Although the current (at the time of this report) CFS at Pineville is 886, the release at the dam has just been increased to 1250, which will effect the CFS at the DSR portion of the Salmon River
the relatively high water levels today (turbidity that limited visibility to a little more than a foot below the surface, and flotsam from the meltwater making its way into the river system), and high and frequently gusty winds, made for extremely tough fishing conditions
the only clients reporting success today were a guide and his two customers fishing from a drift boat – two chromers were hooked . . .
tomorrow looks a lot calmer – cannot predict with any certainty that the river will be fishable, given the current turbidity and flotsam – however, if these are flushed out by tomorrow, given the forecast for a calmer day, the CFS becomes a manageable factor – even in high CFS, the fish can be caught, as they tend to hold in specific, calmer water spots and bunch up there – if you know the river well enough, these little pockets tend to be gold mines for holding fish that produce multiple hook ups – perhaps come take a walk down to the river and check out the on site conditions before you decide to fish?