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.
December 27, 2019
May 13, 2019
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.
February 26, 2019
It's hard to believe we're down to about two and half months of steelhead fishing left this season and what a season. If your looking to get in on the action before it ends in early May now is the time to book a trip. Here are my open dates I have left - March 24, April 6,7,13,14 & 28. I will begin trout trips on the Ausable May 15, if your interested in any of these dates email me or message me on social media.
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.
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!
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.
April 4, 2018
May 5th & 6th just opened up due to a cancellation. Prime time on the Salmon River to swing, strip big streamers or skate dry flies for steelhead. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail.
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.
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