam, CFS at the Pineville gauge 442, opening time air temperature 50 degrees, water temperature 58 degrees, hazy blue skies with wisps of clouds, bright sunshine, dead calm - estuary section reported Chinook ("Kings") and Coho salmon moving up into the run, providing guests "slow" (hook-ups few and far between") action - just upriver, this surge of fish moving through that section provided "good" action (hooking up steadily) for our guests - in the lower section, primarily Kings were continuing their movement upriver, providing our guests with "moderate" (hooking up, could be better) action - in the lower part of the middle section, we again have Kings and Cohos showing up, with a sprinkling of Steelhead, providing moderate action for our guests, with Kings holding in the upper part of this section - the upper section has both Kings and Cohos moving through, providing initially moderate action, tapering to slow action further up, for our guests
Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday or walk-up after 7 AM
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clouds

52° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:57am

Sunset: 6:54pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 26, 2023

Reasonable temperature, overcast skies, and little wind were the weather factors for the day. Add to that excellent movement of fish throughout the day and we had a day that "it's hard to ask for anything more." Section of the run to fish? Pick your poison. Top to bottom, the reports from our anglers were that fishing was consistently good regardless of the section of the run one was fishing or the particular location (hole) within that section. Kings mostly, good numbers of Coho, with little reports of trout. Significantly more fish were hooked than were brought to hand, but we're talking about, in many instances, double-digit hook ups. I had one regular season pass holder leave around 1:00 say "For the first time this year, I got tired of hooking fish." Another season pass holder, when asked how the fishing was, replied, "If I had to use one word it would be steady. "Steady, consistent good fishing throughout the day, throughout the run.

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 6:56pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 26, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS 350 at the dam, 442 at the Pineville gauge, opening time air temperature 59 degrees, water temperature 60 degrees, overcast with indistinct patches of blue, dead calm - the estuary section reported predominately Kings moving up at first light, since slowed to "holding in pools", providing "slow" (hooking up, few and far between) action for our guests - just upriver this flow of fish into the run provided "moderate" guest action (hooking up, could be better), on both Chinook ("King") salmon and Steelhead, with the fish moving up though this section as well - in the lower section, fishing action was described as moderate, all Kings, some starting to hunker down into pools - middle section reported fish actively moving upriver, a mix of Kings and Coho, providing guests with moderate action - upper section starts out with moderate action, slow near the top, with Kings and Coho tapering to Kings only at the top, with a mix of fish continuing to move up, with some choosing to start holing up at first light -
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Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday or walk-up after 7 AM
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter
featured are two lucky anglers, from 25 Sep '23, with beautiful fish, including an elusive Atlantic Salmon

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 6:56pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 25, 2023

Anglers this afternoon reported a small uptick in activity with reports of steady kings along with a few Cohos throughout the run, we even had one angler report his best day yet. The weather continues to feel more like summer with mild temperatures and sunny skies and no rain in the weekly forecast.

Clouds

71° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:54am

Sunset: 6:57pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 25, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature remains the same at 60F. The weather for today mainly sunny to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 74F. Winds light and variable. On the run today, River Patrol noted that most anglers are seeing moderate action, Kings and Cohos with a few Brown Trout thrown in the mix. The fish are mostly moving up river, with the exception of the lower end, where they're moving up and down.

Salmon Run Lodge 25, 28-30 September (20% discount as well!)
We have other prime-time lodging available on other dates during September and through mid-October (dates are also available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
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Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
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– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clear

60° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:54am

Sunset: 6:57pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 24, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  Reports from all portions of the river appeared to slow a bit from the morning report.  Kings and Cohos were far and away the most abundant reported catch with just a handful of steelhead and browns falling 3rd and 4th in fish brought to hand.  Once again the temperatures stayed moderate as has been the norm, with fairly heavy cloud cover that persisted thru the afternoon into the evening, but didn't seem to spur any increases in the amount of fish caught, or seen moving into the river from the estuary. Flow from the damn continues at 350 cfs thru midnight 9/25/2023 The Pineville gauge is reading 447 cfs.

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:53am

Sunset: 6:59pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 24, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature was 60F this morning, a little up from yesterday. The weather for today is cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 70F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. All beats are reporting Kings and Cohos being sighted through out the run, some Steelhead at the bottom of the run. At first light there was good action at the top of the run, which as since calmed down a bit. The fish are holding at the top and the bottom of the run, with movement up river through out the middle. Release from the Dam still at 350CFS.

Salmon Run Lodge 25, 28-30 September (20% discount as well!)
We have other prime-time lodging available on other dates during September and through mid-October (dates are also available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
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Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
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– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clouds

56° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:53am

Sunset: 6:59pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 23, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 447, air temperature at opening was 57 degrees, water temperature 58 degrees, light overcast, light breezes, no precipitation forecasted - estuary section reported "slow" guest action (hooking up, but few and far between), on Chinook ("Kings"), with good movement of fish into the run at first light, but since slowed down - just upriver, there was "moderate" guest action (hooking up, but could be better) on Kings and a Brown Trout, with fish continuing to move through that section - in the lower section, guest action was described as "slow" to "quiet" (no action), with both Kings and Coho showing up in the mix, the fish holding in place - in the middle section, guest action ranged from slow to moderate, primarily on Kings, with one Atlantic Salmon in the mix for a lucky angler, and the fish moving upriver as well as holding up in pools - at the upper section, we again see a range of guest action from slow to moderate, with Kings and Coho lower down, and primarily Kings further up, with fish moving up and through that section -
We have some prime-time lodges that just became available for immediate booking (2023 only - these are not eligible for rebooking in 2024):
Meadow Lodge 24 - 25 September (20% discount on rates!)
Salmon Run Lodge 25, 28-30 September (20% discount as well!)
We have other prime-time lodging available on other dates during September and through mid-October (dates are also available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
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Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
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– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter
featured are Mike (blue hoodie), with a very fresh Chinook ("King") salmon, who was guided by DSR Guide Paul Conklin of Paul's Guide Service; Doug (camouflage hat), with a near-mythical Atlantic Salmon, as well as a brace of very hefty Kings, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service; Daryl (green waders) and John (tan waders), both with their first ever King salmon, guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:52am

Sunset: 7:01pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 22, 2023

It's hard to beat this weather, especially as we near the final week of September.  Fishing this morning proved to be a bit more productive than this afternoon, but overall, activity today has seemed to improve quite a bit regardless.  Reports from the upper sections of the property indicated minimal angling pressure, with some fish reported moving through once in a while.  The middle section reported a bit more angling pressure, and a bit more action.  Anglers have reported a majority of fish being kings, but it seems there have been a fair amount of Coho.  Lower sections of the property reported similar activity to that of the middle section this afternoon with fish consistently moving up and through.  

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‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published at 7:00 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center
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– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day
Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center

Clouds

72° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 7:03pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 22, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 447, air temperature at opening time 51 degrees, water temperature 58 degrees, currently hazy blue skies with diffused but bright sunshine, dead calm - the estuary section reported fish, both Chinook ("Kings") and Cohos jumping in the North and center channels, moving up into the run - guest action in the estuary section is described as "slow" (hooking up, however few and far between) - just upriver, guest action is "moderate" (hooking up, but could be better), on the Kings and Cohos moving through initially, but now holding up in that area - the lower section described guest action as slow to moderate, primarily Kings, with fish moving both upriver and downriver (the fish headed downriver are most probably Coho, which tend to change their direction suddenly) - the center section reported guest action as primarily moderate, with both Kings and Cohos, moving upriver initially but now starting to hunker down into pools - the upper section was fairly active this morning, with guest action described as moderate, on both Kings and Coho, with fish moving through and, again, starting to hunker down with the sun coming up - the uppermost section has fish, primarily Kings, holding and providing slow action for our guests -
We have some prime-time lodges that just became available for immediate booking (2023 only - these are not eligible for rebooking in 2024):
Meadow Lodge 24 - 25 September
Salmon Run Lodge 25-30 September
We have other prime-time lodging available on other dates during September and through mid-October (dates are also available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
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Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter
featured are: Joe (blue ball cap), captured in a great action photograph, then posing with a nice brace of Chinook ("King") salmon, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service; Joe (dark brown shirt), with his first ever King salmon, guided by DSR Guide Scott Mathna of RedLegg Outfitters; and Mike, with a chrome Coho, guided by DSR Guide Paul Conklin of Paul's Guide Service - congratulations to all!

Clear

60° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 7:03pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 21, 2023

Nearly a carbon copy report of yesterday afternoon. Honestly, the weather couldn't be nicer. But like yesterday, the number of fish that guests have encountered varies greatly throughout the run. The middle of the run has been most productive while the upper and lower sections have reported a few fish but in general are fairly slow. The estuary reports good numbers of fish but they seem content to stay where they are. Kings continue to be the predominant species caught but a handful of cohos and a lone brown also made an appearance in River Patrol's report.
Flow from the dam remains at 350 cfs through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville 447 cfs.
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‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clear

68° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 7:05pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 21, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 453, opening air temperature 48 degrees, water temperature 57 degrees, slightly hazy but sunny skies, dead calm - reports from the estuary are that Chinook ("King") salmon are there, moving up into the run, providing our guests with "moderate" action (hooking up - could be better) - just upriver, there is slow (hookups few and far between) guest action with a mix of Kings and Cohos, with the fish seeming to have hunkered down once they arrived within this section - the lower section reported moderate guest action, primarily Kings, with fish apparently moving back downriver - these could be Cohos, as they are infamous for doing so - in the middle section there is moderate guest action on both Kings and Cohos, with a stray Steelhead in that mix, with mixed reports of fish both moving upriver and downriver (again, probably Cohos) - the upper section starts off with moderate guest action, tapering off to slow action further upriver, with Kings initially, Cohos as well a little further up, with the fish holding in pools in this section -
We have some prime-time lodges that just became available for immediate booking (2023 only - these are not eligible for rebooking in 2024):
Meadow Lodge 24 - 25 September
Salmon Run Lodge 25-30 September
We have other prime-time lodging available on other dates during September and through mid-October (dates are also available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
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Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clear

56° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 7:05pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 20, 2023

One couldn't ask for nicer weather, but the day could have been improved with a little better fishing. Not that it was horrible. Some anglers had what they described as "very, very good" while others struggled to bring a fish to hand. It was another one of those days that if you happened to be in the right spot you did well. If not, things were more difficult. The day started with the estuary loaded with fish, the expectation that they would make their way into the run, and then they changed their mind and, seemingly made their way back to the lake. An exciting note is that at least two Atlantics were in the mix. (One was pictured in this mornings reports). No particular section of the run won top honors for "best fishing" and so, as is often the case, don't fall in love with one spot and change locations as needed Flow from the dam remains at 350 cfs through midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville 453 cfs

Clear

62° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:49am

Sunset: 7:07pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 20, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 453, air temperature at opening 46 degrees, water temperature a chilly 58 degrees, hazy (almost cloudy) blue skies, sunny, very light breezes, no precipitation forecasted for today - estuary section reported fish, apparently Chinook ("Kings"), moving upriver, but guest action is "slow" (hookups few and far between) in that area - just upriver, in the lowest section, it's "deja vu, all over again" (per Yogi Berra) . . . however, action picked up just a bit a little further upriver, with guest action described as "moderate" (hooking up, but could be better) - the middle section is currently the most active section, with reports of Kings and Cohos moving through, providing slow to moderate action for our guests - the upper section continues the trend of fish moving through, with slow to moderate guest action on Kings and Coho -
We have some prime-time lodges available for booking during September and through mid-October (other dates are available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
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‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clear

55° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:49am

Sunset: 7:07pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 19, 2023

The better part of the day consisted of cloudy overcast skies which gave way, about mid-afternoon to mostly sunny skies. One would have thought that the weather this morning (add in cooler temperatures) would have resulted in better fishing success, but that was not the case. Most anglers that I spoke with struggled this morning. There were exceptions to the rule where some anglers happened to be over a cooperative pod of salmon, but that was the exception. This afternoon with the sun out, fishing conditions did not change very much. Most sections of the run reported light fish movement with the exception being at the very top of the run we had better numbers of fish (mostly Coho) moving through. This afternoon we did receive a report of fish porpoising in the estuary and numbers of salmon making their way into the run. Flow from the dam remains at 350 cfs and the flow at Pineville is 453 cfs

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:48am

Sunset: 7:08pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 19, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 453, opening air temperature was 59 degrees, water temperature 61 degrees, overcast, light breezes, no rain forecasted for the AM - from the estuary up into the lower section, fish are reported present, but holding in pools, with only a few sporadically moving upriver - however, guest action ranges from slow (hook ups few and far between) to moderate (hooking up, but could be better) on primarily Chinook ("King") salmon, with a few Steelhead and Brown Trout in the mix - as we move into the middle section, fish are reported moving upriver, with moderate guest action on both Kings and Coho salmon - in the upper section, guest action is reported as moderate, tapering off to slow further upriver, again with Kings and Coho, with more fish movement lower, that tapers off to very little movement further upriver - we have some prime-time lodges available for booking during September and through mid-October (other dates are available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website.
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‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:48am

Sunset: 7:08pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 18, 2023

Anglers this afternoon reported sporadic kings with no area showing more activity than another, just a general sprinkling throughout the run. We did have a report of a few Coho being landed as well as one steelhead in the lower end of the run. Rain is forecasted overnight with a daytime high tomorrow of 64F.

Clouds

68° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 7:10pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 18, 2023

AM Fishing Report. The water temperature this morning was 62F. The flow out of the Dam will be 350CFS thru 11:59pm tonight. The weather for today is sun and clouds mixed. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 70F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. The fish are moving up from the Estuary, holding in the lower section of the run, but moving from the middle to the upper section of the river. Overall the fishing at the bottom of the run has been moderate with Kings and Brown Trout sighted. The middle of the run is also moderate with Kings and Coho, and the upper end, seeing Kings and Brown at the top of the run. We have some prime-time lodges available for booking during September and through mid-October (other dates are available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website. Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ ‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) – Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center – Afternoon Passes – Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter.

Clouds

60° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 7:10pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 17, 2023

PM Fishing Report:  This afternoon's fishing slowed a bit from the morning's activity in part due to the decreased cloud cover, keeping fish in the deeper pools and reducing the movement of fish upstream.  As has become the norm so far this season, Kings were by far the most plentiful fish brought to hand, but a few Cohos and Steelhead made their presence known.  Tomorrow's weather should be similar to today with lows in the mid 50s, highs hovering around 70, and a slight chance of rain. The flow continues to be 350 cfs from the dam scheduled thru midnight tomorrow.

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 7:12pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 17, 2023

AM Fishing Report: The water temperature is 60F. River Patrol is seeing moderate movement up and down the river, mostly Kings with a few Steelhead in the upper and middle parts or the run. The lower section is seeing slight movement, again mostly Kings. There have been moderate hookups up and down the river, several fish have been taken so far this morning. The flow out of the Dam remains at 350CFS thru 11:59 tonight. The weather for the rest of today cloudy. High 71F. Winds light and variable.  We have some prime-time lodges available for booking during September and through mid-October (other dates are available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website. Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ ‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) – Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center – Afternoon Passes – Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter.

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 7:12pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 16, 2023

Evening Report:  Reports from this afternoon proved to be fairly solid from the upper stretches thru the lower river.  With the past (2) mornings cooler temperatures, the fishing certainly picked up.  Many clients were able to get into a fish, if not several.  Once again Kings were the most widely reported fish caught today, but Coho numbers are picking up, along with a steelhead and a beautiful Atlantic Salmon brought to hand as well. The scheduled flow is listed as 350 cfs thru midnight, 9/17/23

Clear

68° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:44am

Sunset: 7:14pm

459 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 16, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 464, opening air temperature 50 degrees, water temperature a nice chilly 59 degrees, mostly cloudy, dead calm, no precipitation forecasted - we have 245 guests checked into the run this morning - reports from the estuary are of "lots of fish" in both the North and center channels, primarily Kings, moving into the run - just upriver, that translated into moderately good guest activity, with some of the fish choosing to stop for a rest - in the middle section fish were reported also moving upriver, providing slow to moderate guest activity (depending on the location), primarily Kings, but with a nice Atlantic and a Brown Trout in that mix - in the upper section, fish continued moving up, with moderate guest action, primarily Kings, but with a few Coho starting to show up in the mix - at the uppermost section, fish movement started to slow down, with a commensurate slow down of guest activity. We have some prime-time lodges available for booking during September and through mid-October (other dates are available for the rest of October through November); check it out on our website. Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ ------------------------------------------------------- ‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) – Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center ________________________________ – Afternoon Passes – Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clouds

53° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:44am

Sunset: 7:14pm

459 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 15, 2023

Fishing picked up slightly from the morning, with the lower and middle sections reporting the most action over the course of the afternoon.  Reports from our River Patrol this afternoon indicated minimal angler presence in the upper sections of the runs, but those anglers present had slow pick at the few pods of kings moving through.  Middle sections of the run reported moderate action, with a mixture of kings and some cohos, and a few brown trout in the mix as well.  Lower sections of the property fished similar to the middle section, with a mixture of Kings and Cohos continuing to move out of the estuary and up into the river. Overall for mid September, things have remained fairly consistent.  While not overrun with fish, nor anglers, the fishing continues to be, good!

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‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published at 7:00 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day
Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center

Clear

64° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 7:16pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 15, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 470, air temperature at opening 50 degrees, water temperature 61 degrees, currently slightly hazy blue skies and brilliant sunshine, dead calm, no forecasted precipitation for the AM - the estuary section reported a moderate sized pod of fish in the center channel, with movement upriver, providing very good initial action on Chinook ("King") salmon - just upriver, fish continued with their movement, however guest action was just a bit slower and some fish chose to hunker down upon arriving - fish movement in the middle section was described as good, with slow to moderate guest action, primarily Kings, with one small Brown Trout in the mix - Kings continued to move in the upper section, to a lesser degree, and guest action progressively diminished as we moved further upriver Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ ------------------------------------------------------- ‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) – Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center ________________________________ – Afternoon Passes – Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center

Clear

59° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 7:16pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clear

Clear

September 14, 2023

Yesterday the number of fish present on the run increased and our guest reports today suggest that the angling has continued to incrementally improve. In particular, the middle section of the run saw the most consistent action throughout the day. The lower end reported a trickle of kings and cohos with a fair number of kings jumping in the estuary. The upper end of the run had the slowest reports but perhaps the fish will reach that section by dusk.

Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ -------------------------------------------------------
‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published at 7:00 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day
Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:42am

Sunset: 7:18pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 14, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 482, opening air temperature 59 degrees, water temperature 63 degrees, mostly cloudy skies that are gradually clearing up to sunshine later, dead calm, no forecasted precipitation for the AM - the estuary section reported fish ("Kings") moving at first light up into the run, however guest action was reported as "quiet" (no action) there - the lower section reported slow (some hookups) to moderate (hooking up, could be better) guest activity with Kings - as we begin to move into the upper section, fishing activity picked up a bit, probably due to fish that had moved in overnight and made it up there by first light - the predominate fish were Kings, with a solitary Steelhead in the mix - all sections of the run also reported fish moving through, with just a few seeming to hold in specific areas - featured today are Dennis (Texas shirt and sunglasses), with a very healthy Chinook ("King") salmon, who was guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Services; Mark (grey shirt) and Scott (flourescent green shirt) with a brace of nice Kings, guided by DSR Guide Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportsfishing; and Luke (camouflage waders) guided by John Kopy of Little John's Guide Service
we have some absolutely prime-time lodges available for booking during September and through mid-October (other dates are available for the rest of October through November):
River Lodge - 17 September (may be rebooked in 2024)
Salmon Run Lodge - 20 and 25 September (2023 only)
Meadow Lodge 28 September (2023 only)
Meadow Lodge 1 October (2023 only)
Salmon Run Lodge 3 October (2023 only)
Mud Creek Lodge 12 October (may be rebooked in 2024)
Salmon Run Lodge 12 October (may be rebooked in 2024)
Deer Run Lodge 12 October (may be rebooked in 2024)
Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ -------------------------------------------------------
‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm
Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clouds

61° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:42am

Sunset: 7:18pm

482 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 13, 2023

Another mixed weather day with overcast skies giving way to sunshine and returning to overcast skies at the end of the day. Fishing reports were mixed as well with some anglers reporting seeing very few fish and others reporting good numbers of fish. Overall, there is no question that todays fishing was a marked improvement over the last several days. More fish were brought to hand, overall a lot more fish were sighted on the run, and the good news is that we had an increased presence of Coho mixed in with the Kings. The mid-section proved to be the place where the most action was. Two anglers that I spoke with that fished the middle section for a half day indicated that they saw around 30 salmon with a good mix of Coho (that blasted through of course). An encouraging day which makes us anxious to see what tomorrow might bring Water from the dam remains at 350 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 470 cfs

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:41am

Sunset: 7:20pm

470 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 13, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 470, air temperature at opening 64 degrees, water temperature 66 degrees - overcast skies, dead calm, sprinkled a bit early this morning, no other rain forecasted at least into the early afternoon - estuary reported that at first light there were fish present, with some moving upriver - as we move up into the run, most reports continued to be of slight movement upriver, with a good number of the fish simply holding in pools - predominant fish are King salmon - guest angling success throughout the run was described as "slow" (hooking up, but few and far between) to "quiet" (no action) - Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ ------------------------------------------------------- ‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) – Availability : Available passes are published online at 7 AM each day Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday Redemption: Immediately after 7 AM at Welcome Center ________________________________ – Afternoon Passes – Availability : Available passes are published online at 10 AM each day - purchase via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm Redemption : at or after 1 PM at Welcome Center until 5 Nov '23 - 12 PM thereafter

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:41am

Sunset: 7:20pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 12, 2023

Overcast skies, sunny skies, and back to overcast skies. The rain that we are all hoping for has not yet arrived, but it would be nice if we could get some. And more than a little. That could encourage an increased number of fish on the run. Today was a continuation of the past several. Some early morning movement of fish, but not in any great numbers. Anglers struggling to get into fish today and while a number were brought to hand, we are not seeing the numbers we saw a week or so ago. Again. It would be nice to get rain. Nights have been a little cooler with water temperatures in the mid-sixties. Water flow from the dam remains at 350 cfs and the flow at Pineville is 459 cfs

Clouds

75° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:40am

Sunset: 7:21pm

459 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 12, 2023

9 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 470, air temperature at opening was 59 degrees, water temperature 64 degrees - overcast, dead calm - estuary section reports Kings holding in place - just upriver, minimal fish movement - middle section was the most active section, with some fish movement upriver and "slow" (less than ten hookups) guest action on Kings - upper section reported no fish movement or guest action -

Clouds

62° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:40am

Sunset: 7:21pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 11, 2023

While we enjoyed cooler temperatures and an overcast misty morning, fishing has been pretty slow overall today. A few kings are sporadically trickling through the entire run but guests are working hard for their fish. We did receive one report of a single Coho hooked but no other species have been reported this afternoon. Looking ahead, we hope the cooer temps and showers forecasted later this week cool the water down and start to get things moving again. We'll be here to find out!


Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ -------------------------------------------------------
‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published at 7:00 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day
Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center

Clouds

69° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:39am

Sunset: 7:23pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 11, 2023

Am fishing report: Today the water temperature is 66F. River Patrol reported that the fish are holding up river, the middle to lower some movement with the Estuary reporting that the fish are holding. Kings are the only species that have been sighted. Fishing is challenging even with the cooler conditions. The weather for today cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 74F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. The flow out of the Dam remains at 350CFS until 11:59pm tonight.

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:39am

Sunset: 7:23pm

470 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 10, 2023

Evening Report:  This afternoon's action on the river basically mirrored reports from the morning.  From the upper stretches of the river, to the middle, down to the lower and estuary, fishing was reported as light to moderate, with Kings once again being the most reported catch.  There was an afternoon report of a Coho in the middle portion of the river.  The one significant difference between today and yesterday was fisherman were hooking greater numbers of fish as the bite seemed to be stronger today. With clouds and moderate temperatures, along with some rain in the forecast, tomorrow looks to provide good opportunities. The reported flow from the dam continues to be listed as 350cfs thru midnight tomorrow.

Clouds

67° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:25pm

476 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 10, 2023

AM fishing report: The water temperature is 67F. River Patrol has noted moderate movement in the Estuary, several hook-ups and several Kings landed in the upper end of the run. All fish sighted have been Kings. There's been some fish movement in the middle of the run. One angler reported having at least 6 hook-ups in the middle of the run. The weather for today generally cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 70F. Winds light and variable.

Clouds

64° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:38am

Sunset: 7:25pm

494 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 9, 2023

A cooler day with overcast skies was a nice relief from the hot weather we've had recently.  So while the temperatures improved, the fishing did not. As is frequently the case, some anglers were more successful than others, however that was the exception rather than the rule.  Most anglers struggled to bring fish to hand; the fish that were sighted were exclusively Kings.  Hopefully over the next several days with cooler temperatures and some expected rain in the forecast, we will see an increased Salmon presence in the run.   Current Water Flow from the Dam is scheduled to remain at 350 cfs thru midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville is 459 cfs.

Clouds

68° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:37am

Sunset: 7:27pm

459 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 9, 2023

Attention Anglers : Friday, 9/8/23 began our ‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes online availability - (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) - After we have processed all categories of anticipated or scheduled guests, any remaining available passes will be published online, for purchase by the general public, at 7:00 AM each day if you already have an account purchase via this link: www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday if you do not already have an account, first, visit our website www.douglastonsalmonrun.com create an account [you will not be able to order any passes without an account, as we do not offer "guest (temporary) accounts"] at top left of the home page select Menu (or three bars) from drop down menu select Fishing from drop down menu select Same Day order the pass you will receive a confirmation e-mail, as will we (if you experience technical difficulties, please call Guest Services at 315-298-6722 - select 0) Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center ____________________________________________________________________ - Afternoon Passes - BEGINNING 9/8/23 Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day Purchase Via : www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center 8:30 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 470, air temperature at opening was 62 degrees, water temperature was 68 degrees, currently overcast, almost dead calm, no precipitation - we have 112 guests on the run as of this report - there were a few fish breaching in the estuary section, apparently Kings - in the lower section there was some fish movement just after first light, which petered out slowly, with fish then holding in pools - a few Kings were brought to hand in that section - the center section experienced moderate guest action, primarily with Kings, with one Steelhead brought to hand - again, the fish are sporadically moving then holding - the upper section was slow to quiet as regards guest action, primarily with Kings holding in pools, with one Brown Trout brought to hand in that section - overall, very light fish movement, light guest success at this time

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:37am

Sunset: 7:27pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 8, 2023

A bit of a reprieve from warmer temperatures, with plenty of overcast throughout the day.  Water temperatures reached around 70 F early this afternoon.  Hopefully we will continue to see some cooler weather, and water temperatures dropping with forecasts calling for nights in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's.  Reports from our River Patrol this afternoon, indicated very little angling pressure and fish activity this afternoon throughout the run.  Overall, while not a banner day, the ratio of fish to number of anglers has continued to make for great days on the water.


Angler Release Schedule - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/ -------------------------------------------------------
‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) –
Availability : Available passes are published at 7:00 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center
________________________________
– Afternoon Passes –
Availability : Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day
Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center

Clouds

70° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:36am

Sunset: 7:29pm

464 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

clouds

Clouds

September 7, 2023

The day started warm and sunny, changed to overcast with rain (with a couple scary cells moving through), then changed back to warm and sunny. The overcast skies may have contributed to the good fish movement we've had for the better part of the day. There have been some slow periods (particularly later in the day at the lower end), but most of the run (particularly the mid and upper sections) has experienced very good fish movement. One angler fished the mid section and couldn't believe he had the water to himself for the better part of the day and was able to get into double digit hookups with 8 fish brought to hand. Kings have been the "fish of the day" with no reports (thus far) of any other species being spotted. At mid-dy the water temperature was a warm 73 degrees. It's been a good day on the run with many happy anglers Water flow from the dam is 350 cfs through midnight tonight and the flow at Pineville is 442 cfs

Clouds

79° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:34am

Sunset: 7:30pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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September 7, 2023

NOTE: fishing reports are a compilation of first-hand DSR guest reports, as well as DSR staff first-hand and on-the-spot observations, as of a specific time, at specific portions of the run, and are simply a compilation of multiple snapshots of the run, intended simply to provide an overview - they may differ from your own individual observations and experiences throughout the course of your own day - we hope you find them both informative and useful ... 8:30 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 350, CFS at the Pineville gauge 453, opening air temperature 69 degrees, water temperature 73 degrees, hazy (almost overcast) skies, some brief periods of weak sunshine, dead calm - initial indications are that individual fish are trickling from the estuary, through both the North and center channels, up into the run - the fish are continuing their movement upriver, as there are reports of fish moving upriver throughout the entire run - guest action is predominately with Kings, with an Atlantic and Brown Trout in the mix for a little spice - guest angling action was reported as "moderate" at the bottom, "good" in the middle, and a mix of "slow" to "moderate" in the upper sections - NOTE: the past two evenings, guests and staff have reported nice pods of fish pushing up into the run during late afternoon and early evening - the first attached photo, of the very happy guest, is of Steve, from PA, who was a client of DSR Guide Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportsfishing, with yet another nice Chinook ("King") salmon to complement those he brought to hand yesterday - the picture of the sunrise over the run begs the question "Does it get any better than this . . . ?" - the third picture is of Marissa, with one of four King salmon she brought to hand this morning by 8 AM, guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman of High Hook Guide Service -
Attention Anglers : Friday - 9/8/23 begins our staggered angler release. Please review posted check-in and release schedules ahead of your trip, by visiting - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/
-‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes - (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) - BEGINNING 9/8/23
Availability : Available passes are published at 7:00 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center
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Availability : Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day
Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center

Clouds

74° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:34am

Sunset: 7:30pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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September 6, 2023

Another hot day, but thankfully temperatures remained in the 80's.  Despite the heat, the fish activity still seems to maintaining its pace.  Reports continue to indicate things are a bit more productive in the early mornings, before the sun and heat take affect.  Anglers fishing the middle sections of the run in the early afternoon again saw the product of the sun instigating some movement.  Forecasts for tomorrow call for the possibility of rain in the later afternoon, with temperatures topping out at about 83 F by 2:00 PM.  The release from the dam is scheduled to remain at 350 CFS until tomorrow (9/7) at 11:59 PM. Attention Anglers : Friday - 9/8/23 begins our staggered angler release.  Please review posted check-in and release schedules ahead of your trip, by visiting -  https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/  

Clear

76° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:33am

Sunset: 7:32pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

Reminder

-‘Same Day’ Full Day Passes – (Formerly ‘Walk Up’ Passes) – BEGINNING 9/8/23
Availability : Available passes are published at 7:00 AM each day
Redemption: Immediately at Welcome Center
____________________________________________________________________
– Afternoon Passes – BEGINNING 9/8/23
Availability : Available passes are published at 10:00 AM each day
Redemption : 1:00 PM at Welcome Center

September 5, 2023

With temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 80's, expectations weren't terribly high from the anglers who joined us today. It seems the mid day heat, and the high sun put some pressure on the fish we have had milling around the estuary. Anglers fishing the lower sections of the run were pleasantly surprised by the influx of activity as some pods made their way up river. Upper sections of the property eventually had their turn at these fish on the move, but with these fish on a mission, the opportunity was brief. Based on weather forecasts, we are looking at a bit of the same weather, and just a bit warmer than today. The release the dam is scheduled to remain at 350 CFS until midnight tomorrow (9/6).


Staggered Angler Release begins Friday, 9/8 - Angler Release Schedule / Hours - https://douglastonsalmonrun.com/release-schedule/

Clouds

79° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:32am

Sunset: 7:34pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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September 5, 2023

8:30 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS 350 at the dam, 459 at the Pineville gauge - air temperature was 66 degrees at opening time, water temperature was 67 degrees at the same time - hazy skies, diffused sunshine, dead calm - at first light we had a little spurt of fish movement into the run, from the estuary section - just upriver, both fish movement and angler activity was essentially nonexistent - as we continued to move upriver, there was a corresponding uptick in both fish movement and angler activity - the lower portion of our middle section experienced some fish movement and angler activity at first light, gradually building in intensity until we reached the top section, where angler activity was described as "good", with three dozen fish moving through the area - all fish were Kings, so far - featured in this report is Fernando, his first time salmon fishing, with his first ever salmon, who was guided by DSR Guide Brian Ferman, of High Hook Guide Services - NOTE: we have full day (available all this morning) and afternoon passes (available at or after 12:45 PM, effective 1 PM) available for sale, on a walk-up basis today - as of 8 September, any available full-day passes will be posted online at 7 AM at :
www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/sameday , and any afternoon passes will be posted at 10 AM at www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/pm

Clouds

72° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:32am

Sunset: 7:34pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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September 4, 2023

The air heated up but the fishing cooled down. At least this afternoon. Nowhere near the number of fish were sighted nor brought to hand as we witnessed this morning Part of this was the bright sun, high temperatures and considerably less anglers on the water. A fish here and a fish there. One anger reported getting into and landing multiple Kings, but that was the notable exception. Tomorrow looks to be another warm one with temperatures in the mid-80's. Water from the dam will remain at 350 cfs until midnight tomorrow and the current flow at Pineville is 453 cfs.

Clear

76° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:31am

Sunset: 7:36pm

453 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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September 3, 2023

Temperatures heated up a bit this afternoon and the bright sunlight may have contributed to slower fishing action this afternoon than that which was experienced this morning. That being said, reports from the anglers with which I spoke were able to get into a fish or two. Not everyone, of course, and, as usual, some anglers did better than a fish or two. Clearly, this morning was more productive than this afternoon, but this afternoon still provided sufficient action to keep angers busy and entertained. Water from the dam is currently 350 cfs where it will remain until midnight tomorrow. Water level at Pineville is 834 cfs (and dropping)

Clouds

71° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:30am

Sunset: 7:38pm

834 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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September 3, 2023

8:30 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS at the dam 750 (drops to 350 tonight at 6 PM), CFS at the Pineville gauge 868 - air temperature started at a balmy 69 degrees and remained there throughout the AM - hazy skies, diffused sunlight, light winds - there have been a few small pods of salmon milling around in the estuary section, with some pushing up into the run in more of a trickle than anything else - there has been moderate fish movement and angler action throughout all sections of the run "better than yesterday", all Kings so far - featured on Facebook this morning are Erin and Tom, who are both guided clients of Brian Ferman (High Hook Guide Service), with nice salmon - we have full day and afternoon passes available for sale, on a walk-up basis today - as of 8 September, any available passes will be offered online at:

Clear

71° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:30am

Sunset: 7:38pm

868 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

September 2, 2023

The fishing was productive today, at least two dozen fish, mostly Kings, were taken past the ticket booth window. An Atlantic was brought to hand this morning in the upper part of the run. The middle of the run had the most action with lots of movement and a good bit of jumping Kings. The lower section had some movement and a few jumpers. The weather for tonight partly cloudy skies. Low near 60F. Winds light and variable. For tomorrow sunshine. High 81F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. The flow from the Dam thru 11:59pm tonight 750CFS and from dawn to dusk tomorrow also 750CFS. At 6pm on the 3rd the flow drops to 350CFS thru 11:59pm on the 3rd.

Clouds

69° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:29am

Sunset: 7:39pm

868 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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September 1, 2023

The fishing picked up this afternoon in the middle of the run, several fish were taken. River Patrol sited mostly Kings moving in the middle along with Kings jumping in the Estuary. The upper end of the run saw minimum action. The weather for tonight will be mostly clear sky. Low 57F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrows weather will be partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 79F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. The flow out of the Dam will rise to 750CFS starting tonight at 9pm thru 11:59pm tomorrow night.

Clear

68° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:28am

Sunset: 7:41pm

442 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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September 1, 2023

8 AM River Patrol fishing report: CFS 350 at the dam, 447 at the Pineville gauge - a moderate amount of fish are being sighted as they are moving throughout the run, with a few areas that are relatively inactive - the most angler action has been in the upper section - all Kings so far - we have hazy blue skies and sunshine, 59 degrees air temperature, light breezes -

Clear

53° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:28am

Sunset: 7:41pm

447 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

August 31, 2023

The weather improved significantly, but unfortunately the fishing did not keep pace. Morning reports were more positive than this afternoon with most anglers getting into a a few fish and bringing a fish to hand. All kings and no reports of any trout in the mix. This afternoon the reports were less favorable with a few fish sighted here and there, a couple anglers brought one to hand, but a more consistent report of "no fish sighted". We've had the same number of anglers as we have had over the past several days (i.e. a couple dozen) so I have to conclude that, while there are still fish there, they are not in the numbers of the past several days. The higher water this weekend is reason to be optimistic about the next several days, however.  

Clear

63° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:27am

Sunset: 7:43pm

260 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

August 30, 2023

Today was very similar to yesterday. About two dozen anglers joined us on the run and had some rain showers in the morning which gave way to clearing skies and cooler temperatures for the balance of the day. Fishing reports were similar as well in that pretty much everyone saw fish (some more than others) most were able to get into more fish than they were able to land (due to the strength of these fish at this time of year). 1 for 7, 1 for 5, 2 for 8, 0 for 2 are representative reports. It's nice to know that the fish are still here and are providing ample action for our guests. One angler that fished for a couple hours this afternoon, when asked how it was, replied: "I had some fun down there. I don't know if I had the fish or it had me. Couldn't move him." I didn't receive any reports of Steelhead or Browns being brought to hand today. Water from the dam will remain at 185 cfs until 9:00 PM tomorrow when it will go to 350 cfs (and up from there for the weekend. Current flow at the Pineville gauge is 268 cfs

Clouds

63° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:26am

Sunset: 7:45pm

268 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

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August 29, 2023

A couple dozen anglers joined us for what turned out to be a beautiful day.  Clear skies, calm winds, and temperatures into the mid-70's.  While not all anglers provided a report this afternoon, those with whom I spoke all indicated that they saw salmon.  Some significantly more than other but sufficient  for me to conclude that there are good numbers of fish in the run.  Of course not all were interested in cooperating, some were "hunkered down" but enough did  cooperate to allow most of those with whom I spoke get in to multiple fish, bring a fish or two to hand, and  couple were able to bring their limit to the net.  One angler, fishing the middle section was able to bring a beautiful Steelhead to hand.  Seems a bit early for Steelhead, but then things seem to be happening early this year.  Hopefully pointed to another banner year on the Salmon River

Clouds

72° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:24am

Sunset: 7:46pm

256 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

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August 28, 2023

CFS at the dam 185, CFS at the Pineville gauge 256 - water temperature 63 degrees to start, mid-day it had risen to 68 degrees - the day started with temperatures in the low 60s, with a peak of 76 degrees - skies alternated between partly cloudy, hazy with bright sunshine, to almost all overcast - winds were light and variable - 35 guests joined us on the run today, from opening time until as late as 4:30 PM - many fished the morning, took a break during the afternoon, and returned to fish the late afternoon to evening hours - most of our guests reported the most fish activity before 9 AM - three of our guests fished the lower end of the run from early morning until 12:30 PM - they reported a dozen fish passing by, without any action on their part - at 1 PM a guest reported seeing fish splashing in the lower portion, but not hooking up - a bit after that, two guests reported 0 / 4 each, fishing the upper portion, to include a Brown Trout - they observed two young men bringing to hand four salmon each, while they were fishing in the upper area - 1:15 PM two anglers reported 1 / 4 (to include a Brown Trout) and 0 / 2 while fishing the lower portion - at 1:45 PM a guest came off the run, reporting that his buddy just brought to hand a 23" Atlantic Salmon while swinging a fly in the middle section - the picture of Kenny, with the Atlantic Salmon, is featured - at 2:30 PM a guest reported 0 / 1 in the upper section - just after 4 PM one guest reported 0 / 10, all on nymphs, but they kept straightening his hooks until he re-rigged with a single green egg - at 4:15 PM one angler reported 1 / 1, while another pair of guests reported 2 / 3 between them using an orange estatz fly - at 4:45 PM a guest reported seeing a dozen fish, but not being able to hook up - at 5:30 PM a group of three guests, including the Kenny previously mentioned, reported 0 / 1, 0 / 1, with Kenny ending his day 1 / 4 (to include the Atlantic Salmon and a Brown Trout that escaped) - - there will be a 60 percent chance of rain tonight, with an overnight low of 63 degrees - forecast for tomorrow is: Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40% - sounds like a good salmon fishing day!

Clouds

72° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:23am

Sunset: 7:48pm

256 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

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August 27, 2023

It appears that the flow being dropped improved the fishing today. Our guests reported that there was movement in the upper part of the run this morning with several Kings being landed, numerous hookups and one Brown brought to hand. The middle section saw action most of the day. One angler went down river with little success. The weather for tonight a few passing clouds. Low 56F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow's weather will be sunshine and clouds mixed. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 75F. Winds light and variable. The flow out of the Dam thru 11:59pm on the 28th will be 185CFS.

Clouds

66° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:22am

Sunset: 7:50pm

264 CFS Pineville Gauge

185 CFS Dam Release

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August 26, 2023

CFS at the dam 350 to start the day, dropped to 285 as of 7 AM, projected to further drop to 185 at 7 AM tomorrow, 27 August - CFS at the Pineville gauge 488 first thing this AM, dropped to 398 over the course of the day - air temperature at 4:45 AM already up to 68 degrees, and climbed to only 72 by early evening - partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies dominated the day, with brief intervals of clearing skies and bright sunshine - light to moderate breezes throughout the day - 38 anglers joined us on the run today, with an anxious group at the gates upon opening, all the way to a trickle of afternoon-only pass holders arriving as late as 3:30 PM, and one at 4:30 PM - of the 19 guests who I was able to directly meet up with on their way out, three had brought four fish to hand between them (one was 1 / 6, another was 2 / 6, and one was 1 / 1 for a nice Brown Trout), seven others had twelve fish hooked up (to include two large Brown Trout), but were unable to bring any of those to hand because they were "too feisty"- the remaining only sighted fish moving, but that included several large Brown Trout - Brown Trout being in the river system this early, and in significant numbers, is slightly unusual, I believe - typically, it seemed that activity was at it's highest during the early morning, with a lull in the action starting mid-morning through early afternoon - we had quite a few guests who came in from other parts of the river, a few that left our run for other parts of the river, and others still who left and came back repeatedly - essentially, early-season "scouting" based on the grapevine reporting.

Clouds

73° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:21am

Sunset: 7:51pm

398 CFS Pineville Gauge

285 CFS Dam Release

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August 25, 2023

Some welcome news for the anglers this weekend, the flow is being dropped. At 9am today the flow dropped to 350CFS, starting tomorrow at 7am another drop to 285CFS and on Sunday the 27th at 7am down to 185CFS. The water clarity has been improving. One Salmon was landed along with some Small Mouth and Fall fish. There were a few anglers that had hook-ups, but were unable to land them. The weather for tonight will be partly cloudy this evening. Scattered thunderstorms developing after midnight. Low near 65F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tomorrow's forecast scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 73F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Last angler update...the bite picked up early evening with a King taken, caught on a brown wooly bear. This guest went one for three.

Clouds

75° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:20am

Sunset: 7:53pm

494 CFS Pineville Gauge

350 CFS Dam Release

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August 24, 2023

About a dozen anglers joined us over the course of the day with the last angler leaving in the early evening. Overcast skies, chilly temperatures, and occasional drizzle was the weather for today. Looks to be about the same for tomorrow. There are still salmon being sighted. Nothing serious, but maybe a total of around a dozen fish in total. One angler reported going one for one with a female chinook a little after 9:00 AM and then it was a fish here and a fish there reported throughout the morning. (0/1 and 0/3) Two season pass holders reported seeing a half dozen fish early at the lower end of the run. The updated forecast from Safewaters is that the flow will drop to 750 cfs at 9:00 PM this evening and stay at that 750 cfs level until midnight Friday. Current flow at Pineville is 1390 cfs

Clouds

65° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:19am

Sunset: 7:55pm

1390 CFS Pineville Gauge

1200 CFS Dam Re