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FishUSA Rapala Event Friday, May 31

FishUSA will be hosting an event with Rapala at FishUSA Pro Shop located at 6960 West Ridge Rd, Fairview, PA 16415. The event will be Friday, May 31 from 12 PM to 5PM. FishUSA is pleased to announce that all Rapala lures will be BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. This offer is only valid in the FishUSA Pro Shop. There will also be Rapala knife demonstrations throughout the day, along with complimentary chili dogs from The Adventure Grill. Check out more details here. We hope to see you there!
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.
DEC Fly Tackle Restrictions

The DEC restrictions on fly gear started up again on May 1. Only Floating fly lines may be used with a single, unweighted artificial fly having one hook point with a one-half inch maximum gap on the fly. The use of added baits or attractors such as, but not limited to, baitfish eggs, insects, or beads is prohibited. The total length of the leader including the tippet shall not exceed 15 feet and sinking and/or metal leaders are prohibited.  These restrictions are in place until August 31. For more details and/or specific restrictions, please refer to the regulations page. 
DEC Announces Fishing Season Opens May 4 for Many Popular Coolwater Fish Species

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos annouces that the first Saturday in May marks the beginning of the fishing season for several popular coolwater sportfish species, including walleye, northern pike, pickerel, and tiger musky. The coolwater conditions of early spring can render walleye and northern paike fishing particularly good and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities Newy York has to offer. You can read the whole article 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.
Fly Zone Closures

The Lower Fly Zone will be closing May 15 and will reopen September 15. The Upper Fly Zone is open until November 30. It will reopen April 1, 2020.
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.