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 have steelhead spread out in the river from top to bottom. In the mid to upper end of the river the fish have been holding around the deeper holes and larger runs. In the lower end of the river fresh fish have been entering the river on a daily basis and have been holding along the inside seams and softer edges of the transition water. Dead drifting with flesh flies or indicator fishing with egg patterns has produced the best results. Covering lots of water has also been the key to success in the lower end of the river.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: HIGH

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 37 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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: Fall

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

Below average temperatures for this time of year along with scattered lake effect snow showers. Please check the water level before making the trip.

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