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ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons.
CHECK OUT the World Record Steelhead we caught that day @ end of drift boat video!
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Fall, early Sept. start of Salmon season
Winter, 3/5/16. High water, 1,700 cfs, Steelhead season.
Songs - Intro. Wont get fooled again and Going Mobile by The Who.
Video Starring - Jimmy Kelso and me Fishing Guide Randy Jones.

Major Run Sat.! - First time this year! Combine all the ones in the river for the last Mo. (Which included a couple good push's and small to ok run's daily)
Then add in this BIG slug of fish that just came in over Thursday thru Sat. and its ON!! Best fishing so far this season. Like last year, Mid. Oct. was HOT! - Ye-Haa!

Ever heard the saying, should have been here yesterday? Will yesterday is today and the following 2 weeks! I'd be calling in sick to work! Want me to write you a Doctors note? N/C ;)

Some steelhead and brown trout are making a push, in with the Salmon, as usual. Nice time to try for a GRAND SLAM!
A Grand Slam is when you land all 4 of the major species (King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout and Steelhead) that are in the river presently, all by yourself, in a single day. Not easy to do, but LOTS of FUN to try! :)
How many of you could care less about a Grand Slam and just want to catch some fish!? ;)

Best Fish's, Randy Jones

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BIG slug of Salmon entered the lower Salmon River NY all day Thursday into Friday. HOT fishing if you were in the right spot to intercept this BIG push of Kings and Cohos.
Look for this present BIG slug of Kings to be from the lower river up to around Sportsman's Pool. Coho's could be all the way up river.
Throw in all the Salmon that we have already gotten and the entire river is fishing, slow, ok, not bad, pretty good, reeeel good to AMAZING!
(Do you like how I covered all my basis's to be truthful and accurate? ;)
Today, Sat.
Rain over night and today, should help to continue some nice Salmon #'s entering the river. We should see a bump in the rivers water level's from this rain (run-off) which always helps! Ye-Haa!
Looks like presently, this Salmon Season will be a duplicate of last year. Where Mid. Oct. was the Best!

Some anglers having a lot of success. Some anglers having some success. While many anglers are finding the fishing sloooow and just enjoying their time on the water fishing with the opportunity to catch a Trophy Fish.
(Do you like how I covered all my basis's to be truthful and accurate? ;)
This is all normal. Depending on who you ask, right spot, right time and normally experince level.
Good # of Salmon entered the Salmon River Monday am. (10/3). Some say the best run so far this season of Coho and King Salmon. As I post this (Sat. 10/8) it puts those fish scattered from the top of the Salmon River to the bottom, with all the rest.
For the rest of this last week, we have seen a slow, very light to steady trickle to steady pods of 4-6 fish entering the mouth of the river.

Some in Transition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4
Some Holding in their Mid. Day Resting Spots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o
Most in the Major Pools Holding (Until their biological clock tell's them to hit the gravel) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6
Noticing a "few" Salmon entering into the next stage of their life on that special rock.

BIG SALMON RUN! Here is a Video I made for you that helps explain what helps and encourages the Salmon to make a BIG RUN! - (Might help you plan your trip?) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS

Water Level: Until 11:59 PM Wed OCT 12, 185 CFS

NEW Salmon Open Date - Wade Only - 2 person Max. for qaulity.
Oct. 17.

Steelhead Open Dates- Wade Only - 2 person Max. for qaulity.
Oct. 24- 25
Nov. 3
Dec. 6-8, 12-16, 19-23, 26-27, 29-30.

Steelhead season is just around the corner. Give me a ring! 315 963 2065. Emails are best - randysjones@earthlink.net
$275 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing.
$350 for 2 anglers.


Check out a fun place to view or chat about the Salmon River fishing, have some fun, maybe learn something and post your fishing reports @ http://www.salmontime.com/index.php

One of favorite fishing sites I look at daily for up here - https://www.facebook.com/SteelHead101?ref=profile

Fisherman loses 4 teeth while Salmon fishing on the SR - http://www.salmontime.com/index.php?threads/fisherman-loses-4-teeth-while-salmon-fishing-on-the-sr.961/


Oct. 3 2016 Local article:
A Low Water Salmon River: Are water releases for kayakers part of the reason?
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2016/10/a_low_salmon_river_are_water_releases_for_kayaking_part_of_the_reason.html#incart_river_home
I agree with Fran, DEC and other powers, but you might not?
Presently, it looks like highen sight and arm chair observers weighing in, so I wont comment except to say:
Water levels in the reservoir were ok when they did the white water release and subsequent 335cfs. But, we sadly didnt get our normal rain to continue a 335cfs flow. (Im just happy, I'm not in charge of the water this year ;)


Day 1 Coho Salmon - Entertaining Salmon River Pulaski NY fish story
Saturday morning, it's chilly but comfortable and I arrive at the river a half hour before dawn. Just me and every other angler within a 400 mile radius. But I found a spot I liked in a catch and release, fly fishing only area. I should note that, although I am by no means an expert (this being my second salmon outing), this isn't the same as trout fishing. It would be nice to have the river all to myself of course, but this type of fishing is not really about relaxing in solitude. It is, to me, about heart pounding fun. It is to trout fishing what a roller coaster is to a drive in the country. And I picked the busiest weekend of the year to go on this ride.

It wasn't light for long before I hooked my first fish. Still a little dark out, I was unsure about chasing this fish through the water when she chose to head downstream. So I waited, hoped she would decide to come back and eventually I was rewarded. A female Coho Salmon. Small. In fact, it was the smallest salmon I saw all weekend. By a wide margin. But that's alright, the Cohos run smaller than the Kings and, after all, I had only been fishing for twenty minutes. There would be more, certainly. Right? In the half dark with cold hands, holding perhaps the smallest fish in a five mile radius, and tangled in my flyline as I always seem to be during the fish release process, I did not bother to take a photo.

The rest of the morning and the afternoon saw more fish hooked, but no more landed. The fights were a blast, though, and I definitely learn a little bit more with each battle. Plus, watching other anglers is a great way to see first hand what works and what doesn't work when it comes to landing Really Large Fish. And sometimes - often, in fact - a big fish heads downstream in big water, and you're simply not going to see him again, no matter who you are or what you do. It's a matter of physics.

So the first day is in the books. I didn't drown. I landed a fish and fought a half dozen more. The weather was beautiful, the beer was cold, my back ached. The lights go out but the river does not sleep. There be monsters in there, and I'll try again tomorrow.
Credit - http://flyfishin.blogspot.com/2006/10/salmon-river-day-one-coho.html


Day 2 The Kings
When the Lake Ontario salmon come up through the Salmon River, the first couple miles are through the Douglaston Salmon Run, a privately-owned, fee-fishing area. I decided to try this on Saturday morning, maybe get lucky with a fresh run of salmon. Fewer people spread out over a greater distance than the previous day, so I was able to find a place by myself. If you've never stood in a swift, black river on a crisp, autumn morning waiting for the sun to come up, I recommend it.

I hooked a very strong fish on about my third cast but lost him quickly. A half dozen more passed me, heading upstream in short bursts of wild energy, throwing themselves up and forward towards one of two final destinations: a spawning bed or a smoke house. But by the time it was fully light out the fishing was slow and stayed that way so I headed back to the previous day's spot, where I finally hooked and landed a decent King Salmon. That's me, for some reason, seemingly playing air guitar with my catch. It's hard to land these fish when you're by yourself, I got this one sort of beached in a shallow area and a nearby angler helped me out and then snapped the picture for me.

It was rewarding, after spending ten minutes or so fighting a fish, to get to hold it. And finally getting a photo of a fish was a relief, so I broke for lunch.

Going in to the afternoon I was relaxed. If I didn't catch another fish I had already enjoyed myself thoroughly, fought several fish, landed two and photographed one. Anything more would be icing on the cake. Well the icing came fast and furious, as I found a great spot and started hooking big salmon left and right. And people around me were hooking up too, huge fish jumping and splashing everywhere, the sound like kids cannonballing into a pool one after the other. One fish I hooked not more than ten feet from where I was standing, he bolted across the river and took 90 feet of flyline and half my backing with him. Then he charged straight back to me. The immediate and unexpected slack in the line, coupled with my furious reeling to regain it, resulted in the backing getting tangled around the tip of my rod. This would instantly result in a shattered rod once the fish took up the slack, and that event was going to happen very quickly. So I put the reel-end of the rod down in the water behind me and quickly tried to free the rod tip before my hand became part of the equation and really ruined the rest of the weekend. Success! I got control of my equipment and the fish, and landed him in a nearby shallow cove with the help of a kid who had been watching the whole fiasco with interest and/or amusement.

My arms still burning from that one I flipped my fly into the water to rearrange some equipment and gather myself, and hooked up again. This one headed upstream and I waded upstream after it, chatting some nice guys along the way. Then the fish turns around and as I pass the same guys again it really dawns on me: these fish just have a plan, and I'm not part of it. That afternoon marked the first time my arms ever got really, really tired from fishing. My best half day of salmon fishing yet, could it get any better?
Credit - http://flyfishin.blogspot.com/2006/10/salmon-river-day-two-kings.html


Published Oct. 4 - Fly Fishing For Steelhead - Cool Vid!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuKlQ0mJf7Q&feature=em-uploademail
From my buddies @ Fishing Addicts Northwest


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ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Magical Spring Steelhead Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiyfSkx_cc (Video Credit "Repeat Client" Allen K.)

Money Back Guarantee!  Complementary Top Secret (Ssssh!) Guide Tips on ADVANCED Fish Locations to help YOU catch more fish on the Salmon River Pulaski NY.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2TUdtz730&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS&index=4

3 Prime and Basic Current Breaks in every pool you should know about to help YOU catch more fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rXmooawm0&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

Where to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVVmqS0gjM&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=8

Humor:
I'm the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested ;)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOp8QPNEyc  FISH ON!

My Video Jokes for Today  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12YczdG2a8
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Please stop back for more detailed info. on the fish and the run as we get closer. If anything Major happens... Ill post it here.

If your looking to book a fishing trip for this Fall Salmon or early Steelhead, Ive still got a FEW prime dates open.
I'm very lucky, to do what I enjoy and share it with all of you.
The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll mak'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
Randy Jones
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King and Coho Salmon top to bottom of the Salmon River in the Pulaski Altmar NY area. Offering all anglers opportunity, no matter where your a fish'n.
Over all last week - A medium to fair % of anglers were playing with a good number of Salmon, while others are finding a few and a normal number of anglers aren't finding any to play with. This is very normal, no matter your experince level and or where you are fishing.
Some folks are a fish'n, while others are do'n a lil catch'n. Everyone is all smiles, having fun and enjoying there time on the water.

Lot's of Salmon still in Lake Ontario, ready to enter the Salmon River Estuary. Lot's in the Estuary to the Salmon River, ready to enter and run it. They are waiting on 1 thing! YOU to get here!
For the first time this season, I'd recommend you make the trip up. The fish are here and jus waiting for your perfectly cast (aheeeem) fly or bait ;)

Todays Tip: Wed. - Thurs. Best push of Coho's for the season with some pretty good #'s of kings entering the river. Friday, low #'s of Salmon entered the river. I'd plan my fishing location according to this, unless I plan to fish a major pool anywhere on the river.

Heard on Friday there wasn't a space to breathe (Very crowded) in the lower river. Glad I was mid. to up river. Hardly a sole around us, sometimes know one for a quarter mile. The most company we had were some feisty Coho and BIG King Salmon. Ye-Haa!
This weekend, if you dont like crowds, fish the middle section of river.

Rain and low light forecast thru Monday. Major run any day now? Whirs my crystal ball.


DEC Announces Water Conservation Measures to Maintain Salmon River Flows
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/16822b1#.V-6WMj7hI-8.facebook

DEC has closed the Lower Fly Fishing Area on the Salmon River in conjunction with the reduced water flows (185cfs) to protect the hatcheries fish egg supply. This closure applies only to the Lower Fly Area.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208328334303522&set=pcb.10208328335063541&type=3&theater
Pic. Credits - Shane Muckey


Largest concentrations of Salmon presently are in the Major Prime Holding Pools. (Best bet presently, but will also be the most crowded.)
I'm seeing 20-30 Salmon rolling and or splashing in the morn'n in all the major pools. Not all the Salmon in the pool do this, so there are always more in the pool then what you see on the surface.
I always enjoy seeing them splash and or roll in the hole as it gives you hope, excitement and opportunity. FISH ON - BABY!
Major Prime Holding Pools - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6
Go for a walk if you dont like crowd's in these major pools, thats what I do. Fewer fish, less anglers, but yer never know. Sometimes that nice pod of hard fight'n Salmon is jus around the next bend in the river.

Some in a Transitional state - running the river. Temporary Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4

Mid. to up river Im noticing 1-2-3 Salmon, small to medium sized pods to 40-50 salmon holding mid-day in some of the Prime Transitional Holding spots. (where they rest mid. day)
All waiting for the next low-light period to continue their journey up river. Prime Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

BIG SALMON RUN! Here is a Video I made for you that helps explain what helps and encourages the Salmon to make a BIG RUN! - (Might help you plan your trip?) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS

NEW Salmon Open Dates - Wade Only - 2 person Max. for qaulity.
Oct. 4-7.

Drift Boat Steelhead Open Dates to Guide:
Nov. 1.
Dec. 2, 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-27, 29-30. (These dates are being booked almost daily)

Steelhead season is just around the corner. Give me a ring! 315 963 2065. Emails are best - randysjones@earthlink.net
$275 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing.
$350 for 2 anglers.


LOOONG REPORT - Hope Yer in a Comfortable Chair ;)
Sat. - Slow for fresh Salmon entering the river. Approx. 30 fish sighted. Weekends are like that sometimes in the lower lower river with increased angler and boat pressure. Sometimes its a gamble. You need to quit your day job and come up mid-week ;)

Sunday - Some fish entered the river with some anglers getting occasional hook ups and some not. I guess having the opportunity to hook into a fish of a life time..... is better than getting poked with a sharp stick. :)

Mon - Mix of Kings and Coho's entered the river.  So-so for some anglers, ok for others and pretty good for someothers.

Tues. - A good # of Salmon are in the Estuary, getting ready to enter and run the river.

Wed - A good number of Coho entered the river with some Chinooks mixed in. Nice fishing day!

Thurs. - Reeeeel nice run of Coho and King Salmon entered the river.  Water dropped to 185cfs this am. Still plenty of water for the fish to run in.

Fri. - So-so # of Salmon entered the lower river. Not as many as Wed. - Thurs. But, right spot, right time and experince always helps.


River Ramblings:
As I floated by several anglers in the drift boat last week, they kiddingly ribbed me for not posting a more current fishing report. We laughed! I'll normally do 1 update a week now, since I'm guiding almost daily.

All the anglers I said HI to on the river this past week as I float by them in the drift boat were all smiles and having fun. Most (not all) reported back to me that there fishing for the day was slooow. But enjoying the day all the same. I asked 1 angler if he wanted my fishing report for the day and he said no, he already knew what it was, slooow. We both laughed!

"Repeat" Client Recent Fishing Report:
Hi Randy. It was a really good day on the river...I landed 2 Kings and played with 11 others. I fished the afternoon only and had steady action from 1 pm until I left at 5:30pm (my arms got sore from trying to land freight trains). Going back in the morning for an all day trip. I saw over 40 salmon in the spot I was at....not sure about other places, but only 1 other guy and me were hooking up constantly while others got nothing. I attribute that to what you taught me on the guided trips in the past. Best fishes, Mike Greer

Randy, That big pod of Kings moved Sat. so I fished another spot today and landed a Coho and 2 Browns. Mike Greer
Thanks for the Report's and Congrats Mike!


Why do Salmon Roll in the Hole?
No one knows for sure, not even fish biologist's. I've heard there has never been a study done. 1 fish biologist says he thinks the females roll to loosen there skein as there body is going thru a change as the eggs develop. Ever stretch in the morning after a sound sleep?
Another seasoned expert salmon angler says, they are jus looking around while another say's these are fish on the move and finally I say, they are jus happy fish ;)
My recent guest joked after he asked me why do they roll in the hole with my above answers - They are jus checking out the Fall Foliage.

Who knows for sure.... but, what it does tell you is you have a presence of fish. Which all anglers are happy to see and gives you an indication on where you might try fishing.

Another critical thing that most anglers dont realize (because they dont know there habitat or cant see the bottom) is that normally there is a current break they are sitting on or below these rolling fish. Could be a seam, depression, tail of a hole, change in water speed or big boulder, etc....
Regardless, it pays to remember where these rolling fish are at so in future trips, even if they are not rolling, you will know there is a current change or structural change in the river bottom that holds fish that you should target.

In closing - Why do fish roll? Who really cares. But, what you should care about is they are plainly showing you where to target. I use them as an indicator.
There is a structural or current change (current break) in the rivers bottom that they use to hold whether in a transitional holding state or prime holding lye.
By paying close attention to mother natures signature clues, you'll be on your way to FISH ON!!


Salmon River NY Fishing Countdown Article
In four days I will head north to the Salmon River in New York to try and catch salmon, steelhead, big brown trout or any combination of those three. I've already started packing: 8-weight rod and reel, waders, studded boots, lucky hat, beer, cigars, advil, camera. A year ago I went for the first time and had some success, thanks to my friend Steve who brought me there and showed me how to catch - and land - fish that were larger than any fish I had ever seen, let alone hooked.

I caught only salmon last year. The serious anglers up there all want steelhead, and many of them don't like hooking into salmon because it takes a long time to land one and that's time that could be spent fishing for steelhead. Me? I think it will be quite a long time before I get tired of hooking a 25 or 30 pound Chinook and watching - and, more importantly, hearing - ninety feet of fly line leave my reel in a matter of seconds. That's fun. Something that surprised me about my previous trip there was how much fun it was to just watch other anglers catch and land fish. Something about seeing an 8-weight fly rod bent over in an upside down 'U,' accompanied by the sound of a screaming reel, whether it belongs to you or the guy next to you.
Credit - http://flyfishin.blogspot.com/2006/10/salmon-river-countdown.html

Sept. 23 Article - Why decreased stocking of Salmon wont effect your fishing, Much?
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2016/09/dec_lake_ontario_chinook_salmon_stocking_cuts_wont_affect_the_fishing_much.html

Sept. 24 article - Nice Intro. to the Salmon River NY Fish Hatchery.
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2016/09/dec_salmon_river_fish_hatchery_open_house_marks_beginning_of_annual_salmon_run_v.html


Stocking Salmon:
Last couple of year's was the first time I wasn't in charge of stocking all the BIG Salmon at the mouth of the river for everyone to catch. Maybe thats why they were slooooow years? This year Im stocking them at 1am. into the Estuary, how am I doing? ;)


Mail Bag:
Hey Randy , thanks for the insight and update. It's a sat mid morning during peak season and your not fishing? Strange

Yup, I'm very fortunate to be running a very busy - profitable guide biz. for over 30 years. When your new, its easiest to work and or book all weekends, holidays and peek times.
When your an old fart like me (and some of you - yukyuk), you can work when you want too, not because you have too.
I'm lucky to not have to work during these peek times and enjoy working all my M-F's all season and helping 4-5 local referal guides out with my massive over flow of trips.
Plus, like you, we all need a day off now and again, so why not take them during the busiest day's on the river and only guide your guest's when there are the least # of anglers fishing, offering them greater opportunity. Not bragging, but...... ;) Best Fish's, Randy

Client Fishing Testimonial:
Randy, Thanks for another great fishing outing. I appreciate your extensive knowledge and experience that you so willingly share. It was a great day and netting and releasing a BIG 30 lb. beautiful King Salmon was the icing on the cake! Looking forward to fishing with you in November. Bill Newton.
Thanks for your kind and generous words Bill! Ill see you in Nov. for our Steelhead trip.


TODAYS VIDEO - Might help ya catch more fish?
Whether its a:
1. Temporary Transitional Resting Spot - Which is where the fish stops at temporarily while in a Transitional mode (running the river)
2. Prime Transitional Resting Area - Which is where the fish stops to rest mid day.
3. Prime Holding Location - Which is where the fish holds for an extended period of time. Days, a month and for Steelhead and Brown Trout all Fall, Winter and into the Spring.

They ALL have 1 main and critically important thing in common. They all are Current Breaks.

A Current Break is a structural - change of water speed in the river.
The #1 determining factor on how long a fish will sit on these Current Breaks, is solely determined by the qaulity of the Current Break
Because all fish in the Salmon River use these C. B.'s to conserve energy and rest, then so should you when your fishing here.

Todays video is about the 3 Main, Basic and Critically Important Current Breaks in every Pool that ALL species of fish in the Salmon River NY use whether they are in a transitional stage or a holding stage. These are areas that well produce fish for YOU on a daily basis when your fishing up here. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rXmooawm0&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

The 3 main, basic and critically important C.B's in a pool are:
1. Head of hole-pool
2. Gut, deepest part or hole within the hole of the pool.
3. Tail of hole or pool.

1 - The head of the hole-pool is a current break. The deepest part of the head of the pool is where you'll find a LOT of fish.
Other important current breaks in a pool are the Seam and any Big Boulders.

2 -  The Gut or deepest part of the hole-pool is like a magnet to fish.

3 - Lastly, we have the tail of the hole-pool. IF the deepest part of the hole is in the tail of the pool, then keep that spot to yourself!

Sooo, why are these 3 C. B.'s so important to you as an angler? Im glad you asked!
Primarily as an angler's, we are hunters.
Our goal when fishing is to find our quarries weaknesses and then exploit them to help you to catch more fish.
Since all fish in the Salmon River use these critically important C.B.'s in a pool to rest and survive, so should you.
So we need to target our fishing in these Prime Structural - speed of water CB's that the fish use to help increase your catch rate.


Other Prime examples of Resting C.B.s that the fish will use while transitioning up the river are:
1 Head of the hole.
2 The seams on either side of the main flow in the hole. (Thats where the fast water meets the slow or what we call frog water)
3 Any big boulders or large rocks in the hole.
4 Deepest part of the hole.
5 Tail of the hole.
6 The seam on the inside bend of the river.
7 Behind a shallow area that breaks the current.
8 Any big rocks or boulders that are in the deepest part of the river that the fish use to navigate it.
9 A lil 4 to 6 inch drop in the rivers bottom.
10 Tree's that have fallen into the river that are creating a seam.
11 There are more CBs, but these are the main ones, unless I forgot one of them. (hay, what do you want for free!)

To simplify all this, the fish use all the current breaks in the river. BUT, probably 90% of the river they simply swim thru it and dont stop. These areas should be avoided like the plague. As Lou Tabory once said, There is a LOT of empty water out there.

The fun part about some of these CBs is some are not visible to the naked eye and can only be found by:
1 Time On the Water.
2 Have an experienced friend show them to you.
3 Float over them in some type of water craft.
4 Find them when you bump into them on your drift while fishing.
5 Wade around in the river. Thats how I originally learned the entire river one summer. I walked and waded the entire length over 3 days with a note pad and pen in low water.
I even asked a guy what the name of the pool was that I was studying and he told me it was called the Sportsmans pool. Him and I still laugh about that day, many flies ago.
And finally
Higher a guide. I always enjoy explaining in great detail the CBs and habitat on the river to my guest's. My primary goal when guiding you is to help you to become self-sufficient, so you dont need my help anymore. Your knowledge of habitat is one of the key components to achieve this.
One of the highest unspoken complements Im paid on this river is seeing my past guest's out fishing a spot on there own, with success! I get a LOT of referal  business from those folks.

In closing:
What makes all CBs so interesting and challenging to understand as an angler is:
1 Some CBs are only used by the fish while in a Trans. Stage while running up the river or down it. Some for only a few seconds, minutes to all day.
2 Some CBs are used for several days, an entire Month to 5-6 months.
3 Some CBs are only used in the Fall before the water temp. drops. Some CBs are only used during the Winter, after the water temp. has dropped. And finally some CBs are only used during the Fall for Salmon, November for Brown Trout and the Spring for Steelhead.
So some CBs are only used during certain stages of the fish's life.
4. Some CBs are only used during certain water flow levels. Low, medium and high water changes the CBs that the fish key in on and use. Our water levels are always changing and the fish change along with it and so should you.

Folks, What makes an experienced steelhead or salmon angler on the Salmon River?
One of the most critically important things is to have a complete and Thorough understanding of is CBs and when and how the fish use them.  This knowledge will definitely put YOU into the 10% of the anglers that catch 90% of the fish, here on the Salmon River.

I sincerely hope you found Todays video-post Entertainingly Informative or Mildly Education and helps you to better understand these productive fishing C.B.s on the Salmon River and helps you, to catch more fish.
May all YOUR doorknobs smell of BIG Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout!


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ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Magical Spring Steelhead Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiyfSkx_cc (Video Credit "Repeat Client" Allen K.)

Money Back Guarantee!  Complementary Top Secret (Ssssh!) Guide Tips on ADVANCED Fish Locations to help YOU catch more fish on the Salmon River Pulaski NY.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2TUdtz730&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS&index=4

Where to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVVmqS0gjM&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=8

Humor:
I'm the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested ;)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOp8QPNEyc  FISH ON!

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Over this last week we have had a combination of so-so, ok to good days of fresh Salmon (Kings and Coho's) entering the river, for this week. Which is normal. We are starting to see more consistency. The entire river is filling up nicely with Salmon! No major run yet.
For the first time this season Im happy to report we have Salmon Top to Bottom of the Salmon River in all the normal spots. Not a lot yet, but enouph to give all anglers opportunity, no matter where your a fish'n.


TODAY'S Salmon Fishing Tips:
Basic Fish Movement Happening NOW, related to Current Breaks:
As usual, fish are running up the river while resting in their Temporary Transitional Holding Spots (Small C.B.'s - pockets) for a short amount of time, before moving to the next pocket. This movement normally continues until approx. 9:30 - 10 am.
Temporary Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4

Then holding for the middle of the day in their Prime Transitional Holding Locations (larger pockets, small pools and runs) and the Largest Pools and Runs.
Prime Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Then in the evening at approx. 6pm, they continue running again.

This precise movement will happen everyday for the next few weeks. Throw in optimal conditions and they could run all day.

I normally move around to these different and precise locations (C.B's), depending on what the fish are telling me to do.
Or, you could jus fish the Pools for the ones that are Holding and have all of their needs met for the next 2-3 weeks, before they hit the gravel.
Prime Holding Pools - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6

In closing, the fish use these C.B.s to rest and conserve energy while running the river and holding in it for an extended period of time and so should you while your fishing up here. There is a lot of empty water out there.
Best Fish's,
Randy

BIG SALMON RUN! Here is a Video I made for you that helps explain what helps and encourages the Salmon to make a BIG RUN! - (Might help you plan your trip?) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS

Steelhead season is just around the corner. Give me a ring! 315 963 2065. Emails are best - randysjones@earthlink.net
$275 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing.
$350 for 2 anglers.

My Steelhead Open Dates to Guide:
Nov. 1. (This will be gone by the end of next week, if not sooner)
Dec. 2, 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-27, 29-30. (These dates are being booked almost daily)


LOOONG REPORT - Hope Yer in a Comfortable Chair ;)
Sept. 15 - A small run of about 100 Chinooks entered the mouth of river. Best day so far reported in Pulaski - Ball park area. (these would be the ones that entered the mouth of river over the previous 2 days)

Sept. 16 - Salmon movement slowed considerably today compared to Thursday, entering the mouth of the river. Approx. 25 spotted.

Sept. 17 - Estuary a lil slower with a few Salmon. Barely any fish entering the mouth. Some anglers fishing the lower - lower river spotted and played with some, while others did not.
Down town Pulaski and Ball Park area was slow, so-so to ok (for this early) with approx. 30 Salmon hooked up with approx. 40 spotted running up the river. Some anglers found the fishing slooow in this area.

Got a report yesterday that some Salmon in better #'s are finally making their presence known up river. Great news, cause there weren't many up there earlier this week when I floated it (which is normal for this week, up river)
All the ones that came in this last week will be filtering in up there starting Monday, with more after that daily. There are Coho and King Salmon up there now!

Last weekend was generally so-so. Depending on experince level, right time, right spot.

Monday we had a better push of approx. 100 to 200 fish enter the lower river. The fishing in the town of Pulaski and above in the Ball Park area was pretty good.

Tues. A fair # of fresh Salmon entered the river last evening - night. Anglers are doing good in the lower end of the river with a pretty good push. Best run so far this season. Plenty of fish! The fishing is the best presently from 2A down.
Lake Ontario - Still a pile of fish out in 100 ft of water and closer, in front of the Salmon River.

Wed. - Nice, steady, normal push of approx. 200 Salmon entered the mouth of the river.

Thurs -Approx. 300 fish entered .

Fri. - Another normal run of Salmon #'s entered the river today.
Drift boat Up river we are seeing some King and Coho Salmon in transition - running the rapids during low light periods. Some holding in their mid. day spots. While most others are in the pools.


Todays New Angler Tips for Salmon and Steelhead:
Increase the odds of landing your Trophy Salmon when others are near - Call your fish out!:

When the river gets busy during Salmon Season, its much more enjoyable when all anglers fishing and hooking up communicate well with each other.
This cuts down on someone accidentally casting over your line when your fighting your fish and causing you to lose it, in all the excitement.
5 Basic LOUD Communicating Terms:
1 - Fish ON!! (Don't be a sissy and whisper it, know one will hear you ;) HOLLER IT and be PROUD!
2 - Com'n Down! - Means the fish is running down river, so those anglers below you should either pull there lines out of the water and stop fishing or at least be aware that your fish is in there area.
3 - Com'n Up! - Means the fish is running up the river, so those anglers above you should either pull there lines out of the water and stop fishing or at least be aware that your fish is in there area.
4 - Com'n across! - Means the fish is moving across the river, so the opposing anglers across from you should either pull there lines out of the water and stop fishing or at least be aware that your fish is in there area.
5 - Fish OFF! This is a polite way of letting those anglers that stopped fishing to allow you to fight your fish, to be able to fish again.
Repeat the above as needed

If everyone communicates, then it makes for a fun and exciting time and allows everyone an increased chance of landing that TROPHY fish of a lifetime, when other anglers are present.

P.S. - The person with the Fish On always has the right of way and all other anglers should be aware at all times of what is going on around them. This means up river, down river and across the river.
Even tho the angler with the fish on has the right of way. That does NOT give them the right to blindly walk right thru where you fishing. I always back-up towards the bank and follow - fight my fish up or down the river, communicating with others as needed.
Some folks dont call out there fish, so thats why its important to pay attention at all times. I'd hate to be the one responsible for breaking off the only fish the angler hooks all day and vise versa.
If someone DOES cast over your line while your fighting your fish, then 99.99% of the time, its because either YOU didnt call it out (repeat if necessary) or LOUD enouph or the angler was standing in the rapids and could not hear you or the angler is older and a lil hard of hearing or they are new and didnt know any better.

Its never done on purpose, mistakes happen and no one is perfect........... so its reeeelly no big deal and should be treated as such, in my opionion.

Now, if the same guy cast's over your line 3-4 times, then........... ;)


VERY Common - New angler standing to deep in the hole, causing the fish not to hold and blow right past you hurting everyone in the pool:
 My first step is to ask the angler (who is obviously new) if I might offer him a few tips on how he could catch a few more fish.

I find being overly polite, works much better than the other way...... ;)

Then I explain how he could increase his odds of catching a few more fish if he was to take a few steps back so the fish will stop and hold. They have always been very appreciative and usually thank me again after they hook-up or hire me for there next guided trip up here.
We were all new once and I was probably guilty of standing to deep in the excitement of it all.


Todays Humor and Fishing Etiquette:
Are YOU a Poser? ;)
Some of us have a term of endearment for anglers who just stand there with a fish on below them for a long time, in a good spot with other anglers being polite and giving that angler room, unable to fish as there line is in front of them.
We jokingly call them "a poser". Like they are posing for a picture, instead of following there fish and trying to stay even with it or putting the wood to'm.

Hey Randy,
I was fishing a popular spot. A lady with some guy friends started to fish above me. She hooks a Steelhead and just stands there. The fish moves down the hole and she just lets it sit there. Tying up the hole and know one could fish as her line was covering the entire pool. This lasted about 15 minutes. No one suggested anything to her. No one could fish with her line in front of everyone. Shouldn't she have "put the wood" to it? Tried to stay even with it?
Unhappily, Fred

Well Fred,
Lot's of new fair weather anglers out on Sat. (Good for the local economy!)
We were all new once :) Thats how I usually look at it.
After 30 some years of fishing here, it keeps me from getting irritated. :)

I agree, put the wood to it.
Getting it in fast'r and not tying up the fishing for everyone else.
Or, like you said, try to stay even or below the fish. (Tires fast'r) Listen to the fish and it will tell you what to do.
If all the anglers in a specific spot can not follow there fish due to deep water, then we all simply take a lil break. Everyone works together.
Once in a blue moon Ill suggest "politely" getting even with it. Better for the fish, better for the angler, for many reasons. Plus, everyone can fish.
I always get a thank you in return.

Realistically, I find that if you dont know this and have never had it explained to you, then you simply dont know.

Sounds like the guy's could - should have given her the above tips, then everyone would have been happier, especially the fish.
We were all new once. :) and I probably was a poser then too. Didnt know any better until it was explained to me. :)

On a reeeel funny note:
Years ago during the height of Salmon season I've heard tails of an angler that would simply walk out into the river and cut there line. :)
On a positive note, maybe our insight will help others who are new to this amazing fishery!
Best Fish's,
Randy
For more FUN on this, check out Salmon Time -  http://www.salmontime.com/index.php?threads/are-you-a-poser.595/


Another angler standing uncomfortably to close to you?
During the height of Salmon Season, in a good spot, some anglers will stand uncomfortably to close to you. I figure in this scenario, if I have a rods length between myself and the next angler, Im good! (In my opionion)
BUT, if the angler wants to try shoulder to shoulder when you were there first, here is a funny comment you can try, that might get ya a lil more room!
You know sir, if you stand any closer, we will have to get married ;)
For more FUN on this, check out Salmon Time - http://www.salmontime.com/index.php?threads/what-do-you-do-when-anglers-stand-uncomfortably-to-close-to-you.899/


Mail Bag Humor and Tip to not Break your Rod:
Hi Randy, Mark and I are excited to go fishing with you later this month in the drift boat, Steve
Hi Steve, Me too! Please remember, you should be on your diet now, so I don't have to row your fat ass's around all day (yuk-yuk)

Sooo Randy, What's the very-very best way to keep my rod from exploding when fighting and doing battle with a BIG King Salmon? Joe
Hi Joe, Im glad you asked, Jus hand me your rod - yukyuk ;)

((Great, after my sarcastic joke..... now I feel obligated to write the below for you))

TOP 3 WAY'S to avoid EXPLODING your rod on any fish, of any BIG size and weight. Im talking from experince here folks ;)

#1 Rule - Rods will easily explode on you when you put your hand ABOVE the cork (hand grip) for extra leverage on rod blank. Sure, on lil trout you measure by the inch, it's never broken. But, how about a 30 plus pound King Salmon. Even a 10 pound Steelhead will cause your rod to break - explode if it's mishandled by you.
Dont blame the manufacture, its your fault! These fish are equal opportunity rod breakers and dont care how much or how lil you spent on your rod. Rods are meant to be flexed fully. So by placing your hand above the cork, it isn't and it will EXPLODE!

2. Check your ferrals thru out the day. (A ferrel is where the pieces of your rod join together) No matter the price you pay for your rod, they do come loose thru out the day. By checking them every few hour's you should be ok.
If your ferrules are loose and your rod is doubled over on a BIG fish, it will break everytime.

3. Remember when your rod fell off the roof of your car? Or, got a nick in it from a split shot or lead eyes on your streamer? Even if you do all of the above, that nick, is your weakest link. I will guarantee you, that that is where it will break when your rod is doubled over on a BIG fish!

In closing,
When you drop your grandmas finest china on the floor, it breaks. Her china was not made to be dropped on the floor. Your rod is no different. If you remember that your fishing rod is similar to your grandma's finest china and follow rules #1 and #2, you'll be ok.


TODAYS VIDEO - Might help ya catch more fish?
Whether its a:
1. Temporary Transitional Resting Spot - Which is where the fish stops at temporarily while in a Transitional mode (running the river)
2. Prime Transitional Resting Area - Which is where the fish stops to rest mid day.
3. Prime Holding Location - Which is where the fish holds for an extended period of time. Days, a month and for Steelhead and Brown Trout all Fall, Winter and into the Spring.

They ALL have 1 main and critically important thing in common. They all are Current Breaks.

A Current Break is a structural - change of water speed in the river.
The #1 determining factor on how long a fish will sit on these Current Breaks, is solely determined by the qaulity of the Current Break
Because all fish in the Salmon River use these C. B.'s to conserve energy and rest, then so should you when your fishing here.

Todays Video is on Foundational and ADVANCED Fish Locations for locating and targeting the most fish on your trip up here. This is one of my favorites and its critically important for your fishing interest's!
You'll normally only get this type of advanced fishing info. by paying a guide for it. So this one is on the house! - You guys owe me BIG TIME for this BOULDER! - How about remembering me when you want to hire a guide up here or your referring some friends for a guide here?
By the way, These tips comes with a money back guarantee!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2TUdtz730&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS&index=4 - Please SHARE and Subscribe.

Soooo, the lesson for today is there are 3 Basic and 4 Advanced ways to locate and target Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Atlantic Salmon when they are running the river and holding.

Basic:
1. When the Salmon and Steelhead are running, fish there Temporary Transitional Resting Points as they make there way up the river. Otherwise, you are fishing to fish that are not stopping, decreasing your odds greatly, in my opionion.
2. Once they stop to hold for the remainder of the day, fish these Prime Transitional Holding waters.
3. Fish the pools. After all, they aren't going anywhere soon.

Advanced:
4. The best is to find a spot that is a combination of all 3 of the above Basic's. (Or, a spot that has all 3 in close proximity, so you can jump around according to what the fish are telling you to do)
5. Combine everything Ive jus mentioned above and find a place above a looong stretch of rapids. The fish get tired after running these rapids. These fish will be in this spot for a long period of time, offering you opportunity all day!
6. Combine everything Ive jus mentioned above and make sure that your spot has 98% of the fish in a transitional stage, move into it. This will offer you a Ton of opportunity!
7. Combine everything Ive jus mentioned above and pick a spot that compresses and or concentrates them. On a dime, like a sardine can, trash can lid or the size of a car, bus or garage. This cuts down on all the guess work and allows you to present your offering to all the fish on every drift.

8. The VERY BEST place to fish? Is anywhere I'm not! - yukyuk
 
By utilizing everything Ive jus mentioned, you will have the most fish in front of you for the greatest period of time in a concentrated area offering you the greatest opportunity to present your offering to ALL of them. Fish ON and ON and ON! - Baby!!

Now you know what I look for when guiding folks like yourself!


Other Prime examples of Resting Current Breaks that the fish will use while transitioning up the river are:
Prime places to try fishing -
1 Head of the hole.
2 The seams on either side of the main flow in the hole. (Thats where the fast water meets the slow or what we call frog water)
3 Any big boulders or large rocks in the hole.
4 Deepest part of the hole.
5 Tail of the hole.
6 The seam on the inside bend of the river.
7 Behind a shallow area that breaks the current.
8 Any big rocks or boulders that are in the deepest part of the river that the fish use to navigate it.
9 A lil 4 to 6 inch drop in the rivers bottom.
10 Tree's that have fallen into the river that are creating a seam.
11 There are more CBs, but these are the main ones, unless I forgot one of them. (hay, what do you want for free!)

To simplify all this, the fish use all the current breaks in the river. BUT, probably 90% of the river they simply swim thru it and dont stop. These areas should be avoided like the plague. As Lou Tabory once said, There is a LOT of empty water out there.

The fun part about some of these CBs is some are not visible to the naked eye and can only be found by:
1 Time On the Water.
2 Have an experienced friend show them to you.
3 Float over them in some type of water craft.
4 Find them when you bump into them on your drift while fishing.
5 Wade around in the river. Thats how I originally learned the entire river one summer. I walked and waded the entire length over 3 days with a note pad and pen in low water. I even asked a guy what the name of the pool was that I was studying and he told me it was called the Sportsmans pool. Him and I still laugh about that day, many flies ago.
And finally
Higher a guide. I always enjoy explaining in great detail the CBs and habitat on the river to my guest's. My primary goal when guiding you is to help you to become self-sufficient, so you dont need my help anymore. Your knowledge of habitat is one of the key components to achieve this. One of the highest unspoken complements Im paid on this river is seeing my past guest's out fishing a spot on there own, with success! I get a LOT of referal  business from those folks.

In closing:
What makes all Current Breaks so interesting and challenging to understand as an angler is:
1 Some CBs are only used by the fish while in a Trans. Stage while running up the river or down it. Some for only a few seconds, minutes to all day.
2 Some CBs are used for several days, an entire Month to 5-6 months.
3 Some CBs are only used in the Fall before the water temp. drops. Some CBs are only used during the Winter, after the water temp. has dropped. And finally some CBs are only used during the Fall for Salmon, November for Brown Trout and the Spring for Steelhead. So some CBs are only used during certain stages of the fish's life.
4. Some CBs are only used during certain water flow levels. Low, medium and high water changes the CBs that the fish key in on and use. Our water levels are always changing and the fish change along with it and so should you.

Folks, What makes an experienced steelhead or salmon angler on the Salmon River?
One of the most critically important things is to have a complete and thorough understanding of is CBs and when and how the fish use them.  This knowledge will definitely put YOU into the 10% of the anglers that catch 90% of the fish, here on the Salmon River.

I sincerely hope you found Todays video-post Entertainingly Informative or Mildly Education and helps you to better understand these productive fishing C.B.s on the Salmon River and helps you, to catch more fish.
May all YOUR doorknobs smell of BIG Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout!


I Made These For You - Please SHARE and Subscribe.
ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Magical Spring Steelhead Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiyfSkx_cc (Video Credit "Repeat Client" Allen K.)

3 Prime and Basic Current Breaks in every pool you should know about to help YOU catch more fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rXmooawm0&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

Where to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVVmqS0gjM&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=8

Humor:
I'm the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested ;)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOp8QPNEyc  FISH ON!

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Please stop back for more detailed info. on the fish and the run as we get closer. If anything Major happens... Ill post it here.

If your looking to book a fishing trip for this Fall Salmon or early Steelhead, Ive still got a FEW prime dates open.
I'm very lucky, to do what I enjoy and share it with all of you.
The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll mak'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
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This last week has been the best yet for better #'s of Salmon entering the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. (Which is normal)
Over the last week anglers have found the King and Coho Salmon fishing either sloooow, so-so, ok, good to pretty good for Mid. Sept. Most of the action has been in the lower river.

We have some Salmon in transition - running up the entire river daily. (King Salmon on average will run 1 to 3 miles per day. And Coho Salmon can run the river in a single day)
Temporary Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4

We have some Salmon holding Mid. Day in there Prime Transitional Holding Locations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

And some that are stopping along the way and holding in the larger Pools. (Normally, these fish wont be leaving these pools until approx. Oct. 1. If the BIG run is late, like last year, then they will start to leave these Major pools Mid. Oct.))
Prime Holding Pools - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6

If fishing the Salmon River anytime soon, I'd recommend either "gambling" the lower river for fresh Salmon running up it or the Prime Holding Locations (Pools) in the rest of the river.

As usual for Mid. Sept. we are seeing more Salmon staging in Lake Ontario closer to the mouth of the Salmon River. More Salmon moving into the Estuary of the Salmon River. And more Salmon entering and running the River Daily.
Add in the other Salmon (Kings and Coho's) that have entered the river over the last few weeks.

And its starting to add up with many more thousands to come! Ye-Haa!

Normally during Mid. Sept. you will start to see a probable average of 25 - 50 to 75 Salmon enter the river each day. With a possible 100 to hopefully 150, if all conditions perfectly alien. (weather, water temp., fish feel like running, etc..)
Following week, normally, you'll start to see a probable average of 50 - 75 - 100 each day. With a possible 150 to hopefully 200, if all conditions perfectly alien. (weather, water temp., fish feel like running, etc..)
Last week of Sept., normally on average 150 to 300 Salmon each day. With a possible 1,000 to 3,000 (Major Run!) on the last couple days of Sept. or into the first week of Oct.
(Please note the # of times I said, normally, probable, average, possible and hopeful. The above is for a normal Salmon season. Since its Mid. Sept. its to early for anyone to know exactly :)

BIG SALMON RUN! Here is a Video I made for you that helps explain what helps and encourages the Salmon to make a BIG RUN! - (Might help you plan your trip?) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS

Crystal Ball Fishing Forecast:
Sat. evening, night and Sunday we could have our first ok - descent - push or run. Or at least the best #'s of fish entering the river this season. (Rain, etc...)

Lower Fly Zone is Open - (Please see the Special Regs. for fishing either of the Fly Zones, if your new up here)

Todays Humorous thought provoking Q - Fishing reports from the bottom 3 miles of river:
If you have 2 anglers fishing the top of 3 mile stretch, 2 anglers fishing middle of 3 mile stretch and 2 anglers fishing bottom of 3 mile stretch.
And each group of 2 anglers reports they saw 3 Salmon to the person writing fishing report. Would that make 9 salmon total sighted?
Or the same 3 fish sighted, running this 3 mile stretch for the day?
Jus my "humorous observational spin" from reading a fishing report for this "great fishing" 3 mile stretch :)

9/16 DSR am. Report from bottom 3 miles of river -  Reports this morning are that salmon were moving in groups of 6-12 at a time, and are blasting through "in a hurry" - there was also a report this morning of regular movement of salmon through the upper property line.
Some clients in the middle of the run have already experienced double-digit hookups this morning - a repeat of the action in the same area from yesterday.
DSR Credit - http://www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/Fishing-Report.aspx

Steelhead season is just around the corner. Give me a ring! 315 963 2065. Emails are best - randysjones@earthlink.net
$275 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing.
$350 for 2 anglers.

My Steelhead Open Dates to Guide:
Nov. 1, 4, 21, 22, 25. (These will be gone by the end of Sept.)
Dec. 2, 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-27, 29-30.


LOOONG REPORT - Hope Yer in a Comfortable Chair ;)
Not many anglers fishing, but the few that are, that know the lower river like the inside of there pocket are doing so-so, ok to good! Depending on fish #'s. (For this early, with early season #'s)
Some anglers aren't catching a thing, except a nice fishing day on the river with opportunity;) 

9/13 Upper Salmon River Report:
I used the drift boat to float from Altmar to Pineville to have an early peek. I had a couple friends join me from Project Healing Waters that helps the Vets out. I didnt fish, but thoroughly enjoy the day with friends who did. We saw a few Salmon here and there in the early season spots, but mostly none. Hooked 2 up and lost them. Saw 1 roster tailing up the shallow rapids at high noon.

We wont count the Trophy Suckers or Dace my friends landed off their fly rods.

Only 12 other anglers out over this approx. 3 mile stretch, along with those Turkey Buzzards and several Osprey. Very Slooooow and Very normal for this early up there. Recommend down river for now.

One thing I couldn't figure out. Why did those Turkey Vultures keep circling above us old farts, all day, down the river?

I think they were waiting for us to die! ;)

For anyone floating this section in a water craft -  Clear sailing with no new dangerous stuff on this section.
1 new BIG tree is laying 1/2 way across and directly on top of the best part of the Upper Trestle hole. You can squeeze by it.
Also BIG tree stretching 1/2 to 3/4 way across the river at lower Fridge. You can squeeze by it also.


Today's Lower River Ramblings:
After 12 years or more (almost daily) of standing, watching, studying, counting fish and species to report to you in mid. Sept. in a Pinch area (compressed area that 98% of the fish stop for a spell) in the lower river, just above the mouth.
What I always found sometimes frustrating and or funny is... Sometimes in the am. there will be so many boats in the Estuary that it seems to sometimes have a negative effect and sometimes causes the Salmon to not feel all that comfortable to enter the river, until the evening when less boats are present.
Presently, those fish in the Estuary dont HAVE to run as there biological clock is ticking, but not to the extent where they feel like they HAVE to enter the river.

Also, repeat the above and throw in anglers standing at the mouth of the Salmon River, causing those fish that want to run getting spooked and turning around and going back into the Estuary and waiting until the evening when no anglers are standing at the mouth of the river.

Sooo, sometimes thats why the morning run in the lower end might leave you wanting, while other times your gamble pays off 10 fold. Its also the reason sometimes you will get more entering the river during the evening or at night.

I usually see the above having more of an effect on fish wanting to enter the river on weekends. (More anglers in the river and boats in the Estuary)

Its always funny (on occasion) at first light in the lower river, at this time of the year, by the mouth, when your filled with anticipation, when all of a sudden you see 100 Salmon rooster tailing down river thru the rapids when they have been spooked by anglers. Back into the Estuary.
What's also funny, I have never heard of anyone who cast's at the fish running down river ever hook one up. Thats coming from a few anglers with more experince than myself who have tried. Maybe you'll be the first! ;)


Good short read about why possible decreased Salmon Stocking.
Recent studies have shown that Chinook salmon raised by sportsmen in "net pens" for three weeks prior to stocking survive twice as well as those stocked by traditional, direct stocking methods. In addition, approximately half of the Chinook salmon in Lake Ontario are naturally reproduced, "wild" fish. In addition, New York and the Province of Ontario stock a combined 2.36 million Chinook salmon each year. Improved survival of pen-reared fish and the contribution of wild fish resulted in an additional six million Chinook salmon per year over the yearly average. While the high numbers of Chinook salmon have produced record-breaking angling, the population is increasing demand on Chinook salmon's primary prey, the alewife.

While the impact of relatively poor alewife survival in two successive winters was not apparent in 2016, DEC experts are concerned with its impact on the size of the adult alewife population in 2017 and beyond, as well as the adult alewife population's ability to sustain the large numbers of trout and salmon in the lake.

Alewife, which have limited tolerance to cold temperatures, are not native to the Great Lakes. The extremely cold winters of 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 resulted in poor survival of alewife produced in those years.
Meeting's to discuss above, etc... - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/163ee18


9/9 Article - What's the status of the Salmon River's fall salmon run?
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2016/09/whats_the_status_of_the_salmon_rivers_fall_salmon_run.html#incart_river_home

Amish Boat Launch at Pine Grove on the Salmon River
https://www.facebook.com/THEREVVOLUTION/videos/1013812738701347/

Work on the "River Trail" in Pulaski that runs next to the High Bridge Pool is coming along nicely. The black-top path is 8 feet wide. They have the main beams installed on one of the 2 bridges. Looks pretty heavy duty for a foot path.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207860692176678&set=pcb.10207860725177503&type=3&theater
Credit - SR Angler Paul Moore - https://www.facebook.com/paul.moore.77920526

20th Annual Salmon River Hatchery Open House & Family Day, September 24, 2016
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/162eb1d


A GREAT way to start your morning off over a cup of Joe!
Here are a few Salmon River Fishing Report websites I enjoy, that you would like also.
Nice Current Salmon River Chat room I enjoy. Ask a Q or follow the threads that interest you - http://www.salmontime.com/index.php
This site gives you a reel nice over view of the entire area's fishing, plus more - https://www.facebook.com/SteelHead101?ref=profile

These folks give good reports for the fresh fish entering the mouth of the lower river where they are located - http://www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/Fishing-Report.aspx
Here are some Local Shops that all have Unique Fishing Report Content, written by Expert Anglers in the know:
Whitaker's Sports Store and Motel - https://whitakers.com/blogs/daily-report
All Seasons Sports - http://www.allseasonssports.com/category-s/2093.htm
Fat Nancy's Tackle Shop - https://fatnancystackle.com/blogs/river-report
Salmon River Sports Shop - https://www.facebook.com/salmonriversportsshop?ref=profile
Fishing all of the above Business's a profitable season!
Randy Jones


Mail Bag - Testimonials and Best Steelhead Mo's:
Randy we both look forward to fishing with you again soon, it paid off this morning with Ethan doing a great job and landing a really nice salmon at the exact spot where you showed us and where you said we should fish on our own the next day.
Thanks again for a great day, Rob Shaner

Hi Rob, Super! Please tell your son Ethan I said Congrats! Was it a loooooong drive home for you? yukyuk

Randy, Thank you for having us. We great time and weather was superb !!! My Nephew and I are considering coming back again for steelhead, he is very committed and determined to land a big fat Steelhead...me too!
Prob. January or early Feb? What do u think and what is best time for Oncorhynchus ? Thank u, Pete

HI Pete, Any of those Month's are good, but Nov. and Dec. is also reeeel good and a lil warmer. Jan. and Feb. can get on the frozen, freezing cold, uncomfortable side. If you wanted Jan. or Feb. I'd recommend checking the weather first and then contact me. Those months I always have a lot of openings and booking me last minute is a great way to hand pick a nice day where you will be more comfortable. Also, less chance of me canceling the trip due to dangerous or very uncomfortable driving or weather fishing conditions. Best, Randy

ALSO - Best... in my opinion, is personal preference. All months are good steelhead Mo's.
Nov. - Lil warmer than later Mo's. More anglers fishing, which sometimes means less opportunity. Some of the spots will have anglers or guides in them, so we move to the next spot.
Also, this Mo. and into the latter part of Dec. is when the Steelhead fight the hardest and are the most visually stimulating to watch. Speeding bullet runs 100 feet or more, water spraying off their backs, tail walking dances across the pool for 20-60 feet, rocket ship jumps - 4 feet into the air (sometimes they do this 3-4 times), somersaulting 3-4 times back to earths atmosphere before splash down - (like a cinder block) with water spraying 20 feet in all directions.
And finally, hopefully you'll still be on your feet and not on your back with all these silvery and fresh Steelhead antics.

End of Dec. and all Winter into the Spring, they all still fight hard, but due to the water being colder, they can sometimes be a lil sluggish and not so many jumps and speeding bullet runs. Also its colder, so you there are less anglers and guides working, which means more opportunity of optional areas to fish.
So you can see why I call best, personal preference. They are always here Nov. thru April. Best, Randy

KIDS CORNER:
hi my names anthony i live in rome ny and i go up to the river almost every weekend your web site has helped me ALOT so i just wanted to say thanks and im 15 so i have school and my homework tonight was to write a poem and i did it on the river and here it is i hope u like it.

The Altmar Salmon
Many fish go up to spawn
And many Anglers come along
with their poles and their gear
Some might even bring a beer.
As the river Twists and Bends.
As the drift boats come and go
the fishermen will move back slow.
When a fish gets a hook
All the fishermen will take a look.
as the real goes screaming by
in a fight not to Die.
Some of the fish may touch the sky.
Soon the day will start to end
but another one will come again
By Anthony Darcangelo

Nice one Anthony, I hope you get a good grade for that one. I liked it. You are a pretty good writer. Want a job writing for me? Thanks for adding a smile to a lot of fisherman's faces with your poem. Best Fish's, Randy
 

Kids Fishing Test: (Ok, you adults can play too. Smarter than a kid? Don't feel tooooooo... bad if your not, I got some wrong too :)
1. How do fish climb a fish ladder without any hands or feet?
Answer: A fish ladder is actually like a small creek with water running thru it. The fish don't know the difference, so they just swim up it. It's just like the rapids in the Salmon River that the fish swim up.

2. Why do they go up a fish ladder into the hatchery?
Answer: Study's have shown that every piece of water in the world has its own unique scent. Just like a snow flake, unique. If the fish can't get up that Brook, then they follow the water's unique scent up the ladder into the Hatchery.
This is also how all those fish find there way from Lake Ontario back into the river. As well as any other body of water they imprinted on (remember) when they went thru Smoltification (grow up). Pretty neat!

((You kids dont have to read this. This is for all the OLD people - yukyuk))
Environmental endocrinology of salmon smoltification.
Abstract
Smolting is a hormone-driven developmental process that is adaptive for downstream migration and ocean survival and growth in anadromous salmonids. Smolting includes increased salinity tolerance, increased metabolism, downstream migratory and schooling behavior, silvering and darkened fin margins, and olfactory imprinting. These changes are promoted by growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I, cortisol, thyroid hormones, whereas prolactin is inhibitory. Photoperiod and temperature are critical environmental cues for smolt development, and their relative importance will be critical in determining responses to future climate change. Most of our knowledge of the environmental control and endocrine mediation of smolting is based on laboratory and hatchery studies, yet there is emerging information on fish in the wild that indicates substantial differences. Such differences may arise from differences in environmental stimuli in artificial rearing environments, and may be critical to ocean survival and population sustainability. Endocrine disruptors, acidification and other contaminants can perturb smolt development, resulting in poor survival after seawater entry.

3. What do you call a fishing guide who gives you a test, googles smoltification and gives you an abstract, when ALL you reeeelly wanted was a fishing report? (No foul language, please! ;)
Answer: Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing Guide Randy Jones with over 35 years guiding experince ;)

Neat "old" video of Salmon up at the Salmon River NY Hatchery in Beaver Dam Brook: (Yup, I already know what your'a think'n, sorry, it's illegal to fish there ;) What's interesting is that those fish are trying to get up the brook. The Hatchery put's that gate across it so the fish will run up the Hatchery ladder that is next to it and into their tanks. Thats how they get all there fish, fish egg's, etc.. every year to restock. Interesting!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYIkgYiDAI

Funny humorous "Kids" (educational) video on a life of a fish. (I must be a kid, cuz I liked it. yukyuk)
A parody of " I will Survive" this educational video takes an inside look into the lives of salmon, their dangerous journies, emotional struggles, and ironically, their eventual deaths.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV30UZ9aF04


TODAYS VIDEO - Might help ya catch more fish?
Whether its a:
1. Temporary Transitional Resting Spot - Which is where the fish stops at temporarily while in a Transitional mode (running the river)
2. Prime Transitional Resting Area - Which is where the fish stops to rest mid day.
3. Prime Holding Location - Which is where the fish holds for an extended period of time. Days, a month and for Steelhead and Brown Trout all Fall, Winter and into the Spring.

They ALL have 1 main and critically important thing in common. They all are Current Breaks.

A Current Break is a structural - change of water speed in the river.
The #1 determining factor on how long a fish will sit on these Current Breaks, is solely determined by the qaulity of the Current Break
Because all fish in the Salmon River use these C. B.'s to conserve energy and rest, then so should you when your fishing here.

Todays Video is on  Prime Fall, Winter and Spring Holding Pool Current Breaks that all species of fish use after they have run the river and found a perfect C. B. holding location to be used for an extended period of time on the Salmon River.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6

They're pretty much the deeper pools and runs we have on the Salmon River. They are easy to find. Just look for the most anglers and or the angler parking lots that are all around and usually a short walk to these major pools. The internet and local shops around here also have maps of the larger, more well know pools on the Salmon River.

Typically, these areas are fished once we've had some fish enter and run the river and are starting to hold in these Prime Locations. These locations should be fished all Fall, Winter into the Spring and well normally have the largest concentrations of fish for you to catch..

Remember what I said earlier about the qaulity of the C.B. determines the length of time a fish will hold on it? These Prime Holding Locations provide the fish with everything it needs to meet and satisfy there survival instincts for an extended period of time.
A Prime Holding Location consists of:
1. Deep water for safety from predators.
2. A good enouph C. B. to decrease the amount of energy it needs to expend to maintain this position.
3. Enouph food in the case of our Steelhead and Brown Trout.

Our Prime Tran. Resting and Holding area's and Temp. Trans. Resting Spots do not provide the fish with these qualities and is why they are only used by the fish for a short amount of time.

One simple fishing strategy would be to just fish these pools for the day as these fish are not going anywhere soon, and leave the Prime Tran. Resting and Holding area's and the Temp. Trans. Resting Spots to someone else.

These area's were covered more thoroughly in previous videos, so check'm out, share with your friends and please hit the subscribe button.


Other Prime examples of Resting C.B.s that the fish will use while transitioning up the river are:
1 Head of the hole.
2 The seams on either side of the main flow in the hole. (Thats where the fast water meets the slow or what we call frog water)
3 Any big boulders or large rocks in the hole.
4 Deepest part of the hole.
5 Tail of the hole.
6 The seam on the inside bend of the river.
7 Behind a shallow area that breaks the current.
8 Any big rocks or boulders that are in the deepest part of the river that the fish use to navigate it.
9 A lil 4 to 6 inch drop in the rivers bottom.
10 Tree's that have fallen into the river that are creating a seam.
11 There are more CBs, but these are the main ones, unless I forgot one of them. (hay, what do you want for free!)

To simplify all this, the fish use all the current breaks in the river. BUT, probably 90% of the river they simply swim thru it and dont stop. These areas should be avoided like the plague. As Lou Tabory once said, There is a LOT of empty water out there.

The fun part about some of these CBs is some are not visible to the naked eye and can only be found by:
1 Time On the Water.
2 Have an experienced friend show them to you.
3 Float over them in some type of water craft.
4 Find them when you bump into them on your drift while fishing.
5 Wade around in the river. Thats how I originally learned the entire river one summer. I walked and waded the entire length over 3 days with a note pad and pen in low water. I even asked a guy what the name of the pool was that I was studying and he told me it was called the Sportsmans pool. Him and I still laugh about that day, many flies ago.
And finally
Higher a guide. I always enjoy explaining in great detail the CBs and habitat on the river to my guest's. My primary goal when guiding you is to help you to become self-sufficient, so you dont need my help anymore. Your knowledge of habitat is one of the key components to achieve this. One of the highest unspoken complements Im paid on this river is seeing my past guest's out fishing a spot on there own, with success! I get a LOT of referal business from those folks.

In closing:
What makes all CBs so interesting and challenging to understand as an angler is:
1 Some CBs are only used by the fish while in a Trans. Stage while running up the river or down it. Some for only a few seconds, minutes to all day.
2 Some CBs are used for several days, an entire Month to 5-6 months.
3 Some CBs are only used in the Fall before the water temp. drops. Some CBs are only used during the Winter, after the water temp. has dropped. And finally some CBs are only used during the Fall for Salmon, November for Brown Trout and the Spring for Steelhead. So some CBs are only used during certain stages of the fish's life.
4. Some CBs are only used during certain water flow levels. Low, medium and high water changes the CBs that the fish key in on and use. Our water levels are always changing and the fish change along with it and so should you.

Folks, What makes an experienced steelhead or salmon angler on the Salmon River?
One of the most critically important things is to have a complete and thorough understanding of is CBs and when and how the fish use them.  This knowledge will definitely put YOU into the 10% of the anglers that catch 90% of the fish, here on the Salmon River.

I sincerely hope you found Todays video-post Entertainingly Informative or Mildly Education and helps you to better understand these productive fishing C.B.s on the Salmon River and helps you, to catch more fish.
May all YOUR doorknobs smell of BIG Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout!


I Made These For You
ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Magical Spring Steelhead Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiyfSkx_cc (Video Credit "Repeat Client" Allen K.)

Money Back Guarantee!  Complementary Top Secret (Ssssh!) Guide Tips on ADVANCED Fish Locations to help YOU catch more fish on the Salmon River Pulaski NY.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2TUdtz730&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS&index=4

3 Prime and Basic Current Breaks in every pool you should know about to help YOU catch more fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rXmooawm0&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

Where to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVVmqS0gjM&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=8

Humor:
I'm the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested ;)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOp8QPNEyc  FISH ON!

My Video Jokes for Today  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12YczdG2a8
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Please stop back for more detailed info. on the fish and the run as we get closer. If anything Major happens... Ill post it here.

If your looking to book a fishing trip for this Fall Salmon or early Steelhead, Ive still got a FEW prime dates open.
I'm very lucky, to do what I enjoy and share it with all of you.
The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll mak'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
Randy Jones
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Slam'n Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing Report
Over last weekend when they increased the water flow to 750cfs on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. We recieved an increase in the number of King and Coho Salmon entering and running the river. (Which is normal) Nothing to get excited about (in my opinion), but its a start for this early.
Some anglers found some Salmon to play with and land , while many-most others did not. Thats Salmon fishing during early Sept.

Jus my opinion from doing this over the last 26 years - Due to this increased (deeper) water flow and off color water over this last weekend, I'd say there were actually a few more Salmon that entered the river than what was being reported.

Monday the water level was back to a normal (cleaner) flow of 335cfs and more Salmon were noticed entering and running the river.

Jus my opinion from doing this over the last 26 years - More Salmon were spotted Monday, which was a direct result of the water level dropping (shallower - easier to spot them, than in a higher flow) and the water clarity was cleaner (easier to see'm)

Tues. thru Thurs. we had a few more Salmon enter the river each day. (All normal for this early) Thursday afternoon we had an approx. 100cfs bump up in the rivers water level from run-off created by some heavy - heavy Thunderstorms. This always helps to bring a few more in!

"Typically" at this time of the year you will see a few singles enter the river and "maybe" a few small pods, daily. (Maybe more, maybe less, "usually less", but yer never know ;)
Mid. Sept. is when you will normally start to see a slight increase of Salmon entering the River. With a crescendo of salmon #'s towards the end of Sept. into Oct.

We continue to receive Salmon staging closer to the mouth of the Salmon River in Lake Ontario. We have a few Salmon staging in the Estuary of the Salmon River. All are getting closer to entering and running the Salmon River.
Anticipation - Ye-Haa!!

If you enjoy solitude while your fishing with the "possible opportunity" of hooking up to a Trophy Reeeeel Scream'n Slam'n Salmon. Then the next couple of weeks are tailored especially for you.

If you want to fish when we will have more fish and more anglers in the river. Hold off until late Sept. or the first 1-3 weeks in Oct.


If your looking to book a fishing trip for this Fall Salmon or early Steelhead, Ive still got a FEW prime dates open
Salmon Open Dates:
Sept. 19, 20.
Steelhead Open Dates:
Nov. 1, 4, 7, 21, 22, 25.
Dec. - Booked - 1, 5, 28. - Rest Open except for weekends.
Phone #315 963 2065  Email: randysjones@earthlink.net


Today's Tips:
I'd fish from the Ball Park down, before they get a sunburn ;)
1) Try early AM. for hopefully 1 or 2 running up the river, stopping along the way in the Temporary Transitional Holding Locations to rest briefly, before moving to the next.
2) Mid. morning (approx. 9:30am.) you could try the Prime Transitional Holding Spots where they will rest mid-day.
3) And then maybe a few drifts into a Prime Holding Location, were 1 or 2 might be hanging out.

If your not familiar with the previous 3 "critically important to your fishing interest's" Habitat Holding Location Terms for all Species of fish in the River. Then these 3 video's I made, will explain each one in ( to much ;) greater detail. Enjoy!
(P.S. After watching the first video, you can skip the Repeated Intro. on the 2nd and 3rd by starting at approx. 1 min.  10 sec. and end at approx. 3 min. 2 sec.)
1) Temporary Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4
2) Prime Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o
3) Prime Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6


Mail Bag:
Randy, Thank you so much for the update. I am coming this Friday for a few days with like 15 people. Should I wait or still come up? Marco
HI Marco, Its still early - mid-Sept. Not many fish in the river now. I wouldn't make a special trip unless we get a BUNCH in today or shortly. Randy


Take your kid fishing to a new safe spot in Oswego County
(Below is my reply to a mother who is new to the area and wanted to take her daughter fishing locally, that was safe)

There are tons of safe places for kids to fish. I'd start with the below link listing all of your fishing opportunities with locations, access points, fish species, etc.... for Bank fishing.
The NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation Website (D.E.C.) has a TON of really good info. on all the fishing area's for Oswego County and Oswego area. - http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9218.html

Like you, I would keep my kids away from fishing any deep or fast water that is at their feet or in very close proximity. I'd stay away from jetties, canals, walking out into a fast moving river, etc...
Also, any time we get a lot of rain. You will see all the local creeks, streams and rivers rise with faster currents, deeper water. Many times some of our larger rivers will have dams on them that will release more water.

Lots of beautiful safe lakes, ponds and rivers that are shallow next to the bank.

Something I've done before when fishing a new area is to stop into a local fishing tackle shop. Their local knowledge of the fishing and safe areas for kids to fish is invaluable.
Maybe pick a spot off the DEC website, then google a close by tackle shop. Call them or stop in before fishing?
FISH ON!!
Randy


Lake Ontario Landlocked Salmon Restoration
http://www.lakeontariooutdoors.com/stories/news-story/lake-ontario-landlocked-salmon-restoration/

Using a drone to catch a Monster Bass! EPIC!!! Could this be the next step in fishing on the Salmon River for Steelhead or Salmon? You would need a BIGGER Drone! ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iba7kCnkFos


TODAYS VIDEO - Might help ya catch more fish?
Whether its a:
1. Temporary Transitional Resting Spot - Which is where the fish stops at temporarily while in a Transitional mode (running the river)
2. Prime Transitional Resting Area - Which is where the fish stops to rest mid day.
3. Prime Holding Location - Which is where the fish holds for an extended period of time. Days, a month and for Steelhead and Brown Trout all Fall, Winter and into the Spring.

They ALL have 1 main and critically important thing in common. They all are Current Breaks.

A Current Break is a structural - change of water speed in the river.
The #1 determining factor on how long a fish will sit on these Current Breaks, is solely determined by the qaulity of the Current Break
Because all fish in the Salmon River use these C. B.'s to conserve energy and rest, then so should you when your fishing here.

The fish normally use the deepest water in the river and the current to navigate it. Its like a road map and rarely changes. By studying fish movement up the river it well also provide you with a detailed road map for your optional fishing locations and fishing strategies.
So any C. B. that is on this path is normally used by the fish. Whenever we have fish that are in a transitional stage running the Salmon River, then these locations should always be fished by you.

Todays Video is on Prime Transitional Resting and Holding Current Break Areas that all species of fish use during the middle of the day while running up or down the Salmon River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

These locations are normally bigger than a Temp. Trans. Resting Spot, but smaller than a large pool or Bigger run or channel. They normally look like small pools, runs and channels or BIG pockets.

Remember what I said earlier about the qaulity of the CB determines the length of time a fish will hold on it? These Prime Tran. Resting and Holding area's provide the fish with a better CB then the Temp. Trans. Resting Spots, where they only stop for a short period of time.

Typically, these areas are fished during the middle of the day once the fish are tired from running all morning and or dont feel comfortable or safe to continue running the river. Usually once the days light hits the water, will causes them to think about holding for the remainder of the day. This  stoppage of fish normally occurs around 9:30 approx., goes all day, and then they leave these areas to continue on there journey up the river around 5:30pm. If you not finding any fish in these Prime Tran. Resting and Holding area's then your next strategy would be to fish the Prime Holding Locations where they will hold for an extended period of time.

These locations will be covered more thoroughly in our next videos, so check'm out, share with your friends and please hit the subscribe button.

Todays Tip:
Fish one of these Prime Tran. Resting and Holding area's all day.
While the fish are in a transitional state in the morning, they will still stop to rest in these. Once the run has ended for the morning, then you will have fish filter in and stop in your spot for the remainder of the day. Providing you with greater opportunity!
Most anglers are normally in the pools and many times you can have these area's all to yourself.


Other Prime examples of Resting C.B.s that the fish will use while transitioning up the river are:
1 Head of the hole.
2 The seams on either side of the main flow in the hole. (Thats where the fast water meets the slow or what we call frog water)
3 Any big boulders or large rocks in the hole.
4 Deepest part of the hole.
5 Tail of the hole.
6 The seam on the inside bend of the river.
7 Behind a shallow area that breaks the current.
8 Any big rocks or boulders that are in the deepest part of the river that the fish use to navigate it.
9 A lil 4 to 6 inch drop in the rivers bottom.
10 Tree's that have fallen into the river that are creating a seam.
11 There are more CBs, but these are the main ones, unless I forgot one of them. (hay, what do you want for free!)

To simplify all this, the fish use all the current breaks in the river. BUT, probably 90% of the river they simply swim thru it and dont stop. These areas should be avoided like the plague. As Lou Tabory once said, There is a LOT of empty water out there.

The fun part about some of these CBs is some are not visible to the naked eye and can only be found by:
1 Time On the Water.
2 Have an experienced friend show them to you.
3 Float over them in some type of water craft.
4 Find them when you bump into them on your drift while fishing.
5 Wade around in the river. Thats how I originally learned the entire river one summer. I walked and waded the entire length over 3 days with a note pad and pen in low water. I even asked a guy what the name of the pool was that I was studying and he told me it was called the Sportsman's pool. Him and I still laugh about that day, many flies ago.
And finally
Higher a guide. I always enjoy explaining in great detail the CBs and habitat on the river to my guest's. My primary goal when guiding you is to help you to become self-sufficient, so you dont need my help anymore. Your knowledge of habitat is one of the key components to achieve this. One of the highest unspoken complements Im paid on this river is seeing my past guest's out fishing a spot on there own, with success! I get a LOT of referal  business from those folks.

In closing:
What makes all CBs so interesting and challenging to understand as an angler is:
1 Some CBs are only used by the fish while in a Trans. Stage while running up the river or down it. Some for only a few seconds, minutes to all day.
2 Some CBs are used for several days, an entire Month to 5-6 months.
3 Some CBs are only used in the Fall before the water temp. drops. Some CBs are only used during the Winter, after the water temp. has dropped. And finally some CBs are only used during the Fall for Salmon, November for Brown Trout and the Spring for Steelhead. So some CBs are only used during certain stages of the fish's life.
4. Some CBs are only used during certain water flow levels. Low, medium and high water changes the CBs that the fish key in on and use. Our water levels are always changing and the fish change along with it and so should you.

Folks, What makes an experienced steelhead or salmon angler on the Salmon River?
One of the most critically important things is to have a complete and thorough understanding of is CBs and when and how the fish use them.  This knowledge will definitely put YOU into the 10% of the anglers that catch 90% of the fish, here on the Salmon River.

I sincerely hope you found Todays video-post Entertainingly Informative or Mildly Education and helps you to better understand these productive fishing C.B.s on the Salmon River and helps you, to catch more fish.
May all YOUR doorknobs smell of BIG Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout!


I Made These For You - WANT TO CATCH MORE FISH?
ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Magical Spring Steelhead Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiyfSkx_cc (Video Credit "Repeat Client" Allen K.)

Money Back Guarantee!  Complementary Top Secret (Ssssh!) Guide Tips on ADVANCED Fish Locations to help YOU catch more fish on the Salmon River Pulaski NY.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2TUdtz730&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS&index=4

BIG SALMON RUN! Here is a Video I made for you that helps explain what helps and encourages the Salmon to make a BIG RUN! - (Might help you plan your trip?) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS

Temporary Transitional Resting  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4

Prime Transitional Holding  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Prime Fall, Winter and Spring Holding Pools  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6

3 Prime and Basic Current Breaks in every pool you should know about to help YOU catch more fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rXmooawm0&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

Where to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVVmqS0gjM&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=8

Humor:
I'm the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested ;)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOp8QPNEyc  FISH ON!

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Welcome back for a New Season on the Slam'n Salmon River in Pulaski NY
Short Fishing Report:
Top to bottom of the Salmon River is fishing sloooow, which is normal for this early. But you never know! 
LONG Fishing Report:   Hope yer in a comfortable chair.   My sprint.... turned into the NY - Boston Marathon once again ;)
This last week we've had none, one or two, too a few King Salmon enter and run the river in the morning. (Normal for this early)  I'd guess approx. 4 Salmon during the morning was about the best - biggest #'s sighted running the shallow rapids in a day, so far. I havent seen any reports for #'s of Salmon sighted while entering and running the river in the evening low light periods. Thats not my shift ;) But, you can always figure a couple, maybe more came in during the evening rush hour ;)

These low #'s of Salmon presently, will increase in #'s as the Month proceeds. Building into a Crescendo!

The few fish that are in the river presently and the anglers that are fishing are doing the best in the lower river. Ball Park area down to the mouth of the Salmon River. Nothing to get excited about this early, in my opionion. But... if you lived locally, had nothing better to do, knew the lower river like the inside of your pocket, it might be worth a few hours of fishing around. A few folks have landed some.

River Water Level Report:
Wed. evening they raised the water level in the River to 335cfs. from the summers flow of 185cfs. This always helps to bring more in! It's still early tho.
I here the reservoirs have hit their target water levels for a normal flow of approx. 335cfs for Salmon Season. We still need rain, so please do your rain dance!
Until 10:00 PM, Fri, 335 CFS

From 10:00 PM Friday until 4:00 PM Sun, 750 CFS
With the increase water flow (750cfs) happening Sat. and Sunday. You may see a few more Salmon react to it and enter the river. BUT, you will also see an increase of anglers fishing due to the Holiday. Sometimes this weekend can be good if your in the right spot (lower river) and sometimes this weekend can be a dud. (more anglers than fish) Never know!
Good luck if yer com'n up! FISH ON!

From 4:00 PM Sun, until 11:59 PM Mon, 335 CFS
I've seen 1,000's of Salmon enter this early when the river flooded out for a week. But, 335cfs and 750cfs, is no where near a flood.

Have the salmon started running yet up the Salmon River? ( September 04, 2015 )
Even tho this is last years, it's still pertinent and credible to date  Sept. 4  as it relates to our 2016 white water release of 750cfs over this Weekend.
http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2015/09/salmon_river.html

What helps to bring more Fish in?
Cooler days and nights drop the river water temp.
Higher water flows from the Dam or even run-off from rain.
As the days grow shorter, it helps!

Out on Lake O. the reports are good! Size and numbers, staging closer to the mouth of the Salmon River.


Today's Tips:
I'd fish from the Ball Park down, before they get a sunburn ;)
1) Try early AM. for hopefully 1 or 2 running up the river, stopping along the way in the Temporary Transitional Holding Locations to rest briefly, before moving to the next.
2) Mid. morning (approx. 9:30am.) you could try the Prime Transitional Holding Spots where they will rest mid-day.
3) And then maybe a few drifts into a Prime Holding Location, were 1 or 2 might be hanging out, for an extended period of time.

If your not familiar with the previous 3 "critically important to your fishing interest's" Habitat Holding Location Terms for all Species of fish in the River. Then these 3 video's I made, will explain each one in ( to much ;) greater detail. Enjoy!
(P.S. After watching the first video, you can skip the Repeated Intro. on the 2nd and 3rd by starting at approx. 1 min.  10 sec. and end at approx. 3 min. 2 sec.)
1) Temporary Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4
2) Prime Transitional Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o
3) Prime Holding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6

King Salmon Mail Bag Qs:
Hi Randy, It's Mike Greer, you have guided me a few times for Steelhead. I was hoping you could give me some helpful tips about where to fish the river for best chance of success. I know the water is low and the weather has been warm, but I also know there are a few fish in the river and a few entering daily.
Again, thanks for all the teaching points of how to read the water, drift techniques, fish behavior and all those Steelhead we caught were a BONUS! Best Regards,  Mike

Hi Mike, Presently, I'd recommend the lower river. Ball Park, down thru Town and below to the Black Hole (by the water treatment plant) and if you dont mind paying to fish, I'd recommend the DSR. Good Luck! Randy

Randy, I hear Pulaski will have a Dancing Bear when the Circus comes to town? Joe
Yes! You can see it by standing on the Short Bridge in Pulaski, during the height of Salmon season. Its also free and should be on everyone's buck list. Randy

Randy, where is the VERY best place to fish for King Salmon during the Salmon Run on the Salmon River, NY? Thanks, Mike
Thats an easy one Mike, anywhere Im NOT fishing!!! :)

So Randy, how does the rain effect the fish? Mom
They usually go under da bridge, so they don't get wet.

Randy, I know your extremely busy, but when is the BIG RUN of King Salmon going to happen? Thanks, Frank
Frank - I'd recommend you ask da fish dat Q! Please stop sending me all those emails about when the BIG RUN is going to happen! (yukyuk)



TODAYS VIDEO - Might help ya catch more fish?
Whether its a:
1. Temporary Transitional Resting Spot - Which is where the fish stops at temporarily while in a Transitional mode (running the river)
2. Prime Transitional Resting Area - Which is where the fish stops to rest mid day.
3. Prime Holding Location - Which is where the fish holds for an extended period of time. Days, a month and for Steelhead and Brown Trout all Fall, Winter and into the Spring.

They ALL have 1 main and critically important thing in common. They all are Current Breaks.

A Current Break is a structural - change of water speed in the river.
The #1 determining factor on how long a fish will sit on these Current Breaks, is solely determined by the qaulity of the Current Break
Because all fish in the Salmon River use these C. B.'s to conserve energy and rest, then so should you when your fishing here.

The fish normally use the deepest water in the river and the current to navigate it. Its like a road map and rarely changes. By studying fish movement up the river it well also provide you with a detailed road map for your optional fishing locations and fishing strategies.
So any Current Break that is on this path is normally used by the fish. Whenever we have fish that are in a transitional stage running the Salmon River, then these locations should always be fished by you.

Todays Video is on  Temporary Transitional Resting Current breaks that all species of fish use for a very short amount of time while running up or down the Salmon River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4

These special C.B.s are used in the exact same way by the fish as you or I would when climbing a long steep Mountain, 500 flights of stairs or dragging 3 King Salmon on a stringer weighing 75 pounds up a hill or up a flight of stairs after a long rewarding day of fishing. We would take short lil breaks along our route, which is exactly what our Salmon River fish do when running it.

A prime example of this would be any long stretch of rapids. These are like climbing a long flight of stairs to the fish. Stopping behind the boulders in the pockets to rest until they decide to continue on to the next pocket. They can sit in these pockets for a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on how much energy that had jus used to get there.

Remember what I said earlier about the qaulity of the C.B. determines the length of time a fish will hold on it? These Temp. Trans. Resting Spots do not provide a good enouph current break for them to hold on it for an extended period of time, so they just use temporarily while steadily transitioning up the river.

Typically, these areas are fished during low light periods, mornings and evenings. When the fish feel safer and we have fish running up the river. Or, all day if we have a lot of low-light, rainy, stormy weather or the water level in the river has come up. Once your run has ended, then your next strategy would be to fish the Prime Transitional Resting and Holding area's where the fish will rest mid-day or the Prime Holding Locations where they will sit for an extended period of time.

These locations will be covered more thoroughly in our next videos, so check'm out, share with your friends and please hit the subscribe button.



Other Prime examples of Resting C.B.s that the fish will use while transitioning up the river are:
1 Head of the hole.
2 The seams on either side of the main flow in the hole. (Thats where the fast water meets the slow or what we call frog water)
3 Any big boulders or large rocks in the hole.
4 Deepest part of the hole.
5 Tail of the hole.
6 The seam on the inside bend of the river.
7 Behind a shallow area that breaks the current.
8 Any big rocks or boulders that are in the deepest part of the river that the fish use to navigate it.
9 A lil 4 to 6 inch drop in the rivers bottom.
10 Tree's that have fallen into the river that are creating a seam.
11 There are more CBs, but these are the main ones, unless I forgot one of them. (hay, what do you want for free!)

To simplify all this, the fish use all the current breaks in the river. BUT, probably 90% of the river they simply swim thru it and dont stop. These areas should be avoided like the plague. As Lou Tabory once said, There is a LOT of empty water out there.

The fun part about some of these CBs is some are not visible to the naked eye and can only be found by:
1 Time On the Water.
2 Have an experienced friend show them to you.
3 Float over them in some type of water craft.
4 Find them when you bump into them on your drift while fishing.
5 Wade around in the river. Thats how I originally learned the entire river one summer. I walked and waded the entire length over 3 days with a note pad and pen in low water. I even asked a guy what the name of the pool was that I was studying and he told me it was called the Sportsmans pool. Him and I still laugh about that day, many flies ago.
And finally
Higher a guide. I always enjoy explaining in great detail the CBs and habitat on the river to my guest's. My primary goal when guiding you is to help you to become self-sufficient, so you dont need my help anymore. Your knowledge of habitat is one of the key components to achieve this. One of the highest unspoken complements Im paid on this river is seeing my past guest's out fishing a spot on there own, with success! I get a LOT of referal business from those folks.

In closing:
What makes all CBs so interesting and challenging to understand as an angler is:
1 Some CBs are only used by the fish while in a Trans. Stage while running up the river or down it. Some for only a few seconds, minutes to all day.
2 Some CBs are used for several days, an entire Month to 5-6 months.
3 Some CBs are only used in the Fall before the water temp. drops. Some CBs are only used during the Winter, after the water temp. has dropped. And finally some CBs are only used during the Fall for Salmon, November for Brown Trout and the Spring for Steelhead. So some CBs are only used during certain stages of the fish's life.
4. Some CBs are only used during certain water flow levels. Low, medium and high water changes the CBs that the fish key in on and use. Our water levels are always changing and the fish change along with it and so should you.

Folks, What makes an experienced steelhead or salmon angler on the Salmon River?
One of the most critically important things is to have a complete and thorough understanding of is CBs and when and how the fish use them.  This knowledge will definitely put YOU into the 10% of the anglers that catch 90% of the fish, here on the Salmon River.

I sincerely hope you found Todays video-post Entertainingly Informative or Mildly Education and helps you to better understand these productive fishing C.B.s on the Salmon River and helps you, to catch more fish.
May all YOUR doorknobs smell of BIG Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout!



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ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Magical Spring Steelhead Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiyfSkx_cc (Video Credit "Repeat Client" Allen K.)

Money Back Guarantee!  Complementary Top Secret (Ssssh!) Guide Tips on ADVANCED Fish Locations to help YOU catch more fish on the Salmon River Pulaski NY.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2TUdtz730&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS&index=4

BIG SALMON RUN! Here is a Video I made for you that helps explain what helps and encourages the Salmon to make a BIG RUN! - (Might help you plan your trip?) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS

3 Prime and Basic Current Breaks in every pool you should know about to help YOU catch more fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rXmooawm0&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

Where to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVVmqS0gjM&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=8

Humor:
I'm the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested ;)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOp8QPNEyc  FISH ON!

My Video Jokes for Today  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12YczdG2a8
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Please stop back for more detailed info. on the fish and the run as we get closer. If anything Major happens... Ill post it here.

If your looking to book a fishing trip for this Fall Salmon or early Steelhead, Ive still got a FEW prime dates open.
I'm very lucky, to do what I enjoy and share it with all of you.
The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll mak'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
Randy Jones
(Countless people have been guided by me and most have gone on to live normal lives ;)

My sites Draw Thousands of visitors a day. They are worth a visit!
My SR Fishing Report Web site - http://www.yankeeangler.com/FishingReport.html
U-Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgsjJbH_nloBgp7eIWrwyg)
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These site's offer informative articles, based on my years of almost daily experience on the river. About flies, fly fishing, spin fishing, rigging, float fishing, techniques and finding fish.
Q's? - http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html

I offer drift boat, wade, spin or fly fishing trips for salmon or steelhead w/over 35 yr's full time professional guide experience.
Phone #315 963 2065  Email: randysjones@earthlink.net
$275 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing.
$350 for 2 anglers.
Orvis fly - Spin fishing equipment, tackle provided. Please bring your own Lunch, Polarized Glass's and Chest Waders.
Trips are 8-9 hours from the time we meet until we hit the drift boat ramp at day's end. (May run over)



Reservations and Deposits:
Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $100 deposit (per day) within 7 days of booking.

Mailed to:
Randy Jones
87 Clark Rd.
Mexico, NY
13114


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It's Starting!
On the Salmon River in Pulaski NY over this last week a "few" early season King Salmon have been spotted making their migration up the River and a few were caught.
River Update:
After some recent rain, the run-off caused the water level in the Salmon River to come up approx. 100 cfs. We had a few Salmon react to it and enter to run the river.
They should be cooked "well done" and "out of breath", by the time they hit the Ball Park. During August in these low water flows, hot water temps. and low oxygen levels.
Presently - Normally, but not always, not enough Salmon to make a special trip up here this early, under these conditions.................... But, if you lived locally and wanted to wet a line.... I'd fish from the Ball Park down, before they get a sun burn ;)

The BIG Water Flow Level Question for Salmon Season is will we see our normal flow of 335 cubic feet per second? Or possibly 285cfs? Or even a lower flow of 185cfs.
I checked with my friend who is on the Water Advisory Commission for a Crystal Ball Water Forecast for Salmon Season. He stated that presently, things are on schedule for a normal release of 335cfs. But, we need more rain.
Do yer Rain Dance!

Anxiously Awaited! - First Salmon Internet Awards Ceremony:
The first Salmon to be spotted in the Salmon River Rooster tailing up the shallow rapids at the mouth goes to - Paul Moore on Aug. 23.

There seems to be a 3 way Tie for the First Salmon to be landed on the Salmon River on Aug. 24 with Pic. proof on all.
1. Guide Shane Muckey Reported - first Salmon of 2016, caught by Craig in Pulaski.
2. Salmon River Sports Shop Reported - First fish out of the river, picture provided by one of our customers.
3. DSR Reports - One of their anglers caught the first salmon of 2016!

Presently, there is a discussion on the Net of who caught theirs first..... to take the Grand Prize!

Out on Lake Ontario:
A Fair # of Salmon are being Reported as moving shallower in the Eastern end of Lake Ontario. Moving closer to the mouth of the Salmon River. These fish are getting ready to make the annual journey upstream.
Whitakers Sports Shop and Motel Reported - The positive news is that the fish look good and are healthy with some really big fish around this year. When these fish hit the river we should have some real tackle busters this season.

It's been a 'banner year' for summer salmon fishing on western Lake Ontario - (Some Eastern Lake O. stuff also)
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2016/08/its_been_a_banner_year_for_summer_salmon_fishing_on_western_lake_ontario.html

Rains and Stormy Weather:
During our last Big storm (1/2 of the best part missed us) we recieved some rain, but not enouph. Tornado warning's went out for the Redfield area. A buddy of mine was fishing a tournament in the area and got some nice Pic.s of the funnel cloud reaching down towards the ground. No reports of major damage.
There were also Tornado warnings to the East of Syracuse with nothing touching the ground.
Got some much needed rain. Then dry again. Do your rain dance!


OLDIE but GOODY - Reintroducing Atlantic Salmon to the Salmon River
What many here don’t know is that the salmon they’re catching and the salmon that gave the river its name are not the same fish.

Lake Ontario was once known as the world’s greatest freshwater fishery for Atlantic Salmon. And the Salmon River was one of its best spawning streams, says Fran Verdoliva of the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation.
"Through the colonization period and the settlement of this area... you saw the Salmon River commercial records showing as many as 3,000 salmon a night taken out of the river, average weight almost 15 pounds," said Verdoliva.
But the Atlantic salmon were gone by the end of the 19th century, victims of over-fishing, pollution, and the mill dams that kept them from getting upstream to spawn. By the 1960s, Lake Ontario was dominated by alewives -- a small, invasive fish whose population exploded with no larger fish to eat them. 

Enter the very hungry and prolific Pacific salmon.
"Pacific salmon at that time were still readily available from the northwest... it was a fish that could grow to a very large size quickly," said Verdoliva.
Cohoes, chinook and steelhead salmon were introduced. They’re still stocked today, but they also reproduce in tremendous numbers on their own.  With so many large fish now in the lake and river, the fishing industry took off, to the tune of almost $30 million a year in the Salmon River alone.  And those salmon being pulled out -- they’re all the non-native Pacific variety.

Well, almost all.

Volunteers now help stock Salmon River tributaries with thousands of Atlantic salmon fingerlings. Each fish has a fin clipped for identification. It is part of a federal research project to find the best way to reintroduce Atlantics to their native habitat.
Jim Johnson runs the Tunison Lab of Aquatic Science in Cortland, where the fish were hatched.
"Right now the sole effort in New York is in the Salmon River drainage," said Johnson.
He says having Atlantics in the mix can help the ecosystem resist the next nasty invasive species that shows up. Plus, there is an added benefit because Atlantics start their spawning run earlier than the Pacific varieties.

"There’s real hope it can be an economic boost to the upstate New York economy, especially in Oswego County, to have thousands of Atlantic salmon returning and providing a fishery in the summer months which is really not a very viable time right now," Johnson said.
And that has already begun to happen, because New York state itself has been stocking a few Atlantics for the past 15 years. Six hundred adults were caught last year.  And recently the DEC’s Verdoliva has started to see what had not happened here in more than a century.
"For three years we found natural reproduction of the Atlantic salmon in the salmon river," said Verdoliva.
They did not find any this year, but Verdoliva thinks the eggs may have hatched early because of the warm winter.  Still, he hopes to one day see a self sustaining population of Atlantics.

"Having a fish that through man's use disappeared from this system, and being back there, we should be very proud of that," said Verdoliva. "We’re very proud of what we’ve done with the introduction of other species into the system. We’ve been very successful. This would be like the crowning jewel on top of it."

The U.S. Geological Survey is also studying the possibility of reintroducing small forage fish for the Atlantic salmon to eat, another step in establishing a healthy, sustaining population of what was once known as the king of fish.  

Credit - http://wrvo.org/post/reintroducing-atlantic-salmon-salmon-river#stream/0


TODAYS VIDEO is about the 3 basic things that will help encourage and induce a nice run of Salmon and Steelhead into the Salmon River and then a run up it. These are also Clues on how to forecast and possibly predict YOUR best fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY.
BIG SALMON RUN! -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS
The 3 basic ways are:
1. Mother Nature
2. Man made incentives
3. The Fish's biological clock
Lets expand on these in greater detail

Mother Natures Signature Clues would be:
Wind direction. A VERY strong West wind can push the water into the Estuary and make it a lil deeper, causing the fish to feel more comfortable to enter and run the river.
Low light - mornings, evenings and stormy weather - cloudy, rainy, a very small or non existing moon over night and early morning.
Higher Water levels - Natural rain and snow run-off. If natural run-off causes the river to just rise 50 to 100 cfs, that might be all that it takes to help induce a good run.

Man Made Incentives to cause a good run of fish to enter and run the Salmon River are:
Those Folks up at the Dam releasing more water. That always helps! Dam water releases normally coincide with Mother Nature or follow her.

The fish's biological clock is always ticking:
As the days grow shorter, it helps!

Perfect Storm scenario that Ive witnessed and hopefully you will to is:
A strong rain storm with a strong 20 knot West wind. Pushing the water in, providing low light conditions all day and even more in the morning and evenings, run-off from the rain and possibly more water being released out of the dam and this happens when the fish's biological clock is ticking and encouraging them to enter into the next stage of there life.
If you get a combination of a couple or a few of these, usually, NOT ALWAYS, it will mean a nice fresh run of fish entering the river and running it.
Bottom Line - They will run when they are good darn and ready! (So STOP sending me all those Emails about when the BIG RUN is going to Happen! - Har har ;)
But what we've jus talked about always helps to cause a nice run of fresh, hard fighting Salmon, Steelhead or Brown Trout to enter and run the Salmon River.

I sincerely hope todays video helps YOU to have a lil better understanding of what encourages the fish to enter and run the river and helps YOU to catch a BUNCH of BIG Trophy Brown Trout, Salmon or Steelhead!


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ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Magical Spring Steelhead Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiyfSkx_cc (Video Credit "Repeat Client" Allen K.)

Money Back Guarantee!  Complementary Top Secret (Ssssh!) Guide Tips on ADVANCED Fish Locations to help YOU catch more fish on the Salmon River Pulaski NY.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2TUdtz730&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS&index=4

BIG SALMON RUN! Here is a Video I made for you that helps explain what helps and encourages the Salmon to make a BIG RUN! - (Might help you plan your trip?) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1xU2xH6DQ&index=7&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QQlAFBw7iy-FcW-LL4HvwS

Temporary Transitional Resting  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrEc4-cC3oA&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=4

Prime Transitional Holding  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuxHmiZcmg&index=5&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o

Prime Fall, Winter and Spring Holding Pools  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTv_FSz8mY&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=6                          

3 Prime and Basic Current Breaks in every pool you should know about to help YOU catch more fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3rXmooawm0&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=3

Where to fish for Steelhead in the Water Column  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVVmqS0gjM&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o&index=8

Humor:
I'm the first person to EVER Bungee Jump NAKED off the Long Bridge over the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Police were called and I was arrested ;)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOp8QPNEyc  FISH ON!

My Video Jokes for Today  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12YczdG2a8
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Please stop back for more detailed info. on the fish and the run as we get closer. If anything Major happens... Ill post it here.

If your looking to book a fishing trip for this Fall Salmon or early Steelhead, Ive still got a FEW prime dates open.
I'm very lucky, to do what I enjoy and share it with all of you.
The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll mak'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
Randy Jones
(Countless people have been guided by me and most have gone on to live normal lives ;)

My sites Draw Thousands of visitors a day. They are worth a visit!
My SR Fishing Report Web site - http://www.yankeeangler.com/FishingReport.html
U-Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgsjJbH_nloBgp7eIWrwyg)
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guide-Salmon-River-Pulaski-NY-Drift-Boat-Steelhead-Fishing-Report/479488402134210
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NEW - "Google Collections" @ https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105138196910324280417/+SalmonRiverNYGuideRandyJonesMexico/collections Check'm out! It compartmentalizes everything I've posted over the many years into its own folder.

These site's offer informative articles, based on my years of almost daily experience on the river. About flies, fly fishing, spin fishing, rigging, float fishing, techniques and finding fish.
Q's? - http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html

I offer drift boat, wade, spin or fly fishing trips for salmon or steelhead w/over 35 yr's full time professional guide experience.
Phone #315 963 2065  Email: randysjones@earthlink.net
$275 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing.
$350 for 2 anglers.
Orvis fly - Spin fishing equipment, tackle provided. Please bring your own Lunch, Polarized Glass's and Chest Waders.
Trips are 8-9 hours from the time we meet until we hit the drift boat ramp at day's end. (May run over)

Reservations and Deposits:
Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a $100 deposit (per day) within 7 days of booking.

Mailed to:
Randy Jones
87 Clark Rd.
Mexico, NY
13114

Gift certificates are available for Trips

Enjoy 262 Trophy Fish Photos from Salmon River Pulaski NY fishing guide Randy Jones w/35 yrs. Pro. Guide Exp.
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Welcome back for a New Season on the Slam'n Salmon River in Pulaski NY
Our first King Salmon up the Salmon River in Pulaski NY is near. Time to double check all your knot's, bolts, screws, washers, drag's and all the rest of your stuff. These King Salmon are BIG and well put your gear, BUT mostly yourself... to the test.
They average 15 to 20 lb's. with some smaller but many larger!  I'm always amazed that an angler can simply walk to the rivers edge and pull out a 30 lb. Salmon.

Starting in late Oct. is when we will start to see our first "Silver Missile - Rocket Ship" Steelhead in decent #'s. We continue to fish for them all Winter into the Spring.

Current Local News:
"Possible" DEC Salmon Stocking Cuts and Continued Monitoring and Treatment of Steelhead.
The DEC invited local business people to attend an information meeting at the Salmon River Hatchery about their "probable" future plans for your fish.
Meeting Highlights
The DEC are looking to do a "probable" decreased stocking of Salmon. Due to more Wild Salmon being in the system and also due to a bait fish concern in Lake Ontario.
No probable changes on Steelhead. More wait and see.

As usual, I support the DEC in their decisions. They get paid to scientifically study this stuff 24-7 and only want what's best for you, the States $ fishing pockets, the Lake Ontario interests and all Trib. anglers.

VIDEO PREMIERE!
ENJOY a fast and fun drift boat trip down the Salmon River in Pulaski NY covering 4 miles in 4 minutes during the Splendor of our Winter and Fall fishing seasons.
CHECK OUT the World Record Steelhead we caught that day @ end of drift boat video! ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmTTVnAzVEw&list=PLlWqnCjYul-QrKK15mfz7iTwkuOXGR83o
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New Long Bridge Walkway
They are building a new platform/walkway trail from Town, all the way down to the Black Hole.
A board walk will be great for Tourism! Besides the short bridge during Salmon season. That boardwalk would be a great place to bring friends who are new to the river. Plus, I'd say its one of the more scenic spots on the river.
https://www.facebook.com/paul.moore.77920526/posts/10207660210404759?pnref=story

When is the King - Coho Salmon Fishing guaranteed to be the BEST on the Salmon River NY? - Mid-week is always best, but not on or around a holiday.

First off, when fishing for Salmon on the Salmon River there is no such thing as Guaranteed or Best. Only what Monthly time period is normally, but not always, the most consistent year after year. Included in this would be angler personal preference.

Early to mid. Sept. Salmon fishing "usually" means less anglers and normally less fish. Later in the Mo. and Oct., it means more anglers and more fish, so it all sort'a even out's.
Normally, prime time is last week of Sept. and first week of Oct.
Last year, the Salmon came in late and mid. Oct. was great!
So its tuff to forecast, but late Sept. and early Oct. is over all, normally the best most consistent, but also with the most anglers.

When is the BEST time to fish for Steelhead? - Mid-week is always best, but not on or around a holiday.

There really isn't any BEST for Steelhead, its all angler personal preference.

I start guiding for them at the end of Oct. Which usually means less anglers and normally less fish. Later in Nov. it means more anglers and more fish, so it all sort'a even out's.
In Nov. we start to see more Steelhead and more anglers. It's the busiest angler Mo. Temps. aren't to cold yet and its also when the steelhead fight the hardest with speeding bullet runs, tail walks and somersaults.
Dec. is always good due to folks doing business and family holiday stuff and its a lil colder = Less anglers = more opportunity for you.
The middle of the Winter can be magical with only the most die hard steelhead anglers out during these colder Mo's. = Less anglers = more opportunity for you.
Spring Steelhead (Mar. and April) it starts to warm and we see more anglers out. The Steelhead's appetites are on fire as they slowly drop back down the river to lake Ontario. Sight fishing is an optional treat.

I'm very lucky, to do what I enjoy and share it with all of you.
The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams......      ............ we'll mak'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeel
Randy Jones
(Countless people have been guided by me and most have gone on to live normal lives ;)

My sites Draw Thousands of visitors a day. They are worth a visit!
My Salmon River NY Fishing Guide Report Web site - http://www.yankeeangler.com/FishingReport.html
Guide U-Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgsjJbH_nloBgp7eIWrwyg)
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guide-Salmon-River-Pulaski-NY-Drift-Boat-Steelhead-Fishing-Report/479488402134210
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NEW - "Google Collections" @ https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105138196910324280417/+SalmonRiverNYGuideRandyJonesMexico/collections Check'm out! It compartmentalizes everything I've posted over the many years into its own folder.

These site's offer informative articles, based on my years of almost daily experience on the river. About flies, fly fishing, spin fishing, rigging, float fishing, techniques and finding fish.
Q's? - http://www.yankeeangler.com/questions.html

Fish Seasons:
The Salmon River in Pulaski, NY is 35 minutes drive North of Syracuse off Interstate 81. Approx. 5-1/2 hour drive from the Boston area, approx. 4-1/2 hour's from N.Y. City.
We fish for (15-20 lb. average) King Salmon and (8-12lb.average) Coho Salmon that run from Sept. until the end of Oct.
Then we have Brown Trout that average 3-5 lb's. with some reaching into the teens during mostly Nov.
Steelhead average 8 to 12 lb's. We fish for them from Nov. all Winter into the first week of May approx.

September through April
The Salmon River is located in Pulaski NY on Lake Ontario's eastern shore, 30 miles north of Syracuse. Its reputation for large runs of Salmon, Steelhead and incredible average size of all species is unsurpassed by any other fishery in New England.

September 1 - October 30
Tackle busting King Salmon averaging 10-20 lbs. will amaze you with their freight train runs. Trying to harness the raw power of a 12 lb Coho Salmon running in 20 different directions in a blink of an eye will keep you on your toes (and hopefully not on your back!)

October 15 - November
Brown Trout. Like Salmon and Steelhead you measure these Fish by the pound and not by the inch. They have entered the river to spawn and will weight from 3-10 pounds. While they are not as numerous as the Salmon or the Steelhead, these are an optional trophy of a Fishing life time.

October 20 - May 1
Steelhead 8-15 lbs. The Fall Steelhead is without a doubt, one of the hardest fighting Fish that swims in the Salmon River NY. They'll take you into your backing in seconds, then jump start your heart with tail walking antics that will live in your memory forever.

Winter - This is one of my favorite Drift Boat Guide Fishing times of the year. With colder temperatures the crowds disappear. Steelhead continue to come into the river from the lake. A winter Drift Boat trip aboard our heated Drift Boat is a great way to learn the river and experience it's beauty.

The end of February, March and April are great Steelhead Fishing days as new Fish move into and out of the river on a daily basis. As the river temperatures rise, so does the aggressiveness of the Steelhead. Often, sight fishing is possible as they move into the shallows.
We can Spin or Fly Fish for Salmon or Steelhead either by wading or using the Drift Boat..

I invite you to join me and enjoy what is an unquestionably one of the finest fresh water fisheries in the eastern United States.

I offer drift boat, wade, spin or fly fishing trips for salmon or steelhead w/over 35 yr's full time professional guide experience.
Phone #315 963 2065  Email: randysjones@earthlink.net
$275 for 1 angler  Full Day Fly or Spin Fishing.
$350 for 2 anglers.
Orvis fly - Spin fishing equipment, tackle provided. Please bring your own Lunch, Polarized Glass's and Chest Waders.
Trips are 8-9 hours from the time we meet until we hit the drift boat ramp at day's end. (May run over)
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