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Updated Fishing Reports - Salmon River, Pulaski Ny

November 28, 2014

Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been ok. We have had some tough days lately with just so-so action.
Water levels have finally increased to 750cfs and we have seen a gradual increase in action over the last few days. Certainly not on fire but more steelheads seem to be cooperating with increasing flows. We have guides and lodging available for the rest of the year and of course through winter and spring of 2015. Our new cabins have been a BIG hit with our customers so far - book a night and I bet you will become a regular with us.
Our steelhead rates are very reasonable for the lodging and for guided drift boat trips. Thanks for checking us out!
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Shane & Jaclyn Thomas

October 23, 2014

Salmon have begun to fade out of the Salmon River. Making way for the fresh chrome steelheads. After chasing kings for the last 5 months I am so ready for steelhead! But looking back salmon fishing was much better this summer on Lake Ontario then it was on the Salmon River this fall- it has been a tough river season for king salmon fishing. But into steelhead season we go! We been watching floats drop for a week now. It has been steady fishing-
Not crazy good but decent enough to make everyone happy. And know one is happier then I am! Our schedule is very tight the next month but we can find drift boat guides if anyone wants to plan something last minute.
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Shane & Jaclyn Thomas

 

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PAST FISHING REPORTS

October 5, 2014

Salmon fishing on the Salmon River has been very tough for us drift boat guides. We have been struggling to put fish in the boat. The water levels are a low 350cfs. Being stuck floating upper river has hurt our success rates. The lower river has been getting a blasts of fish as the fish make it up top hopefully out luck will change. We stuck it out on the lake as long as we could but last Wednesday was my last charter for 2014. We actually had been going ok off the river mouth the days prior to that. But all good things must come to an end and now it's been a struggle on the river. Hopefully the run will end up in the top end soon!
Some more rain would help out big time so please do a rain dance for us.
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Salmon River Guide

September 23, 2014

Salmon fishing has been tough all over- the Salmon River has been the worse I've seen for this late in September in many years. Lake Ontario is still producing a few salmon each trip by no means are we doing well. The night fishing at the river mouth has been the best bet as of late. The guys willing to give up some sleep are getting best action of any of the options for this time in the season. We expect more movement in the river soon but everything seems 2-3 weeks behind still. With some luck a good load of fish will show up and it will be on fire soon! As for now it's still fishing and the last few seasons were outstanding so now it looks like it'll be one of those so-so years. We caught plenty out on the open lake most of the summer. Next season if there's any question about river fishing book a summer charter we can show you what nice silver good eating fish are really like Thanks for checking us out!
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September 4, 2014

Salmon fishing on Eastern Lake has turned on big time! Good numbers of king and coho salmon are staging up a few miles off the Salmon River. Of course there has been some concern over the numbers of kings returning this season but I assure it is all for nothing. The run is just running behind a few weeks and there are plenty - I mean plenty on the way! That said I still believe the Salmon River to see small pods moving in steadily all month. No really major runs for a few more weeks. Of course come late September that will change when these fish are ready to go. It has been a year where the fish have been slow to mature thus they showed up a few weeks late. I fully expect several more very productive weeks of deep water trolling on Lake Ontario. Along with some decent inshore fishing in the shallow waters just off the Salmon River. We still have guides and charters available, we would love to help you out getting a fishing trip set up for you.
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Salmon River Guide

August 17, 2014

Salmon fishing on Lake Ontario has been hit or miss lately. The kings have been scattered and uncooperative for awhile now. Lake trout fishing has picked up the slack. They have been hungry and eager to please. Lots of big trout too,
10-12 pounders have been common. Some pushing 20 pounds have been welcomed aboard. The weather has been wreaking havoc on Lake Ontario trollers. We've had almost a week steady of big seas keeping us on the side lines for the most part. The good news is the wind brings the salmon back to our end of the lake. The last few days has seen a gradual improvement in the salmon fishing. The fish are hanging out in 200-300 feet of water. Chilling down a cool 130-160 feet. The usual green glow e chip flasher and the green crinkle glow flies have been best. The stinger glow alewife pattern has been the spoon of choice. There no numbers of salmon in the Salmon River yet. If I were to make a prediction I would say it looks like the run will be on the later side this season. The fish seem to have a ways to go before maturing from what I have seen of fish we have caught. We still have plenty of openings for summer charters and fall river drift boat trips. Get us your dates we would be happy to help you out!
We have several cabins that will be available to rent by mid September.
So now we are providing lodging as well as charters and drift boat trips.
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Salmon River Guide
Shane & Jaclyn Thomas

July 22, 2014

King salmon are showing up on Eastern Lake Ontario in good numbers. Trollers are catching salmon in 100-300' straight off the Salmon River and points north to the Sandy Creeks. The usual green glows chips n fly combos have been hot in the early am then silver flashy colors once the sun gets up. Lake trout and brown trout have been a good plan B for the days the kings are stubborn. Loads and loads of bait fish have been hanging out on our end of Lake Ontario all season. The kings salmon & trout have had backed stomachs, it's almost surprising they still bite at all. There has plenty of openings still available through the rest of summer and if we can not take you out we can get one of our friends to take you.
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July 10, 2014

King salmon are showing up in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario. Decent action on good sized chinooks is always a pleasure to report. Straight off the Salmon River 6 to 7 miles in 150-200' seems to be the spot. The usual green glow flashers and green glow flies are doing the best for us.
The weather has been sketchy lately with crazy thunderstorms and heavy winds.
This is what mostly likely caused the influx of salmon to our side of Lake Ontario. So while the weather is seen as bad for some it's a blessing for others. I personally believe the rough weather helped scatter the bait, thus making the kings have to hunt harder for their forage. August, September and October dates are getting jammed up - if you want a trip that's prime time so get it booked soon!
Salmon season does not start in September or October it's starts now!
We have plenty of dates this month-
Salmon are in their absolute prime right now- the best eating fish of the season come in July and August from the deep water on Lake Ontario- that is a fact!
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