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.
March 31, 2020
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.
September 24, 2019
The Fall salmon run is well underway now. It started off good but the weather was too summer like this past week and slowed things down. Hopefully more Fall like weather will return soon because steelhead will hopefully start showing up once the water cools down. Who's ready to catch some steelhead?? The NYS Salmon River Fish Hatchery will be holding the 23rd Annual Salmon River Fish Hatchery Open House and Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information this event click here. Open Dates - I have the following days open. October 26 & 27. November 3 December 21,22,28,29 for the rest of 2019.
October 17, 2018
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!
September 10, 2018
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.
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.
May 16, 2018
Steelhead Season is a wrap. I want to thank all my clients for a great season and looking forward to seeing you all next season. If you haven't already booked your dates for the upcoming fall, now is the time to book your dates so you don't miss out on a great season.
February 6, 2018
Check out a recent article I wrote for Echo Fly Fishing "Common Mistakes Swinging Flies on Your Two-Hander." Click here to read it. Raft & Gear - Photo By Brad Loperfido
December 22, 2017
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 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.