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 have really nice weather in the forecast with dry and very mild temperatures expected for the remainder of the week. Check the water level for the latest update, yesterday the dam release came down to 350cfs. With the temperature expected to be above freezing at night along with warm and sunny conditions during the day the water temperature will continue to rise. As of right now we currently have a mix of spawning fish holding in and around the gravel areas along with fish that have completed the spawning process and are dropping back. Those fish tend to hold in the faster water of the bigger holes and larger runs. Dead drifting with egg patterns or swinging streamers with sinking leaders has produced the best results.
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: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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

Best stretch: Upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville.

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)

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 or swinging streamers with sinking leaders.

7-Day Forecast

Sunny and dry conditions with above average temperatures for this time of year.


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