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Erie Sport & Travel Expo March 1-3, 2019

The Erie Sport & Travel Expo will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie PA from March 1 - March 3, 2019. Kayak Bass Fishing owner and kayak fishing guru, Chad Hoover, as well as Captain Pete Alex of Vision Quest Fishing will be giving seminars that you will not want to miss. Admission is $8.00 and 10 & Under are FREE. You can stop in at the following times:

Friday, March 1: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m
Saturday, March 2: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 3: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for both set up and tear down.

Please see their website for more information.

Fly fishing section regulation updates

The Upper Fly Fishing only section of the Salmon River closed on December 1, 2018 and will reopen for fishing on April 1, 2019. The Lower Fly Fishing only section of the Salmon River will be open from September 15, 2018 through May 15, 2019 For more information, see the Regulations page. 
Conditions Reports on the Salmon River

Fishing reports from the Salmon River are available from the Douglaston Salmon Run, Whitakers, Salmon River Sports Shop and All Seasons Sports.
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.
DEC Announces Record Fishing on Lake Ontario in 2018

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that fishing for trout and salmon in Lake Ontario has set multiple records this year, with veteran anglers reporting some of the best fishing in decades. The boat catch rate for Chinook salmon from April to June 2018 was 227% above the previous five-year average. Brown trout and Coho catches were up as well, indicating a very promising fall run.