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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.

The 2018 salmon season is underway and fish are being caught in the lower river! As it is very early in the season, the number of fish is low but increasing daily. For those practicing catch and release, please handle fish with care as hot water and air temperatures stress early-run salmon.
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.
Management of Double-crested Cormorants in New York
Double-crested cormorant populations greatly increased across New York during the 1990s into the early part of this century. The USFWS completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) in late 2017. The EA allows for limited take (killing) of cormorants to reduce health and human safety risks, damage to fish hatcheries, impacts to federally-listed threatened or endangered species, and damage to property. The EA does not allow any take of cormorants to reduce impacts on free swimming fish. Visit DEC’s Double-crested cormorant Management page for more information.