Superb Trophy Steelhead Trout Fishing off the
Drift Boat with Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Fishing Report Guide
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 Incredible Fishing
for Trophy Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout with Salmon River NY Drift
Boat Guide Randy Jones 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 during this
I am a thoroughly proficient
and professional year-round fly/spin fishing guide with 25 + years of
fresh and salt water experience.
Outstanding Guided Drift
Boat Fishing on the Salmon River Pulaski NY for Steelhead, Brown Trout or
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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 Fishing
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! :)
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
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 Fishing
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!
Superb Fishing Reports
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