Salmon River Fishing Report from Pulaski NY.

Salmon River Fishing Report for Steelhead and Salmon from this Salmon River Guide in Pulaski NY.
By Randy Jones The Yankee Angler – Publisher of Salmon River Fishing Reports w/over 35 yrs. total Pro. Fishing Guide EXP.

Enjoy my Salmon River Fishing Reports for Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout in Pulaski NY. For float fishing, spin fishing or fly fishing. Including Current Salmon River Fishing Conditions, Local fishing News, Fishing Videos and Fishing Tips from Pulaski NY.

I hope you find my Salmon River fishing reports from Pulaski NY entertainingly informative.
Sharing this Detailed fishing Information w/you is a pleasure! Best fish’s, Randy.
Open Dates to Take you Fishing. Salmon No Open Dates.  Steelhead Nov. – 3, 12, 16, 17. Dec. – 9, 16.

Salmon River Fishing Report for King Salmon and Coho Salmon fishing Pulaski NY. – Highlights.
By Randy Jones – Sept. 13, 2020, 8:00 AM ET

Over this last week including Sept. 3-4-5, we have seen “better than normal #’s” of Salmon entering the Salmon River daily for early Sept. when looking @ the last 40 years of records. It’s been a slow trickle (normal) to good #’s (not normal) during both low light periods for this early. Nothing Major yet! But its all Looking Good!

Sept. 15 Update.  In a 185cfs water release level, most of the Salmon are in the Major Pools. Salmon staging closer and closer to the mouth of the Salmon River in Lake Ontario. The Estuary has Salmon. Slow trickle (normal) of Salmon entering and running the rapids in the lower – lower Salmon River daily. Very slow trickle in the rest of the Salmon River rapids in a 185cfs water flow.
Over the Last 40 years. – Normally during Mid. Sept. you will start to see a probable average of 25 – 50 to 75 Salmon enter the Salmon River each day during both low-light periods.

Latest on Water. Forecast of 185cfs thru Sept. 18. With little rain in the 10 day forecast. Guess it will remain at 185cfs thru @ least Sept. 25. Probably longer.

FYI – Until Further Notice – The Lower Fly Fishing Zone will be closed to fishing from Sept. 15 until Oct. 31 2020. 
Due to low water and to increase the odds of a successful Salmon egg harvest this Fall @ the Salmon River Hatchery.
My Guess? – It will remain closed until Oct. 31, unless we get our normal water flow of 335cfs. Then they MIGHT ? open it back up?


Salmon River Fishing Report for King Salmon and Coho Salmon fishing Pulaski NY. – Highlights.
By Randy Jones – Sept. 6, 2020, 8:00 AM ET

Great News!Things are heating up on the Salmon River and King Salmon – Coho Salmon #’s are growing daily, little by little!
Everything is normal for early Sept. and right on schedule for your Salmon River King Salmon and Coho Salmon fishing trip in Pulaski NY.

It’s been a trickle, steady trickle, few small pods to spurts of better #’s during both low – light periods this last week. With Sept. 3 – 4 being the best push – run of early season Salmon with limited anglers. A few of these Salmon have reached Altmar and above. Water level forecast of 185cfs until Sept. 7 due to dry conditions.

Salmon anglers are presently finding the fishing either slow, ok to great! Depending on a # of variables. (right spot, right day, right time of day to name a few) and where you set your expectation level at for this early in the Salmon season.
If you set your expectation level on low. And would be happy with 0 to 1-2 fish in a day. Then I’d say come on up! Never know, if you hit it just right, you could do a LOT better!
Still not enough Salmon for me to suggest a special trip up here. BUT – If you live close by or you knew the River like the inside of your pocket, it might be worth a quick trip.

Fishing the lower river presently is a 50-50 roll of the dice. Might be dead, slow, good to AMAZING! Fishing any of the MAJOR Pools is 100% guaranteed to have “some” Salmon. Sight fishing the rapids, you should see at least a few to possibly many more.
If you enjoy solitude while your fishing with the “possible opportunity” of hooking up to a Trophy Reeeeel Scream’n Slam’n Salmon. Then the next couple of weeks are tailored especially for you.
If you want to Salmon fish when we will have more fish and many more anglers in the river. Hold off until late Sept. or the first 2 weeks in Oct.

Presently on the Salmon River.
We have King Salmon and Coho Salmon running the river and holding temporarily, before continuing up the Salmon River. Salmon holding in their middle of the day (9:30am. to 6pm.) resting spots and some are in the Pools.

As I type this – Guaranteed! – King and Coho Salmon are moving shallower and shallower everyday in Lake Ontario. Moving closer and closer to the mouth of the Salmon River. Some Salmon are in the mouth of the estuary. Some Salmon are in the upper estuary, very close to the mouth of the Salmon River and currently trickling in and running the river everyday.

For MORE – Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Pulaski NY.

What Helps to encourage a Run of Salmon?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ

Article – Yes, a few salmon have already started running up the Salmon Riverhttps://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/2020/09/yes-a-few-salmon-have-already-started-running-up-the-salmon-river.html?fbclid=IwAR3Zorhmmi-DdN5FIKbbpyN1uxw1-avDjitnbiDD1ZUqboGY_veyriz3BZ4

Presently on the Salmon River and thru the rest of Salmon season.

Most King Salmon movement is happening during the early morning’s and evenings. Good time to fish the rapids or anywhere will they will stop to rest before continuing up the Salmon River.
Middle of the day most King Salmon movement up river has been slowing or stops and they will be holding in the deeper pools, runs and larger pockets. If the spot provides the Salmon with everything it needs to survive for an extended period of time, it will stay there until approx. Oct. 1.
If not, it will continue its journey up the Salmon River during the next low-light period. This sequence will normally continue every morning and evening. Stopping for good, once all there survival instincts have been met. These are the pools. The bulk of Salmon when then leave these pools from approx. Oct. 1 – 15th. Then moving to that special rock.
When we have rain and low-light all day. Many times they will run the entire day.
Did you know your Coho Salmon can run the river in a day. And King Salmon travel 1-3 miles per day?

What helps to bring more King and Coho Salmon into the River?

Cooler days and nights drop the Salmon River water temp. Higher water flows from the Dam or even run-off from rain. Extended low-light periods caused by storms and a strong West wind. As the days grow shorter, it helps!
Predictions for a good fresh run of King and Coho Salmon entering the Salmon River? – Preview the 10 day weather forecast. – Pick a day with stormy heavy rain causing low-light all day and a good chance for natural run-off to raise the water level in the river by 50cfs. Add in a strong West wind and Bingo! – https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/6125a96dae9e54e821f3233c2974f8ddef899a51dda3df539766168316ec73ae
Additional ways to 99% predict when a GOOD or BIG RUN of King Salmon will happen. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

Your 99% Guaranteed Future King and Coho Salmon Fishing Report Forecast.

Every week from here on out, we normally will see increasing numbers of King and Coho Salmon (and a few steelhead and brown trout mixed in) entering and running the River.
Normally during Mid. Sept. you will start to see a probable average of 25 – 50 to 75 Salmon enter the Salmon River each day during both low-light periods.
Following week, normally, you’ll start to see a probable average of 50 – 75 to 100 Salmon each day.
Last week of Sept., normally on average 150 to 300 Salmon each day.
With a possible – hopeful MAJOR RUN of 1,000 to 3,000 King and Coho Salmon entering daily over a 1-3 day period from Late Sept. into early Oct.
(Disclaimer – Please note the # of times I said normally, probable, average, possible and hopeful and I left myself a way out with a 99% Guarantee – har har).

Today’s King and Coho Salmon Fishing Tips.
1) Try early AM. or Late PM for some Salmon running up the River. Stopping along the way in there Temporary Transitional Holding Locations to rest briefly, before moving to the next.
2) Mid. morning (approx. 9:30am.) you could try the Prime Transitional Holding Spots where the King and Coho Salmon will rest all mid-day.
3) And then maybe a few drifts into a Prime Holding Location – (Pool), were Salmon will be hanging out, for an extended period of time.

Fishing Report HUMOR.

Be 1 of 1,400 cars parked on the River. – The morning car count conducted on 7 October 2017 yielded 1,398 vehicles at the access locations. Each year the effort increases during September with a peak in either the first or second week in October. My math – If there is an average of 2 people per car, that’s almost 3,000 anglers, 3 people per car and its 4,200 anglers. Many cars are not parked in the Salmon River access lots. So I’d easily say around 4,000 anglers, maybe more. Better get up here a week early to hold your parking spot and your favorite Rock! har har.

When will the BIG RUN of King and Coho Salmon happen this year on the Salmon River?

When fishing for King and Coho Salmon on the Salmon River. There isn’t a Guarantee for when the BIG RUN of Salmon well happen. When looking at the past 40 years, it only “suggest’s” what Monthly time period is normally, but not always, the most consistent year after year for the BIG RUN or Bulk of King and Coho Salmon to enter the River.
Early to mid. Sept. Salmon fishing “usually” means less anglers and normally less fish. But, we’ve had early BIG RUN’s (2,000 – 3,000 Salmon in a day) mid. Sept. with the balance of Salmon entering thru the rest of Sept. into Oct.
Normally, Prime Time is the last week of Sept. and first week of Oct. for the BIG RUN to happen. But, we’ve had late BIG RUN’s of Salmon and mid. Oct. was great on the River!
Normally, the 2nd and 3rd week of Oct. your targeting all the King and Coho Salmon that have already entered and settled into their primary Fall Habitats. Top to Bottom of the River, spread out.
So its tuff to forecast, but late Sept. and early Oct. is over all normally the best – most consistent 2 weeks for the BIG RUN of King and Coho Salmon to happen on the River. Don’t be surprised if there are a couple other anglers fishing during these 2 weeks. – har har.

What is the Best Time for Salmon fishing Pulaski NY for Salmon River Big Runs?

Every Fall the Salmon River sees epic runs of Salmon from Sept. through Oct. in Pulaski NY.
Mid. to Late September the Salmon fishing in Pulaski NY is pretty good on the Salmon River as the Salmon start their Big Runs.
October is the Best Time for Big Runs while fishing for Salmon on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. The Salmon run in large fishing numbers now. Enjoy Salmon fishing from the Lower Salmon River to the Upper Salmon River in Pulaski NY.
Late Sept. to early Oct. is considered the Best Time for Salmon fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. When looking @ the last 40 years of when the Big Runs “normally” happen.

Best Places to fish on the Salmon River NY. Best fishing Spots in Pulaski NY.

The Best Place and Best Spots to go Salmon fishing on the Salmon River NY from Early to Mid. Sept. would be Best in the Lower Salmon River. You could try Salmon fishing the Salmon River rapids during either low light period when they tend to run. Or, the Best is to fish the pools where they will hold for an extended period of time. These Pools are always one of the Best fishing spots in Pulaski NY.
The Best place to fish on the Salmon River NY from Mid. Sept. to Mid. Oct. would be anywhere along the River. From the Lower Salmon River to the Upper Salmon River you will have Salmon.
The Best place to fish around Mid. Oct. would be in the Salmon River NY Pools, Rapids, Larger channels and Runs for some late running Salmon. Or fish where you have a Major gravel influence, above, even with and below you. These gravel flats are always one of the Best fishing spots in Pulaski NY during Mid. Oct.

Where is the VERY BEST Place to Fish? – It’s anywhere I’m NOT! – har – har.

Salmon River Fishing Report for Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout in Pulaski NY. Stan's the man with this MONST'A Salmon River King Salmon!
Stan the Man with a Monst’a King Salmon from the Salmon River Pulaski NY.

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River fishing report from Pulaski NY!

Sharing my 35 yrs. of guiding Experience with all this Detailed Info. with you has been a pleasure!

Get yer FISH ON! Best Salmon Fish’s, Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon fishing report guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from the Salmon River Drift Boat in Pulaski NY.

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Salmon River Fishing Report from Pulaski NY Steelhead fishing.

Fishing Steelhead (avg. 8 to 12 lbs.) – (Nov. thru April.)

Our Steelhead are without a doubt. One of the hardest fighting and most acrobatic fish that swims in the Salmon River in Pulaski 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!

Salmon River fishing report EXPERT and ADVANCED YouTube Video’s for Where is the BEST place to Fish on the Salmon River for Steelhead, Brown Trout, King Salmon and Coho Salmon in Pulaski NY.

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Ever wonder where the Salmon and Steelhead stop and rest at while running the Salmon River for only a Brief period of time?

Find out where the Steelhead and Salmon hold at in the Middle of the day once they have stopped running the Salmon River, from approx. 9:30 am  until 5:30pm? (Skip the repeated Intro. @ 1:11).

Where do the Steelhead and Salmon hold at for Extended periods of time in the Salmon River? (Skip the repeated Intro. @ 1:11).

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3 Prime and Basic Salmon River Current Breaks in every pool you should know about to help YOU catch more Salmon and Steelhead

#1 Place to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. 

HUMOR:
I’m the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested. FISH OFF!

My YouTube Video Jokes for Today. I hope you Enjoyed my Salmon River fishing report YouTube Videos!


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.
Enjoy learning Advanced fishing techniques and Exact fish habitats. I always enjoy sharing my wealth of knowledge with all my guest’s.

Salmon River Guide Rates for 1 person $300. Rates for 2 people $400 total. Included in Guide Rates – All Salmon River Spin or Fly fishing equipment, gear and tackle.

No Salmon Open Dates.  – Steelhead Open Dates to take you fishing. Nov. – 3, 12, 16, 17. Dec. – 9, 16.

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Reservation and Deposits – Your Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $150 Check deposit (per day). It MUST be received within 7 business days from time of Booking.
Check payable and Mailed too: – Randy Jones, 87 Clark Rd., Mexico, NY 13114. (Sorry, no credit cards excepted).
I’ll confirm receipt of Deposit with you by email.

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.

Additional Booking Info. for: Reservation and Deposits. – Canceling your Trip – Rescheduling your Trip – Deposit Return. – Dangerous Wind Chills and Extreme High Water Cancellations. – Disclaimer.

Salmon River Fishing Report for Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout in Pulaski NY.Author Biography – Established in 1980.
Randy Jones has over 35 yrs. of Pro. Fishing Guide Experience. He is also the Owner, Author and Publisher of Salmon River Fishing Reports of YankeeAngler.com. A Salmon River Pulaski NY based Guide Service and Marketing Agency. Specializing in Expert Salmon and Steelhead fishing. Professional sales and marketing of his vastly successful Salmon River fishing guide business and local fishery. S.E.O. and Social Media. 
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Salmon River Fishing Report for King Salmon and Coho Salmon fishing Runs in Pulaski NY. – Highlights.
By Randy Jones – August 29, 2020, 8:00 AM ET

Salmon Run Pulaski NY 2020.
Great News! – Everything is normal for August and right on schedule for your Salmon River King Salmon and Coho Salmon Runs in Pulaski NY.

We are starting to see some darker Salmon on Lake Ontario with some starting to Stage in preparation to enter and run the Salmon River. We will start to see an increase of Salmon #’s in the River on a weekly basis from here on out. Building to a crescendo in Late Sept. to Mid. Oct.
Not enough Salmon for me to recommend coming up, unless you lived locally w/ a small chance to find one currently.

8/28https://www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/Fishing-Report.aspxThe first King Salmon of the 2020 season was landed in the DSR – Lower River today! A bit of rain, and the right wind, we might just see a few more fish push into the system. Facebook Comment – He’ll be at Ponderosa signing autographs tomorrow from 11-1.

Up river from the DSR – Lower River – https://www.facebook.com/TheComfortZoneBedAndBreakfast/ – No fish in the dark, no fish in the light!

https://www.facebook.com/allseasonssportsinc/ – Yes there was fish caught in the DSR today! No there is not a lot of them yet. But seeing fish being taken in the river is always exciting! We should continue to see fish trickling in now each day from here out. There are also some Salmon swimming around in the estuary. Lake flip, cool nights, rain all the ingredients and you guys know the rest!

8/29 – 7:30am – Up river from the DSR – Lower River – No fish reported, yet.

Lake Ontario Salmon Q and A. – And what it means for you.
Randy, what does darker Salmon mean on the Lake? There body color goes from bright silver to a slightly darker color to prepare for Staging, the Fall Run and Spawn.
Randy, what does staging in the Lake mean? It’s normal occurrence that proceeds them entering and running the river. They start to stage in deeper water out in front of the Salmon River. Every week after, they will stage closer and closer to the Salmon River mouth moving shallower. Then they will move into the Salmon River Estuary and Run the River. Aren’t you Glad you Asked? har-har.

Did you Know? – Fewer August Salmon entering the River means MORE Salmon for you, when you get up here. Why is that Randy?
Due to Normal August low water levels, hot days and water temp. with very lil oxygen content.
I’d guess 70% of the Salmon that enter the river in August simply die. (very normal).
When you get up here, none of the above will apply. Aren’t you Glad you Asked? har-har.

Salmon River Coho Salmon fishing Pulaski NY.
With the King and Coho Salmon fishing season fast approaching on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY.
Here is a great TIP on how to easily tell the difference between a Coho Salmon and a Steelhead. And why its sooooo $$ IMPORTANT!
First off, both species of fish are Bright Silver when they enter the Salmon River.
So its understandable when a new anglers lands a Coho Salmon and thinks its a Steelhead. Or vise versa.
The easiest way to tell them apart is to look at the inside of the mouth.
A Salmon will always have a grayish inside of mouth. A Steelhead will always have a white inside of mouth.
Knowing the difference could save you a D.E.C. $ fine and a trip to the Judge. Including losing your valuable fishing time during this process.
Since March, the D.E.C. now have a new rule.
Your only allowed to keep 1 Steelhead per day, per person and what’s MOST important is a Steelhead to keep, has to be at least 25 inches.

If you land a Steelhead and think its a Coho Salmon and its not 25 inches or bigger and you keep it. You could get a fine.
Also, if you land 2 Steelhead and think they are Coho Salmon, you could get fined because your only allowed 1 Steelhead.

I hope Today’s Coho and Steelhead Tip, keeps you from getting a DUMMY Ticket and Fine. And helps you to easily tell the difference between a Coho Salmon and Steelhead.

Salmon Humor.
Randy, I hear Pulaski will have a Dancing Bear when the Circus comes to town? Joe – Yes Joe! You can see it by standing on the Short Bridge over looking the Salmon River in Pulaski, during the height of King and Coho Salmon season. Its also free and should be on everyone’s buck list. Randy

Randy, where is the VERY best place to fish for King and Coho Salmon during the Salmon Run on the Salmon River? Thanks, Mike. – That’s an easy one Mike, anywhere I’m NOT fishing!!!

So Randy, how does the rain effect the fish? Mom. – They usually go under da bridge, so they don’t get wet.


Salmon River Fishing Report for King Salmon and Coho Salmon fishing Pulaski NY. – Highlights.
By Randy Jones – August 6, 2020, 8:00 AM ET

No Reports of any King Salmon or Coho Salmon swirling in the Estuary or in the Salmon River yet. But…. Any Day Now!
Aug. 7th 2013 Email: Randy, Went this AM fished the Salmon River till 8:30, saw three, hooked two, both broke me off. Joe
HI Joe, Thanks for the report! Waters so warm, they would have been fully cooked by the time you landed them. Would have made for a nice shore lunch! – yukyuk.
Aug 12th last year, the first Salmon was landed.
Aug. 23 2016 was when the first Salmon was spotted rooster tailing up the shallow rapids in the lower Salmon River. Some of these fish were caught on Aug. 24 by a few lucky early season Salmon anglers.

A great indication on how good this Salmon – Steelhead and Brown Trout season will be on the Salmon River is to see how the Capt’s. are doing on Lake Ontario.
All my Capt. friends are reporting GOOD fishing with all of the above species!

Did you know? If you lie about the size of your fish, I’ll swear to it!
Did you know? There is only 1 BAD side effect from eating our Salmon, Genital Shrinkage! Unfortunately, I’ve experienced it! – har har.

750cfs WHITEWATER RELEASE was CANCELLED for Aug. 1 -2.
The decision to cancel was based on lower than normal water levels and dry weather conditions.
GREAT NEWS! – We recently received a TON of rain from the outer bands of that Hurricane – Tropical storm that ran up the Eastern Shore line.
It’s nice to know that those in charge are keeping an eye on trying to save water to hopefully provide you with a nice 335cfs water flow come salmon season.

Get yer FISH ON!
Best Salmon Fish’s, Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon fishing report guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from the Salmon River Drift Boat in Pulaski NY.


Steelhead fishing Pulaski NY Report Salmon River Spring March and April Highlights.
By Randy Jones
March 12, 2020, 8:00 AM ET

I’m happy to report, now is one of the Best Times for Salmon River steelhead fishing in Pulaski NY.

Your Salmon River Spring March and April Steelhead RUN is ON! Past and present higher river water levels are bringing in the balance of your Fresh Spring Steelhead from Lake Ontario. Plus, their biological clock is ticking and telling them it’s time to enter into the next stage of their life, with the Spring spawn getting under way. Off the drift boat, I’ve seen a fair number of fresh Spring Steelhead that were in a transitional state, moving up the Salmon River and holding in there Mid day transitional lies. – (between 9:30 am. to 5:30 pm.) Add in ALL the steelhead that have been entering the Salmon River since Sept. and it’s going to be a good Spring!

Steelhead fishing Pulaski NY Tip. – Both Transitional (running the river) Mid day holding and Winter holding Pools are producing best. As I type this, 80% of the Steelhead are in the Salmon River Pools. 10% of the Steelhead are entering and running the Salmon River, while spreading out. 5% are on the gravel and the other 5% are dropping back. These %’s will change on a weekly basis from here on out when your Steelhead fishing in Pulaski NY.

Steelhead fishing Salmon River NY Tip. – There are decent numbers of Steelhead in the Salmon River Pulaski Altmar NY area now. If the current Mar. 12 higher river water level is not to your liking. Optional Local Steelhead creeks and streams are with fresh Steelhead! The water level in the creeks are dropping as I type this on Mar. 12.

Presently, our Salmon River steelhead are in all stages of the Spawn. Many Pre-spawn, with some spawning and post spawn – (Drop Back Steelhead). All the steelhead are in all the normal places for the stage of life they are in. Which relates directly to the current water flow level and its relationship to the current breaks on the Salmon River NY.

Your Spring Mar. – April Salmon River Steelhead Fishing Report Forecast. – Your Steelhead fishing in Pulaski NY will be good, due to all the steelhead we have in the Salmon River. A continuation of the Salmon River Spring Steelhead Run will last further into March. The later part of March and all of April is “Prime Time” Drop Back Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. Other Local steelhead creeks and streams will continue to produce good steelhead opportunities for you all March into early – mid. April normally.

We are seeing a few more Salmon River drop back steelhead daily.
Drop back steelhead are ones that have successfully spawned, survived and are now transitioning down the Salmon River back to Lake Ontario. Stopping along the way, holding in different locations to feed and re-build their strength. These drop back steelhead would eat the kitchen sink, if you threw it at’m. They are not the fussiest eaters and can be some of the easiest steelhead to catch all season. EVEN I could probably catch one?

Upper Salmon River Fishing Report.-The Upper Salmon River fishing is good between the Lower Fly fishing zone, Altmar NY to Pineville. The Upper Fly fishing zone opens April 1 on the Salmon River.

Fly fishing Salmon River, NY. – The Salmon River Lower Fly Fishing Zone and Upper Fly Fishing Zone have special NY D.E.C. regulations. Please review before fishing the Lower Fly fishing zone or the Upper Fly fishing zones when fly fishing the Salmon River in NY.

Best Steelhead flies for the Salmon River NY. – Your best Salmon River NY steelhead flies 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. Tie in a small piece of white marabou to imitate a milking egg or skein. Add a drop of real egg juice to cover your negative scent and give it a real egg smell. Also tie these Salmon River NY steelhead flies – Caddis, Stones, Mayfly and Scud.
Salmon River NY fishing techniques for these flies. – The best technique for fishing these Salmon River NY flies would be on a dead drift with either a fly rod, spinning rod or float rod on the Salmon River.

Float fishing Salmon River, NY. – Float fishing is one of the best methods to catch your Salmon River NY Steelhead. Using beads, jigs, flies and egg sacks in different colors and sizes with your Salmon River float fishing rod.

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River Steelhead fishing report!
Sharing my 35 years of guiding Experience with all this Detailed Steelhead info. with you has been a pleasure!
Get yer FISH ON!
Best Steelhead Fish’s, Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon fishing report guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from the Salmon River Drift Boat in Pulaski NY.


Spring Steelhead fishing Salmon River Pulaski NY Report. – Feb. 18, 2020. – Highlights.

It’s Prime Time for some Spring Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY.

I’m happy to report. – We’ve had steelhead entering the Salmon River all Fall into Winter. With an increase of fresh Spring Steelhead from Jan. to present. Matter of fact, there are some more fresh Spring Steelhead entering the Salmon River now as I type this. Spreading out top to bottom of the River.
Things couldn’t be looking any better for your trip up here! I’d recommend coming up to steelhead fish now.

Presently all of the steelhead in the Salmon River are feeling their biological clock ticking towards the Spring Spawn, making them behave a lil differently. (Finding mates and pairing up, thinking about building a red, locating themselves to different current break area’s, males fighting over the females, etc….) Each stage is unique and puts different requirements on the fish and causes the angler to adjust, in my opinion. Starting to see a little spawning activity with a couple of drop back steelhead being caught.

We are finding some Steelhead in their Prime Transitional Holding Spots where they rest mid-day (between 9:30am. and 5:30pm.), while running the Salmon River. With a continuation of the highest % of Steelhead in their Prime Winter Holding Pools. Find out where the Steelhead hold at in the Middle of the day once they have stopped running the Salmon River, from approx. 9:30 am  until 5:30pm.

There really is no bad place to fish, providing you have the correct habitat – current breaks for this water flow, water temp. and the stage of life the Steelhead are in.
(Pre-spawn – Spawn and Post Spawn Drop Backs).

I hope you enjoyed my Spring Steelhead fishing Salmon River Pulaski NY Report. Best Steelhead fish’s, Randy Jones


Salmon River fishing report steelhead guide Pulaski NY – Feb. 8, 2020. – Highlights.

We continue to see some bright fresh Spring Steelhead that are spread out in all your favorite Salmon River fish’n holes. Older Steelhead are also Top to Bottom of the Salmon River. A continuation of the Spring Steelhead Run “Prime Time” will last well into March. The later part of March and all of April is “Prime Time” Drop Back Steelhead fishing. Add in ALL the steelhead that have been entering the Salmon River since Sept. and it’s going to be a good Spring!

Seeing a few “early” steelhead Spawning and also a few “early” Drop Back Steelhead, which is normal. All of the Steelhead in the Salmon River have their biological clock ticking and telling them its time to enter into the next stage of their life, with the Spring Spawn just around the corner. More Welcome Snow has arrived! This will help with your Spring Water flow levels when we want colder water and above normal flows to extend your steelhead fishing season.

Not many anglers steelhead fishing now, which is normal. Great time for you to come up and fish with lots of Prime Winter Steelhead holding spots wide open for you. Presently, the largest concentrations of steelhead are in the Prime Winter Pools with some in Transition – Entering and running the river. Most folks are tangling with a few steelhead. Sometimes more and sometimes less, as usual.

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River Steelhead fishing report!
Sharing my 35 years of guiding Experience with all this Detailed Steelhead info. with you has been a pleasure!
Get yer FISH ON!
Best Steelhead Fish’s, Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon fishing report guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from the Salmon River Drift Boat in Pulaski NY.

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Salmon River Steelhead Fishing Report Pulaski NY – Jan. 26, 2020. – Highlights.

I’m happy to report – Steelhead fishing remains good and will continue into the Spring. We have some more fresh Steelhead. The majority of Steelhead are holding in and around the deeper holes and larger runs.

It’s Prime Time for some Winter steelhead fishing action on the Salmon River. Few steelhead anglers fishing, which opens up additional opportunities for you. Ton’s of options on where to wet a line.

Currently 98% of your steelhead are in all the Prime Salmon River Winter Holding pools, producing Steelhead top to bottom of the river. Tutorial Video on Fishing the Salmon River Steelhead Pools. Even I….. could probably catch one…..

The drift boat – wade fishing for steelhead continues to remain excellent for some, ok for others and slow for some-others. We will continue to see more fresh Steelhead enter, run, spread out and hold in the Salmon River as the season progress’s. With our past higher water flow levels we have received some more fresh Steelhead!

Today’s Salmon River Steelhead Tip: If there is no Slush from Mid. River down, I’d highly recommend fishing it! Very few anglers have been fishing these areas. Leaving you presently with a lot of uneducated and easier to catch steelhead. Also, most anglers have been pounding the upper river. Causing the steelhead to become extremely educated and more difficult to fool.

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River Steelhead fishing report!
Sharing my 35 years of guiding Experience with all this Detailed Steelhead info. with you has been a pleasure!
Get yer FISH ON!
Best Steelhead Fish’s, Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon fishing report guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from the Salmon River Drift Boat in Pulaski NY.


Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead fishing Pulaski NY – Jan. 5, 2020. – Highlights.

I’m happy to report – Fresh Steelhead have continued to enter and run the Salmon River daily for your fishing enjoyment in Pulaski NY.
A nice Push of fresh dime bright Chrome Steelhead entered and ran the Salmon River during our last high water period in Dec.
Current high water is bringing in even more fresh Silver Bullet SteelheadAS I TYPE THIS!
If your fishing anytime soon, you will not only have older steelhead that have been entering the Salmon River since Sept. But also that last Dec. push, plus the ones that are running now. Ye-Haa!

Some Steelhead anglers are finding the fishing slooow, while others are doing ok with some anglers doing Amazing!
Off the Drift Boat. – Some spot’s we are having to work for them. Making each steelhead all the more rewarding. While other spot’s it’s almost been to easy. Obviously, this wouldn’t be a truthful fishing report if I didn’t add that some spots left us wanting…….

Today’s Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead Tip. – The Pools are fishing best, along with their soft water seams.

Steelhead Opportunity’s Abound!
With the past Rain, above freezing temps. and Snow Run-off, causing higher water flows. Optional Local Creeks and Streams are with Fresh Runs of Steelhead.

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River Steelhead fishing report!
Sharing my 35 years of guiding Experience with all this Detailed Steelhead info. with you has been a pleasure!
Get yer FISH ON!
Best Holiday Fish’s, Salmon River Steelhead and Salmon fishing report guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from the Salmon River Drift Boat in Pulaski NY.


Salmon River Steelhead fishing report from Salmon River Steelhead guide – Dec. 5, 2019. – Highlights.

I’m happy to report – Fresh Steelhead continue to enter and run the Salmon River daily. 80% Older and 20% fresher Steelhead Top to Bottom of the Salmon River. Always a chance for a Trophy Brown Trout. The Pools are fishing best!

Today’s Salmon River Fishing Report Tip. – Noticing 1/2 to 3/4 less drift boats and Steelhead anglers fishing mid-week. Offering you greater Salmon River Steelhead fishing opportunities. Plenty of prime Steelhead spots open to fish that are holding your Chrome!

As Usual – Steelhead fishing has been sloow, so-so, ok to good. With a few anglers hitting it just right with AMAZING results! The Best Salmon River Steelhead fishing has happened when you find a pod of’m.
Another Salmon River fishing report Tip. – Suggest covering your water thoroughly in the better spots and then move to the next. That’s what this Salmon River guide has been doing with success.

Never know, that next BIG pod of Steelhead might just be around the next bend of the Salmon River, where memories are made.

When is the BEST time to fish for Salmon River Steelhead?

In Dec. we see even MORE Steelhead and less Salmon River anglers. Most folks are doing business and family holiday stuff. And its a lil colder = Less anglers = more opportunity for you.

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River Steelhead fishing report! Sharing all this Detailed Steelhead info. with you has been a pleasure!
After 35 plus years of guiding, things never change that much. Get yer FISH ON! Salmon River fishing report guide, Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from Pulaski NY.


Salmon River fishing report from Pulaski NY include, Current Fishing Conditions, Local fishing News, Fishing Videos and Fishing Tips. With a Very Happy Steelhead Guest.

Thumbs up from this Salmon River fishing report guide with a Very Happy Steelhead Guest.

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams…… ………… we’ll mak’m reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
Salmon River fishing report for float fishing, spin fishing or fly fishing in Pulaski NY. - Randy Jones, The Yankee Angler.

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