TROUT Fishing on the Ausable has been very good recently, nymphing during the day or chasing hatches for some dry fly fun towards evening have been productive. The streams of central NY are fishing good as well and the Salmon River received a small stocking of some Browns that have been fun to catch especially on trout spey rods. SALMON & STEELHEAD September thru early December dates are almost all gone if you haven't booked yours, don't wait. Call, Text or Email. 518-495-2965 Paul
June 9, 2020
December 13, 2018
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.
April 16, 2018
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.
December 13, 2017
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.
November 10, 2016
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
September 15, 2015
Who's ready for the coho run?? Will you time it right when they decide to run? Interested in booking a trip it's not to late, I had Sept 19 and Oct 2 open up due to cancellations, also I have a few afternoon dates open as well. I have a couple of guides who I work closely with that have a few days open too. Give me a call or email me to discuss a trip and we'll get you hooked up. Just in (9/15) - One of the DSR river patrollers just reported that he saw at least 100 Coho and King down in the Estuary at the lower property line.
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
January 7, 2015
Cabin fever starting to set in?? Need a break from tying flies?? Or doing the "Honey Do List?" January has plenty of opportunities for the fly fisherman. The sport shows are all starting up all around, The Fly Fishing Show is make its annual rounds on the east coast and for the diehards there is plenty of decent days to get out and do some winter steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. We are still offering our "Winter Special" with Lodging at the Tailwater Lodge til the end of February, so give us a call or email to book a trip.
November 5, 2014
Lee's smile say's it all. What we lacked in salmon this year, the steelhead are making up for it. If you’re on any social media sites for the Salmon River area you will see a lot of the big steelhead being caught this year. I'm book solid thru all of November but a couple of the guides I use have some open dates. If you want to get in on some great steelhead fishing click here to contact me about booking a trip.
May 12, 2014
This season is a wrap and what a great season it was. The Salmon run started out early in August and was incredible all the way thru October with some really big kings! Steelhead season started off with a bang too and continued right thru the fall. Those early fish in the DSR made for some great takes for my clients swinging flies. Winter fishing was good if you wanted to do battle with Old Man Winter - Me, I must be getting older, I can't take those really cold days anymore. With the long winter came a extended spring season and as I type this there is still plenty of fish to be caught in the river. We saw some insane numbers come to the net and anyway you wanted to catch them. To top it all off I had Great clients/Friends, so what more could a guide ask for!! Looking forward to seeing everyone this coming season! Just think Salmon Season is only 3 1/2 months away!!! Tight Lines, Paul