Salmon River Pulaski NY Fishing Report
Capt. Troy Creasy
January 13, 2010
Salmon River - Freshwater Fishing Report
Not a lot to report on the salmon river right now. I canceled a few trips due to the bitter cold but I am out the next later this week and the weekend so I will have an update then. This cold weather has most of the river is full of slush. You will have to concentrate your efforts in the upper end of the river. Blue eggs and small pink and chartreuse flies are doing the job there. Fishing overall has been very slow. We need some water.
From Jay Peck I have the following:
Western New York fishing report by Jay Peck – www.jaypeckguides.com
Starting with the Oak Orchard River, river conditions here with all things considered, not bad. There are no ice issues, and water flows are at what we call a medium to medium low flow for now. The water color is clear which is normal after a prolonged freeze. One word of caution. If water flows do come up and go over the overflow, be on the look out for large chunks of ice floating down river. Be mindful and make sure you have a quick escape. As for flies, stay with egg flies and nymphs in sizes 12 to 8. Down river in the deeper slower water try fishing white bunny flies and woolly buggers.
The smaller area streams and creeks will need a longer warming period, than what we will most likely receive. I would not plan on fishing any of these stretches of water for some time.
This latest cold snap has also locked up all the area lakes and ice fisherman have big smiles on their faces.
Chaumont Bay and Black Lake are the hot spots as they are producing good catches of perch.
Oneida lake conditions are improving by the day. There are still a lot of open spots but the east end near sylvan beach is locking up pretty good.
Reports from Sodus bay are the same. God ice in certain spots, but you need to use caution.
Perch have been the main target and small caty jigs in a variety of colors are taking most of the fish there as well..
My January schedule is full but I have plenty of days in February and March. As for Spring 2010 I have: April 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 & May 8 & 9 as well as plenty of days for the 2010 lake season
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Remember to stay safe, be respectful of others and put a few back for another day.
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