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
We currently have a mix of kings and cohos spread out in the river from top to bottom. Fresh fish have been entering the lower end of the river on a daily basis. In the mid to upper end of the river fish have been holding in the deeper holes and larger runs. If your looking to swing some streamers such as egg sucking leeches and woolly buggers, black and olive have been the most productive colors. The 5 ft or 10 ft sinking poly leaders in fast and extra super fast have been the most effective. If your looking to dead drift some egg patterns, glo-bugs and estaz egg patterns have been the most productive.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: LOW

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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

Best stretch: Lower end of the river.

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: King Salmon, Coho Salmon

Fishing season: Fall

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

Swinging streamers with sinking leaders or bottom bouncing with egg patterns.

7-Day Forecast

Average temperatures for this time of year with a chance of showers.

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