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
The temperature is expected to remain above average for this time of year right through the week and into the upcoming weekend. Scattered snow showers are also possible but as of right now we only have a couple inches on the ground which is well below normal for this time of year. The low water and lack of snow has made it easier for bank anglers to move around the river and we should continue to see anglers taking advantage of the conditions throughout the week. Over the last couple of days not much change of where anglers are fishing, the upper and lower end of the river continue to get to get the most attention on a daily basis. Anglers have reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Zone and the DSR. Anglers who are fly fishing had the most success dead drifting or indicator fishing with nymphs or single egg patterns.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: LOW

Visibility: 33 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 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 nymphs, indicator fishing with single egg patterns, swinging streamers with sinking leaders.

7-Day Forecast

Above average temperatures for this time of year.


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