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.
February 27, 2020
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!
September 23, 2016
The 2016 salmon season is underway and picking up speed each day. I think I have seen more salmon in the river this season then all of last year, well almost. The past few days a few hundred fish have been entering the river with no "Big Run" yet. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, so hopefully that might trigger the first big run of the year (fingers crossed).
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.
April 13, 2015
Fishing on the Salmon River has been tough for the first half of April, Hopefully were over the hump and good days are ahead of us. The flows are still high on the Salmon River but we shouldn't see it any higher hopefully unless we get some rain. Rumors say the hatchery is done collecting eggs and the hatchery has plenty of adult steelhead in it waiting to drop back into the river. The ice on the eastern end Lake Ontario is finally gone and that opens the inshore brown trout fishing. Guides do get to fish once in a while.
September 29, 2014
Fishing remains slow and everyone has theories to where the fish are or even if we are going to get a decent return of fish this year. Is it because of the flood in 2010? Low water and lack of eggs at the hatchery in 2011?? The cold winter and colder then normal lake temperatures this year?? Or 60% of last years fish at the hatchery last year were two year olds (this years fish) Or all the above. Only time will tell. As I type this there has been some fish showing up at the mouth staged in front. On the plus side there are some Steelhead in the river, if you try to target them you could be rewarded like Blake here in the picture above.
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
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!
September 16, 2013
This year there are some really big king salmon making their annual spawning run up the Salmon River. We have topped the 30lb mark over a dozen times this season. 44" x 25" 42" x 24"
August 28, 2013
The time of year everyone is waiting for is upon us - the salmon run. The Annual white water release is back on this year after a years drought. The release this weekend should pull some fish in the river. Until 9:00 PM tomorrow, Thu, 185 CFS From 9:00 PM tomorrow until 9:00 PM Fri, 335 CFS From 9:00 PM Fri, until 9:00 PM Sun, 750 CFS From 9:00 PM Sun, until 11:59 PM Sun, 335 CFS Salmon have been making their way into the river for a few weeks now, not a big run yet, but enough to keep your attention. There has been a good number of BIG kings caught on the lake the past few weeks, so bring your A game and some spare equipment. I do have a couple of days open, so if you haven't booked your trip, now is the time. Paul