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Fishing Report
Fishing Report December 15
Sun, December 15, 2019

Tough day on the run today.  The wind roared out of the West gusting to 40 mph and all anglers had a tough time on the run. Of the fifteen or so anglers that brav ...

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Make Sure You Bring

Fishing in this neck of the woods has its own requirements, and a little preparation can go a long way toward making your visit to Douglaston Salmon Run comfortable, safe, and satisfying.

 

Clothing

The weather around here can go to extremes-sometimes in the same day! So you want to be prepared for just about anything. Our advice is to dress in layers.

  • Moisture-wicking layer
  • Insulating layer
  • Rain gear and/or wind breaker (in earth tones that don't spook the fish!)
  • Insulated hat and gloves
  • Full waders; breathable stocking foot with wading boots or neoprene boot/stocking foot
  • Fishing vest/back pack
  • Polarized sun glasses
  • Wading staffs, wader belts, and personal flotation devices

And if there's anything you've forgotten, there's a store nearby that can provide just what you need. Check out our list of local retail operations. In addition, corkers (stream cleats) are always a good idea, but they are absolutely required for any fishing after Nov. 1.

 

Equipment

From many years of fishing the river we have a pretty good idea of what works best.

 

For Salmon We Recommend

  • Fly rods- 8-10 wt rods recommended in 9'-11' single handed and 11'-15' two-handed switch and spey rods
  • Fly reels- 150-yd backing capacity with strong, smooth drag. Mid to large arbor reels recommended
  • Fly line- 8-10 weight forward (WF) floating lines
  • Spinning rods- 10'-13' medium to medium heavy action
  • Spinning reels- 3000-5000 size reels
  • Spinning line- 10-15lb. test monofilament line
  • Flies-Sizes 6-14. Egg patterns, nymph patterns, stonefly, hare's egg, spring wiggler, wooly buggers, soft hackle wet flies, traditional steelhead patterns
  • Leader/tippet- 10-15lb leader and 8-12lb fluorocarbon tippet (0x-2x)
  • Split shot- assorted sizes
  • Barrel swivels- size 7-12

For Steelhead & Trout We Recommend

  • Fly rods- 6-8 wt rods recommended in 9'-11' single handed and 11'-15' two-handed switch and spey rods
  • Fly reels- 150-yd backing capacity with strong, smooth drag. Mid to large arbor reels recommended
  • Fly line- 6-8 weight forward (WF) floating lines
  • Spinning rods/float rods- 10'-13' medium-light to medium action
  • Spinning reels- 2500-4000 size reels
  • Spinning line- 6-10lb. test monofilament line
  • Flies-Sizes 6-14. Egg patterns, nymph patterns, stonefly, hare's egg, spring wiggler, wooly buggers, soft hackle wet flies, traditional steelhead patterns
  • Egg sacks, beads (8&10mm), and pink worms
  • Leader/tippet- 8-10lb leader with 6-8lb fluorocarbon tippet (2x-4x)
  • Split shot- assorted sizes
  • Barrel swivels- size 12-14 or micro-swivels