Salmon River Fishing Report from Pulaski NY.

Salmon River Fishing Report for Salmon – 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 all this Detailed info. with you has been a pleasure!

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

Most King and Coho Salmon are in the Holes or Spawning. Increased #’s of  Steelhead and Brown Trout running and holding in the Salmon River.

We continue to see some fresh King and Coho Salmon entering and running the Salmon River.
A few in Transition. A few holding in the mid. day resting spots. Some in the pools. Some on that special rock. Some dead from spawning – P-U! It’s a fun time of year, walk anywhere along the Salmon River and the odds are good you’ll hit some. These are the “Salad Days”.

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/

Prime Spring Steelhead Open Dates. Mar. 2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 16-17,19-20, 24, 26. April – 2-3, 9-10, 13-14, 20-21, 23-24, 27-28, 30.

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!

What’s the Forecast for this Salmon River Steelhead Season? I’m glad you asked!

Good #’s in Lake Ontario this Summer!
They easily met their egg quota last Spring at the Salmon River Altmar fish hatchery with an over abundance of returning Steelhead.
Last Steelhead Season (Nov. thru April) the fishing was over-all pretty good, by most standards.
We didn’t see a bunch of dying steelhead daily, like we all did a few years ago. We saw very normal #’s of 0, 1 or 2 per day on the Salmon River.
The DEC has been working hard for the last few years to try to correct the Vitamin B deficiency that the steelhead get from eating all those alewives in Lake Ontario.
Seems to be working!
In Closing: My Crystal Ball says it will be a Good Steelhead Season. Aren’t you glad you asked?

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

Mid-week is always best, but not on or around a holiday.
There really isn’t any BEST for Steelhead, as we always have them in the Salmon River from Oct. thru May. Its all angler personal preference.

I start guiding for them at the end of Oct. Which means Less Salmon River Anglers targeting Steelhead = more opportunity for you.

In Nov. we start to see more Steelhead and more Salmon River anglers. It’s the busiest angler Month. Temps. aren’t to cold yet and its also when the steelhead fight the hardest. With speeding bullet runs, tail walks and somersaults.

In Dec. we start to 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.

The middle of the Winter can be magical with only the most die hard Salmon River Steelhead anglers out. During these colder Mo’s. = Less anglers = more opportunity for you.

Spring Steelhead – (Feb., Mar. and April) With higher Spring “Run-off” water levels, this brings in the balance of our Steelhead. Adding even MORE steelhead into the river. It starts to warm and we see a few more anglers out, but not as many as November. The Steelhead’s appetites are on fire as they slowly drop back down the Salmon River to lake Ontario. Sight fishing is an optional treat.

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.

(Author, Videographer and Publisher of Salmon River fishing report Videos, Randy Jones – Professional Full-Time Fishing Guide for over 35 years.)

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).

Money Back Guarantee! Complementary Top Secret (Ssssh!) Guide Tips on ADVANCED Fishing Locations to help YOU catch more Salmon and Steelhead on the Salmon River Pulaski NY. Please Subscribe for future Salmon and Steelhead Salmon River fishing report YouTube videos.

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.

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 the splendor of 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 full-time professional Spin and Fly fishing guide with over 35 years of experience.
E-mail: [email protected] – Phone #315-963-2065 – Booking Form on here.
Rates:
$275 for 1 angler – Spin or Fly Fishing, Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.
$350 for 2 anglers –  Fly or Spin Fishing,  Salmon or Steelhead, I supply everything but the chest waders.
All Spin fishing equipment – All Orvis fly fishing equipment – All tackle provided. Please bring your own Lunch, Polarized Glass’s and Chest Waders.

Randy Jones is the Owner, Author and Publisher of YankeeAngler.com. 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. 
Randy Jones 87 Clark Rd. Mexico, NY 13114 – Phone: 315-963-2065.


Oct. 5 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 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 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 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 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 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 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/


Salmon River Fishing Report King Salmon and Coho Salmon Highlights – Aug. 28.

Great News! – Everything is normal for August and right on schedule for your Salmon River King and Coho Salmon fishing trip!

Normal – low #’s of early King Salmon are entering the Salmon River daily. The Key part here is Daily. This is better than a normal Aug. where you tend to have a lot of days with none entering.

We received a few King Salmon in early August during the white water release of 750cfs.
Since then: The first noticeable #’s of King Salmon were on the morning of Aug. 11. With a few small pods entering and running the Salmon River with a few hooked up and landed. (small pods = approx. 3-4 King Salmon per pod)
Most days its been a few to 15 King Salmon total entering and running the Salmon River during BOTH low light periods. With 3 to 5 days of a few small pods in both the am. and pm. Best day so far was 30-40 King Salmon entering the Salmon River during the am. low-light rush hour.

Take the current total of approx. 250 King Salmon that entered during the morning since early August and double that # to include the evening run.
Total # of King Salmon entering the Salmon River during both low-light periods will start to increase with cooler air temps., cooler water temps. and a higher water release from the dam.

In my opinion, there are not enough King Salmon in the Salmon River for a special trip. But if you lived locally, you might have a chance at a Trophy King Salmon. Presently, most anglers (not all) are coming up empty.

Fishing Reports on Lake Ontario can be a window into what’s to come on the Salmon River. So far all is normal for this early. Over July and August, fishing reports on Lake Ontario for King Salmon has been good to great for most. We have seen a progression of King and Coho Salmon staging in the deeper water and shallower water in Lake Ontario, out in front of the Salmon River. With some moving and Staging in the Estuary, before running the Salmon River.
The fish cutters are reporting some Salmon with their stomachs closed off. Which tells you they are done eating and preparing to enter into the next stage of their life. Run the River and spawn.

Once you get up here, get ready to yell – Fish ON!
Good luck if yer com’n up! Best fish’s, Salmon River Fishing Report Guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com.


LOCAL Salmon River Fishing Report NEWS you might have missed for King Salmon and Coho Salmon in Pulaski NY.

You might catch a King Salmon in the Salmon River with a external and internal acoustic transmitter tag. Keep the tag and call the number for your reward. They tagged them with a transmitter so they can be studied in Lake Ontario.

More Salmon River King Salmon Stocking Cuts?
Just In – Preliminary report of Lake Ontario Alewife based on the 2019 spring trawl survey. – Results of the survey indicate that the biomass indices for adult (age 2 and older) yearling (age 1) alewife declined relative to 2018. Reproductive success was also lower than average in 2017 and 2018, suggesting the adult Alewife biomass may continue to decline.

In early August  the governor announced a $5 million investment for the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Pulaski NY, which he said has been doing an “extraordinary job” in producing species found in Lake Ontario. Cuomo said the investment would “reap dividends” for the local fishing economy.

Inside Local Salmon River Fishing Report Scoop!
1 King Salmon was spotted in the ladder @ the Salmon River fish hatchery. Few King Salmon rolling in a large up river pool. A fair # of Atlantic Salmon were spotted holding in 1 specific area on the Salmon River.

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


Today’s Salmon River King Salmon and Coho Salmon Fishing Report Tips:

Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 – 750cfs Salmon River White Water Release Forecast Tip.
It’s a forecast. So check before making the trip up to the Salmon River.
They normally run 335cfs on Fri. So on Friday in the DSR – (mouth of the Salmon River), you could possibly see a reaction of the King Salmon and Coho Salmon to this increased water flow of 335cfs. If (?) they release 335cfs at midnight Thursday, on Friday am. fish the DSR from the Josh hole down for the hopeful am. run of fresh Salmon River King and Coho Salmon.

With the forecasted water release of 750cfs over the weekend. If the King and Coho Salmon run in decent #’s, you will find them from the Ball Park down thru Pulaski town and below into the DSR.

If you fishing this week in a 185cfs water flow, fish the lower Salmon River in the pools. I hope you enjoyed my King and Coho Salmon River fishing report Tips! Best King Salmon fish’s, Randy Jones.


Salmon River Fishing Report for King Salmon and Coho Salmon Highlights. July – Aug. from Pulaski NY.

A great indication on how good this King Salmon and Coho Salmon season will be on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY is to see how they are doing on Lake Ontario now – All my Capt. friends report GOOD Salmon fishing!

Currently on the Salmon River, It’s mostly Bass with a few Brown Trout around and a chance for a Trophy Atlantic Salmon in Pulaski NY!

Our first King Salmon and Coho Salmon up the Salmon River is near. Time to double check all your knot’s, bolts, screws, washers, drag’s and all the rest of your gear. These King and Coho Salmon are BIG and well put your gear, BUT mostly yourself… to the test. Our King Salmon average 15 to 20 lb’s. with some smaller but many larger!
I’m always amazed that an angler can simply walk to the Salmon Rivers edge and pull out a 30 lb. King Salmon.

No Salmon River Fishing Reports of any King or Coho Salmon yet. But…. Any Day! – 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.

Good luck if yer com’n up! Best fish’s, Salmon River Fishing Report Guide Randy Jones of Yankeeangler.com from Pulaski NY.


Galvanic Trophy Spring 20 lb. Steelhead from Pulaski NY.

Galvanic Salmon River 20+lb. Steelhead from Pulaski NY.

Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead Highlights – Mar. April.

It’s “Prime Time” Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. The Salmon River Spring Steelhead Run is on and will last thru March. All of April is “Prime” Drop Back Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. Add in ALL the steelhead that have been entering the Salmon River since Sept. and it’s going to be a good Spring!

All of the remaining Steelhead in Lake Ontario are currently and will continue to enter and run the Salmon River in preparation for their Spring Spawn. I’ve seen a fair number of fresh Steelhead that were in a transitional state, moving up the Salmon River and holding in the transitional lies. Most steelhead are still in the Salmon River Holes with a few Spawning and Dropping Back down the River.

I’d recommend coming  up to steelhead fish. Things couldn’t be looking any better for your trip up here!

Salmon River fishing report Steelhead Tip. – Both Transitional (running the river) holding and Winter holding spot’s are producing. As I type this, 88% of the Steelhead are in the Salmon River Holes. 8% of the Steelhead are entering and running the Salmon River, while spreading out. 2% are on the gravel and the other 2% are dropping back. These %’s will change on a weekly basis from here on out. These areas are covered more thoroughly towards the bottom of this Post in my EXPERT and ADVANCED Video’s @ Where is the BEST place to Fish on the Salmon River for Steelhead.

2nd Salmon River Fishing Report Tip. – Optional Local Steelhead waters are with fresh Spring Steelhead! These waters will be good thru the rest of Mar. into April.

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


For the Rest of Today’s SUPERB Salmon River Fishing Report for Steelhead.

Don’t Miss this Link – March 5 Galvanic Salmon River Fishing Report BLOG


Salmon River Fishing Report HUMOR.

My incredibly Detailed Salmon River fishing report w/ some ROCK SOLID TIPS!
I went 20 for 30 on steelhead @ (edited for content) in the afternoon using (edited for content). This morning I fished the (edited for content) and was 15 for 20 on steelhead. Nothing on the (edited for content), all on (edited for content). Money back guarantee! har-har.

I hope you enjoyed my Salmon River fishing report Humor!

Winter into Spring – Steelhead Fishing the Salmon River – Salmon River Fishing Report. 

March and all of April is “Prime Time” for steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. (Mid-week is always best, but not on or around a holiday).
March – There are not only leftover Winter steelhead, but also fresh runs of Spring time Steelhead.
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.

100% Spring Steelhead Guarantee! – March April Calendar of Events – Salmon River Fishing Report.

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.

Early Steelhead Spawners. – This is the time of the year where we start to see our first, what I call early Salmon River spawners.

Steelhead Spreading out as the Entire Salmon River comes Alive! – 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.

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.

I hope you found my “Salmon River fishing report Guide Tips” entertainingly informative or mildly educational. – May all Your door knobs smell of BIG Steelhead!

Feb. 8 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead – Highlights.

Past Salmon River water flows of 1,500cfs to the present water flow of 750cfs. Has continued to bring in 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!

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


Salmon River Steelhead fishing Advantages after a Extreme cold spell.

1. Wicked cold temps have kept many a Salmon River steelhead fishing angler away. Providing you presently with numerous un-pressured steelhead with some fresh ones around.
2. Past extreme cold temps. caused un-fishable Slush from Mid. River down. Leaving you now with unpressured, uneducated, easy to catch steelhead anywhere below Pineville to the mouth of the Salmon River.

Past Salmon River Guide Drift Boat Steelhead Fishing Trip Report’s.

The highlight’s for the day besides the beautiful weather and fishing company. Was both of my drift boat guest’s played with more Salmon River Steelhead in a single day then they had ever before! Congrats gentlemen!
I always enjoy being a part of a record setting day and over exceeding my professional guide and guest’s expectations and goals! We were 100 % on hitting steelhead in every Salmon River spot! Another one of many “Day’s for King’s” this steelhead season!

Another past Salmon River Guide drift boat Steelhead fishing report. We were 3 for 4 on Steelhead. 1 came from a deep water, tail of a hole, soft water current break. The other 3 we were using floats off a spinning rod with a lil salmon egg juice put on bead for scent, blind casting in a soft water Salmon River current break. That bead was the only one the Steelhead wanted as we had previously tried all the other normal stuff first. After we hit 2 Steelhead on that bead, I switched my other guest over to the same bead and he hit one! Seeing some drop back Steelhead off the guide drift boat. We fished 4 Salmon River spots and hit steelhead in 2. (50% on spots, cant complain). Ya-Hoo!

Jan. 26 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead – Highlights.

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

Today’s Salmon River fishing report Steelhead Tip. – 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 Prime Holding Spots – Pools. Even I….. could probably catch one…..

Another Salmon River fishing report Steelhead Tip. – If there is no Slush from Mid. River down, I’d highly recommend fishing it! Due to our past “almost daily” slush from Pineville down, it made if tuff for anglers to fish these areas. Leaving you presently with a lot of uneducated steelhead. Also, due to the above, most Salmon River Steelhead anglers have been pounding the upper river. Causing the steelhead to become extremely educated and more difficult to fool.

Give your favorite Salmon River fishing buddy or guide a ring. The steelhead (8 to 12 lb. average) are here and just waiting for you.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Salmon River Fishing report!

Jan. 3 2019 Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead – Highlights.

I’m happy to report. – A nice BIG RUN of fresh dime bright silver missile Steelhead entered and ran the Salmon River during our last high water period ending on Dec. 8. Most experienced Steelhead bank anglers did very well, including my Salmon River drift boat clients. I was seeing 50% bright fresh Steelhead and 50% older – darker Steelhead. These newly arrived fresh Steelhead fought like a Nov. Steelhead, with speeding bullet runs, numerous somersaults, tail walks across the Salmon River pool and traveling 10 feet thru the air before splash down. AMAZING! While the older Steelhead gave us the normal sluggish cold water temp. fight.

Salmon River fishing report Tip’s. -Current Salmon River high water is bringing in even more fresh Steelhead – AS I TYPE THIS! Once this higher water flow drops to a more wade angler “friendly” level. I’d highly suggest coming up! Here is the NEW Salmon River Water level link to help you keep track. You will not only have older steelhead that have been entering since Oct. But also that last big push, plus the ones that are running the Salmon River now.

More Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead Tip’s. – The Pools are fishing best along with their soft water seams. With some transitional (running the river) Steelhead holding in their middle of the day resting spots between 9:30am. and 6pm. Don’t forget about the pockets in the rapids where some transitional steelhead will hold for a short amount of time. These pockets are over looked by the average Salmon River Steelhead angler that simply walks by them! – hint.

Salmon River 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. Thanks for viewing my Salmon River Fishing Report!

Salmon River fishing report, Salmon River guide Steelhead fishing report. Dec. 8, 2018 – 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 along with their soft water seams. Water Temps. are in the mid. 30’s, making it easier to land your Steelhead. The average size of our Steelhead are up this year.

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.

Today’s Salmon River Fishing Report guide Tip. – Noticing 1/2 to 3/4 less drift boat guide 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.
Thanks for stopping by, Salmon River fishing report Guide Randy Jones.

Salmon River Fishing Report for Steelhead fishing Pulaski NY. Nov. 23, 2018 – Highlights.

Higher Water flow levels continue to bring in MORE Steelhead into the Salmon River for your December Steelhead fishing pleasures in Pulaski NY!
I’m normally finding ok, good to REEEEEEL Good #’s of Steelhead in all the normal places for this Water temp., Water flow level and Current Breaks.
Today’s Salmon River Fishing Report Tip. -The Salmon River Water Temp. is approx. 38 degrees so your Prime Winter Holding Steelhead Habitats are producing Best!
Best Steelhead fish’s, Salmon River fishing report Guide Randy Jones.

In my last 5 Salmon River Fishing Report Steelhead Guided Drift Boat Spin/Fly fishing trips.

I had 1 Slow day of 3 Steelhead hooked up with a Magnificent – Galvanic – Flying thru the air for 20 feet, before splash down – Silver Bullet Runs – Tail walking – Somersaulting Chromer landed off the guide drift boat.
We had 4 day’s of fighting between 9 and 14 Salmon River Steelhead daily! – Ya-HOO! With 1 to 2 anglers on the guide drift boat using Spinning rods, Fly Rods or Floats. Using beads, egg sacks and aquatic insect fly imitations all dead drifted to match the middle to bottom current speed. So it would look natural to the Salmon River steelhead. Combined with perfect presentations, matching the hatch of eggs or aquatic insects and rigging according to the education level of the Steelhead.

More Salmon River fishing report Tip’s. – All the above guided drift boat spin/fly fishing Steelhead came 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 Salmon River Current Breaks the steelhead would be 100% using for each individual day.
Best Steelhead fish’s, Salmon River Drift Boat Guide Randy Jones.

Salmon River fishing report guide Steelhead with a Very Happy Steelhead Guest in Pulaski NY.

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
Randy Jones Salmon River fishing report drift boat guide fishing Pulaski NY - The Yankee Angler banner.

The Salmon River, where Memories are Made!

INFORMATION| The Yankee Angler

Randy Jones is a Full-Time Professional Drift Boat Spin - Fly fishing Guide with over 35 years of Experience.

Contact Info

Yankee Angler
Phone: 315-963-2065
cash, check
 
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.