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SLAM'N Salmon River in Pulaski NY

Randy Jones
August 2, 2015
Pulaski - Freshwater Fishing Report

New Fishing Season on the SLAM'N Salmon River in Pulaski NY. We have a few Bass, Brown Trout, Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon in the river presently. Mostly Bass.
Latest Report from Lake Ontario, which is a "possible - lil early" prediction indicator for the Salmon River NY - My Lake Ontario Charter Boat Capt. friends are telling me plenty of the 2 year old Salmon (20 lb. and below) but the 3 year olds (25 to 30 PLUS lb's.) are not as abundant. Time well tell....
One Capt. commented that the Salmon fishing on the lake is better than last year. After glancing at 6 friends Charter Boat Capt.'s web pages, they all had a bunch of nice BIG Salmon being held up for the camera. Browns, Coho's, Kings and Steelhead.
The Capt.'s are seeing more Salmon entering the Eastern Basin of Lake O.
It's a start and LOTS more bigguns coming your way!
Interesting Mail Bag Q's from Drake: (Most Exciting species and time to target)
Hi Randy, I am looking to get into some salmon/steelhead fishing this fall. I was checking out your website and it looked like something I definitely want to do. I am looking to book a trip for my self and a friend. We are both fairly experienced anglers, however we've never really fished for salmon/steelhead. What time of year would be best to book a trip? Also what type of trip would you recommend? Thanks, Drake

HI Drake, Super! All you need are chest waders plus fishing license.
Salmon - Best (personal preference) is last week Sept. and first week Oct. (Crowded)
Need lodging info?
Steelhead - Best is anywhere from Nov. all Winter into April. There really isn't any best time, jus personal preference. Mid-week is always best! (not on or around a holiday)

Randy, Do you think one is more exciting than the other? We both like to cast, and would love to hook into fish with a good fight. They both look like awesome fish, just wanted to see if you thought one was more fun. Drake

Drake, Great Q!
King Salmon pull steady and HARD! Rod doubled over stuff. They are bigger than the steelhead and sometimes reach over 30 lbs..
For exciting, then Steelhead would be my top choice! They are visually exciting to watch and fight as they tend to rocket 4 feet out of the water, somersault a few times, re-enter earths atmosphere with a BIG splash down with water spraying 20 feet in all directions, maybe do a lil dance - tail walk across the pool for 30-40 feet with the sun reflecting off its silvery sides and zippy, speeding silver bullet runs with water spraying off there backs. In a blink of an eye these Chromers can be up, down, across the pool and hopefully you will still be on your feet and not on your back.
Pretty exciting stuff! Recommend Early Nov. thru Mid. Dec. for this type of fight. Winter and Spring they slow down a tad, but are still great fight's.
Ever heard these?
W.C. Fields Quote: (you youngsters may need to google his name ;)
When he was asked what he spent all his money on?
Broads, Booze and Gambling, the rest I wasted.

W.C. Fields Quote on Death:
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.

W.C. Fields Quote on Prejudice:
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.

W.C. Fields Quote on Trust:
Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.

"Money may not buy happiness..... ....but it'll buy fishing gear, and that's sorta the same thing"

The Steelhead and Salmon fishing of your dreams...... ............ we'll mak'm reeeeeeeeeeeeeel,
Randy Jones

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Pulaski, NY
Pulaski, NY 13142
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