Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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After an overall mild winter, we've been having spring like conditions as of lately. With the recent rain and melting snow the river has been running at a high level. This time of year we typically have a mix of fresh fish that just came in, colored up fish that have been in the river for a while or drop backs which are fish that have already spawned.
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: 35 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid day once things warm up.

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: Winter

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 small streamers with sinking leaders. Be aware of COVID-19 restrictions! Be safe!

7-Day Forecast

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