Enjoy amazing steelhead or salmon fishing on the Salmon
River Pulaski NY w/steelhead salmon drift boat fishing guide Randy Jones,
spin or fly fishing on the Salmon River NY
Phil Leonardi with a bright fresh Winter Steelhead
Bill Cody with a nice Steelhead
Jeff Pierce with a bright fresh Fall Steelhead
Capt. Bill with a 20 lb. Male Steelhead!!
The smile says it all. Nice colored up male Steelhead.
Enjoy Amazing Steelhead or Salmon Fishing on the Salmon River Pulaski
NY w/Steelhead Drift Boat Fishing Guide Randy Jones w/Spin or Fly Fishing
on the Salmon River NY
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
during this time.
I am a thoroughly proficient
and professional year-round fly/spin fishing guide with 30 + years
of fresh and salt water experience.
Enjoy incredible Fishing for Trophy Salmon, Steelhead and
Brown Trout with Salmon River NY Drift Boat Guide Randy Jones useing Spin
or Fly Rods
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
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
October 15 - November -
Brown Trout. Like Salmon and Steelhead you measure these Fish by the
pound and not by the inch.
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 Randy Jones
It may be difficult
to understand the term World Class Fishing until you have been
there. But perhaps this will help!
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.
Note: If you don't recognize
"Pucker-Brush Creek", that is one of my secret creeks where Steelhead
abound in a beautiful , pristine environment without many or even any
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.
Outstanding Guided Drift Boat Fishing on the Salmon River
Pulaski NY for Steelhead, Brown Trout or Salmon
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. All you have to do is ask.
A Superb sampling of some of my past weekly 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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
Friday - 16 Steelhead off the guide drift boat!
Drift Boat Guide Steelhead
with about 12-13 steelhead off the guide drift boat. Good numbers all
over the place. East to West, North to South. :)
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.
5 Steelies with one guest off the drift boat. Ye-haa! It's hammer time.
6 Steelies with my one guest off the drift boat. Same as yesterday.
Did one more fish today and cemented in presentation, presentation, presentation!
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
I appreciate your patience, guidance, and sense of humor.
Thank you for an outstanding day.
Dave, tired and sore, in Oneida.
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.
(What a honk'a! Approx. 16 lb. Steelhead. Great way to end the
Good fishing, John
The Author, Outfitter and Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead
Salmon Drift Boat Spin Fly Fishing Report Guide:
(Photo courtesy of Orvis)
Randy Jones is a full-time professional fly/spin fishing guide with
over 30 years of experience. He has "in the past" represented the Orvis
Corporation as a guide and chief instructor of their 2 1/2 day Cape
Cod Saltwater Fly fishing Schools. Also guided VT. for Trout for 12 years.
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 King Salmon.
NEW Phone #315-963-2065
E-mail : RandyJones@YankeeAngler.com
$225 for 1 angler - Full Day (7-8 hours) Fly or Spin Fishing
- Salmon or Steelhead - I supply everything but the chest waders.
$300 for 2 anglers - Full Day (7-8 hours) 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.
87 Clark Rd.
Incredible Winter Guided Steelhead Fishing from the
Drift Boat on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY
First Mate Matt, dad Capt. Jerry and myself out on my 16 foot
heated driftboat, 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 (10-20 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
Amazing Spring time Steelhead Fishing from the Drift Boat while
being Guided on the Salmon River NY
This could be you! Ye-Haaaa!
A couple of Spring 20lb. Steelhead Bucks from the Salmon River,
N.Y. - Ye-haa!
(Released for your future fishing pleasure)
Enjoying a Superb Guided Steelhead filled day in Nov. off
the Drift Boat while Fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY
This heated fish catching machine awaits you!
May all your door
knobs smell of fish!
(Photo courtesy of Orvis)
The Steelhead and Salmon fishing
of your dreams...... ..... we'll make it