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.
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Salmon River Fishing Report King Coho Salmon Highlights. July – Aug.
A great indication on how good this Salmon season will be is to see how they are doing on Lake Ontario now. All my Capt. friends are reporting GOOD fishing!
Currently on the Salmon River, It’s mostly Bass with a few Brown Trout around and a chance for a Trophy Atlantic Salmon!
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 rivers edge and pull out a 30 lb. King Salmon.
No 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.
Open Dates to Take you Fishing – Salmon – Sept. – 16, 20. Steelhead Open Dates – Oct. 30. Nov. 4-5, 14-15, 18, 21-22, 25. Dec. 2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 20, 23-24, 26-27, 30-31.
Mark your Salmon River Calendar. Possible (?) Good Run of Salmon Aug. 31-Sept. 1.
The Salmon River is going to a scheduled “Forecast” of a White Water Release of 750cfs over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Usually, but not always. The increased water release of 750cfs over the weekend can help entice a few more Salmon to make the run into the Salmon River.
BUT, you will also see an increase of anglers fishing due to the Holiday. Sometimes this weekend can be good if your in the right spot (lower river) and sometimes this weekend can be a dud with more anglers than salmon. (FYI – This is a water forecast, so check before making your trip up here).
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 Salmon 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 Salmon 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 Salmon 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 Salmon River. Don’t be surprised if there are a couple other anglers fishing during these 2 weeks. – har har.
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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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!
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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.
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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 fishing report Pulaski NY. Nov. 4, 2018 – 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. 45 degrees, so your Prime Fall Holding Steelhead Habitats are producing best!
We’ve got more 9-13 lb Steelhead in the Salmon River since 2010. This year so far, the average weight of your Salmon River Steelhead has been 11.5 lbs.
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.
May all your door knobs smell off big fish, Salmon River fishing report guide Randy Jones.
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