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

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

Salmon River Fishing Information for Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout in Pulaski NY.

King Salmon – Coho Salmon: Sept.-Oct.

Salmon River fishing Information for Salmon River guide King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout in Pulaski NY.

Salmon River fishing Information.

If you have any special needs, please ask. Your enjoyment and comfort are important to me!
Meet: To be determined 1 to 2 Months 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. 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  (Salmon River fishing Information)

Steelhead: Oct. thru April.

Salmon River fishing Information for drift boat guide steelhead fishing Pulaski NY. Jeff's Trophy Salmon River fly fishing steelhead.

Salmon River fishing Information.

If you have any special needs, please ask. Your enjoyment and comfort are important to me!
Meet: To be determined 1 to 2 Months 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. 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  (Salmon River fishing Information)

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.


Join me for a guided drift boat fishing trip on the World Renowned Salmon River in Pulaski NY for hard fighting Salmon or Steelhead during our Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. Enjoy learning Advanced fishing techniques and Exact fish habitats. I always enjoy sharing my wealth of knowledge with all my guest’s.

Randy Jones is a Pro. fishing guide w/35 yrs. EXP.
Salmon River Guide Drift Boat Rates for 1 person $300. Rates for 2 people $400.
Included in Guide Rates – All Salmon River fishing equipment, gear and tackle.
Trips are 8 hours from the time we meet. – 2 person Max. on Boat.
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Reservation and Deposits – Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $150 (U.S. funds) Check deposit (per day). It MUST be received within 7 business days from time of Booking. Failure to do so will result in LOSS of BOOKING. No date will be booked or confirmed without a deposit. I’ll confirm receipt of Deposit with you by email.
Check payable and Mailed too: – Randy Jones, 87 Clark Rd., Mexico, NY 13114. (Sorry, no credit cards excepted).

Then 1 to 2 Months before your fishing trip, I’ll email you with meeting time and place. Usually Whitakers Sports Shop and Motel (Rt. 13 in Pulaski) in the dark.

Canceling your Trip – Rescheduling your Trip – Deposit Return.
60 day notice of cancellation required for a refund of Deposit. (I’ll need your address).
If you need to Cancel or Reschedule your trip, you must do so 30 days in advance of your trip date or your subject to lose deposit. Please contact and I’ll happily re-schedule you with a Deposit Credit. If your not sure on a future date, I’ll hold your deposit until you decide.
Anything LESS than 30 days notice and you risk losing your deposit. No matter the reason.

Dangerous Wind Chills – Extreme High Water – Cancellations. If I’m concerned, I will always contact you approx. 1 week in advance of your trip with my future probable predictions. So you don’t make a wasted trip up here. Your safety and comfort level is my Primary concern. I reserve the right to cancel trips due to weather conditions or safety concerns of any kind.

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.

“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

“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

Salmon River fishing Information for Steelhead and Salmon fishing in Pulaski NY. With a Very Happy Steelhead client.

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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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