DSR - Where the Fish are Fresh
A Little Slice of Heaven
Fishing at the DSR offers guests an unforgettable, private water experience. Whether wading or fishing from a driftboat, anglers in every season find fishing high quality, low pressure, and easily accessible. With helpful river keepers available year round, the Salmon River is one of the most desirable fishing destinations in the Northeast.
Located at the first 2.5 miles of the Salmon River, the DSR is where steelhead, King and Coho salmon, and hearty brown trout first enter the estuary on their annual spawning trip upriver. Fresh from the estuary, the fish in the SR are unpressured and ready for all the action you can give them. Twelve designated fishing holes, shown live on this Bing Earth map, give you the best chance to meet up with all the fight you can handle.
The Best Experience on the River
Buy a DSR pass for the memorable fishing experience you've always wanted. It's yours. Today. At the DSR. We recommend getting your DSR pass online before you head out to the river.
There are more than a few good reasons to buy a DSR pass. You won't experience shoulder to shoulder casting or trash strewn banks. On-site river keepers and your fellow fishermen keep the DSR respectful and tuned to the natural rhythms of the river.
NYS Fishing License Required
Before you fish at the DSR, or anywhere on the Salmon, you'll need a NYS fishing license. Buy your NYS-DEC Fishing License here or in person at one of these local merchants in the Salmon River area.
DSR Season Passes
Douglaston Salmon Run offers a limited number of Annual and Steelhead season fishing passes each year.
Annual Season Passes are $500 for unlimited fishing at the DSR from season open, Aug.15, 2013 to season close, May 14, 2014. There is currently a 2-5 year waiting list for the unlimited Annual Season Pass.
For more information: DSR Season Pass Information
Limited Season Steelhead passes for 2013-14 fishing season are $300 and are currently available by calling 315-298-6672.
For more information: Limited Season Steelhead Pass
DSR Pass Guidelines
A limited number of Steelhead Season Passes are available on a first come first served basis.
Anglers may only purchase a Season Pass OR a Steelhead Season Pass, not both.
After purchasing a Steelhead Season Pass, if the angler wishes to again apply for a standard Season Pass he will be placed at the end of the season pass waiting list and will have to wait for the opportunity to purchase a Season Pass.
This can be done while holding a current Steelhead Season Pass. However, if the opportunity arises only one or the other may be purchased.
Catch and Release Policy
As in the past, official DSR policy is 100% catch and release for ALL trout species and Atlantic salmon.
Our staff will aid anglers with fish ID and proper catch and release techniques.
We hope all experienced DSR fishermen will continue to educate daily anglers with proper species identification.