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 high water conditions very few bank anglers have been getting out on the water. The handful of anglers we've spoken with have been fishing mostly Altmar. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville is holding the largest concentration of fish. Anglers have had the most success dead drifting with nymphs and woolly buggers or indicator fishing with single egg patterns. The Lower Fly Zone, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Trestle Pool and Pineville has produced the most action on a daily basis.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tailwater Lodge
Zero Limit Adventures

Water flow: HIGH

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 33 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: 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 single egg patterns.

7-Day Forecast

Average temperatures for this time of year. Chance of lake effect snow showers.

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