Salmon River fishing Information for Steelhead and Salmon fishing Pulaski NY.

F.A.Q.’s  – Answers and Salmon River fishing Information. When fishing with this Salmon River Guide in Pulaski NY for Salmon or Steelhead.

King and Coho Salmon: Sept. – Oct.
Salmon River fishing Information intro for Monster Salmon River King Salmon caught in Pulaski NY pic.

Salmon River fishing Information.
If you have any special needs, please ask. Your enjoyment and comfort are important to me!
Meet: To be determined 7-30 days before our trip. Normally at Whitakers Sports Shop and Motel in Pulaski NY.
Departure Time: Promptly at ( 1 ½ hrs before sunrise ) with waders on and ready to go. License, breakfast, coffee, additional tackle should be concluded so that we may depart on time.
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.

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 egg and nymph 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.
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 or Slinkies in different sizes.
Tippets – Leaders: Seaguar Grand Max Fluorocarbon 8-12 lb. test

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 Signature series CO68 Wet/nymph Caddis – 2x Heavy / 2x Short – size 8, 10. Due to the non-eating nature of king, coho salmon, it is not necessary to duplicate aquatic insects or bait fish. Instead I prefer to use big, obtrusive, bright, flashy colors. Working off their instinctive aggressive, territorial behavior. Simply rap 4-5 times estaz grande around the hook and tie off. Preferred colors are Estaz grande in red, chartreuse, fluorescent hot pink ( A must for coho!), opalescent black.
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 studs, 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. I like the Orvis 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.
The DEC now allows you to order your fishing license over the phone or internet. These take at least 10 days to receive. If you won’t be able to pick up a fishing license before our early am. meeting time. Then I would recommend going this route.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6101.html

*** Sometimes walking 1-2 miles is possible. Should you have any health concerns, please explain this to me before the trip. So that I may fine tune our day.***

Steelhead: Oct. thru April.
Jeff's Trophy fly fishing steelhead off drift boat.

Salmon River fishing Information.

If you have any special needs, please ask. Your enjoyment and comfort are important to me!

Meet: To be determined 7-30 days before our trip. Normally at Whitakers Sports Shop and Motel in Pulaski NY.
Departure Time: Promptly at ( 1 ½ hrs before sunrise ) with waders on and ready to go. License, breakfast, coffee, additional tackle should be concluded so that we may depart on time.
Equipment: ( I supply all Orvis rods, reels and Spin outfits )  Fly rods in  6-8 weight, 10 feet, medium flex. Noodle spin rods rated for 2-8 lb. main line test with smooth drag.
Spinning Mainline for Steelhead: I exclusively use Ande Mono Envoy 10-12 lb. test.

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 egg and nymph 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 Floating Running line 20 lb. test.
Butt: 8-10 feet of  Seaguar Grand Max Fluorocarbon straight 10 lb. test.

Swivels: Size 12.

Weight: Variety of Water Gremlin split shot in #2-#7 or Slinkies in different sizes.
Tippets – Leaders: Seaguar Grand Max Fluorocarbon 8 lb. test
Steelhead Flies: You can use your own or you may want to use mine. To help increase your steelhead catch rate. Should you decide to tie some up yourself I would recommend the following.
Mustad Signature Series Hook – CO68 Wet/Nymph Caddis – 2x Heavy / 2x Short,  size-8, 10, 12. Patterns should be a combination of eggs-single or multiple. In cream, red, orange, blue, oregon cheese, pink. Tied with either Estaz or glow bug yarn. Also tie some Caddis, Stones, Mayfly and Scuds.
Waders w/ cleats: I prefer Orvis lightweight breathable stocking foots with Henry Fork wading shoes with studs.
For Winter, Cabelas boot foot (1,600 thinsulate) – 5 m.m neoprene chest waders with corkers – spikes.

For your personal safety during the Winter.

Please make sure you have some type of studs, 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. I like the Orvis Nylon, Yellowish -Amber. These are not only needed to sight fish, but more importantly for your safety.
Fishing Licenses: Just about all of the local fly/tackle shops in the Salmon River Pulaski NY area sell licenses.
The DEC now allows you to order your fishing license over the phone or internet. These take at least 10 days to receive. If you won’t be able to pick a fishing license before our early am. meeting time. Then I would recommend going this route.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6101.html

*** Sometimes walking 1-2 miles is possible. Should you have any health concerns, please explain this to me before trip. So that I may fine tune our day.***

Rowing the drift boat while fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY.

YANKEE ANGLER | What to Bring List + Helpful Information

Location: Salmon River, Pulaski N.Y.

What to bring along on your fishing trip:

• N.Y.S. fishing license
• Rain gear, clothing suitable for conditions
• Chest waders with cleats
• Polarized sunglasses and hat w/ visor
• Small Cooler for on the boat.
• Lunch / beverages
• Small back Pack (for your personal clothing, food, etc.. or in case we do a hike in.)
• Camera
• Wading staff optional
• Small Flash Light for early am.

Where can I pick-up tackle, purchase waders with corkers, polarized glasses and get a N.Y.S.
steelhead fishing license? I’d recommend Whitakers Sports Shop Located on Rt. 13, 1/8 mile East
of Int. 81 on the right in Pulaski NY.

What if I don’t have the right equipment? I’ll supply all your equipment. From Orvis fly rods and
reels, to noodle Spin Rods.

• Sept. to April – Wade or Drift Boat
• One Angler: $275
• Two Anglers: $350
• Orvis equipment provided
• Spin rods provided and all Tackle
• Trips are 8 hours

Reservations and Deposits:
Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $100 check deposit (per day) Within 7 days of booking to hold your date.
Sorry, no credit cards being accepted at this time.

Check Payable and Mailed to:
Randy Jones
87 Clark Rd.
Mexico, NY. 13114

Phone:  +1.315.963.2065

E-mail:
RandyJones@YankeeAngler.com

SALMON RIVER FISHING REPORTS

“O U T S T A N D I N G”

To quote a Drift Boat Guide that I know. Our trip yesterday was OUTSTANDING, 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. While 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 and the 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, tired and sore, in Oneida.

Dave

“The fact that you put us on fish every place we stopped was just amazing!”

Randy, Thanks for a great time the past two days. We really enjoyed ourselves and learned an enormous amount! The knowledge you shared with us about how to fish for steelhead and about the river itself. Will go a long way in helping us fish more effectively on future trips. Not many people are willing to teach and share their knowledge with their clients like you did. And for that we are very appreciative. The fact that you put us on fish every place we stopped was just amazing! It’s obvious that this is not just a job for you…you are extremely passionate about it!
We look forward to fishing with you again real soon! By the way, I did hook two and land one after you dropped us off last night!
Best Regards, Dan and John

Dan and John

“Thanks again for the fun and truly a learning fishing experience.”

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. We really appreciate you sharing your expertise and patience as well as some of your “honey” holes with us. 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

John

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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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Phone: 315-963-2065
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87 Clark Road
Mexico, NY 13114
Salmon River Fishing Guide Pulaski NY

Rates, Reservations and Deposits:

$275 for 1 angler $350 for 2 anglers Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $100 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  No credit cards being excepted at this time.