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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catfish fishing has picked up over the past few weeks in places like Lake Champlain,Great Sacandaga Lake, Oneida Lake, Susquehanna River: near Murphey’s Island, Johnson City, and Hiawatha Island, Owego, Lower Chaumont River/Bay, Black River Bay,Lake Erie: mouth of Eighteen Mile Creek and lower section of Cattaraugus Creek. Anglers targeting catfish often use dead minnows, cut-bait, chicken livers, night-crawlers or commercially prepared chunked or dip baits. I’ve even heard of people using pieces of hotdogs or shrimp for bait. Cut-bait is a good bait choice. Use worms or small jigs to catch panfish like yellow or white perch, rock bass, bluegills, or suckers on the water you’re fishing. Cut the fresh fish into chunks or strips (remember that fish you have caught and are using as bait count as part of your daily panfish limit). You can further enhance a cut-bait’s appeal by making numerous small slits in the meat and by removing some of the skin/scales. This helps add more scent to the water, aiding catfish in finding the bait. Cast your bait into a likely catfish holding area, and place the rod in a rod holder or good ol’ forked stick.

We have minnows back in stock for the guys looking to get some perch. We are still buying fish call the shop for fish buying prices and sizes

Fishing on the river today was about the same as yesterday good in the am and pm and slow during the middle of the day.We are still seeing fish down at rt 3 bridge in decent numbers still no big numbers in the river yet. If you are think about coming up there is fish if your willing to walk around the river and look for them. Over the past few days its been a lot of cohos and steelhead. with hot colors being pink ,blue,and orange. go to baits have been egg patterns and plastic eggs.Weather over the next few days looks warm with cool nights http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/13142. the river is running at 350 Until 11:59 PM Thu SEP 25.http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=365123. If you have any question feel free to call the shop at any time we are open 24hrs 7 days a week 315-298-4343.

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Been seeing more and more nice cats getting caught over the past few days guys like to fish onieda river and oswego river for them. Bait we been running is chicken liver and worms. Theses fish are on the bottom so make sure you get that bait down. You can bottom bounce oswego river and get them or bottom fishing. If you are lucky enough to hook a nice one they are so much fun. The fish in the picture below took about 30 minutes to get in and was right around 13lbs was use a worm bouncing bottom with 8lb test. I was fishing for walleye



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