Silver Bullets And Brown Trout

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!  

The Fat Lady Is Almost Singing

 

The 2018 Salmon Season in the Douglaston Salmon Run is starting to wind down on the lower end of the river.  It’s been a good run overall with a few good runs and a steady trickle everyday making everyone happy.  Recent rains will help provide some cover for the steelhead entering the river and flush out some of the leaves that have started to drop already setting up some great fishing.  My November is booked solid and early December is getting there, so If you want to get in on some great steelhead fishing in mid December when the crowds start to disappear contact me about a trip now before it’s too late.

“Gearing Up for Fall”

You maybe ready for the fall run, but is your gear?  Checkout the “Gearing Up For Fall” article I recently wrote on Echo Fly Fishing.

 

Looking to book a trip?  Shoot me a email to discuss one.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall Salmon Run

Reports from the lake this summer have been incredible, charter captains are report easy limits most days. Looks like another great salmon run this year. Now is the time to book your fall dates if you haven’t already. Limited dates available.

Ausable Report

 

The West Branch of the Ausable has been fishing pretty good  recently.  Water flows are dropping to summer time lows, water temps are mid 50′s-60 still.  Tight line nymphing has been the most productive technique by far, getting down and dirty with nymphs has produced some incredible client days along with some quality fish.

Best patterns nymphing have been: Frenchie, Pat’s Rubber Leg Stone, Sexy Walts worm and a Rainbow Warrior in sizes 8 to 16.  

Looking to book a trip, contact us here.

Ausable Trout Trips

 

Prime dates available for trout trips on the West Branch of the Ausable. The Ausable is known for it’s great pocket water and awesome dry fly fishing.  For more information or to book a trip you can contact us here.

Open Dates

 

May 5th & 6th just opened up due to a cancellation. Prime time on the Salmon River to swing, strip big streamers or skate dry flies for steelhead. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail.

Ice Sac Fry

Mother Nature decided to start the spring thaw a little early so we’re tying up some Ice Sac Fry patterns.

Hook: Your Choice

Thread: UTC 140 White

Body: Pearl Flashabou

Wing: Ripple Ice Fiber Minnow Mix, Ripple Ice Fiber Olive

Sac: Orange Ice Dub

Eyes: 3D living eyes

Take a black marker and give the olive wing a few stripes.

Winter Special

 

The Douglaston Salmon Run and Paul’s Guide Service are excited to announce a Winter Lodging/Fishing Package valid now through Mar 31, 2018.

Come spend a day fly fishing for Steelhead with Paul’s Guide Service, and spend two nights in a cozy DSR lodge, DSR fishing passes are included! Plus, you have the option to purchase discounted day passes for the duration of your stay!  We have a one angler rate also, contact us for that!

Don’t wait, contact  Paul to reserve your trip today!

Winter Steelhead

Winter is in full effect right now on the Salmon River.   The lake effect snow and single digits at night means slush will start being a factor. Here are a few tips to help you be successful.

No need to start at first light.  Usually the bite doesn’t start til the sun hits the water and the air temp rises.
Fish slow and deep especially in higher flows.
Fish flies you have confidence in.
Concentrate on the guts and tail-out of pools.
Dress appropriately, wear layers  and it help to be in a drift boat with heaters.