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This Season Is A Wrap!

This season is a wrap and what a great season it was. The Salmon run started out early in August and was incredible all the way thru October with some really big kings! Steelhead season started off with a bang too and continued right thru the fall. Those early fish in the DSR made for some great takes for my clients swinging flies. Winter fishing was good if you wanted to do battle with Old Man Winter – Me, I must be getting older, I can’t take those really cold days anymore. With the long winter came a extended spring season and as I type this there is still plenty of fish to be caught in the river. We saw some insane numbers come to the net and anyway you wanted to catch them. To top it all off I had Great clients/Friends, so what more could a guide ask for!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this coming season! Just think Salmon Season is only 3 1/2 months away!!!
Tight Lines,
Paul
 

 

Swinging – It Doesn’t Get Any Better

Francois and Sylvain hit it right this time for their annual spring trip to the Salmon River after we had to reschedule due to the river running at 5000cfs. Swinging flies high in the water column was just what they wanted to do and they did. I will let the smiles tell the rest of the story. 
   Looking forward to seeing you guys next season!

Spring Fishing

 

Looks like were going to have a few more weeks of great fishing this spring. If you want to get in on some incredible fishing give me a call 315-298-3949. Limited dates available.

Big Water

 
  High water on all tribs continues as daytime temperatures continue to be in the mid 70′s for Monday. The runoff will slow down a little Tuesday night as the the night time low is going to be in the low 20′s, but then back to spring like the rest of the week. Brown trout fishing on the lake has been really good along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
I have May 4 open as well as May 10th for Steelhead trips. Give me a call 315-298-3949 or click here to book a trip.

By |April 14th, 2014|Reports|0 Comments|

Checkout Our New Website

Welcome to the redesigned Paul’s Guide Service. Take a few minutes to check it out along with our Social media sites.

Paul

Spring is still way off

Here is a picture of South Sandy Creek in Ellisburg on March 10th. When this let’s go it will change the channel in a few spots.

Winter Fishing

 

 

Mother Nature sure is putting a beating on everyone in the East this year, heavy snow fall, way too many days below zero has everyone with a little cabin fever. The forecast is calling above freezing temperatures.  As of the time I’m writing this the river is running low at 285cfs and rumors the reservoir is down 6 feet, on the plus side Redfield (Where the reservoir is located) has had over 300″ of snow this season, so it won’t be long and we should see some good flows.  Access to the river right now is pretty tough unless your near a parking lot or a bridge, the snowpack is about 2 ½’ to 3’ deep if you plan on blazing a trail anywhere.

 

Paul

Wonderful Thing About Being A Guide

 

One thing I love about guiding is you get to meet people from all over the world.  Matt came from Austria to go swing some flies on the Salmon River.  The weather was brutal, single digits, snowing sideways most of the day, just typical Great Lakes winter steelhead fishing.  Also not the best weather to be trying to tempt a steelhead to chase down a swung fly.  After a couple of very light plucks this steelhead hit on the strip in, pretty cool grab to say the least.  Matt an I shared and compared fishing stories and talked about trout fishing over there and the cost.  Most trout streams are private and you need to belong to a club to fish them for a pretty penny. A reminder not to take for granted what we have here in New York.

Simms G3 Bootfoot Waders Video

Check out the New Simms G3 Bootfoot waders. These are the end to cold feet while fishing in the winter. I finally got mine the other day and can’t wait to try them out.

By |January 28th, 2014|Gear|0 Comments|

Recent Testimonial

My buddy and I are fly anglers; we have been coming to the Salmon River for the past five years, and we’ve had awful luck.  On year two, we booked a guide, and had a terrible experience.  We did not get the person we thought we were booking with; camped out the entire day in the upper fly zone, and hammered the same run all day.  So, we were skeptical when we decided to give a guide another try.  After doing some research, I gave Paul a call, and after getting off the phone, I was optimistic that this was going to be a much better experience.  I’m happy to say it was, and that Paul is a superb guide.

We fished with Paul on November 22, 2013.  He is a friendly, relaxed, and professional fishing guide. His knowledge of fly fishing for steelhead, and of the river, is incredibly impressive.  His gear, flies, and equipment are all excellent.  He brought along some switch rods that were strung up Skagit style, showed us some spey techniques, and we played around with them for a bit, which was fun; Paul is also an expert spey fisherman.  However, what struck me most was how hard Paul works; he is absolutely determined to get you into fish.  After five years of steelhead despair, we finally got it done.  This would not have been possible without Paul, and I would not hesitate to use him again, or to recommend him to anybody making a trip up to the Salmon River.

Jim M.

New York, NY