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08 Oct '22

Salmon River - Pulaski / Altmar Fishing Update

Posted by Jack Wilkinson

Columbus Day Weekend 2022 

Salmon River is producing at the moment, lots of kings and cohos in the river with some scattered reports of few browns and steelhead making their way in. Most productive areas of the river are the mid to upper end of the river toward the hatchery. Fish are holding in the deeper and larger runs so look for them there. But there are still heavy amounts of fish all throughout and will be for a couple weeks more. Make sure when choosing a place to start fishing anticipate where you will be able to land the poweful fish. The gauge at Pineville is running at 603 CFS and the water temperature is in the mid 50s. Patterns that have been working are eggs and streamer patterns to entice aggressive fish. Try different fly colors thoughout the day as the bite windows for certain colors can change hour to hour. Overall fishing has been good and hooking into salmon is lots of fun!

22 Sep '22

Salmon River - Pulaski New York- 09-22-2022

Posted by Jack Wilkinson in altmar, Fly Fishing, pulaski, salmon, Salmon River Need to Know

Salmon River - Pulaski New York-  09-22-2022

Reports from the Salmon River have been getting better with each day that goes by. The cooler temperatures and the bit of rain that came in has moved more Kings, Cohos, and Brown Trout into the river. Anglers fishing the lower section of the river are reporting the most success on a regular basis and higher up the river towards Altmar and Pineville has fish holding and staging in the deeper runs. fishing is starting to get very active but you must move around to find fish, salmon will push in waves so moving around gives the best opportunities.


Douglaston Salmon Run is reporting good fishing with fish moving through sporadically. Kings and Cohos are present in the higher end and the lower section but not too many fish are coming to net down low. Fishing is steady at the moment not great but good and the temperatures dropping should be on track for a fun few weeks.  We hoped the rain that hit today (9/22) was going to hit Pulaski but so far it has stayed south unfortunately. The Pineville gauge is 453 CFS and the Dam is releasing at 335 CFS. Weather for next week is looking like we have a few days of rain coming in and with it more heavier numbers of fish should be pushing. The first inch of rain to fall combined with cool overnight temps is what we are all waiting for to commence the first BIG run. We will keep you posted. 

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*photo from today on the Douglas Salmon Run 

11 Sep '22

Salmon River Fishing Report (Oswego Co. NY)

Posted by Jack Wilkinson

Salmon River Fishing Report (Oswego Co. NY)

The king salmon are in the rivers but not in strong numbers yet. There have been reports of fish pushing in small groups and especially with the rain that was spread across the state received and the bump in the flows the fish should be inspired to move. Over the weekend the flow was increased to 750 cfs. Fishing lower in the river is where to find them but you must be mobile and search for them to be successful. At this point in the season it's not too many fish in the river but there's also more space to explore as a result of less anglers and pressure. 

Douglaston Salmon Run (DSR)

Reports from Douglaston have been seeing some cohos pushing in the upper section of the river and bringing a few to hand, midsection kings have been moving in small groups, with anglers having success drifting egg patterns. Water temp is around mid 60s in the morning. Kings are pushing in the lower section as of this morning and with the bump in water more should be following.