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
Even though the snow at the shop is gone were still dealing with melting snow coming off the Tug Hill which is the upper reaches of our watershed. With the mild weather temperatures and recent rain it's no surprise we have high water conditions which is normal for this time of year. Most of the bank anglers are fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville where you have the best visibility and least amount of runoff. This time of year with the spring runoff it's always a good idea to check the water levels before making the trip.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: HIGH

Visibility: 33 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 36 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mid day

Best stretch: 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:

Caddis, Stoneflies

Fish species: Steelhead, Brown Trout

Fishing season: SPRING

Nearest airport: Syracuse International Airport (SYR)

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

Dead drifting with nymphs, indicator fishing with single egg patterns or swinging streamers with sinking leaders.

7-Day Forecast

The Salmon River is currently running at a very high water level and is not fishable. At this point it's best to wait until the river returns to a safe fishable level.


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