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.
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.
Here is my open dates for the Fall that have opened up. October 17, November 1, 22 December 5,6. Email, call, message me any of my social media sites or text 518-495-2965.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.