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Fishing Report February18th, 2020
Tue, February 18, 2020

At first light today things were pretty calm but that quickly changed as steady snow moved in ...

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Fishing Report February18th, 2020
2/18/2020

At first light today things were pretty calm but that quickly changed as steady snow moved in for most of the morning. We received about 3-4" throughout the morning and the slush that resulted from the snow made angling difficult until 1ish. The weather and the fish made our guests work hard for their bites and only a few anglers were able to bring a fish to hand. A mix of fresher and dark fish were reported. 

Fish were caught using a variety of techniques including swinging flies on a floating line (small minnow pattern), eggs sacks & beads under a float, and nymphs using traditional fly fishing technique. The guests that came off the water near dusk reported that the bite did improve this afternoon/evening. Perhaps the warming temperatures helped get the fish active. 

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Dam Release : 350 CFS; Beginning 9pm 2/18 750 CFS
Pineville Gauge: 506 CFS

*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Considerable cloudiness. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 29F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.

Fishing Report February 17, 2020
2/17/2020

We had 10 anglers fish the run today and although reports varied across the board, most anglers were able to bring a fish to hand. A few anglers were able to bring in a handful of fish, but most reports were 1-3's. Big, bright chromers were an even match for the bright, sunny skies which dominated the day, but the stiff wind kept it quite brisk.

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Dam Release : 350 CFS
Pineville Gauge: 506 CFS

*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Windy with periods of rain and snow in the morning changing to rain showers late. High 43F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Fishing Report February 16
2/16/2020

The improved weather conditions brought about twenty anglers to the run over the course of the day. They dropped the water to 350 cfs overnight and that can unsettle things a bit, but it helped that the skies remained cloudy all day.  As a result pretty much everyone had some success today with Steelhead. Not great numbers, but some anglers were able to go 3 for 5, 3 for 6 (between a pair of anglers), one for three, etc. The mid section of the run was most productive, but that may have been due, at least in part, to where the majority of our anglers spent their time. With the lower water level most anglers chose not to venture to the lower end of the run.

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Dam Release : 350 CFS (At 5:00 PM the water release information was not updated)
Pineville Gauge: 506 CFS at Pineville

*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Morning clouds will give way to sunny skies in the afternoon. High 27F Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Fishing Report Feb 15
2/15/2020

After a frigid start to the day, the sun came out and, while not balmy, the temperatures did rise into the high 20's.  Not great, but this is February in upstate New York. Other than lodge guests, the run went unfished today. Tomorrow's weather looks much more promising and we will be opening at 6:30 AM tomorrow.  Should be a good day to be on the run

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Dam Release : 750 CFS (At 3:30 PM the water release information was not updated)
Pineville Gauge: 882 CFS

*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Cloudy skies with a high of 35F (and low temperature tonight of 25F). Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

River Report 2/14/20
2/14/2020

It was a balmy 8F today so the run remained quiet, with the light wind the real feel temperature was -6F. The good news is that temperatures will start to warm tomorrow to near 30F with more sunshine. 


*Delayed Opening for Saturday (2/15).
Business and Fishing Hours will be from 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM.*
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Dam Release : 750? CFS
Pineville Gauge: 882 CFS

*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Sunshine and some clouds. High 29F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Fishing Report February 13, 2020
2/13/2020

As we move closer the weekend, forecasts are projecting extreme winter temperatures, beginning to plummet tonight into the morning tomorrow.  With a forecasted 1 F tomorrow morning (2/14) at 8 AM and a real feel of -13 F, with a high of 11 F, DSR will have a delayed opening based on these conditions.  

*Delayed Openings for Friday (2/14) and Saturday (2/15).  

Business and Fishing Hours will be from 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM.*

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Dam Release : 350? CFS  
Pineville Gauge: 542 CFS

*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 11F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Fishing Report February 12, 2020
2/12/2020

Early cloudiness gave way to blue skies and warmer temperatures by mid-morning. Then by mid afternoon the clouds returned and temperatures began to drop.  A half dozen anglers joined us on the run today and I was able to speak with nearly all of them and, while not great, the fishing was "better than OK."  Of those I spoke with, not one went fishless. The norm for the day was a couple of bright, chrome Steelhead. The lower water levels, clear water and skies made things difficult, but I did have multiple reports that some fresh fish were seen moving up the run.  Not great numbers but a dozen or so fresh fish were seen moving through the middle section of the river.  Tomorrow's weather looks decent with a high of 33 degrees and then things will be getting very cold on Friday and Friday night.

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Dam Release : 350 CFS (until 2/12/2020)
Pineville Gauge: 542 CFS
*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Snow showers. High near 33F. Winds NNW 10-15 mph.


Fishing Report February 11, 2020
2/11/2020

Based on our guests reports, angling improved today. The bite was very slow early this morning but picked up good in the middle of the day and then trailed off this afternoon. While we did have a few guests who worked hard for a hookup, everyone we spoke with was able to get one on the line and several anglers did quite well. Blue egg sacks was the top producing bait of the day but fish were also taken on natural colored beads and swung flies. 

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Dam Release : 350 CFS (until 2/12/2020)
Pineville Gauge: 549 CFS

*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.

Water Temperature at 8 AM: 34 degrees
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Cloudy. High near 35F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph

Fishing Report February 10, 2020
2/10/2020

A handful of anglers ventured out on the run today to find that water flows had dropped (down to 350CFS) and while the fish were there, you had to work for every nibble. The middle section of the run had the most reports, with two anglers landing 2-3 steelhead a piece. Another angler had a tug on the swing but did not bring it to hand. The morning water temperature was 34F. 

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Dam Release : 350 CFS (until 2/12/2020)
Pineville Gauge: 549 CFS
*Please check the SafeWaters website for updated water flow release scheduling.
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Tomorrow's Forecast: Overcast. High near 35F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.


Fishing Report February 9, 2020
2/9/2020

Yesterday, 8 February, our systems went down due to the area outage, therefore we were unable to publish a fishing report - today the CFS was 750 at the dam (where it will remain until at least midnight tonight) and 966 at Pineville to start the day (it is 1000 as of 4:30 PM) - overnight, the temperatures hovered just above zero, but at our 9 AM opening it was a relatively balmy 13 degrees - eventually, our high for the day was 35 degrees, where it remained until almost dusk - an overcast morning suddenly cleared up to brilliant sunshine just around the noon hour, then quickly enough faded again to overcast - winds were dead calm to begin with, but slowly built up to light and variable, where they remained for most of the day - our first of seven total clients for the day showed up at 10:10 AM, while our last checked in at almost 1 PM - initial early reports from the water were that there was slush in the water but the comment was made "not unfishable, and clearing out" - other clients reported, upon checking out, that during their time fishing there were both icebergs, and broken off anchor ice, drifting down as well - our first client came off the run at 3:30 PM - he reported 1 / 1 Steelhead; a chunky, colored up 8#; swinging a black and purple egg-sucking leech in the lower section - he stated that he had started off with smaller patterns, but was not successful until he switched to a "bulkier" pattern - another client checked out on the first client's heels, reporting a bit more relative success, having gone 0 / 2 Steelhead, drifting blue and pink egg sacks under a bobber, starting in the middle section and working upriver to the upper section - our next pair of anglers came off the run at 4:15 PM - the first reported 2 / 2 Steelhead, each 8 to 9#, both showing color, and showing me a picture of a chunky, beautifully colored fish - he had drifted a 10mm orange bead under a bobber, working from the middle section on up, and had tagged both fish first thing upon arriving around 11 AM - this fish activity coincided with another angler's report that when the sun first came out early in the afternoon, there was a flurry of fish activity for about an hour, which then faded - the next angler in this pair is the high rod for the day - he had been one of the last to arrive, near 1 PM, and had gone down straightaway to the lower section, where he drifted egg sacks under a bobber and accounted for 4 / 7 Steelhead (all cookie cutters of 6-7#) - there are three other clients out on the run, even though it is darkening - I will update this report should there be significant developments - 5:30 PM the last angler parked in our lot rolled up (the other two accessed from other points) - he was another who had arrived in the early afternoon - he reported going 1 / 4 on a nicely colored, 10# Steelhead, drifting either a 10mm orange bead, or pink egg sack, under a bobber (he tried blue without success) - the overnight low will be 30 degrees, with a mix of rain and 1 - 3" of snow - the forecast for tomorrow calls for a steady light rain in the AM, transitioning to a mix of rain and snow in the PM - temperatures will hover most of the day in the mid 30s, and winds will be light at 5 - 10 mph

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