Conserving the Salmon River
Born as a trickle in the wilderness foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the Salmon swells to a wild, majestic river as it courses through the rugged “north country” of New York on its way to Lake Ontario.
Great fishing on the Salmon River has been recorded as far back as the 1600, when Iroquois tribesman marveled at the teeming bounty of the Atlantic salmon run. Many things have changed since then, but the fishing remains spectacular.
The stretch known as the Douglaston Salmon Run is two and a half miles at the lower end of the river, where the fish first enter the river from the Estuary in Port Ontario and where they are the most fresh and undisturbed.
Conservation in sports fishing
The Douglaston Salmon Run promotes sport fishing through conservation and education, providiing a safe, clean and enjoyable fishing experience now and in days to come. Working with local and state fisheries management agencies, the DSR has been an industry leader in Catch and Release and No Kill practices on the Salmon River and in surrounding waters.
We work to maintain and promote a balanced ecosystem for the entire Salmon River fishery, focusing on environmental protection, sustainability and sound economic management.
Catch and Release
Catch and Release is enforced for all trout species and Atlantic Salmon, positively impacting not only the DSR but the entire river system. Every fish released is one that will have an opportunity to spawn and live another day for another angler.