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Fishing Report
Just Three Weeks
Thu, July 24, 2014

The summer is flying by here at the DSR. “36” seems like it was just yesterday and we are now exactly three weeks away from the traditional DSR opener, readily awaiting that first salmo ...

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Address:Pulaski, New York

Trout and DSR Acclimate to New Surroundings

Green May flyOver the past several years, there has been a growing desire from guests of the DSR to see a summer fishery on the Salmon River. In May, the DSR began offering summer hours and a trial day pass rate to give guests an opportunity to find out just what lurks down on the run from May to August.

In addition, brown trout were stocked to provide additional fishing opportunity for guests. Shortly after the fish were stocked, guests began to ask about the type and timing of  hatches that occur on the Salmon River.
Brown Trout
“Honestly, I didn’t know more than the very basics," said DSR River manager Garrett Brancy, "especially when the discussion moved to dry flies”. Brancy's angling focus had been on traditional nymphing and fishing egg patterns for lake run browns and steelhead. Until now, that is. With the introduction of summer trout fishing, dry fly fishing is a new venture he is quickly learning a lot more about.

“It has been a great growing experience for the DSR and for me personally," said the Eastern PA native. "As anglers, we are always interested in a new challenge, whether exploring new methods, new waters, or new opportunities. I’m having a lot of fun learning the entomology, patterns, and specific angling requirements to be an effective dry fly fisherman." Brancy adds that his casting ability may need a bit more time to perfect! 

In the few short weeks since stocking DSR waters, it appears the browns have acclimated well to their new home. A sure sign has been increased surface activity, especially in the evening.

“Learning about this natural feeding cycle has prompted us to offer additional hours in the evening for guests wishing to fish the spinner fall," said Brancy. Not surprisingly, rising trout have coincided with a hatch of larger mayflies, such as the prominent green drake. Catching fish on spinner imitations has proven effective, helping to verify the health of stocked fish by denoting their adipose fin clip. This exercise in fish identification has added another element to the experience for Brancy and others.

“We’ve been delighted by the response from guests exploring the DSR this summer and we look forward to learning more about our fishery as the summer progresses.” Stay tuned for more updates on fishing, insects, and status of the trout!

The DSR is open for Summer Fishing from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm until further notice. NOTE: New summer fishing rate - $20/day.