Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Salmon River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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With the recent drop in water levels a few more anglers are getting out on the water to take advantage of the conditions. The recent high water has brought fresh fish into the river and spread them out from top to bottom. Anglers reported that the fish have been holding along the edges in the softer water of the deeper holes and larger runs. Dead drifting with wiggles stones or indicator fishing with single egg patterns has produced the best results.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: LOW

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 35 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:


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 or indicator fishing with egg patterns.

7-Day Forecast

Average temperatures for this time of year.

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