Upcoming Outings: June 2018 Update

Gunpowder River, Maryland

Due to poor water conditions, our trip to the Gunpowder River in May had to be postponed & rescheduled. Here is the NEW date:

Gunpowder River: On Thursday afternoon, June 14th, we will fish the Gunpowder River’s Sulphur hatch in northern Baltimore County, MD.

Departure Time: We will leave Frederick at 2:00 PM & meet at the Exit #56 (Route 144 / East Patrick Street Exit), Park-&-Ride lot off of I-70 to carpool to the Gunpowder.

If you are interested in attending this Outing, contact us.

Outing to Pulaski, New York: October 11-14

By Dan Neuland

Now is the time to book campsites at Selkirk Shores State Park and reserve passes at the Douglaston Salmon Run (DSR), for the annual PVFF trip to the Salmon River in upstate New York. Loop A has many open sites at this time and there are a limited number of DSR passes available. For many PVFF members, the annual trip to the town of Pulaski is the highlight of the fishing season. Whether you fish the private waters of the DSR or upstream on the 13 miles of public water, landing a 15 to 30 pound Chinook or Coho salmon on a fly rod is a challenge and certainly a trophy to be admired.

There is sure to be Steelhead and Brown Trout in the mix and some Atlantic Salmon as well. For access to the private water of the Douglaston Salmon Run, a daily pass must be purchased online on the DSR website and passes will sell-out. Past experience has proven that fishing the private waters of the DSR is worth the $75.00 a day rod fee. Youths 16 and under are free with a paying adult. The fish entering the Salmon River first must pass through the 2-mile section of the DSR where fly anglers have the best opportunity to hook one of these giants. For equipment, an 8, 9 or 10 weight rod with a big game reel is a must. The number of anglers using Spey equipment have increased over the past several years. Chest waders with metal cleats or studs also are essential for maintaining footing while fighting a fish. For flies, simple Estaz egg patterns in size #4 or #6 have been the top producers. Fishing the Salmon River is an experience you will never forget. For more information contact me.

Trip Details:

What: PVFF Salmon River Outing
Where: Pulaski, New York
Arrive: Thursday, October 11th
Depart: Sunday October 14th
Fish Species: Atlantic, Coho, & King Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout
CampingSelkirk Shores State Park
Private WaterDouglaston Salmon Run

Contact: Dan Neuland – danneuland@verizon.net