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Updated Fishing Reports - Salmon River, Pulaski Ny

April 2, 2014

Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been decent. We are working for the fish but most days have been consistent 10-12 hook ups with about 500 batting average. A few days a week have been slightly better but maybe one day a little worse. You know typical early spring steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. Oh there are excuses like crowds, cold weather and the usual water level thing but you know what excuses are like? It is what it is and we have had a lot of fun trying. The water levels have been and will be increasing a lot over the next week.
I fully believe it will be going really big very soon. It is at 1200cfs at the dam but with run off it over 1600cfs @ the Pineville gauge. Warmer weather and rain is forecasted for late week so this may cause a rapid flow increase.
I like higher water but if it blows out we all lose a few days fishing the river. It is just the way it is in the spring after a tough snowy winter.
We still have guides available though out April and early May for steelhead fishing off drift boats on the Salmon River. With the higher water it's the best option for safety and success.
Either call - email or message us on Facebook.
Thanks,
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

March 13, 2014

Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been ok. Water levels have been low- 285cfs. The river has been pretty busy lately. Weekdays have been a lot better then the weekends. I expect the water flows to gradually increase as the weather breaks this month. This will certainly help our cause. The really good side to this cold snowy winter is the steelheads will hang out later into spring. The first few weeks into May will be smokin! We still have guides available through out the season.
Please give us a ring if your ready to get outside soon
Either call - email or message us on Facebook.
Thanks,
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

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Steelhead trout fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY from a heated drift boat

 

Steelhead trout fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY from a heated drift boat

 

Steelhead trout fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY from a heated drift boat.

 


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PAST FISHING REPORTS

February 18, 2014

Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been decent lately. A few good days a week and a few ok days. Water levels are low and the weather has been tough. There's plenty of chrome steelheads in the river but at times they've been finicky. The size has been impressive with plenty of 12+ pound fish coming to the net. Water levels should be coming up with warmer weather on the way. We still have plenty of open dates available but they're filling up.
Either call - email or message us on Facebook.
Thanks,
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

December 19, 2013

Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been so-so. Low water, cold weather and lots of snow have hampered our efforts recently. The usually beads and egg sacks have been the best but plugs and spinners have been catching a few as well. We have lots of open dates for the winter- get out and enjoy some of the best steelheading any where. We also have Christmas gift certificates for Salmon River Guide drift boat trips & Lake Ontario Charters. We are taking summer and fall salmon dates for 2014 - get them booked now. Thanks!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

November 2, 2013

Steelhead fishing has been getting good! Water levels are increasing daily ~ currently 1800cfs. + run off = great drift boat fishing! No better or safer way to fish the Salmon River for steelheads under high water conditions. Plenty of good action all week. Float fishing beads has been working just fine lately. Drifters back trolling lure are doing well too. The kings are all but gone now. We have drift boat guides available most days for the rest of the season- For more updates and the latest pics from our days catches check us out on Facebook.
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Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

October 23, 2013

Bad news first-
The salmon fishing is winding down fast on the Salmon River. The good news is the steelhead action is cranking up fast. The really good news is the water levels have been increasing steadily over the last week. It's running at 1200cfs, perfect for drifting the river in a drift boat Thanks for checking us out!
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

October 7, 2013

Salmon fishing on the Salmon River has been awesome. Good runs of fish have been coming in regularly all season. Back trolling plugs has been the ticket for last 3 weeks, limits have been common. Water levels have been low 335cfs. There's still plenty of king salmon left to run. There's still a few left in Lake Ontario and more hanging out in the Salmon River. Plenty of fish will be in the river the rest of the month. Steelheads are starting to show up. Most are hanging out in the lower river but a few are trickling thru to the uppers sections. We have guides available
This week and even a few open for the weekend.
Thanks for checking us out!
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

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September 16, 2013

Salmon fishing around Pulaski is firing on all cylinders! Lake Ontario is producing kings and coho salmon over deep water as well as near shore. The night trips off the mouth of the Salmon River have been doing ok- not crazy action but still producing ok catches. The Salmon River has plenty of kings in the holes but movement has been slow. The estuary is jammed with fish but they seem to be content hanging down there just yet. Water levels are 335 cfs which is pretty low but still floatable in a drift boat. The last few days were our first few runs down in the drift boats and the plug bite was good! Water temps have gone down quickly -63 degrees which is good temps for biting salmon. We still have availability for Lake Ontario charters and Salmon River drift boat guides. Weekends are pretty tight but we can try to help you get set up best we can. Some of our guides are willing to do afternoon runs if nothing else in available in the mornings. Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

September 3, 2013

King salmon are staged up off the Salmon River in Lake Ontario. Good numbers of salmon are showing up on our sonars from 50 to 150' of water. They have been biting really good one trip then not so good the next. The Salmon River has had some early runs already but conditions have been tough on the fish. Low water and warm weather has made it so the water temperatures sore so many of the early king salmon have succumbed due to lack of oxygen in the water. The good news is the weather has gotten much cooler and water levels have increased enough turn the situation around quickly. We will be starting our Salmon River drift boat trips very soon. Our charter boat fishing trips on Lake Ontario will continue for another few weeks as well. Salmon have been huge this year with the average fish being over 20 pounds.
We still have plenty of open dates this month- give us a ring and get your salmon fishing trip booked!
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

August 11, 2013

Salmon fishing on Lake Ontario has been picking up over the last week. We have been catching king salmon all summer but not great numbers by no means. Weather had been the big problem with unstable patterns all summer. More and more kings are starting to stage off the Salmon River. Most charters are targeting kings in 120'-150'. Pro troll E-chips with flies have been taking fish along with the old tried and true cut bait rigs. There's been a small number of fish showing up in the Salmon River. It's definitely way early to call this a "run" but there are king salmon in the Salmon River. We still have plenty of open dates for drift boat trips on the Salmon River for kings and steelheads. It is looking like we should have plenty of water for drifting this salmon season! Thanks for checking us out!
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

July 2, 2013

Salmon fishing is heating up on eastern Lake Ontario. It's not smoking hot by no means but getting more consistent and the quality of the fish makes up for the lack of quantity. The size of the king salmon have been very impressive for this early in the season. We still have plenty of open dates for August and September on Lake Ontario for kings and coho salmon.
Salmon River Guide
Jaclyn & Shane Thomas

 

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