Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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We currently have salmon spread out in the river from top to bottom. Despite the low water conditions fish have made it to the upper end of the river and moving mostly at night. The best action continues to be in and around the deeper holes and larger runs. Anglers have reported salmon spawning in the gravel areas of the river. With the low and clear water conditions, fluorocarbon leader and tippet has been very helpful. Dead drifting with single egg patterns or swinging natural colored streamers has been most productive.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: low

Visibility: 33 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early morning and late in the 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:

Caddis, Stoneflies

Fish species: King Salmon & Coho salmon

Fishing season: Fall

Nearest airport: Syracuse International Airport (SYR)

Person Fishing in a stream

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 egg patterns, swinging streamers with sinking leaders.

7-Day Forecast

Chance of rain showers later in the week.


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