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Title: Salmon River 2021
Post by: mcully on Aug 19, 2021, 08:45 AM
Has to be some fish after this rain. I don't fish it but love seeing the pics.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 19, 2021, 09:01 AM
There has been a few but the river is at flood stage right now.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Jschumacher on Aug 19, 2021, 09:30 AM
Heading out next weekend to fish the big lake. Always my favorite trip of the year.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 25, 2021, 06:21 PM
Jeff and I chartered Zach and his drift boat for 12/15 and 12/16.
Should be my last drift boat trip on the Salmon River.
Should be fun.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Oct 25, 2021, 06:44 PM
Last trip this year or forever?
 How is the Niagara River for steelhead? Guided trip?
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 25, 2021, 07:36 PM
Last trip this year or forever?
 How is the Niagara River for steelhead? Guided trip?

Probably last forever.
Won’t be up here for steelhead after this winter.  Retirement!

The Niagara is awesome.  Top and bottom.
We will do one or two after New Year with Jeff’s buddy Matt who guides out of Lewiston on the lower.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: mcully on Oct 26, 2021, 04:56 AM
drifting for snook, tarpon next year. Not a bad trade
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Oct 26, 2021, 07:28 AM
Probably last forever.
Won’t be up here for steelhead after this winter.  Retirement!

The Niagara is awesome.  Top and bottom.
We will do one or two after New Year with Jeff’s buddy Matt who guides out of Lewiston on the lower.

Congratulations on the retirement. Been there for over 9 years. But we stay north all year.
Could you send me Matt's info in a PM? Would like to do a trip out there.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Rugburn on Oct 26, 2021, 08:36 AM
Ken if you want to fish the Niagara check out Captain Frank Campbell too. 
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 26, 2021, 11:15 AM
Congratulations on the retirement. Been there for over 9 years. But we stay north all year.
Could you send me Matt's info in a PM? Would like to do a trip out there.

Matt Cantress
Unreel Fishing
(716) 480-0463 cell so you can text him

Matt works very hard and he’s a super good guy.
Tell him you know Mac and Jeff McCulloch
Won’t get you any savings but WTH

Good luck
The fishing in the lower Niagara is awesome!!!
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: jeffmac85 on Oct 26, 2021, 01:54 PM
Matts last name is Gantress, not Cantress
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: jeffmac85 on Oct 26, 2021, 01:58 PM
I dont know Frank personally, but I have heard he is a great captain and guide from numerous people.  I can say from experience that Matt works harder than most guys out there to be sure you are on the fish.  He is young, but dont let that discourage you from booking with him, he has been guiding for 6-8 years I believe and fishing the lower since he was a young kid, he knows the water and truly has a great handle on the best techniques to put fish in the boat.  You wont be disappointed in a trip with Matt, but as said there are a bunch of very good captains in the lower river.  Matt Yablonsky, I believe his charter service is Wet Net Charters, is another super reputable captain down there that I would definitely recommend you look into if Matt doesnt work out for some reason.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 26, 2021, 04:27 PM
Matts last name is Gantress, not Cantress

Shaddup - you were supposed to be working.

 ;D
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Oct 26, 2021, 06:09 PM
Thanks for all the great info.
Dave you need to go out with me this winter.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Rugburn on Oct 27, 2021, 08:47 AM
Mac when do the steelhead typically run up the lower section? March?
I might be game Ken...
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Oct 27, 2021, 09:42 AM
Pretty sure they are there all winter
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 27, 2021, 09:54 AM
  Kc is right their around all winter , you get some runs in late fall into winter
 Their are fall and spring spawners
 I always enjoyed fishing them mid to late nov , but after this blast of high water might bring more steelhead up
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: jeffmac85 on Nov 01, 2021, 10:18 AM
First steelhead are just starting to show up in the river, along with big giant greasy Lakers, and some good brown trout fishing down low near old fort niagara.  Steelhead can be caught in the lower in good numbers all the way into May but I have seen a few come out of the river even into June.  It's a different fishery than the small local creeks and with the flow and colder deep water it can easily hold fish into early summer most years
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 01, 2021, 10:51 AM

 Browns and steelhead along with really nice cohos been showing up in the salmon River ,
 
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 01, 2021, 01:57 PM
Browns and steelhead along with really nice cohos been showing up in the salmon River ,


Back to the thread's title - thanks!
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Dec 01, 2021, 06:02 PM


First steelhead of the season for me.
(https://i.postimg.cc/svGBy4L3/IMG-20211201-081213.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/svGBy4L3)
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: [email protected] on Dec 01, 2021, 10:14 PM
Slammer!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 01, 2021, 10:43 PM

 Nice steel head  KC
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 02, 2021, 04:37 AM
Nice one.  👍
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: iceman260 on Dec 02, 2021, 07:06 AM
Nice fish kc.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: paul young on Dec 02, 2021, 07:07 AM
Nice fish, KC!  ;D-Paul
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: jeffmac85 on Dec 02, 2021, 10:23 AM
Pops (Mac Attack) and I will be up in a couple weeks.  Fishing Wed and Thurs Dec 15 and 16 with Zack from GL Steelhead Co.  We have a blast fishing with him whenever we go.  He rows his ass off to keep us on fish all day, hes a plug guru, lots of work for him but puts fish in the boat consistently.  Hopefully we can get into a few decent fish.  Stay tuned for hopefully a pile of photos.  If anyone wants Zacks info send me a pm or google Raynos Fishing Excursions, you wont be disappointed I promise.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 02, 2021, 10:54 AM
Pops (Mac Attack) and I will be up in a couple weeks.  Fishing Wed and Thurs Dec 15 and 16 with Zack from GL Steelhead Co.  We have a blast fishing with him whenever we go.  He rows his ass off to keep us on fish all day, hes a plug guru, lots of work for him but puts fish in the boat consistently.  Hopefully we can get into a few decent fish.  Stay tuned for hopefully a pile of photos.  If anyone wants Zacks info send me a pm or google Raynos Fishing Excursions, you wont be disappointed I promise.


Pops?

Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 02, 2021, 10:57 AM

Pops?
😜
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 14, 2021, 03:45 PM
Leaving tonight for up there.
Fishing tomorrow and Thursday.
Weather looks good - at least I won't feeze.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Dec 14, 2021, 04:14 PM
water is dropping so you should do well. I would watch you drift by, but I am helping my neighbor pitch a YURT. Hopefully the roof goes up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 14, 2021, 04:15 PM
water is dropping so you should do well. I would watch you drift by, but I am helping my neighbor pitch a YURT. Hopefully the roof goes up tomorrow.


Sounds like fun
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Dec 14, 2021, 06:48 PM

Sounds like fun

Would be if I wasn't so d**n old.
I am just happy to be able to help my neighbor out. He has lived the past 33 years in NY City. He is living in an old converted school bus now.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 14, 2021, 09:01 PM
Would be if I wasn't so d**n old.
I am just happy to be able to help my neighbor out. He has lived the past 33 years in NY City. He is living in an old converted school bus now.

“Roughing it”.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: pieman1998 on Dec 15, 2021, 04:48 AM
at lease the water flow is coming down
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Dec 15, 2021, 07:07 AM


“Roughing it”.
not quite sure he is roughing it.




Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 15, 2021, 02:09 PM
Jeff got a really nice one.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RqfLJyQy/8040-F4-C3-AA31-4299-84-A1-F4-FE7-E3-F239-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqfLJyQy)


I lost a small one.  We saw it a few times.  A scrappy little 3-4 pounder that Jeff said I “horsed”.  Lol

I hope tomorrow holds more fish.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 15, 2021, 03:07 PM

 Nice steelhead Jeff , better luck tomorrow mac
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 15, 2021, 04:09 PM
What it looks like fishing here.

Peaceful!


(https://i.postimg.cc/3kSpGFfm/0-C4965-DB-A66-E-424-B-8-B64-008-C2-E8-E9-D33.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3kSpGFfm)
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 15, 2021, 04:28 PM
Good luck Mac...  Im sure its still a good time..
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Dec 15, 2021, 05:28 PM
Did you do a drift boat trip today?
My buddy was up and went 3 for 3 in an hour then nothing the rest of the morning/
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 15, 2021, 05:56 PM
Did you do a drift boat trip today?
My buddy was up and went 3 for 3 in an hour then nothing the rest of the morning/

Yup
Drift boat trip

Where did he get the 3
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 16, 2021, 04:43 AM

 Going to be around 50* here today
 Fish-on 🎣
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: taxid on Dec 16, 2021, 05:04 AM
What it looks like fishing here.

Peaceful!


(https://i.postimg.cc/3kSpGFfm/0-C4965-DB-A66-E-424-B-8-B64-008-C2-E8-E9-D33.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3kSpGFfm)

Warm temps for this time of year headed your way. High was 62 here today in Indiana.
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 16, 2021, 05:54 AM
Better luck to you guys today Mac..
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: kc on Dec 16, 2021, 07:15 AM
Mac I sent you a PM
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 16, 2021, 09:07 AM
Ditched the boat today.
Figured it wasn’t worth the expense.
So we fished the bank a bit.
Nada!


(https://i.postimg.cc/hQhvzJdB/21132084-ADDA-47-A3-87-E2-A4429-D31-B516.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hQhvzJdB)
Title: Re: Salmon River 2021
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 16, 2021, 01:39 PM
Home now.
We only fished about 90 minutes or so.
At the bridge in Altmar.

Fun trip with my son.

We rescheduled today's boat trip for a Thursday in late March.