As we come to a close of 2019 looking back it has been a great year. Maybe not in fish numbers, but in fishing experiences. More and more clients are enjoying swinging flies with two hander's each season and are working hard on their casting and skills to fish thru a run move effectively. And they are just enjoying being out there unplugged from work and devices. Enjoying time on the water with friends, just taking it all in, as we all know, life is too short not to live everyday to its fullest. Don't forget our Winter Special with the Douglaston Salmon Run now til March 31. To book a trip or to discuss a trip click here. Interested in casting a Echo Full Spey 7130 or Compact Spey 7012, contact me and we can meet up on the Salmon River.
We've teamed up with the Douglaston Salmon Run again offering a "Winter Special." Two nights Lodging, a Guided trip and Access passes to the Douglaston Salmon Run for two days. For more information or to book click here or call or text 518-495-2965.
The Fall salmon run is well underway now. It started off good but the weather was too summer like this past week and slowed things down. Hopefully more Fall like weather will return soon because steelhead will hopefully start showing up once the water cools down. Who's ready to catch some steelhead?? The NYS Salmon River Fish Hatchery will be holding the 23rd Annual Salmon River Fish Hatchery Open House and Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information this event click here. Open Dates - I have the following days open. October 26 & 27. November 3 December 21,22,28,29 for the rest of 2019.
Water Flow: 1780 cfs and dropping Water Temp: 50-55 Hatches: BWO's, Hendrickson's, Stoneflies. Fishing on the West Branch of the Ausable is comparable to early spring conditions. Concentrate on close to the bank in the pocket water with bigger nymphs ( Pats' Rubber Leg, Mop's and hotspot attractor patterns. Streamers tied on jig hooks with tungsten bead jigged and stripped have been working well in the deep soft water. I have limited dates available in June (I'm taking a fishing vacation to Montana at the end of the month ;-) ) and early July. If you haven't booked your dates for the Fall on the Salmon River, don't wait I have very few open dates thru early December, below is what I have open. September 14,15. October 26,27. November 2,3,8. December 1,14,15,16. I will being doing a handful of afternoon trips in late Sept thru the first week of Oct during the salmon run. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in that. *** Please note*** My new phone number to contact me is (518) 495-2965 call or text for trips or information.
The 2018/2019 Salmon River season is a wrap and what a great season it was. I want to thank everyone who booked with me this season. I know I converted more clients over to swinging flies this year and looking forward to teaching more clients the swing game was strong this year. If you haven't booked your dates for the fall, don't wait any longer. I have only 2 days left for the Salmon Run and only a couple of days open thru mid December.
It's hard to believe we're down to about two and half months of steelhead fishing left this season and what a season. If your looking to get in on the action before it ends in early May now is the time to book a trip. Here are my open dates I have left - March 24, April 6,7,13,14 & 28. I will begin trout trips on the Ausable May 15, if your interested in any of these dates email me or message me on social media.
Paul's Guide Service and the Douglaston Salmon Run have teamed up again for a Winter Special now thru March 31, 2019. To book it or more information send me a message or e-mail me here.
Brookfield is going to a new website for the flow forecast. I've screen shot a few views of it, note the new phone number too. The new site is safewaters, click here and bookmark it for future reference.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been very good this fall, good numbers of fish and multi year classes from 4lb fish to fish in the mid teens. Some of the fish up river are starting to settle into winter holding water, but lower in the river there are plenty of fish moving up river in transitional holding water. I will be teaming up with the Douglaston Salmon Run running another "Winter Special", look for that coming out soon. You can e-mail me for details now if you want to get in on it sooner. Echo Flyfishing is coming out with some new spey rods for 2019 check them out at Echo Flyfishing. I'm looking forward to adding a few of these to my arsenal for 2019.
Steelhead are here now! The lower end of the Salmon River is fishing really well for steelhead as they migrate up the river to feed on salmon eggs. Seems this years run is bigger and kicking butt!