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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
Fishing Report June22
Thu, June 22, 2017

The DSR went unfished today. Water flow remains at 400 cfs from the reservoir and is currently 596 cfs at Pineville.  Water temperature this morning at 8:00 was 63 degrees.

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Address:Pulaski, New York


DSR Enews: May 2017
  A word from the DSR... 
     You've probably seen the photos or heard the stories, everyone is talking about the Landlocks showing up in greater numbers this spring! More than a few anglers were lucky enough to land a 'once in a lifetime' leaper while fishing the DSR. We've put together a photo montage of the Atlantics, as well as some other notable catches this month, for your enjoyment.
     As we work thru the second half of May, anglers continue to report decent smallmouth bass activity, with 3-5 pound bass being brought to hand regularly!
  DSR Happenings     
     Trout in the Classroom

     On May 11th, DSR Assistant Manager, Emily Studdert, assisted with the stocking of Atlantic Salmon by 6th grade students at IHC School (Watertown, NY) as part of their Trout in the Classroom program sponsored by Trout Unlimited and the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club. Students reared the fish in their classroom since early winter, learning about their biology and life stages, and now they were eager to release them into their natural environment! The fish were released into Lindsey Creek (Town of Sandy Creek, NY) and while on site, students collected macro-invertebrates from the stream bed. They boldly entered the sub-50F water in sneakers and short boots, which were quickly overwhelmed with water, but not a single complaint was heard (Oh, the power of youth!). Rather, the air was filled with exclamations of joy at the insects they had found and hoped to identify. By the end of the morning, students had gained a better understanding of food web of a trout stream and were able to get their hands on insects from several different families. And, like all good stewards of the land, they rounded out their day by collecting all the trash around the site, leaving the area much cleaner than they had found it. 
     Stream Remediation

     A team of DSR Staff, Guides, and volunteers recently planted 1,600 trees along the lower end of the DSR to reduce stream erosion and improve bank stability. Volunteers planted 1,300 streamco willows and 300 hybrid poplars purchased from the NYS DEC Tree Farm in Saratoga, NY. These species are known to establish themselves quickly and are resilient to high water and damaging ice flows. 

Fishing News
DSR/Lake Ontario Charter
DSR teams up with Cold Steel Sportfishing to offer a unique fishing package. Fish for smallies at the DSR, and take a charter boat on Lake Ontario targeting Browns, Lake trout and maybe even a salmon!  At the end of the day, kick your feet up at one of the beautifully furnished, DSR lodges. Two package options available.
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Summer Salmon Seminar Aug 25-27
Trophy Angler guide service is offering the 4th annual seminar where you'll learn the 3 T’s: tackle, technique and tactics to become a successful salmon angler. Capt. George O’Brien shares his knowledge of the Salmon River and catching trophy salmon. Guests receive personalized instruction and ample opportunity to try their hand at landing fresh run salmon during the weekend. For rates and itinerary contact George O’Brien at (315) 529-3585 or go to Trophy-Angler Guide Service
DSR Announcements...
June 10-11: Conservation Weekend
FREE fishing for all members of not-for-profit conservation groups or organizations. 
Must show proof of current membership
(e.g.: Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation)
June 24-25: Family Fishing Weekend
We invite kids to come fish with parents or adults. When accompanied by a child, adult fishing pass is FREE. These dates coincide with the New York State sponsored FREE fishing weekend, no NYS fishing license is required!
Seasonal Pass for Sale
We still have a few 6.5, 9 & 12 month seasonal passes available for purchase for the 2017-18 season. Don't wait, these won't last long!  
                   *No Wait list required!  
Call (315) 298-6672 or email if interested.
                                                                           Summer Hours of Operation
 DSR will be operating on an abbreviated schedule for the summer season. Hours of operation will be 6am-5pm daily from May 15 - Aug 14. 
In Our Community...
Waterline published the Salmon River Whitewater Release schedule for Summer 2017. 
Water Release Schedule

Trout Unlimited (Tug Hill-Black River Chapter #589) holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the DSR Welcome Center. Join today and become a TU member!
Spey Nation: June 24 at the Pineville boat launch. A Spey casting and Spey fishing celebration! Free admission, free lunch and plenty of demos. Presentations begin at 9am.

Consider staying at a DSR lodge to make a weekend of it! Fully furnished with all amenities - starting at $60/night! Call 315-298-6672 for reservations and availability!
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