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Salmon River Fishing Report 11/8/2019

Reports are coming in showing improvement over the last few days. The water levels are starting to drop and anglers are reportedly getting into quite a few fish. As we move closer to steelhead season, chrome is starting to dominate the reports with a few browns mixed in there as well. Most of the action is coming from the upper end of the river that had higher water conditions. Anglers that are fly fishing are having luck on estaz eggs, glo bugs, woolly buggers, and sucker spawn. Float and spinning anglers are catching them on pink and blue egg sacs as well as trout beads. The weather reports are showing another drop in temperature tonight so make sure to dress warm!
Salmon River Fishing Report 11/4/2019

The DSR is back open again now that the release at the dam has dropped to under 2000 CFS. The water levels are still relatively high with a significant amount of runoff. The salmon fishing is starting to slow down considerably as we transition into the steelhead season. Be sure to check the weather before making the trip and stay safe. 
Salmon River Fishing Report 11/1/2019

The DSR is closed today as the water release from the dam has been increased to 2200 CFS. The DSR will remain closed as long as the dam release stays above 2000 CFS. Pineville is currently flowing at 3400 CFS. With the rain that was received yesterday, the streams are close to unfishable until at least Saturday afternoon.
DEC Announces Lake Ontario Fisheries Public Meetings

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced upcoming public meetings on the status of Lake Ontario's alewife population and the salmon and trout fisheries it supports. Public meetings will be held during November in Oswego, Niagara, and Monroe counties. An online meeting will also be held to provide additional opportunity for public participation. The meeting dates can be found below.

Wednesday, Nov. 5: 6:30 - 9 PM, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester, Monroe County

Thursday, Nov. 7: 6:30 - 9 PM, Pulaski High School auditorium, 4624 Salina Street, Pulaski, Oswego County.

Wednesday, Nov. 13: 6:30 - 9 PM, Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, Niagara County.

Thursday, Nov 14: 6:30 - 9 PM, This meeting will be conducted online. To join the meeting, click here. If asked for a meeting number or a password use the following: Meeting number: 641 790 213, Password: PCVMcPX3 (password is case sensitive) 

Upon joining the meeting, the caller will be prompted to connect to audio using their computer. Those who prefer to connect to audio via phone may do so by calling this toll free number: 1-844-633-8697, access code: 641 790 213.
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.