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!
December 22, 2017
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).
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.
May 5, 2014
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!
April 28, 2014
Looks like were going to have a few more weeks of great fishing this spring. If you want to get in on some incredible fishing give me a call 315-298-3949. Limited dates available.
December 9, 2013
My buddy and I are fly anglers; we have been coming to the Salmon River for the past five years, and we’ve had awful luck. On year two, we booked a guide, and had a terrible experience. We did not get the person we thought we were booking with; camped out the entire day in the upper fly zone, and hammered the same run all day. So, we were skeptical when we decided to give a guide another try. After doing some research, I gave Paul a call, and after getting off the phone, I was optimistic that this was going to be a much better experience. I’m happy to say it was, and that Paul is a superb guide. We fished with Paul on November 22, 2013. He is a friendly, relaxed, and professional fishing guide. His knowledge of fly fishing for steelhead, and of the river, is incredibly impressive. His gear, flies, and equipment are all excellent. He brought along some switch rods that were strung up Skagit style, showed us some spey techniques, and we played around with them for a bit, which was fun; Paul is also an expert spey fisherman. However, what struck me most was how hard Paul works; he is absolutely determined to get you into fish. After five years of steelhead despair, we finally got it done. This would not have been possible without Paul, and I would not hesitate to use him again, or to recommend him to anybody making a trip up to the Salmon River. Jim M. New York, NY
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