Fishing, Pulaski NY
Welcome to home of the world famous Salmon River Ny!
The Salmon River is known as the Salmon Capital of the East. It
offers world class fishing to any and all who wish to try their
luck. Every fall thousands and thousands of King and Coho Salmon
begin their annual spawning run into Lake Ontario tributaries. The
Salmon River has a fish hatchery which ensures good numbers of returning
fish year after year. Also, recent years have shown that in the
Salmon River and its tributaries, natural reproduction has seen
The fish that return to the Salmon River in the fall will vary
in species, numbers and size. The most abundant fish to return to
the Salmon River is the King Salmon. Also known as a Chinook Salmon,
not only is it the most abundant it is also the biggest fish to
run the river. King Salmon from the Salmon River have been known
to top the scales at over 40 lbs with many fish in the 20-30 lb
range. Along with the big fish there will be some 1 year old fish
called jacks. These fish rarely weigh over 10-12 lbs.
Coho Salmon are less in numbers and in size. The record Coho was
caught in the lake near Oswego and weighed over 33lbs. What they
lack in size they make up for in fight. Also in the fall, good numbers
of Steelhead and Brown Trout enter the river. The Brown Trout are
fall spawners. They enter the river to eat the eggs of the spawning
salmon and steelhead. Trout of over 22 lbs have been taken during
the Salmon run.
Catching these trophy fish requires the right type of tackle and
the right technique. I have learned to match the tackle and technique
to the conditions which the River provides us. In other words, I
can help you catch trophy fish whether it is early or late in the
run, or the river is abnormally high or low. Beginning around mid
August, the salmon begin to congregate near and in the mouth of
the Salmon River. This is when my season begins. I will take clients
to the estuary in my drift boat at all hours of the day or night.
This type of fishing can be very productive. It is possible to get
your limit in a couple of hours. It is easy fishing and you do not
need a lot of experience. As the season progresses, salmon start
to move into the river. At this point, we may drift down the river
stopping at several hot spots until we find good numbers of fish.
This fishing is very different from estuary fishing. It requires
waders, the ability to wade a river, and to put up with sometimes
very crowded conditions. Drawbacks aside, this can be the most exciting
fishing experience in your life. When conditions are right, you
may hook upwards of 30 fish in a day. These fish will wear you out.
I have had several battles that took over 30 minutes to win. It
is not uncommon for the battle to require you to either walk up
or down river in order to land the fish. These are are tough fish
that test the angler and the tackle. THESE ARE TROPHY FISH!
Fishing Lake Ontario can produce some great Salmon!
Summer salmon taken on Lake Ontario.
Please feel free to give us a call for more information on
how to book a trip. (315) 298-4530
Shane and Jackie Thomas