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Salmon River Fishing

Salmon River Fishing

 

The Salmon River is the crown jewel of New York State's salmon and steelhead streams. For 17 miles, from its mouth at Lake Ontario upstream to the western end of the lower reservoir, this river offers anglers some of the best salmon fishing in all of North America. For most of its run below the lower reservoir the Salmon River is a typical bedrock and boulder stream. The river channel is very wide and is punctuated by numerous islands, chutes, and pools. Although the major cycles of trout and salmon runs do not usually begin until early September, the Salmon River does offer some fair fishing for brown trout and atlantic salmon as early as mid-July. The real excitement on the Salmon River begins around the first week of September. At this time the vast numbers of chinook and coho salmon that have been congregating off the mouth of the river in Mexico Bay begin to move into the river to spawn. These spawning runs last until the beginning of November and produce outstanding fishing. Chinook and coho salmon are not the only species that draw anglers to the Salmon River in the fall. Traditionally, the best runs of steelhead occur in the first two weeks of November. Because they will not run up to the tributaries of the river to spawn until March, steelhead can be taken here all winter. Come March, the melting snow swells the tributaries of the Salmon River. The steelhead then begin their spawning runs, which take place in the tributaries such as Trout Brook, John O'Hara Brook, Orwell Brook and Pekin Brook. The Great Lakes Record Chinook Salmon was caught in the Salmon River weighing over 47 pounds. The World Record Coho Salmon caught in the Salmon River weighed over 33 pounds. The Salmon River is stocked every year with thousands of Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, and Steelhead.

 

 

 

Salmon River Map

 


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