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Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19

Heavy reports are coming in as anglers are having multiple fish days on the Salmon River. Most of the movement from fish is happening first thing in the morning and right before dark. Otherwise, fish seem to be holding in the deeper holes and in larger runs. Some productive patterns include bead or conehead woolly buggers, zonkers, muddlers, egg sucking leaches, and any egg pattern. The temperature continues to drop at night which is encouraging more movement from the fish. Good luck and stay safe!
Salmon River Fishing Report 9/3/19

Lower temperatures at night are starting to become the norm with the water temperature following suit. At this point, reports are all over the board. Some anglers are getting skunked, while others are having multiple fish days on the water. Fish are moving. However, they are in relatively small, infrequent pods. With this, good numbers of Kings are being reported with a few Coho scattered throughout. The bulk of salmon are now from 2A and down to the Estuary. The farther up you go, the more fish are spread out.
Salmon River Fishing Report 8/28/19

Cooler nights and some rain has continued to bring in singles, pairs, and small groups of fish, all of which are kings. Most are low to mid-river, with very few making it up river yet. The water is still warm and fish are holding longer at areas where cold springs are coming into the river. For this early in the season, the fishing is great! Any fish in August is a bonus, and many anglers have hooked, or at least seen, some fish moving through the river so far. Everyone is getting the itch to make the first trip of the season, and while recent reports are promising for a great run ahead, anglers should remember not to get their hopes up of double-digit days at this point in the year. While its possible, its not likely given the still low numbers of fish. The white water release this weekend will likely encourage a push of fish, and should offer anglers the best opportunity to hook a fish yet this year.
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.