It’s hard to believe its early November already, where did the fall go? Everyone has steelhead fishing and hunting season on the brain, including myself; I’m looking forward to spending time in the woods with friends and family starting next Saturday. Fishing on the Salmon River is back to real steelhead fishing, very humbling for most guys; you have to work hard for every fish, covering lots of water effectively, changing flies often, and thinking out of the box on the heavy pressured water to find a couple each day. So get out there and enjoy yourself and time on the water with friends. - Paul
November 10, 2016
September 23, 2016
The 2016 salmon season is underway and picking up speed each day. I think I have seen more salmon in the river this season then all of last year, well almost. The past few days a few hundred fish have been entering the river with no "Big Run" yet. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, so hopefully that might trigger the first big run of the year (fingers crossed).
May 24, 2016
#16 Frenchie The West Branch Ausable River has been fishing very good. Good hatches of Hendrickson's, March Browns and Caddis have been coming off. This weekend we jumped around covering a lot of water tight line nymphing and it was very productive using Frenchies on the top fly and constantly changing the anchor fly, but 90% of our fish were on the Frenchie. The Douglaston Salmon Run recently stocked 500 trout from 8" to 20" down the run. Fishing for these fish is a great opportunity to learn the water at summer flows (185 cfs) for the upcoming fall season. Brown trout and smallmouth bass are a blast to catch on light tackle. If your looking to book a trip, now is the time, give me a call (518) 495-2965. .
February 4, 2016
The calendar may say February but it feels like Spring and that means trout fishing. We will being doing trips on the Ausable in the ADK's along with trips on central NY streams. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail to book your trip.
September 23, 2015
The Salmon run on the Salmon River is off to a slower start then what everyone had hoped for this fall. So far we have not seen a big run, everyday its a steady trickle to small pods coming thru the Douglaston Salmon Run section of the river. As you can see by Jay's smile it only takes a few in the net to make it all worth it. Still looking for last minute dates?? I only have the Friday October 2nd open due to a cancellation for Salmon. I do have a couple of other guides with a few dates left, don't wait to get in this years run. For the latest reports and pictures make to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
August 11, 2015
Salmon season is just around the corner. Hopefully we should see a good run based on statistics and hope mother nature is in our favor this fall. A good source was fishing in the Douglaston Salmon Run Sunday and saw a few salmon moving thru. Could we have another year with a early run? If you haven't booked your dates now is the time, I have only a few days open but I have a couple of other guides working for me that may have it open. Paul
June 9, 2015
I was up on the Ausable River in Wilmington over the past week and the fishing was great, plenty of hatches coming off for the dry fly angler from mid day on and nymphing was good all day. Here are my clients tight line nymphing thru some very productive pocket water on the Ausable. A #16 Frenchie and #8 Rubber Leg Stone Fly are a great set up on the Ausable, this nice Brown got fooled by the frenchie. I have limited dates left for trout fishing trips, if you would like to book one give me a call or click on the contact tab to e-mail me.
The 2015 Salmon Run is quickly approaching and now is the time to get your dates booked if you already haven't. Come join me at the Douglaston Salmon Run for a great day on the water this Fall.
April 16, 2015
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Fishing on the Salmon River has been tough for the first half of April, Hopefully were over the hump and good days are ahead of us. The flows are still high on the Salmon River but we shouldn't see it any higher hopefully unless we get some rain. Rumors say the hatchery is done collecting eggs and the hatchery has plenty of adult steelhead in it waiting to drop back into the river. The ice on the eastern end Lake Ontario is finally gone and that opens the inshore brown trout fishing. Guides do get to fish once in a while.