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


steelhead fishing over the weekend was hot.. Nightcrawlers and beads were working best.. started seeing a few small mouth bass coming in the river as well. the pond and other lakes and ponds have been producing good catches. seen lots of blue gill, crappies, perch, white perch and bullhead this weekend.    don’t forget about our crazy crappie derby saturday april 30th


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Hi everyone, WE ARE BUYING BULLHEAD!! 75 cents a pound live weight must be alive and 9 to 12 inches. We have Bullhead weights, snelled hooks, mantles, and night crawlers. Great time to spend time with the family setting rigs for the kids around a camp fire. We have spin combo’s with line for bullhead fishing under 20 bucks. Great deal!! We have added meal worms to our bait list!! The baits we have in stock goes as follows. Night crawlers, trout worms, meal worms, wax worms, mousies, spikes, leeches, buckeyes, fatheads, rosey reds, sixies, salted minnows, and egg sacs. The salmon river is starting to come down should make for better catches. 750 cfs by tomorrow. We are busy in the shop getting ready for spring fishing fun. srss j button

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Hi everyone, Just loaded the tank with fresh minnows. Pike shiners, fatheads, and buckeyes. Rosie reds, bass shiners, and suckers will be in next week. We also have mousies, spikes, wax worms, and night crawlers. We are selling 1000 pack of spikes for 15 dollars. The bait looks great and ice conditions have improved just be careful out there!! Have not heard of any really good catches yet most are just getting started. We are buying fish!!!!! Prices are tentative depending on your catch. All non game fish will be a buck a pound minimum. Perch prices will very in size!! 7 inch minimum on all non game fish. these stipulations apply to white perch, yellow perch, rock bass, bullhead and bluegill sunfish. Call ahead when you have fish to sell and i will help you. Just a reminder fish buying for us is an extra if your looking for the top market price i can point you in the right direction and everyone is welcome. The river is running @ 500 cfs. With warmer temps hitting us for the weekend great time to hit the river!! We have had some reports of fresh fish today in the lower half laying back in the deeper pools. Have a good weekend be safe! srss j button

Just to let everyone know we are DONE BUYING BULLHEAD for the season. Thank you to everyone who brought us fish this year. We’ll let you know if we start buying again this summer.

The weather finally broke and is starting to show us some good numbers of bullhead being pulled out at night and even during the day on places on Sandy Pond. The majority have come from Dexter Marsh and Oneida. Good sized fish and good numbers for those of you who like to eat them. If you’re looking to sell them we are paying $0.50 a pound live weight and $1.25 a pound hog dressed and left in their own blood. Before you do this yourself please give us a call to double check on the exact way we like them dressed. Different styles vary and we do refuse them if they aren’t done the right way so stop in and talk to us or call any time to touch base. (315) 298-4343. By the way WE HAVE LEECHES

We have had guys out bullhead fishing with little luck just a tad bit early yet but its close. Bullhead will feed all day once you find them you can catch a ton of them. I like fishing for them at night with worms or leaches. fishing for bullhead is kinda easy just cast out you’re hook and let it sit till the rod tip bounces.

Well its almost that time of yearn again. Cant wait to get out and catch some yummy bullhead. We like to fish for bullhead at night with leaches or nightcrawlers. we fish them on the bottom of the lake,pond,creek. Bullhead like to feed on the bottom and you can find them in a lot of places around NY. Places like pinegrove park,Selkirk state park, dexter marsh,onieda lake or any creek or bay off the lake. Bullhead like to spawn in creeks right after the ice leaves it is the best time to go. we normally buy bullhead that time year keep checking back for updates as the season

We have seen a couple bullheads come thru the ice while we were crappie fishing this week but you don’t really here about them till the ice goes out. The brown bullhead thrives in a variety of habitats, including lakes and ponds with low oxygen and/or muddy conditions. In many areas of the United States, Brown Bullheads are opportunistic bottom feeders.It has few natural predators and is not popular with fishermen, so it has thrived. For native fish species, this predatory fish is a disaster. Catfish are found in a variety of habitats, from lakes or murky ponds to drainage ditches. They are scarce during the day but come out at night to feed, searching the bottom of a lake or river for food.[3] They eat insects, leeches, snails, fish, clams, and many plants. They are also known to eat corn, which can be used as bait. Similar to other catfish, they spawn only after the temperature of the water has reached 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 °C) (cooler in the northern US) in June and July.
Brown bullhead,This catfish is easily caught with natural bait such as worms and chicken livers. They have a scrappy but not unusually strong fight. Anglers often catch them by fishing off the bottom.

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