Dirty Bills Guide Service
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The Salmon River Is Still Open!                     9/16/2020

NYSDEC closed the Lower Fly Fishing section of the river until further notice. Due to drought conditions, low water leads to high fish mortality from angling pressure in that short section below the hatchery. It will also reduce their egg take, which is vital to maintain the strong runs of salmon that we enjoy year after year. 

This doesn't mean that the river is closed to fly fishing. There's approximately 10 miles of river between the Altmar bridge and the Douglaston Salmon Run (limited passes for DSR available) that is accessible. I'm sure my clients and I will be exploring much of it over the next few weeks.

Due to low water, I will not be using the drift boat in the river until further notice. I've run the river in the boat at the current flows and I promise it's no fun for guide or clients. I apologize, but I am not going to destroy my vessel because someone wants to take a boat ride.

                                                                                   Thanks for your understanding, 


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Come experience the world class Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout fishing in Upstate New York.  Nowhere else on the East coast can you catch Pacific Chinook, Coho and Steelhead in such abundance.  

Dirty Bills Guide Service is owned and operated by Mike Deyo.  I have lived in Oswego County since 1980. Licensed fishing guide # 6076, issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in Fishing, Boats and Canoes,  CPR certified, trained in water rescue and a volunteer firefighter. Fully insured and experienced fishing guide, I am dedicated to the promotion and conservation of our great New York State fisheries.

I offer full service driftboat and wading trips on the famous Salmon River as well as other Lake Ontario tributaries. Offering guided instruction of Fly fishing and Center pin fishing for anglers of all ages with all equipment supplied.  This is a full service website with links to current water conditions, an up to date Fishing Report  on what's happening on the river, FAQ's about what to expect and bring on your trip and you can even book your trip online!

Picked up my brand new 16' Stealthcraft Superfly this Spring in Baldwin, Michigan. Be one of the first to take a ride (water conditions permitting), booking now for Fall/Winter/Spring Salmon and Steelhead adventures!

Tight lines,


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