Salmon River Guides Drift Boat Fishing Pulaski NY

Welcome! I’m Randy Jones w/32 yrs. of Pro. Salmon River guide drift boat fishing EXP. in Pulaski NY.

Enjoy learning this Salmon River guides Best drift boat fishing spots in Pulaski NY.
Along with my Expert Salmon River guides drift boat fishing Techniques.
Catch MORE MONSTER Salmon and Steelhead on a Salmon River drift boat fishing trip!

Salmon River NY fishing guides. Drift boat fishing for Steelhead, Brown Trout and Salmon in Pulaski NY.

Salmon River guide fishing Pulaski NY for Steelhead and Salmon with Tom catching a nice 16 pound steelhead. - The Yankee Angler.
Salmon River Guide Service fishing Pulaski NY for Steelhead and Salmon with a nice bright fresh steelhead off the drift boat. - The Yankee Angler

I offer Salmon River guided fishing trips all Fall thru the Spring in Pulaski NY. Enjoy a Salmon River guided drift boat fishing trip for Trophy steelhead or salmon.

A Salmon River drift boat fishing trip will get you to my Best steelhead salmon guide spots. While float fishing, spin fishing or fly fishing from the Salmon River guides drift boat.

Whether it is Trophy sized steelhead or salmon that your after. This Salmon River guide in Pulaski NY.
Is dedicated to introducing both New and Exp. anglers to steelhead or salmon fishing.

I always enjoy sharing my wealth of Salmon River guide steelhead and salmon fishing knowledge with all my guest’s. Especially if you are planning a return fishing trip without a guide on the Salmon River.

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams.. ..well mak’m reeeel!
                                                                                                                     Best fish’s, Salmon River Guide Randy Jones.

Salmon River guides steelhead drift boat Rate for 1 person $300. Rate for 2 people $400 total.
NY guides trip includes.
All Salmon River steelhead spin fishing, float fishing and fly fishing equipment, gear and tackle.

Open Dates in Dec. – Jan. – Feb. and Mar. are available.
2023 Spring Steelhead Open Dates. – Mar. 22, 24. (all dates good)
2023 Salmon Open Dates.
Sept. – 13, 15, 18-19, 21, 25-26, 28- 29. – Oct. 9, 12-13, 16-17. (Late Sept. to Mid. Oct. Best).
2023 Fall – Winter Steelhead Open Dates.
Oct. – 24, 26-27, 30-31. – Nov. – 2-3, 6-7, 9-10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29.

BOOK Your Salmon River fishing guides steelhead drift boat trip in Pulaski NY. – With additional Booking info.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-315-963-2065
Randy Jones, 87 Clark Rd., Mexico, NY 13114.

Salmon River guide fishing Pulaski NY for Steelhead and Salmon.

Join this Salmon River guide while fishing for Runs of steelhead and salmon in Pulaski NY.
Best in the Northeast is Upstate NY for steelhead with this Salmon River NY fishing guide.

Salmon River Guide Service Steelhead fishing Pulaski NY. Also for King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout.

Steelhead Fishing with your Salmon River NY fishing Guide.
Our Steelhead are without a doubt, one of the hardest fighting and most acrobatic fish that swims in the Salmon River NY.
Torpedo – Silver Bullet runs and changing direction in a blink of an eye. While taking your line 100 to 200 feet out in seconds.
This well surely jump start your fishing heart! Tarpon jumps, like a rocket ship 3-4 feet in the air.
Somersaulting like a jugglers baton back to earths atmosphere before splash down.
Sounding like a cinder block with water spraying 20 feet in all directions.

Steelhead Tail Walks across the pool for 40 to 60 feet, will live in your Salmon River memory forever!
Avg. 8 to 12 lbs. – (Nov. thru April.)

Salmon River Guide fishing Pulaski NY with a 30 lb. King Salmon.

King Salmon fishing with your Salmon River NY guide.

(Chinook Salmon) There is no Nookie like a Chinookie, says your fishing guide.

Our tackle busting King Salmon will amaze you with their EXPLODING freight train runs!
Its like your hooked to the back of a bus, that isn’t stopping!
Avg. 10-20 lbs. (Sept.-Oct.)

Salmon River Guide Service fishing King Salmon and Coho Salmon in Pulaski NY with a BIG 22 lb. Coho Salmon caught!

Coho Salmon fishing with your Salmon River NY guide.

There is no HO like a Coho, says your fishing guide.

Trying to harness the raw power of a zippy 12lb Coho Salmon screaming at high speeds.
In 20 different directions will keep you on your fishing toes (and hopefully not on your fishing back!)
Avg. 8-12 lbs. (Sept.-Oct.)

Salmon River Guide Steelhead and Brown Trout fishing Pulaski NY with a Nice Brown Trout.

Brown Trout fishing with your Salmon River NY guide.

You can catch Brown Trout while fishing for Steelhead with this Salmon River NY guide. While they are not as numerous as Salmon or Steelhead. They are an optional Trophy of a Salmon River Fishing life time!
Avg. 3-5 lbs. (Sept. thru April).

Salmon River Guide Service fly fishing for King Salmon and Coho Salmon in Pulaski NY with a BIG Trophy Male Coho Salmon.

A brightly colored up Male Coho Salmon, ready to eat an angler. They get That BIG up here!
I took the picture and 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.   Gosh, darn it!

Salmon River Guide Service drift boat fishing in Pulaski NY for Salmon and Steelhead.
Salmon River Guide Steelhead Fishing off the drift boat in Pulaski NY with a bright fresh Chromer Steelhead!.
Salmon River Pulaski NY Guide Service fishing for Steelhead off the drift boat during the Fall, Winter and Spring.

Salmon River drift boat fishing Steelhead Fall Winter Spring.

My Fall Salmon River drift boat fishing trip season for steelhead begins in late October. A Fall drift boat steelhead fishing trip with this Salmon River guide is one of the Best Times! With fresh Fall Salmon River drift boat steelhead fishing runs. That are entering the river to eat all the salmon and brown trout eggs.

Winter drift boat fishing trips for steelhead are Superb! You will have Winter drift boat steelhead fishing over the entire Salmon River. Enjoy fresh steelhead fishing runs.
While Salmon River drift boat fishing for steelhead in the Winter. When the water level increases on the river. Steelhead will enter the river to prepare for their Spring spawn.

Spring steelhead fishing is one of the Best Times! March and April are great for Spring steelhead fishing. With good Spring steelhead fishing during their spawning runs.

One of my favorite Months is April drift boat steelhead fishing in Pulaski NY. April is when the Fall, Winter and Spring steelhead will be spawning.
When your April drift boat fishing for steelhead in Pulaski NY. This is a GREAT time for April drop-back steelhead fishing.
These are spawned out steelhead who are now eating everything in sight. As they work their way back to Lake Ontario.
Sometimes sight fishing to April steelhead off the drift boat is an optional treat in Pulaski NY.

Fall, Winter, Spring and April are the Best Times for a Salmon River drift boat fishing trip for steelhead.
With this Salmon River NY drift boat steelhead fishing guide.
Even better is mid week drift boat steelhead fishing. But not on or around a Holiday. Especially if its a Monday or Friday Holiday.

The Best Time for Salmon fishing in Pulaski NY.

When I look at my 40 years of records. The Very Best Time for salmon fishing is late September to early October in Pulaski NY.
For “normally” the Biggest salmon fishing runs to happen.
Middle of September to late September. The salmon fishing is a Good Time. As the salmon start their Big fishing runs in Pulaski NY.
The chinook (king salmon) and coho salmon will start coming into the river, in good numbers.
October is a Great Time for Big salmon fishing runs in Pulaski NY. Fall king and coho salmon will run in large fishing numbers. Along with some steelhead and brown trout.
You will have Fall salmon and steelhead fishing from the lower river to the upper Salmon River NY.
Starting October 1 you will notice many salmon turning to that special rock, to spawn. THESE ARE THE SALAD DAYS!

Local King and Coho Salmon Fishing HUMOR.
During Salmon season. A local Salmon River fly fishing shop has about 40 sign’s out front stating that they DO NOT clean fish!
So almost everyday they have an angler walk into there shop and ask them if they clean fish. They usually say… Why, is your fish dirty?

3 Prime Salmon River NY fishing guide Videos. To help you Catch MORE steelhead and salmon.

1. This Salmon River NY fishing guide says. When the Salmon and Steelhead are running the River. Fish there “Temporary Transitional Resting Spots” as they make there way up the Salmon River. Otherwise, you are fishing to Salmon or Steelhead that are not stopping, decreasing your odds greatly.
Video on Temporary Transitional Resting Spots.

2. Once the Steelhead or Salmon stop running the Salmon River NY to hold during the middle of the day. – (From approx. 9:30am. to 5:30pm.)
Fish these “Prime Transitional Holding Spots”. Video on Prime Transitional Holding Spots. (Skip the repeated Intro. @ 1:11).

3. Once the Salmon or steelhead have stopped running the Salmon River. And have found a spot that satisfies all their survival instincts.
Fish these “Prime Holding Spots” – (Pools). Normally, the most fish and they aren’t going anywhere soon.
Video on Prime Holding Spots – Pools – From this Salmon River NY fishing guide.
(Skip the repeated Intro. @ 1:11).

I hope you catch a BUNCH! Salmon River fishing guide, Randy Jones. – Catch More Fish @ Salmon River NY Fishing Guide Videos.

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Expert Salmon River NY fishing guides Video for Salmon and Steelhead.

For the BEST Salmon River NY fishing guides Pools, Runs and Rapids. From the Upper Salmon River NY to the Lower Salmon River.

If you can find a fishing spot like this –  Video on EXPERT Fishing Locations for Steelhead and Salmon – then keep that fishing spot to yourself! yuk yuk.
This Video encompasses everything I look for when guiding folks like yourself.

1. Find a spot that is a combination of all 1 thru 3 (in the above Video section). Or, a spot that has all 3 in close proximity. So you can jump around according to what the Salmon or Steelhead are telling you to do.
2. Combine all of the above and find a spot above a looong stretch of rapids. The fish get tired after running these Salmon River rapids and will hold here for an extended period of time.
3. Include all of the above and make sure that your spot has 98% of the Salmon or Steelhead in a transitional stage move into it and stopping to rest.
4. My #1 Salmon River Guide Spot! Funnel or Pinch point in the Salmon River. Combine all of the above and pick a spot that compresses and or concentrates them on a dime.  This cuts down on all the guess work and allows you to present your offering to all the Steelhead and Salmon on every drift.
The VERY BEST place to Salmon or Steelhead fish? Is anywhere I’m not! yukyuk

By utilizing the above. You will have the most Steelhead or Salmon 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! Now you know what “This Salmon River NY fishing Guide” look’s for.

I hope you found my “Salmon River NY fishing Guide Tips” entertainingly informative or mildly educational. – May all Your door knobs smell of BIG Salmon and Steelhead!
Best Fish’s, Salmon River fishing guide, Randy Jones. – Catch More Fish @ Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing Guide Videos YouTube.


The Life of a Successful Salmon River fishing Guide, Pulaski NY. (About Randy Jones the Yankee Angler).

by Morgan Lyle For The Daily Gazette.

Want an idea of the demand for a good “Full-Time” Salmon and Steelhead Salmon River fishing guide in Pulaski NY?

“I have already had to start scheduling my days off. A year in advance, believe it or not” said Randy Jones, aka, “the Yankee Angler”. One of only a handful of “Full-Time” Salmon River fishing guides who take people Steelhead and Salmon fishing in Pulaski NY. From the start of salmon season in September right through to the end of steelhead season in the Spring.

There are good reasons to envy the lives of a Salmon River fishing guide. They make a living doing what the rest of us do for fun. Their workplace is a drift boat on a river, and their only boss is Mother Nature.

But most fishers also realize it can be a tough life. One that could burn a person out on fishing altogether. Jones used to work every weekend and holiday. Now, because his Salmon River guide business is so successful and popular. He takes those days off and only guides mid-week. He’s in bed every night at 8 and up every morning at 3.

All through the winter. Long before most people have clicked their remote car starters and sat down to a cup of coffee. He’s backing his drift boat trailer into the inky Salmon River in the frigid dawn in Pulaski NY. With anxious, bundled-up fishing client’s dreaming of leaping silver Steelhead.

Even at the slowest times of the year. Salmon River fishing guide Randy Jones is competing with dozens or hundreds of fishing anglers for fish. Steelhead are tricky to find, difficult to fool and very challenging to land on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY.

When he’s not out with clients (some of whom have precious little Salmon or Steelhead fishing experience). He’s working on his fishing web site’s or lining up speaking engagements at Trout Unlimited functions and other gatherings that help promote his Salmon River guide business and keep his guide schedule full. So it was nice to learn that the daily fishing guide grind hasn’t blunted Jones’ passion for the sport. When I asked him when would be a good time to get some pictures of him on the Salmon River. He said,”I’ve got a day off scheduled Wednesday. Let’s go out in the drift boat.”

“It takes an enormous amount of time and energy,” he said. “But what originally got me into the sport as an angler is still there. The love of being outdoors, the excitement of the Steelhead and Salmon fight, the challenge of it all. Basically just having a love of the sport that I haven’t lost after 35 years and sharing that passion with others, who have the same Salmon and Steelhead fishing interest’s as I do.

Jones, 58, an Iowa native who lived and guided in Vermont and Cape Cod for 12 years before moving to Pulaski NY. May be one of the best-known of the hardy River fishing guide corps. Randy has 35 plus years of experience as a fishing guide. Which has helped him to acquire a vast and diverse Steelhead and Salmon fishing knowledge base. While he’s relaxed and good natured with his clients, as a good River fishing guide should be. He is also very much a hard-nosed businessman, always on the lookout for an advantage or a new way to promote his Salmon River fishing guide service.

His Social Media sites offer expert Salmon and Steelhead Salmon River guide fishing informative articles. Based on Jones’ years of daily guide experience on the Salmon River. About flies, spin fishing, fly fishing, float fishing, rigging, techniques, fishing habitats and finding fish.

As free as he is with general spin and fly fishing advice. Jones keeps things like Steelhead and Salmon honey-holes and productive bait, bead and fly-patterns secret, to be shared only with his fishing clients. He doesn’t waste a client’s time on a Salmon River hole that was pounded the day before. And he watches each cast carefully. To make sure the sport has covered a good fishing lie thoroughly before moving on.

Most of Jones’ clients seem to land Salmon and Steelhead. But of course, there is more value to fishing with a guide than simply being chauffeured to a good fishing spot in a heated drift boat. You learn things it would have taken you years to learn by yourself and you can come back confident and informed on your own.

What’s it like to be a Salmon and Steelhead Salmon River fishing Guide?

“It can be a variety of different things. From total satisfaction that you’ve taken someone with lots of Salmon and steelhead fishing experience to no fishing experience. And brought their fishing ability level up to meet their expectations or above. The same way a teacher would feel when their students get an A on a test. To the thrill and the excitement of the Salmon or Steelhead fight. The rewards of running a profitable Salmon River fishing guide business. To sometimes the feeling of inadequacy when you have a slow fishing day on the Salmon River,” he said.

Jones can be reached at (315) 963 – 2065. Along with his own fishing guide business, he offers a referral service to 6 other local top fishing guides. That he keeps busy while taking his client over flow. The Schenectady Gazette.,Schenectady, NY. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.
About Guide Randy Jones the Yankee Angler fishing Pulaski NY.Salmon River Fishing Testimonials.Google My Business.

Pulaski NY Guide Service fishing for Steelhead with a BIG 16 pd. Steelhead caught off the drift boat.

Salmon River Guide Trophy Steelhead Fishing Testimonial from Pulaski NY:

Randy, What a great day! Just when I thought I knew a little something about steelhead fishing I had to fish with you. Your guide service is a class act. I really appreciate you sharing your expertise and patience. As well as some of your Salmon river “honey” holes with me off the drift boat. 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 guide Randy Jones they’re in for a great day. There is so much to learn about steelhead fishing. You can trim years off the “learning curve” by steelhead fishing with a real pro such as yourself. Thanks again for the fun and truly a learning steelhead fishing experience on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Thanks again! John
John’s honk’a off the Salmon River guide drift boat! Approx. 16 lb. Steelhead!

Salmon River Pulaski NY Guide Service with a Very Happy Steelhead fishing guest.

Thumbs up from this Salmon River Guide with a Very Happy Steelhead Fishing Guest.

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams…… ………… we’ll mak’m reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
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Randy Jones is a Full-Time Professional Drift Boat Spin - Fly fishing Guide with over 35 years of Experience.

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Rates, Reserv. & Deposits:

Salmon River Guide Rates for 1 person $300. Rates for 2 people $400. Included in Guide Rates – All Salmon River fishing equipment.

Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $150 check deposit (per day) within 7 days of booking to hold your date.

Check Payable and Mailed to: Randy Jones, 87 Clark Rd., Mexico, NY 13114. (Sorry, no credit cards excepted).

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