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 HAVE BAIT!! Loaded the big tank and we are now selling minnows by the pound and spikes by the thousand!! We have in stock Black back Pike shiners large and small, Suckers large and small, Purple shine fatheads, Rosy reds, buckeye’s, spikes, Mouses, wax worms, oak leaf grubs,night crawlers,egg sacs and baby bass shiners heartier then a buckeye. My minnow tanks are large capacity and constantly replenish not a refuge witch most tanks are creating bacteria. The water temp is maintained @ 36 degrees just enough to hold healthy minnows. Give your minnows a pinch of salt once in a while helps keep there scales firm. Sandy pond is producing catches. Mainly enough for a meal. Charmount has been the best reports for perch and Walleye. Still hearing Big bay producing catches. A lot of smiling faces this weekend!! Happy fishing srss j buttonwaxwormsice fishingindex

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

Throughout the state of New York you can find waters with populations of sunfish, including bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white bass, white perch and yellow perch.

One or more species of sunfish populate virtually all warm water streams, ponds and lakes throughout New York, and around the world for that matter. They can survive in waters that provide their natural food source of minnows, insects, crustaceans and worms. Their competitive nature amongst themselves, for food, makes them relatively easy to catch. Panfish are prolific spawners and repopulate the waters as fast as they are harvested. A common problem with panfish fishing is that the waters are under-fished causing panfish to overpopulate. As a result they tend to stay small in size due to lack of food source. places like sandy pond, lakeview, and oneida lake are great places to take the kids and get of panfish


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.

We are having a wader sale head over to our Facebook page and check out the deal while your there give us a like https://www.facebook.com/salmonriversportsshop

Currently, we are buying Perch, Bullhead & Blue Gill. Our prices are as listed:

-9 INCH AND UP = .35 cents a pound

6 INCH AND UP = .35 cents a pound

-Small(7 1/2 – 8 1/2)= .90 cents a Pound
-Large(8 1/2 & up)= 1.65 a Pound

-Live= .50 cents a pound
-Dressed(IN BLOOD)= $1.25 a pound

-Small(6-8inches)= .75 cents a pound
-Large(8 & UP)= 1.00 a pound

Note: We will not be taking any smelly or discolored fish. The fish must be fresh and properly taken care of or we will send them back out the door!
Thanks, and good luck to everyone

Rockbass fishing has been good on the pond and Oneida lake a lot being caught in 2-4 foot of water hitting worms on a jig or a minnow under a float.they are still spawning but about to come off there beds and head deeper in the lake. Rockbass are fun to catch and don’t taste half bad. Best time to catch them is anytime they are like bluegills you can catch them all times of the day.

The rock bass have been hanging around the bluegill beds and hitting on hair jigs with a piece of worm on it. Typically chartreuse, white, and pink. Also look for them back in the slips on North and South Pond.

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