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fishing report 18 August 2019
Sun, August 18, 2019

CFS at the dam 185 (until midnight tomorrow) / 223 at Pineville to start the day (dropped to 213) - a 66 degree early morning temperature climbed into the low 90s over the day - dead calm and somew ...

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fishing report 18 August 2019
8/18/2019

CFS at the dam 185 (until midnight tomorrow) / 223 at Pineville to start the day (dropped to 213) - a 66 degree early morning temperature climbed into the low 90s over the day - dead calm and somewhat high humidity made for tough weather to be moving around in waders - nonetheless, anglers were here at the crack of dawn and trickled in steadily until mid-morning and into the afternoon to scout during low water and try their luck - a total of almost 30 fished today - as anglers started coming up early after only a few hours I received reports of "chocolate water" (from heavy rains yesterday afternoon) which hid what fish may have been in the run and moving - as more and more anglers came off the water, the common refrain was "didn't see anything (salmon)" - a handful of anglers were able to get into some decent Smallmouth Bass, but that is not necessarily good news as local anglers seem to think that bass get scarce when there are any significant numbers of salmon in the river (the salmon slash at the bass) - early afternoon the waters cleared but again no salmon - a total of three salmon were hooked up, but none landed, in the middle section, during the course of the day - a late afternoon front moving through, with rain, did not appreciably change the picture - tonight we will have late rain - tomorrow is forecasted to be mostly cloudy (good), 50% chance of rain (good), high of 80 degrees (good), with breezes of 5 to 10 mph 

Fishing Report August 17
8/17/2019

A good number of anglers fished the run today, but the vast majority did not see any fish movement.  A few fish were brought to hand but that was the exception to the rule.  One angler saw one fish and was able to bring it to hand, another angler say four, hooked one and lost it, and a lucky trio of anglers said they had a great morning with about a dozen fish that stayed with them for the better part of the morning and one member of the group was able to get into five salmon and brought a couple to hand and one of his fishing buddies had an enjoyable time as well.  We did receive a good amount of rain this afternoon, but at this posting  (8:00 PM) it has not seemed to have any impact of the fish movement.  The water from the dam remains at 185 cfs and the current flow at Pineville is 220 cfs.

fishing report 16 August 2019
8/16/2019

CFS at the dam 185 (until midnight 17th) / at Pineville 220 (dropped to 213 by evening) - air temperatures this early morning was 66 degrees, and that climbed to the mid 80s during the day - low humidity and some breezes made it pleasant - water temperature was 68 to start the day - almost 20 clients ventured out onto the run today, almost all are back as of this report (8 PM) - although clients spotted isolated and very small pods of salmon, and three clients managed to hook-up with at least one, only two were actually brought to hand - the order of the day was that the salmon were being coy - but, at least we are seeing them trickle through this early - tonight there is a forecast for thunderstorms (rain?!), tomorrow the forecast is for similar temperatures, an 80% chance of PM thunderstorms, very light winds 

Fishing Report August 15
8/15/2019

First day of our new hours (5:30 AM to 8:30 PM) and not quite as many anglers as yesterday, but just about the same amount of fish.  Tuesday was the better of the past several days, but today, like yesterday was still decent for this time of year.  After all, it's only the middle of August. All angers that I spoke with were able to see multiple fish and several anglers were able to bring one or two fish to hand. Water temperature early this morning was 68 degrees and the water flow from the reservoir remains at 185 cfs and the current flow at the Pineville gauge is 205 cfs.

Fishing Report August 14
8/14/2019

Another better-than-average day on the run.  A bit slower with not as much fish movement reported as yesterday, but still, everyone that I spoke with at least saw some fish (again, not in the numbers of yesterday) and many of our anglers were able to bring a salmon to hand.  The water from the reservoir remains at 185 cfs and the current water flow at Pineville is 209 cfs.  A reminder that tomorrow (August 15th) our hours change to 5:30 AM until 8:30 PM.

Fishing Report August 13
8/13/2019

Nearly a dozen anglers joined us on the run today and about half of them were able to get into at least one salmon. A group of four anglers that were with us for the day were able to land four fish with the high rod going 3 for three this afternoon.  Another angler that fished this morning saw about ten salmon and went two for four.  Another angler reported seeing "maybe seven salmon" and was able to bring one fish to hand.  Another angler that was fishing mid river saw a good number of salmon and was happy to go one for one swing flies.  So there are some salmon around.  This early in the season and with warm water temperatures who knows what tomorrow will bring. I do know that today was a pretty darn good day to be on the run.

Fishing Report Aug 12, 2019
8/12/2019

We had a half dozen anglers hit the run looking for their first salmon of the year and reports were split - half the anglers reported seeing salmon (a few here and there) and reported having a few hook ups. The other anglers reported not seeing any activity.  


We had a morning water temperature of 66F.

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Dam Release : 185 CFS

Pineville Gauge : 213 CFS

Please check https://www.safewaters.com/facility/42 for updated water flow release scheduling.

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Tomorrow's forecast calls for overcast skies with rain showers at times. High 76F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%

fishing report 11 August 2019
8/11/2019

CFS 185 at the dam (until midnight), 220 at Pineville to start the day, where it pretty much remained - clear skies and a cool 58 degrees at sunrise - water temperature also a cooler 64 degrees - intermittent clouds, nice breezes, low humidity and temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s made for a really nice day - a total of nine clients, most of whom arrived near dawn, were out scouting for that first salmon of the season - well, one lucky client found that first salmon of the season, scoring a nice hen Chinook, about 15 #, in the middle section of the run - the news gets better - the first salmon was followed by four others hooked up in the middle and lower sections, by this same client, but lost because they were so strong and feisty - this client stated that as he was fighting salmon, other salmon were spooked up, so looks like we had a decent number of individuals and small pods enter our section of the run today, probably about mid-morning as no sightings were reported until then - and, I have not heard from the other five clients remaining on the run yet - tomorrow is forecasted to be just as pleasant, if a little cooler - come on down! 

fishing report 10 August 2019
8/10/2019

CFS 185 at the dam (until midnight 12 August) / 231 at Pineville (dropped to 220 as of 5:30 PM) - air temperature of 67 this AM climbed to almost 80 degrees by the afternoon - initial heavy clouds gave way to intermittent sunshine in the afternoon - cooling breezes all day - three anglers, targeting Fallfish, were our only clients today; they are still on the water - forecast for tomorrow is mid 70s, partly cloudy, westerly winds at 10 - 15 mph - during this extended low water period, it might be a good idea to come scout the river to see what changed - if you do not fish, no charge for scouting, however it can happen anytime now!

Fishing Report 8/9/19
8/9/2019

A father-son team covered a bit of ground on the run this morning, but reported seeing no salmon activity. We are eagerly awaiting the first reported sighting - will it be you?

The morning water temperature was 68F.

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Dam Release : 185 CFS

Pineville Gauge : 227 CFS

Please check https://www.safewaters.com/facility/42 for updated water flow release scheduling.

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Tomorrow's forecast calls for sunshine and clouds mixed. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 72F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

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