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The smile says it all. Nice colored up male Steelhead.

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Todays Fishing Report Salmon River Pulaski NY. Drift boat fishing guide has steelhead salmon spin fly fishing reports on the Salmon River in Pulaski Altmar NY

Author Randy Jones By Randy Jones

August 23, 2014

Another "few"- "early" King Salmon have entered the mouth of the Salmon River Pulaski NY recently. They are working there way up river. If you were to go fishing, I'd recommend anywhere from 2A down. Keep your expectations low, any fish would be a BONUS!
Otherwise its one here, none there, none here, none over there stuff, which is normal for this early. And thats only if your in the right place at the right time and either got lucky or have experience. Nice time to fish if you like solitude and are not concerned about #'s.
Few Salmon jumping and rolling in the Estuary.

Water Update:
Since Monday 8/18 - 1,500 cfs
High Water brought in some more King Salmon. How many? I guess you'd have to check the Hatchery's camera # counter at the mouth of the Salmon River. ;)
((Predicted forecast only, actual flows could be different))
Until 9:00 AM today, 750 CFS
@ 6 am. Sat. Pineville is still showing a flow of approx. 1510 cfs with an actual water release of approx. 1,200 cfs.
From 9:00 AM today until 9:00 PM 500 CFS
From 9:00 PM today until 11:59 PM Thu, 350 CFS
(I guess by Thu, they mean Thursday?)
A flow of 350 cfs thru Thursday should - normally, help to bring a couple more King Salmon into the Salmon River.
(P.S. We have a lot of water around, soooooooooooooooo?...............check your flows. Slight chance of a lil more rain, then clearing mid-week with a chance of more rain later this week)
Nice King Salmon caught on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. (Douglaston Salmon Run - http://www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/Home.aspx - Lower River)

Today's Tune:
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La La Blues - Pokey LaFarge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOzmOZQdcYY

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Nice Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing music video of some Salmon Success and some Not. ;) (A must see)
Neat video of Salmon up at the Salmon River NY Hatchery in Beaver Dam Brook
Altmar Fish Hatchery Video
7 easy and productive egg patterns that catch steelhead and salmon, that you can tie in 60 seconds video

My niece Kate say's, The fish's are thiiiiiiiiis..... BIG!

Guide complementary Tips for Today:
1. Reel seat backing off on fly and spin rod's. This is a normal occurrence no matter the price you pay for your equipment. I check it often thru out our fishing day. I use a rubber band to help keep the reel seat from loosening up. It's no fun when you are fighting your Trophy Steelhead or Salmon of a lifetime and your reel fall's into the water. It's funny when you see it happen to other's, but not yourself ;)
2. Rod ferral (s) loosening up while fishing with either a fly or spin rod. This is a normal occurrence no matter the price you pay for your equipment. I check it often thru out our fishing day. Many rods have been broken when this normal occurrence happens and the un-attentive angler does not check them thru out the fishing day. Loose ferrules, fish on, rod breaks or lose ferules, yanking on the rod to get unstuck, rod breaks.
3. Main line twist, on spinning rods. This has many negative effects on your rigging and fishing. The best way to get rid of your main line twist is to take off anything that is attached to your main line. Let your mono out into the waters current and then reel it back up. Simple!
4. Ferrals are stuck together and you can't get them apart. I learned this trick a few years back and it works like magic! Simply place your rod into the cold river's water. This normally always helps them to come apart more easily. Or, leave them outside over night and with the cool'r morning air temp's it usually help's them come apart.

Mail Bag - Salmon River NY:
Hey Randy, what's your favorite month or time of year for Steelhead? Ben

Hi Ben, most anglers like Nov. the most for steelhead. Thats when they are the most acrobatic and visually stimulating (jump's, somersault's, tail walks, bullet runs, etc....) But its also when the river is the most crowded w/anglers, which offers you less fishing opportunity. I like Dec., Jan., Feb and March for your greatest steelhead fishing opportunities.
WHY?
We lose some of the fishing pressure with some anglers that are hunting, fair weather anglers are wearing their skirts-yukyuk, December holiday family obligations, Dec. business holiday obligations and only a few of us "Full - Time" guides will be working.
All of above affords you greater opportunity as a steelhead angler. And thats why I like the middle of the Winter the most for steelhead. The next period I like is April. Lil warmer and sight fishing is an optional treat. Randy

Hi Randy, I have been planning to make trips up to the salmon R for probably 8 to 10 yrs and havent made it yet. I hit 18 mile creek a couple of times right around this time of yr...but am interested in getting knowledgeable enough to make annual trips up to the Salmon R (about half the drive). I have all the gear.
I am interested in getting a handle on where, how to fish the Salmon from shore in areas where I can wade fish without killing myself (58 yrs old, in pretty good shape but my knee joints have some wear and tear)
Any suggestions on areas I could target? If you have some good ideas on locations to point me at and think I would benefit from scheduling in some time with you, please advise. Are weekdays much better (crowdwise) than weekends?
Any insight/recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks - Joe

Hi Joe, Mid-week always best, less angler pressure so more fishing opportunity for you. If flexible, try not to fish on a Holiday or around it or weekend's.
Any place where there is a bridge crossing the river. Any place where there is a road that runs along the river. They also have a number of public parking area's adjacent to some of the holes. A map would show you these area's nicely or do a search on google. I'd start there.
Happy Hook'n, Randy

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Today's Humor
(8/18/2014 AP) The N.Y. State D.E.C. jus came out with a new report about 1 Major side effect of eating these King Salmon, Genital shrinkage!

Humorous Future fishing forecast ;) - Don't even need my crystal ball for this one - yukyuk
A few more King Salmon will enter the river next week and run it, spreading out.
Some more King Salmon will enter the river the following week.
You will start to see more King Salmon rolling in the Estuary and running the river after that.
Following week, the charter boats on the lake will be working closer to shore, more King Salmon in the estuary and some more running the river.
Mid Sept. we will start to see a few at the top end of the river, with more entering the river, running it and spreading out.
The following week, my email's, websites and phone will blow up with Q's about where you should fish and if there will be any fish left in the river when you arrive - yukyuk
By the end of Sept. the Salmon River will have King Salmon and Coho Salmon from the top of the river to the bottom. All spots will be hold'n! LOADED with fish and anglers.
Pheeew! That was a tuff forecast ;)
(After 30 plus years of professional guiding, nothing reeeeeally ever changes that much)


My favorite weather channels for up here. I view every morning @ 3am. before heading out to guide you.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Pulaski&state=NY&site=BUF&textField1=43.5653&textField2=-76.1282&e=0#.U_HgWOl0yUl
http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/Pulaski+NY+13142:4:US

The below Water Release and Forecast Graph's are what I look @ every morning before heading out the door to guide you. You should also check them for many reason's. MOST important, Your life... could depend on it!
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=04250200 - This is a "live" water level gauge at Pineville, approx. 3 miles below the dam. Water level's will be a lil higher further down river from run-off and Trout Brook's influence.
http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=365123 - Check this for water forecast's. Please remember that this is ONLY a forecast and water levels could be different.
NORTH BRANCH SALMON RIVER AT REDFIELD NY
Here is a "live" gauge on one of the feeder streams - branches that run into the Salmon River Res. system. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=04249200 It gives you an idea of run-off. Heard a rumor that in the future we might get another live internet gauge on the other branch?

Not fishing related
, but.....  with all this white space to fill for you.........
New kitten stuff
Just took in a abandoned stray kitten of approx. 4-5 month's. My neighbor found him in his barn. Around here, its not unusual for idiots to dump cats on the side of the road. Skinny with flees, ear mites but the Vet says all is swell with some meds.
He is all better now and all he does is play HARD! sleep, eat a ton and poop a lot. What a life!
Fish someone would take me in
- yukyuk
I've been walking him daily around the big yard to get him used to it and where the door's of the house are at. He likes climbing tree's like a monkey, and then figuring out how to get out of them, with awkward success!
He likes chasing butterflies, ant's and caught his first insect in the yard. Only problem was it was a bee, stung him, jumped 4 feet in the air and ran like a bullet to the front door. He has since passed on the opportunity to attack more bee's. (Smart Kat!) Surprisingly found out what's at the bottom of the toilet when he slipped and fell into it. He is learning the word no. I had to give him 5 time out's in the lonely bathroom the other day after he figured out how to bypass my 100% cat proof barricade around my fly tying desk. Dam Cat!! yukyuk
Named it Ace. Short for Ace of Spades
High energy, best card in the hand, black and white cat.
(When the mice see Ace coming, they wont have a chance!) - http://www.art-of-gambling.com/ace_of_spades.htm
His favorite toy is a fake mouse attached to my fishing pole, cast out into the yard and retrieved fast.
As I sit typing this, I have 2 adult Turkeys and 16 youngster's, 15 feet outside my office window in back yard. Ace is mesmerized from his window perch over looking them around the bird feeder.
Ace say's HI,   21qwsqavvvvfcytgg+  as he walk's across my keyboard, again!!! Dam Cat!!!!! ;)

Guest Testimonial: Randy, had a great fishing trip with you. Your knowledge, patience, and professional attitude gave us everything we had hoped for and more. Thanks again, Bob

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Steelhead and Salmon guide fishing report on the Salmon River Pulaski NY off the drift boat for Steelhead Drift Boat on the amazing Salmon River Pulaski NY while fishing for steelhead This fish catching machine awaits you! (John Halnon Photo Credit's)

Any Salmon or Steelhead Questions? (Please see http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html or email or call 315-963-2065)
Salmon: Sept.-Oct.
Equipment: ( I supply all Orvis rods, reels and spin outfits ) Fly rods for Salmon should be 9-10 wt. Reels should have 200 yds of 30 lb. test backing. Disk or cork drags are preferred. ( No plastic parts) Spin rods should be able to handle 15-18 lb. main line with strong drag system on reel.
Spinning Mainline for Salmon I exclusively use Ande Mono clear 15lb. test. http://www.andemonofilament.com
Rigging for Fly Rods: By far, the most productive way, allowing you the best odds to consistently hook-up and to be able to fish any and all waters is to use a floating running line for dead-drifting your patterns. Sometimes we will use a sinking line or a weight forward floating fly line with a strike indicator when fly fishing. But, this will only work in some of the water.
Line: Cortland Running line 30 lb. test. http://www.cortlandline.com
Butt: 8-10 feet of  Seaguar Grand Max Fluorocarbon straight 15 lb. test.
Swivels: Size 12 or larger.
Weight: Variety of Water Gremlin split shot in #2-#7 to bb size. http://www.watergremlin.com/
Tippets - Leaders: Seaguar Grand Max Fluorocarbon 8-12 lb. test http://www.seaguar.com/
Flies: You can use your own or you may want to use mine to help increase your catch rate :)
Should you decide to tie some up yourself I would recommend the following. Mustad hook #37132 or Mustad Signature series CO68 Wet/nymph Caddis - 2x Heavy / 2x Short - size 8. I prefer to use big, obtrusive, bright, flashy colors. Working off their instinctive aggressive, territorial behavior. Simply rap 4-5 times estaz grande http://www.glissengloss.com around the hook and tie off. Preferred colors are Estaz grande in red, chartreuse, fluorescent hot pink ( A must for coho!)
Mustad Hooks - Whether its fresh or saltwater, their hooks have superior strength, quality machined and razor sharp. I've tried them all. Their quality is unsurpassable! http://www.mustad.no
Mustad Signature Series Hooks - CO68 Wet/Nymph Caddis - 2x Heavy / 2x Short
Many of my friends who are guides use this exact same hook when tying up a variety of different patterns for all species of fish that call the Salmon river home. I wont use anything else when fishing for Salmon or Steelhead. A great thing about the Signature series hooks is that Mustad did something no other hook manufacturer has ever done.  Every hook within the series is proportionally correct.  This means that as you go up or down in size the wire diameter, tying length and hook gap increase or decrease proportionally.  This gives you the exact same shape in all sizes of a hook style.  So if you like the CO68 in a size 8 for Salmon, you'll love it just as much in a size 12 for winter Steelhead.  Can't say enough about them and highly endorse their use with my guest's and you.
Waders w/ cleats: Wet wading is an option. I prefer Orvis lightweight breathable stocking foots with Henry Fork wading shoes with studs.
For your personal safety, please make sure you have some type of cleats, corkers or spikes on your wading boots (shoes)
Polarized Sunglasses: Amber or yellow are the preferred color lenses. Side shields are a necessity when sight fishing. They can be picked up at Whitakers. I like the Orvis http://www.orvis.com/ Nylon, Yellowish - Amber. These are not only needed to sight fish, but more importantly for your safety.
Fishing License: Just about all of the local fly/tackle shops in the Salmon River Pulaski NY area sell license.

I'm taking reservations for this Sept. Oct. Fall Salmon, Nov. Winter and Spring Steelhead. Get'm while they last, so you can get your preferred guide date. Email or call 315 963 2065 or for more info. please visit http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html

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Thanks for stopping in and spending your valuable virtual fishing time here :)  I'm flattered as usual!
May all your door knobs smell of BIG fish!
Author Randy Jones Randy

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.
Salmon River Pulaski NY fishing guide offers drift boat, wade, spin or fly fishing trips for salmon or steelhead w/over 30 yr's full time professional guide experince.
Phone #315 963 2065  E-mail: RandyJones@YankeeAngler.com
$225 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing, Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.
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August 16, 2014 King Salmon Fishing Report for the Salmon River Pulaski NY

A few more King Salmon are in the Salmon River Pulaski NY. Lots of substantial rain this week with run-off brought a couple more King Salmon in. Strong West wind and a higher water release from the dam always helps! Throw in low light and it spells S-A-L-M-O-N.
Few around, nothing to get excited about jus yet ;) Won't be long now...... :)
If I were to target some King Salmon, I'd fish anywhere from the R.R. Bridge - Ball Park area down and keep my expectations on low. Any fish would be a bonus! (You'll find jus a couple, a lil higher up on the Salmon River NY)

This week's Water run off, release, forecasted level's, strong wind directions and current - future weather pattern's:
Tues. 185 cfs
Tues. thru Wed. water went up approx. 200 cfs, combined with a strong West wind.
Until 11:59 PM today, Thu, 500 CFS with run off, it was approx. 700 cfs at Pineville and a lil higher below that.
Wed. and Thurs. strong west wind
Friday - Lot's of hard rain! 500 cfs plus run off, strong west wind.
Until 9:00 PM tomorrow, Sun, 500 CFS
From 9:00 PM tomorrow until 11:59 PM tomorrow, 750 CFS
Water's off color ;)
More low light, cool night time temp's and rain in the forecast thru Sunday morning. Then clearing with a forecast of more rain later in the week. More Salmon? I'd confidently vote YES! But.... normally.... don't expect to many. Wir's that Crystal Ball of mine ;)
(After 30 some years of proffessional guiding, nothing reeeeeeeally ever changes that much ;)
8/18 Update @ 3:30 am. - Until 11:59 PM today, Mon, 1,500 CFS - Surf's Up! Exciting water level.

End of Sept. and early Oct. is when we will have the most fish in the Salmon River NY for you. BUT, also the most anglers. I like early - mid. Sept. with normally fewer fish, but also a lot less angler's.
Mid. Oct. is great time to try for a "Grand Slam"
A grand slam is when you land all 4 species of fish, by yourself, in a single day, that will be around then. King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout and a Steelhead. Not easy to do, but FUN to try!
A combined grand slam is when all of your fishing buddies combined, lands all 4 species.)
How many of you could careless about getting a grand slam and just want to play with a few fish? yukyuk I'd put a grand slam on your bucket list. Bragging rights! ;)

My client Clint with a Trophy King Salmon caught on the Salmon River Pulaski NY while wade fishing with a fly rod that's headed for the smoker. Congrats!!

Today's
rainy day Tunes: Listen while you do your virtual fishing on here
Neil Young - Long May You Run (unplugged)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYna-UAt75c
Old Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_pru77ZsGE
Bonus -
Harvest Moon (unplugged) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMjDc8MJotU
Cinnamon Girl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAdtUDaBfRA
Trick Q, which one is the best ;)

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Major Coho Run!! (Theirs no HO like a Co-Ho! Did I jus say that? ;) (A must see)
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7 easy and productive egg patterns that catch steelhead and salmon, that you can tie in 60 seconds video
Funny video - WING SUITER MEETS HIS MAKER
Altmar Fish Hatchery Video
Filmed here. Crank it up, while you crank down your drag.... while enjoying this inspirational Salmon Fishing music video. (A must see)
Nice Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing music video of some Salmon Success and some Not. ;) (A must see)
Neat video of Salmon up at the Salmon River NY Hatchery in Beaver Dam Brook

DEC Announces That 2014-15 Sporting Licenses Are Now Available  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/c98e0c

Salmon River NY Fishing Report, Chamber of Commerce
Thirty thousand fishermen/women came to fish in the Salmon River NY, between August 15th and October 29th of this year, 2013.  Many of our businesses said it's been the best year for them, since the beginning.
That does not include those people who  fished in Lake Ontario this past Spring and Summer.

Today's Fishing Tip:
Please read all of the below complementary fishing reports, Tips, Articles as they relate to Salmon. They all have relevant info. that is still pertinent now :) (Such a nice guy - guide - yukyuk)

Today's Humor
These fish are BIG!
Up here, if you fish here long enouph, you will see anglers useing a small net. The netter usually takes 20 swipes at the fish before they get it into the net and thats ONLY if they dont fall in the water while trying. (sound familiar?)
Then, the nets are soooo small and our fish are sooooo big, that normally they can only fit the head of the fish in the net.
Then, sometimes the fish will break the mess netting and fall completely thru it back into the water, losing it and then you get to listen to the angler curse out his fishing buddy for -------- it all up (this site is rated pg ;)
Or, what I find even funnier is when they do finally scoop up that fish and are as proud as a peacock, due to the weight of the fish, the net handle breaks in two.
Never a dull moment on this river!
(I was new once too and the above was written in fun)
I use Cumming Nets - I know a lot of Guides on the Salmon River NY and Cape Cod. All agree that Cumming Nets are quality tools. They have a wide variety of choices for all species of fish and fishing styles. Call (810) 736-0130 http://www.cumingsnets.com

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught

Q: How do fish party ?
A: Seaweed

Dam Cat!!
If any of you left a message on my answering machine this past week, please call again or email. My new kitten accidentally hit the delete button when he was trying to figure out where your voice was coming from. (True story, dam cat! - yukyuk)

Fisherman and the Mermaid
Three fishermen were fishing when they came upon a mermaid, the mermaid offered them one wish each so the first fisherman said: "Double my IQ" so the mermaid did it and to his surprise he started reciting Shakespeare.
Then the second fisherman said: "Triple my IQ" and sure enough the mermaid did it and amazingly he started doing math problems he didn't know existed.
The third fisherman was so impressed he asked the mermaid to quadruple his IQ
The mermaid said "Are you sure about this? It will change your whole life!" the fisherman excitingly said "Yes" so the mermaid turned him into a woman...


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Fish Tails?
Fishing Reports for all fish swimming in the Salmon River Pulaski NY from this drift boat guide TROPHY Striped Bass are an optional treat that can be caught in the Salmon River NY during the Winter time ;)
Very rare! Only a few run the river every 50 years or so.............
They migrate up through the N.Y. Thruway using an easy pass. ;)
The D.E.C. are looking for the above individual's for leg pulling offenses.

Randy, quick question for ya. You would never try to "pull our legs" on here, now would ya buddy
? - yukyuk

Monster Salmon pulls angler into Salmon River NY! (Epic First Story (Reprinted with permission - AP) in 8/8/2014 Fishing Report)
For the rest..... of this AMAZING Fish Tale....... ;)

Angler Survives Amazing Journey!
Reprinted with permission from the Toronto Sun Times
Toronto, Canada (AP). 
Michigan angler Wayland Swain described the perils of a horrific journey he recently made quite by accident.  According to Swain, the journey began on the banks of the Salmon River in upstate New York.

“My son and I went fishing with this lunatic, Randy “The Yankee Bungler” Jones, who claimed to be a fish guide for the Salmon River.  We thought he was harmless.  In fact, he has his picture plastered all over the Orvis catalog.  It’s enough to make you ill.

“I hooked into a leviathan of a fish, and was doing quite well until that fool of a guide snuck up behind me and put a net over my head.  I admit Jones surprised me.  It was the first time I think he’d moved all morning.  Most of the time he just sat there surrounded by a growing pile of beer cans, saying, ‘Try casting over there’, as he’d pitch an empty into some spot in the river.  Anyhow, I still held onto that fish, though, and was playing him quite well.  I nearly had him ashore and was just preparing to haul him in.  When that fool of a guide saw that, he broke the handle of the net off and used it to push me into the river.”

At that point, Swain began the epic journey that will land him in the Guinness Book of Records, both for the longest distance traveled landing a fish, and for the largest fish taken on light tackle in freshwater.

“I landed a smaller fish earlier, some twenty to thirty pounds, and Dim-wit the Wonder Guide took my picture holding it.  It was so heavy, I couldn’t stand up straight for the photo, but held onto the creature anyway,” Swain reported.  “This smaller fish was apparently the progeny of the bigger fish that I later tied into.  Apparently, it so angered the monster that she decided to take out her wrath on me.”

Thus began Swains journey into history.  After being pushed into the river by what Swain describes as a con artist of the lowest moral and ethical standards, the monster fish began a desperate flight for freedom.  Heading down the treacherous rapids and rills of the rushing Salmon River, Swain was dragged along for a period.  With heroic effort, he got to his feet and water-skied behind the monster fish for some considerable distance.  He managed to jump several large boulders, only to lose his footing on an old roe sack discarded by a bait fisherman.  Even then, he managed to keep the end of his rod elevated.  As a result, the monster fish was unable to free herself from the line.

A matter of an hour later, fish and man, now tied together by a thin line of 8X tippet, entered Lake Ontario.  In an epic journey, they negotiated the length of the lake some nearly 300 kilometers (approximately 175 miles) in total distance.  Nearly twenty-four hours later, they arrived at Mississauga, south of Toronto, worn out and exhausted.  The incredible journey averaged nearly 10 kilometers per hour (7 miles per hour) if the shortest distance is taken.   Swain’s hands were locked to the fishing pole and had to be pried off by Canadian rescue workers using the “Jaws of Life”.  The condition is described in the scientific literature as “Angler’s Claw”.

“The biggest problem was getting the net off and still keeping the tip of the rod elevated”, Swain noted.  “I managed to cut away the netting from around my head with my belt knife” he reported.  “The fish zigged just as a monster wave hit me and I lost the knife.  I’m going to get that charlatan of a guide to replace it for me.  It was an heirloom from the Case Factory, and is no longer made.  Replacement is going to cost that fool of a guide nearly $2,000.00 (U.S.)”, Swain stated.

Local Police Lieutenant Ed Quick commented, “After that heroic crossing of the lake tied to that monster fish, it was a wonder that he had the strength to land the beast.  Twenty-four hours is a pretty long time to battle a fish.”

The fish, all 307 centimeters (121 inches) or in excess of 3 meters (10 feet) of it  was caught and released on the Canadian side of the Lake.  The fish was reported to be tired, but apparently happy.  Only estimates are available for the fish’s weight, as there was a concern about damage to the fish if she was removed from the water for the extended period required for an official weigh-in.  These estimates, however, place the fish in the 180 to 200 pound class, clearly the largest of the salmon species ever taken.

Said Swain from the car provided to drive back to Michigan, “It was an interesting experience, but not one that I’d want to repeat.  If I ever see that Jones character again, I’m gonna get him.  He’s gonna pay for that knife and for the time I lost out of my life in the company of that fish.”


Swain’s son declined to comment when contacted about the story, saying only, “It’s a shame that the fine sport of fly fishing has been reduced to the level of shady guides and blood-feuds.  Sparse Grey Hackle and his peers surely would weep to see such a legacy these days.”
(FYI - The above story was jokingly written by Wayland Swain and his son in response to my jokingly original story, Monster Salmon Pull's angler into Salmon River NY)

Web Site Testimonial:
Hi Randy-- just wanted to say how much we appreciate your hard work and knowledge you impart in your reports.! I live in N Carolina now and read your reports all the time!  Thanks,  Reggie
Hi Reggie, Thanks so much for your words of support. Greatly appreciated! Randy

Randy, Just wanted to write you a thanks for your commitment to keeping us informed on the Salmon River situation. It is an asset to people like myself who have a couple hour drive to get up there... SO thank you and safe fishing to you all. Pritch
Hi Pritch, Im very happy you enjoy and trust my reports. Credibility is something not easily achieved. I receive 100's of emails a year stating basically what you have. I am very appreciative and very flattered by the kindness of everyone's words of support and encouragement.

Guide Testimonial:
Randy, Thank you once again for a truly enjoyable day on the river.  As an Orvis endorsed guide, I continuously strive to provide my clients with a quality fishing experience that not only produces fish but helps ensure success in the future. Your knowledge and expertise on the Salmon River, steelhead habitat, and techniques and presentation, will enhance my future fishing trips for years to come.  The information and techniques you helped us learn will not only ensure many successful steelheading trips in the future, but also gave me some new insights into fish behavior that will help in almost any fishing situation.
I have spent a lot of time around other guides and your level of professionalism, teaching ability, and extensive knowledge of the river truly set you apart from the rest of the pack. 
Thanks again for sharing your expertise and I look forward to our next trip together. Nick

Thank you Nick, My head almost didn't fit thru the front door after that one :) I was flattered when you told me that I was your first and only choice when you decided hiring a guide here. :) Im very lucky and grateful for all of you out there that feel the same. :) Randy Jones

Funny!
Your viewing habits on here made me laugh.
I have 2 peek viewing times.
6 am. Mon. thru Fri. I guess my fishing reports and a mornings cup of Joe before you head out the door to work, go good together?
Between 1pm. and 3 pm. Monday thru Friday while your at work!
Now get back to work before the boss catch's you on here. (Unless of course, you ARE the boss, then stay as long as you want)

I'm taking reservations for this Sept. Oct. Fall Salmon, Nov. Winter and Spring Steelhead. Get'm while they last, so you can get your preferred guide date. Email or call 315 963 2065 or for more info. please visit http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html

Endorsed Referral Guides:
There are only so many days in a year and I'm getting more requests for guided fishing trips than I am able to do. I have a endorsed guide referral service, so that I will be able to guarantee you a competent replacement.
You will be guaranteed a guide who is professional, knowledgeable, courteous and gives 110 percent. Most importantly, with my recommendation, they represent me.

Anywaaaaays
, thats my story for today and Im sticking with it.
No fish were hurt in the writing of this report.
Im a trained professional, so please do not try this at home ;)

Hello to all the armed forces that read my reports from around the world. Fishing you a safe stay and return home. Thanks for your service!
Thats it for this week's Rambling's...... I think I covered all the important stuff.
May all your door knobs smell of BIG fish!
Author Randy Jones Randy

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.
Salmon River Pulaski NY fishing guide offers drift boat, wade, spin or fly fishing trips for salmon or steelhead w/over 30 yr's full time professional guide experince.
Phone #315 963 2065  E-mail: RandyJones@YankeeAngler.com
$225 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing, Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.
$300 for 2 anglers  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing,  Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.

A Multitude of Photo's (w/comments) of all the Trophy Fish you can catch up here over our 8 month BIG fish river season! (A must see)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/salmonriverpulaskinyguide/

Bonus Updated Archived Fishing Reports w/Photo's, Articles, Humor, Tips and Mail Bag Q and A's can be found here. Enjoy!
http://www.yankeeangler.com/rsjHome.html
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http://www.yankeeangler.com/TrophyCase.html
http://www.yankeeangler.com/rsjDriftBoat.html
http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html
http://www.yankeeangler.com/rsjVeryBest.html
http://www.yankeeangler.com/rsjsalm.html
http://www.yankeeangler.com/rsjTopRod.html
http://www.yankeeangler.com/Toms60SecondRedHead.html

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August 8, 2014 King Salmon Fishing Report for the Salmon River around Pulaski NY

A few early King Salmon entered the Salmon River Pulaski NY over our last high water period. Nothing to get excited about. I wouldn't plan a special trip up here yet.
We have a couple of King Salmon, lot's of Bass, a few Atlantic Salmon, Skamania Steelhead and an occasional Brown Trout around in the River for you to try for presently.
If you lived locally and knew the water (habitat) like the inside of your pocket.
Understand about Transitional resting, Transitional holding and Prime non transitional holding spots. (Please see 8/1 King Salmon, Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing Report for more on this)
Have your presentation skill's honed to perfection.
Understand the importance of correct rigging for the Species of fish you are targeting.
Then it might be a fun day for you to explore. Just keep your expectation levels on low. That way if you hook up with a fish, it'll be a bonus!

Water Update, (forecast only) 185 cfs

Today's Tune: Listen while you do your virtual fishing on here
Fishin' Blues - Taj Mahal  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34uTxRECOUg
(Image Credit Roy V.T. Untalan @ https://plus.google.com/u/0/110376801069589582351 Roy post's a lot of good fishing stuff, maybe you should visit or follow him)

Today's Fishing Tip:
Please read all of the below complementary fishing reports, Tips, Articles as they relate to Salmon. They all have relevant info. that is still pertinent now :) (Such a nice guy - guide - yukyuk)

Fish Tails
This just in! Took the drift boat out to the mouth of the Salmon River and spotted the reason why so few fish ran the River. Turns out that this Hump Back whale was gorging itself on YOUR Salmon. :)
(8/8/2014 AP)  Rare Migratory Whales have been sighted off the mouth of the Salmon River in Pulaski NY on Lake Ontario!

Randy, quick question for ya. You would never try to "pull our legs" on here, now would ya buddy? - yukyuk

Today's Humor:
I tell people all the time if I knew how hard it was getting old , i'd have stayed young. (Joke Credit - Tim Donahoe)

Fun Stuff:

Crank it up, while you crank down your drag.... while enjoying this inspirational Salmon Fishing music video, filmed here.
This is a series of clips of myself and my buddy Brian salmon fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Enjoy! All the fish in the video were caught during the same 5 day trip. The first week of October. I look forward to that trip every year. I have only missed it once 3 years ago when my daughter was born. I've been going up for over 25 years now. Its always a good time. Luckily the year I missed was the year they had the crazy high water that wiped out the town wall. Guess it was a good year to miss!
I use the head mount (can be a little shaky) the chesty (sometimes rod and arms block view but more steady) small and large tripods and I made a couple of pole mounts. The filming is the fun part the editing is the work part. Have fun and good luck! Fish ON!!
(Watch Full Screen :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFfQY6iXdz8 (Video Credit - Capt. Justin and Brian @ http://www.driftersportfishing.com/)
Drifter Sportfishing 9/16/2013 Cape Cod Bay Striped Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrM9ekrOWO8

(Stellar job guys! Do you give lesson's on G-Pro, mounts, tripods and most importantly editing? Trip in the drift boat in exchange? It's on my bucket list :)

Vise Time:
Salmon River Egg Fly - This is a simple yet effective egg pattern that will save you time and money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6jy8OxNIRw
Toms 60 Second Red Head - Egg Sucking Nymph Fly - Combines the two favorite sources of food. Works on all species of fish that swim in the Salmon River NY over our 8 month season http://www.yankeeangler.com/Toms60SecondRedHead.html

Chinook King Salmon Video
from the American River, CA at the Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqR2g8darqs

Fishing Report's Testimonial:
Randy, I just wanted to say thanks for your fishing reports…….I have taken your advice on some of the techniques and it has been helpful…….am going to tie some of the Toms 60 second red heads - (http://www.yankeeangler.com/Toms60SecondRedHead.html)
for next trip whenever that might be, probably this sept…..but I  like your reports and advice….thanks… John

Monster Salmon pulls angler into Salmon River!
Reprinted with permission - Syracuse Gazette, Pucker Brush Creek, N.Y. - Mike Silly- Outdoors Writer
(AP)


Guide Randy Jones risks his own safety by attempting to lasso a client with net to keep him from being dragged into river by monster fish.

In the above photo Wayland is tied into a monster Salmon that by size more resembled the Loch Ness monster than the usual autumn King. Wayland yelled, "Help Randy, I've got a monster on here and its pulling me into the river." (best to imagine this panicked cry done in a Scottish brogue) "I canna' hold 'er much longer Cap'n. HELP!"

In my attempt to keep Wayland from being pulled into the river by this world record Salmon, with no thoughts for my own safety and well-being, I threw the net over his head. Unfortunately the fish was too strong and my guest too weak from the battle.  Despite my best efforts to save him, all was lost when suddenly my net handle broke! In went Wayland into the deep, angry white water rapids. He did a perfect belly flop but still managed to hang onto the rod.

As one eyewitness reported later, "Between the strong deep currents and this beast of a fish, all we could see was his rod tip sticking out of the water by a foot as it started downstream."   Witnesses fishing further down reported that Wayland was able to briefly gain his feet for a short time and ski behind the demonic salmon.  However, it appeared that after skiing over several large boulders he lost his footing on an old roe sack discarded by a bait fisherman and resumed his submerged journey.  Last sightings reported seeing his baseball cap surrounded by little tiny bubbles headed at a high-rate of speed towards the open water of Lake Ontario.

As a professional guide of the highest moral and ethical standards, I am extremely worried about this situation involving my former client.
Therefore, if anyone finds a old gaffer in a water-logged ball cap zipping around the river or the Lake tight to a monster Salmon but still with his tip up, please email.....    I would like to get my net back!

Countless people have been guided by me and most have gone on to live normal lives.

For the rest..... of this Amazing Story.......  Join me next week!

I'm taking reservations for this Sept. Oct. Fall Salmon, Nov. Winter and Spring Steelhead. Get'm while they last, so you can get your preferred guide date. Email or call 315 963 2065 or for more info. please visit http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html

Endorsed Referral Guides:
There are only so many days in a year and I'm getting more requests for guided fishing trips than I am able to do. I have a endorsed guide referral service, so that I will be able to guarantee you a competent replacement.
You will be guaranteed a guide who is professional, knowledgeable, courteous and gives 110 percent. Most importantly, with my recommendation, they represent me.

Thanks for stopping in and spending your valuable internet fishing time here :)  I'm flattered as usual!
May all your door knobs smell of BIG fish!
Author Randy Jones Randy

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.
Salmon River Pulaski NY fishing guide offers drift boat, wade, spin or fly fishing trips for salmon or steelhead w/over 30 yr's full time professional guide experince.
Phone #315 963 2065  E-mail: RandyJones@YankeeAngler.com
$225 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing, Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.
$300 for 2 anglers  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing,  Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.
Reservations and Deposits: Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $100 deposit (per day) within  7 days of booking. Mailed to: Randy Jones  87 Clark Rd. Mexico, NY 13114

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August 1, 2014 - King Salmon Fishing Report for the Salmon River around Pulaski NY

First King Salmon up the Salmon River Pulaski NY is just around the corner. Time to double check all your knot's, bolts, screws, washers, drag's and all the rest of your stuff. These King Salmon are BIG and well put your gear and mostly yourself to the test.
They average 15 to 20 lb's. with some smaller but many larger!  I'm always amazed that an angler can simply walk to the rivers edge and pull out a 30 lb. Salmon. (If anything important to your fishing interest's happens around here, Ill update it here)
Good reports out on the Eastern part of Lake Ontario. More Salmon are arriving daily. Salmon fishing on the Lake has been over all good with some Lake Trout and Brown Trout in the mix. (I have a few Endorsed Charter Boat Capt.'s I'd be happy to refer you too)

7/31 Water Update, (forecast only) Should bring a few Kings in.
Due to rain, they pushed the water to 335 - 350 cfs on Tuesday.
Until 9:00 PM today, 350 CFS
From 9:00 PM today until 7:00 PM Mon, 750 CFS
From 7:00 PM Mon, until 9:00 PM, Fri AUG 08, 350 CFS
From 9:00 PM, Fri AUG 08, until 11:59 PM, Fri AUG 08, 185 CFS
Trophy King Salmon Some Trophy King Salmon with some very happy clients who caught these in late Sept. on the Slam'n Salmon River NY with Drift Boat Guide Randy Jones.
All the rest of the fish landed were released for your children's and your future fishing pleasure. It's nice to share! Congrats!!

Last year we had our first noticeable small run of approx. 40 King Salmon enter the Salmon River around August 7. Another past year we had a flood in early Sept. and Thousands ran the river. Remember that last reeeelly good flood we had? Salmon were swimming in peoples basements and anglers were fishing in the parking lots off the Salmon River. We normally see a few here and there, run the river in August and then more and more into Sept. and Oct. Along with some Steelhead and Brown Trout.
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Jus found this in my Basement Archives from last year:

Mail Bag: Aug. 7 Randy, Went this AM fished above the (edited for content - yukyuk)  till 8:30 , saw three, hooked two, both broke me off.  I thought of trying behind the old Ames but didn't want to walk. Joe

HI Joe, Thanks for the report! Waters so warm, they would have been fully cooked by the time you landed them. Would have made for a nice shore lunch. yukyuk Heard that there were more that ran from someone who stayed longer than yourself.  Another friend said he was in the lower river the day you were. He fished form 10:30 until 4pm and saw 6 fish. That low light and heavy steady rain certainly did the trick. Best Fish's, Randy

On August 7 we had our first noticeable small run of some King Salmon into the Salmon River NY. (Approx. 40) Water is to remain low at 185 cfs and the water temp. is  HOT.
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High water releases from the Salmon River NY Dam are scheduled for August 2-3 and also August 30-31. Normally brings some in. How many? Whirs that crystal ball of mine. Also, if we receive a lot of rain and they raise the water levels on the river, it normally brings some in. So, keep an eye on the water levels if you might be hoping to plan an early trip up here. http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=365123 - http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=04250200

I have one of my Endorsed Guides working off his drift boat in August for King Salmon, if this interest's you. Please call or email for more info. 315-963-2065.
 
Can't wait to get up here
and get yourselves some King Salmon? Nice Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing music video of some Salmon Success and some Not. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AXi_GIyR3nk
Complements of: http://article.wn.com/view/2014/07/26/Forget_The_Fishing_Boat_Alaskans_Scoop_Up_Salmon_With_Dipnet_e/

Definition of fishing habitat term's - as it relates to all species of fish in the Salmon River NY:
Transitional resting - Where the fish rest at temporarily while in a transitional mode. (running the river)
Prime transitional holding - Where the fish will hold for the entire day (usually mid-day) after they have stopped running that morning.
Prime non-transitional holding - Where they will sit for an extended period of time (days and sometimes an entire month) before there biological clock tells them to find a mate and special rock.

Todays Interesting Guide Tip:
This tip comes with a money back guarantee! :)

Soooo, the lesson for today is there are 3 "basic" ways to locate and target these fish. (1 thru 3, in my opionion. 4-7 is advanced )
1. When the Salmon are running, fish there transitional resting points as they make there way up the river. Otherwise, you are fishing to fish that are not stopping, decreasing your odds greatly, in my opionion.
2. Once they stop to hold for the remainder of the day, fish these prime transitional holding waters.
3. Find these prime non-transitional holding (normally medium to slow deep water) places in the river in Sept. and just fish those. After all, they aren't going anywhere soon. (Approx. Oct. 1 is when you will normally see a mass exodus from this type of Habitat)
4. Find a spot that is a combination of all 1-3. (Or, a spot that has all 3 in close proximity, so you can jump around according to what the fish are telling you to do)
5. Combine 1-4 and find a place above a looong stretch of rapids. The fish get tired after running these rapids. These fish will be in this spot for the longest period of time, offering you the greatest opportunity, all day!
6. Combine 1-5 and make sure that your spot has 98% of the fish in a transitional stage, move into it. This will offer you the greatest opportunity!
7. Combine 1-6 and pick a spot that compresses and or concentrates them. On a dime, like a sardine can, trash can lid or the size of a Volkswagen beetle or bus. This cuts down on all the guess work and allows to to present your offering to all the fish on every drift.
8. The VERY BEST place to fish? Is anywhere I'm not! - yukyuk

By utilizing the above, you will have the most fish in front of you for the greatest period of time in a concentrated area offering you the greatest opportunity to present your offering to ALL of them. Fish ON and ON and ON! - Baby!!
Now you know what "This Guide" look's for normally....................
I hope you found "Todays Guide Tip" entertainingly informative or mildly educational.

There's no Nookie like Chinookie (Did I jus say that?)
Outstanding Steelhead from the drift boat with Salmon River Pulaski NY incredible Steelhead fly fishing guide A BIG male "Chinook" King Salmon. Unique view! Photo complement's of my client, Karl A. Mueller, III (All fish released for you, your friends and or your children's future fishing pleasure.)

Lake Ontario Landlocked Salmon Restoration - http://www.lakeontariooutdoors.com/stories/news-story/lake-ontario-landlocked-salmon-restoration/ Complements of: http://www.lakeontariooutdoors.com/ (Pick up a subscription while your there, tons of good stuff to read ;)
Also:
Salmon River International Sport Fishing Museum
By Spider Rybaak
Fishing museums are rare. Of the handful in existence, NY boasts two of the finest, both located on world famous trout streams. Oswego County has the most complete: The Salmon River International Sport Fishing Museum.
Truth be told, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, on the banks of Willowemoc Creek, a tributary of the Beaverkill,  which flows into the East Branch of the Delaware River, is more famous. That’s mostly because it’s been around for about 20 years longer, is located in the Catskills, the cradle of American fly-fishing, and is only about 50 miles from New York City.
But the Salmon River is rapidly becoming the top salmonid stream in the world— it’s already the most famous in the Lower 48 states. Another, equally important factor that’ll propel the SRISFM into the front of the pack is its inclusiveness; it covers all aspects of fishing, everything from casting and spinning  reels, to trolling rods, eel spears, lures and trout creels.
In fact, Fred Betts, a Central New Yorker who boasts one of the finest creel collections around, gave a lecture on their history last Sunday, February 16. He brought the cream of his collection to show the evolution of fishing baskets, and how each change benefited anglers.
Betts’ talk was part of the facility’s newest program, “Afternoon at the Museum.” An open house held every third Sunday of the month, the series will feature speakers on a litany of fishy subjects.
The next talk, given by Mike Riordan, is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on March 15, and will cover the history of fishing line, from the braided horse hair lines of Ancient Rome to today’s super braids.
Riordan, president of the museum, says it’ll by open at 2 p.m., giving folks a little time to wander through the exciting displays before the speaker’s presentation, which will be given at 3:30 p.m.
But there’s more to the place than fishing equipment. The walls are plastered in fine art. Everything from fanciful Romantic era fishing scenes to realistic oils by greats like Maynard Reece is represented.
Run by volunteers, the hours of operation aren’t set in stone. However, the lobby contains loads of literature and is always open.
The museum is located at 3044 State Route 13, a few miles east of Pulaski. For more information, call 315-298-2213.
Visit http://www.salmonriverinternationalfishingmuseum.org./ or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salmon-River-International-Sport-Fishing-Museum/152643681444857
Steelhead Salmon river guide fly fishing the Salmon River Pulaski NY off the drift boat for Steelhead My guest, Stan the man with a Trophy 30lb. plus King Salmon. Caught while wade fishing with a fly rod in early Oct.
Top Secret Tip for the day: See the rock's out of the water over Stan's right shoulder? We call those Flinestone chairs. I build them to be able to sit down, hold my net and be close to the action. Any place you see these chair's would be a good - guaranteed place to fish.
Why would anyone take the time or energy to build them in a bad spot? Some of us have been known to kick them over at day's end so as not to give away a prime spot. (Sneaky lil devils aren't we :)

Anglers Landed More than 100,000 Salmon from Salmon River last Fall – Salmon and Oswego Rivers Had a Spectacular Fall Season:
http://oswegocountytoday.com/anglers-landed-more-than-100000-salmon-from-salmon-river-last-fall-salmon-and-oswego-rivers-had-a-spectacular-fall-season/

Kids Corner:
hi my names anthony i live in rome ny and i go up to the river almost every weekend your web site has helped me ALOT so i just wanted to say thanks and im 15 so i have school and my homework tonight was to write a poem and i did it on the river and here it is i hope u like it.

The Altmar Salmon
Many fish go up to spawn
And many Anglers come along
with their poles and their gear
Some might even bring a beer.
As the river Twists and Bends.
As the drift boats come and go
the fishermen will move back slow.
When a fish gets a hook
All the fishermen will take a look.
as the real goes screaming by
in a fight not to Die.
Some of the fish may touch the sky.
Soon the day will start to end
but another one will come again
Anthony Darcangelo

Nice one Anthony, I hope you get a good grade for that one. I liked it. You are a pretty good writer. Want a job writing for me? Thanks for adding a smile to a lot of fisherman's faces with your poem. Best Fish's, Randy

Funny humorous "Kids"
(educational) video on a life of a fish. (I must be a kid, cuz I liked it. yukyuk)
A parody of " I will Survive"- this educational video takes an inside look into the lives of salmon - their dangerous journies, emotional struggles, and ironically, their eventual deaths. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV30UZ9aF04

Tyler Young catch's some big'ns! That'a Boy! http://www.flyty.com/salmon.html

Neat video of Salmon up at the Salmon River NY Hatchery in Beaver Dam Brook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYIkgYiDAI (Yup, I already know what your'a think'n, sorry, it's illegal to fish there ;) What's interesting is that those fish are trying to get up the brook. The Hatchery put's that gate across it so the fish will run up the Hatchery ladder that is next to it and into their tanks. Thats how they get all there fish, fish egg's, etc.. every year to restock. Interesting! Also http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/21663.html

Kids Fishing Test: (Ok, you adults can play too. Smarter than a kid? Don't feel tooooooo...  bad if your not, I got some wrong too :)
(To find the answer, please hold down the left side of your mouse and scroll past the Q)
1. How do those fish climb a fish ladder without any hands or feet? A fish ladder is actually like a small creek with water running thru it. The fish don't know the difference, so they just swim up it. It's just like the rapids in the Salmon River that the fish swim up.
2. Why do they go up a fish ladder into the hatchery? Study's have shown that every piece of water in the world has its own unique scent. Just like a snow flake, unique. If the fish can't get up that Brook, then they follow the water's unique scent up the ladder into the Hatchery.
This is also how all those fish find there way from Lake Ontario back into the river. As well as any other body of water they imprinted on (remember) when they went thru Smoltification (grow up). Pretty neat!

((You kids dont have to read this. This is for all the OLD people  yukyuk))
Environmental endocrinology of salmon smoltification.
Abstract
Smolting is a hormone-driven developmental process that is adaptive for downstream migration and ocean survival and growth in anadromous salmonids. Smolting includes increased salinity tolerance, increased metabolism, downstream migratory and schooling behavior, silvering and darkened fin margins, and olfactory imprinting. These changes are promoted by growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I, cortisol, thyroid hormones, whereas prolactin is inhibitory. Photoperiod and temperature are critical environmental cues for smolt development, and their relative importance will be critical in determining responses to future climate change. Most of our knowledge of the environmental control and endocrine mediation of smolting is based on laboratory and hatchery studies, yet there is emerging information on fish in the wild that indicates substantial differences. Such differences may arise from differences in environmental stimuli in artificial rearing environments, and may be critical to ocean survival and population sustainability. Endocrine disruptors, acidification and other contaminants can perturb smolt development, resulting in poor survival after seawater entry.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0207/Salmon-are-born-with-a-migration-route-pre-installed-say-scientists
Interesting Stuff: Marcus Welker is a 4th year PhD student at Dartmouth College studying salmon migration in the Northeast United States and southern Quebec, Canada. His hypotheses and methods are both surprising and fascinating.
http://blog.scienceexchange.com/2014/01/science-exchange-stories-marcus-welker-phd-at-dartmouth/

3. What do you call a fishing guide who gives you a test, googles smoltification and gives you an abstract, when ALL you reeeelly wanted was a fishing report? (No foul language, please! ;) Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing Guide - Randy Jones with over 30 years guiding experince ;)

The Salmon River Fish Hatchery is a must see when your up here. Say Hi to "Celebrity Award Winning" Fran Verdoliva (Past Guide and now Salmon River Coordinator) while your up that'a way.
Verdoliva selected for NYSO Hall of Fame
Fran Verdoliva of Mexico has been selected for the New York State Outdoors-men Hall of Fame for his work in promoting ethical salmon fishing, his work on publicizing the fishery in Oswego County, and helping the cause of conservation. **Congrats Fran!!!**
Seal eating our steelhead and salmon from the Salmon River NY I noticed some seals recently out in Lake Ontario eating YOUR Salmon!. ;)
Randy, quick question for ya. You would never try to "pull our legs" on here, now would ya buddy
? - yukyuk

Hatchery to receive funds for infrastructure repairs
ALTMAR — In celebration of the start of trout and salmon season in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced hatcheries will receive $4 million for critical infrastructure repair needs in the hatchery system.
**The article basically said that at the Altmar fish hatchery, they would receive almost 1 million dollars to repair a leaky roof and also purchase 2 new stocking trucks.

Temperatures hinder stocking tributaries
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:00 am PULASKI — Warm temperatures during egg collection at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in the fall will result in no Coho salmon fingerlings being released into the tributaries this year, according to hatchery officials.

My 2 girlfriends Heather and Treasure wore something very special for my first official report for all of you. (Please dont tell the wife, she keep's it loaded! ;)
Join me for another fishing adventure abourd our heated drift boat on the Salmon River near Pulaski NY with a fishing guide (Joke credit Gregorio Chojna @ https://www.facebook.com/Chojna)
Superb Salmon and Steelhead fishing with drift boat guide on the Salmon River using a fly or spin rod Two incredible reason's you should use Mustad Hook's, the b-est there is! SHARPEST Site on the Web - http://www.mustad.no
Hi randy, i was curious, is your mustad hooks rep available to meet.  =]  larry
Yes, you must drive a Bentley and own at least a 50 foot Bertram Yacht.  Randy
Salmon and Steelhead drift boat guide fishing the salmon river pulaski ny

Old Kallet movie house in Pulaski renovated and ready to rock.

The renovated Kallet Theater on North Jefferson Street in Pulaski, like its 1939 predecessor, is intended to be a multipurpose community space as well as a venue for live performances. The Kallet’s renovations include an upstairs bar and lounge. The history room in the Kallet Theater features photos of the $1.5 million renovation. The theater reopened in November. The Kallet’s seating space is versatile, making the theater suitable for any number of purposes.
Check it out - https://www.facebook.com/kallettheater

Fun Stuff
http://visitoswegocounty.com/
http://www.cnysummer.com/

Past Guest Testimonial:
Randy, I just wanted to thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge to make our trip an unbelievable experience for us. With me having 8 to 9 hookups, and my friend Tim with somewhere between 5 to 6 - that is more fish on in a single day than some people have for an entire season. I'm a true believer in that hot spot on "Pucker Brush Creek - geo. location #9.0.02%" :) As a matter of fact Tim and I went back on our own the next day - and the fish were there waiting for us just like you said they would be.  Again we had a combined count of over 10 hookups - and Tim had the hot hand that day with his 6 weight fly rod.  Our only regret was that we did not have enough days left to explore some of the other high percentage areas you showed us - we had to go back to work sometime. Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks?:)?:)  Me and Tim have been coming up there for over 15 years, and yet we still learned a few valuable lessons from you - thanks again.  I'm just sorry that the season is almost winding down - definitely want to get back up there for another trip. I would highly recommend you to anyone - beginner or experienced steelheader - it's the combination of little things and techniques that make all the difference in the world.  Feel free to pass on my contact information if you need any references for anglers - I would be more than happy to vouch for your professionalism, knowledge, and stream courtesy to fellow anglers anytime. Thank You, Ted
Ted, Congrats on your success! Thanks for your many kind and generous words! My head almost didn't fit thru the front door after that one :)Randy
Salmon River NY Guide Another happy guest with a bright fresh steelhead caught while fishing off the drift boat on the Slam'n Salmon River. Congrats! (Released for your future fishing pleasure, it's nice to share :)

Steelhead season is just around the corner. Give me a ring! 315-963-2065. Emails are best.

Interesting and Unique Image
Drift Boat fly Fishing Report (Photo credit Gregorio Chojna @ https://www.facebook.com/Chojna)
Hope a train doesn't come along, or those fish wont be the only thing getting tenderized ;) You can tell that these are Salmon by the grey, blackish insides of there mouth's.
A Trout (Brown or Steelhead) would have a white mouth. Thats how you can easily tell them apart.
The 2 fish on the left are King Salmon and the fish on the right is a Coho Salmon. You can tell the Salmon on the right is a Coho by the pronounced Kype.
We call it a Jimmy Durante nose. (You youngster's may need to Google the name. yukyuk)
Guide drift boat fishing report for Salmon River

Local Summer Trout Fishing Option's around here. (More not listed here) I enjoyed fishing both of these area's this summer. You can wade fish these or use a float tube. (Some Reg's apply)
West Canada Creek: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9236.html  Special note: The water level can fluctuate on you, so pay attention.
You can also use a drift boat on here, as I did. But, you need to pay special attention to water levels (1,000's cfs is a safe bet for a drift boat) and your launch and pull out area's. I'd bring a rope to drop your drift boat in and take it out, as I did. Also, the water can fluctuate on you.
Fish Creek: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Fish%20Creek&state=NY More info. on Fish Creek: http://www.fishcreeksalmon.org/

Nice Read: http://flyfishingconsultant.blogspot.com/2010/12/salmon-and-steelhead-and-some-brown.html  (This is not an all inclusive piece, but the author does have some very nice info. and tips in here. He offer's tons of articles on his website. Nice Job Rob!)
He also has a nice facebook page, guides and does pod cast's also! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Snowhites-Fly-Fishing-Consultant/328342487223?sk=timeline

Which Hand is the “Right” Hand for Reeling? (Randy's Opionion - This article also goes for spin anglers. Do you cast with one arm and switch the rod to the other arm to reel in? I professionally believe you shouldn't do this, whether a fly or spin angler, for many reason's ;)
Written by: Phil Monahan - http://www.orvis.com/news/
One would think that, after 25 years of fly fishing, I would be immune to ridicule for reeling with the “wrong” hand. But there I was just last month, on a boat off the coast off Lido Key, with a seasoned fly-fishing guide goofing on me. One of my fellow anglers even tried to explain to me why I was “doing it wrong.”

As a lifelong right-handed caster and retriever, I have been subjected to this kind of ludicrous lecturing on a fairly regular basis. And I’m sure that many of my fellow right-reelers have endured the same fate. So I’m gonna lay it down nice and slow right here: You should reel with whichever hand feels the most comfortable to you. You are not compromising any part of the fishing experience by using one hand or the other.

I have heard a million times that I shouldn’t reel right because (gasp!) I have to change hands on the rod every time I need to reel in. This is ridiculous for at least three reasons. First, how often during the course of a day of trout fishing do you actually get a trout on the reel? (Okay, in saltwater this one doesn’t apply.) Second, if you’ve ever watched a Saturday-morning bass-fishing show, you may have noticed that most baitcasting anglers switch hands after every single cast, and it doesn’t seem to bother them. And third, the millisecond it takes to shift the rod from the right to the left hand isn’t going to cause you to lose any fish. Oh yeah, and here’s a fourth reason: Shut up and mind your own business, Mr. Fly-Fishing Rules Man.

Another reason I’m not supposed to reel with my right hand is that I should use my stronger arm to fight the fish. However, no less a luminary than Lefty Kreh has argued that you should reel with whichever hand you can reel fastest with. Not to mention that tiring out your casting arm by fighting multiple big fish would surely lead to feeble casting by the end of the day.

All that aside, most fly reels come set up for left-hand retrieve, but changing them to right-hand retrieve is usually a snap. If you have the manual for the reel, the directions are in there. If you don’t have the manual, go to the manufacturer’s Web site to see if you can download a new manual. If you still can’t figure it out, take the reel in to your nearest fly shop, where they’ll surely do it for free. (Don’t forget to buy something you need as part of the bargain.) Then go fishing, and don’t listen to the “leftists” who comment on your new, more comfortable setup.

How many of you reel with the same hand you cast with?
Complements of: http://www.orvis.com/news/

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Anywaaaaays
, thats my story for today and Im sticking with it.
No fish were hurt in the writing of this report.
Im a trained professional, so please do not try this at home ;)
Now get back to work before the boss catch's you on here. (Unless of course, you ARE the boss, then stay as long as you want)
Hello to all the armed forces that read my reports from around the world. Fishing you a safe stay and return home. Thanks for your service!
Thats it for this week's Rambling's...... I think I covered all the important stuff.

Thank you all for your words of encouragement, kind words and continued support. Ill continue to do my best in sharing what I've learned through experience, experimentation, borrowed ideas and taught techniques.
Stay tuned for more entertainingly informative and mildly educational reports and articles on this never-ending virtual fishing trip with your host Randy "The Yankee Angler" and friends.
I sincerely hope that what little I've been able to share with you will help you along the path to more enjoyable, safe and knowledgeable fishing.


Thanks for stopping in and spending your valuable internet fishing time here :)  I'm flattered as usual!
May all your door knobs smell of BIG fish!
Author Randy Jones Randy

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.
Salmon River Pulaski NY fishing guide offers drift boat, wade, spin or fly fishing trips for salmon or steelhead w/over 30 yr's full time professional guide experince.
Phone #315 963 2065  E-mail: RandyJones@YankeeAngler.com
$225 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing, Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.
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Current Weekly Updated Fishing Report's with all the trimming's ;)
Also:
1. Reeelly Cool! Condit Dam Removal Time Lapse Video. Making room for runs of fish to there spawning habitat's up river from dam.
2. Off Topic, but a funny dog video. Lets pray before you have your food.
3. Definition of "Fish" joke.
4. Video of Gloucester, MA and Cape Cod (Harwich, Chatham area) Published on Mar 21, 2012. This documentary follows the plight of 2 commercial fishing families as they cope with falling fish stocks and increasing government regulation.
5. Hilarious fishing fail video. Huge Striped Bass pulls rod out of mans hand!
6. Fishing & Hunting in Oswego County, NY: Dipping for Smelt
7. I promise you'll learn some'tin new, I did. A History of Ontario Steelhead  Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine.
Old Stuff:
#1 most popular,
  Damsels in Distress, Very cool and unique fish feeding music video! I crawled on my stomach with my camera to the waters edge, hit record, and watched what was one of the coolest moments I have ever witnessed.
#2 most popular,  Reintroducing Atlantic Salmon to the Salmon River NY article.
Spey anglers will like this steelhead fishing music video. From the moment we're born, to that moment we leave this life. It's a wade through life. It's all about that journey, from moment to moment.
"Money may not buy happiness.....  ....but it'll buy fishing gear, and that's sorta the same thing". Spring Fly Fishing on the Eagle River in the Vail valley. Colorado's premier guide staff spends the day fishing. Filmed by Mike Tatro of Tatrofishfilms.
Funny humorous "Kids" (educational) video on a life of a fish. (I must be a kid, cuz I liked it. yukyuk) A parody of "I will Survive". This educational video takes an inside look into the lives of salmon, their dangerous journeys, emotional struggles and ironically, their eventual deaths.
Photo's taken by Oswego County NY Tourism from the Grand Opening of Tailwaters Lodge ( Rest, Bar, Tackle Shop and Convention Center) On the Salmon River Altmar N.Y. It's a nice look inside! 5 star!
Salmon are born with a migration route pre installed, say scientists. Nice article on the subject.
Nice fishing video, The Shenandoah Valley lies just two hours outside of our nation's capital and offers some incredibly diverse freshwater fishing.
Atlantic Salmon holding on a current break, seam. Nice visual video of this from Iceland. Neat stuff!
Fishing is an Adventure,  Haven’t had your morn'ns cup of Joe yet? This fishing adventure video will wake you up! Turn up your volume!!
Prey fish added to Lake Ontario restoration effort article.
Funny cartoon's, some old and some new.
The Next Evolution in Winter Steelhead Fishing Comfort???? (got an extra $3,000? ;)
To read this amazing fish story that I was apart of:
To read the rest of the fish story and simple tying instructions for a Glow Bug.
For a great Coho Fly please see Jeff's streamer and tying instructions.
Alternative definition of fly fishing
"Kids" what is lake effect snow video.
Arctic Extreme Performance Undersuit. (I bought one and it work's great! Lil pricey @ $300) I have recieved no compensation for endorsing there product, jus felt like sharing some warm stuff!
You C and R guy's will enjoy this humorous article.  As I was admiring the iridescent green dorsal, contrasting rosy cheeks and with silver mercury lateral lines, the Captain of the boat smacked the creature in between the eyes with a bloodied  and crude ax handle. THUD!! again. “There, I got ‘em. Now he won’t slip outta yer hands.” HOLY SH T!! REALLY?!!??
BIG King Salmon Fishing Fail Video,  Wait for it ;)
Funny Doritos Video Ad,  Three Guys Go Fishing
Off topic, but a fun talking dog video who wants, gets a kitty. Starring Clyde.

A Multitude of Photo's (w/comments) of all the Trophy Fish you can catch up here over our 8 month BIG fish river season! (A must see)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/salmonriverpulaskinyguide/
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THANKS! I'm simply sharing my true fishing passion's with other's, with similar interest's. Thanking you all.... for making my fishing report pages the TOP guide site to visit for this area over these past 20 some years and over our entire 8 month BIG fish river season.


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Salmon River Pulaski NY Spring Steelhead Fishing Report

May 13, 2014

Author Randy Jones By Randy Jones
Final Spring Steelhead Fishing Report for the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. 1,000's of steelhead abound on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Top to bottom of the Salmon River NY in all the normal places.
If I were to go Steelhead fishing presently, I would try fishing as low as possible on the Salmon River. This allows you the greatest chance of playing with the most Steelhead as they drop back into the Lake. Otherwise, presently, the entire Salmon River is producing steelhead!
There simply is no bad place to fish. They are in all habitat's, eating almost everything they are offered correctly.
All presentational techniques are working along with all of the normal bait, lures, imitations and flies. Some better than other's.

The steelhead fishing has been just ridiculous, just insane, just crazy- stupid, amazing, outstanding, incredible, superb !! (This is the first time in my 30 years guiding profession that I have EVER given a fishing report like this)
This last week my clients hooked up and fought an amazing number of Steelhead. My guest's landed many of them and our two biggest steelhead for the week were 16 and 18 pound's!
All week incredible #'s of steelhead. Average approx. 20 Steelhead each day with either 1 or 2 anglers, spin or fly off the drift boat or wading.

I'd obviously recommend coming up with the quality fishing we are finding now. It should remain good for at least another week, maybe two.
With the water dropping and warming up, once the temp. reach's 60 degree's, you will see a mass exodus of steelhead leaving the Salmon River. It's presently @ approx. 55 degree's, depending when and where you take the temp. at.
As usual, some anglers are finding the steelhead fishing challenging, while others are finding it ok, pretty good, while the 10% that catch 90% of the steelhead are finding the fishing presently, Outstanding!! (It's soooo good, even I might be able to catch one - yukyuk)
Salmon River Guide My favorite Lake Effect snowy Steelhead photograph.

Fishing Report from my good friends @ Whitaker's - My personal and professional #1 spot to stop for everything fishing related up here, lodging also. - http://whitakers.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/0060552.1.2746809939446530638/report.html
Monday was another summer like day with sunny skies and the temperature reached into the 80's. The few anglers that we spoke with reported having a very good day. With the water level coming down and plenty of sunshine over the last couple of days the fish have been dropping back quickly. We still have a few fish spawning in the upper end of the river and dropbacks scattered from top to bottom. Keep in mind that the dropbacks typically like the faster water and tend to be suspended in the water column. The head of the deeper holes have all been producing action on a daily basis.
For those anglers who are fly fishing, woolly buggers and egg sucking leeches on the swing have been producing. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink worms, beads and egg sacs are also producing.
Thanks for the Report Bob, Rob, Amy and the rest of the fine Whitaker's crew!


Incredible Salmon drift boat guide fishing report for steelhead salmon on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY Tight to a Chromer! (John Halnon photo credit)

Ever try to catch a Steelhead on the surface? Now would be the perfect time to try, before the water temp. hit's 60 degrees.
Another optional way to fish for Steelhead in the Spring time that few anglers utilize is to skate a large bomber type fly or swing a streamer on the surface. You need the correct temp. of water, not to deep or fast and lastly it's helps a lot if you are the only angler fishing that specific spot. This type of angling is one of the most challenging. If you can play with 2-3 Steelhead in a day, you have had an incredible day. Even if you only have 1 steelhead come up and take a swipe at it, completely missing it, you've still had a good day. Some folks equate it to Atlantic Salmon fishing.
Current water levels and temp's are perfect for this challenging presentational technique!

Last Trip of the Season with John:
As we floated down the river in the drift boat, I wondered how my last trip on the Salmon River for Spring Steelhead would turn out. We stopped at a location that I had never fished before. Figured what's 10-15 minutes of try'n our "experimenting" luck. It had all the marking's of a good spot for this water flow (current break), temp. of water, etc... Was I to be a hero or a zero? Within the first few drift's, John answered that question and was tight to his first steelhead of the day, then another and another.
1. Let's jus say John had approx. 20 steelhead on over the course of the day.
2. I never moved the drift boat more than 200 feet all day. LOADED! (Not bad for a spot I've never fished before ;)
I sincerely hope that you all have a chance to experince a day like this! All fish released from today. "The fish you release may be a gift to another fisherman as it may have been a gift to you." Lee Wulff
Today's Fishing Tip:

It pay's to experiment some times, like I did today. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, sort a stuff. Most of the top guides and angler's on this river have all experimented, like I did today and well continue to do.
Hot Stuff:
The top "HOT" fly was a glow bug (egg imitation) in white, cream and tangerine while John enjoyed useing the fly rod. Numerous Trophy steelhead came to hand on this day. I'm always flattered when another fishing guide hires me. (John's Drift Boat Guide service is advertised below)
To read simple tying instructions for a Glow Bug , please see: http://www.mustad.no/action/flyofthemonth/archive/glo_bug.html
Another good productive fly for all species that swim in the Salmon River, Fall, Winter or Spring. Can be found - http://www.yankeeangler.com/Toms60SecondRedHead.html I've had many anglers tell me privately, that this fly has worked sweeeeell for them!

John's Testimonial and his Fishing Report:
Good morning Randy, I'm getting set up for my smallmouth guiding season but the first thing I wanted to do was thank you for you for your patience and respectful demeanor. Thanks to you, and a much appreciated day long tutorial, I was able to become a better steelhead fisherman as well as plug up some holes in my game. When my drift was executed to your standards, more times than not I would receive a fish on! When the drift was not proper there was little or no interest. To  have someone with your kind of experience (A  Steelhead Specialist) monitor my drift all day long while offering input was a gift which I will be able to use many times over on my own and apply in different future fishing scenarios. At 67 years old, I still look forward to and enjoy fishing as a young child would. I am always eager to fine tune and learn. Again, I thank you for your gift and look forward to my next refresher. Hiked into the (edited for content ;) area the following morning. Did well in a 4 hour period before packing up and heading back to Vermont. Started out drifting a (edited for content ;) on (edited for content ;) with only1 strike. Switched to (edited for content ;)and had a few on, but did not land any. Needed to do a new set up so decided to swing a few flies instead on a sink tip and short 3 1/2 foot leader. Could not keep them off for about 10 - 12 casts. Landed 3 and lost several on a black cone head wooly bugger. Lots of jumps. For me, a great and satisfying ending. John
River Excitement  http://www.riverexcitement.com My buddy - client and guide John Marshall specializes in Safe and Comfortable Guided Scenic & Fishing Float Trips for Smallmouth Bass on the Beautiful Connecticut River Between New Hampshire and Vermont
Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing Reports Guide

As I was rummaging through some old files I came across this story written by a fellow angler. Walt W. It pretty much sums up what fishing means to the author.
" THE TUG"..."
The fisherman  rummaged slowly and deliberately though the trunk of his car, collecting all the gear he would need for a morning’s fishing. It was  an hour before dawn and as dark as any moon less night could be. He parked at the lighthouse this July morning,  hoping to ambush some striped bass. He rigged his rod, finishing by tying on a super hair clouser, a sand eel imitation he’d had success with in these waters. He descended the long metal stairs from the lighthouse, focusing his small headlight on each set of steps until his bare feet touched the sand. The beach, crowded by day, was a solitary fisherman’s paradise by night.

As he walked, he pondered why he did this at all. He could easily have slept in and led a normal life—that day or on the many other days he choose to come to this place in search of fish. He asked himself: “What is it that really brings me here?”
Half a mile’s walk brought him to a sand spit that shoots out into the Atlantic. From the point of the spit, he cast, still blind in the dark, into a weak outgoing current. He knew he would be able to fish that spot later, when he headed back and when the stronger, lower current forced the fish to lay in wait in holes.

He pushed south on the beach, knowing, but not yet seeing its tip and Monomoy Island beyond. He paused and looked at his rod and reel, wondering why he needed gear that cost more than his first car in college. He knew he could fish as well with far less expensive equipment. Again, he asked himself: “Why do I do this? Certainly the equipment was part of it. He loved spotting that fly catalog sitting in a pile of the day’s mail. He loved looking at a striper in his hands in the moment  before releasing it—wondering if he would ever see exactly that golden eye, those purples and greens, that barred silver flank again. He loved everything about fly fishing. But there was something more—an essence he just couldn’t identify.

He continued along the beach, expecting maybe to see a fishing buddy there before him. But he saw no one this morning. He sniffed in the false dawn and felt the light southwesterly onshore breeze that would bring in bait, even on the early outgoing tide. A perfect tide and perfect conditions for striped bass. All that was missing was the scent of cucumbers in the air, a sure indicator of feeding stripers. He knew, too, that birds would start to fly as the darkness left and the dawn approached. Soon he saw terns flying and diving here and there along the surf line.

After an hour of casting into familiar and usually productive holes along the surf line, he stopped. Not because he wasn’t hooking up, but because he was thinking to much. Too much for fishing anyway. He spotted a natural bench along a high berm created by the outgoing tide. He sat down, lit up a short, fat, maduro cigar, and kept on turning in his mind the “why” of what brought him there. He couldn’t shake the question. It made him stop fishing. Something didn’t add up.

The same questions came to him over and over again, and he tried to find some logical common thread. Was it the equipment he loved? Was it the time he spent? Was it the hooking, fighting, landing, and then releasing the fish? Was it the hunt? Learning new things each time he went out? The perfect cast? The constant search to improve his technique? He loved to walk the beach whether he fished or not. He loved to tie flies, more than he would need in five lifetimes. He loved the heft and craftsmanship of all the rods and reels he owned, even if he didn’t need them all—the Sages, Scotts, Winstons, Abels, Tibors, and Pates. He had them all, an investment worth more than his parents’ first house/a year’s tuition for his daughter. He thought of the sound and feel of the reel zinging into it’s backing and the pull of the fish on the end of the line. Was it stopping? Was it resting? When would it make it’s next long run?

He continued to sit, passing up valuable fishing time as the sun  rose though the mild fog that Chatham was famous for in that season. He knew fog meant more productive fishing time, but still he sat, struggling to find the answer, the common denominator that brought it all together for him. The perfect cast was a key thing, he thought, like the perfect drive in golf. But that wasn’t the core of it. It was something else. All of it—the gear, the flies, the friendships, the weather and and water were part of it…but not it. His cigar was good and strong and he wished he had a coffee to go with it.  His real cigar and wished-for coffee made him forget his search for a moment . Something began to come to him, however, just slightly, as he puffed on the cigar. He had to bring it back to its most fundamental thing. What was this fundamental thing? He had to finish the thinking, bring it to its conclusion. Why do I do this? Why do I fly fish? Certainly all that he had thought about was part of the whole. But he wanted to find the beginning of the whole. It was coming…slowly but more clearly.

He was thoughtful and reflective by nature, and now he couldn’t let go. He turned over all the elements, reducing each to its essence, until it came to him. “It” was incredibly simple. All the time he’d devoted to his fishing, all the money spent on the equipment, all the trips, all the fly tying materials, all the books, all the catalogs…all this was simply secondary to it…to that solitary, unmistakable, indescribable, fleeting rush of adrenaline that came in the instant of time when he felt the first tug.
(Thanks for sharing Walt!)

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Come wade or drift boat the world-renowned Salmon River, NY, for hard fighting salmon and steelhead during the splendor of the Fall, Winter and Spring  seasons. Whether it's steelhead or salmon that you're after, I am dedicated to introducing both new anglers and experienced anglers to the exciting world of freshwater fly/spin fishing. For novices, I place emphasis on fly-spin fishing skills and supplement the day with knots, fly-bait selection, fish habitats and prey species. For the more experienced sportsman, I'll work with you to hone your skills. I guarantee a rewarding experience.

The below fish calendar was put together by a good friend, mentor, 15 year local guide Jeff Pierce.

Coho Salmon landed on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY with a fishing report drift boat guide
Jeff P. with a bright fresh (unofficial record for pound test of leader used) Coho, caught and released while wading the Salmon River NY with a fly rod. - (There's no Hoe, like a Coho! Did I jus say that?)
To read this amazing story that I (guided them) was apart of: http://www.mustad.no/action/field_reports/nyfishst.htm For a great Coho Fly, please see Jeff's streamer and tying instructions. This is what he caught the above Coho on. http://www.mustad.no/action/flyofthemonth/archive/jeffscohocandy.htm

The following are general and depend on temps and water levels:
June - August
Skamania (a summer run strain of Steelhead)
Atlantic Salmon in small numbers
Chinook also start to show as early as July on high water but number's grow with good water conditions in late August.

September
Chinook and Coho start coming in in good numbers
Steelhead start coming in in decent numbers
A few Browns start showing

October
This is the prime month for Chinook. They come in in large numbers now.
Coho are also coming in in good numbers.
Steelhead really begin showing in good numbers now
Browns also start coming in in decent numbers but Nov. is peak for them.

November
Most of the Chinook are dead or near dead but a few fresh stragglers do come in. While the Coho run is over for the most part, they remain in decent shape and hold up longer than the Chinook. This is a great time for Steelheaders as the Salmon crowds are gone and the numbers of Steelhead are normally good.
The Brown fishing is also pretty good, although not as good as tribs more to the west.

Dec - Feb.
This is obviously the coldest period. The fishing can be great for Steelhead depending on water temps and levels. You are best off fishing from late morning through the afternoon at this time of year as the suns rays help to warm the water slightly, making the fish a bit more active. Browns are often caught this time of year as well.

March - April
The water starts warming and the Steelhead start coming in in greater numbers. The spawn begins as the temps rise and often a small run of Browns come in to feed on bait fish and Steelhead & Sucker eggs. Don't be surprised if you hook a Chrome freight train that takes you for a ride. There are SPRING run Chinook in small numbers that show up at this time. If only the State would process some of these fish to build the spring numbers.

May
This is a GREAT time to target drop-back Steelhead. These are spawned out Steelhead who are now eating everything in sight as they work their way back to the lake. The numbers of fish caught in a day at this time of year can be amazing. The first Skamania and Atlantic's can be caught at this time      as well.
Hope this helps a bit . . .Jeff

Salmon River Pulaski New York

Credit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/37926.html
The Salmon River, located in Oswego County, stretches 17 miles from the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir in Altmar to where it empties into Lake Ontario at Port Ontario. There are 12 miles of Public Fishing Rights along the river. The Salmon River offers some of the finest sportfishing in the country. Two  major fish records have been set in the Salmon River: the Great Lakes record Chinook salmon (47 lbs. 13 oz.) and the world record Coho salmon (333 lbs 4 oz.).

General Fishing Information
Chinook and Coho Salmon
Maturing Chinook and Coho salmon returning to the Salmon River usually begin to stage off the Salmon River mouth in late August. Chinook (or King) salmon are the main attraction this time of year. The fish range in size from 15-30 lbs., averaging around 18 lbs. The Great Lakes record Chinook salmon, caught in the Salmon River, weighed 47 lbs. 13 oz. Coho salmon are generally smaller and range in size from 3 to 10 lbs., averaging around 8 lbs. The world record Coho salmon, caught in the Salmon River, weighed 33 lbs. 4 oz. Trolling in the estuary with spoons, dodgers/flies, cut-bait and plugs works well for these staging fish. Salmon usually begin entering the Salmon River around Labor Day.

Once salmon enter the river they are no longer actively feeding. Despite this, they do exhibit behaviors that make them vulnerable to traditional sportfishing techniques. One of these behaviors is aggression, or territoriality, and the other is their attraction to fish eggs or egg shaped lures. The peak of the spawning run usually doesn't occur until the latter half of September and the first half of October. Fish are generally spread throughout the river depending on the spawning stage they are in. Some fish will be making their way upriver (often referred to as running), holding in deeper pools and actively spawning. Fish engaged in the first two activities can be caught on egg sacs, egg imitating flies or plastics and streamers. Fish that are spawning, especially the males, can become very aggressive and will strike gaudy streamers swung past their spawning redds.

Steelhead
The Salmon River offers the opportunity to fish for two strains of steelhead, the Washington strain and the Skamania strain. The Washington, or winter run,  begin entering the Salmon River in late October and continue through Spring. They feed aggressively on the abundant salmon eggs in the Fall, thus making it a very good time to go steelhead fishing. Using egg sacs or egg imitating flies and plastics are your best options. Fish that entered the river in the fall will hold over in the deeper pools of the river throughout the winter. Fishing the deeper pools with egg sacs, egg imitating flies or nymphs works well this time of year. Warming periods during the winter may bring new fish into the river. Spawning usually takes place during mid-March and through early April. After spawning the fish begin to drop back to Lake Ontario. These fish can be very aggressive. These fish feed heavily because they are hungry and finished spawning. They can be caught on plugs, spinners, flies, egg sacs and night  crawlers. Summer run skamania steelhead begin entering the river around June. They tend to run during periods of increased flow. Your best chance to encounter fish is after a heavy rain or planned water release from the hydro plant. The fish remain in the river until they spawn the following spring.

Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic salmon were native to Lake Ontario. They are fall spawners and start their spawning run as early as July. Atlantic salmon can range from 5 to 20 lbs. Fishing techniques are similar to steelhead fishing methods.

Brown Trout
Brown trout enter the river from mid-September to mid-November. Brown trout are also on a spawning run, but will feed heavily on salmon eggs. It can be difficult to target brown trout, but one option is fishing down stream from actively spawning salmon with egg sacs and egg imitating flies and plastics. Brown trout range from 2 to 20 lbs.

Fisheries Management
The five major game fish are Chinook and Coho salmon, Atlantic salmon (or landlocked salmon), brown trout, and steelhead. Smallmouth bass are also found in the river. The Salmon River is stocked yearly with around 300,000 Chinook salmon, 80,000 Coho salmon, 120,000 Washington strain steelhead, 40,000 skamania strain steelhead and 30,000 Atlantic salmon. Natural reproduction does take place in the Salmon River but to what extent this adds to the fishery is not known. The Salmon River is an important part of the Lake Ontario salmon and trout fishery. Some of the returning salmon and steelhead to the Salmon River make their way to the Salmon River Fish Hatchery. These fish are then used for egg collection and the resulting fish are stocked into many Lake Ontario tributaries, along with the Salmon River. A total of 1.76 million Chinook salmon are stocked annually by NYSDEC into Lake Ontario.
Fly fishing Pulaski NY steelhead guide has Salmon River guide steelhead fishing report off drift boat for steelhead Curtis lands an incredible Trophy Brown Trout caught in Nov. (Released for your children's future fishing pleasure)! Notice the bump on the lower jaw? That tells you its a male. Notice the white mouth? This tells you its a Trout. All Salmon will have a grayish black coloration on the inside of the mouth. Thats the easiest-fastest way to tell them apart. Normally, lots of anglers will land a bright silver Coho Salmon and think its a Steelhead. They sometimes look and fight a lot a like. By looking at the inside of the mouth you can easily tell.
How do you tell if its a drop back steelhead?
The females will be skinny and have a concave stomach. She has expelled all of her eggs. If her stomach is convex, then she is still with eggs and has not finished spawning yet.
The relationship between water temps and steelhead.
When the water temp. approach's 55-60 degree's you will see all these steelhead turn into drop back steelhead. Slowly moving down the river, resting and eating along the way. Yesterday's water temperature was approx. 54 degree's.
I have already had to schedule my days off for next year, as anglers are booking me now for the fishing next season. As usual, my calendar is filling up for our next 8 month season for Salmon and Steelhead. So by booking now, you can still hire me for your preferred dates.
Lake Ontario:
I'm receiving great fishing reports from the Lake, please let me know if you need a good Charter Capt. recommendation. I'd be happy to supply you with one of my "Endorsed Capt.'s."

Gloucester, MA and Cape Cod (Harwich, Chatham area)
Published on Mar 21, 2012 This documentary follows the plight of 2 commercial fishing families as they cope with falling fish stocks and increasing government regulation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5K4xMjFWK8&feature=player_embedded
I've personally and professionally fished, lived and loved both of these area's and am well aware of both sides of the story.
I used to fish around those fish weirs, watch them run out and back from there nets with a dory in tow.
Pretty much fished every grain of sand along the shore line there and also the entire Cape Cod area. A client friend of mine is a commercial fisherman. He used to harpoon Tuna off the pulpit of his vessel.
In Gloucester, I used to watch the light's from the fishing fleet heading out into the ocean @ 3 4 am. and then there return @ 3 4pm. 7 days a week. My neighbor out on Rocky Neck had a dragger he worked on tied up to his dock. I used to live on Bass Rock's next to Good Harbor Beach, with the Twin light's off in the distance. Enjoyed scuba diving all around Gloucester, Rockport and Magnolia.
I even had to RUN out of the house to the emergency room as it was being ripped apart by the same storm that "The Perfect Storm" movie was about. The waves had ripped the front porch off the house. The waves were breaching over the top of the house and on all sides.
An ol' friend of mine, Bill Monahan (won an oscar for screen writing the "Departed") was unfortunately standing in front of the porch sliding glass door's looking out as 2 - 35 foot waves collided into one, smashing into it. Shattering it into him and sending him to the floor on his back with about 2 feet of foaming white water in the living room, furniture floating and glass shards sticking out of his face.
I might add that Bill and I didn't heed the evacuation order and instead enjoyed a nice bottle of Jameson's. Bill didn't feel a thing ;) and we both chuckled as we took close up pictures of the doctor stitching his face up in the emergency room.
My buddy Steve who was there remembers:
Good stuff......I wonder if Bill, still in shock, recalls at all being pulled from our living room out toward the sea by the receding wave when I grabbed him by the collar to stop him. We rode that wave out, then Randy came from behind the fireplace and we quickly dragged him to my car before the next waves engulfed the interior of the house. And blew out all the remaining Ocean facing and rear windows up to the second floor.
The saddest part of the storm was sitting in a local Gloucester bar a few days after there was no word from the crew that was lost. You could here a pin drop as everyone mourned the loss of loved ones, fellow fisherman and friend's. "They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships"
Hog Steelhead caught from the drift boat with Salmon River NY Steelhead fly fishing report salmon guide Good stuff Les, Congrats again! Mustad Hooks, the best their is!

This could be you! Ye-Haaaa!
Pulaski NY This is one of my all time favorite Spring steelhead photo's. Anton with a Trophy 16 lb. approx. Spring Steelhead Big'ol Buck. Congrats!! (Released)
Another one of Anton's day's out with me steelhead fishing during the Winter:
Anton was my 1 guest using a fly rod off the drift boat on Sat. He Hammered'm! He played with approx. 16 Steelhead. Ye-haaaa! Within the first 10 minutes the drift boat across from us had 3 Steelhead on. It wasn't long before Anton had his first Steelhead on for the day, of many. After the next 15 minutes of no fish for us to play with we decided to get out of the boat and work this productive spot 5-6 feet at a time. Working our 30 foot window of opportunity. We picked away at them. After Anton and I had moved down approx. 100 feet from where we had started off the boat, we found a pod of Steelhead in this normally productive area! Why leave fish to try to find fish. Pheeew, now I could relax and enjoy the view. I watched Anton's presentation thru out the day and suggested a few reminders and tips. Try this, then like magic, "Fish On". We both would chuckle.
At one point we were hitting Steelhead on almost every drift. Wow! Then, all of a sudden nothing! We poked around for the next hour with not'a nibble. Looked at my watch and it was time to hit the drift boat ramp.
All the other boats and shore anglers were all smiles as we slowly drifted down the river past them in the drift boat, joking and laughing. It was nice to see everyone out enjoying this world class fishery! Even saw a few family's out with the kids having fun.
Drift Boat fishing for steelhead with a Salmon River Pulaski NY guide offering fishing reports Another one of many, Day for Kings! Congrats again Anton! All fish released for all of you to enjoy! Mostly old'r darker educated male and female Steelhead with one freshy in the bunch
Fishing the Salmon River in Pulaski NY for steelhead and Brown Trout Wow, so silver. Now you know why we call them the silver bullet or dime bright. This fresh run chromer is almost translucent and you can't buy a fresher looking Steelhead on this river in Nov. Congrats!

A Superb sampling of some of my past edited Spin or Fly - Steelhead, Salmon and Brown Trout - Drift Boat Guide Fishing Reports from the Salmon River in Pulaski NY:
Mon. - 2 new anglers, averaged a doz. Steelhead off the guided drift boat.
Tues. - 2 very experienced expert S.R. anglers, hit 21, yes, that was 21 Steelhead off the drift boat!
Wed. - Over a dozen Steelhead played with off the guided drift boat.
Thurs. - Over 17 Steelhead hooked up off the drift boat!
Another week - I had 2 clients who fished two days in a row off the guided drift boat. Tues. they played with 18 Steelhead and Wed. they tangled with 15 Steelhead. My guest's have continued to find around a dozen Steelhead each day to play with, almost every trip. Sometimes, even a few more! Same as last year. These are VERY strong averages and not the norm if you look at the last 10-15 years :)

Drift Boat Guide Steelhead Fishing Report

We continue to see reeeeel good Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River, NY. This past week we averaged between 12 and 16 Steelhead per day off the guided drift boat. Ye-haa! I'd obviously recommend coming up! Besides anglers with drift boat guides, Im also seeing plenty of shore angler's finding a good number of fish also. That's always nice to see! Every spot that myself and other's are fishing, are with Steelhead. We still have Steelhead in transition, so those spots are still producing nicely.

Brown Trout Fly Fishing Report

Wed. - My guest's from Tues. joined me again today for another incredible fishing experience. At times we had a dozen 2-4  lb. Browns within a 10 by 10 foot area of the water. Sighted over 75 - 85 Browns over the course of the day with not another sole around. LOADED!! :) Incredible opportunity ALL day. I hope you all have the chance to some day experience this truly magnificent fishery! Today we felt as though we were in Alaska, and NOT around one of the most popular fishing area's in the country! The fish we played with and landed were WAY to many to try to keep track off. Don't ya just hate when THAT happens? :) ALL of these fish are just waiting here for YOUR, perfectly cast (aheeeem ;) bait or fly.

Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Fly Fishing Report

Wed. Dozen Steelhead played with off the guide drift boat! Thurs. Another approx. Dozen Steelies played with off the guide drift boat! Friday 16 Steelhead off the guide drift boat!

Fishing Report Drift Boat Guide Steelhead

Monday - Played with about 12-13 steelhead off the guide drift boat. Good numbers all over the place. East to West, North to South. :) Tuesday - Played with 7 or 8 Steelhead off the guide drift boat! Hit them in 2 out of 3 spots. Learned over 3 miles of some of the best chrome hold'n territory on the river. Wednesday - 5 Steelies with one guest off the drift boat. Ye-haa! It's hammer time. Thursday - 6 Steelies with my one guest off the drift boat. Same as yesterday. Did one more fish today and cemented in presentation, presentation, presentation! :)
With the drift boat guide fishing report for steelhead or salmon on the Salmon River NY A brightly colored up Male Coho Salmon (ready to eat an angler :) caught on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. This is one of my favorite pictures from my Trophy page @ http://www.yankeeangler.com/TrophyCase.html
Isn't the kype and color markings incredible? We call it a Jimmy Duranty nose. You youngster's may not recognize the name, so google it :) This angler accidentally just happened to end up in its mouth when I took the photo.
My client ended up submitting it in a magazine photo contest and won first prize! He kept the BMW and all I got was this picture. Dam!

May the wind be at your back and blue skies aheadSee ya next Fall, I've......
Amazing Salmon and steelhead guided fishing off the drift boat on the Salmon River Pulaski NY

Fishin' Blues - Taj Mahal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34uTxRECOUg
I'm Gone Fishin' - Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqdtzJvliMk&feature=youtu.be
The Fishin' Hole Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR7rWvj5s4k

Fishing reports for the Salmon River This 30 plus lb. King Salmon is heavy. Would you please hurry up and take the dang picture! ;) 

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Hammonasset TU, CT
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Also:
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Rivers Edge Trading Co.(Orvis)
Central NY Fly Fishers, NY
Oysterville Yacht Club, MA
Also:
Rochester Sportsman Show, NY  (2 ½ day show, paid featured guest speaker and fly casting demo’s.)
Albany Outdoors Show, NY  (2 ½ day show, paid featured guest speaker and fly casting demo’s.)
Wilmington Sportsman Show MA.  (2 ½ day show, paid featured guest speaker and fly casting demo’s.)
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Distributed World Wide Books: Simon Gawesworth, Spey Casting, First and also Second Editions. Rich Murphy, Fly Fishing for Striped Bass. (More not listed here)
Covers, feature articles and guide profiles in: Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine, Fly Fishing in Saltwater Magazine, Albany, Syracuse, Utica and N.Y. Times Newspapers, N.Y. Sportsmen, N.Y. Fishing and Hunting and Salmon River Success Magazines.
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Paid featured guest speaker at Sports Shows, Fresh and Saltwater fishing.
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I have had the pleasure of being interviewed with some of the top fly fisherman, fly fishing Author's of the World. (Lefty Kreh, more not listed here)
Represented the Orvis Corporation as a guide and chief instructor of their 2 1/2 day Cape Cod Saltwater Fly fishing Schools.
(P.S. I don't discriminate. I also enjoy guiding you spin anglers too! - yukyuk)

May 3 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update

1,000's of steelhead abound in the Salmon River Pulaski NY area! Steelhead fishing in the Salmon River Pulaski NY area is HOT!!! I'd recommend a trip up here! I'm noticing other guides and some bank angler's having a lot of success! The steelhead fishing for my guest's this past week as been nothing short of AMAZING! This is a GREAT time to target drop-back Steelhead. These are spawned out Steelhead who are now eating everything in sight as they work their way back to the lake. The numbers of fish caught in a day at this time of year can be amazing.
I hope you all are enjoying the multitude of optional opportunities that the Salmon River Pulaski NY and surrounding waters has to offer you for your steelhead fishing enjoyment. We sure did!
Amazing steelhead fishing with a drift boat guide around Pulaski NY Nice April Buck Steelhead. Congrats!!

Past Trip Fishing Report:
John and George enjoyed an amazing, incredible, almost non stop action all day. First time steelheading for George, John was an expert seasoned Salmon River NY angler. I'm always flattered when Im hired by another pro. angler to be there guided.
Combined steelhead played with for the day was approx. 20!!!


Funniest thing I've heard in awhile:
John likes to tie his own flies and catch fish on them. He told me a funny, unique and true story that happened to him that gave both of us a chuckle. He tied  up a fly, laid it on his kitchen counter. His wife walk's into the kitchen and sees his fly on the counter. The only thing was, she didn't know it was a fly,  it looked so reeeel that she thought it was a bug on here kitchen counter. She ran and got a fly swatter and hammered the piss out'a that fly. The moral of the story is John said that his fly was wife approved. That if she thought is was reeel, then the fish would also. Next time he went steelhead fishing he caught a bunch of Steelhead on that fly! I laughed and said I'd never heard of such a thing and would share the story with all of you. Thanks John!

The scariest thing that happened on this day:
Besides both of my guest's hooking up 2 steelhead each within their first several cast's and the 20 or so more steelhead they played with throughout our day ;) was.......
We had a very windy day w/ big wind gust's that caused a 70 foot high big dead tree to fall within 20 feet of us. I could hear the tree cracking and new with the wind direction it was headed our way.
Looked like this "I hope my life insurance is paid up falling tree" might jus miss us. I still hollered to the both of them to move back fast! A major adrenaline rush raced up our spines as if almost in slow motion we watched and listened to it fall towards us.
After it fell, we all jus sort'a stood their in amazement and stared at each other and this big "Thank You Lord" miss of a fallen tree. Never a dull moment on this river!
Incredible fishing reports from this steelhead guide Nice Silver Bullet Steelhead. Congrats!
Local News:
ANGLERS FISHED OUT OF OSWEGO RIVER

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 4:00 am |  Updated: 3:00 am, Tue Apr 29, 2014. A boat with three fishermen capsized in the Oswego River at approximately 12:01 p.m. Sunday, sending the three men into frigid water conditions. Resident Paul Griser, a witness to the accident, helped pull two of the men to safety, while the third was able to maneuver out of the water under his own power. Personnel with the Oswego Fire Department and Oswego Police Department responded to the scene, located behind the former Coleman's Irish Pub. The three men were evaluated and treated by fire department personnel for possible hypothermic conditions, and were subsequently released. The boat capsized when the fisherman tried to anchor in the river, which caused water to flood into the vessel. All three fishermen were wearing lifejackets. Fire department personnel were able to pump water from the boat, remove it from the river, and place it back on its trailer. **Heard that it was like a row boat that had been anchored off the transom (square back) in current. Jus my opionion, Well daaa.... do ya think?**

NYS DEC staff, partners and volunteers gathered at the Oswego Marina yesterday as 40,000 fingerlings were delivered into net pens where they will be reared for the next several weeks.
Credit and Photo's  https://www.facebook.com/visitoswegocounty/photos/a.10152186273404064.1073741860.114262564063/10152186274109064/?type=1&theater

Last Chance for Skinny Creek Steelies By Spider Rybaak Article found @ http://fishingandhuntinginoswego.blogspot.com
Oswego County is steelhead country. Fast water anglers from around the world come up for the rich veins of ironheads running the Salmon and Oswego Rivers autumn through spring. As exciting as tackling a steelie in big rapids is, however, anyone worth his weight in glo-bugs can tell you taking one out of a skinny creek is even more fun and challenging. Problem is, this winter has been so severe, most slim waters have been entombed in impenetrable ice caps since January. Steelhead ain’t complaining--they like the cover. On the other hand, die-hard creek fans are a little sore. But we’ll have our day… real soon. You see, all that snow we had this year has gotta melt. When it does, run-off will swell the streams, sending their plumes deep into the lake, their ice caps into next winter. Steelhead cruising the open water cross these warm paths and follow them upstream, into the embrace of ideal habitats. All this promises to happen from now until midMay. If the current weather patterns hold, the thaw will be slow and gradual, keeping the creeks at the optimal 40 to 44 degrees Fahrenheit for much of this month. Some experts feel that this winter is a lot like the ones we had in the 1960s and 70s, and make predictions based on past experience. Fran Verdoliva, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Special Assistant for the Salmon River, says no matter what the weather does, the near term is going to be a win-win situation. “If we get a burst of unseasonably warm weather, the thaw will be rapid and the water levels high and muddy, drawing a lot of fish all at once. If the thaw stays moderate like it’s been, the steelhead will run steadily, most likely extending the season for a week or two,” says Verdoliva.
Each of Oswego County’s Lake Ontario tributaries will see runs of regular strain steelies. The Salmon River itself will boast  iron heads into May, followed by runs of Skamania and Atlantic salmon all summer long.

OUTDOORS: Spring steelhead fishing heats up By Leo Maloney, Outdoors Columnist Article credit http://www.pottsmerc.com
Anglers stand along the banks of the river casting or drifting their lures or bait while trying to stay warm. Suddenly there is the cry of “fish on” and a silver torpedo erupts from the water downstream. Soon the angler is racing along the slippery rocks along the rivers’ edge, his rod held high as a powerful fish strips line from the reel at an alarming speed. The subtle presentation, the excitement of a strike and the thrill of battling an acrobatic and powerful fish on light tackle are all part of the excitement of steelhead trout fishing. All along the Salmon River from now until early May, anglers will pursue these powerful migratory rainbow trout that can reach as long as your arm. It is world class fishing right here in our own backyard and it is equal or better than any you will find in the upper Great Lakes or the Pacific Northwest. There are lots of fish in the Salmon River and other streams just waiting for the water temperature to warm up a bit before they spawn and return to the lake. Recently the fishing action has only been fair due to fluctuations in water level and temperature. Stable weather patterns usually produce the best action. Earlier this week a number of anglers were taking some nice fish with eggs, egg patterns and small flies like Marabou Muddlers or stoneflies. The usual method of fishing for steelhead includes drifting egg sacks using spinning rods and reels, or fly fishing with small stoneflies nymphs, Wooly  Buggers or imitation egg flies. Baits and flies (size 8–12) that you will use are remarkably small considering the huge size of the fish involved. Long, light and sensitive rods help you fight the powerful fish. Many anglers use eight or nine weight rods in ten foot length. They are also an advantage in casting or keeping the line off the water while drifting your lure into a likely holding area. Fluorocarbon leaders are best attached to the main line with a swivel. Many anglers leave a tag end to clip on a split shot or two so the bait bounces along over the bottom in a natural movement with the current. When fishing for steelhead you should remember that they are still rainbow trout so drift your bait or fly into likely holding areas such as breaks in the current. If you are wading in over your ankles you are probably standing where the fish are. If you are new to the sport you should fish some of the areas off gravel bars where you can get solid footing and make short casts to likely holding water. Drift your fly or egg sack so that it drifts naturally along, lightly tapping the bottom. It takes skill to detect the gentle pickup so your best bet is to watch your line and raise the rod tip whenever it stops. Of course there is nothing gentle about their run once you have hooked a fish. Let it run and only apply pressure when the fish slows or allows it. It takes stamina, a large net and a strong heart to land a big steelhead. In recent years float fishing with beads has become very popular. It involves a bead that resembles a salmon egg drifted through likely runs or lies where the fish are holding. A float controls the drift and keeps the bead at the proper depth just above the bottom. A couple split shot help keep the bead down and your line vertical as it drifts along. It is not as simple as it sounds. It takes some adjustment to get the proper weight and length of line below the float for each run. The take is still subtle but more discernible than when steelhead sip in stoneflies or nymphs on your flyline. Of course, the best way to learn a lot about steelhead fishing as well as increase your odds of action is to hire a guide. The drift boats will not only allow you to fish the deep holes in mid river from the boat but will allow you to reach and fish places that are inaccessible to the wading angler. Steelhead season won’t last much longer so don’t delay. When you have one of these exciting trout on the end of the line you won’t care what the temperature is!
 
Thanks for stopping in and spending your valuable internet fishing time here :)  I'm flattered as usual!
May the wind be at your back and blue skies ahead
Randy Jones

April 26 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide SpinFly Fishing Report Update

As forecasted and predicted - The steelhead fishing is RED HOT! NOW, get up here!!! I hope you all are enjoying the multitude of optional opportunities that the Salmon River Pulaski NY and surrounding waters has to offer you for your steelhead fishing enjoyment. We sure did!

A few past guided steelhead fishing trips:  (FYI - I can't speak for anyone else and this steelhead fishing report is how "my" client's are doing, while being guided by me) Water level jumped 750 cfs overnight to 3,000cfs, Ye-haaa!
Water was off color, but good enouph to use the drift boat on the Salmon River. Found a few steelhead to play with here and there. Not bad. Rain was very heavy and steady at times, watched the color of the water turn almost chocolate before our eyes.
Soaked to the bone! I would have stayed drier if I had jumped in the water ;) Called it an early day, my guest's allowed me to discount their day, which made me feel a lil better. We basically took a lemon of a day and tried to make lemonade out of it. We did have opportunity, which made me grateful!
LOADED!!! Beautiful meandering stream thru open fields and woods. Not a single other angler around all day. Felt like we were flown into the wilds of Alaska. Opportunity all day! (The steelhead fishing was RED HOT!)
Close your eyes and just cast! Amazing!! Incredible!! Stupid with fish!! Loaded!! Walk across their backs stuff. Opportunity all day! The steelhead fishing was smok'n RED HOT! I sincerely hope that all of you get the chance to experince a day like this!

Thanks for stopping in and spending your valuable internet fishing time here :)  I'm flattered as usual!
May the wind be at your back and blue skies ahead
Author and drift boat guide Randy Jones Salmon River NY Guide, Randy Jones

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.
Steelhead and Salmon guide fishing report on the Salmon River Pulaski NY off the drift boat for Steelhead Drift Boat on the amazing Salmon River Pulaski NY while fishing for steelhead This fish catching machine awaits you! (John Halnon Photo Credit's)
This drift boat guide offers fishing reports on the Salmon River NY for fish Fishing report drift boat guide for steelhead and salmon on the Salmon River NY 16 year ol' Matt with one for the smok'r!
First Mate Matt, dad Capt. Jerry and myself out on my 16 foot heated drift boat enjoying a Steelhead filled day during the Winter on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. 35 minutes drive North of Syracuse off the Interstate. Approx. 5-1/2 hour drive from the Boston area, approx. 4-1/2 hour's from N.Y. City. Steelhead average 8 to 12 lb's. We fish for them from Nov. all Winter into the first week of May approx. My personal favorite time to fish for Steelhead in order of preference, April, Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. and Nov. I have a BIG propane heater on the drift boat that I use during the Winter to help take the chill off. :) Works great! We also fish for (15-20 lb. average) King Salmon (8-12lb.average) Coho Salmon that run from Mid-Sept. until the end of Oct. Then we have Brown trout that average 3-5 lb's. with some reaching into the teens during Nov

Enjoy Incredible Fishing for Trophy Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout with Salmon River NY Drift Boat Guide useing Spin or Fly Rods
Enjoy wade or drift boat fishing on the world renowned Salmon River in Pulaski NY for hard fighting salmon or steelhead during the splendor of the fall, winter and spring seasons.
Whether it's trophy sized steelhead or salmon that you're after, I am dedicated to introducing both new and experienced anglers to the exciting world of freshwater fishing. For novices, I place emphasis on Fly/Spin fishing skill and supplement the day with knots, fly/bait selection, fish habitats, and prey species. For the more experienced sportsman, I'll work with you to hone your fishing skills. I guarantee a rewarding experience.
I have a firm belief 100 % of my energy and time should be focused on you and helping you attain your goals, during our time together and not fishing along side you.
I am a thoroughly proficient and professional year-round fly/spin fishing guide with 30 + years of fresh and salt water experience.

Outstanding Guided Drift Boat Fishing on the Salmon River Pulaski NY for Steelhead, Brown Trout or Salmon
September through April
The Salmon River is located in Pulaski NY on Lake Ontario's eastern shore, 30 miles north of Syracuse. Its reputation for large runs of Salmon - Steelhead and incredible average size of all species is unsurpassed by any other fishery in New England.
Fishing report Guide enjoys useing the drift boat for Steelhead and Salmon

September 1 - October 31 -
Tackle busting King Salmon averaging 10-20 lbs. will amaze you with their freight train runs. Trying to harness the raw power of a 12 lb Coho Salmon running in 20 different directions in a blink of an eye will keep you on your toes (and hopefully not on your back!)


October 15 - November
- Brown Trout. Like Salmon and Steelhead you measure these Fish by the pound and not by the inch.Drift Boat fishing report Guide offers NY Steelhead They have entered the river to spawn and will weight from 3-10 pounds. While they are not as numerous as the Salmon or the Steelhead, these are an optional trophy of a Fishing life time.


October 20 - May 1 - Steelhead 8-15 lbs.
The Fall Steelhead is without a doubt, one of the hardest fighting Fish that swims in the Salmon River NY. They'll take you into your backing in seconds, then jump start your heart with tail walking antics that will live in your memory forever.

Winter - This is one of my favorite Drift Boat Guide Fishing times of the year. With colder temperatures the crowds disappear. Steelhead continue to come into the river from the lake. A winter Drift Boat trip aboard our heated Drift Boat is a great way to learn the river and experience it's beauty. The end of February, March and April are great Steelhead Fishing days as new Fish move into and out of the river on a daily basis. As the Salmon River temperatures rise, so does the aggressiveness of the Steelhead. Often, sight fishing is possible as they move into the shallows.
We can Spin or Fly Fish for Salmon or Steelhead either by wading or using the Drift Boat.


I invite you to join me and enjoy what is an unquestionably one of the finest fresh water fisheries in the eastern United States.


Quality Fishing Testimonial for the Salmon River NY catching Steelhead or Salmon with Drift Boat Guide
It may be difficult to understand the term World Class Fishing until you have been there. But perhaps this will help!
Superb Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River NY Randy, Thank you for several memorable trips this year on the Salmon River NY. The highlight of the year was definitely the outing on the Salmon River during September with my son for salmon. Never have I experienced such numbers of large and aggressive Salmon in all my 45 years of fishing. I estimate we had over 60 hook-ups on King Salmon and caught and released 12, two of which were between 30 and 35 pounds. Close behind was the spring drift boat trip for Steelhead on the remote stretch of Pucker-brush Creek. Seeing over 2 dozen Steelhead off the drift boat in a one mile stretch, with no one else around, reminded me of Alaska. After those experiences, I decided traveling to the Northwest Territories for lake trout and grayling or to Labrador for brook trout are a thing of the past and I will concentrate on the quality of fishing available in New York State. If you ever need a recommendation, I would be pleased to provide one. Dick Koelling
Note: If you don't recognize "Pucker-Brush Creek", it's one of many of my secret creeks where Steelhead abound in a beautiful , pristine environment without many or even any other anglers.


Enjoy Superb Trophy Steelhead Trout Fishing off the Drift Boat with Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Fishing Guide
The Guide Drift Boat allows you to Spin or Fly Fish a great deal of water for Salmon or Steelhead on the Salmon River NY. Often when the Steelhead or Salmon are scattered this is a fabulous water chariot.

Amazing Fishing Reports for Salmon and Steelhead from this Drift Boat guide working the Salmon River in Pulaski NY

Pulaski NY Salmon River

Drift Boat fishing reports Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Drift Boat Salmon River NY fishing reports (Congrats on that Nice URL, errr, I mean Steelhead! ;)

At 16 feet, this 285 pound guide drift boat is comfortable and a very stable platform . It is outfitted with a propane heater to keep you nice and toasty on even the coldest days. While you can Spin or Fly fish from the drift boat, I will often stop to let clients wade and fish a particularly productive run on the Salmon River NY. When the Steelhead or Salmon are concentrated in particular locations wading is the preferred option. At
other times a drift boat is the only way to get to the fish. While I will give booking anglers a recommendation, you may want to experience one method over another.

Flattering Drift Boat Fishing Testimonial's for Steelhead and Salmon Guide Randy Jones on the Salmon River NY
To quote a Drift Boat Guide that I know, our trip yesterday was O U T S T A N D I N G, in every sense of the word.  Although I live just an hour away from the Salmon River NY, I have only fished the Salmon River in Pulaski NY for four years.  I feel very comfortable with my Salmon "catching" expertise, but the elusive Steelhead is a different story.  I am still at the low end of the learning curve when it comes to chromers.  Yesterday we made some major progress on the learning curve, correcting some things I was doing wrong, and fine tuned some other points. PLUS we hit ten Steelhead and landed two.When "out of staters" come to the Salmon River NY, they have to pack a whole season into two or three days---well, yesterday, I packed a whole season of experiences, thrills of victory and the agony of losing a 16# Steelhead at the net in one very enjoyable, eight hour Guide Drift Boat trip down the Salmon River Pulaski NY. I appreciate your patience, guidance, and sense of humor. Thank you for an outstanding day, Dave

Guide Fish's for Salmon or Steelhead off the drift boat on the amazing Salmon River NY Dave, tired and sore, in Oneida.

Randy, What a great day, just when I thought I knew a little something about steelhead fishing I had to fish with you.  You really are a class act.  I really appreciate you sharing your expertise and patience as well as some of your "honey" holes with me.  I would encourage any steelhead fisherman, novice or expert, to fish with a guide even if it's just once, and if they can get Drift Boat Guide Randy Jones they're in for a great day.  There is so much to learn about this sport and you can trim years off the "learning curve" by fishing with a real pro such as yourself. Thanks again for the fun and truly a learning fishing experience.  And thanks for not mentioning that "hog" that snuck through the hole in your net, John

Drift Boating in Pulaski NY Salmon River for Steelhead Superb guide fishing reports from Pulaski NY Salmon River running a drift boat for Steelhead or Salmon

Drift Boat Fish report Guide What a honk'a! Approx. 16 lb. Steelhead for John. Great way to end the Fishing Day!

April 20 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update:
The steelhead fishing for my guest's in the Salmon River Pulaski NY area has been mostly superb! Sure, I've had a couple of slow days of only a few steelhead each day, but mostly they have all been good, reeeeeel good to AMAZING!!
Beautiful crystal clear water streams and creeks meandering thru wide open fields and woods. Some area's were LOADED, walk across their backs stuff, without a single other angler seen all day. It was like being flown into the wild's of Alaska!
Just the mild sound of running water, "Fish ON" being repeated thru out the day, drag's singing the fishermans national anthem and camera's clicking after numerous photo's of some BIG'ol  hog steelhead. Numerous hand shakes and very happy clients!
We landed some beauty steelhead in the 12, 14, 16 lb. range! With the past and present higher water flows, I hope you were all able to adjust and enjoy the multitude of optional opportunities that the Salmon River NY and surrounding waters has to offer you. We sure did!
Water Levels and Flows: For your safety, please keep an eye on it. The Salmon River has been off color. Rain is in the forecast, so we may or may not have a continuation of high water? Where's that crystal ball of mine?
Hi Guy's, Don't know if your interested, but the steelhead fishing has been reeel good and will continue to be reeeeel good thru @ least mid May (most likely longer) with the egg taking @ the hatchery being delayed and thousands of steelhead leaving the hatchery late April.
Plus
, all the steelhead that are in the river presently. I stopped over @ the Altmar fish hatchery recently and there were Thousands of steelhead between Beaver Dam Brook (illegal to fish), the ladder and tanks! Some were upwards of 18-20 lb's! Yikes!!
While @ the hatchery, I laughed out loud to my clients as we were standing next too and looking into the fenced in ladder that was loaded with steelhead. On the fence was a bright yellow sign that said, NO Fishing! Well daaaa.... do ya think? ;)
I usually have better luck in those round cement circular pools up there to fish in. Jus toss it in and let it swirl around in a circle :)

Salmon River Fishing Reports I have a drift boat seat reserved and waiting for you.

River Rambling's:
Been watching some Osprey's building there nest and flying about. Watched one flying over head with about a 14 inch fish in its claw's. Deer galore, almost hit one the other morning while on my drive to work in the dark. The beavers are busy munching on all our trees along the rivers edge. Saw a mink, muskrat and ground hogs the other day. No eagles of late. Turkey's galore. Had an almost 1 year old deer eating some grass in the back yard yesterday, wonder where mom was at. A friend put out some food for the deer the other day, but the neighbors dog got to it first. The squirrels have been busy every morning stealing bird feed out of the feeders. Those resident Turkey Vultures that live on a hill over looking the upper Salmon River have been circling over head almost daily.
I had the pleasure of guiding Matt Reilly (head writer for numerous outdoor publications) and his Dad Chris a while back. The steelhead fishing was "OUTSTANDING" in ever sense of the word.
Below is a snippet from their first day on the river ever, fishing for our electrifying and exhilarating steelhead on their own.
I crawled out of the water, soaked, but warm with adrenaline, disbelieving.  My own fly had produced my first encounter with a Great Lakes’ steelhead—a fish awesomely hardier and larger than any trout I’d ever seen.
The water seemed eerily quiet as adrenaline shakes set in and I shed layers of wet clothing. The day had turned around, but ended in a lost fish.  The trip is still young.......
I'm sure most of you can remember your first fish here on the Slam'n Salmon River NY, as I can. That first fish will forever be etched in our memory and the adrenaline rush that it produced.
I chucked that on Matt's first day here he was welcomed by this river, where memories are made, with his first ever Salmon River Baptism
:)
To read Matt's Salmon River Steelhead writing's, please visit http://www.adventuresafield.blogspot.com/  for the rest of the article :)
My email reply to Chris and Matt:
HI Chris, Please tell Matt I enjoyed his article! It made me chuckle, laugh, feel the excitement of it all, remembering my first fish here, the adrenaline rush of it all and also the beauty that this river provides all anglers who visit here.
I'm sure all my readers will enjoy it and it will also help the local economy (and my wallet yukyuk) out greatly! Thanks again! Best Fish's, Randy
Steelhead Fishing Pulaski NY 20 lb. Spring Buck Steelhead! Ye-Haa!

A short edited sampling of just a few Past Steelhead Fish'n Trip Report's and Client Testimonials:
Amazing, Outstanding! Kim and Lloyd, husband and wife team enjoyed another one of many "Day for Kings and Queens!" Unbelievable!!
Randy,  Lloyd and I would like to thank you for an amazing day. Thank you so much for everything. We had an absolute blast. Regards, Kim

Good Morning Randy, I just wanted to send you a note saying thank you for the trip on Friday. Sean and I had a great time! This type of fishing was completely new to me and you truly taught me a lot. I will definitely be back up there to fish again. Your knowledge of the river, habitat and presentation is incredible. Again thank you for a great time and we’ll definitely be in contact. I hope the weather is getting better as days go on. Regards, Patrick
Few less steelhead today then weeks past, but still for my boyfriend and girlfriend team, we tangled with a bunch. Biggest steelhead landed was a 14 lb'er! Ye-Haaa!

Randy, Thank you for the fun and exciting day. I hope we were good students! It was definitely different than what I have done in the past, a great education, and certainly more productive. You certainly know your business, the river and the fish intimately (in a good way). I'm serious about the Monday thing in the fall during salmon season, if you get a cancellation and need someone to fill it...give me a call and if the stars align we'll be there. On that note, if you have any Mondays available let me know and I'll see if I can commit. As for the gratuity, you earned every penny and I hope that everyone treats you well...you deserve it. Tightlines! Steve
Brown Trout Fishing Report on the Salmon River Pulaski NY with drift boat guide Nice Male Brownie! Congrats!!
(Notice how I blurrrred out the background? It takes me extra time to edit it after a loooong day on the water, but feel it's worth it to try to protect and not advertise YOUR favorite spot to fish. As well as any other professional guide spot's, that help them (me) earn a living from ;)

Scheduled day off the water to work in the home office to write this stuff for all of you. You can only turn your underwear inside out so many times before you HAVE to do your laundry ;)

Recent Past Client Steelhead Fishing Report after being guided by me and Testimonial:
Hi Randy, Thanks for a wonderful day yesterday off the drift boat. My father had a good time and hearing you tell me my drifts and technique was perfect was nice. We were able to play with 3 steelhead with you (none of the other anglers were getting hookups) which was great given the conditions. I took my father back to the head of (edited for content ;) that you showed us....played with another one there and played a 5th fish where my son lost his during our December trip. Thanks again...Mike

Hi Randy, My dad and I went to (edited for content ;)  like we talked about and killed the chrome! We were 7 for 12 on steelhead and 1 for 1 on a big brown. The water was up some but good visibility. My dad did everything you taught him during the drift boat trip with you and caught a nice male on his 2nd cast. Let me know if you want exact locations and I will provide them. Thanks again for everything you taught my dad...and me as well. You are in a class of your own. Dad's fish is for dinner tonight. Best fishes, Mike
HI Mike, thanks for the report and your kind words! Congrats on a fine day shared with your dad. Best Fish's, Randy

Hi Randy, Fishing was Amazing! (Edited for content ;)  is loaded with bright silver steelhead. I was 5 for 7 today. Thought I'd share how the fishing is. Thanks for the recommendation of (Edited for content ;). Mike
Congrats Mike! Thanks for the report! I've been (edited for content ;), walking, wading, driftboat, same type of water. Water should keep dropping on the river, lil rain on Tuesday. Still a lil snow in the woods, so I'd guess lil more up on Tug Hill. Cool temp's forecast for this week, should keep the water nice and cold for a great, extended Steelhead season into May! Ye-Haa!  You and I will probably be the only ones fishing in May, to ALL those MANY 1,000's of Steelhead! yukyuk Best, Randy

Today's Steelhead Tip:
By forming a "private" group or "private" network of steelhead fishing friends, (example above email's) makes for a great way to share fishing knowledge that helps with information on current and always changing conditions, "HOT" fishing area's, etc... All to help make everyone's steelhead fishing adventures a grand success! Matter of fact, once your a client of mine, you can always contact me for the latest on everything. I'll even give you some pointer's on where you can fish with continued success on your own, according to the latest conditions, etc...(such a nice guy, guide yukyuk)

Few steelhead, slooooooow. We did have a presence of fish and opportunity. Learned a lot! Guest Testimonial: Randy, Thank you!!!  We had a wonderful time. Happy fishing, Darlene and Dan

Flood and Flood Warning? O'Boy, where will we fish. Maybe I should call all my clients and cancel all our trip's. H-LL NO!!!
Can we catch fish in flood waters, Randy? Randy, you can't fish in those flows.....can you?
Well, I can tell you, we do and did with Grand Results!!! Easy as spread'n soft but'a on a warm muffin. My guest's Joe Sr. and son Joe Jr. estimated that they experienced an over abundance of opportunity of (blank #'s, you wouldn't believe me ;)  steelhead on this day off the drift boat.
LOADED!!
You could almost walk across there back's!!
Where? I can't remember, I'm getting a lil forgetful in my ol' age, yukyuk.
What did we catch them on? I can't remember as it was dark outside when I placed it on the hook. My middle plug was hot pink which saw the most action. A 6 inch marabou jig worked nicely under the float. Also did extremely well useing fly rods with a strike indicator and flies.
How many did we catch? Not a boat load, but BOY! did we have fun try'n. Biggest landed was a big'ol fatty handsome buck steelhead of approx. 16 lb's! Experienced the MOST steelhead over our 6 month season! Simply AMAZING!!
Can we catch fish in flood waters, Randy? Randy, you can't fish in those flows.....can you? yukyuk
Guest Testimonial: Randy, Thank you for the great fishing trip. My Dad and I had a blast. Thanks again. See you soon, Joe
Spring Buck steelhead landed on the salmon river pulaski new york river with drift boat fishing report guide
Joe Jr. with one of many, beauty of a Spring Buck Steelhead. Congrats! (The largest Spring Steelhead landed today was an approx. 16 lb'r. That HOG steelhead photo will unfortunately not being shown here, as it showed a seasonal and water level dependent hot spot in back ground. Don't want to be called a spot burner or draw more attention to this location as it may be one of YOUR (or mine, or other guides trying to make a living) personal favorite places to fish.
With thousands of daily viewers on here and running a successful, full time, with over 30 years experince guide biz., I have to be more careful than other's. ;)
Fishing Report for Big Brown's on the Salmon River NY with guide with drift boat Another nice Brown Trout! Congrats!!
Fishing Report for Salmon, Brown Trout and Steelhead in Pulaski NY Another big'ol 20 lb. Buck Spring Steelhead!
Thanks for stopping in and spending your valuable internet fishing time here :)  I'm flattered as usual!
The Steelhead fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.

May the wind be at your back and blue skies ahead
Author Randy Jones By Randy Jones

April 12 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update:
I'm taking reservations for early May. (Interested?) With the steelhead being 1 1/2 to 2 weeks behind schedule (Due to our extended Winter, etc..) Early - Mid May will be some amazing steelhead fishing action. Few anglers around and a boat load of steelhead! Warm temp's and hungry drop backs! Ye-Haa! If you've never fished for steelhead that late, now's a perfect opportunity! The steelhead will all be here, waiting for your perfectly (aheeeem ;) cast fly or bait. yukyuk

Altmar NY Hatchery Steelhead Update:
Besides ALL the steelhead that are in the Salmon River NY now. Around the end of April there will be THOUSAND'S of Steelhead (8 to 12 lb. average) leaving the Hatchery for "you" to enjoy thru the month of May.
They do a couple of interesting things upon leaving the hatchery, which may surprise you. Care to learn and experince a couple of these interesting thing's?  I have some open dates if your intrested. Recommend early May, then mid May.

Ye-Haa! Surf's up!
Flows have now exceeded station discharge capabilities and spill gates are now in use. River activities are extremely dangerous and unwise. Do not venture into the river until flows have receded. Until 11:57 PM Mon APR 14, 4,500 CFS
All published flows are approximate and forecasts are estimates only. Actual flows will vary and can change quickly at any time. Always be alert and wear an approved flotation device. Never go in or near the water until you know and accept the risks you are assuming by being in this area!
Fish An ol' guide joke I like to tell my clients after they have landed a steelhead and they ask me how big it is. I tell'm, you lie and I'll swear to it ;)
Lil Tip:
On the Salmon River NY you should all have your low water spots to fish as they relate to all the current breaks that hold all of our steelhead and salmon. You should also have your medium water flow spots and high water spots. Lastly, you should all have your flood stage spots on the Salmon River NY and or the surrounding area. A lil T.O.W. (time on the water) will help you to reach this ultimate fishing goal.
I've always felt (that within reason) you should never allow Mother Nature to control your enjoyment of this (and surrounding area's) incredible "World Class Fishery." We all simply need to learn how to adapt to our ever changing water flows - levels and how they relate to all our current breaks.
Presently, with this new and exciting water level on the Salmon River NY. I have approx. 30 or more steelhead locations to fish! Ye-Haa!! (Care to join me?) Best Fish's, Randy

April 5 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update:
Plenty of great steelhead fishing in the Pulaski NY Salmon River area. This last week the steelhead fishing has been reeeeeel good to amazing for my fishing guest's. (Guess we jus got lucky ;) Anglers are finding steelhead in all the normal places for the current water flow and how it relates to all the current breaks. Noticed most of the shore anglers having success this week. Which is always nice to see! Lot's of steelhead anglers out enjoying this world class fishery. (Sometimes it's like a box of chocolates on the river, never know ;)
Sounds like a broken record :)
I do expect the water levels to rise. (Obviously, for your safety, please keep an eye on it and always use caution when fishing here) If your one of my upcoming guest's, all is sweeeell on the river and its steelhead ;) It's all simply the "same ol same hole" scenario for me. More water? No Biggy!
Friday evening, last night we recieved a ton of rain, above freezing air temp's. and very windy. High wind warning out today, Sat. Light rain and even some snow flurries happening now as I peer out my home office window. Less snow on the ground then yesterday. Still probably 1 to 2 feet in the woods. More up on Tug Hill. This morning I notice the local Pucker Brush Creeks are running very high. ( hint-hint ;)
Steelhead or King Coho Salmon on the Salmon River around Pulaski NY Trophy Steelhead of many. Congrats!
Today's "HOT" Steelhead Fishing  Tip ;)  Please see all of the below complementary Fishing Reports, Tips and Articles as they relate to Steelhead. They all have relevant info. that is still pertinent now :)
(For all Photo's and Weekly Updated Fishing Reports, Articles, Humor and Tips on the Salmon River Pulaski NY. Please visit http://www.yankeeangler.com/FishingReport.html)
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This last weeks steelhead driftboat trip reports:
One day my father and son team (first timers) enjoyed another one of many, "Day for Kings". They fought soooo many that once again, I lost count. "Fish" everyday could be like this"

On another day, I guided 2 brothers who enjoyed there first time steelhead fishing. Early morning we started off happily going thru the ol' learning curve w/ 4-5 steelhead fought. Changed location and found a BUNCH! of hard fighting, jumping, reeeeel scream'n steelhead! Enjoyed another one of many, "Day for Kings". They fought soooo many that once again, I lost count. "Fish" everyday could be like this"

Dad Chris and 18 year ol son "Head Writer and star high school athlete" Matt enjoyed what could only be called a "Day for Kings" while playing with an alarming # of steelhead for there 2 days with me off the drift boat! Matt's an outdoors writer for numerous publications and plans to write about there experince fishing for steelhead for the first time here. Talk about pressure! Matt also writes for the Game Commission's Outdoor Report, a weekly column in the local paper, a regional publication and Virginia Wildlife Magazine.
For the first few hour's of the morning, just a couple nibbles. I started to get nervous. I looked at the sky and jokingly asked the lord out loud, why me. I joked with Matt, that if the day stayed like this, please dont use my reeeeel name in the article. Please make one up ;)
Was I to be a hero or a zero?
Changed strategies and sa-zame, fish on and on again! Phew! Now I could relax and enjoy the rest of the day ;) Fought about a dozen of these metal heads in several different locations off the drift boat on ol' Pucker Brush Creek!
2nd day, changed strategies a lil and it wasn't long before we were into'm like crazy. Fish on and on and on were the most repeated phrase thru out the day! We fished about 5-6 different spots over a 6 mile length of the river and were 100% on finding steelhead in all of the places we anchored the drift boat in! (Mid river down, hint hint ;) Ye-Haa! I'd guess they tangled with over (blank - dont want to sound like we are bragging yukyuk) steelhead this day. Lost count after a while. Don't ya jus hate when that happens?
I can count on about 8 fingers, how many days like this we have had over our 6 month steelhead season. Simply AMAZING!
I jokingly told Matt, that the way he fish's. He would have a better chance of catching a fish, if he took up golf! I got'a grin and a chuckle out of both of'm with that lil good humored jab ;)
I suggested that they should visit the Salmon River NY Hatchery in Altmar. The hatchery is filling up with LOT'S of steelhead. Then, while up that'a'way, maybe stop over in the Upper Fly Zone for a peak. Then drive up to the Salmon River Falls. I'd bet its running pretty good with all the run off.
I hope he writes something nice about the steelhead fishing here (helps the local economy) and also myself (helps my wallet yukyuk). I'll share the article link with all of you once its completed.
In closing, I might add that if it were not for ALL of my guest's incredible angler ability level this week, the above #''s of steelhead would have been much much less. They allllll made me proud to be there guy, guide!

Mail Bag: HI Matt and Chris, Thanks again for a coupl'a fun and exciting days, I had a blast! Best Fish's, Randy P.S. I plan to post my fishing report about our day on Sat., you both should enjoy the read! (I'll post Matt's article once I receive the link)
Thanks Randy. We had a blast! I really appreciate your patience with us and teaching Matt a bit about rowing the drift boat. He was really stoked about it! Matt will definitely send you a link to his article. I'm thinking it might be favorable to the guide ;-)
Let's look for two consecutive days (mid-week) in the Fall. Best, Chris

Guest Fishing Report and Testimonial:
Hey Randy, It's Wes. You guided my brother Willie and I out a couple weeks ago for steelhead off the drift boat. I've been wanting to write you about steelhead fishing on my own, after being guided by you. Well the only thing I can say is on that day, I was "that guy", the one angler everyone hates due to them hooking up so much. I caught 3, lost 3 @ the net, and fought a half dozen more, while only seeing 2 other guys even hook up, and the river was the busiest w\fisherman I have seen this year. So Thank You ! I am no longer hoping to hook up, I am expecting to.
The only bad thing I can say about what you've done is that I find myself missing a lot of work lately, haha- take care Randy. Thanks again. Wes
Congrats Wes!!!!!!!  I'm soooo happy for your success's! Best Fish's, Randy
Weather Forecast: "It's going to be breezy unless you're in the area that's windy."
River Watch: Watched a very large flock of swallows diving and skimming the river's water. Never seen that before. Couldn't determine if they were taking a sip of water or feeding on some hatching insects. The resident Turkey vultures are all out and about flying over head. Occasionally Im seeing some Turkeys along the river's edge as we slowly float down the river in the drift boat. Looked on in amazement as we enjoyed watching about a thousand snow geese flying over head in formation. Havent seen any of those Eagles that were here not long ago. The maple syrup buckets are filling up fast with perfect temp's.
Superb Steelhead fly fishing reports with a drift boat guide Congrats on that Fine Steelhead!
River Ramblings:
Heard from a credible source that with what the higher ups (hatchery folks, etc..) are seeing and sampling, that the egg taking may be delayed? This might also delay all those steelhead from leaving the tanks up @ the hatchery after they have got'n there egg's, etc...? This could (will) cause our steelhead season to be prolonged into the middle end of May? Ye-haa! End of April and May is a great time to fish here for steelhead, if you enjoy SOLITUDE and a BUNCH of steelhead ALL to yourself!
(Now I probably just pissed off all the locals and the few folks that know this. They would probably prefer that I not mention that lil tid bit on here with thousands of daily visitors. You all owe me big time for that lil nugget)  yukyuk
Thanks for stopping in and spending your valuable internet fishing time here :)  I'm flattered as usual!
The Steelhead fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.

May the wind be at your back and blue skies ahead
Salmon River NY Guide, Author and Publisher Randy Jones

March 30,  9 am. Quick Update - Get your Water Wings out ;)
Jus a heads up about about our local waters. All the local creeks and streams were rip'n this morning due to rain and run off. (hint - hint ;) We also have a freezing rain - ice, lil snow warning out until Monday @ 1PM. No biggy ;) The Salmon River NY has reacted to the run off and is rising. Making crossing it, ill advised. Please keep an eye on the water levels if fishing here anytime soon. This Spring time rise is very normal, expected, no biggy for me and makes for a great opportunity for you to learn how to fish these higher flows. Jus like I had to do......., many flies ago ;)
Caution should obviously be used.
A seasoned Pro. angler friend of mine just reported that he hit some nice, bright steelhead mid to lower river yesterday!

After previously showing this to all of you and signing up for an email Water Alert subscription, I recieved this. It's pretty nice to get an additional "heads up" about any increase in water levels thru Dam released water or run-off. You may want to sign up also. I set my threshold @ 1,000 cfs, so once it went over that I recieved hourly updates by email.
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March 29 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update:
Plenty of great steelhead fishing in the Pulaski NY Salmon River area. This last week the steelhead fishing has been reeeeeel good to amazing for my fishing guest's. (Guess we jus got lucky ;) Some spot's my guest's are having to work for them. Making each steelhead all the more rewarding.
While other spot's it's almost been to easy with numerous steelhead being fought. One after the other. Obviously, this wouldn't be a truthful fishing report, if I didn't add that some spots left us wanting.......(Sometimes it's like a box of chocolates on the river, never know ;)
Anglers are finding steelhead in all the normal places for the current water flow and how it relates to all the current breaks.

Todays Steelhead "Best Tool" (rod) Fishing Tip:
My guest's have been enjoying numerous steelhead by fishing different current breaks in the river and elsewhere by being flexible on the tools that they use. I always like to catch the most steelhead. So by useing the correct tool for the spot, is always advisable, if your goal is to hook up with the most steelhead. Some places are better covered with a spinning rod, even if your a fly purist, like I used to be ;) While other spot's are easily fished with success with a fly rod. Would you try to build a house by pounding all those metal nails with a rubber mallet? Didn't think sooooo. Fishing for steelhead is no different, in my opionion ;)
On an interesting note about tools (rods). This past week my very experienced guest Mike held the high rod count fighting approx. 16 steelhead all by himself in a single day! He told me that he sometimes try's (with success) for a grand slam on steelhead by useing 4 different tools in a single day.
1. Center Pin
2. Fly Rod
3. Spinning Rod
4. Spey Rod

Water flow = Weather (normally)
Presently, we have a forecasted water release off 750 cfs, plus run off. Please check for current flows. I expect this water release to increase shortly, as usual. We are FINALLY back to more Maple Syrup temp's, with some wet weather and run off around.

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The Steelhead fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.

May the wind be at your back and blue skies ahead
Thru these guides eyes Salmon River NY Guide  Randy Jones

March 22 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update:
Boy, I can't remember when we last had extreme Winter temp's. this late in March. (Low of around 7 on Monday) These temp's should allow our steelhead fishing season to last longer and stronger. Hopefully we will have a slow melt down. The snow has a very high water content. With these present temp's and forecasted temp's and weather pattern, it looks like we wont have much run off this coming week until around Thursday. Then temp's are forecast to rebound back to more normal. The maple syrup buckets are all out. I haven't seen those eagles around in the last week.
Please keep an eye on water levels as we could easily see an increase. The days are getting longer and the snow piles are slowly shrinking and all is great on the Salmon River in Altmar Pulaski NY. Lot's of steelhead anglers are out and about enjoying this world class fishery. This is always nice to see as it helps out our local economy greatly. Thanks for spending your valuable fishing dollars here! The local economy and myself, Thanks You All!!
There are steelhead top to bottom of many of our local streams, creeks and rivers. Fishing the holes and transitional water has been very productive with plenty of steelhead for my fishing guest's and other anglers. Conditions are all favorable for a stellar Spring. Expect higher water flows shortly, as usual. Know your water better than the inside of your pocket and never blindly wade into it. Some nice steelhead are being caught along the entire length of the Salmon River NY. The entire Salmon River, from one side to the other is alive with steelhead (within reason ;). Few drop back steelhead around with more to come. The steelhead fishing will continue to be good into the end of April, early May, as usual. After 30 plus years of guiding, things never really change that much ;)

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The Steelhead fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll make it reeeeeeeeeeeeeel.

May the wind be at your back and blue skies ahead
By Randy Jones

March 15 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update:
What you will learn from my below recent "past trips" is that sometimes "I'm" finding the steelhead fishing very slow, slow, not bad, ok, pretty good, reeeeeel good and occasionally it has been "OUTSTANDING!"
This is very normal and there are several reason's for this fluctuation, that I've written about before. Fishing can be like a box of chocolates sometimes, never know. :)
Past Trip: Cold start to the morning with wind chills below zero, normal temp's @ 10, warming up to around 40. What a temperature swing! Thankfully the wind didn't blow as it was forecast, so all we had to do was deal with the normal temp's. Frig'n cold! - yukyuk
Saw a couple Eagles flying over head in the early morning's dusk.
What would today's steelhead fishing adventure aboard the .com drift boat have in store for us? How about a steelhead on my guest's very first drift! Then another and another, Dam, I love this job! This kept up until mid morning.
Then we hit a lull...........
I like lull's, learn from lull's, look @ them as positive.
These steelhead were plainly telling us with this lull that we needed to make a change. I listened to them. Were we successful in interpreting what these steelhead were plainly telling us?
Very next drift after we adjusted, "Fish On!" then another and another. This kept up until noon, then we picked away @ them and then nothing for the last hour. Lost count. Looked @ my watch and it was time to hit the ramp. Another VERY successful day of many. Another "Day for Kings!"
Past Trip: Saw 1 immature Eagle circling over head looking for some breakfast. Didn't see the rest of them in the normal spots.
Hammered the steelhead! Picked away @ a bunch of them. Changed location and found a good sized pod of fresh steelhead in a small transitional lye (hint hint ;). It was funny, fish on, another fish on and then numerous more, one after the other. It was crazy stupid with steelhead. You could hardly make 1 drift with out hooking up! I can count on one hand how many of these awesome BIG steelhead # day's we have had like this since Nov. Lost count on the #'s of steelhead we enjoyed thru out this incredible day! Amazing! Outstanding! Another "Day for Kings!"
Past Trip: Landed some big'ol fatties! Played with a bunch, lost count! Another "Day for Kings!"
Saw 2 adult eagles in there tree, no nest. Also 2 immature eagles high in the tree branch's over hanging the river, keeping a watchful eye on their lunch time ducks and fish.
Trip Testimonial: Hey Randy, Just wanted to let u know we had a great time! Wes
Past Trip: Sun shinning, nice warm day, great company. 2 lil steelhead, other than that, nothing. I'd call it a skunk. Lot's learned. As I've always said, know one can guarantee fish, but I can guarantee knowledge. It's truly the only thing I have total control over ;) Gave my understanding "knowledge filled" guest's a nice $ discount. Guess I should have zigged instead of zagging ;)
Past Trip: Low of 25 degree's, so we met early with those nice steelhead fishing temp's. Plus, being a weekend and increased angler pressure, figured it would be best to get an early start. Dr Eric was on board the .com drift boat with me today. Old client, gets out on his own from time to time.
Its always nice to see my past and present guest's out enjoying this Trophy fishery on there own, with success! It's one of the highest unspoken complement's I'm paid. His mother had given him one of my Gift Certificates for a steelhead drift boat fishing trip. (hint-hint;)
I reminded him to make his family's holiday and B-day shopping for him easier. By simply suggesting another G. Cert. for my guide biz. ;) I'm always happy to help out. yukyuk
We did better than yesterday with 4 or 5 steelhead! Saw 2 adult Eagles flying around below Trestle and also an immature Eagle. We were hoping to see the adult's nest, but couldn't. Loads of ducks on the river that those Eagles were hunting for. My guest reminded me that with a lot of Lake Ontario frozen over. That maybe thats why we are seeing so many ducks of late on the river along with these eagles? Watched an adult Eagle swoop down and steal a dead fish from a crow along the river's edge. Pretty neat! (I don't think the crow thought it was neat ;)
Watched one drift boat slam into another anchored drift boat. Watched 2 inexperienced drift boat operators, (guides? or privates?) row the river completely ass backwards in a 285 cfs flow. They hit every single rock, boulder, getting stuck on many of them.
Watched them go thru some tight, nasty and dangerous shallow spots ass backwards, threatening all of their lives by possible flipping there boat over in 33 degree water that would have been over their heads deep to swim out and a long hike out to safety.
This is not the water flow nor time of year to be learning "how" to row this river. Whether your a guide or a private drift boat owner. Never a dull day on this river - yukyuk
Bright fresh steelhead landed and released on the Salmon River Pulaski NY Bright fresh steelhead landed and released on the Salmon River Pulaski NY. Congrats!
State of the Lake Summary http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/lou2013hilights.pdf

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Plenty of great steelhead fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski Altmar NY. I'm noticing more angler's out on the river, which is always nice to see. Less down, more up. Most folks are tangling with a few. Sometimes more and sometimes less, as usual. We have "a number" of fresh Steelhead making their way up river as well as a lot that have been in the river for awhile. Both transitional and Winter holding spot's are producing. Starting to see some spawning activity which is normal. Within the next few weeks we will see approx. 80% of the Steelhead in the river turning their attention to a specific type of rock and current break. Seeing a few drop backs. These are fish that have spawned and are now on there way back to the lake. Stopping along the way down river in all the normal spot's to feed and regain their strength. I've seen a fair number of fish that were in a transitional state, moving up the river and holding in the transitional lyes. Presently, all of the fish in the river are starting to feel their biological clock ticking, making them think and behave a lil differently.
You pretty much have Steelhead that are in all stages (start to finish) of the spawn. (Entering the river, finding mates, pairing up, thinking about building a red, locating themselves to different area's, males fighting over the females, dropping back, etc....)
Each stage is unique. Each stage normally puts different requirements on the fish and causes the angler to adjust. (In my opinion, but what the heck do I know. :)
I hope your enjoying the fishing as much as my guest's and myself have been and I hope to see you on the water with your rod doubled over!
Hoping ALL of the below report's, tips, articles and rambling's entertains and keep's you safe while helping you in your Steelhead quest!
Sharing this info. with you has and always will be a pleasure. :)
Best Fish's, Randy

Water Ramblings:

I just found this and subscribed.
Water Alert subscription link - http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/subscribe.html?site_no=04250200&agency_cd=USGS&site_nm=SALMON RIVER AT PINEVILLE NY&type_cd=ST&nws=&intro=1&title=Parameters&parms=00060:591:02,
Using USGS Mobile Water Data - http://help.waterdata.usgs.gov/tutorials/mobile
Here is something else I just found.
February 21, 2014 - We have been notified that the problem that commenced on Feb 19, 2014, with erroneous spikes in graphs and measurements for some real-time sites, has been resolved.
Salmon River Pulaski NY fishing reports off guide drift boat for steelhead
Nice lake effect snowy male steelhead. Congrats! (The best lake effect snowy steelhead pic's are the ones when the angler has 5 inch's of snow on his hat. Which happened in a 1 hour period. I have a few of those float'n around, I'll see if I can find'm for ya.. :)

A past trip:
My 2 guest's experienced their first time Steelhead fishing. They came back amazed at the numbers of fish we played with but most importantly, the knowledge they gained.
For them, the fish were second to achieving a rock solid Steelhead fishing foundation on which to build. That was their main goal, to which we succeeded! I think we played with about 10-11 Steelies for the day. Just icing on the cake. :)

My slowest past trip:
My 2 guest's were very experienced. We had three or four on and off reeeel quick. One that pulled hard and fast before breaking off. And landed One. Ouch! Never know :)

Another past trip:
Hit Steelhead in 3 out of 5 spots today. Played with about 8 total for the day. The 2 spots we didn't hit any fish in were only fished for about 5-10 minutes.
Im sure there were fish there, and we would have found some if we had stayed longer, but we were only looking for some McDonald's fish. (Fast and easy:)

And yet another past trip:
My guest's decided to fish a 1/2 day instead of our full day because of the impending weather forecast. They got out of town before it really hit, which made me feel better. In our 1/2 days fishing we tangled with 5 Steelhead. Not bad!
We went on a Nantucket sleigh ride. We gave chase in the boat and were surrounded with a very narrow river, fast water, log jam's, fish running under the boat in about every direction, boulders, fish moving from one side of the boat to the other, my oar blades, rapids, tree's, you name it.
We had to zig and zag our way through this obstacle course with a mad and dashing Steelhead on. Pheeew! Finally that steelhead had had enough and gave up. It was netted nicely off the side of the drift boat as we slowly drifted down the river in its currents.
Talk about a Chinese fire drill!
It would have been a hilarious show to watch as I tried to run the oar's, anchor, missing all the obstacles, reminding my guest about the over hanging tree branches and net while keeping everyone safe and upright in the boat all at once. :)
What a fight, what an adrenaline rush, DAM, I love this job!
Big fish on the Salmon River NY with fishing reports in Pulaski NY What a beauty! Congrats!!
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Salmon River NY Guide By Salmon River NY Guide Randy Jones

March 1 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Spin Fly Fishing Report Update:
Fresh steelhead are on the move, running the river and spreading out on the Salmon River NY. Old'r steelhead are in all the normal places for this water flow and its relationship to the current breaks on the Salmon River Pulaski NY. We also have a few drop back steelhead starting to show.
On the Salmon River we continue to see reeeel nice steelhead fishing action. Top to bottom of the Salmon River is hold'n some nice fresh and old'r steelhead. Some Prime Transitional holding and ALL Prime Winter holding spots are with steelhead.
The steelhead are in and will be until late April  early May. We have a lil more snow, which will help with our Spring flows and replace what we lost awhile back. Most of it is packed down on the trails to make your travels easier. Roads are in good shape!
Water is currently at Until 11:59 PM today, Thu, 1,500 CFS (Please check for current flows, as this could have changed)
Friday updated water forecast - Until 9:00 PM today, 1,500 CFS
From 9:00 PM today until 9:00 AM tomorrow, Sat, 750 CFS
From 9:00 AM tomorrow until 9:00 AM Sun, 500 CFS
From 9:00 AM Sun, until 11:59 PM Sun, 285 CFS (Please check for current flows, as this could have changed)
Water level's:
The water came up this week as I figured it would. I'm still not used to how they are releasing water this year. Normally, they used to always release more water in advance of forecasted increase of run off. This year they seem to be waiting until we already have a substantial amount of run off before raising the water levels. It could be that they are leaving themselves more room in the reservoirs for any increases?
Lil Tip: Noticed the other day the ice was out on a coupl'a smaller "Pucker Brush Creeks" that run into Lake Ontario. These P.B.C's are with fresh Chrome! (Deep snow, shelf ice, possible re freezing and slush could cause you to hold off?)
Recent trip:
The highlight's for the day, besides the beautiful weather, sunny, warm temp's, company and the quality of the fishing. Was both of my guest's played with more steelhead in a single day then they had ever before! Also Chip landed his first steelhead ever. Congrats gentlemen!
I always enjoy being a part of a record setting day and over exceeding my guest's expectations and goals! We were 100 % on hitting steelhead in every spot fished! Fish on! was repeatedly called out thru out the entire day!
What a day! Got up to mid 40's. Sun shining, steelhead and more steelhead for my 2 guest's! They found over 16 steelhead! Another one of many "Day's for King's" this  steelhead season! (All fish released for your future fishing pleasure)
Ramblings:
I had a first recently. I had to row the drift boat backwards longer and more times than ever before due to the wind, just so I could continue down the river. We had a high wind warning with gust's forecast around 45 M.P.H. Fortunately, it didn't start until we were about 5 minutes from pulling the anchor and head'n to the ramp. The first big gust blew the drift boat sideways in the river's current. I was concerned it might pull me off anchor. Then all you could hear besides the wind were big limbs and branch's from all the trees falling into the water and woods. There were several area's in the river where I had to turn my boat around and row like heck, just to continue down the river.  Otherwise, the boat was actually being pushed up river against the current. Almost lost my hat several times.  Never a dull day on this river ;)
King and Coho Salmon caught from the drift boat while fishing with guide on the Salmon River Nice steelhead pic. from a recent trip. Mike tangled with approx. 16 steelhead! Wow! A day for Kings! Congrats Mike!!

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Hero or a Zero?  Reading water 101:
This spot had changed since the last time I had fished it. Would it be for better or for worse?
Listen in.... while I discuss what had changed and how we were able to determine (before we fished it) whether this spot would hold good numbers of fish and what were the distinguishing features that told us so.
1. The small pool or large pocket was approx. only 40 feet long by about 20 feet wide. I love and specifically look for these tight holding spots. Not much guess work. They are either there or they are not.
2. This location also had deepened by a substantial amount. Approx. 9 feet deep! Depth of water can play a very important role in any type of fishing. The depth of water makes the fish feel safer from predators.
3. Many times when the water comes up, if the fish are not in a very good current break for that flow. They will slowly slide down the river looking for a more suitable, comfortable current break to help them to conserve energy, feel safe and hopefully have a constant flow of food.
   This is a life saving move. This particular spot is known to hold fish that have slide down from up river when the water level rises. Since the level of water had just jumped, I knew (hoped) this spot would be hot as it had been before, under the same scenario.
4. This spot also had a seam running right over the top of the hole. (A seam is where the fast water meets the slow water.) It allows the fish to conserve its energy in the slower water while never being far from the source of food, faster water.
5. This location had 5 current breaks working for it.
   1. The head of the hole where it was shallower, breaking the current.
   2. The actual hole.
   3. The seam running over the hole.
   4. The tail of the hole, where the water moves slower.
   5. And the "hole within the hole". This is like a magnet for the fish and can be exact as fitting a key into a lock. The more current breaks the better, in most cases.
6. This area (current break) was exactly on the fish's transitional, migration route that they take year after year. The Rt. that they normally take is the deepest part of the river and where there is the most current. This is what they use to navigate their way up the river. A holding or transitional holding area (current break) for the fish will normally always be in this Rt.
7. Finally, this spot was one of those triple your pleasure, triple your fun places.
   1. It was a prime lye holding area.
   2. A transitional holding area
   3. And a place for those steelhead that didn't have a qaulity current break above this spot, in this increased water flow. To slide down river into it.

This spot had all the marking's of a good magnet to hold a lil or a lot of Silver Metal Chrome. We call them a prime lye. Safety, no strong currents and food.
So, was I to be a Hero or a Zero......?
(yukyuk)
Sure enough, it was not long before we had our answer. "Fish ON!" This continued on for the remainder of our stay.

Eric's one goal was to land a steelhead, we accomplished that easily. Guess we didn't need the extra 7. (yukyuk) Yesterday Eric used a fly rod, set-up for high sticking and hit 8 total steelhead when the water was at a high 1,800cfs. Congrats Dr. Eric! (All fish released for your future fishing pleasure)

More current breaks:
A big rock or boulder combined with current flowing around it in their travel lanes. (This is also called a pocket) A big tree or tree stump that has fallen into the river, combined with current, that is in their travel (migration) lane. It can and is something as simple as a 4-12 inch drop in the river bottom.
Some seams are visible while others are sub-surface and not visible to the naked eye.

When I go fishing, I take all this and more into consideration. In my opinion, steelhead fishing is one of the most challenging and rewarding types of fly/spin fishing you will ever experience.
Hope this helps in your search for the Silver Bullet! Fish On!! Randy

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If you want to use the exact same leader - tippet material that I do for steelhead, then this is the exclusive floro. I use in the Winter time. I think it is also the most expensive. I get paid to guide anglers like yourself and feel its my responsibility to offer you the best shot at catching fish. Thats why I only use the best materials, etc.. made, simple. It is not brittle in the Winter time like some other really good floro.'s are. The diameter beat's ALL other's for its strength and non brittle Winter qualities. (Scientifically confirmed, non bias) If you want to use the same floro. as most of the world's TOP guides, then Seaguar is the ticket. I could type all day long on the advantages you'll have, type all day long about all of the experiment's Ive run. All day long about, well, you get my drift. I only use the best materials, etc.. in my guide business. In many many cases, this one product can make the difference.
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Salmon River NY Fishing Mail Bag:
Randy, Could you suggest a good pair of polarized sunglasses for sight fishing the flats on Cape Cod or the Salmon River?

How To Select Glasses for Fishing: Polarized glasses help eliminate surface glare so the angler can see into the depths. The best all around lens color for fishing is amber, especially on bright days. Yellow is good for low light or dark days. I have found the #1 color lens is a yellow'ish - amber'ish colored lens. (I use Orvis http://www.orvis.com) A quality pair of glass's (lens color) is important. I think the color lens for the type of water you are fishing is #1. Amber works, but the other helps you to see even better for a number of reason's. :) Best Fish's, Randy

Randy, Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day....Teach a man to fish and he'll never go hungry (and have a hell of a good time!) Thanks again for sharing your knowledge of the River with us. We still have lots and lots to learn. Bill
Bill, I thought it went like - Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day....Teach a man to fish and all he'll do is sit in a boat or on the bank and drink beer all day. Randy

Randy, I enjoy your website. The reports are informative. I may be coming up in March. How is the steelhead fishing in March usually? Thanks, Dan

Hi Dan, March can be one of the more challenging months for "me". Fish are in transition, sitting in transitional holding resting area's as the run the river. Some are in the holes. Some are around and starting to key in on gravel. Some are on the gravel. And some are even starting to drop back.
Soooooooooo, the whole river is fishable. This spreads the fish out and "for myself", it sometimes causes the fishing to be a little more challenging. Normally I find this to happen over about a 3 week period. Hope this helps, Randy

Hi Randy-- just wanted to say how much we appreciate your hard work and knowledge you impart in your reports.! I live in N Carolina now and read your reports all the time! Thanks,  Reggie
Hi Reggie, Thanks so much for your words of support. Greatly appreciated! Randy

Randy, There are only 2 type of fishing days, great and good. I have never had a fair day. On those days when the fish are few, its easy to spend hours just looking at the water and listening to it churn.
Thinking of the possibilities for the future, and chuckling over the conquests of the past. Watching how mother nature has changed the face of the river, creating a new ripple or a hole.
Ive been experiencing this for 20 years and from this experience it gives me the drive for another couple decades. Thank You, Rod from Waterville N.Y.

Hi Rod, Couldn't agree more. Sometimes, some of us, including myself get too caught up in trying to catch and not stopping to smell the roses, so to speak. I rarely miss a noticeable sunrise with out a comment to my guests.
One of my favorite times on the water is when Im drifting down the river in the boat through the rapids and pools during the pre dawn hour or just as the sky is starting to lighten a little in the East.
Sometimes its dark and snowy or a fine mist, fog is coming off the water. While other times the moon and stars are shinning bright, lighting up the river, helping me to see my way down it.
I also enjoy the same time period when my guests and I are standing stream side. Just the sound of the water and anticipation of what's to come, as little by little it gets lighter out. Waiting for legal time to start to fish.
Thanks for stopping by and Im glad you enjoy the reports! Randy

Guest testimonial:
Randy, We would like to thank you for the two outstanding days of guiding. We hooked and landed more fish in the first day with you than in our 5 years of fishing the Salmon river combined. Many guides are eager to display their knowledge but few are as willing to share their knowledge as you were. The things you taught us about the Salmon river were invaluable. Upon returning home, fellow fishing friends asked us about our guided days with you. Our opinion was that we probably learned in 2 days what it would have taken us 10 years to learn on our own. We feel that if you enjoy salmon or steelhead fishing then you owe it to yourself to at least spend a day guided by Randy Jones. We will never forget those two days and look forward to joining you again. Thank you and tight lines, Michelle, Joe and Jerry

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Feel free to contact my references regarding my presentations and experience:
Trout Unlimited Chapters: (P.S. I don't discriminate. I also enjoy guiding you spin anglers too! - yukyuk)
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Web Site Testimonial: Randy, Your knowledge and willingness to share it without condition is simply marvelous for everyone, but mostly for the fish. You should be commended for helping make this magnificent fishery what it is.

THANKS! I'm simply sharing my true fishing passion's with other's, with similar interest's.
Thanking you all.... for making my fishing report pages the TOP guide site to visit for this area over these past 20 some years and over our entire 8 month BIG fish river season.
It has been my sincere pleasure sharing my 30 plus years of full-time, proffessional guiding insight, experience, experimentation, borrowed ideas and taught techniques with you all. Thank you all for your words of encouragement, kind words and continued support!

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Distributed World Wide Books: Simon Gawesworth, Spey Casting, First and also Second Editions. Rich Murphy, Fly Fishing for Striped Bass. (More not listed here)
Covers, feature articles and guide profiles in: Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine, Fly Fishing in Saltwater Magazine, Albany, Syracuse, Utica and N.Y. Times Newspapers, N.Y. Sportsmen, N.Y. Fishing and Hunting and Salmon River Success Magazines.
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Paid featured guest speaker at Sports Shows, Fresh and Saltwater fishing.
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I have had the pleasure of being interviewed with some of the top fly fisherman, fly fishing Author's of the World. (Lefty Kreh, more not listed here)
Represented the Orvis Corporation as a guide and chief instructor of their 2 1/2 day Cape Cod Saltwater Fly fishing Schools.
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Outstanding Steelhead Salmon guide offers fishing reports on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY off the drift boat for Steelhead Author Randy Jones (Photo courtesy of  http://www.ORVIS.com  fishing catalogue)
Funny Steelhead Salmon guide offers great fishing reports on the Salmon River NY from the drift boat
Randy Jones is a full-time professional fly/spin fishing guide with over 30 years of experience. He has represented the Orvis Corporation as a guide and chief instructor of their 2 1/2 day Saltwater Fly fishing schools.
During the summer, Randy can be found wade guiding the S.E. (and beyond) Cape Cod area's, where sight casting on the flats to trophy Striped Bass is his specialty.
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring Randy runs drift boat and wade trips on the world class Salmon River, Pulaski N.Y. for Steelhead, Coho, Browns, Atlantic's and Kings.
There's no Nookie like Chinookie

Fishing reports for the Salmon River "The Salmon River, where Memories are Made"

RATES: SALMON RIVER Sept. to May - Wade or Drift Boat
One Angler:.....$225
Two Anglers:...$300
Orvis Fly Equipment - Spin rods provided (Flies included)
Pulaski Hm: 315-963-2065

Fly Fishing reports for Salmon
RATES: CAPE COD May - August  - Wade flats, beaches, bays and ocean islands.
One angler -  $275
Two anglers -$350
Orvis equipment -Spin rods and flies, bait, lures provided

Cape Cod Hm: (508)  Pulaski Hm: 315-963-2065

Salmon or Steelhead Fishing Reports
Hamming it up while "sightfishing" to Stripers on the Monomoy flats while tight to a keep'a!
                                                 See ya ladder,
                                                            Randy

E-mail : RandyJones@YankeeAngler.com

Phone #315-963-2065


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