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470 CFS Pineville Gauge
500 CFS Dam Release

Our Policies

To rise & meet our stated mission at DSR, building mutual respect and understanding with our guests is paramount.

 

Gear Checklist

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(s)
  • Rain jacket 
  • Insulated hat & gloves
  • Breathable OR Neoprene Waders (Bootfoot or Stocking foot)
  • Studded footwear 
  • Fishing vest or backpack
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Wading staff
  • Wading belt
  • Personal flotation device(s)

Recommended Equipment

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

For Salmon….

  • Fly Fishing
    • Rods – 8-10 wt rods recommended in 9′-11′ single handed & 11′-15′ two-handed switch and spey rods
    • 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
    • Reels– 3000-5000 size reels
    • Fishing Line – 10-15lb. test monofilament line
  • Leader– 10-15 lb. monofilament or fluorocarbon leader
  • Tippet – 8-12lb fluorocarbon tippet (0x-2x)
  • Flies – Sizes #6-14
    • Egg patterns, nymph patterns, stonefly, hare’s ear, spring wiggler, wooly buggers, soft hackle wet flies, traditional salmon/steelhead patterns.
  • Split shot– assorted sizes
  • Barrel swivels – Size no. 7-12

For Steelhead & Trout…

  • Fly Fishing
    • Rods – 6-8 wt rods recommended in 9′-11′ single handed & 11′-15′ two-handed switch or spey rods
    • 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 – 10′-13′ medium-light to medium action
    • Reels– 2500-4000 size reels
    • Fishing Line – 6-10lb. test monofilament line
  • Leader– 8-10lb leader
  • Tippet – 6-8lb fluorocarbon tippet (2x-4x)
  • Flies – Sizes #6-14
    • Egg patterns, nymph patterns, stonefly, hare’s ear, spring wiggler, wooly buggers, soft hackle wet flies, traditional steelhead patterns.
  • Other -Egg sacks, beads (8 & 10 mm), and pink worms
  • Split shot– assorted sizes
  • Barrel swivels – Size no. 12-14 OR micro-swivels

General DSR Rules & Regulations 

  • Minors 17 or under must be supervised by an adult.  
  • Children 15 or under will be issued a complimentary fishing pass.
  • All guests must possess a valid NYS fishing license and DSR fishing pass; DSR passes must be in all guests possession and shall be exhibited upon request by any officer, land owner , or their agent in control of the lands or waters on which the license holder is present.  
  • DSR reserves the right to deny access to, or remove anyone from the property at any time without refund. 

Property Regulations 

  • Alcohol is NOT permitted while on the river.  All anglers of legal age agree only to consume alcohol on DSR’s property in the following situations:
    • By an individual while in an approved parking lot.
    • By an individual staying at a DSR Lodge when within the vicinity or inside of his/her lodge.
    • By an individual who is a member of a group which, at least 24 hours in advance, gained explicit approval for a group function from the DSR and which provides direct supervision of the function by someone approved by DSR Management.
  • Controlled substances, weapons or pets are NOT permitted. 
  • Carry It In / Carry It Out policy will be strictly enforced.
  • All private property rights of the DSR and its neighbors will be strictly enforced. 
  • The use of cleats or studded footwear is required.  
  • The use of polarized sunglasses for eye protection and PFDs while fishing and wading is highly recommended.

DSR Fishing Regulations 

  • Ethical fishing practice is observed and enforced at Douglaston Salmon Run.
  • Each guest must have their own stringer; giving fish to another angler to fill their stringer is prohibited.  
  • An exaggerated lift at any point in a presentation produces foul hooked fish and is NOT acceptable.  
  • ALL foul hooked fish must be broken off immediately to prevent unnecessary harm to fish, excessive foul hooking of fish is not tolerated.  
  • A breakpoint (knot or swivel) must be used to prevent added weight from sliding down the fishing line to the hook producing a snagging device. A maximum distance of 48” and a minimum of 12” from the break point & added weight to the hook will be strictly enforced.*  (See below)
  • A minimum distance of 1 rod length between anglers is strictly enforced.

Catch & Release / Limits

  • ALL trout and Atlantic salmon must be released, with undue harm as quickly as possible while utilizing proper release techniques. 
  • Guests may keep their daily limit of King or Coho salmon; 3 fish per stringer, combination of both species. 
  • Culling fish on a stringer is prohibited.
  • Catch & release must be strictly observed once a limit is obtained.

Terminal Tackle Requirements*

    Spin Fishing

  • Any weight must be placed above the required breakpoint, between the main line and leaders.
  • Weight must remain no further than 4 feet from the hook point.

Fly Fishing / Spey Fishing

  • Any weight added to a line must be placed above a breakpoint.
  • If a sink tip is being utilized, a breakpoint is NOT required.  If supplemental weight is utilized in addition to a sink tip, a breakpoint would be required.
  • Artificial flies with no more than 1/8 oz. of added weight may be used.  

Float Fishing

  • A maximum of 48” inches and a minimum of 12” distance from hook point to any additional weight.
  • ALL float rigs require a breakpoint separating leader from main line and shotline if applicable. 

Lures

  • Any hook on a lure must be attached by a ring or swivel except an artificial fly.
  • Aug.15 – Oct.31 ; Floating lures with a single hook point no more than 3.5 in. from the lure body and a 5/8 in. gap or less.

* In addition to DSR, all NYS fishing regulations apply. *

( https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31420.html

All private property rights of the DSR and its neighbors will be strictly enforced. DSR reserves the right to change regulations, deny access to, or remove anyone from its property at any time and without refund.

Season Pass Policies 

  • ALL Season Passholders are REQUIRED to Check-in via DSR Guest Services, prior to accessing the DSR property. 
    • DSR Welcome Center – Please present your DSR Season Pass to DSR Guest Services at the ticket booth window.
    • DSR Guest Services – Via Phone  – (315) 298 -6672 ext. 0 – Pass holders accessing the property via the estuary, or upper sections of the property may call to check-in.  Please leave a message indicating your FULL NAME and DATE & TIME of check-in.
  • Season pass holders must be in compliance with DSR angler release times during peak and off peak seasons.  Early access, and or general access violations are not acceptable.
  • All season passes are valid to use as client passes on guided trips, so long as the pass is valid.
  • All guests are prohibited from utilizing DSR’s property while possessing, using, or under the influence of controlled substances and alcohol.
  • All NYS & DSR rules and regulations apply.
  • All private property rights of the DSR and its neighbors will be strictly enforced. DSR reserves the right to change regulations, deny access to, or remove anyone from its property at any time and without refund.

Pass Holder Benefits

Unlimited & Guaranteed Access

Fishing access for DSR season pass holders is UNLIMITED & GUARANTEED for the term of the season pass purchased.

Guaranteed Guest Access

9 & 12 Month pass holders receive a quantity of 4 guest access discounts.  These discounts are valid for 25% OFF the Full Day fishing pass rate, and GUARANTEE access for your guest, even on a sold out date!  No reservation required.

Peak Season Early Access

Season pass holders have the privilege of accessing the DSR property 15 minutes before daily pass holders for the peak season dates of September 10 – October 31.

 

Lodging Cancellation Policy :

Peak Season – (Sep. 1 – Nov. 30)

Greater than 30 days notice : DSR retains  50% of Deposit (Refunds Remainder)

Less than 30 days notice : DSR retains 100% of Deposit

Off Peak – (Dec. 1 – Aug. 31)

ALL Cancellations : 100% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for 1 year)

Day-of Cancellations :  No Credit or Refund offered

Daily & Premium Pass Cancellation Policy :

Peak Season – (Sep. 1 – Nov. 30)

Greater than 5 Days Notice :  100% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for one year)

1 to 5 Days Notice :  50% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for one year)

Day-of Cancellations :  No Credit or Refund offered

Off Peak – (Dec. 1 – Aug. 31)

ALL Cancellations : 100% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for one year)

Day-of Cancellations :  No Credit or Refund offered

 

High Water Policy :

Year Round – (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31)

Dam Release of 2,000 CFS or greater – DSR Closes to Fishing : 100% Credit Available for Lodging and Fishing

Lodging Policies & Procedures


Check-in: 3:00 PM

Day before check-in (or sooner): Please confirm fishing pass and guest quantities via your online account. Once finalized, any remaining balance should be paid by 5pm the day before arrival.

DSR Welcome Center – Ticket Booth 301 County Route 5, Pulaski, NY 13142
At check-in guests will be provided lodge access information, along with any reserved fishing passes, parking permits.
  • Guests intending to fish prior to the 3:00 PM Check-in time may pick up reserved fishing passes during normal business hours.
  • The assigned Access Code for your lodge will become active at the published check-in time, and expire at the published check-out time.

Check-out: 10:00 AM

If you plan to fish the day of check-out, please vacate lodge and driveway by 10:00 AM. We ask you to fish from the welcome center or lodge guest parking area on your day of departure.


Cleaning Policies:

DSR Housekeeping staff will enter lodges for daily cleaning (make beds, wash dishes, replace linens, etc.).
If no housekeeping service is needed, please hang the provided ‘No Tidy’ sign (located on bulletin board) on main access doorknobof the lodge each day.
Trash that is bagged may be placed in trash bin outside lodge and will be picked up daily.

DSR’s Expectations:

For the comfort of all guests, and respect for DSR’s property, please….
  • No Smoking inside any DSR Lodges or garages
  • No Cleats or Studded footwear inside DSR Lodges 


Damages & Fees
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Lodges are inspected before and after each reservation. Any damage may result in additional fees.

Gratuities  

To ensure your token of appreciation makes it directly to the staff responsible for that lodge, gratuities should be left inside the labeled ‘Comment/Gratuity’ box affixed to the wall in the lodge common area.


River Access

Lodge guests may access the DSR property via…

  • DSR Welcome Center
  • DSR Lodge Guest Parking –  Permit Only – Seasonal Access Apr.15 – Nov. 15 – . Permits issued based on lot availability and conditions. 
  • Salmon River estuary via boat
  • Black Hole 
  • Direct from Lodge If accessing river from your lodge, stay in the lodge driveway until appropriate release time.

River Access Times  Click here 


Find My Lodge :

Deer Run Lodge

4234 State Route 13

Pulaski, NY 13142

 

Meadow Lodge

4418 State Route 13

Pulaski, NY 13142

 

Douglaston Manor Lodge

4158 State Route 13

Pulaski, NY 13142

 

River Lodge

229 County Route 5

Pulaski, NY 13142

 

Estuary Lodge

623 County Route 5

Pulaski, NY 13142

 

Salmon Run Lodge

4369 State Route 13

Pulaski, NY 13142

 

Mud Creek Lodge

4259 State Route 13

Pulaski, NY 13142

 


Please contact DSR Guest Services should you have any questions.

PHONE : (315) 298-6672 ext.0

EMAIL : [email protected]

In case of Extreme Emergency Garrett Brancy /DSR Manager / (315) 532-8323


Lodging Cancellation Policy :

Peak Season – (Sep. 1 – Nov. 25)

Greater than 30 days notice : DSR retains  50% of Deposit (Refunds Remainder)

Less than 30 days notice : DSR retains 100% of Deposit

Off Peak – (Nov. 26 – Aug. 31)

Greater than 30 days notice : Full Refund Issued

Less than 30 days notice : Full Credit Issued (Valid for 1 Year)

Fishing Pass Cancellation Policy :

Peak Season – (Sep. 1 – Nov. 25)

Greater than 5 Days  notice :  100% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for one year)

Less than 5  days notice :  50% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for one year)

Off Peak – (Nov. 26 – Aug. 31)

Greater than days notice : 100% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for one year)

Less than 30 days notice :100% Credit Issued to DSR Account (Valid for one year)

High Water Policy : Dam Release of 2,000 CFS or greater – DSR Closed to Fishing – 100% Credit Available

 

* CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS TO RESERVATIONS OR PASS DATES ARE SUBJECT TO A $10.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE

Douglaston Salmon Run

DSR Guest Pledge

  • I know time spent on the water is a special experience, I cherish camaraderie with friends and family, and I appreciate every fish brought to hand.
  • I respect other guests and their fishing techniques and avoid conflict with them.
  • I am responsible to know all NYS and DSR regulations, including zero tolerance for alcohol.
  •  I am responsible for proper species identification and practicing catch and release of trout and Atlantic salmon while maintaining ethical practice through the release.
  • I preserve a clean environment and embrace “carry it in, carry it out”.
  • I uphold these standards and expect the DSR to escort from the property any angler out of compliance.