First Trip of the season

Started my river trips for the season on Sunday and it was pretty slow. We saw more fish going back to the lake at daylight then we saw swimming upstream the rest of the day, which is pretty common this time of the year.
If your looking to book Steelhead dates in November I have very few left, don’t wait.

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18 Mile Creek (Burt Dam) Warning Issued over contamination

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new public health assessment from the New York State Department of Health warns people to stay away from the soil and sediment near Eighteen mile Creek in Niagara County.

Experts say touching and handling the soil around the creek could harm people’s health. The report also offers a stern message for fishermen to avoid eating any fish from the creek.

Learn more – Read the state’s report

 

 

Fish ID – Take A Few Seconds To Know

 

Is it a Brown Trout or Atlantic??? This is always a topic of discussion on the fishing forum’s and social media . Since the fall run is quickly approaching, here is a ID Chart from Sea Grant to help you identify them. To see the full ID chart from Sea Grant, click here.

Upcoming Events

The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be at the Tailwater Lodge June 20, 2014.

 

Spey Nation Spey Clave Event on June 21, 2017 at the Pineville DEC parking lot.

 

Celebrate Fishing Show and Sale July 12, 2014 at the Salmon River Sport Fishing Museum on Rt13.

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.

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.