Happy New Year!!! Everyone, Water is running @ 335 cfs… Slow on the river at times. Windows threw out the day where there’s a fish or two. Switching up baits finding a bite. Mainly Steelhead with the occasional Brown. Best bait Wax Worms tipped under a Trout bead. Getting asked for Butter worms and there working!! Nice to see Some family’s hitting the river and putting a day in to get fish. The Winter Steelhead Division for the Winter Classic started today. Catch and release or weigh- in and we are an official weigh- in station. HOPE TO SEE A BIG ONE!!!! Happy Fishing srss j button

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Hi everyone, Water is running @ 335 cfs… Trout!!! Not a lot of them, but reports threw out the day.The first two I saw were caught wright under our window! Morning bite has been best!! Our focus is on the estuary. Night trips and day trips reported back with limits and seeing plenty of fish!! With the weather change fish are acclimating to temp and rule of thumb after a day or two we see movement. Every day is a new day and the weather is in our favor! Blue has been the prominent color of choice by most. Egg sacs picked up as we move closer to spawn and feed. Trout helps with numbers as the Kings keep migrating. Egg sacs are dual propose Trout and Salmon!! We have fresh eggs tied at the ready in all the primary colors. Keep your lines tight and your split shot on the bottom and you’ll catch fish!! srss j button

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Hi everyone, Water is running @ 335 cfs… Trout!!! Not a lot of them, but reports threw out the day.The first two I saw were caught wright under our window! Morning bite has been best!! Our focus is on the estuary. Night trips and day trips reported back with limits and seeing plenty of fish!! With the weather change fish are acclimating to temp and rule of thumb after a day or two we see movement. Every day is a new day and the weather is in our favor! Blue has been the prominent color of choice by most. Egg sacs picked up as we move closer to spawn and feed. Trout helps with numbers as the Kings keep migrating. Egg sacs are dual propose Trout and Salmon!! We have fresh eggs tied at the ready in all the primary colors. Keep your lines tight and your split shot on the bottom and you’ll catch fish!! srss j button

Salmon River Sports Shop's photo.
Salmon River Sports Shop's photo.
Salmon River Sports Shop's photo.
Salmon River Sports Shop's photo.

Hi everyone, Water is running @ 335 cfs… Trout!!! Not a lot of them, but reports threw out the day.The first two I saw were caught wright under our window! Morning bite has been best!! Our focus is on the estuary. Night trips and day trips reported back with limits and seeing plenty of fish!! With the weather change fish are acclimating to temp and rule of thumb after a day or two we see movement. Every day is a new day and the weather is in our favor! Blue has been the prominent color of choice by most. Egg sacs picked up as we move closer to spawn and feed. Trout helps with numbers as the Kings keep migrating. Egg sacs are dual propose Trout and Salmon!! We have fresh eggs tied at the ready in all the primary colors. Keep your lines tight and your split shot on the bottom and you’ll catch fish!! srss j button

Salmon River Sports Shop's photo.
Salmon River Sports Shop's photo.
Salmon River Sports Shop's photo.
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Hi everyone, Water is running @ 185 cfs…. First King Salmon of the season brought in to Salmon river sports shop caught behind the store. Reports of fish hooked on the big wall, in the ballpark and Black hole. Not a big run by any means. Mostly locals fishing and spotting a few here or there. We are encouraging locals and fishermen not to far away to come out and see if they spot or hook one. Real good reports from the lake!!!! Still early tho and we have a few more hot days ahead. We are busy getting ready and hope to have a good year. Call 315 298 4343 for more info… Happy fishing srss j. button

Hi everyone, Water is running @ 185 cfs. Hope everyone is having a good summer!!! Like we have done for years and we tell most, being a small family owned business does give us a break in the summer months. Not a lot of fish in the river at this time but my daughter Alexa has been dry fly fishing and picking up some small stream browns, looking for a nice size Atlantic!! My son Malcolm and I have been splitting some time in the canoe picking up a little bit of everything but mainly bass. The question on everyone’ s mind is will we have King Salmon and when will they get here? We never really know when or how many. The lake reports have been better of late reporting better size. We will keep a better eye on the lake as we creep closer to migration. We have been sending out lake trips from the store and so far the feed back has been positive. Lets stay optimistic and hope this years return is in better numbers. The store will be open August 15th 6am to 6pm and will take off from there. We have been busy getting ready and the hot line is open!! Happy fishing!!!! srss j. buttonIMG952016041995165631Vinny pics (2)IMG_8642

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Hi everyone,Water is running @ 500 cfs. Finally the weather is breaking!! We have been on tentative hours all week. It was nice to take some time to rest our bones. The Shop will be open full time starting Wednesday April 13 5am to 8pm 7 days a week. We are getting trout and with nice weather ahead should pick up the bite even more. Town really picked up for drop backs and a few fresh fish over the weekend and this should keep going for the next couple weeks. If you haven’t gotten out yet now is the time. We are putting together a last minute Steelhead Brown trout derby. All are welcome to sign up at Salmon river sports shop and way ins will be here too. April 16th 6am to 4pm 10$ entry fee Fish must be caught Salmon river or Lake Ontario tributary. 1rst place heaviest fish wins for each category. Good luck and happy fishing!! srss jbutton20141016_134349

Hi everyone, Water is running@ 500 cfs.Reports of Steelies caught threw out the river. With water coming down splits the river in half. Fish will move back to deeper pools and feed. Fresh fish still coming threw on the lower, plenty of water for movement. Fish pocket water a day or two after level changes, theshare-1steelheadestaz with headre mite be some real nice big ones!! Reports on Rainbows, Browns, and Steelies!! A 20 pound fish after a hard days work is all the reward, there’s fish there! Fly’s will start coming more into play. We have effective fly’s stocked in the shop tied pacifically for the Salmon river. I’m on a vise this year stop in and I will help you. Happy fishing and happy Easter!! Salmon river Sports Shop jbutton

Hi everyone, Water is running @ 750 cfs. Steelhead fishing has picked up over the last 3 to 4 days. The lower half of the river is the best fishing I’ve seen since last fall. Mainly fall backs with some fresh fish coming up. Like I tell most the lower half is a two way street in the spring. Not a lot of people!! Some Brown’s working there way in to feed, reports of a hook up or two today. Next couple of warm ups should spur on even a better bite. We are in spawn and next couple of weeks should be decent. We have been busy getting ready for opening day of trout. In land streams will fire up as fishermen go after some Brooks. Salted minnows work great for streamer’s and fly’s will pick up as we warm up. We have all baits in stock and feel free to call the bait hotline. 315- 298-4343. Happy Easter!! j buttonimage950IMG956250

Well trout fishing in ny state is now open as of April 1st. most of the creeks around here are still kinda high after the warm ups last week but some are fish-able  Brown trout fishing in the lake will start soon maybe by this weekend just waiting for the ice to go away. The browns in the lake come in close to shore to feed for a little while and that is the best time to get out there and troll or cast with rapalas or spoons. We are starting to book up on brown trout trips but have plenty spots open with guides so if that’s something that interests  you call us at the shop today for more info 315-298-4343

Finally, one of my favorite times of the year…Trout season! Even on the years when the river is slow I can always count on a few of my fallback spots to catch some Brookies and Browns. Now a lot of those spots are a 45 minute drive from Pulaski, but if you’re already in the area fishing the river this time of year then why not give them a try. There are plenty of places around with stocked fish that are waiting to get caught and the drive isn’t a killer. Camden has a few streams that I consistently pull Brookies out of in the Spring, and half the fun of this area is finding those streams you’ve never heard of. My best advice, buy a local area map or hop on Google Earth and take a look at what the area has to offer. You might be surprised what you find.

Well opening day of trout season if almost here for most of NY. Here is some fun facts about trout

The brook  trout is New York’s official State fish. A native of the State, it is the smallest, and to many people, the most attractive trout occurring in the State. It has a dark olive green background with light wavy markings on the back, and tan or red spots on the sides. Its lower fins are striking, with bright white edging separated from the mostly red fin by a black line.

Once widespread throughout the state, brook trout were found in remote wilderness settings in the Adirondacks and in small streams on Long Island. Over the years, many populations have been lost due to habitat destruction and introduction of competing fish species. DEC and Cornell University scientists have identified strains of brook trout that have not been genetically altered by interbreeding with hatchery-reared fish. These rare, or heritage, strains are a priceless link to New York State’s original fauna and DEC is working to preserve them.

Brook trout generally live in small- to moderate-sized streams, lakes, and ponds, wherever cool (below 72 degrees Fahrenheit), clean water is available. They are relatively short lived, seldom living longer than five years. Although some brook trout can weight more than eight pounds, fish weighing more than two pounds are uncommon.

Brookies are highly popular game fish. Often associated with an Adirondack wilderness experience, anglers enjoy the pristine surroundings of brook trout water almost as much as catching these delicious fish. Speckled trout are relatively easy to catch and are frequently taken on flies, small artificial lures, and worms.

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