Salmon River Fishing Report, Pulaski NY Fishing Report for Steelhead and Salmon.

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

Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout.

I hope you find my Salmon River fishing report, articles, tips and videos entertainingly informative or mildly educational.

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Randy Jones the Yankee Angler.
35+years of Pro. Fishing Guide Experience.
Author and Publisher-Salmon River Fishing Report.

Join this Salmon River fishing report guide for a 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 fishing seasons. Enjoy learning Advanced fishing techniques for Spin Fishing, Fly Fishing or Float Fishing and Exact Salmon River fish habitats. I always enjoy sharing my wealth of fishing knowledge with all my guest’s.

Sincerely, Salmon River fishing report guide, Randy Jones.

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Salmon River Fishing Report for Steelhead and Salmon – Sept. through April.

Enjoy a fast forward and fun drift boat guide fishing trip video down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall Salmon and Steelhead fishing seasons.

😉 CHECK OUT the World Record Steelhead we caught that day @ end of Salmon River drift boat fishing guide video! 😉

What helps to cause a BIG RUN of Steelhead or Salmon on the Salmon River?

This might help you plan your Salmon River Steelhead or Salmon fishing trip.

3 Basic fishing ways to locate and target Your Salmon River Salmon and Steelhead.

1. When the Salmon and steelhead are running the Salmon River. Fish there “Temporary Transitional Resting Spots” as they make there way up the Salmon River. Otherwise, you are fishing to Salmon or Steelhead that are not stopping, decreasing your odds greatly. Tutorial Video on Temporary Transitional Resting Spots.

2. Once the Steelhead or Salmon stop running the Salmon River to hold during the middle of the day. – (From approx. 9:30am. to 5:30pm.) Fish these “Prime Transitional Holding Spots”.
Tutorial Video on Prime Transitional Holding Spots.

3. Once the Salmon or steelhead have stopped running the Salmon River. And have found a spot that satisfies all their survival instincts. Fish these “Prime Holding Spots” – (Pools). Normally, the most fish and they aren’t going anywhere soon. Tutorial Video on Prime Holding Spots – Pools.

4 Advanced fishing ways to locate and target Your Salmon River Salmon and Steelhead.

Tutorial Video on EXPERT Fish Locating Habitat. – (These are areas I look for on the Salmon River when guiding folks like yourself.)

4. Find a spot that is a combination of all 1 thru 3. (Or, a spot that has all 3 in close proximity. So you can jump around according to what the Salmon or Steelhead are telling you to do.)

5. Combine 1 thru 4 and find a spot above a looong stretch of rapids. The fish get tired after running these Salmon River rapids and will hold here for an extended period of time.

6. Include 1 thru 5 and make sure that your spot has 98% of the Salmon or Steelhead in a transitional stage. Move into it. (Funnel or Pinch point in the river.)

7. My #1 Spot! Combine 1 thru 6 and pick a spot that compresses and or concentrates them. On a dime, like a sardine can, trash can lid or the size of a Volkswagen beetle or bus. This cuts down on all the guess work. And it allows to to present your offering to all the Steelhead and Salmon on every drift.

8. The VERY BEST place to Salmon or Steelhead fish? Is anywhere I’m not! yukyuk.

By utilizing the above. You will have the most Steelhead or Salmon in front of you for the greatest period of time. In a concentrated area offering you the greatest opportunity to present your offering to ALL of them. Fish ON and ON and ON! Now you know what “This Salmon River Fishing Report Guide” look’s for normally.
I hope you found my “Guide Tips” entertainingly informative or mildly educational. – May all Your door knobs smell of BIG Salmon and Steelhead!
Best Fish’s, Salmon River fishing report guide, Randy Jones.


1. Want a Good Laugh? Enjoy my Salmon River Humor.

2. Galvanic TIPS to help you catch more Salmon and Steelhead!


1. Different Fly Fishing Presentational Methods and Spin – Fly Fishing Flies for Salmon or Steelhead.

2. Whats it like to be a Successful Salmon River Guide?

Salmon River fishing report – BEST FISHING MONTHS. For Chinook (King Salmon), Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout.

The following Salmon River fishing Months and Species are general and depend on temps and water levels.
Credit – Jeff Pierce of

June – August Salmon River fishing.
Skamania (a summer run strain of Steelhead.)
Atlantic Salmon in small numbers.
Chinook (King Salmon) also start to show as early as July on high water. But number’s grow with good water conditions in late August.

September Salmon River fishing – Chinook (King Salmon) and Coho Salmon start coming in in good numbers on the Salmon River.
Steelhead start coming in in decent numbers.
A few Brown Trout start showing.

October Salmon River fishing – This is the prime month for fishing Chinook-King Salmon. They come in in large numbers now. Coho Salmon are also coming in in good numbers.
Steelhead really begin showing in good numbers now.
Brown Trout also start coming in in decent numbers but Nov. is peak for them on the Salmon River.

November – Dec. Steelhead and Brown Trout fishing on the Salmon River.

Most of the Chinook King Salmon are dead or near dead but a few fresh stragglers do come in. While the Coho Salmon run is over for the most part. They remain in decent shape and hold up longer than the Chinook. This is a great time for Steelheaders! As the Salmon River crowds are gone and the numbers of Steelhead are normally good.
The Brown Trout fishing is also pretty good, although not as good as tributaries more to the west.

Dec – Feb. Salmon River fishing.
This is obviously the coldest period. The fishing can be great for Steelhead depending on water temps and levels on the Salmon River. You are best off fishing from late morning through the afternoon at this time of year. As the suns rays help to warm the water slightly, making the fish a bit more active. Brown Trout are often caught this time of year as well.

March – April fishing for Steelhead on the Salmon River NY.

The water starts warming and the Steelhead start coming in in greater numbers. The spawn begins as the temps rise and often a small run of Brown Trout come in to feed on bait fish and Steelhead & Sucker eggs. Don’t be surprised if you hook a Chrome Steelhead freight train that takes you for a ride! This is a GREAT time to target drop-back Steelhead on the Salmon River NY! These are spawned out Steelhead who are now eating everything in sight. As they work their way back to Lake Ontario. The numbers of Steelhead caught in a day at this time of year can be amazing. There are SPRING run Chinook in small numbers that show up at this time.

May Salmon River fishing.
Usually some Drop Back Steelhead still around. Great time to fish if you enjoy solitude on the Salmon River NY.
The first Skamania and Atlantic’s can be caught at this time as well.
(Salmon River Fishing Report.)

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Salmon River guide fishing steelhead with a BIG 16 pd. Steelhead off the drift boat in Pulaski NY.

John’s honk’a off the drift boat! Approx. 16 lb. Steelhead!

Salmon River Guide Trophy Steelhead Fishing Testimonial:

Randy, What a great day! Just when I thought I knew a little something about steelhead fishing I had to fish with you. You really are a class act. I really appreciate you sharing your expertise and patience. As well as some of your Salmon river “honey” holes with me. I would encourage any steelhead fisherman, novice or expert, to fish with a guide even if it’s just once. And if they can get Salmon River guide Randy Jones they’re in for a great day. There is so much to learn about steelhead fishing. You can trim years off the “learning curve” by steelhead fishing with a real pro such as yourself. Thanks again for the fun and truly a learning steelhead fishing experience on the Salmon River. Thanks again! John

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

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