Salmon River Fishing Report from Pulaski NY.

Salmon River Fishing Report for Steelhead from this Salmon River Guide in Pulaski NY.

Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout.
I hope you find my Salmon River fishing reports entertainingly informative or mildly educational. Sharing this Detailed Steelhead info. w/you is a pleasure!

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. (Skip the Intro. @ 1:11).

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).


(Please check water levels before making your trip up here).
Our Spring water levels fluctuate a lot and it’s not uncommon for the Salmon River to Flood for 3 to 5 days in the Spring. This might save you a wasted trip up here.
Salmon River LIVE water gauge @ Pineville for actual flows.
95% accurate – Current Water Release and Forecast – Brookfield Power Company above Altmar NY at their Dam. (Click the white box, drop down menu, click Lighthouse Hill).

Safety FIRST – FISH ON Second.
Higher Spring Water Releases from the Dam, normally occur @ midnight while your asleep. I check BOTH links every morning for Safety, even with a drift boat.
Checking these links, before you head out to go fishing is advisable for your safety. Especially if crossing the river in the dark or even daylight.
Whatever the water level is, it will be higher the further down river your fishing due to additional water input from Orwell Creek – Trout Brook and Run-off.

Water Level Guide Tip.
You should check your water levels each morning to help you to determine what Current Breaks the Steelhead will be using for that day to Help YOU Catch MORE FISH!
Our Water Levels are always changing, which causes the fish to change where they will hold. When the water level changes, then so should you for best results.


Today’s “Lake Effect Snow” Humor – Ever Happen to You? – Oldie but goody.
Soooo, this morn’n I head’s outside to clean the fresh “Lake Effect” snow off both drift boats. I put’s on my snow boot’s expecting the 5-8 inch’s which was forecast.
(Jus a dust’n around these here parts). I get’s 50 feet out into it and realize my boots are no longer visible?
So…….  I head’s back in and put’s on my deeper snow boots.
I get’s another 150 feet out by the boats and realize the snow is up to my thigh’s and my deep snow boot’s are no longer visible?
So…………..  I head’s back in a second time and put’s on my Winter chest waders with my deep snow snorkel. And finally ………All was well in the world…………

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Q and A: Spring Steelhead Fishing Salmon River Pulaski NY.
By Randy Jones
February 18, 2020, 8:00 AM ET

Anton lands a 16 pound Spring steelhead while fishing the Salmon River in Pulaski NY.

Anton’s Spring Salmon River 16 lb. Male Steelhead!

Q – Randy, if we continue to have a mild Winter. What effect could it have on our Salmon River Spring Steelhead fishing season? Could it end the season a month early in Pulaski NY?

A – Nope, not a month early, but maybe a week.
Lil early to forecast. We usually get hammered with snow in mid. to late Feb. and Mar. But so far, this has been an abnormal year. Presently the snow we do have has a high water content in it to help prolong our Steelhead season. News Flash! Punxsutawney Phil just predicted an early Spring Steelhead season “a certainty”.

Q – Randy, how long does it take the average steelhead drop back or Altmar fish hatchery drop back steelhead to make the trip down the Salmon River, back to Lake Ontario?

A – Warm water – faster. Cold water – slower. Its all water temp. related.
At approx. 55 degrees, you will start to see a mass exodus of steelhead down the Salmon River to Lake Ontario. (Some before this temp. range and some after).
If I was a hungry drop back Steelhead and water temp. and flows were good enough for me to feel safe and comfortable.
I’d take my time and enjoy the orgy of Steelhead eggs for awhile! I wouldn’t pass up a smorgasbord of easy food on the way down the Salmon River.

Q – Randy, I’ve never heard of those Steelhead leaving the Altmar fish hatchery in the Spring and swimming up the Salmon River, once they have been released after egg taking.

A – Sure, when they enter the Salmon River from the Altmar fish hatchery tank and are hungry as hell, they get blasted in the face with food scent (steelhead eggs) coming from above. Why not swim up river 30 feet or more for a fiesta of all you can eat buffet in the Upper River Fly Zone. – hint.
Some Steelhead ‘normally’ go up the Salmon River and hang around for awhile, while most start to drop back almost immediately.

Q – Randy, I’ll be fishing for steelhead in late April or early May. Where do you think the best fishing in the river will be @?

A – If your fishing late April into early May “normally” (water temp. dependent, etc…). I’d recommend fishing the lower end of the river for “normally” the most opportunity. Anywhere from the Ball Park down thru the D.S.R.
WHY? – The Salmon River is like a funnel in the Spring. ALL the 1,000’s of Mid. – Upper river – Hatchery – Upper fly zone Steelhead dropping down get more compressed in the lower river. Similar to the smallest part of the funnel. But, you can always find some Steelhead anywhere from the top of the Salmon River to the bottom in late April.
I always tell anglers to fish the water they know the best.

FYI – After the Salmon River Altmar NY Fish Hatchery collects the eggs from the returning Steelhead in the Spring. You will see 1,000’s of these steelhead leave the holding tanks at the Hatchery. And re-enter back into the Salmon River and turn into drop back Steelhead. Adding more Steelhead for your Spring fishing pleasure.
P.S. – Its illegal to fish around the Hatchery and the Upper Fly Zone does not open until April 1.

I hope you found my “Q and A for Spring Steelhead fishing Pulaski NY” entertainingly informative or mildly educational. – May all Your door knobs smell of BIG Steelhead!
Best Steelhead Fish’s, Randy Jones

Author Biography – Established in 1980. – YankeeAngler.com.
Randy Jones has over 35 yrs. of Pro. Fishing Guide Experience. Specializing in Expert Salmon and Advanced Steelhead fishing. Professional sales and marketing of his vastly successful Salmon River fishing guide business. S.E.O. and Social Media.
Randy Jones, 87 Clark Rd., Mexico, NY 13114 – Phone: 315-963-2065.

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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.

Big male Spring steelhead for my guest while fishing off the Salmon River Pulaski NY guide drift boat.

A colored up Male Spring Steelhead for my guest while fishing off the Salmon River Pulaski NY guide drift boat. Congrats!

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.

The steelhead rewards were many with Todd’s biggest fish being this 16 lb. Fatty Spring Salmon River Steelhead in Pulaski NY!

Todd’s 16 lb. Spring Salmon River female Steelhead full of eggs. WOW!

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.

When is one of the BEST times to fish for Salmon River Steelhead? – Winter into Spring.

March and all of April is “Prime Time” for steelhead fishing on the Salmon River.
Winter thaws and early Spring rains create Run-off with increased Dam released water levels in the river which generates runs of steelhead. PLUS the Steelheads biological clock to reproduce brings in the balance of our Spring Steelhead.
March – There are not only leftover Winter steelhead, but also fresh runs of Spring time Steelhead. Adding even MORE Steelhead into the Salmon River for your fishing enjoyment.
March into All of April – You will see a transition of Steelhead from the holes onto the gravel, where they will spawn. They will then turn into drop-back Steelhead. The Steelhead’s appetites are on fire as they slowly drop back down the Salmon River into Lake Ontario.

Spring Steelhead Open Dates. April – 27-28, 30.
Salmon Open Dates. Oct. – 20.
Steelhead Open Dates. Oct. – 28-30. Nov. – 2, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 23-24, 30. Dec. – 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18.

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Fresh Steelhead Runs. – We always have fresh runs of steelhead into the Salmon River from Lake Ontario at this time of the year. Their biological clock is ticking and telling them its that time in there life to re-produce. Causing fresh steelhead to enter, run and spread out over the entire length of the Salmon River.

Pre-Spawning Steelhead. – Why is this important to you as a steelhead angler? – Steelhead Pairing up in the Salmon River Holes.Almost every female steelhead in the Salmon River will have 1 to 5 males in very close proximity. Often at this time of the year where you are blind casting, you will tie into 1 steelhead. There will often be a second or a third in the exact same spot, as they find a mate and pair up.
So normally where there is one steelhead, there is often another one or two. So cover your water thoroughly to increase your odds.
This tip comes with a $ back guarantee! My guest’s and myself have all bought that T shirt. It happens more than you would think!

Did you Know? – By Catch and Releasing a female Steelhead back into the Salmon River pool, you can usually keep on catching the Males. If you keep the female or fight her way down stream. All those males have no reason to hang around any longer and they will leave, looking for another mate. This leaves you with no more steelhead to catch.
Just like reeeel life, that female is the bait and is the only reason those buck’s are hanging around.
It’s similar to “last call” at the bar. Once the last girl leaves, you know longer have any reason to hang around. – yukyuk

Steelhead Spreading out as the Entire Salmon River comes Alive with Pre-Spawn – Spawning and Post-Spawners (Drop Backs) – What’s interesting about the Salmon River at this time of year is the Steelhead will spread out over 100% of the Spring habitat’s. From the shallows, to the edges of the pools to the pools themselves. You’ll be able to find steelhead from the Top of the Salmon River to the Bottom. From one side of the river to the other, within reason.

Drop Back Steelhead – Drop backs are Spring Steelhead that have successfully spawned and are on their way back down the Salmon River to Lake Ontario. Feeding aggressively along the way. Drop back Steelhead will be in all the normal current break areas for the current water level and water temp.

Your Best fishing opportunity is normally all Spring thru the end of April. Maybe first – second week of May? In May, fish the lowest part of the Salmon River for your best Drop Back Steelhead fishing opportunities. (From the Papermill down thru the D.S.R.)

Mother nature will decide our Steelhead season ending with lower water flows and warmer water temp’s in the Salmon River.
Sending all the Steelhead back to Lake Ontario to return next year even BIGGER to the Salmon River! Ye-Haa!
Steelhead Fishing you success! Salmon River fishing report guide – Randy Jones.

Salmon River Guide fishing for Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout.

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!

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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!

After 35 plus years of guiding, things never change that much.
Sharing all this Detailed info. with you has been a pleasure!
Get yer FISH ON! Salmon River fishing report guide, Randy Jones.

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Rates:
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All Spin fishing equipment – All Orvis fly fishing equipment – All tackle provided. Please bring your own Lunch, Polarized Glass’s and Chest Waders.

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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 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 for Steelhead fishing Pulaski NY – Nov. 15, 2019. – Highlights.

We are seeing MORE Fresh Steelhead enter and run the Salmon River for your December Steelhead fishing pleasures in Pulaski NY!
The Salmon River Water Temp. is approx. 38 – 40 degrees so your Prime Winter Holding Steelhead Habitats are producing Best.

Today’s Salmon River fishing report Steelhead Tips. – I’ve been using beads, egg sacks and aquatic insect and egg fly imitations all dead drifted to match the middle to bottom current speed. So it will look natural to the steelhead. Combined with perfect presentations and rigging according to the education level of the fish.
All of my Steelhead have come from different Exact as fitting a key into a Lock Spots. Using Daily Water Temperature, Daily Water Flow levels while Combining these to decipher what Current Breaks the steelhead would be 100% using for each individual day.
Approx. % of Steelhead in all 3 Prime and Unique Habitats.
70% Prime Winter holding habitats.
20% Prime Fall holding habitats.
10% in Transition running the Salmon River.

Winter Salmon River NY Steelhead fishing report Tip – To help you catch MORE! – Cold Water (below 42 degrees).

Most of the Steelhead will be in the Pools, Larger Runs and Channels.
1 – Steelhead want. Deep water for safety from predators.
2 – A food source.
3 – Less current to conserve their energy.
(You can find our Salmon River NY Steelhead fishing mapped named pools, parking and access roads. By doing a search on the internet or most of the Local Salmon River Shops up here have them).

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River fishing report Tips! 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 @ https://www.yankeeangler.com/


Salmon River Fishing Report. Steelhead fishing report Pulaski NY. Nov. 4, 2019 – Highlights.

We have Steelhead Top to Bottom of the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. As everyday pass’s, we are seeing more steelhead enter and run the Salmon River. Current Higher Water flows – Plus Run-Off, continues to bring in fresh Steelhead into the Salmon River for your fishing enjoyment. Offering You Opportunity with a possible – probable presence of Steelhead. Ye-Haa!

Today’s Salmon River Fishing Report Tip. -The Salmon River Water Temp. is approx. 50 degrees, so your Prime Fall Holding Steelhead Habitats are producing best!
Seeing numerous jumps, tail walks and speeding bullet runs from our Steelhead of late!

2nd Salmon River Fishing Report Tip. -Most of the Steelhead I’m finding are the ones that are Transitioning up the Salmon River and holding in their middle of the day resting spots. (Between approx. 9:30am. and 5:30pm.). Or in their Prime Fall holding Habitat, where the Steelhead will sit for an extended period of time on the Salmon River.

Today, I fought and landed 20 Steelhead in 1 hour fishing time, all WORLD RECORD sized 30 lb’rs!
Then I woke up from my dream.
Late to bed, early to rise, fish all day, make up lies………..
You Lie about the size of your fish and I’ll swear to it!
May all your door knobs smell off big fish, Salmon River fishing report guide – Randy Jones – https://www.yankeeangler.com/


Oct. 16 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report – Steelhead Highlights.

Increased #’s of  Steelhead and Brown Trout running and holding in the Salmon River.

Your Steelhead season is starting right on schedule!
Nice Push of Steelhead just entered the Salmon River, with many more to come!
We currently have some Steelhead and Brown trout in Transition (Running the Salmon River). Some holding in the mid. day resting spots. Some are Holding in their Prime Fall Habitats. And some sitting behind the Spawning Salmon eating their eggs.
Best fish’s, Salmon River Fishing Report guide – Randy Jones – https://www.yankeeangler.com/

Oct. 5 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Update.

Fresh King Salmon and Coho Salmon, plus a few Steelhead and Brown Trout continue to enter and run the Salmon River daily. Good luck if your coming up!
Best fish’s, Salmon River Fishing Report guide – Randy Jones – https://www.yankeeangler.com/

Sept. 29 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Update.

We’ve had so-so, ok to good #’s of King and Coho Salmon enter and run the Salmon River this last week. On top of all the Salmon that have already run. They are spread out in all habitats from the top of the Salmon River to the bottom. From one side of the river to the other, within reason. Good luck if your coming up!
Best fish’s, Salmon River Fishing Report guide – Randy Jones – https://www.yankeeangler.com/

Sept. 22 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report – Highlights.
Over this last week while blind casting and sight fishing off the drift boat. Approx. Percentage of King and Coho Salmon on a per spot basis, top to bottom of the Salmon River.

75% Major Pools.
15% Minor Pools and Runs.
10% Running the Salmon River and holding in their Middle of the day resting and holding locations. (between approx. 9:30am. and 6pm.)

Seeing King and Coho Salmon running the shallow rapids while transitioning up the Salmon River during both low-light periods. Lasting for 30 minutes up to 1 to 3 hours with some moving mid-day. With varying #’s of Salmon each day.

In the Salmons Middle of the day resting and holding locations. I’m seeing and counting a few here and there. Ok, Good to Reeel Good #’s of Salmon. Everyday this last week these #’s of Salmon have varied on a per spot basis’s.

The highest concentrations of King Salmon and Coho Salmon are in the Salmon River Major Pools. Along with the highest concentrations of anglers. If you prefer fishing less crowded waters. Go for a walk above or below these major pools and I guarantee, you will find some Salmon.

Couple Salmon on the Gravel Spawning. More Oct. 1st and even more mid. Oct.

What I saw this last week off the drift boat is an exact duplication on what you will find on the entire Salmon River, top to bottom.
For Expert Analysis Video’s of these Specific King and Coho Salmon Holding Locations on the Salmon River. Please see – https://www.yankeeangler.com/salmon-river-fishing-videos/

Best fish’s, Salmon River Fishing Report guide – Randy Jones – https://www.yankeeangler.com/


Sept. 17 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Update – Recommend coming up! Good #’s of King and Coho Salmon in the Salmon River.
Sorry! I have no open dates to guide you during Salmon season. (Sept. – Oct.)
I do have open dates for Steelhead in Nov. and Dec. Best fish’s, Salmon River Fishing Report guide Randy Jones of – https://www.yankeeangler.com


Sept. 14 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Highlights.
The upper Estuary is Stuffed with Salmon ready to RUN. King and Coho Salmon are entering the Salmon River Daily while spreading out, Top to Bottom of the river.

Sept. 10 Report – Salmon fishing was slow for some in the wrong spot, better for others in the right spot. Estuary is filling up with Salmon.
Sept. 11 Report – Decent #’s of Salmon entered the Salmon River.
Sept. 12 – Another good push of King Salmon w/some Coho Salmon entered and ran the Salmon River. Estuary continues to fill up with Salmon.
Sept. 13 Report – Trickle to decent #’s and good fishing for most, but not all – as usual.
**Sept. 14 Morning Report’s.**
1. That last good push of Salmon should be around Pineville to a lil below today. Steady fishing in town, mid and upper river runs are starting to light up.
2. Lower River Report from the DSR. – Morning reports from our River Patrol indicate better numbers than past days, with moderate fish movement throughout the run. Plenty of fish holding, but the active fish are certainly on a mission, blowing by anglers. The Estuary was said to be “stuffed” with fish in all channels, no report of many of them moving up in the river yet. – Credit – https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/

Over Sept. 14 – 15 – 16. – Possible biggest Salmon run so far this season?
Sept. 14 thru Oct. 10 – Possible MAJOR RUN of King and Coho Salmon into and up the Salmon River of 1,000 to 3,000 per day, over a 3 to 5 day period.

What’s interesting about the above report. Salmon fishing can be on FIRE 1 mile below you or 1 mile above you. While you have a slow day, with only a few passing by. (Right spot, right day, right time of day all adds up).
Lil Trick’s that most don’t know.
1. If your fishing with friends that are in different parts of the river or 1 mile above or 1 mile below you. Use a cell phone or Walk-ee talkie to communicate. Many times it will help you key in on where most of the Salmon activity is at. For those in the know, it works!
2. King Salmon travel 1 to 3 miles per day. If a good run of Salmon enters the Salmon River, you can leap frog that good run all the way to the top of the Salmon River on a daily basis, over a 6-7 day period. For those in the know, it works!

Sept. 12 – Upper Salmon River Drift Boat Fishing Report.
I used the drift boat to float from Altmar to Pineville to have an early Salmon peek for this Fishing Report. I had a couple friends join me from Project Healing Waters that helps the Vets out, mostly from Fort Drum. – https://projecthealingwaters.org/
In the morning we fished a major Pool with Salmon rolling about. By mid. day the sun came out and allowed us to see the all the Salmon as we slowly drifted down the Salmon River.
1. We saw ok #’s (for this early, more than last year) of Salmon in the Major Salmon River Pools.
2. Surprisingly Good #’s of Salmon resting in their Prime middle of the day resting spots. (These are transitioning (running the river) Salmon stopping between 9:30am. to 6pm. to rest mid-day in these specific spots.

We saw more Salmon than any of us could remember for this early. Not loaded, but enough to give everyone opportunity. What we saw up river is an exact duplication on what you will find on the rest of the Salmon River. Leaves are already starting to change. Had some Turkey Buzzards circling over head. I think they were waiting for us old farts to die!

WARNING For anyone floating the Upper Salmon River in a Drift Boat. – Couple new trees down (Bovines and head of Island hole, left side) you will see them well before you get to them as long as you are 100% paying attention.
Today’s Drift Boat Tip if your a NEW guide or have 15 years or less of experience rowing the river. Store a hand saw on your boat for any new trees that fall blocking your way that you might have to cut to get by.
All of us guides with 30 years or more experience on this river carry them. Your welcome!

Recent Article – The salmon run: Salmon River already fishing ‘twice as good’ as last year. Posted Sept. 10, 2019 – https://www.newyorkupstate.com/oswego/2019/09/the-salmon-run-salmon-river-already-fishing-twice-as-good-as-last-year.html

Best fish’s, Randy Jones – Salmon River fishing report Guide – https://www.yankeeangler.com/

Sept. 9 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Highlights.
Things are heating up on the Salmon River and King Salmon – Coho Salmon #’s are growing!

Over this past week. – Additional #’s of King Salmon and Coho Salmon have entered and ran the Salmon River, while spreading out Top to Bottom of the river. Offering all anglers opportunity.
It’s been a trickle, steady trickle, few small pods to spurts of better #’s during both low – light periods. – Excluding Labor Day weekend which produced Good #’s of Salmon which have now spread out, top to bottom of the Salmon River.

Approx. #’s of King Salmon that have entered the Salmon River during BOTH low-light periods since early August to Sept. 9.
Approx. 500 King Salmon entered the Salmon River over the entire Mo. of August.
Over the Labor Day weekend (Fri. thru Monday), we had good #’s (for this early) of King Salmon (w/ a few Coho) entering and running the Salmon River during BOTH low-light periods. Approx. 1,000. Providing anglers with several great days of Salmon fishing!
Since then we’ve gotten an additional approx. 250 King and Coho Salmon thru Sept. 9.
FYI – The above #’s are a conservative Est. for BOTH low-light periods.

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 3-4 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 WOULD 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. (Especially with that NICE group of King and Coho Salmon that moved thru Town on Sept. 8 and 9).
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 Salmon River.
Salmon are in the mouth of the estuary and staging closer and closer to the upper part of the estuary everyday.
Salmon are in the upper estuary very close to the mouth of the Salmon River and running the river everyday.

Best fish’s, Randy Jones – Salmon River fishing report Guide – https://www.yankeeangler.com/

Sept. 2, 2019 Exciting Salmon River Fishing Report Update! – Over the Labor Day weekend, we had good #’s of King Salmon (w/ a few Coho Salmon) entering and running the Salmon River.

Fresh King Salmon and Coho Salmon in higher water flows caused many Salmon to be lost by Salmon River anglers with numerous EXPLODING broken rods and SMOKED reels.
Salmon River Fishing Report TIPS. – The BULK of King and Coho Salmon are now from 2A down to the Estuary. The further up the Salmon River the Salmon run, the more they will spread out and sit in the holes. If you don’t find many King Salmon running during the morning, then try the pools where MOST of the Salmon will hold until approx. Oct. 1.

Here are some of the reasons the King Salmon entered the Salmon River in good #’s. It’s also how you can 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

Best fish’s, Randy Jones – Salmon River fishing report Guide – https://www.yankeeangler.com/

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