PGS and the Tailwater Lodge put together this awesome winter package. You get two nights lodging at the Tailwater Lodge, hot breakfast at the Lodge and two days of guided float trips on the Salmon River For $875 a $235 savings. The special is good from December 15th thru February 28th. Interested?? Questions?? Send me a email or give me a call.
What we lacked in salmon this year, the steelhead are making up for it. If you’re on any social media sites for the Salmon River area you will see a lot of the big steelhead being caught this year.
I’m book solid thru all of November but a couple of the guides I use have some open dates. If you want to get in on some great steelhead fishing click here to contact me about booking a trip.
There are plenty of steelhead in the river, they just don’t want to bite like we want them too. The water temp is just too warm for them to act like they should. The plus side, there’s a cold front on the way. Just like there are plenty of fish, there are plenty of fisherman along the banks of the Salmon River. Respect each other’s space and don’t crowd in on other anglers space and have a enjoyable day fishing, isn’t that why were out there???
Fishing remains slow and everyone has theories to where the fish are or even if we are going to get a decent return of fish this year. Is it because of the flood in 2010? Low water and lack of eggs at the hatchery in 2011?? The cold winter and colder then normal lake temperatures this year?? Or 60% of last years fish at the hatchery last year were two year olds (this years fish) Or all the above. Only time will tell. As I type this there has been some fish showing up at the mouth staged in front.
On the plus side there are some Steelhead in the river, if you try to target them you could be rewarded like Blake here in the picture above.
Started my river trips for the season on Sunday and it was pretty slow. We saw more fish going back to the lake at daylight then we saw swimming upstream the rest of the day, which is pretty common this time of the year.
If your looking to book Steelhead dates in November I have very few left, don’t wait.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new public health assessment from the New York State Department of Health warns people to stay away from the soil and sediment near Eighteen mile Creek in Niagara County.
Experts say touching and handling the soil around the creek could harm people’s health. The report also offers a stern message for fishermen to avoid eating any fish from the creek.
Learn more – Read the state’s report
Is it a Brown Trout or Atlantic??? This is always a topic of discussion on the fishing forum’s and social media . Since the fall run is quickly approaching, here is a ID Chart from Sea Grant to help you identify them. To see the full ID chart from Sea Grant, click here.
I have a had few people ask me when the release dates are this summer, here they are.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be at the Tailwater Lodge June 20, 2014.
Spey Nation Spey Clave Event on June 21, 2017 at the Pineville DEC parking lot.
Celebrate Fishing Show and Sale July 12, 2014 at the Salmon River Sport Fishing Museum on Rt13.
This season is a wrap and what a great season it was. The Salmon run started out early in August and was incredible all the way thru October with some really big kings! Steelhead season started off with a bang too and continued right thru the fall. Those early fish in the DSR made for some great takes for my clients swinging flies. Winter fishing was good if you wanted to do battle with Old Man Winter – Me, I must be getting older, I can’t take those really cold days anymore. With the long winter came a extended spring season and as I type this there is still plenty of fish to be caught in the river. We saw some insane numbers come to the net and anyway you wanted to catch them. To top it all off I had Great clients/Friends, so what more could a guide ask for!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this coming season! Just think Salmon Season is only 3 1/2 months away!!!