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Beginning 6/1/18

 M-F 6am-5pm

Sat/Sun 6am-2pm

For closure notifications, please check this area, Facebook, or call our office to ensure we're open


Standing Notice

When the Salmon River’s dam release (h2oline) exceeds 2,000 cfs, the DSR will be closed to fishing and open only for office hours. DSR will return to posted fishing hours once the dam release is less than 2,000 cfs 





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Fishing Report July 21, 2018
Sat, July 21, 2018

Near perfect conditions today with variable cloud coverage with a nice breeze.  We had a half dozen anglers make their way down to the run this morning, most fished the greater part of the mor ...

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DSR Enews: May 2018
Time flies, when the fishing is good! With cooler temperatures behind us, the dog days of summer are already rapidly approaching. The smallmouth have begun to claim their residency here in the Salmon River and we look forward to the ever elusive Atlantic Salmon to continue making their appearance this summer! As we conclude the 2017/18 steelhead season, we can surely say it was a success and one for the books. Fall is just around the corner, our maintenance staff has been working tirelessly to clear our trails and prepare the Douglaston Salmon Run for the 2018 Salmon Season along with the rest of the staff here at DSR.  We are all eager to see the familiar faces continuing their salmon season traditions, while welcoming new guests to come and experience a truly world class fishery, beginning their own traditions!

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Photos Courtesy of Richard Nicoletti & Aaron Abrams 
As we begin to prepare for our upcoming 2018 salmon season, we would like to take a moment to express our most sincere gratitude for our Assistant Manager, Emily Studdert.  After 5 seasons with the Douglaston Salmon Run, Emily will be moving on to pursue a career in education, with the goal of becoming a science teacher. For the coming year, Emily will be going back to grad school and remain at DSR part time (so you'll get to see her this fall!). While Emily will be dearly missed here at DSR we are very excited for her future and know she'll be successful. Please help us thank her for all her hard work next time you see her!  

While bittersweet, we are pleased to announce Emily will be handing over the reigns to our new Assistant Manager Aaron Abrams. A familiar face to many of our guests, Aaron has spent the greater part of the last three years working here at the Douglaston Salmon Run in various positions.  With his exceptional knowledge of the fishery and the fishing industry coupled with a strong background in design and marketing, we are excited about the expertise Aaron brings to the table. Please join us in welcoming Aaron to the team!

Free Fishing Weekends!

Veterans - Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 - 28 / Active Duty and Military Veterans 

Conservation Weekend  
June 1 - 3 / Active Members of Conservation Organizations

Family Fishing Weekend 
June 8 -10 / Groups with children 15 years of age present.

Documentation or Identification is required for Military & Conservation Weekend*

Upcoming Whitewater Releases (2018)
 June 23rd / 24th - 400 CFS
July 7th / 8th - 750 CFS
July 21st / 22nd - 750 CFS
August 4th / 5th - 750 CFS
September 1st / 2nd - 750 CFS
Sportsmen Rotate
by David "Rocky" Rockwell
"Rotating a pool is also a key part of Spey Fishing and there have been many discussions with DSR Season Pass Holders, guests and guides over the years on how to implement Pool Rotation on the DSR. That was as far as this topic ever got until Garrett Brancy, DSR Manager accepted the challenge. In its planning stage, Garrett envisions the early fall period as a test & evaluation period for Meadow Pool. Why Meadow Pool?".....
Bennett's Bridge Reservoir (Upper Salmon River Reservoir)
At this year's FMAT (Flow Management Advisory Team) meeting, Brookfield Power (owner/operator of Salmon River Reservoir Dams) displayed some interesting graphs of flow data from years past, take a look!
2018 Lodging Reservations -
We still have lodges available to reserve on the shoulders of the salmon season as well as the heart of steelhead season.  Check out our lodging availability calendar then give us a call to make a reservation!  Call (315) 298-6672  ext.0
Lodge Availability Calendar
New Lodging Deposit & Rebooking Policy
We will be adjusting policies for lodging deposits and booking, implimenting a mandatory 25% deposit at the end of the stay in order to reserve your lodging for the following season. This new policy will be effective for the 2018 season. We will be contacting all 2018 lodge guests directly in the coming months with more details. Please feel free contact us with any questions. 
12, 9 and 6.5 month passes: AVAILABLE 
Plan ahead and get your 12, 9, or 6.5, month seasonal pass for the 2018-19 salmon and steelhead seasons. A DSR Seasonal pass gives you GUARANTEED and UNLIMITED access for the term of the pass. Day passes have already begun to sell out! Guarantee your access now! CALL (315) 298-6672 or email if interested.
Day Passes Available for Purchase Online
Full Day access passes are now available for purchase on the DSR website. Anglers may purchase passes for any day through the end of 2018. Don't wait, reserve your place on the run today. Peak dates are selling fast!
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Holiday Weekend Pricing
DSR recently implemented holiday pricing for all passes purchased during three holiday weekends during peak season this year:
  • Labor Day (Aug 31 - Sept 3). Full day passes are $60.00 daily
  • Columbus Day Weekend (Oct 5-8) Full day passes are $85.00 daily
  • Veteran's Day Weekend (Nov 9-12) Full day passes are $75.00 daily
 Lodge Guest fishing pass prices will NOT be affected by
holiday rate change for 2018.*

DSR Clothing & Merchandise Sale
We still have select styles, sizes and colors of DSR clothing and merchandise marked down to clearance prices. Take a look at the clothing rack in the Welcome Center, or shop online for great deals on some of your favorite DSR garb; T-Shirts, fishing shirts and pint glasses! Select styles and sizes only. 
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2017 Annual Report / State of the Lake

The Lake Ontario ecosystem has undergone dramatic change since early European settlement, primarily due to human influences on the Lake and its watershed (Smith 1995; Christie 1973). The native fish community was comprised of a diverse forage base underpinned by coregonines (whitefish) and sculpins, with Atlantic salmon, lake trout and burbot as the dominant piscivores (fish-eaters) in the system. Nearshore waters were home to a host of warmwater fishes including yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake sturgeon, and American eel. The dominant prey species in nearshore areas included emerald and spottail shiners.....

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If you’re looking for a new means to let people at home base know where you are in the backcountry (or perhaps keep tabs on guide clients, etc.) check out LynQ,  a people tracking device that works without smartphones, apps or Wi-Fi connectivity and shows the location of people relative to each other up to 3 miles.  It’s a great way for anglers to stay connected outdoors because you can set up meeting locations and even define an area that will alert the group if someone leaves it....

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Green Pond Sportsman's Club - Memberships Available!

Are you interested in doing some deer hunting while you're up fishing for salmon? Our friends at Green Pond Sportsman's Club have memberships available;

• 1,500 acre lease (approx.)
• Cabin
• Hunting for Deer, Turkey, Grouse, Waterfowl 
• Great fishing on several small lakes within lease
• Dues are $900 per year
• Spouses and children in school, hunt for free.

The cabin is nestled next to Green Pond, a beautiful, small lake, and can be used in spring, summer, and fall –great for family vacations, hunting, fishing, and just relaxing. Cabin has multiple rooms and beds, indoor plumbing, propane generator, TV, and kitchen. Trails throughout the property are great for ATV riding and connect with the Altmar ATV clubs trails!
For more information, please contact:
Jim: 315-591-4082
Mike: 315-529-0675

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