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Your complete source for information on fishing the Salmon River, NY and Eastern Lake Ontario regions

Recent News

Lake Ontario Fishing Boat and Tributary Creel Survey Results
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation recently published two studies regarding Lake Ontario trout and salmon fishing from information discovered via angler surveys.

The report here summarizes the quality of Lake Ontario fishing during the spring of this year (April 15 - May 31, 2023).

The second report here discusses a survey New York State performed targeting Lake Ontario tributary anglers for the 2022-2023 season.

Excellent reads for anyone interested in learning more about the fishery!
Lower and Upper Fly Zone Regulations of the Salmon River
The lower fly fishing catch-and-release zone of the Salmon River (area above County Rte. 52 bridge in Altmar) is open September 15 to May 15. The upper fly zone of the Salmon River (adjacent to County Rte. 22) is open from April 1 to November 30. See the Regulations page for more information.
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. The old format of the gage is here.
Fishing reports for the Salmon River area
Fishing reports are available for the Salmon River area from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Owsego County Tourism, and the Douglaston Salmon Run.

You can also a live view of the Salmon River at the Town Pool in Pulaski HERE.