Dec 3 - Dec 16
6:45 AM - 5:15 PM


DSR will close to fishing 

in the event the Dam Release 

exceeds 2000 CFS.


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PM Passes -       11:45 PM

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Fishing Report December 5
Sun, December 5, 2021

Well the weather cooperated a lot more today (in terms of the wind) but we can't say the same thing for the fish. Consistent consensus today was that it was "not as good as yesterday, the fish are ...

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March / April 2018 ENews

DSR Enews: March / April 2018
As we transition into spring, the significant numbers of steelhead we have seen over the course of the winter should make for spectacular drop back steelhead fishing!  While February and the beginning of March were nothing short of fantastic, steelhead fishing slowed down a bit in the later half of March.  Recently, anglers have contended with high water conditions and a slower bight as the trout transition into spawning stages, with a just a trickle of fresh fish coming into the river.  As the steelhead begin to transition back into the lake, we will see Atlantic salmon (already one reported caught!) and smallmouth bass claiming residency as the water begins to warm.  We encourage anyone who hasn't experienced the smallmouth bass and Atlantic salmon fishing in the spring and summer here at Douglaston Salmon Run to come out and give it a shot!
DSR Fishing Report
Photos Courtesy of Aaron Abrams
Fall is just around the corner: Although old man winter may be slow to release his snowy grip, all of us at the DSR have been busy prepping for the 2018 fall salmon season. We are excited to announce several new plans in the works which include; improvements to our River Patrol operations, enhanced educational materials, and a new day pass system. Other projects include; river restoration, a modification to the season pass holder guest pass policy, and a TRIAL special regulations area at Meadow Run. Details on each of these projects are included in the sections below. Join us, in our continuous pursuit of improving the guest fishing experience by sharing your feedback!
Plans for 2018:
River Patrol: Last year we made great progress toward increasing the effectiveness of our River Patrol with the addition of our two-way radio system, River Patrol Team Leaders, and of course, the chartreuse hats! This year, we continue our progress by implementing a new day pass, transitioning to a waterproof wristband pass.  Be on the lookout for a new DSR map and other great educational materials!

Improving Angling Opportunities: Barring unforeseen environmental conditions, this August we’ll implement our stream restoration project in the Chute and S-curve area. Once that project is complete, we’ll begin evaluating other areas of DSR for future restoration projects. We expect this project to greatly improve aquatic habitat in this area as well as increase the angling opportunities for our guests in that area.

Guest Access Passes: After receiving constructive feedback from our season pass holders, DSR revised our season pass holder guest pass policy. Specifically, we wanted to ease trip planning by offering guaranteed access to season pass holders using guest passes.

                  Season pass holders will now receive 4 Half Day Coupons....
  • These coupons GUARANTEE ACCESS on ANY DAY. 
  • Coupons are for 50% OFF the cost of the fishing pass rate. 
    • Coupons are valid for one time use on pass holders choice of....
      • 50% OFF AM Pass
      • 50% OFF PM Pass
      • OR Combine 2 Coupons for 50% off a Full Day Pass
Summer Hours of Operation (May 15 – Aug 14, 2018): This year, DSR sets minimum summer hours of 6am-2pm daily. Hours may be expanded based on staff availability. Watch the left side bar of DSR’s website for up to date hours of operation.

Early Access: Valid early access dates for 2018 will be slightly shortened to September 10th – October 31st (previously Sep 10 – Nov 14). After a review of our angler pass use data, DSR discovered that most anglers fishing in the November 1-14 time frame had early access privileges, thus decreasing the overall impact of the early access system. Based on our observations, we believe the lower angler count of 65 guests (beginning Nov 1) provides all anglers with quality angling opportunities.
 *Early Access applies to DSR Lodge Guests, DSR Guides and Clients, and DSR Season Pass Holders. 

Trial Special Regulations Area at Meadow Run: 
As an essential DSR core value - being innovative in the sporting tradition, we will implement a trial special regulations area at the Meadow Run from September 10th - October 21st, 2018...
From September 10th - 30th the following will apply:
From October 1st - 21st the following will apply:
  • Angler Rotation ( Step Cast  )
  • Catch & Release of ALL Species
After the trial period has past, Meadow Run will return to the same regulations and privileges as the rest of the DSR for the remainder of the 2018-19 season unless otherwise noted. 

We acknowledge this is a very new direction for DSR. Yet, we see this as an opportunity to explore and assess where, how and if these special regulations might fit into DSR’s future, both individually and collectively. We may discover that it is too impractical to execute all three regulations in the same area or too exclusive. By the same token, we may discover that our guests truly enjoy the atmosphere and culture that a specialized area or one of the regulations creates. So we’re going to give it a try! We sincerely hope you’ll join us and support the spirit and intent of this experimental trial to further conserve the wonderful resource we all enjoy and sharing it with our fellow like-minded guests.
DSR will release more information about the trial special regulations area in an upcoming Enews letter. We encourage all guests to contact us with their questions and feedback so that we can address concerns and further incorporate recommendations into this trial special regulations area.
2018 Lodging Reservations -
We still have lodges available to reserve on the shoulders of the salmon season as well as the heart of steelhead season.  Check out our lodging availability calendar then give us a call to make a reservation!  Call (315) 298-6672  ext.0
Lodge Availability Calendar
12, 9 and 6.5 month passes: AVAILABLE 
Plan ahead and get your 12, 9, or 6.5, month seasonal pass for the 2018-19 salmon and steelhead seasons. A DSR Seasonal pass gives you GUARANTEED and UNLIMITED access for the term of the pass. Day passes have already begun to sell out! Guarantee your access now! CALL (315) 298-6672 or email if interested.
Day Passes Available for Purchase Online
Full Day access passes are now available for purchase on the DSR website. Anglers may purchase passes for any day thru the end of 2018. Don't wait, reserve your place on the run today. Peak dates are selling fast!
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Holiday Weekend Pricing
DSR recently implemented holiday pricing for all passes purchased during three holiday weekends during peak season this year:
  • Labor Day (Aug 31 - Sept 3). Full day passes are $60.00 daily
  • Columbus Day Weekend (Oct 5-8) Full day passes are $85.00 daily
  • Veteran's Day Weekend (Nov 9-12) Full day passes are $75.00 daily
 Lodge Guest fishing pass prices will NOT be affected by
holiday rate change for 2018.*

DSR Clothing & Merchandise Sale
We still have select styles, sizes and colors of DSR clothing and merchandise marked down to clearance prices. Take a look at the clothing rack in the Welcome Center, or shop online for great deals on some of your favorite DSR garb; T-Shirts, fishing shirts and pint glasses! Select styles and sizes only. 
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From the NYS Dept Environmental Conservation:

Salmon River Fisheries Management Plan (draft): Notice of Public Comment Period

Draft Salmon River Fisheries Management Plan is available for public comment until April 20, 2018. The Salmon River (Oswego County) supports an exceptional amount of sportfishing effort which, in some years, has exceeded one million angler hours and surpassed the Lake Ontario open-lake boat angler effort. This tremendous angler effort, which occurs in a relatively short length of river, presents significant fisheries management and societal challenges...
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2018 Steelhead Egg Take

The Salmon River Hatchery recently completed the 2018 Steelhead egg take. 

Watch a video about the egg take process (video footage is from Fall 2017 salmon egg take), or check out the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's own YouTube channel here for other great videos.

DEC: Lake Ontario anglers can assist coho salmon study by supplying fish heads 

The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Canadian fishery officials are assessing the effectiveness of their coho salmon stocking efforts in Lake Ontario in a unique way.

They’re asking anglers to cut off the heads of fish they decide to keep and put them in freezers in various locations across the lake’s south shore, in addition to filling a form seeking additional information about each fish....

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Green Pond Sportsman's Club - Memberships Available!

Are you interested in doing some deer hunting while you're up fishing for salmon? Our friends at Green Pond Sportsman's Club have memberships available;

• 1,500 acre lease (approx.)
• Cabin
• Hunting for Deer, Turkey, Grouse, Waterfowl 
• Great fishing on several small lakes within lease
• Dues are $900 per year
• Spouses and children in school, hunt for free.

The cabin is nestled next to Green Pond, a beautiful, small lake, and can be used in spring, summer, and fall –great for family vacations, hunting, fishing, and just relaxing. Cabin has multiple rooms and beds, indoor plumbing, propane generator, TV, and kitchen. Trails throughout the property are great for ATV riding and connect with the Altmar ATV clubs trails!
For more information, please contact:
Jim: 315-591-4082
Mike: 315-529-0675

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