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White Water Release Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day weekend, the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir will be doing their annual white water release. From August 31-September 1, the water levels will be taken to 750 cfs. With some salmon already in the river, a bigger push will come from this release.
Salmon River Fishing Report 8/19/19

Heavy rains throughout the weekend brought in reports of muddy water as scouters are finding it hard to find fish. A handful of smallmouth bass were pulled in, which is daunting to some anglers as the smallmouth will start to become scarce once the salmon start running. Once the air temperatures drop, the water will follow, thus bringing in the salmon. 
Salmon River Fishing Report 8/16/19

Yesterday was the first day of the Douglaston Salmon Run’s new hours (5:30 AM to 8:30 PM) and few anglers showed. Multiple fish are being spotted with one or two being brought in. While very early in the season, this is very encouraging for a big run to come! Water temps are about 68-70 degrees and the water flow remains at around 185 cfs.
FishUSA Teams Up with AFTCO, GLATOS

FishUSA has teamed up with the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) to give back to the fishing communities of the Great Lakes region by supporting the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS). At a time when Great Lakes Anglers are experiencing record-breaking fishing opportunities, FishUSA, AFTCO, and the netowrk of researchers at GLATOS are aiming to further enhance the region's fishing resources long into the future. Starting this spring, a portion of sales from the AFTCO line of products will be donated to GLATOS. FishUSA is also proud to be selling the AFTCO GLATOS T-Shirts. For each sale of these short and long sleeve t-shirts, $3 will be donated to GLATOS. You can read more about this partnership here.
Central New York Fishing Hotline

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation provides a weekly fishing report for the Salmon River and other fishable waters in Region 7 and the eastern portions of Region 8. The most recent report highlights that drop-back steelhead are being caught throughout the Salmon River. Drop-back fishing will likely remain decent-to-good for another couple of weeks, with the lower river producing the most fish. Smallmouth bass are also entering the river, and are prevelant through the DSR and into town.
Conditions Reports on the Salmon River

Additional (non-DEC) fishing reports from the Salmon River are available from the Douglaston Salmon Run, Whitakers, and All Seasons Sports. These are updated on varying schedules according to the owners of each website.
Flow of the Salmon River available online

The flow of the Salmon River is available online. To see it click here. We have also added a link to this site on the Weather and Waves page of this site. You can also get the conditions by calling: 1-800-452-1742 and entering code 365123. The USGS gage at Pineville is here.