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 few anglers who are fishing are getting into some really nice smallmouth bass in the lower end of the river. The smallmouth bass tend to hold in the softer, slower water of the deeper holes and larger runs. Anglers have also been getting into some stocked brown trout in the upper end of the river.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: HIGH

Visibility: 33 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 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: Smallmouth bass, Brown Trout.

Fishing season: SUMMER

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.

7-Day Forecast

Average temperatures for this time of year along with scattered rain showers.


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