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Jan. 1 Steelhead Fishing Report Salmon River Pulaski NY:
Even though Im on vacation, I wanted
to share with all of you what happened today in a 2 hour period
while fishing the lower river. Looked over the short bridge for slush
and was happy to see that it was clearing up. I met Ray at 10 A.M.
in the D.S.R. parking lot and broke trail to the stairs. Noticed that
a number of deer and turkey had already packed the snow down for us.
Went directly to some prime Chrome real estate and on my 3rd cast with
an orange egg sack on 6lb. test tippet my line stopped in the middle
of the drift and the rod began to shake. Hhhmmm- I wonder what this means.
Turns out it was a very bright, fresh, Steelhead of about 8 lb's. Ray missed
one and I hit nothing for the next half hour with eggs, noticed
fish porpasing in the hole as will as fish rolling off our main line.
We left for the --- hole. As we walked across the river we
noticed the water was a bit deeper and running a tad faster than a normal
285 cfs. Due to the shelf ice on the edges of the river and anchor ice
on the bottom the water flow was actually being concentrated or compressed.(
Please keep this in mind when wading the lower river) Another safety tip
to remember is that beneath the shelf ice that you are standing on,
it could be knee deep or deeper, so it pays to know your water. Ray who
is pictured above is on shelf ice that is over thigh deep water. At the
edge of the ice it's over your waist. How do I know? (We will save that story
for another time!)
With-in a couple of the first few cast's I had another
one on. This one again was so bright that I was glad I had
my sunglasses on to keep the suns reflection off the silvery sides
of the steelhead from blinding me.
The biggest problem we had
(if you can call it that) was how to land a fish when you were restricted
from approaching the edge of the shelf ice. Nether of us carried a net
so we finally broke away at the ice in the tail so that we might have
a shot at landing one.
After a I hooked a couple more, Ray asked what pound
test I was using. Turns out that Ray was fishing a little heavier
than me and when he dropped down on his 3rd cast his rod went a
shaking! Ray lands an 8 lb. male with a nice hooked jaw. (Fish was
released) Ray got his on a pink egg sack.
Moral of the Story?
- It always pays to experiment
with all aspects of you rigging, egg sack colors, flies, etc. Orange
and Pink were the productive colors of our egg sacks today. I couldn't
get a touch on the normally productive blue goo.
By noon, the sun was out and it had warmed to what
seemed to be the warmest it's been in a month. (30 degrees ?) We
were both actually over dressed for these temp's, if you can believe
that. It was interesting that as the temp's rose, so did the amount
of anchor ice floating on the surface of the water. It made the fishing
impossible so we both left after 2 hours of fishing and the knowledge
we had gained. In 2 hours and 2 holes fished, I had 6 fish on
and could of landed 4 with a net.. I'm not bragging, but this is what
you can expect when you time it just right and the fish gods smile upon
Stay tuned, Randy
1/24 Fishing Report Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide:
Our main goal today was to learn all
the prime holding waters of the D.S.R. (Lower River). After we
hit our 3rd fish in a row out of a small depression in the bottom of
the river, I told Andy that since he wanted to learn all the holes
we should leave this spot. He changed his mind real quick and decided
a few more fish would be an O.K. exchange for learning a few more holes.
So we stayed and hooked up another real quick. (He-he) and then it was
off for more fun and excitement. Today we fished hard, only hitting the
most productive lies in 285 cfs. Very light fishing pressure. Did notice
a big lack of fish in this area compared to the month of Dec. Most fish have
pushed out, up river with a few freshies trickling in daily. Andy
and I had a blast having almost the entire river to ourselves. Not only
did Andy learn a lot, but also got into some reeeeeeel burners,
Andy works the lil -- hole down to -- and is 3
for 6 for the day. All dime bright freshies!
( All fish Released
1/25 Fishing Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Report:
Same ol same hole - nothing has changed
from the last few post's. The fish ( Steelhead 8-12 lb's)
are in and waiting for you. Middle to lower river holding the most.
D.S.R. has cooled off. Come on up and join us, wont you?
Guest Steelhead Fishing Testimonial:
Randy, Thank you for a truly great outing.
Basically, I knew nothing about the river - in previous trips
would usually end up somewhere in Altmar, following other fishermen
around like a sheep. Now, I feel confident that I can approach
the river with a strategy and a technique that will at least afford
me the opportunity to identify and access "fishy" water and present
my fly to fish for as long and as naturally as possible. Additionally,
we studied numerous slots and runs that I never would've even considered
stumbling around on my own. As I learned, it really is as precise
as fitting a key into a lock.
I cannot stress enough how invaluable this experience
was, from the standpoint of a guy that lives a couple hours away,
and simply cannot devote the time necessary to develop on my own
a comfort level with such a complex fishery. I hope you will be able
to find some room for me in March...I promise it will take me less
than half a day to figure out that "straight out in front of you" means
straight out in front of me. By the way, I think I pulled my hamstring
sprinting after that last fish. Thanks again. Andy (See 1/24 Report)
Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazine excerpts: Size
Counts! When working the Northeast Surf - Flats, Two Hands Are
Better Than One ( Check it out, Lefty K. and I were both interviewed
for this lil nugget)
Look for my "Go To" fly in the May issue of Fly Fishing
in Salt Waters magazine. This 25 lb., 40 inch Bass ate it good! Bob
Funk of Mustad Hooks - Size 4 #34009. Mustad Sand Lance Pattern.
Biggest Striper on a fly for Bob.
Ron's Fishing Report and Testimonial:
Ron with a Trophy Steelhead Wall Mount'r. (17.5 lb's)
November 2 is a day I will remember for the rest
of my life . It started out crisp and clear in the morning as we
started our Drift Boat Trip down the river .My companions were
Drift Boat Guide Randy Jones of Yankee Angler , and my best friend
Jim Ciantar .
We stopped at a couple of holes to fish but with
little success, and I mean little . The second place we stopped
Jim and I teamed up to take six fish ranging from 3-6 inches long
. We all got a pretty good chuckle out of that . However it gave Randy
an opportunity to work on our techniques . The proper cast and drift
is crucial when fishing the Salmon River. Randy is one of the finest
teachers I have come across . He has an uncommon blend of humor , patience
, and knowledge which is rare. He explained his tactics and why he
uses them . Steelhead location and why they are there . Also seasonal
changes regarding Steelhead location , all invaluable fishing information
The third spot we hit was awesome . Which by the
way , Randy was rushing to because he knew some Steelhead were
there . Within a couple of minutes after dropping the Drift Boat
anchor I hooked up with a real burner Steelhead, but lost him . The
Fishing had been slow up to that point but Jim and I managed to hook
up five more Steelhead in the next couple of hours . We worked the hole
from both sides in and out of the Drift Boat . All the while Fishing Guide
Randy was coaching us on how to properly fish the hole and where the Steelhead
lay up . Before we left that hole I managed to hook and land the below 17.5
pound beautiful male steelie . (Who will spend the rest of his days on
my wall . ) It has taken me nine years and a lot of time and money to
get that fish . My first good steelhead . Truly a fish of a lifetime .
Jim also hooked a nice silver bullet Steelhead about 12 pounds but lost
him at the net.
I have been fishing for a long time , and for many
different species , from marlin to pan fish . In those years I
have had some really great days . This certainly was one of the best
. The combination of beautiful weather , great people , cooperative
fish on a scenic river , well that is pretty hard to beat .
For those of you just getting started in salmon and
steelhead fishing , do yourself a favor . Hire a Guide . It does
not have to take nine years like it took me .I highly recommend Randy
he is a true professional and a real good guy . Ron Scheer , Vernon
My guest Ron w/ a Reeeel Burning Trophy 17.5 lb.Steelhead
Hum Dinger Honk'a. Congrats Ron!
Hi Ron, Thanks for your report, kind and generous
words! Boy, I'll have a hard time fitting my head
thru the front door after that one ;) Randy
Rick (son of dad Dick K. photo'd below) w/ an exciting
Dick K. w/ a nice silver bullet. Fishing you a speedy
Dick K. Testimonials:
It may be difficult to understand the term World
Class Fishing until you have been here. But perhaps this will help!
Again both Rik and I thank you for another great
trip. I continue to marvel at both your knowledge of the Salmon
River and the patience exercised in providing instructions on the
techniques necessary to successfully catch fish; with the bonus
of enabling us to fish with the best Orvis equipment. There may have
been a lot of fisherman in the Douglaston Run, but I seriously doubt
anyone one was as successful as Rik and I in hooking-up on as many salmon.
(And lucky Rik catches his first Steelhead of 20lbs on his first cast
of the day.) When I recall us fishing a pool in the afternoon and hooking
18 to 20 salmon in a three hour period while an array of other fisherman
fishing the same pool never got a strike, is a tribute to your superior
abilities as a guide. I consider myself fortunate to be able to fish
with you as many times as I have in such a short period of time (I
believe it was my seventh trip in one and one half years.) There will
hopefully be many more trips and all will be you if you continue to
be available. Those three successful spring steelhead trips with you
has me now hooked. As I have repeatedly stated to my many fishing friends,
you can either go fishing or you can charter Drift Boat Guide Randy for
Another note of appreciation for yesterday's outing
for steelhead and your teaching Rick, and providing me reinforcements,
regarding the techniques for hooking, playing, and landing steelhead.
I was as pleased as Rick that he caught and released his first steelhead.
Fortunately he did it while he was 30 years old and not 55. But as
many of your clients and readers have previously reported, I also
made many unsuccessful fishing trips (not even a hook-up) to the Salmon
River NY before making a1998 trip with you and catching several steelhead
in "Pucker Brush Creek". My only disappointment is that your reputation
for catching fish and teaching successful steelhead/salmon techniques
has made you a very popular Drift Boat Guide which makes it difficult
to book with you unless you plan far ahead. Thanks, Dick and Rick
Randy, Thank you for several memorable trips this
year on the Salmon River NY. The highlight of the year was definitely
the outing on the Salmon River during September Guide drift boat
fishing salmon and steelhead on the Salmon River NY with my son for
salmon. Never have I experienced such numbers of large and aggressive
Salmon in all my 45 years of fishing. I estimate we had over 60 hook-ups
on King Salmon and caught and released 12, two of which were between 30
and 35 pounds. Close behind was the spring drift boat trip for Steelhead
on the remote stretch of Pucker Brush Creek. Seeing over 2 dozen Steelhead
off the drift boat in a one mile stretch, with no one else around, reminded
me of Alaska. After those experiences, I decided traveling to the Northwest
Territories for lake trout and grayling or to Labrador for brook trout
are a thing of the past and I will concentrate on the quality of fishing
available in New York State. If you ever need a recommendation, I would
be pleased to provide one. Dick Koelling
I'd like to fish my good friend and client
Dick Koelling a speedy recovery from a recent stroke.
Dick's been out w/ me 100 times on the
Salmon River for Kings, Coho's, Brown's and Steelhead. (We've
even done a few "Grand Slam's")
2/18 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Fishing
Canceled today due to frigid cold temperatures and
wind chills below zero. Presently we are receiving 3-6 inch's of
lake effect at (10:00 AM.) Word had it that the DSR was all slush
in the early part of the AM. but was clear when I crossed the short
bridge at noon. Yes, fresh fish abound in the lower river! I'll be out
tomorrow, so stay tuned for more fun and excitement aboard the .com drift
2/17 Fishing Report Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide:
Unfortunately for me, Phil's cell phone was off at
4:30 AM. when I called to see if they really wanted to fish in
below zero temperatures. When I met Bob and Phil they were anxious
to get out there, so off we went into the dark. Ye-haa! (Why
me Lord! - yukyuk)
We started off working on our presentation, dealing
with the wind and frigid temperatures. Wind chill was an average
-7 degrees with gust's up to 40 miles per hour. We lasted until 11:00
AM. I was surprised to see all the other hardy soles around today. We
had a slow day of fishing with Bob calling it quits after a couple hour's
and Phil going 1 for 3 on steelhead.
One of the more humorous thing's
today was one that most of us can sort of relate too. As Phil
was running his drift he accidentally hooked into an anglers line
who was fishing across from us. I could see what had happened but
felt a practical joke coming on. Phil and the other angler set their
rod's hard. I "politely" yelled to Phil in an excited fashion to reel,
reel, reel, keep your tip up, get even or below the fish!!!!
Phil being the good student did as he was asked. With all the excitement
and commotion it took Phil about 10 seconds to realize he was
hooked to the anglers line across from him and not on a fish. All
anglers around us had a chuckle as I apologized to Phil for having such
a warped sense of humor.
(Phil mumbled something under his breath
and I'm sure if I had heard it, I wouldn't be able
to reprint it here
Am noticing fresh beds on a daily basis through out
the entire river, females ready to spawn, spawners on their beds
and most winter fish showing their spawning colors. With water temperatures
still so cold, Im a little surprised to see so much of this
so soon. Fresh fish are entering the river on a daily basis.
2/16 Salmon River NY Drift Boat Guide Fishing Report:
Today I was joined by Steve, an old friend and Dave
a new friend. This was Dave's first time ever fishing the Salmon
River. I do not think it will be their last. They were already talking
about a return trip in April. It's funny how this river does that
to you. Especially when you have a banner day! Who would think that
fishing in sub-freezing temperatures could be so much fun.
The funniest thing today for me
I gave my first demonstration cast of the morning. The rod gave
a quiver and with out saying a word I handed the rod to (half a sleep)
Steve. Within a few seconds he realized he had one on and the laughs were
I have some clients who refuse to hand me their rod
to show them a drift or check to make sure they are weighted properly.
These are some of my more seasoned guest's who have seen this
The highlight for me:
Dave was so excited,
he could not stop talking about the fun he was having. Dave's
exuberance helped me to remember my first time fishing the river.
Adrenaline pumping rush's, totally at awe with the strength,
size and fight of these incredible metal head machines.
Steve and Dave ended the day with a 8 for 13
tally on steelhead. A true day for -- KINGS!
Join me tomorrow,
on this never ending fishing safari,
Be careful on Sat. Its forecast to be very windy
and that should put the wind chill into single digits or worse.
I'll see you all out there! (Why me Lord ;)
2/15 Fishing Report Salmon River in Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift
My guests today were Dave and Dan from Albany. This
was Dan's first time Steelheading so we spent the better part of
the morning working together on his drift fishing technique. By
late morning both were on fire with a 6 for 13 steelhead batting average!
We did a little sight fishing again, but mostly blind casting into the
heads and tails of the pools. What I found interesting today was
we found a very large concentration of Steelhead in a spot where yesterday
there were none. I guess that's what keeps it interesting. We methodically
covered 5 or 6 different area's thoroughly before moving on. We hit
fish in all spots except one. With the water being at 700 cfs through
Tuesday, you can count on a good number of freshies making their way
into the river. (hint)
The higher water should also push those
fish holding in the deep water pools from lower to mid river, up.
Get ready, cause it's Miller Time!
May all your doorknob's smell of fish,
If you are coming up this weekend to fish, bring
a shovel and sleep in. ;)
Hello Guys! A few years ago I was
fly-fishing the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY with Geir Sivertzen
and Bob Funk. We had a tremendous day catching 50 of the 85 salmon and
trout that we hooked. It was truly the fishing outing of a lifetime.
The river was filled with fresh lake-run Chinook and Coho salmon, brown
trout and steelhead.
I was fishing with 8 pound tippet (leader) when I
hooked into the Coho salmon of a lif
time. After a 25 minute battle, I managed to grab its tail as our guide Randy Jones
, was busy chasing
fish that Bob and Geir were fighting. My Coho salmon measured 35 inches
(88.9 cm) and weighed 22 pounds (9.98 kg). After weighing and measuring
it, I quickly released it back into the river. It was by far the largest
Coho Salmon I had ever landed in nearly 20 years of fishing for them.
The next day, I looked at the International Game Fish Association, IGFA,
Record Book and saw that the 8 pound tippet class Fly Rod record was
19lb 9oz. My fish beat the World Record by well over 2 pounds. I felt
sick, because I did not go through all the necessary steps to register
the fish as a record. So, the old record stands, but we all know that
I beat it.
The fish was caught on one of my special flies I came up with, called
Jeff's Coho Candy. It is tied on a Mustad 80500BL size 10. Recently
I have started tying the same fly on a Partridge SINGLE SALMON SALAR
BLACK in size 9 as well. On the left, you can see me holding the "would-have-been-a-record"
Coho. From now on I'll carry a copy of the IGFA Record Book in
the back of my fishing vest.
Jeff Pierce - Mustad US Sales Co-ordinator
2/14 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat
Guide Fishing Report:
First day back in the office and boy did I have my
hands full with these two! I had to keep an eye on Mike for fear
that he would fish all day with out a fly on the end of his line and
not notice. Bill had this infatuation with tree's. If they were within
100 feet he was in them. Across the river, behind him, over his head and
even when he was walking down the trail he kept getting stuck in them.
I had to give them both a time out. Heck, I was the one needing
a time out! ;)
With today's low light and on and off rain I was not
sure if sight fishing would be an option. The banks were 2-3 feet
higher with snow which gave us an edge. The higher up you are, the
easier it is to see. I walked my guests into an area where I hoped we
might see a few and there they were. I counted about 4 that were holding
in a boulder field. Bill and Mike enjoyed being able to see these fish
in their natural state and have an opportunity to fish for them. A
couple of the brightest Steelhead were their reward. They gave us some
reeeeell burning ruunnnnnss! The balance were hooked in transitional
, resting spots and Winter lies. My guest's were 5 for 9 steelhead
at days end
. No easy ones in this group, Mike and Bill fished
hard. Congrats to you both! ( All fish released )
Water levels are going up to 700 cfs tonight until
next Tues. One or more flow increases may occur. Expect it to be
higher, Mid. to Lower river with run-off and Orwell and Trout brook.
2/13 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
Water level to remain at 285 cfs until Friday. Fish
are spread through out the river. No large concentrations in any
one spot. Most are being found in the deep, slow water. Some are being
found in transitional, resting locations as they trickle in and
up the river. Air temp's. are to moderate into the mid. to upper
30's for the next several days. Wet snow or rain is in the forecast.
(Run-off?) It's good to be back! Randy
Guest Salmon River NY Steelhead Fishing Referral
Randy, Since you were already booked on the 5 days
we had to fish.
I cant thank you enough for referring me to
Steve for a guided trip on Feb 11th. My brother and I both wanted
to get into fish which we did but more importantly we wanted to learn
and experience the Salmon River which we also did. Steve really went
out of his way to answer all of our questions, teach us how to rig,
and fish the river, as well as give us lots of info on the river.
We had a great day with him and again Thanks for referring us to him.
Dave, Im glad to hear you had an enjoyable day out
with Steve. He works hard and loves to share his wealth of knowledge
with others. Best, Randy
Fishing Humor and more Ramblings:
Teach a man or women to fish and they will go out
and buy expensive fishing equipment, stupid looking clothes, a
sports utility vehicle, travel 1,000 miles to the "hottest" fishing
hole, and stand waist deep in cold water just so they can try to
outsmart a fish that has a brain the size of a pea.
(Average cost per fish: $395.68)
What normally triggers a run
is low light; rise in water level or its biological spawning clock.
Where to fish during a run? --This covers all species
of fish that are in a transitional stage that are entering the river
and creeks. Most fish use the contour of the bottom and current to
navigate. They travel virtually the same route, day after day taking
a lot of the guesswork out of it. Where I sight fish for Stripers
(Monomoy Island-Cape Cod) on the flats, this is also true. Normally
the deepest part of the river is where they will travel. Once you’ve
made this determination, the next step is to search out their holding,
resting points. The length of time they will hold in any particular
type of structure is determined by (qaulity of the current break) the
size of the hole, pocket, depth, speed of water and what they had to
travel through to get to that point. Also fishing pressure and weather
is a consideration. To narrow you’re search down for the best resting
spots. Consider any deep water just above a long stretch of rapids. These
normally are the tails of pools were there is slow moving water and depth
to offer security, and a break from stronger currents. These are the areas
were they will be for the longest period of time allowing you the most shots.
To improve your odds even further, look for channels or areas where the
majority of fish travel and hold in a small area of the tail end of the
hole. A hole maybe 50 feet by 50 feet. But they hold in a 10-ft. by 10-ft.
area due to a depression or rocky structure breaking the current flow.
Fish long & prosper! Randy Jones
3/30 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
Jack and son Brian were my guests today aboard the
dot-com drift boat. It was raining heavy form the time we met at
5 AM. until present 5 PM. LOTS of run-off with the DSR starting to
turn cloudy and off color by noon.
Jack had 2 fish on within the first 20 minutes. 4
more hook-ups were to follow until I put Brian in Jacks spot. Shortly
there after Brian was hooked - up and landed his first steelhead. 4
for 7 was the final tally
, egg sacks and flies were used with
success. By noon we were drenched from head to toe and called it an
early day. Water level - Even with an ALL day steady rain, at 3 PM.
the water level is still being forecast to be 700 plus run-off until
Monday midnight. ( Can and probably well change ) The water was supposed
to be dropped at noon today from 1200 to 700 but by 9:30 AM. it had already
dropped 6 inches in the DSR area.
Guest Steelhead Fishing Testimonial:
Hi Randy, I Just wanted to drop you a note to say
thanks for an awesome day on the River 3/21. Alex and I appreciated
you sharing your knowledge of the river but more importantly helping
us hook into some fish. As soon as the pictures come back Alex
will have his lone fish plastered on the walls in his office and in
his living room. In addition I would like to commend you on your professionalism.
You do an excellent job promoting the sport. I look forward to scheduling
another trip with you next spring. Mark
Thanks Mark, I had a blast! Lots of laughs and
bent rods. Say Hi to Alex and congratulate him again for landing
his first steelhead. I really!!!! liked the picture of you and your
brother with that fish! Best, Randy
( See 3/21 report )
3/29 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat
Guide Fishing Report:
Ken joined me again today for another incredible steelhead
day on the water. We hit 3 spots and hit fish in all 3. He was
3 for 7 by days end.
The below fish will be mounted and all others
were released. We were running an 8 lb. main line with a 6 lb. leader.
Flies imitating eggs and also Egg sacks - ( Orange and pink ) were used.
Another day for KINGS! Big Steelhead for the day, Nice 14 lb'er for Mr.
Card. Water level is supposed to go from 1200 cfs Friday noon to 700
cfs, until Monday Midnight. ( Can and probably will change )
3/28 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat
Guide Fishing Report:
Ken has been out with me many times before and always
seems to hit it just right. His skill level is such that it's a
very relaxing day with only the occasional oiling on his presentation
Ken just recently went through open heart surgery.
I was somewhat afraid he might do additional damage to his heart
by all the reel screaming, jumps and torpedo steelhead runs he was
tied into today.
I almost asked Ken to pay me in advance when he started
to hook up consistently. I was not sure if his heart could take
it! Well it did take it and probably made it stronger.
I like Ken because I can really let my hair down with
him. When he does something stupid I really let him have it,
but good. In return, I get a sleeeew of curse words and a
bang on the head with his rod.
By 6:30 AM. the first Steely was in the cooler from
the first spot. We had to go on a Nantucket sleigh ride through
a mined, white water, boulder field to land it.
By 6:45 AM. the second metal head was given it's last
By 2 PM. Ken was 3 for 7. Not bad for a rookie.
Congrats! (All fish were released into Ken's
(P.S. As I edit and update this ol' golden nugget
from the past. This old report was written back when there was
a 3 steelhead limit on the Salmon River. Now it's 1 per angler per
day with a size restriction. The pay to play section has its own reg's.
Join me tomorrow for another
non stop, never ending, almost virtual adventure aboard the .com
Until the next fish bites, Randy
Salmon River NY Steelhead Mail Bag Q and added
Randy, I needed a question answered so I figured I
would ask the master himself. I am headed to the salmon river
this weekend, and see that the river is at 1200 cfs. What
do I do to fish the higher water? How would the fish be reacting
to the change in water depth, and speed. Hope to hear from ya soon.
Hello, The fish change their lies every time there
is a major change in water flow in most holes. Example- --
pool, they sit at the head, closer to the downed tree in lower water
(deeper water.) In higher water they sit down towards the tail. Further
back is less current flow to deal with but also gives them deep enough
water to feel safe and secure. Some fish have moved into the diversions
to escape the higher flow, while others are in the tails of the pools
or hiding behind anything that breaks the flow. Salmon River
- mainly look for seams, pockets and slower water. The larger holes down
river are holding the most and freshest fish. Creeks
and with a few fish, but will be crowded this weekend with the Salmon
River running at 1200 cfs and the locals out in force. Hope this helps.
WEATHER SYNOPSIS - MIDWINTER CONDITIONS CONTINUED
ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN NEW YORK DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS. AN INCH
OR TWO OF SNOWFELL OVER MOST BASINS...BUT HEAVIER AMOUNTS FELL OVER
OSWEGO COUNTY. SNOW COVERED THE GROUND EVERYWHERE...WITH AN AVERAGE
OF 6 TO 12 INCHES OVER THE WESTERN BASINS...BUT OVER THREE FEET
OVER THE TUG HILL EAST OF LAKE ONTARIO. TEMPERATURES WILL FINALLY EASE
A BIT ON WEDNESDAY BUT LITTLE RUNOFF IS EXPECTED. THE NEXT THREAT OF RAIN
ANDTHAWING TEMPERATURRS WOULD BE LATER THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...BUT COLDER
WEATHER SHOULD RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND...SO A PROLONGED SNOWMELT IS NOT
The above will add even more snow and eventually
run-off in the Spring here, which is always a good thing :)
3/27 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat
Guide Fishing Report:
George, Russell and myself gave it our best, but could
only come up with 1 fish in 4 hours of fishing. We stopped early
as the West wind straight off Lake Ontario had a nice little bite to
it. (I guess its time to put the skirt on)
Anyway, both gentlemen
have been around the block a few times and the morning was filled with
a lifetime of fishing exploits from around the country.
At one point, I noticed Russell's fly line was
wrapped around the drain plug in the back of the boat that keeps
the Salmon River from flowing in. As he pulled on his line, out popped
the plug and the Salmon River was free flowing into the boat, like
a garden hose turned on high.
We had a hard time replacing it as we were both
doubled over laughing as the boat took on water, and me yelling
at Russell to get the DARN ( this was not the word I used) plug back
in or we would be swimming to shore in 33 degree water :) Never a dull
Water was moving pretty good at 1200 cfs,
4 inch's of fresh snow covered the pines with blue bird skies as
3/26 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat
Guide Fishing Report:
Bill and Julie are engaged and for valentines day
Bill ( being the romantic that he is) gave Julie a drift boat trip.
(he-he) I like Bills way of thinking Actually, Julie and Bill
love to fish so its a great way for both of them to get out and spend
some quality time together. Today's AM. air temps were in the teens
and snow squalls all day long. I hope Bill takes her someplace warmer
for her B-day. Julie was amazing, she wasn't cold and did not complain
once. She was tuffer than most of the men I take out and she could probably
out fish most of them too! (he-he)
I'd have to agree with Bill that Julie was quite the
catch, she works in a pastry shop making incredibly delicious mouth
water pastries, loves to fish and also normally out fish's all the
men in the pool, now that's a keep-a!
We were 3 for 7 on steelhead, with Bill 1 for 2 and
Julie 2 for 5.
The .com drift boat was lost most of the day trying
to find the magnet that might attract some silver metal. We hit
one here and there but could not find the numbers we were all hoping
for. In the bottom of the ninth we anchored at the last spot. Julie loaded
up the bases pretty quickly with 3 fish on. Then it was Bills turn at
bat. He swings and hits a grand slam with a chromer getting landed!
Great day, great couple, doesn't get much better! Congrats to you
Water Levels are to be 1200 cfs until Friday. (Can
and probably will change)
DAILY HYDROLOGICAL STATUS AND FORECAST - WEATHER SYNOPSIS:
SNOW DEPTHS ARE UNUSUALLY HIGH FOR THE END OF MARCH...AVERAGING 6
TO 12 INCHES OVER THE WESTERN BASINS...AND UP TO 4 FEET ON THE TUG
HILL. WATER EQUIVALENTS AVERAGE AN INCH OR SO IN THE WEST...BUT UP
TO 14 INCHES OVER THE TUG. RIVERS AND CREEKS ARE RUNNING A BIT HIGHER
THAN USUAL...BUT LITTLE CHANGE IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS
WITH SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES CONTINUING. THE NEXT THAW IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND RUNOFF WILL INCREASE LATER IN THE WEEK.
F.Y.I. - Lil Salmon River NY Drift Boat Guide Fishing
Pound test of leader
is simply determined
by several factors. Fresh or educated, clarity, speed of water,
low light or bright. Length of leader
- (No more than 4
feet from any added weight to hook)
is simply determined
by clarity, speed, depth of water, structure and fresh or educated.
As we were fishing today I realized how easy it is
to get lazy. Don't change the weight, pound test of leader or length.
HA! Sometimes I change the color, weight, egg sack, fly, size
of hook, length of leader and pound test in each location we stop
at. The above "generic" formula is what I use. Good Luck, Randy
3/24 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
Today was my day off so I took 2 friends out for a
little fishing all around this area. It was a perfect chance to
see what was up with several different water sheds. We started in
one area and by past experience I would of bet we were in for a 10-20
steelhead day. Conditions could not of been more perfect. Pucker Brush
Creek #4 was dropping and clearing up. I only hooked up one in the honey
hole before we moved on to Pucker Brush #2. Evan and Dave each hit
several fish and landed a beauty. After lunch we decided to drift Altmar
to Pineville for a lil fishing. But mostly a detailed description of
all the holes, etc so both would increase their knowledge of this section
of river. Dave hit one in the Ellis Cove area and off we went chasing
the fish in the boat. We lost it in a tree branch that was hanging in the
The funniest thing that happened today
what followed Dave's hook up in ol" Pucker Brush. Evan ran to the
car to get the net. He comes running out into the stream with the net
-----minus the handle? Yup, so there I was trying to net Dave's fish
with only the basket and no handle. Fish was lost. Needless to say Evan
took his fair share of friendly ribbing the rest of the day. We found
and landed some fresh run metal heads today. Congrats! ( All fish released
3/23 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat
Guide Fishing Report:
Ken invited me to fish with him, so I did for a little
while. Ken out fished me big time with me hooking 0 and him 10!
Ouch!! He had to work for all fish with one here and there. Ken has
fished the river for 10 years and knows it like the inside of his pocket.
I would classify him as being in the 10% that catches 90% of the fish.
Why would someone with that much knowledge and angling ability level
hire a guide?
Actually, he was mostly interested in a lil fine tuning
and seeing how I rig, run a drift, flies, etc. I guess its true
that you can never know it all. There were a few things that I think
will help Ken in his future quest's for the mighty metal head.
1. Casting across the river to start his drift and
not up it. ( Big hand on twelve Ken, remember grade school? yukyuk
2. Holding the rod tip higher on the drift. This cuts
down on the amount of line that is in the water. The more line
in the water, the greater chance for a bow to form.
A bow is slack and slack does not allow you to maintain
direct contact with the bottom. It also swings your fly, bait through
the water not giving it a dead drift. (Trying to match the bottom
current) Slack also delays the feeling of a snag eating rock and sometimes
does not give you the immediate feel to hop your weight over it. Thus
hanging up on the bottom. Slack also does not give you the immediate
feel for when a fish mouths your fly. If a fish takes and then spits
your fly with a bow or slack line sometimes you will not even notice
I believe that 1/4 to 1/2 of the takes by fish
on this river are not detected by the angler for this and a combination
of other factors.
More on this later, so stop back.
Water is at 750 cfs and about 1200 in the DSR with
water being just a tad off color. Its totally fishable and do expect
this higher water to bring in the balance of the steelhead. Have fun
this weekend wherever you are! Randy
Mail Bag Q:
Hi- I read the issue on New England striper fishing
flies in the March/April issue of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazine
and enjoyed it alot. Are your flies available for sale? If you don't
sell directly, is there a retail outlet for your patterns? Thanks
for your response in advance!!!! Sincerely, Mickey
Hi Mike, I was flattered to be one of six guides interviewed
for that article on my "go to" fly for stripers. Im sorry, but they
are not for sale anywhere. I tie them a certain way for certain reasons.
Materials and the way I tie them are a lil different then other similar
At some point I will be putting that fly with tying
instructions on my web site for all to see and use for free. Best,
3/21 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
Brother Mark and Alex were simple to please. All they
wanted were 2 things. To help Alex land his first steely
and to just catch some fish. Combined total for the day was 6
for 11 steelhead
, so the second goal was met. ;)
Mark was telling me that his younger brother has taken
a licking at the last 2 Christmas's with people wondering WHEN
he was finally going to be able to land one. He has been at it
for 3 years.
Alex was tight to his 6th fish and lost it.
Soon there after Mark landed one and Alex looked on enviously.
I told Alex that a congratulatory handshake goes along with landing
one, which was followed by a devilish laugh.
I then shook Marks hand "blatantly" in front of Alex.
Alex walked away shaking his head and calling
me something I can not print here. ;)
Alex was next up to bat with his 7th fish on and
with both of my fingers crossed........ it was landed!
Well, after today, Alex can now relax, enjoy X-mas
and finally start to enjoy the fishing and not worry about
getting his first one under his belt anymore. Whew! The beverages will
be flowing tonight! Cheer's
Thru these Guides Eyes:
Water temp. is approx. 36 deg. Good numbers of fish
down river (2A-DSR.) Few fish spread out 2A to Fly zone. The fish
must be all screwy with the water levels resembling a yo-yo. I wont
even take a guess at what the levels will become Sat. A couple of the
creeks that I was doing so good in have since slowed to a crawl with
hardly a fish in them. Few trickling in daily, but not enough for me
to guide on presently.
Guest Steelhead Fishing Testimonial:
Randy, Just a brief note to say thanks again for sharing
an incredible day on the old Pucker Brush on March 15th. I realized
afterward that I got caught up with the catching and didn't ask a lot
of intended questions. Fortunately you continued, throughout the
day, to provide a wealth of detail and information. Not only did
I learn how to be a better steelhead fisherman but also learned a few
things about dedication, organization and service. Looking forward to
fishing with you in November. Bill G.
3/20 Salmon River NY Steelhead Fishing Report:
Cheryl was excited to try her hand at steelhead fishing
for the first time. Once we got past the learning curve she was
on fire. It wasn't long until she was tight to her first steelhead.
After about a 5 minute tug of war the fish won as the fly parted
ways with the tippet. Shortly there after she was on to another. All
the guys in the pool politely reeled up and backed out of the hole
and cheered her on. She was the only one in the hole that was hooking
up. Cheryl whispered to me as we left the pool that she had over heard
another guides clients asking him why she was hooking all the fish and
they were not?
Guest Steelhead Drift Boat Guide Fishing Testimonials:
Hi Randy, By the way, both Warren and I had a fantastic
time and look forward to the next time. Your attentiveness, knowledge,
instructional skills, and good humor really make fishing with you
a blast. And we even caught fish! Thanks again... Andy (See 3/17 Report)
Randy, It was a pleasure meeting you. Since you were
already booked up, thanks for referring Ed as a guide. Ed did a
fantastic job getting us into fish, showing us techniques, etc... He
is a true sportsman and professional through and through. The next time
you see Ed, ask him what "Control the lead" or "No
Ploppers Allowed" means and I'm sure Ed will light
up a big smile. He is a fantastic coach and I'm sure my fishing skills
have improved tremendously. Thanks again. Joe Orsen
Hi Joe, Im very happy to hear you had a good time
out and that you will be fishing with more confidence and a better
understanding of all aspects of this incredible fishery. Most
of us consider Ed "The Very Best" guide on the river! Randy
Hi Randy, The information Doug, Steve and I learned
from you in 2 days was worth every last penny. We hooked-up and
landed more fish in our first visit to the Salmon River fishing with
you than we had in 5 years of fishing out in the western part of New
The techniques, rigging, and all the aspects of learning to
read the water are invaluable. We are already looking forward to be
your OH SO OBEDIENT clients. Have a GREAT year. Pete Franey (See 3/7-8
Yup Pete, the fish gods smiled upon us pretty good!
See you all next year, Randy
3/18 Fishing Report - Scheduled day off - You can only turn your underwear inside out soooo many
times, before you HAVE to do your laundry!
Wade Monomoy Island - Cape Cod - World Class Destination
Here on the Cape, we have miles and miles of light
colored sand flats and crystal clear water that makes sight casting
to 5-25 pound stripers the order of the day. This is probably the
most exciting type of fly/spin fishing you will ever do. They're cruising
the flats eating crabs, shrimp, silversides and sand lances, and
just waiting for your perfectly cast fly or bait. Sometimes you need
to burn up the water with a fast retrieve and at other times using
a dead drift with the current is all that is needed. All methods will
require distance, speed and accuracy in your casting skills. You have
some of the finest destination flats fishing in the world right here
on Cape Cod. Seeing 100s or more fish in a tide is sometimes the norm.
Test your skills and let's work together to help you along the path to hooking
up in paradise.
3/17 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
Today Andy and Warren worked the Salmon River off
the drift boat and doubled their pleasure from yesterday. 6
for 12 was the final count on steelhead.
It was interesting
to suggest stepping 2 feet
to the left for a better drift and "Bang" fish on. Or shortening
the leader and "Bang" fish on. Or advising to pull 2 feet of line off
the reel to run it through the best spot and "Bang" fish on. It was
all a matter of inch's or a couple of feet.
Sometimes where they lay can be as exact as fitting
a key into a lock.
Having a clear understanding of habitat,
presentation, entomology, rigging can put you into a small number
of anglers who catch most of the fish. Interested?
3/16 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
At one point Andy and Warren both hooked up
in unison. Each hooting and hollering, like 2 little kids getting
their first bicycle for their birthday. Warrens ran down stream and
under Dave's line, with out getting tangled which gave me a sigh of
My next concern was who's steelhead do I net first?
I asked both of them who was paying for today's trip and Warren
said , he was. Guess who's fish I netted first. (he-he)
We grabbed a quick photo of the fish and all I could
hear was Andy saying, Randy, it's ready, Randy, Randy, it's ready
- in an excited manner. I ran over to where his line entered the water
and scooped up his dime bright female of 14 lb's. Whew!
My camera decided not to work so I was unfortunately
unable to capture it's incredible beauty for all of you to see.
Today we fished tails, heads of holes, tails of runs,
seams and pockets. All transitional resting, holding area's. Today
was surprising slow with a combined total of 3 for 6 on steelhead.
(Slow in my eyes, but pretty darn good in most other's!)
Water level forecast - 700 cfs until Friday March
23. (Can and probably will change) Fish long & prosper! Randy
3/15 Salmon River Pulaski NY Steelhead Drift Boat
Guide Fishing Report:
Bill's goals were to get away from the crowds, work
on his presentation, learn some new water and hook into some chrome.
All goals were met in full. Within the first 15 minutes Bill was
doing battle with a feisty metal head
at Pucker Brush creek # 4.
20 minutes later he was into another one.
worked several spots hitting fish in all before we decided to leave
fish to find fish. We knew there were more fish here - but on to
new, different, out of the way, secluded, fresh water.
So off to Pucker Brush Creek #8 for some more fun
and excitement. Within the first few cast's Bill was tight
to another. This went on for an hour, all in the same hole!
Today's tally was an "OUTSTANDING" 5 for 12!!!
Another day for KINGS.
Bill is a experienced Salmon River angler, so it was
nice to be able to show him some new water and tweak and oil his presentation
a lil. This was Bill's best day ever. Congrats!
( All fish
Please remember that a fish is too valuable a resource
to only be caught once. (Lee Wulff)
Approx. 97% of the fish my
guest's land are being released.
So when you come up to
fish you're odds of hooking up are being increased. Let's put a
few back so other's can have the same fine memories and experiences
that you've had. We do not have an unlimited resource. This is not
a put and take Steelhead fishery.
3/13 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
Dave and Joe joined me for another day of fishing
with a lil catching. We drifted from Altmar to Pineville with a
2 for 5 batting average on steelhead. Not great, but not bad either.
The 2 other drift boats out today had almost equal numbers. Very light
fishing pressure. Pink egg sacks and glow bugs were the ticket on a 6
lb mono leader. We lost one fish to one of my bad knots, but lost numerous
flies to Dave's inexperience of telling time.
When I would say, cast to 12 O'clock (straight across
the river) he would cast to 2?
(He must be useing one those old digital watch's or
at his age, one of those sun dials. Maybe he forgot what he was
taught in grade school? Big hand on 12? ;)
Anywaaay's, the fish are here and the weather is starting
to try to warm up.
So all you fair weather anglers who have been nice
and warm all Winter, reading my reports of wind chills, snow, ice,
etc. Its finally safe for you to venture out! Don't forget to wear
3/9 Fishing Report
Bill and Anthony were treated to a spectacular "
Day for Kings!" 8 for 16 steelhead
were the numbers
for today. We started off on the Salmon River hitting half a dozen
or so and then changed locations to another piece of water. Things
heated up again with numerous hook-ups.
Anthony's best day on the river was 3 Steelhead hooked,
never landing a one. So today's goal was to land at least one.
Well, he landed 4 and more than tripled his previous
best day on hook-ups. Needless to say, we all left the water with
big smiles and memories that will last a lifetime..
3/8 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
All three gentleman joined me again today for another
fun filled, reel scream'in adventure aboard the .com drift boat.
They decide to see the river today from the vantage point of the drift
boat. So off we went floating through the DSR. We were 4 for 11 by
while hitting steelhead in 3 out of 4 spots!
I would have to say that one of the reasons we did
so will was the ability level of my guests! They were eager to learn,
good listeners and great at taking my suggestions and putting them
into action. Today was a team effort!
3/7 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
Steve, Doug and Pete witnessed first hand what a "
Day for Kings
" is like! They landed 10 out of 17 today
in that lil creek I've been talking about. They take second place
for highest number of Steelhead played with in a day this year.
This would be a very good description of today:
Imagine walking up a small stream 20 feet wide, light
colored bottom, crystal clear water, through the forest and seeing
10-20 Steelhead, 8-12 pound average in one to four feet of water
and not seeing a single other person all day. Sound like Alaska?
Nope, believe it or not there are several areas not far from here
where this is possible. Many of the creeks and streams feeding into Lake
Ontario have steelies in them, but only a few that I’ve found are hidden
away in a beautiful pristine environment without any or many other anglers.
3/5 Salmon River NY Steelhead Drift Boat Guide
You might all recall in my past posts where I said
I was not satisfied with the number of fish I was finding. "It's
time to change strategies, drastically" Well, today we did
and it worked in spades! Due to slush down river we started up. Hooked
4 and then left for the creek I mentioned in yesterdays report of scouting
around. We hit 3 fish in the second hole and 2 in the third. The below
20 lb. Monster Steelhead was the grand finale for the day. How sweet
Capt. Will was out with me last year at about this
same time. He hooked 8 Steelhead but was unable to land any. Once
again, we had to contend with higher water flows which adds an additional
challenge to an already hard job of landing fish. Today was no different
as we lost 4 fish to the currents of the river.
The creek Capt. Will fished was actually low, so I
knew our chances of landing might be increased. But first, we had
to catch. And catch we did.
We kept reminding each other that this was supposed
to be a really bad storm and we really should not be out in it fishing.
We should of both stayed home and watched the weather channel instead.
Then we would laugh.
Will told me that at 4 AM. he was thinking, " We are
not going to catch any fish today, why am I here, this is really
going to be a lousy day. It turned out to be quiet pleasant with no
wind, sometimes steady but light snow and mild temperatures for this
time of the year.
Obviously, playing with numerous steelhead and landing
the below PIG, made it all the sweeter.
( See Photo @ http://www.yankeeangler.com/FishingReport.html
4th picture down from the top on right. More 20 lb'rs on my
A Steelhead of a lifetime! 20 pound Buck!
( Released ) Capt. Will's batting average was 1 for 9 steelhead
Capt. William Griffin's Steelhead Fishing
HELLO RANDY I just wanted to take a minute to thank
you for an incredible day of fishing.I have fished with you twice
and I have hooked a total of 19 steelhead, I know people who have
been fishing that river for five years and havent hooked that many.As
I was driving home I was laughing, the river was at 1200, the weather
was bad, and the fishing had been slow for five days, still I had the
best day of my life.As a registered maine guide and a person who has
fished all over the world ,I have never met anyone who works as hard to
get fish as you do. Anyone who is thinking about fishing the "Salmon
River" should book a trip with you. If the dates aren't available they
should change there plans to get an open date, Its the closest you can
get to a sure thing in fishing. Thanks again I'll see you next March
hope the river is high and the weather is bad.
Capt. William Griffin
By Randy Jones
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