With 2020 behind us lets hope 2021 is better for all of us. I want to thank each and every client who fished hard and worked for every bite, you guys are awesome. After a long fall season with low water, crowds and less fish around then we all would like it’s nice to take a break for a bit. My calendar for next fall is getting pretty full with everyone rebooking the same days, so if you want to book for the fall I highly suggest not waiting to long. I have a few things happening this year so be on the look out for some announcements. Stay safe and see everyone soon.
January 6, 2021
October 8, 2020
The Fall Salmon run is well under way and despite low water it has been pretty good. There has been some good pushes of fish over the past week with some brown trout and steelhead mixed in. It's almost time to breakout the two handers and start swinging, hopefully mother nature starts dumping some rain us soon. Open Dates - November 22, December 13,19,20,27. Make sure to follow and Like us on the our Social media pages for the latest pictures and updates.
March 31, 2020
NYS has put a temporary ban on guiding in New York under the "PAUSE Executive Order" until further notice. While we have already stopped doing any trips before this went into effect for everyone's safety, we're still are booking trips for the fall. This it a tough time for all of us and I've been reaching to clients about their dates booked and deposits and I want to thank all my clients who have rescheduled or have been generous to allow me to keep the deposit. If you have any questions, or want to book a date for later this year please email, text or call me at (518) 495-2965. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
February 27, 2020
Still time to get in on the “ Winter Special” - limited dates in early March. Open Dates - Spring peak dates I have open are April 4, 5, 12, 26 & May 2 & 3. Swing, Strip, skate or Indicator, pick your passion. Call or Text 518-495-2965. Trout Spey Trip’s Interested in adding another tool to your trout game? Give swinging soft hackles and streamers a try. Swinging for trout lets you fish in bigger flows and reach water you couldn’t with a single handed rod. It also lets you practice your spey skills all summer. We will be out on the Ausable and the West Canada this spring and summer. Interested, give me a call or text to discuss a trip.
December 27, 2019
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.
November 15, 2019
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.
May 30, 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.
July 11, 2018
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.
June 1, 2018
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.