Hours of Operation

6:45 AM - 5:15 PM


 CLOSED 

Christmas Day 12/25/18

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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
Fishing Report 12/13/18
Thu, December 13, 2018

Anglers reported a mix of activity, some hooked into double digits while others had a tough time getting a single tug. Skill level plays a large role this time of year, as does technique, but one t ...

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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-yrd 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 florocarbon 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-yrd 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 florocarbon tippet (2x-4x)
  • Split shot- assorted sizes
  • Barrel swivels- size 12-14 or micro-swivels