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DEC requests angler help with coho head samples and predator fish stomach samples
The NY DEC is requesting anglers help collecting heads from Coho Salmon and stomach samples from all species of salmon and trout, walleye, and smallmouth bass caught from Lake Ontario in 2020. Freezers, sample bags, and data tags have been distributed at several locations where anglers can pick up supplies and drop off samples. To find out why and how you can help, visit DEC's webpages on Coho Salmon Head Collection and Lake Ontario Fish Diet Study.
Upper fly zone of Salmon River open until Nov. 30, lower zone closed May 15

The upper fly fishing catch-and-release zone of the Salmon River reopened on April 1, and remains open until November 30. The lower zone closed on May 15. Please see the Regulations page for more information.
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 salmon are being caught in increasing numbers throughout the Salmon River, but especially in the lower river. Most fishing activity is occurring in the early morning and evening, with activity decreasing during mid-day and in bright conditions.
 
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.