Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
This time of the year very few anglers are fishing but anglers do have a chance to get into some brown trout as well as smallmouth bass. The mid to upper end of the river is your best bet if your fishing for brown trout. The best dry fly fishing has been later in the day right before dark. If your looking for smallmouth bass, the deeper holes in the lower end of the river is your best bet. Olive woolly buggers or crayfish patterns are generally most productive.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: LOW

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 70 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early morning or late afternoon

Best stretch: Mid to upper end of the river.

Best access point: DEC Public fishing access lots off NYS RT13, RT2A, RT52.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mayfly, Caddis

Fish species: Smallmouth bass, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Syracuse International Airport (SYR)

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Salmon River Description

The Salmon River is without a doubt, the most famous salmon and steelhead river in the entire northeast. The salmon river is hydro electrically controlled and the water levels can vary based on rainfall, snow melt or drought. There is 13 miles of public access and 2 miles of privately controlled access where anglers can purchase a daily access pass. Labor Day weekend signals the start of salmon season ...

Techniques & Tips

Swinging streamers or nymphing during the day. Dry fly fishing right before dark.

7-Day Forecast

Hot and humid conditions early in the week with a few scattered showers. Some cooler conditions are expected later in the week.

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