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Salmon River water levels are dropping fast, however steelhead fishing
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River remains very good. Water levels
are down to 1200cfs and expected to remain there for a few days at least.
We've been using eggs and egg pattern flies finding fish throughout the
entire Salmon River. With water temperatures warming quickly steelheads
are moving out quickly. Brown trout fishing on Lake Ontario has been decent.
The bigger brown trout are starting to show up close to shore. Our walleye
fishing starts up this Saturday. We're offer brown trout - walleye combo
charters for May and June. Ask about our 2 day package deals. Our charters
prices are the most competitive in the area.
Water levels on the Salmon River are starting to recede. The power company
dropped the levels to 2400cfs. This trend will continue unless we get
some rain. I'd guess they'll have it down much lower soon enough. Steelhead
fishing has been excellent. Same old story- egg sacks under floats and
back trolling plugs are working best. There's at least another month of
steelhead fishing left. The hatchery is still loaded they will be dropping
out sometime in the next week or so. Brown Trout fishing on Lake Ontario
has been productive as well. Walleye season opens on May 3rd. We have
plenty of dates open for spring walleye and brown trout- either from the
drift boats or off our charter boat.
Steelhead fishing was very good once again. We had a lot of action all
day long using egg sacks under floats and back trolling plugs through
the bigger holes. It looks like the water levels will be increasing even
Steelhead fishing was very good once again today. We fished the upper
Salmon River with egg sacks and floats. Water levels are again on the
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been pretty good lately. Egg
sacks under floats and back trolling plugs have both been effective. Water
levels have dropped again to 1200cfs. We have guides available for this
weekend. Brown trout fishing has been very good as well. We did get our
charter boat in the water this week, if anyones ready for some great early
spring brown trout fishing please give us a call.
Water levels receded to 2400cfs today at noon. It's still running over
3200cfs at Pineville gauge and around 3800 down in Pulaski. That is a
lot more fishable then the 5600cfs they were running, especially from
a drift boat. So steelhead fishing we went! Fighting threw a lot of debris
we managed to get 10 or so bites per boat. Back trolling plugs is always
a good bet when the water is higher then normal. Hot shots in bright colors
fished in the calmest water along the edges worked well for us. We stopped
and casted floats in a couple of spots managing a few more that way as
well. I would guess the water will gradually drop to around 1800cfs sometime
this week. With a little help from mother nature maybe they can hold it
there for while:). Give us a call. We still have guides with availability.
Water levels on the Salmon River are well over 5000 csf. It will be
a few day before steelhead fishing resumes. As water levels recede, steelhead
fishing should be very good. For now we are brown trout fishing along
the shore lines of Lake Ontario. Brown trout fishing was very good today.
Keep checking our site for the latest fishing conditions, we will do our
best to keep it updated for you.
Steelhead fishing was outstanding once again. We hit over a dozen fish
drifting egg sack under floats landing 8 or 9.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River was great today. We caught steelheads
and brown trout on egg sacks, pink worms and hot shots. Water levels are
at 1800cfs (2700cfs at Pineville with runoff) and it is scheduled to hold
there until tomorrow night. Lake Ontario is still producing good catches
of brown trout along it's shoreline. Stick baits in natural colors trolled
100-150 feet behind planer boards at 1.8-2.2mph has been the formula to
success. Give us a call and get in on the action!
The water flow on the Salmon River is going to 1800cfs tonight. I would
guess it's only going up from here at least for the next week or so. It
will be fishable though! At least from a drift boat. Steelhead fishing
has been OK. We are working for them with 7-12 hook ups a trip. Not great
but not bad either.
Water levels are increasing quickly on the Salmon River. The river is
now running at 1150 cfs with runoff it is at 2000 in Pulaski. I would
guess it is going higher yet in the very near future. After a hooking
over 20 steelheads yesterday today was alot tougher. We still manage to
play with 8 - 9 fish but it's amazing what difference a day will make!
We have been fishing the upper-mid river using eggs and pink worms. The
brown trout have finally shown up in good numbers along the eastern shore
of Lake Ontario. My brother went trolling yesterday afternoon and had
close to 20 browns on in just a few hours. We still have drift boat and
charter dates available for the rest of spring. Give us a ring and get
in on some of the action.
Water levels on the Salmon River have gone up to 750cfs and will be increasing
even more soon enough. Steelhead fishing has been good for the last 6-7
days straight- 10-15 hook-ups a day at least. We have been getting into
some really decent size steelheads. Some steelheads have been fresh, some
spawning and even a few post spawn fish thrown in each trip. The mid-lower
Salmon River has been where we've been concentrating but I have also heard
good reports from the upper river as well as various tribs. Egg sacs and
pink worms under floats have been doing most the damage. Brown trout are
starting to show up along the lake shore but water temps are still very
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River remains decent/good some days and
tough the next.
Steelhead fishing remains just ''OK'' to decent most days with a few
really good days each week. Really the only thing that has changed is
the increased flows. The Salmon River has increased to 1150cfs with run
off it's at 1530 according to the Pineville gauge-http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?04250200
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been OK one day - great the
next. Just about the same as the last report. We have been getting into
some bruts, with a few big steelheads in the mid teens. The water level
on the Salmon River is at 900 CFS and will remain there till at least
Friday midnight. Egg sacks and pink worms under floats has been doing
well. Yesterday we actually did very good bottom bouncing sacks. The fish
are spread throughout the entire river with more fresh fish moving up
Steelhead action on the Salmon River has been up and down the last few
weeks. Weather has played the biggest factor lately. The nicer the weather
the better the fishing has been. Today we found a few fresher chrome fish,
which is always a good sign. The Salmon River has dropped to 750cfs. The
weather is going to continue to be back and forth the next week or so.
March, April and May dates are still available but filling up quickly.
We still have plenty of open dates for summer salmon charters out on Lake
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has slowed up a bit. We're still hitting 8-10 a trip. Still not bad but not as good as it was. There's definitely some big bruisers in right now, we've had chances at several the last few trips. The weather has been tough at best. Water levels are increasing to 1800cfs- this should help us out some. We have plenty of dates open this winter/spring for drift boat fishing steelheads. We also have a lot of summer dates available for charter boat fishing on Lake Ontario for salmon, trout and walleyes check out our site - www.fishingcharterslakeontario.com.
Salmon River steelhead fishing has been VERY good. I know it sounds like
a repeat of the last few reports but just when you think it can not get
better - guess what? It gets better! This weekend was ON FIRE!. We centerpinned
fished with fresh egg sacs in the mid to lower river. Bank access is tough
with a lot of snow and ice to contend with. This makes it easy pickens
for drift boats. Light pressure equals excellent fishing and EXCELLENT
it was! We hit 3-5 fish at almost every stop, losing count of total hook-ups
but we were well over 30 just Saturday. Today we hit 1/2 that many in
1/2 a day. Most the the steelhead were average size but we did manage
to tangle with several bruiser each day. The amount of steelhead in the
river is incredible. Reports were good from up and down the river. Water
levels are a tad low- 500cfs. With warming weather heading our way I would
guess this will gradually increase with run off. We have plenty of dates
available through Spring. If I am booked I do have several other very
good guides to hook you up with. I also offer charter fishing on Lake
Ontario for Salmon, brown trout, steelhead and walleye.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been fantastic- reports are
good up and down on the Salmon River. Water levels have receded back to
medium/low levels. 750cfs right now and going to 500cfs for this weekend.
A lot of bigger size chrome fresh steelheads have been giving us a run
for our money.
Water levels on the Salmon River have increased drastically.
Steelhead fishing is still going very well. Reports have been good from
the top to the bottom of the Salmon River.
Drift boat fishing the Salmon River for steelheads remains excellent.
The last 3 days we averaged 15-20 hook-ups landing 10-15 each trip. Egg
sacks under floats have been the best medicine. We have been floating
the entire Salmon River finding a few here - few there and every now and
then hitting the jackpot. Water levels have increased with rain and snow
runoff to 1150cfs at the dam and 1400+ at the Pineville gauge. Great for
boaters but tougher on bank anglers. We have plenty of dates open though
winter and spring. Give us a call and set up your steelhead fishing adventure.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been excellent. Cold miserable
weather has been the biggest obstacle for Salmon River steelheaders. The
water levels are low -335cfs and will remain there unless we get a thaw
or some rain. The river has been slushy in the mornings and shelf ice
has become a issue for bank anglers. A fresh batch of silver steelhead
have been steadily moving through the lower to mid river, as well as plenty
of colored up fish further up river. A few decent brown trout have been
lurking around as well. Our drift boat is extra big and heated for your
comfort and safety. We still have plenty of winter/spring dates available
along with spring/summer Lake Ontario charters. Looking for that perfect
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Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River remains productive. Steelhead have
been scattered throughout the entire Salmon River. We have been fishing
upper-mid river and have had decent luck. A few other guides I've talked
with have said the lower river has been good as well.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River remains productive. Not as hot
and heavy as last week but still pretty good even after a very busy Veterans
day weekend. Float fishing egg sacks, pink worms and trout beads has been
working equally well. The Salmon River has been producing some really
nice steelheads already this fall. The last few days we have fished mid-lower
river and have found cooperative fish at 3/4 of our stops. From reports
on the upper river, LFZ and DSR it sounds like it has been decent all
over. Water levels are at 500cfs and are scheduled to increase on Sunday
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been GREAT! There's plenty of steelheads up and down the river. We've been drift boating the upper river and have had great luck lately. Bottom bouncing and float fishing egg sacks, trout beads and egg imitation flies have all worked for us. Water levels are good -500cfs (Until 11:59 PM Tue NOV 13, 500 CFS). There has been some really big steelheads being taken. We still have a lot of winter dates available. The winter fishing has been better and better the last 2 seasons. I'd expect the trend to continue. We have one of the largest HEATED drift boats on the Salmon River and we'll use our guiding experience to put you on the trophy fish of a life time!
Steelheads are dropping out of the Salmon River. There are still a few
here and there but with the low water (185cfs) it is winding down fast.
The brown trout fishing along the Lake Ontario shoreline has been producing
decent action. The trout are feeding in the shallows at first light. The
early morning bite has been critical to success. Once the sun comes up
the bite slows down quickly. The walleye fishing remains slow out on the
big lake. It's been 2-4 hits a night with 1 or 2 making it to the net.
Last night we managed to boat a 12 pounder along with some decent browns.
Saturday we took a trip to Oneida Lake and found a decent bite of eater
size walleyes (15-22 inchers). There's plenty of options to choose from
and we have plenty of dates available for whatever you choose.
The steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been great. The upper river has plenty of spawners plus there is loads of dropbacks working back to Lake Ontario. Water levels are low 335cfs. Trollers have been hitting brown trout along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. Some better size browns have been moving in, a 20# is leading the LOC derby. Walleye fishing has started off very slow. We have only managed to capture a couple the first few nights out, one was over 10 pounds. Conditions were less then ideal either night, hopefully thing will improve the next few nights out.
Despite high water and extreme flow fluctuations steelhead fishing on
the Salmon River is absolutely fantastic right now. In 17 years drift
boat guiding on the river, I have never seen so many steelheads still
in this late in the season. The fish are very aggressive in the higher
water - sacks, worms and plugs have all been working well. Steelhead fishing
will be excellent through most of May. Brown trout fishing along the Lake
Ontario shoreline has also been very good. The browns are in tight- 8-12
feet of water. Stickbait off the planer boards have been the hot producers,
anything from firetiger to natural colors have been working well. The
trout are there and they are hungry. I have been hearing good reports
from Henderson all the way to Fairhaven. Walleye season opens up in one
week and conditions are setting up nicely for the early season walleyes.
We still have dates open for May steelhead & walleye. Summer charters
for salmon and trout are also available.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been pretty good this past
week. We have been hitting fish from one end of the river to the other.
Plenty of dropbacks & spawners keeping us busy with a few fresh chromers
still coming in. Water levels are at 500cfs but with runoff it is quite
a bit higher around 1000 @ Pineville. Steelhead will be in the river later
then normal this May, the cold high water will extend our season by 2
weeks at least. Brown trout are biting well along the Lake Ontario shoreline
from Sandy Pond to 9 mile point. 8-15 feet of water seems to be best depths.
Stick baits run 100' off planer boards are doing most the damage. Walleye
season is fast approaching, it opens Saturday May 5. The first month of
the season we will be fishing Oswego at night for giant trophy walleye
and a few bonus brown trout. Give us a call and get your May trip booked
now! Whether it is for walleye, browns or steelhead we will do, our best
to help make great memories.
The weather and the steelhead fishing has been improving the last few days. Water levels have been slowly receding but I expect quite alot of runoff is still to come for April. The last 4-5 days the Tug hill has seen at least 24'' of new snow. Coupled with several feet still left from the winter, it is likely we will have good water through early May. The hatchery has finished taking it's steelhead eggs for the spring season and right on cue the drop backs have been showing up from the top end to the bottom end of the Salmon River. Up until the last few trips we have been picking up spawners and fresh chromers mostly. The next month should be great! There is ALOT of good steelhead fishing left this spring. I will be taking steelhead trips until mid-May at least. Lake Ontario walleye and brown trout combo trips are available in May and June as well. Give us a call and get your fishing adventure scheduled now.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been up and down lately. The last few days has been pretty good for us but reports from others have not been so great. Egg sacks under floats have been working best but we have been hitting a few on lures as well. The water is 1800cfs at the dam and around 2500 at Pineville. That makes it very tough on bank fishermen. Please use caution. Steelhead fishing should be pretty good this May.
Steelhead fishing has been decent this past week. We have been into fish consistently all week but still working for them. Water levels are at 1100cfs w/ quite a bit of run-off. It's pushing close to 1600cfs at Pineville. It is a great flow for floating the river- plenty of options.We still have April 1,3,4,5,7,8,9,15,18,22-27,30 available.
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River continues to be tough for most. We are finding a few fish here and there but plenty of voids in-between. Egg sacks and plugs have been taking fish. Water levels are going up again tonight -1800cfs. That is great for the boat fishermen but no so much for bank anglers. PLEASE USE CAUTION!
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been tough lately. We have been working hard to put a few fish in the boat each day. Today was better but not good - that is for sure. There has been fresh chromers coming through mid-lower river but not alot just yet. Water levels are rising 1100cfs- I would expect it to get alot higher before to long. We have plenty of dates available for spring/summer drift boat trips and Lake Ontario Charters. Give us a call and get your dates booked.
The beginning of March has brought better steelhead action to the Salmon
River. We have been fishing the lower river and getting decent numbers
of fresher fish. Bottom bouncing fresh egg sacks has been best bet to
success. Water levels are low -500 cfs and scheduled to remain there until
The last week of steelhead fishing on the Salmon River has been tough.
We have had to work very hard for a few fish lately. Most steelheads have
been darker with only a few freshies around. The water levels are good-
750 cfs but the schedule has it dropping to 500 cfs tonight. The weather
has improved and looks good for the rest of the week. I have plenty of
availability for the next few months of steelhead fishing and May/June
walleye fishing. Give a ring and get in on the fishing action!
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River continues to be pretty good. Fighting
the wintry conditions has been the tough part. The last 3 days I was fishing
with Scotty and John from Pa. These guys are die hard centerpinners for
sure. Fresh egg sacks and pink worms worked equally well. Covering a lot
of water was the key to finding the fish. Deep snow has made access from
shore difficult except around the more popular access points up river.
Water level are perfect- 750cfs and are scheduled to stay that way through
the end of February. We have plenty of dates available for winter/spring
steelhead & spring/summer walleye, salmon, brown trout charters.
Conditions have improved for steelheaders on the Salmon River. The lots are cleared and drift boats are once again floating the river. It's rough going along the banks but steelhead are biting for those willing to tough it out. Cold and snowy conditions are forecasted to continue through the weekend. Finally the break we've been waiting for is on it's way for next week. The Salmon River is at 750cfs until Friday. Be careful along the icy edges. Please use caution while wading the river.
ALOT of snow has fallen over the Salmon River area in the last week. For now the parking lots and the majority of the river are mostly inaccessible. Hopefully the parking lots will be cleaned up soon, but the county has their hands full with the main roads for now. As of last weekend the steelhead fishing wasn't half bad. With snow and wind, conditions were worse then tough and we still managed fish Thursday through Sunday. Steelhead hit egg sacks on bottom and under floats. We fished the upper river due to slush/ice jamming up the lower end. Water levels have been at 500cfs and will remain there for another week at least. We have plenty of dates available for winter/spring steelhead & spring/summer walleye, salmon, brown trout charters. Give us a ring!
Despite cold and snowy conditions steelhead fishing on the Salmon River
remains productive. It looks like ole man winter has come back in full
force. Water levels are low 500cfs and is scheduled to remain low for
the rest of the month. We have PLENTY of availability throughout winter
and spring. Centerpin float fishing guidance is available for anyone interested.
Our heated drift boat is one of the largest, most comfortable and safe
rides down the river.
After a decent weekend of steelhead fishing today was much tougher on
the Salmon River. The weather is finally back to normal. We have had action
on plugs and egg sacs. Mid river to the estuary has been producing best
for us lately. Water levels dropped slightly but are scheduled to rise
Another tough weekend of steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. During
the week (Monday - Friday) the fishing was great. All the damage was with
floats and egg sacks. Then Saturday and Sunday were very slow. We managed
a few each day but nothing to brag about. Plugs and floats both worked,
but neither very well. Water levels were on the rise after heavy rains
Friday and are now running over 1700csf according to the USGS at Pineville.
The water line schedule is-
Steelhead fishing is looking really good in 2007. What a great way to
bring in the new year. Warmer weather and a bit of rain really fired the
steelhead up today. Ken and Kenny were on board once again for another
day of steelhead action. Casting floats and egg sacks worked best. We
hit steelhead at 5 out of 7 stops, mostly fresh chromers. Kenny was on
fire schooling his dad:). In his defense Ken has a bum shoulder. Water
levels are low- 335csf and scheduled to go even lower tonight- 285cfs.
Temperatures are forecasted to remain mild for another week.
Heavy fishing pressure and colder temperatures slowed the steelhead action
the last few days. Water levels on the Salmon River have been dropping
fast. It is going down even more tonight 335cfs. We have been fishing
from top to bottom finding fish here and there, mostly in out of the way
places. Bottom bouncing sacks was working best for us today. Give us a
call and get your winter steelhead trip booked today.
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