BIG THANK YOU!!! FROM Salmon River Sports Shop!! We had a great holiday break. Sandy pond produced many catches. There was a shortage of bait and our minnow tanks are always full. We sell minnows by the pound, scoop or dozen. Spikes by the 1000. Again thanks and a shout out to my regulars that helped get new comers bait. White has been the hot color weather in a jig or soft plastic. We would like to thank Soco baits for our rush delivery. We now carry all there baits. Stanky jigs will be coming in this week. Shop is busy getting gear up and everyone have a good work week!! WE HAVE ALL LIVE BAITS IN STOCK!! Happy Fishing!! srss j button

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ICE FISHING!!! Bite is hot on Sandy Pond real nice Perch, Northern Pike and Crappie. Ice is hanging in there!!! Green point 4 to 6 inches and the shore line is a little beat up. South shore getting on straight out and the east shore straight out. Stay away from creek beads and gas pockets. Cold tonight, see if we can get threw next couple warm days. Always carry a spud and we carry the redneck Eskimo spud. Up North is better most spots 6 to 9 inches. Big bodies of water are not quite there yet just some inner bays. Call the ICE FISHING HOTLINE and we will help you. Loren Raymond won the Anglers fillet knife. Awesome Loren!! We are now raffling off an Automatic Fishermen from the New York State Winter Classic. Sign up here and get prizes and a free entry. All baits in stock!! Be safe and everyone have a Happy New Year!! srss j button

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Hi everyone, Water is running @ 335 cfs…Happy Thanksgiving!! A little break in the action with the storm and holiday. Gave me a chance to rest my bones and spend some time with my family. River looks good and is plenty fish-able. Bite is on the skinny but there’s fish. Domestic Rainbows are coming into spawn! All tributary’s off of Lake Ontario take fish. Could you imagine putting them all into one tributary? Sometimes we need to explore to find fish. Salmon River is always taking on new fish. Some days are better then others but we seem to under play the catch. Pushes of fish to spawn and feed continue all the way to may!! With snow on the ground I’m starting to think Ice fishing. Salmon River Sports Shop is hosting the New York State Winter Classic Tournament. We are an official way in station and you can sign up right here!! The first 12 entry’s receive a free prize. ICE FISHING HOTLINE!! Salmon River Sports Hotline will provide you with conditions, hot spots, and fish buying prices. Right now hours are 6am to 6pm until first ice. To all our patrons we are spreading the holiday cheer!! With every gift certificate purchase over 10 dollars Salmon River Sports Shop will add on 10 dollars. Great stocking stuffers!! Mail order or stop buy the shop Happy Hunting and Fishing!! srss j button
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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

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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we have our crazy crappie derby coming up Saturday April 30th 2016 its a one day derby winner takes all.. Starts at 5am ends at 5pm. entry fee of $10.. Rules are fish your favorite spot. Longest fish wins weight breaks tie..


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Hi everyone, We are hosting our Crazy Crappie day fishing derby Saturday April 30th 5am to 5pm winner takes all. 10 dollar entry length wins weight brakes tie. Hamburgers and hot dogs at the end of the derby. Sign ups and weigh ins are at Salmon river Sports shop. You can sign in day of derby up to 9am. The Sports shop family will be fishing the derby me included. Gives our customers a chance to battle against the best!! We all love to Crappie fish one of our passions. Fish your favorite spot and good luck!

Hi everyone, Water in the river is running @ 1700 cfs. Reports of Steelies in most sections of the river. Real nice warm up next week should get fishermen thinking spring and spawn. Still lite numbers but there’s fish!! Just a reminder catch and release is always encouraged when fishery numbers are down! The creel limit on Steelhead is one fish 21 inches per day. Brown’s like to come up and feed on the Steely eggs on the lower half of the river during spring spawn. Brown trout was our strongest trout last fall and we do have them. Fishermen can also pick up browns in boats along the shore line and from the banks casting metal with flash. Brown’s like to comb the banks not only for eggs but bait fish as well. Drifting minnows in shallow water can sometimes be deadly in low current. Creel limit on Brown trout is three fish 15 inches per day. Note: Combinations are one Steelhead two Brown’s per Stringer per day. Domestic Rainbows will feed on eggs, minnows and flies. Domestics spawn in the fall and like to feed in the spring in several Lake Ontario tributary’s. The creel limit on Domestic Rainbows is one fish 21 inches per day. Note: Combinations are one Steelhead or one Rainbow per day. One rainbow two Brown’s per stringer per day. Our in land trout season opens April first. One more weekend of Ice fishing before warm weather sets in. The pond has 8 inches of good Ice. We always encourage safety!! Ice can be just as dangerous coming off as going in. Creek beds will open as current pushes the ice and ice will soften. Always carry safety spikes and a spud when ice fishing and look for soft spots. We have been getting a good response hosting the Crappie and Perch derby this weekend put on by Hagan homes, Skeeter’s guide service and Soco baits. The tanks are full of bait and the sign up sheet is growing. Looking for a great turn out and fishing fun!! srss jbutton

Hi everyone, Water is running @ 350 cfs. Steelhead fishing has been better over this warm up. Water is going to 750 cfs tonight. This should bring in more fresh fish. Females are loaded with eggs and the next few warm ups we should see some spawning fish. Fly fishermen working the bottom with egg patterns produced some strikes. Wax worms under a float is the bait of choice in the deeper pools. When water warms fish move. Getting close to fast water sometimes picks up a better bite. Spring is a tough time to plan a trip. We are more then willing to give you free info on the best time to come. We checked Green point yesterday for ice conditions. There is 5 to 7 inches and the marina should be open. We are on the main pond it doesn’t look like much but fish able since Wednesday. The sportsmen club had there annual kids derby yesterday all had fun and there was some nice fish entered. The report on sandy pond as a whole the bite is slow. There is a good cold front coming soon and this should help some places that are struggling to get better ice. We put in some more lures and we are loaded with fresh minnows. Stop in and we will help you. Happy fishing!! srss j buttonsteelheadwaxworms20160124_072023

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