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Title: SALMON RIVER , SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD...
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2015, 10:55 AM
  I want too start this years thread with my take on the state of the lake meeting I attended on March 11th, what I wrote on my facebook page.



Great turn out at the state of the lake meeting, most I 've seen in 25 yrs, nice sitting next too you Rob.


 So I asked two questions at the state of the lake meeting. is it standard prosedure too treat steelhead eggs at the hatchery with b 1 vitamins or did they just start it this yr? answer, no they been doing it for decades, that means that thiamine deficiency is not new , its been around along time. now the degree of the dificiency is more severe this yr, so they say because alewives are having a hard time feeding themselves and fat reserves are down, when steelhead eat stressed out alewives it somehow increases thiamine deficiency..


I asked why are the fat reserves so low in alewives this season, in other words why are the baitfish so skinny? was it the cold winter last yr? that question got pushed off...but led too there talk about alewives, we lost a young of the yr class of alewives last winter and the remaining alewives are much thinner than normal. another person asked the Canadian guy that spoke why is the salmon river the only place steelhead seem too die as they have no reports of this happening on the Canadian side even though they eat the same food?, answer, your salmon river is much more crowded and receives heavier fishing pressure... so there you have it. straight from there mouths. What I been saying all along.....Thiamine deficiencies have always been around .... there just particularly severe this past season and steelhead mysteriously only die here on the salmon river where we hook them 70 times a week and take another 100 pictures of them.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2015, 11:00 AM
  In case no one knows, there was some strong steelhead die offs last early October and again in mid November threw early December, DSR and fly zones having the biggest die offs, its been a hot debate as too why there dieing, otherwise seemingly healthy fish just dieing for no reason, but with highest mortality occurring in catch and release areas suggesting that light line leaders amongst fly fisherman and accidental foul hooking in these areas having the biggest effect on them, other parts of the river there is mortality, but not too the extremes that have been occurring at the DSR and up top in the Fly zones....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: JSOKO on Mar 31, 2015, 11:05 AM
Glad to have you back posting again.
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Mar 31, 2015, 11:10 AM
Nice to see the salmon river thread back up amd running. Always can find solid info on here. Thanks snagger!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2015, 11:13 AM
  Some blame it totally on thiamine issues, there in denial... if that was the case, we wouldn't have hot spots on where mortality is higher,   Lake Ontario's plankton is presently very low, suggesting something has changed, compettion from other things like spiny fleas on top of the quagga/zebra muscles and other invaders......it could just be harsh winters, or it could be too much bait, or  all of the above... no one really knows yet, but whatever the reason ....it is causing the strong alewives classes out there too starve, and with them so much thinner, when eaten by salmonoids there is an abundance of thiamese in these alewives, it makes steelhead and cohos stressed and deficient... When these fish enter the river they look and fight healthy, but if beat on over and over and repeatedly get taken out of the water for pictures, they soon roll over and die, there more fragil then in years past, the dieing has been occurring statewide, but not even close too the extremes here on the salmon river.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2015, 11:23 AM


     


    Redfield Reservoir update March 22nd, its drawn down as far as they can draw it down, approx. 16 feet from water mark too the ice, couldn't physically measure it as collapsed ice was too steep too walk on, supprised there running 350, should still be lower. long dry winter took its toll.

 (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69114%2Freservoir_zpsdeqqybav.jpg&hash=5ec83674b017611221150ac4ac88bac7) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69114/reservoir_zpsdeqqybav.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2015, 11:25 AM



  Lake Ontario ice coverage March 30th

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Tuna Meltdown on Mar 31, 2015, 11:28 AM
 In case no one knows, there was some strong steelhead die offs last early October and again in mid November threw early December, DSR and fly zones having the biggest die offs, its been a hot debate as too why there dieing, otherwise seemingly healthy fish just dieing for no reason, but with highest mortality occurring in catch and release areas suggesting that light line leaders amongst fly fisherman and accidental foul hooking in these areas having the biggest effect on them, other parts of the river there is mortality, but not too the extremes that have been occurring at the DSR and up top in the Fly zones....
We were fishing below the Lower fly fishing section in Altmar (below the bridge) last Friday and Saturday.  We saw at least a dozen fish floating by us each day in various states of dying.  What shocked me was most of the fish were very big and very fresh and clean looking.  I also caught a really beat up, spawned out female during the trip that had some nasty looking parasites all over it's gill rakers.  These are my observations from a quick trip up from MA.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2015, 11:34 AM


  yep forgot about gill lice, seems it likes cold weather, its more abundant this winter as well, another stress factor, were in a perfect storm right now, fishin pressure is the highest I've ever witnessed in my life, has nothing too do with computer posting, it was a hard winter, people got cabin fever bad ....rivers dead low, so very fly fishing friendly, not bashing them, just its a perfect storm for mortality in the fly zones right now, very cold water heath issues and over fishing, perfect storm, surprised dec hasn't closed them down too protect hatchery broodstock.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wiredstone on Mar 31, 2015, 11:58 AM
Great info. this does suck.
 :-\
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2015, 12:02 PM


  Nothing we can do about this, we got a couple tough years ahead of us..... less photos, bigger lb test, shorter battles....as a photographer I take my share, but I'm no hypocrite, most of my photos are of dead fish, fish in my station or one I killed, I've not taken a photo of a released steelhead in sometime, maybe 2 yrs.
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Post by: monic20 on Mar 31, 2015, 01:31 PM
Ah shoot  back up and running we are!!!!! Boom!!!
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Post by: adrock on Mar 31, 2015, 01:55 PM
Good info.  Glad to see the thread back!  Thanks for sharing all the information with us.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: FISHNIK on Mar 31, 2015, 02:22 PM
My 2 cents is that guys snag a fish,play it out til it's half dead then throw it on the rocks and beat the hell out of fish some more,and finally giving the fish a swift kick back in the river sometimes after taking a half a dozen pics.The regs. on C&R need to be tightened up and enforced severely!I firmly believe that 50% of dieoff is contributed to mishandling fish,I see it time after time on the Erie creeks.I always make mention when I see this that these fish deserve way more respect than they received,but it always falls on deaf ears,mostly in a reply of "the fish will be fine it swam away"!Yes the fish swam away but is so exhausted that it can't hold itself in decent current to feed and litteraly is carried by the current til it drowns from exhaustion!I think you should have to take a course on C & R and have a certificate  that verifies you took the course and should know how to properly release fish,and it should be strictly enforced by the law in C&R areas! :police: :police: :police:!I can't even fish near people because of this disrespect tward these beautiful gems,I also believe that a law should be enforced that if you have your limit on a stringer your done for the day.I know it would be a bit unfair for Lake O tribs seeing that I think the limit is still 1 but will cut down on abuse of fish IMO.We pay for these fish and should be outraged when we see these gems abused so don't be afraid to say something if you see abuse of our fish!I think if I use a little more tact,but you can't get through to these ignorant jack###es so I can just speak my peace and move on, or get into a confrontation which has happened more than once,not my kind of fishing.I have been downstream many times and seen fish floating in the current,when I do I'll try to net the fish and try to revive it in calm water and hopefully it survives.ENOUGH SAID!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Mar 31, 2015, 05:27 PM
Just to post the first fishing report. Bryan and I went 4 for 8 today. The afternoon was real slow for us.
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Post by: kc on Mar 31, 2015, 05:28 PM
nice to see the thread back up Shane. Thanks
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunters08 on Mar 31, 2015, 05:31 PM
My 2 cents is that guys snag a fish,play it out til it's half dead then throw it on the rocks and beat the hell out of fish some more,and finally giving the fish a swift kick back in the river sometimes after taking a half a dozen pics.The regs. on C&R need to be tightened up and enforced severely!I firmly believe that 50% of dieoff is contributed to mishandling fish,I see it time after time on the Erie creeks.I always make mention when I see this that these fish deserve way more respect than they received,but it always falls on deaf ears,mostly in a reply of "the fish will be fine it swam away"!Yes the fish swam away but is so exhausted that it can't hold itself in decent current to feed and litteraly is carried by the current til it drowns from exhaustion!I think you should have to take a course on C & R and have a certificate  that verifies you took the course and should know how to properly release fish,and it should be strictly enforced by the law in C&R areas! :police: :police: :police:!I can't even fish near people because of this disrespect tward these beautiful gems,I also believe that a law should be enforced that if you have your limit on a stringer your done for the day.I know it would be a bit unfair for Lake O tribs seeing that I think the limit is still 1 but will cut down on abuse of fish IMO.We pay for these fish and should be outraged when we see these gems abused so don't be afraid to say something if you see abuse of our fish!I think if I use a little more tact,but you can't get through to these ignorant jack###es so I can just speak my peace and move on, or get into a confrontation which has happened more than once,not my kind of fishing.I have been downstream many times and seen fish floating in the current,when I do I'll try to net the fish and try to revive it in calm water and hopefully it survives.ENOUGH SAID!!
I think a catch and release class or video would be a good idea.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kowboy on Mar 31, 2015, 07:28 PM
So glad this thread is back, good fishing with you today KC. Heres a question I asked KC today, 2 guys fishing the same seam,  same say bead, and one guy seems to get almost all the strikes, why? What do you think
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 31, 2015, 07:29 PM
I  think it's a  stocked  fish in a put and  take   fishery not a 4 year old  kid .....I really  don't loose much sleep over it .... I  think most steelhead  fisherman attempt to  do the  best they can I have never seen a fisherman toss a  fish on the  rocks  then release  it  that's   just  foolish talk .... and I don't think we need a course on how to toss a  fish back

snagger  glad  the thread is  back and good to see you as well
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 31, 2015, 07:31 PM
So glad this thread is back, good fishing with you today KC. Heres a question I asked KC today, 2 guys fishing the same seam,  same say bead, and one guy seems to get almost all the strikes, why? What do you think

I'm not  big on beads  but fly fishing .... I think  it's  the drift one guy is in the  zone  perfect the other thinks he is but something justisn't right
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Post by: kowboy on Mar 31, 2015, 08:17 PM
 yea trapper im just saying beads but it could be anything sacks flies pw whatever. I think a lot has to do with the way you place your shot pattern, not an expert, that's why I put the question out there to see some that have a lot more experience then me chime in on it
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Post by: davejohnson2 on Mar 31, 2015, 08:37 PM
So glad this thread is back, good fishing with you today KC. Heres a question I asked KC today, 2 guys fishing the same seam,  same say bead, and one guy seems to get almost all the strikes, why? What do you think

trick question one guy is using a pin lol  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 31, 2015, 08:50 PM
yea trapper im just saying beads but it could be anything sacks flies pw whatever. I think a lot has to do with the way you place your shot pattern, not an expert, that's why I put the question out there to see some that have a lot more experience then me chime in on it

it's happened with me and  friends  fly fishing many times ....one offering is  just more appealing to the fish ...I think it'ssomething to do with the  drift
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 01, 2015, 08:38 AM
Since I can remember a step or two up or downstream can make a world of difference.  Many factors...difference in presentation and difference in depth placement along with proximity of the fish's feeding/strike zone are key factors. Lining is also a big role player in it as well.  Lining fish is inevitable when steelhead fishing, but it all comes down to intent. We switched over to running lines on fly rods years ago in the middle 90's to target lothargic winter steelhead more easily. It was a great proven method. Of course fish would naturally get lined here and their but it was not the intent we had. Slowly but surely the method got used and abused like every other and is now looked down upon. Even with the switch over to floating lines and switch lines for targeting steelhead I see just as much if not even more bad intent. The fly zone is ridiculous to watch at times. This past weekend was the worst I've ever seen for steelhead fishing pressure in Altmar. 
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Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 01, 2015, 08:47 AM
WASSSSSUP!  :afro: :afro: :afro: Great to see the thread back!! BINGO
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 01, 2015, 10:54 AM
So glad this thread is back, good fishing with you today KC. Heres a question I asked KC today, 2 guys fishing the same seam,  same say bead, and one guy seems to get almost all the strikes, why? What do you think

     his shot pattern is better than the guy getting outfished, waters cold, got too have bead down in front of him, they aint rising for nothing yet.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: FISHNIK on Apr 01, 2015, 10:50 PM
Trapper,
         Check out some of the Erie streams sometime and youllbe apalled,Im kind of shocked by your attitude.These fish are precious and quite a few are wild so don't fool yourself,most guys would give anything to have this tremendous fishery in their back yard,it's special and we need to treat it that way.Hunters08 you have a good idea there.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 02, 2015, 10:45 AM
Is anyone familiar with Horton creek/beaverkill in Delaware county?  In summer months  large browns and rainbows from the Delaware system make their way over to the Horton creek inlet on the beaverkill. It used to be a normal public access area. It is now considered a special area in which its closed to protect the fish when they are seeking refuge there in the summer months. "If".. I mean "if" studies come back justifying a large wild steelhead population in the SR, and "if"  this thiamine deficiency worsens, I wouldn't mind seeing special regulations from Ellis cove and up during refuge months... I'm not suggesting total closure, but special regulations could help. Let's face the facts, as Shane put it, how many times can these fish get hooked and battled??? And we all know that Ellis and up is refuge grounds for them. Downtown Pulaski gets pretty brutal too in October these days. Guys lining and foul hooking the crap out of steelhead with salmon gear... Its definitely an issue IMHO... Especially if this thiamine deficiency prevails
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Post by: gyfs on Apr 02, 2015, 04:28 PM
Seems like people have a lot of great ideas here but nobody important is hearing them. Are there any fish biologists on this website or are we all just self-taught PhD's in everything here?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 02, 2015, 07:44 PM
Is anyone familiar with Horton creek/beaverkill in Delaware county?  In summer months  large browns and rainbows from the Delaware system make their way over to the Horton creek inlet on the beaverkill. It used to be a normal public access area. It is now considered a special area in which its closed to protect the fish when they are seeking refuge there in the summer months. "If".. I mean "if" studies come back justifying a large wild steelhead population in the SR, and "if"  this thiamine deficiency worsens, I wouldn't mind seeing special regulations from Ellis cove and up during refuge months... I'm not suggesting total closure, but special regulations could help. Let's face the facts, as Shane put it, how many times can these fish get hooked and battled??? And we all know that Ellis and up is refuge grounds for them. Downtown Pulaski gets pretty brutal too in October these days. Guys lining and foul hooking the crap out of steelhead with salmon gear... Its definitely an issue IMHO... Especially if this thiamine deficiency prevails

your problem is most steelheads  killed are taken in the lake  not the river
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Apr 02, 2015, 08:28 PM
Nice to see the SR thread again Snag.
 Last fall I fished the SR many , many days late September through mid November. I decided I was not going to take pictures of all the released steelhead anymore, only real exceptional fish ,if I landed any.I have enough pictures and have posted enough the last few years. It turned out It was a good thing to do without even knowing why there were  so many dead , dying and weak steelhead along the river. Knowing now why those steelhead died , I will definitely continue a "quick fight" "quick release"  no picture approach, and never  remove the fish from the water again. The amount of mishandling , beaching onto rocks and mud and sand, netting and removing hooks up on the bank, carrying and cradling fish 50 yards upriver so a friend could take a picture{I kid you not}, fish struggling and thumping on the floor of boats photographed then released, hands and fingers in gills while waiting for a picture...well lot's of mishandling going on. With this new more fragile run of steelhead in the rivers, we are going to have to treat them differently....Even a quick removal from the water for a picture might be doing them harm after they just battled for their life. Take pics of the fish you keep. I know this is not going to sit well with many, and I don't expect everyone to follow this approach, but it is what I'm going to continue to do...it is right for me.

Catching and releasing of fish is a great thing, if done right. For more than 1 or 2 or 10 guy's to be able to catch the same fish in it's lifetime is awesome.... a wonderful fish to be enjoyed by many.But the vitamin B issues in some fish will doom even some properly handled fish.T he current regulations and lack of manpower to enforce the regulations, and the mishandling of the fish is a continuing problem. The fly zone regulations and antics are a joke, lot's of fish stressed out and weak because many are being foul hooked and caught repeatedly. The same stuff is going on in the main river too..... as is the blatant targeting and snagging of steelhead by many salmon fisherman .... it is heartbreaking at times. If there are low numbers of salmon in the river, the steelhead will be targeted, snagged and put on stringers, especially during low water flows. I wish steelhead could be better protected from the salmon fisherman...maybe entire river no-kill of steelhead until after mid or late October when the salmon crowds thin out. Just some thoughts, sorry for the rant.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 02, 2015, 08:42 PM
choo choo I do think good fisherman will always  do  their best  to protect a  fishery , I also understand  the excitement in people  catching  what probably is  the biggest fish of their life  .... and  truth the salmon fisherman are the only reason we have  the steelhead to begin with .... like deer  ,lot of winter kill this year ,and very little  anyone can do about it  the fish been there a bad winter and are stressed ,so are the fisherman .....I know I  disagree  with the "native steelhead population thing"  I honestly feel that this shows our  fishery will always  depend on stocking ,always has always will
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 03, 2015, 06:05 AM
Choo choo, very nice to hear your passionate input. I'm not sure no kill on steelhead would solve the early run steelhead because nothing will stop the cannon balls from bouncing and ripping at them when they become present. It really comes down to one's intent and law enforcement. I've often thought that a snagging season brought back would help. Sep. 15th to maybe Oct. 7th or 15th.  It could possibly fullfill most of the snatcber's bellies in terms of hording and snagging salmon. And then anytime there after heavy fines would come along with any noticeable intent to snag.  Coupled with special regs for certain areas in certain times of the year could make big things happen. But I'm not in environmental law enforcement and I'm far from a PhD :)

Trapper: you're spot on.. A "good" fisherman should and will protect and respect its fish and habitat... These days there seems to be more bad than good though.

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 03, 2015, 02:58 PM

  Be careful what you wish for?  no fishin in winter?  winter steelhead is why we all moved here....that's no solution, when theres less fish less guys will show up, it will work it self out, I don't fly fish, but as long as theres a fly zone, shoot if I was a fly fisherman I'd be right there with them having fun.


Runoff is ramping up in all the cricks and off Tug hill, River should be headed up, ending the fly zone's low water hookupfest run, probably won't be this low again til May.
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Post by: neilc on Apr 03, 2015, 07:33 PM
good to see you made it off that silly pond ice down there in oneida
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Post by: dimebrite on Apr 04, 2015, 06:04 AM
Shane I'm with ya on less fish less guys. Seen it happen in the past. Not saying total closure of refuge areas, but something maybe??? Anything to stop the unethical practices. I have no solution myself. Just tired of seeing guys elbow to elbow "saying" their fly fishing for "elusive" steelhead while most of their fish are getting reeled in backwards.  OK I got it out...enough of my rants...lol!!!
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Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 04, 2015, 01:26 PM
 

     Every creek and rivers flooding but Brookfield power is sleeping again, forgot about the redfield reservoir again, rivers still at 350cfs even though Reservoir has gained 6 feet in 36 hours.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 04, 2015, 03:57 PM
snag that's  crazy  they have everything wide open on the Oswego river ....  yesterday I fished fulton and phoenix  water was  pretty clean and  normal  today its a foot from the  bulk heads and chocolate brown.... I knew it was coming but it came  fast .....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Clint S on Apr 05, 2015, 09:09 AM
 

     Every creek and rivers flooding but Brookfield power is sleeping again, forgot about the redfield reservoir again, rivers still at 350cfs even though Reservoir has gained 6 feet in 36 hours.

They finally upped the river to 1250 and it's about 1700  in Pineville.  Brookfield better get there thumb out of their holes and do this right. My dad worked for Nino 40 years and back in the day it was a drive up to the hill at least every other day to check snow pack and ground saturation.........
 
It disgusts me how the people in the zones treat the fish. Saw a guy rip one off a bed the other day and whoop and holler about hot ''hot'' the fishing was. The DEC could pass one law to stop some of this mishandling up there.  No pictures in the zones and the fish does not leave the water if at all possible. If they catch you license is gone for one year and a hefty fine
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 05, 2015, 10:16 AM
we need no more laws, I see more fisherman abused bye the dec in Oswego then I see fish misused .....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: paul young on Apr 05, 2015, 02:44 PM
I fished the Lower fly zone on 3/31. I had a great day, landing 8 nice steelhead. Six males and 2 females, which makes sense; most of the girls are busy right now, and not feeding. All 8 were caught in the roof of the mouth or in the corner of the jaw. The smallest fly I used was a size 10 stonefly and I was fishing with 5 lb Drennan. The fights were short and the fish never left the water except for 1 nice male I wanted a picture of.

No one was fishing above me ( physical impossibility) and the upper fly zone was closed. I had 3 swirlers hit me in the legs as they struggled to survive. I doubt these fish had been caught that day.

Guys, these fish are just dying. It's no one's fault.

Fish are mishandled the entire length of the river, not just in the fly zones. Fish are lined the entire length of the river, not just in the fly zones. AND, SADLY, fish are SNAGGED the entire length of the river, not just in the fly zones.

If you see someone mishandling fish, or fishing in an unethical manner, try to show them how to do it properly in a friendly way. If they continue after that, use the tip line.

Too much hate in this thread. Lighten up.....-Paul
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kowboy on Apr 05, 2015, 05:40 PM
Happy Easter everyone, Choo now its time to get your river on lol and Deadeyez BINGO is in the future
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Post by: monic20 on Apr 05, 2015, 06:40 PM
 boom! :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: snyder3500 on Apr 05, 2015, 07:44 PM
Never fished the SR. Where should one start?
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Post by: monic20 on Apr 05, 2015, 08:43 PM
Flyzones  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 06, 2015, 10:06 AM


   Did alot of studying last night, looked at previous floods, odd I was only flooded 4 times from 1993-2009, since 2010 3 out of 4 years...studied euro models, gfs models, long rain models, snow on ground, saturation rates, how much rain recently was added too the snowpack...where the Reservoir is currently being held, ect... this is what I came up with,

 from April 9th threw the 26th, River should be 2000cfs or higher, should stay above 1500cfs threw may 5th, flood threat for this Saturday is medium, but next Wednesday the 15th, very likely chance at a peak flow with very high water leading into it, another high chance at a peak flow around april 19th.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: paul young on Apr 06, 2015, 11:25 AM
Flyzones  :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

Only if you know how to fly fish.....otherwise it's gonna be a long day....-Paul
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 07, 2015, 02:44 PM
Shane you're probably pretty close with your flowcast... We got real lucky with the slow thaw out the past month or so. We're getting real close to near bare in the eastern lake region. 6 miles to the east and so forth is a whole different ball game though.

Fly fishing in the fly zones??? Never seen it ::). 

Just kidding...well sorta ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 08, 2015, 05:26 PM


  Thunderstorms just rolled threw dropping almost an inch of rain, waters will be rising for sometime now.


... FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES... JEFFERSON... LEWIS AND OSWEGO.
* FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.
* PERIODS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY WITH TOTALS POSSIBLY EXCEEDING ONE INCH OVER THE TWO DAY PERIOD. TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO WARM SIGNIFICANTLY LATER THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. THERE IS STILL A SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK IN PLACE ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE TUG HILL PLATEAU AND WESTERN ADIRONDACKS... AND THE WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN RAPID SNOWMELT. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM SNOWMELT AND RAIN WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND RIVERS.
* EXPECT SIGNIFICANT WATER RISES FIRST ON THE SMALLER STREAMS AND CREEKS WHICH DRAIN THE TUG HILL PLATEAU AND WESTERN ADIRONDACKS LATER THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. LARGER RIVERS WILL THEN SEE SIGNIFICANT RISES FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND. HIGHEST WATER LEVELS ON THE UPPER BLACK RIVER AND MOOSE RIVER WOULD LIKELY BE REACHED SATURDAY... WITH THE HIGHEST WATER LEVELS NOT MOVING DOWNSTREAM TO THE LOWER REACHES OF THE BLACK RIVER UNTIL SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 08, 2015, 05:35 PM
snagger  have a  boat next to the  door  and park your truck on higher  ground .... this doesn't sound good at all
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 08, 2015, 08:11 PM
Hope you don't flood out Shane! Let me know if you need anything man
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 08, 2015, 09:05 PM
Theres a ton of water everywhere right now. Hopefully Brookfield can handle it.  :-\

Shane if you go under you know you can always  seek some higher ground over on old 13 if need be. Hope it doesn't go too high for ya.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 08, 2015, 09:07 PM
Anyone know why the hatchery is still "closed for the season"??? Been checking every once and a while and no dice. Also been checking beaver dam falls with not a fish sighted yet :/
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 09, 2015, 10:22 AM
Anyone know why the hatchery is still "closed for the season"??? Been checking every once and a while and no dice. Also been checking beaver dam falls with not a fish sighted yet :/

There all dead or dying you haven't heard?!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 09, 2015, 10:28 AM
Yes Monic,  I've seen and heard since it started. Didn't know they closed the hatchery to the public though???  Makes one wonder ***censored**** is going on. They should've closed the fly zones back in november, but that's only my opinion
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 09, 2015, 01:12 PM
I floated mid river and upper thurs and Friday last week it's ugly
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 09, 2015, 01:16 PM
I'm done with sr for a while and gonna concentrate on other streams now cause what I saw at fly zones an how many fish I seen while floating that were dead or dying .. There def not telling us actual numbers cause trust me it's far greater than what was said ..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Apr 09, 2015, 01:42 PM
Anyone know why the hatchery is still "closed for the season"??? Been checking every once and a while and no dice. Also been checking beaver dam falls with not a fish sighted yet :/
Chamber of Commerce said they are going to re-open on wed. april 15.... she said that is what a hatchery worker told her, so not sure if that is official or not.

what I saw at fly zones an how many fish I seen while floating that were dead or dying ..
bummer for sure.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Old Timer on Apr 09, 2015, 02:07 PM
you have to be an extreme optimist to be employed by any town, city or state Chamber of Commerce..   I have been in Pinehurst , N.C. , called the chamber of commerce in a driving rain storm and have them answer. " good morning, it is a beautiful day in Pinehurst"
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 09, 2015, 07:49 PM
whats salmon river running now????
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Post by: monic20 on Apr 09, 2015, 08:02 PM
1950 cfs  thru pineville
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 10, 2015, 06:14 AM
Coho coho thanks for that info. That'll save me a few trips over there. Never seen them open this late with nothing up in beaver yet either. I got out for a couple in the late evening. Brought my son to an easy access to do an upstream retrieval with a rapala. Saw one very large swirler in our 15 minutes effort.

Monic, even a month and a half ago when pressure was low a friend of mine drifted pineville to ball park. He saw a lot of deads mid river to ball park even then.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 10, 2015, 07:48 PM
I hooked the  same steelhead 4 times in Oswego and  tossed him in off the wall (I know  this  because  he  had a  fly I tied in his  jaw)  he lived ...I think the  die off  is  because  of the extreme  cold winter .... then the goons  ripping fish didn't help  but the fly zone has been that way since they opened it....  bottom line  it's a put and  take ....the boats  hammer them more then anyone else
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 10, 2015, 09:54 PM
Trap, fished the zone since it opened. In my opinion its uglier than ever. But maybe that's just my mind playing tricks on me. Ya know, when chuck and duck first came about (it was not called that back in the day) it was an honest attempt to catch winter steelhead.  This slash and thrash tactic up in the zone is pretty gross though. But yes, it is a put and take fishery. You are 100% right. This is the first year I've ever seen the hatchery closed to the public, and the most dead steelhead I've ever seen and heard of. I just hope that "we" haven't gone past our means and "taken" too much from what's been "put"...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Clint S on Apr 11, 2015, 11:59 AM
Trap, fished the zone since it opened. In my opinion its uglier than ever. But maybe that's just my mind playing tricks on me. Ya know, when chuck and duck first came about (it was not called that back in the day) it was an honest attempt to catch winter steelhead.  This slash and thrash tactic up in the zone is pretty gross though. But yes, it is a put and take fishery. You are 100% right. This is the first year I've ever seen the hatchery closed to the public, and the most dead steelhead I've ever seen and heard of. I just hope that "we" haven't gone past our means and "taken" too much from what's been "put"...

I fish the LFZ alot and it is horrific. I have seen sideways ripping, mono on fly reels, too much weight , running line.  ect ect ect. The fish are abused for a picture. I say something and am told to F off. I have called and no one shows up. Last year I was almost physically ran off a spot because somebody was ''saving'' a spot for his buddy who was up in his car sleeping. I know because I saw him. There are some good folks that fish there and there are people that feel entitled because they drove 4 hours and we need to bow to them because they come and spend money in town. I say shut it down or police it. Better yet turn it into a kids only area. Under 18 only.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 11, 2015, 07:30 PM
i  am a  flyfisherman  have  been  most  my  life  and  to  be  honest i  don't  like  "special fly  fishing only " waters   ....i  don't  need  a  handicapand  i'm  not  afraid  to  fish  with  someone  with  spinning tackle  or a  kid  with a  zebco  and a  worm  i  enjoy  everyone , as  far  as  steelheaders  spending  money   ...no  where  near  the  money  the  salmon  crowd  does ....  me  i  might  get  20  bucks  in gas  a  cup of  coffee  and  stop in   all seasons
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: JiggerMan on Apr 11, 2015, 09:41 PM
I fish the LFZ alot and it is horrific. I have seen sideways ripping, mono on fly reels, too much weight , running line.  ect ect ect. The fish are abused for a picture. I say something and am told to F off. I have called and no one shows up. Last year I was almost physically ran off a spot because somebody was ''saving'' a spot for his buddy who was up in his car sleeping. I know because I saw him. There are some good folks that fish there and there are people that feel entitled because they drove 4 hours and we need to bow to them because they come and spend money in town. I say shut it down or police it. Better yet turn it into a kids only area. Under 18 only.

Locals are no more entitled to spots then the mupheres.  Who gets there first is who fishes the spot.  If you move it you lose it as well.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 11, 2015, 10:41 PM
I am one of the few natives in the area , my feelings is the same be it on hard or soft water , if someone is fishing a spot you wanted , just move on to the next , first come first served , there are DK,s where ever you go , be it local or out of towner JMO , I have seen both good and bad over the last 50 yrs on the river , just think of one thing , if you tried to stock salmon today , or any other species in the lake some would consider them an invasive species , so enjoy what is available ,
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Clint S on Apr 12, 2015, 06:43 AM
your  right and  your  wrong  you are  welcome  to fish the  spot but  you are  a  quest  you are  on our  state  land  using our  state  esaements fishing  for  fish we  stocked  on a  river we clean ..... I want you  fishing next to me  and  you do have   every right too  but  when I go to PA to hunt or  fish I say thank you and  keep in mind I am a quest in that state

I personally have  never  favored "special water"  makes no sence  to me that as a  flyfisherman I need  special water ..... and  chuck and  duck was  never a  legit way to flyfish neither was a mooching rod ,we all know it  it's  salmon tactics   now  being used on steelhead......

I  again  thing  it's  time  fisherman and  the  state  be  honest  admit  kings  don't  hit  make a  honest  salmon  season  and  legalise  tactics  so  salmon  fisherman can  get  their fish  then shut  that  completely off  and  have  a  real steelhead  season with realy tactics legal.......

this  is my opinion  from what I have  seen for the  past  app. 50 years  of salmon  in the  river


There was no respect from them period. The guy literally said ''we drove here 4 hours and this is our fing spot'' There was close to 40 yards of real estate between the two guys, a mile on the river during prime time.    I would of happily fished there and moved when he came back if asked, but I was told and it was a demand. I did not stay and it was close to an hour before the guy came back...........

Trap hit the nail it's about respect and many people treat their trip here like it is a free for all with no rules, leaving the mess for everyone else to look at and clean up.

It sucks waiting for that 1 in a 100 fish to hit, they are too molested to do so.  I have also caught plenty in the Oswsegatchi river and other rivers up north on spoons to know they will hit though.   I would not be averse to a one month snag a thon before the steel come in. Let them at it and let them leave, then let the people that want to fish for steel and the few remaining salmon have a crack at it.
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Post by: JiggerMan on Apr 12, 2015, 06:27 PM
So you guys are saying that if someone that drove up there to fish should bow out to any local that wants to fish the spot he was in first because he does not live there.

Oh and money from non resident licenses goes towards raising all the fish put into the river the same as residents.

As far as cleaning up...  I have watched plenty of cars with NY plates on them leave trash everywhere also.
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Post by: JiggerMan on Apr 12, 2015, 06:33 PM
Clint. I'm sorry you had to have that experience with a out of stater. 

I'll admit I drove up from pa and I have never turned away any one that wants to fish near me.   Like to fish with others and meet new people.  Nobody knows everything about fishing so you can always learn something from anybody. 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 12, 2015, 07:38 PM
So you guys are saying that if someone that drove up there to fish should bow out to any local that wants to fish the spot he was in first because he does not live there.

Oh and money from non resident licenses goes towards raising all the fish put into the river the same as residents.

As far as cleaning up...  I have watched plenty of cars with NY plates on them leave trash everywhere also.

exactly  were   did I  say  you had  to  bow  out  ????  I have  many  friends  that  come  from  PA  long island  and  jersey  to  fish here  with me .....  what I  am  saying is when I  fish or  hunt  out of   this  area  I  realize  I  am a  quest  and  I  show  the  respect  the  people that  worked  hard  to perseve  that  area  ...most  locales   do not  make  money   from  the  tourism  dollar   yet have  to  put  up  with the  traffic  the  trash  the  profanity    the   area  smelling like  urine  because    grown  men are to lazy  to  walk  and  use a  bathroom ....true  this  is  a  very   small  percentage  of  out of  towners  but  it  does  leave a  bad taste  .....

 and  your  non residence   fee  means  very  little    and  only a  very  small percentage    goes  to  the  locale  area i'm not  tring to  belittle  you  ,i'm telling  you the  truth   if  you wan to impres  me  carry a  trash  bag  and   fill it  or  stay out  of  the  handicapped  parking   areas  at  wal  mart  ......act like  a  gentleman  and  have  some  respect ...i  do  when i hunt  in  PA  or  fish in  canada ,  no one  here  said  you  couldn't  fish  nor  is  pointing a  finger  at  you personally your  here a  few  week  ends a  year ,this is our  homes  it's  where  we  live .......i  don't  want  my  grand  children  hearing  the   f  word  screamed  out  because  someone  lost a   fish  ...i  don't  want  my  wife  not  being  able  to use  a  handicapped  parking  area  because  someone  just  drove  here  and  will only  be  in the  store a  min .....  i'm a  little  tired  of  picking up  your  trash  as  well or  seeing  grown  men   taking a  leak  when a  porta potti  is  50  yards  away ........now  were  does  it  say  on that  non residence  licence  give  you that  right?  oh  and   when i  say  local i  mean  i  grew swimming  in  salmon  river
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 12, 2015, 09:07 PM
Wow a lot of content getting thrown around but all good and honest!  I m with the respect thing.  Self entitlement over another is uncalled for no matter where you're from... Respect the locale for sure. Trap is 100% correct as many local tax payers have no ties to the fishery. Out of state money brought in to the economy is great, but it does not entitle anyone to act deservingly ignorant...(not saying all out of Towner's are like this).. As for spots on the water, yes first come first serve... And common courtesy coupled with stream side etiquette is a must when sharing water with others. But if you're buddy is eating lunch and wants his spot held, that's bull crap...you snooze you lose!!!

Trap I learned fly fishing for trout with dry flies and nymphs at a very young age.. Matching hatches and investigating pupas and larvae under rocks, so I'm sorta on the same page as you.  The first few years targeting steelhead was with weight forwards.  We eventually switched over in the middle 90's and started using running lines or #3 wf floating lines to accommodate fishing deeper runs with short or quick drifts. Fly fishing was still the mentality and I can assure it was not salmon tactic in the least. But as you know, with that the disease was spread and any Joe schmoe could buy a fly rod and pitch a few cannon balls off the church hole rocks and call themselves a flyfisherman. I was switched back over to weight forwards and more traditional drifting late 90's/early 2000's...
Will say though, we had some banner days with running lines and aggressively hitting steelhead.  I haven't fished the zone in probably 3 years. When I fished the river avidly it was usually our last resort.  These days I find myself liking bass fishing more and more.    And I'm really itching to get a pike on the fly rod,  and I wish I was well off enough to go to the Bahamas a couple times a year for bonefish!!! Lol                   
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 13, 2015, 07:51 PM
I use to fish the salmon for many years and have seen a lot from fighting, pushing kids down to get a fish, to trash and I will say this it is not just out of towners that cause problems but some locals. I was fishing one day and showing a 12 Yr old and his father the correct way to fish for salmon ( not snagging ) and a group of locals came down the path drunk as hell and one pushed the kid down to try to snag a fish that was in font of the kid, when I said something they tried to start a fight with me. It was about 8 to 1 but a group of  PA gentlemen came to help and they left. I know some of those guys and know for a fact they were locals and some now are considered great fishermen on this sight ( yes they may have grown up and stopped drinking and cleaned up there act ). I no longer fish there do to there conduct, most people local and out of towners respect others, the fishery and do there part but a few from every group make every one look bad . And yes attack me if you like as truth hurts
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 13, 2015, 08:01 PM
name  em
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 13, 2015, 08:14 PM
No because one I know cleaned up his act and I respect him now for that and all he does and if you have a problem with that I am so sorry for you.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kevinmaine3 on Apr 14, 2015, 06:32 AM
I've been going down from Maine for a while now to fish th S.R.,  I won't be making the trip anymore. After last year I'm done with it. It's a compete sh!t show on the river. Drunk people yelling all day, garbage floating g down the river, trucks being broke into, campers being broke into..not for me..sorry. Its my vacation to go down and fish, but that's not peacefull.  I'll save the grand I spend every year and the 10hr drive and head to northern maine for brook trout.. I had fun catching big fish down there, but when your playing by the rules and you look around and see everyone ripping hooks through the water and hooking up, makes you want to join the snaggers..
      I have never seen fishing crouds like that before I fished there. And I get it, lots of fish, lots of people. Before I fished the S.R. if I had ever gone to a spot and there was someone already there I'd go to another place, I never fished within sight of another fisherman.
     
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2015, 06:47 AM
No because one I know cleaned up his act and I respect him now for that and all he does and if you have a problem with that I am so sorry for you.


now  reason I asked you to name  him  ,you made some  strong comments  a man that asasults a 12 year old  boy  pushes him out of the way while 8  of  his  friends  watch   ?  and   you  and  his  father did  nothing ????  I  think  youre telling  a  story here  sorry  I  have  never seen  anything like that  and  if I seen a  child  assaulted  I assure  you  someone would   be  going to  jail
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 14, 2015, 07:31 AM
Well yes I did do something and stood up for the young man that is why they tried to fight with me. I do not make up stories about drunks and if you have a problem with that I am sorry. All I have seen from your post on here is threats and trying to blame out of town and out of state people for the problem. I only live 15 min. from there and will not fish there anymore do to what goes on there, the locals think they own the place. I spent one day cleaning up Trout Brook area with one of the land owners years back only to have it trashed the next morning so I understand what goes on there but do not only blame out of towners as they are not the only problem there. I fished next to a guy from there only to see him leave trash and not think nothing of it. yes I knew him from one of the businesses I ran in town so I knew he was a local. If you have a problem with the truth or me I am sorry for you. Yes I have meet many great people there and enjoyed fishing with them but the few that cause problems have made that place not worth my time. yes I pay taxes and buy my lic. but spend my time fishing in places that I can enjoy my self, I would rather fish for sunnies and enjoy it than fish there and put up with the crap that goes on there.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 14, 2015, 09:36 AM
When I was 10 I was pushed out of a spot by some hooligans that were bouncing cannon balls off of fish's heads at the tail of the black. But later that day I fell in and my father and another stranger saved me. There's good and bad people out there no matter where they come from. Two years ago I gave some younger adults some lip while fighting a monster king with my son. We starting going up with the fish and These punks jumped right down in our spot. With about 200 yards of open bank on the side we were fishing I felt completely justified to let them know how I felt. They stepped right on out with no words back. The crowds are tough no doubt. And I'm noticing a pretty strong movement of people throwing in the towel for the salmon river.  Steelhead is what kept me in it but that is near salmon crowds at times too. So i don't blame anyone for not wanting to fish it anymore.  But its people in general, not any "type" of person... The more people that share a resource/activity, the more likely there will be an a-hole who ruins it... And on a side note, the trash is etrocious... There should be 1000 dollar minimum fines for anyone who litters... Bottom line!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Apr 14, 2015, 09:53 AM
And I'm noticing a pretty strong movement of people throwing in the towel for the salmon river. 

unfortunately yes, this is true.   I can only get a few of my friends to go anymore.   Just had this exact conversation with a former SR diehard last night, he's thrown in the towel and straight up given up on the SR.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 14, 2015, 10:16 AM
I'm not giving up on the sr ...I've cleaned , stocked ,planted trees and fished it so much I won't ever give up on her .. But I will say I'm done with her for now I've got other places I will be for the next 2 weeks .. The fish are exhausted from this winters cold and thiamine problem also the fly zones absolutely hammered those fish to exhaustion and left a terrible taste in my mouth there should not be a fly zone only !!! And I will do my best to have it opened for all or close that stretch and let those fish spawn in piece !!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 14, 2015, 02:09 PM
For your info I have had the pleasure of fishing next to snagger when I was steel head fishing and he took the time out to show me what I was doing wrong an it helped me a lot he showed the true meaning of sportsmanship. Point is it is not just out of area fisherman but locals to and until people see this and stop blaming just one group it will not change. I try to say hi to everyone I see when I am out fishing and when possible talk to them and help them if needed or pick there brains to learn more when possible. The salmon river now reminds me of the old snagging days when leaded hooks were thrown at you. The only difference now is when the snagging season closed most of the problems went home and you could fish without conflict. Now it is everyday problems as you read on here all the time.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2015, 02:12 PM
"your  right and  your  wrong  you are  welcome  to fish the  spot but  you are  a  quest  you are  on our  state  land  using our  state  esaements fishing  for  fish we  stocked  on a  river we clean ..... I want you  fishing next to me  and  you do have   every right too  but  when I go to PA to hunt or  fish I say thank you and  keep in mind I am a quest in that state"



sorry pal  don't look like i blamed anyone   i did  say  show some respect  and manors ....... and  i  am tired  of the language  the trash  and  PA  plates  in handicapped  areas  and  healthy people  jumping in ........and again if a child was assaulted why wasn't the law called ....and if you don't want to name  someone just  insinuate then why  did  you even  bring it up .....

and  with over  50 years of  fishing salmon river i  still have  never  gotten in a  fight ...you people  need  to learn how  to  get along lol
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 14, 2015, 02:17 PM
OH!  BOY!  No peace around these boards!  :-\

That's the truth Phil ,, doesn't seem to be as much fun the last couple of years ,do you think the percentage rule is in affect ?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 14, 2015, 02:36 PM
Trapp I think we are both saying the same thing but in different ways. I agree with you about the crap that goes on but it is not just PA guys, that is all I was trying to get across. and as for calling the police back then cell phones just came out and I did not have one and by he time I got to my truck they were no where to be found. For parking in a handicap spot I am with you 100% as as of this past year I am now handicapped do to spine damage so I take that matter to heart even though I try not to use a handicap spot unless I have to and for the language I understand where your coming from but hear it on other water ways to. This is a sign of no respect as a lot of times kids are around. and for being a guest we all are unless we own the land and we should respect it whether state owned or not, that is why I helped the land owner clean up the property as it was not his mess but my fellow sportsman's.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2015, 02:51 PM
fish  i  think  so  .... i think  99 %  of  the  problems  then  and  today  are  lack of ethics and  respect    and  ethics  isn't that  trout unlimited  C&R  crap  ...ethics  is  doing the  right thing !  and yup  some  people that  live  here  are  pigs  too  ...difference  now  days  is  a lot fewer  locales  fishing the  river  and  the  problems  start  with  the  sept  season  .....i  don't  care  if  you snag a  salmon  ...i  hope ya  get a  bunch i really  do  .....  just   show  respect to the  people that live  here  ..... and  i'm  serious  i had  a  guy  from  jersey  park  in  the  wheelchair area  of  handicap parking and  when i  said  something he  said  well i  drove  8 hours  i needed a  licsence......  well  my  wife  needed  to  get her  medicine  ..... that's  not all fisherman   and  that's  not  ALL NON RESIDANCE  , but it leaves a  bad  image  of all ......walking  on linare  park in  Oswego  drunk   and  beers  in hand    screaming  profanity ....  i have  my  4  year  old  grand  son  walking  with me ..... leaves a  bad  impression ....and  it's  a  black  eye  for  all sportsman i use  to  say  bullhead  fisherman  were  the  dirtest  fisherman in the  world  ...nope  it's  salmon  fisherman ...and  your  out of  state  licence  doesn't cover  it  my  Oswego land  taxes  does  in  Oswego it's a  city  park!.....  guess  fish  we  are  on the  same page  of  music  we  want all  fisherman to  act  with  some  respect  and  to  at least try to be  human  beings ......even salmon  fisherman
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 14, 2015, 02:53 PM
And just for info I only had 30 yrs of fishing there .
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2015, 02:57 PM
i  was  fishing  salmon  river  before  salmon ...was a  great  trout  stream  back  when i was  a  youngster  always a  good  small  mouth  stream......
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 14, 2015, 03:00 PM
We seam to be on the same page and I live in new york only 15 min. for the river. But I understand your frustration and that is why I do not fish there any more, and yes I see the same thing at Oswego and Oneida all the time. Loved the smallies back in the days would go up in the summer just to have fun with them.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2015, 03:05 PM
shhhhhhhhhhhhh we still do  ;D we got room for ya you know
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishforfun on Apr 14, 2015, 03:08 PM
Would love to but physically unable to do it now a days. Maybe some day in the future.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 14, 2015, 03:21 PM
Walked out back on Sunday after the river went up and it was beautiful to see no one down there...not as beautiful as 185 cfs late June though ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Apr 14, 2015, 04:06 PM
That's the truth Phil ,, doesn't seem to be as much fun the last couple of years ,do you think the percentage rule is in affect ?

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :w00t: :unsure: :blink: :angel:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2015, 04:23 PM
Would love to but physically unable to do it now a days. Maybe some day in the future.

you got it   man
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Clint S on Apr 14, 2015, 08:07 PM
Lots of true words spoken here. I too have seen locals that were real buttholes, and they treat out of staters bad. There should be no entitlement for anyone.    By the numbers though,  if 90% of the people on the river are not ''locals'' ,  90% of the buttholes are not going to be ''locals''.  It's just how it is.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Fish Farmer on Apr 16, 2015, 11:58 AM
I used to fish the SR back in the mid 90's to around 2005, mostly for steelhead in November and December. I heard I was fishing during the lean years. The first time I fished it in 1995 we stayed at the Last Cast and you could set your watch by the morning runs of steel and folks were catching lakers in the LFZ. I fished it once in mid October for salmon and that was probably the last time I would ever do that, too crowded and too much blatant snagging of everything. The buddy I fished with started fishing back in the 80's and said the behavior then was bad.

I never had much of any attitudes from anyone in the years I fished it except from a fellow fly fisher. I happened to be fishing the Bovines and landed a steelhead, roped him, left him in the water to stay fresh/alive. This was the only fish I have ever taken home. I fished for maybe an hour longer and had to get on the road. I was carting my still alive fish up the steep bank and once up top, he came over and started asking me with a very bad tone why the fish was still alive, etc, etc. Basically harassing me. I hadn't had the time to find a big stick to knock it on it's head.  I even met the infamous Pat Mahoney down in the Bovines and he was nice enough to tell what they were biting on and gave me a few flies when he saw me again down there.

I would probably fish it again, I know several fly fisherman from Vermont that go there all the time. When the are gone, the spots around here free up :D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Apr 16, 2015, 04:00 PM
Its funny, I never ever got crap from the locals, but I've had a few incidents with Jersey pursits, and this one time in Orwell a group of big dudes from CT strong armed us out of the hole we were fishing since first light...when they weren't looking someone might have peed in their coffee cups.   Brown trout tribs are WAY WAY worse though.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 16, 2015, 05:43 PM
Lots of discussion here. Anyone catching fish ???
Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: neilc on Apr 16, 2015, 06:42 PM
and this one time in Orwell a group of big dudes from CT strong armed us out of the hole we were fishing since first light...

awh, hey,
don't drag us into this mess now,
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 16, 2015, 08:00 PM
gee  this one got strong armed  out of a fishing spot  someone  got  yelled at  for a fish live on a  rope  ....=))  not the most manly bunch are yas   :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 16, 2015, 08:46 PM
Too funny trap...lol!!! Some folks just don't think the argument is worth the Hassel I think.  I always keep my fish alive. Even manage to do so in august. I always get a kick out of the heart still beating once its fileted :D. As for strong armed out of a spot, a stream side brawl is not worth anything to some folks.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 18, 2015, 06:58 PM
Lots of discussion here. Anyone catching fish ???
Rg

Yes lots of fish Friday and then a big 0-3 today....🐟🐟🐟🎣🎣🎣
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 18, 2015, 11:11 PM

A good buddy of mine said there were some tickets handed out in the last few days , for all kinds of things , plus a few warnings
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 19, 2015, 04:59 AM
crappies are loaded in the sportsmen hole ...... :whistling:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 19, 2015, 10:26 AM
A good buddy of mine said there were some tickets handed out in the last few days , for all kinds of things , plus a few warnings

If the violations are legitimate that is great news! All this talk of fishing might make me have to cross the northern county line for a poke or two :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 19, 2015, 10:34 AM
If the violations are legitimate that is great news! All this talk of fishing might make me have to cross the northern county line for a poke or two :)
The person that gave me the Info is solid
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 19, 2015, 01:32 PM
The person that gave me the Info is solid

Good deal!! Wasn't doubting you Freddy, was referring to the severity of the violations.  I'm sure this current weekend and next are their last round up for tickets being issued on the river. Hope we get some moderate rain to keep the level higher than 750 for next weekend
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 19, 2015, 04:38 PM
Haven't seen any pics Lately , so go-get-m dime bright
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 19, 2015, 10:21 PM
Missed the chance, rain coming will probably mess it back up. Couldn't resist this dry weather for getting stuff done outside though. River is blowing right now. Barely anyone fishing this afternoon
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Apr 20, 2015, 10:17 AM
River flow reports river at 3500. That can't be good ( or safe) for fishing ??? ???
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: timdog on Apr 21, 2015, 08:03 AM
gee  this one got strong armed  out of a fishing spot  someone  got  yelled at  for a fish live on a  rope  ....=))  not the most manly bunch are yas   :w00t:

...Sounds like the time i got told by Malindas 80 year old "boyfriend" That he wasnt going to talk to me any more because i kept steelhead :cookoo:  Made it a point the next time i fished, to keep a 10 pound Female  cause i needed eggs.  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 08:27 PM


  read 4 pages of comments, theres no locals versus imports or fish heads, that's what the locals still call me after 22 yrs of living here, no locals fish the river, locals fished native trout, ponds, bullhead fish, or bass, in 22 yrs of living here, I know very few locals who fish salmon or steel, were all from out of town.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 08:33 PM


  I been fishing steelhead last 2 weeks in high water, everyone I've fished near or talked too has been nice and friendly, sounds like a low water thing or everyone is just blowing things out of proportion too me.  peak salmon weekends and a few peak steelhead weekends it gets crowded but over all rivers been pretty nice last 6 months, I've had a great time, guess its how you look at life, glass half full or glass half empty.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 08:37 PM
Trap, fished the zone since it opened. In my opinion its uglier than ever. But maybe that's just my mind playing tricks on me. Ya know, when chuck and duck first came about (it was not called that back in the day) it was an honest attempt to catch winter steelhead.  This slash and thrash tactic up in the zone is pretty gross though. But yes, it is a put and take fishery. You are 100% right. This is the first year I've ever seen the hatchery closed to the public, and the most dead steelhead I've ever seen and heard of. I just hope that "we" haven't gone past our means and "taken" too much from what's been "put"...

  simple answer too that, everyone switched two 2 handed fly rods whether switch rods or spey, both extreme line ripping for next cast on both rods, anything is in its way.... its getting hooked.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 09:01 PM


  Last week drove up north and took some northern light shots.

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 09:03 PM


Even got one in Altmar.


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 09:11 PM



  took a few shots of steelhead as well last week or so.


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 21, 2015, 09:16 PM
Good reads snag!! I called you other day it was a bonanza for a day ! On another note I watched fly zones for a hour after a good eat in Altmar and like  he and I  said anything in the lines way gets hooked !! I watched fish just sit there holding in some slower water and a Spey guy just flossed the whole pool till it got to the fish I was watching and guess what folks there mouths didn't open for the offering !!! But fish on at the end of his drift cmon! How many fish are gonna get ripped an flossed over and over !?  But them some people say how many fish are gonna get caught elsewhere over and over? Every one nows the fish up there are on gravel and majority of fish stage there  and winter there in the zones !! Close that nuts or open it to the rest of us  cause that's not fishing anymore up there everyone has adapted there fly technique to snatch not catch fish now rant over ..bring on the debates I'm listening  :P :w00t: :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 21, 2015, 09:17 PM
Sweet pics snag!!!!!lots of fish up in raceway nice to see other day
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 21, 2015, 09:22 PM
Lol!!!! :wacko: :whistling: :unsure: :sleep1: :w00t: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 09:23 PM

  I fished that day monic, but didn't get your call til later, you ready for the "Big Drop"  ? its coming.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Apr 21, 2015, 09:24 PM

  I was just busting your b alls I took that picture down, funny though.   ;D  Was crowded that day, me and the sea gulls.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Apr 21, 2015, 09:28 PM
I'm ready just don't now what day to come yet .. I got some scouts fishing from runamuck tmrw so will see....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 21, 2015, 10:42 PM
WASSSSSUP Shane!!  Great pics! I saw that one of the steelhead jumping on news channel 9 pic of the day. You almost ready for the Waldos
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Apr 22, 2015, 05:27 AM
Great pics Shane. Saw a couple of them on channel 9 as well.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 22, 2015, 05:48 AM
oh the drop back days are coming  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 22, 2015, 09:26 AM

  sounds like a low water thing

Snag I think you pinned the tail on the donkey with this one...what's quite ironic is out on the west coast where steelhead are wild/native, it is most common to fish for them when the water is big and green...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 22, 2015, 09:29 AM
 simple answer too that, everyone switched two 2 handed fly rods whether switch rods or spey, both extreme line ripping for next cast on both rods, anything is in its way.... its getting hooked.

The sad part of this reality is two handed and spey tactics are traditionally done with NO weight... And it is very common for the fish to strike at the end of the drift while fly is just below surface film or in upper quarter of water column. The slash and thrash cannon ball roll that a lot of folks do up there is a disgrace to fly fishing
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Apr 24, 2015, 09:16 AM
Wish I was able to be there Sat. Water is going down to 750. It will be unreal fishing I think.
kc
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 25, 2015, 06:59 PM
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 25, 2015, 07:00 PM
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 25, 2015, 07:03 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi966.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae145%2FKingPerch%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F20150425_102339.jpg&hash=23da5e1f60c33cb8618a50f905e0d6ba) (http://s966.photobucket.com/user/KingPerch/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150425_102339.jpg.html)Jr and I hit the lake at 10:30 and boxed out at 12:45. The pic with the two of us was our first double taken together. We went 8 for 9 in that time! Life is good! 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 25, 2015, 07:11 PM
Nice fish guys ,
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 25, 2015, 07:19 PM
Wow..  Nice job LH....  And Jr.... :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 25, 2015, 07:21 PM
Umm.....it's LH!.... ;D

Thanks Dom and Freddie!  8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 25, 2015, 08:42 PM
Nice job boys!!  8)   
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 25, 2015, 08:49 PM
Wow. Great job!  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Apr 26, 2015, 06:55 AM
Well done guys!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: timdog on Apr 27, 2015, 08:22 AM
Very nice  KP and Jr.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: crayfish2 on Apr 27, 2015, 10:02 AM
Nice fish, Kingperch!!  Mexico Bay, from the looks of it?  I'll be out there next week ... leave some for me!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Apr 27, 2015, 04:12 PM
Nice fish kp!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Apr 27, 2015, 04:56 PM
nice job KP and Jr.  :thumbup_smilie:

(I fished off the salmon river to catfish in a friends boat yesterday and we had a good morning . A mixed bag of a bunch of browns ,no big ones,...a nice steelhead, and a big smallmouth. None of the browns were as big as the ones you guy's got...nice job.)

Rivers fishing good ,lakes fishing good...great time of year! Walleyes hopefully biting good this week -end!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 27, 2015, 07:27 PM
Thanks guys!  8)

Timdog,  you on the river at all? ::)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: timdog on Apr 28, 2015, 10:27 AM
Thanks guys!  8)

Timdog,  you on the river at all? ::)
Kp,
Between watching my son play baseball for OCC and Panfishing , i haven't had the urge to get up there ...looks like i'm missing some good fishing
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 28, 2015, 04:44 PM
Maybe Jr and I will see you in the fall bud! 8)

Good luck to your son and the OCC TEAM!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2015, 05:01 PM
d**n what a team! Nice job guys.

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 28, 2015, 08:31 PM
Umm.....it's LH!.... ;DThanks Dom and Freddie!  8)


           ???   ???    ???     ???          ::)           ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 29, 2015, 08:18 PM
Wow..  Nice job LH....  And Jr.... :clapping: :clapping:
nice repair job bud! :P
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Aug 01, 2015, 05:23 PM
OK Shane what is your prediction for the first salmon caught in the river this year? Above the DSR.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 02, 2015, 05:57 PM
hard to  say  not  knowing  about  rain  ...i'll guess  aug.  18   just above the  black hole
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 07, 2015, 12:56 AM
OK Shane what is your prediction for the first salmon caught in the river this year? Above the DSR.
   

  The Main run should be late again like last year, but theres a few more wild fish around this year then last year so a couple very late August fish could happen, but I think the first minor run will hold off til September 5th, the labor day weekend water release.
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Post by: kc on Aug 07, 2015, 09:03 PM
I will be on my way to Alaska by then. Will have to wait till I get home.
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Post by: neilc on Aug 15, 2015, 05:03 PM
   

  The Main run should be late again like last year, but theres a few more wild fish around this year then last year so a couple very late August fish could happen, but I think the first minor run will hold off til September 5th, the labor day weekend water release.

keep us posted,
it's getting close, soon
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 15, 2015, 05:06 PM
Is there any water in the river? I know the tug got a few thunderstorms last night but I dont think  they amounted to much?    
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 15, 2015, 06:05 PM
Jr and I fished the Redfield Res today.....really low.....😨
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Post by: dimebrite on Aug 16, 2015, 06:18 AM
Kp, not good!!! Rivers gonna get hot with this ten day streak in the 80's. Spring trickles are drying up left and right as well.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 16, 2015, 08:20 AM
Your right.....all of the bigger areas of standing water and smaller feeder streams are almost dried up. Man, we need a good soaking of rain.  :-\

The only HOT I wanna see on the river is......a HOT run of salmon and steelhead!  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Aug 16, 2015, 04:42 PM
For some reason i dont have very good luck on that river...and do we ever need some rain..forcast says high 90s for a while...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 16, 2015, 07:12 PM
Stick with this thread leading into and, during the salmon season. Some pretty good info given out by SNAGGER and the gang. 8)
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 16, 2015, 07:43 PM
http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/08/farmers-almanac-2015-winter-prediction-forecast (http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/08/farmers-almanac-2015-winter-prediction-forecast)

Thought I'd share this with Shane......looks like laker season is game on!😈
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: arcadeangler on Aug 16, 2015, 07:53 PM
You may want to check those dates.
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Post by: arcadeangler on Aug 16, 2015, 07:54 PM
But will say they were spot on
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Post by: jimp on Aug 17, 2015, 07:38 AM
I have a question. Please don't laugh I really don't know.   what do you use for bait/ lures for salmon fishing.  I have never fished for salmon.  I live less then an hour from pulaski.  I have never gone.  don't even know where to start.  any help would be useful.   Jigs, spinners,  live bait??

thanks
jim
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Aug 17, 2015, 11:57 AM
Estaz egg flies, Jensen rubber eggs, skein, egg sacks or the enfamous black sponge. I generally use rubber eggs because they are cheap and easy to carry, but each has their time and place.
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Post by: westernmas on Aug 17, 2015, 12:03 PM
I have a question. Please don't laugh I really don't know.   what do you use for bait/ lures for salmon fishing.  I have never fished for salmon.  I live less then an hour from pulaski.  I have never gone.  don't even know where to start.  any help would be useful.   Jigs, spinners,  live bait??

thanks
jim

You should also check out the regs for the salmon river prior to fishing it.  Such as, if you use spinners you can only have one hook, etc.
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 17, 2015, 06:49 PM
Good info from the prior posts Jim! Keep checking in on here....when a run of salmon starts, head to the river and watch what other anglers are doing and using. You should get educated pretty quick that way. Salmon and steelhead fishing is a blast! Good luck!
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Post by: jimp on Aug 18, 2015, 06:32 AM
Thank you everyone.  I'll be honest I've never heard of the sponge thing before ever.   I think Kingperch has an excellent idea of heading out to watch. I'm not far at all and that is probably the best way to learrn.   Thanks again. 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 18, 2015, 07:23 AM
jimp a lot of us  guys  grew up  chasing salmon and steelhead  I'm sure you'd be more then welcome to come on down when we hit the river and we'll give ya a lesson or two ..... I know your welcome to  come down when I'm there
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Aug 18, 2015, 08:29 AM
^^^^^^  X2 what trapper said, most guys ( you will be able to spot the ones that will not) will be more than willing to show you the ropes while on the river.
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Post by: jimp on Aug 18, 2015, 02:45 PM
Trapper and lunchbox,

thank you very much.  I grew up on  the St Lawrence fishing perch, pike, smallmouth.  this isn't something we fished for as kids.   It's very foreign to me.   

thank you,
 Jim P
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Aug 19, 2015, 01:30 PM
For some reason i dont have very good luck on that river...and do we ever need some rain..forcast says high 90s for a while...
Hey Big Guy. you mean there's actually a place where the fish don't bite for you? LOL  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 19, 2015, 04:33 PM
Thanks to Trapper for offering for jimp to fish along side of us. I guess that's what I meant when I posted....shoulda been a bit clearer!

Any salmon in the river yet? Lol!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 19, 2015, 04:59 PM
Any salmon in the river yet? Lol!


BAHAHA...   :P
You beat me to the question of the season by 20 minuets...     ::) ::)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 19, 2015, 06:39 PM
I can catch carp right here. Any smallmouth in the river ???

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 19, 2015, 07:16 PM
There's some smallies in the river. Very low and, very warm water right now Bob! Josh has been down there a few times and, did pretty well!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 19, 2015, 07:17 PM

BAHAHA...   :P
You beat me to the question of the season by 20 minuets...     ::) ::)
lol! I couldn't resist! :P
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunterdeneugene on Aug 20, 2015, 02:26 PM
you shouldn't have to wait long....there is some rain coming...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 21, 2015, 03:37 AM


2 days of strong east winds flipped the lake over and we got 1.70 inches of rain last night, could be a few kicking around Saturday...  Last nights rain just saved our labor day weekend, now we got enough water up there for the release.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 21, 2015, 05:25 AM
Man, we needed that rain and, more. Looking forward to fishing the river again!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Green_Drake on Aug 21, 2015, 03:01 PM
Hey everybody, this is my first post but I've been reading here for the last year or so. I just wanted to ask all the centerpin fisherman out there what size rod and reel you were all using? Normally I take the fly rod but looking to try something new with my nephew this year.
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Post by: J Miser on Aug 21, 2015, 04:31 PM
Hey guys,

Tell me, is there any truth to this.

Just got sent a message from a friend who states that there is a facebook post out there claiming that after last nights rain, there are eels swimming on the streets of Pulaski.  Said there has been a strong eel run this year. 

I know that Ontario used to have one hell of an eel fishery, I don't deny that, but it's been hurt like so many other fisheries.  Is it really so good that eels got flushed out of the salmon onto the street???

I'm a filthy Pocono eel fisherman, its what I do.  Actually headin out tonite to Stroudsburg to set up a few trot lines and speed up the end of eel season.  It's just been a frustrating year to say the least, so when you hear these sort of crazy statements, its just gets you frustrated and intrigued all at the same time. 

I'd pay for a picture and volunteer my time to clean up efforts.  But just knowing if its true or not would suffice over the interweb.  Thanx in advance guys, me and my pack are planning on coming up next weekend to keep up the tradition of August salmon with plan B being swim with the sheep in Oswego.  Enjoy guys, reading along with the rest.

Dr. JM
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 21, 2015, 05:12 PM
Don't believe everything you read , I am just old enough to remember the eel boats
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 21, 2015, 06:52 PM
No eels that I heard of!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Aug 21, 2015, 08:24 PM
Hey guys,

Tell me, is there any truth to this.

Just got sent a message from a friend who states that there is a facebook post out there claiming that after last nights rain, there are eels swimming on the streets of Pulaski.  Said there has been a strong eel run this year.  

I know that Ontario used to have one hell of an eel fishery, I don't deny that, but it's been hurt like so many other fisheries.  Is it really so good that eels got flushed out of the salmon onto the street???

I'm a filthy Pocono eel fisherman, its what I do.  Actually headin out tonite to Stroudsburg to set up a few trot lines and speed up the end of eel season.  It's just been a frustrating year to say the least, so when you hear these sort of crazy statements, its just gets you frustrated and intrigued all at the same time.  

I'd pay for a picture and volunteer my time to clean up efforts.  But just knowing if its true or not would suffice over the interweb.  Thanx in advance guys, me and my pack are planning on coming up next weekend to keep up the tradition of August salmon with plan B being swim with the sheep in Oswego.  Enjoy guys, reading along with the rest.

Dr. JM
I haven't heard fof any eels being caught on the Salmon river recently, but I have a friend who has a NYstate licensed eel rack (weir) and smokehouse on the east branch of the Delaware upriver of Hancock...I was there last week and they have started running pretty good.... last wed.40 and following day 60 fish(eels) ....should be running down your way in Stroudsburg soon too .....good luck and have fun.
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Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 21, 2015, 08:39 PM
I haven't heard fof any eels being caught on the Salmon river recently, but I have a friend who has a NYstate licensed eel rack (weir) and smokehouse on the east branch of the Delaware upriver of Hancock...I was there last week and they have started running pretty good.... last wed.40 and following day 60 fish(eels) ....should be running down your way in Stroudsburg soon too .....good luck and have fun.
Choo Choo, is that the guy that's on TV that catches the eels and puts them in the smoker? It's gotta be! I think the show is called filthy riches. I enjoy watching that guy
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Lunch_Box on Aug 21, 2015, 09:54 PM
Hey everybody, this is my first post but I've been reading here for the last year or so. I just wanted to ask all the centerpin fisherman out there what size rod and reel you were all using? Normally I take the fly rod but looking to try something new with my nephew this year.
I run a 13' and a 13'6" rod and anywhere from 4" to 5" reels will get the job done nicely. I have a 13'6" custom built rainshadow rod and I run a kingpin imperial  (4 3/8" I believe) also a 13' St. Croix Avid with a Riverkeeper frogwater reel ( also pretty close to 4.5"). Hope that helps.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Aug 22, 2015, 05:16 AM
Choo Choo, is that the guy that's on TV that catches the eels and puts them in the smoker? It's gotta be! I think the show is called filthy riches. I enjoy watching that guy
Yup, that's Ray. He's been catching eels for a long time....he's quite a character. They are going to do 5 more episodes this year...I don't get that channel, but will try to see it sometime....funny that he is on tv with those slimy eels.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: UglyStik on Aug 22, 2015, 08:08 AM
Weren't/aren't the eels an invasive species that they are trying to wipe out? Lampreys, right? Used to see fish with big holes bitten out of their sides.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Lunch_Box on Aug 22, 2015, 09:15 AM
The eels that are caught  in hancock are American eels (I believe) not lamprey eels. Although I have heard that people do eat lamprey eels.  :sick: :sick: :sick:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Aug 24, 2015, 08:02 AM
Filet gave good advice in saying don't believe everything you read :D. The water is low and no where's near the streets and no word of any eels... Haven't seen any myself
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: FL326 on Aug 24, 2015, 10:03 AM
From a google search:

Differences between Sea lamprey and American eels o Sea lamprey are cartilaginous fish, eels are bony fish.

    Sea lamprey have a disk-like mouth, eels have a hinged jaw.
    Sea lamprey have breathing holes, eels have gills and a gill cover.
    Sea lamprey have no pectoral (side) fins, eels have one pair.
    Sea lamprey have two fins on their backs, eels have one fin extending from the back around the tail to the stomach.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Aug 24, 2015, 12:47 PM
American eels do not attach on and kill fish like the lampreys do.

American eels live in fresh water, then migrate Downstream to the ocean to spawn in saltwater.....lamprey eels migrate up freshwater streams to spawn in freshwater.

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 24, 2015, 01:30 PM
My grandma use to make the best Anguilla around..   She made it 3 different ways...   Baked, fried and cooked in gravy for a full day...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 24, 2015, 05:59 PM
I used to trade a Ukranian lady eels for her home made Slivovitz. It was back in the early 80's. Man....what a deal. Had to be 100 proof.

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 24, 2015, 08:27 PM
After I would skin and chunk them up, my mom used to par-boil then bread and fry them. Tasted like scallops.

The biggest eel I ever saw was in the Poultney River above the dam, probably 45 years ago. My brother and I were fishing one night. Just after dusk he hooked what we both thought was a huge trout. I jumped down over the bank to help him land it. Just as he finally got it close enough for me to belly and hook-shot it up the bank, it came out of the water with its mouth wide open. Might as well have been a Kraken! I jumped back up the bank in one bound! I'd seen plenty of eels, but that thing was huge.  We eventually broke it off, but it was better than 6 ft long with a 5" or better girth.  I kid you not. The bend never came out of that old bamboo rod!   8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: NYSporty on Aug 28, 2015, 11:23 AM
Almost labor day and we are talking about eels!
 :unsure:
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Post by: bigal409 on Aug 28, 2015, 11:40 AM
Almost labor day and we are talking about eels!
 :unsure:
We could talk about the report yesterday from the DSR. Things are starting to pick up.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Wisherman on Aug 28, 2015, 03:29 PM
Fished the staircase this morning from sunup to 9 and hooked one small coho and saw one other salmon.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 29, 2015, 09:21 PM


  Got my first Salmon of the year today, I've fished 4 straight days in a row and today was the first fish I've seen this year, saw 10 hooked 3 landed this one, its a start.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69165%2Ffirst%2520salmon_zpsk461d3gc.jpg&hash=24b43b1be0579d504cc2c9dacd947140) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69165/first%20salmon_zpsk461d3gc.jpg.html)
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Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 30, 2015, 05:52 AM
Great pic homey!  Looks like some warm weather coming this week.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 30, 2015, 05:57 AM
Nice one to start the season Shane.....    :clapping: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 30, 2015, 08:22 AM
That fish had no chance after 4 days of no fish!😈 Lol! Great job bud!😎
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 30, 2015, 04:39 PM


  just came back from ball park .... seen 6 ....hooked 4 ....landed 2, also seen 5 others on by other anglers....real good numbers moving while I was there, multiple people told me port is loading up, lots of fish jumping down there, big jimmy said lots of fish out of temp shallow in front of the river.. a run is getting ready too happen boys, Monday nights raise too 335 could do it.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 30, 2015, 08:07 PM


  Tonight's salmon


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69167%2F2015%2520august%2520salmon_zpsmaswcmqw.jpg&hash=909418a21b1125f3bc88c57d537a130e) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69167/2015%20august%20salmon_zpsmaswcmqw.jpg.html)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 30, 2015, 08:54 PM

Nice job Shaner
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Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 30, 2015, 11:09 PM
Nice job brotha! Gotta love those august salmon  :afro:
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 31, 2015, 06:07 AM
Nice!😲
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2015, 06:11 AM
WOW..  Thats a pig for this early.  Isn't it?   
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Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 31, 2015, 03:37 PM

Hit Pulaski again for a couple hours on my way back from Oswego, no hook ups today for me, but seen a few by others, guys had them on ropes by the time I got there today., I missed it by an hour.. Heres a nice one my friend Mike got.



(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69168%2Faugust%2520salmon%25202_zps2gfda8bi.jpg&hash=0f7686345e1ea1b899473301acf7b0e1) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69168/august%20salmon%202_zps2gfda8bi.jpg.html)
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Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 31, 2015, 03:46 PM
WOW..  Thats a pig for this early.  Isn't it?   


  in a normal year it would be normal, but after the two back too back crazy ice coverage winters Ontario had , and lagging cold water in spring... its amazing really, 25 lber.  many others are thin though, there running in that 16-18lb range, heres another one from yesterday. a lot this size.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69169%2Faugust%25202015%2520salmon_zpsngq52uio.jpg&hash=89c84d73d7838716e7e21b8bf136b880) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69169/august%202015%20salmon_zpsngq52uio.jpg.html)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 31, 2015, 06:17 PM

Well snag makes dragging much easier , as long as there are some fish to catch all is well
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 31, 2015, 07:21 PM
Got me thinking a trip to the river is in order! ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Aug 31, 2015, 08:33 PM


 Hit rt 3 on way back from doctors today, those fish that were in the port yesterday were missing today, dsr report said everyone hooked fish today, water goes up tonight, could be some action at ball park again tomorrow.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Sep 01, 2015, 12:23 PM



4th day and more salmon in the River, that pod we seen in the estuary 2 days ago is moving threw the River now , alot harder landing them today in higher flows, this pod has some healthy lookin fish 22 and 23lbs.... still cloudy and cool, wheres this heat everyone is talking about?  71 degrees at 1pm.


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69170%2Fsept%25201st%2520salmon%25202_zpsqjiowmas.jpg&hash=2bf295d6cc70711e45a8e4287fb9423d) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69170/sept%201st%20salmon%202_zpsqjiowmas.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69170%2Fsept%25201st%2520salmon_zps5fqfciau.jpg&hash=7c30d80579eeb8823eee2c4181a6ae4a) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69170/sept%201st%20salmon_zps5fqfciau.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 01, 2015, 01:39 PM
Don't even tell me you are planning to eat that rotting meat Snagger.

Gotta be garden fertilizer and even then I would balk.

I can see saving the eggs for steelhead, etc. in the river over the Fall and Winter, but eating those things after they turn black and start heading up the rivers to spawn.

 :sick:

Even in the spring in the colder waters I always had trouble eating them.
Grilled, baked, smoked, they all tasted way too oily when compared to fresh salmon bought at the market from the North Atlantic or Pacific NW.

Love salmon on the grill.
But the stuff I caught for 20 years out of Lake O never got me going.
And when I see guys filleting the spawners it brings back that gut wrenching smell they had every time.

Tell me aren't going to eat that............please!!!

Otherwise, nice fish and glad you're getting them.

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 01, 2015, 02:55 PM
Don't even tell me you are planning to eat that rotting meat Snagger.

Gotta be garden fertilizer and even then I would balk.

I can see saving the eggs for steelhead, etc. in the river over the Fall and Winter, but eating those things after they turn black and start heading up the rivers to spawn.

 :sick:

Even in the spring in the colder waters I always had trouble eating them.
Grilled, baked, smoked, they all tasted way too oily when compared to fresh salmon bought at the market from the North Atlantic or Pacific NW.

Love salmon on the grill.
But the stuff I caught for 20 years out of Lake O never got me going.
And when I see guys filleting the spawners it brings back that gut wrenching smell they had every time.

Tell me aren't going to eat that............please!!!

Otherwise, nice fish and glad you're getting them.



Those are actually some of the nicest filets I've seen. Great color. I've never had an issue eating the salmon out of those rivers. Tastes great to me
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Post by: fishinfred on Sep 01, 2015, 03:03 PM
Those are actually some of the nicest filets I've seen. Great color. I've never had an issue eating the salmon out of those rivers. Tastes great to me

Next time try bleeding the fish by cutting the gills.  They will taste much better and the fillets and eggs won't have blood in them.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Pequod1 on Sep 02, 2015, 03:57 AM
Don't even tell me you are planning to eat that rotting meat Snagger.

Gotta be garden fertilizer and even then I would balk.

I can see saving the eggs for steelhead, etc. in the river over the Fall and Winter, but eating those things after they turn black and start heading up the rivers to spawn.

 :sick:

Even in the spring in the colder waters I always had trouble eating them.
Grilled, baked, smoked, they all tasted way too oily when compared to fresh salmon bought at the market from the North Atlantic or Pacific NW.

Love salmon on the grill.
But the stuff I caught for 20 years out of Lake O never got me going.
And when I see guys filleting the spawners it brings back that gut wrenching smell they had every time.

Tell me aren't going to eat that............please!!!

Otherwise, nice fish and glad you're getting them.




 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 02, 2015, 06:10 PM
the  salmon you buy  if  wild  run  and  not farmed  are  caught in streams  turning black also .....I'm not a  big fan of  salmon  but  i'll eat it   smoke  it up  ;D

and those are   super clean  fish and   nice looking  fillets ...it hits me  as strange  as  sportsman   we  belittle any fishermans catch and  what  he  likes as table  fair  not to mention snagger makes apart of his living  cleaning  fish ......
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 02, 2015, 06:27 PM
This is the "I" "me" "mine" generation trap :D if someone does or likes differently from another's way its considered taboo!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 02, 2015, 06:41 PM
Settle down Trap.
Untie your shorts.
I know what Snagger does.
My son Jeff converses with him here and there.
I was simply bustin his jimmies.

But I did go back and reread my post and thought it sounded like you said it did.
Sorry for that.


I still think freshwater salmon tastes like crap compared to the stuff that spent its life in saltwater.
Even 1st or 2nd year stuff caught in the spring out in the lake.
Also never could stand the stink of spawning black rotting salmon.
Made me gag.
And I spent 9 years working on an ambulance where I saw and smelled things that didn't effect me as bad.

Carry on.

 8)

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 02, 2015, 10:23 PM

I still think freshwater salmon tastes like crap compared to the stuff that spent its life in saltwater.




Personally I think all salmon tastes like crap!!!
Even fresh out of the salt.
I've had fresh Alaskan salmon still twitchin' when filleted and still didn't like it.
I would much rather have Halibut and rock fish out of the salt and burbot and arctic lakers out of fresh water.  ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 03, 2015, 07:25 AM
Attack
Have you ever looked at the packages of wild caught Alaskan Salmon. It is all processed by the Chinese. With the way things are going they are not going to have to tell us where any of our food was raised or processed.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 03, 2015, 08:12 AM
Have to say, if the salmon are still lake bright in the river my pallet has no problem eating them. Desliming and bleeding is a staple for me though. Also prefer keeping the gutted fish on ice for at least 12 hours before taking the knife to it.  Wild Atlantic filets are almost unheard of in the grocery, and who knows if you're really getting wild pacific even when its marked "wild" in the grocery store.  Food is just like music, its subjective rather than objective... Either you like it or you don't   ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 03, 2015, 08:44 AM
Attack
Have you ever looked at the packages of wild caught Alaskan Salmon. It is all processed by the Chinese. With the way things are going they are not going to have to tell us where any of our food was raised or processed.

I don't buy that and that's not what I was speaking about Tom.
I buy the fresh from either the local large supermarket or from a local seafood supplier.
Not to say that it wasn't also caught by a Chinese fishing boat though.

Look, I fished trout and salmon in Lake O from 1977 until 1998.
Fished the derbies and probably averaged 2-3 days a week.
I have a large 3-ring binder packed with photos of large trout and salmonids from that lake that we caught.
There weren't many private boats that fished out there as much as I did.
There was a fair share of the charter captains in both Wilson and Olcott that I could call friends.
Many of which would constantly bug me about why I wasn't chartering I was out there so much.
This past spring I even did a little early spring trolling for browns.

I caught and cleaned hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds of those fish over the years.
I bled the fish.
I iced the fish.
I cut the belly fat out.
I steaked it.
I filleted it.
I ground it up for patties.
Everything.

I baked it.
Poached it.
In a casserole.
Fried it.
Grilled it.
Pickled it.
Smoked it.
Even sushi once.

I finally decided I did not like it.
And my family felt the same.
So we don't keep them anymore.
We release them so you guys can eat them.
(No thanks are required  ;D)

But, again, we eat fresh salmon from the stores and restaurants and we love it.

Is it all in our heads.
Of course!!!
That's where my taste buds are.

You guys keep eating it if you like it.
And good for you because they only die in a few years anyway.
Except for lakers, but that's an entirely different story.

We don't like Great Lakes trout and salmon and won't even try them ever again.
We eat perch, silverbass, bullhead and walleyes out of Erie and Ontario.
Even a small catfish here and there caught from the Catt.

As always.............YMMV.


Thanks for reading.
Mac
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Rugburn on Sep 03, 2015, 09:47 AM
Bubba Gump don't like his salmon.  :'(  We get it.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Sep 03, 2015, 11:27 AM
Bubba don't like his salmon.  :'(  We get it.
Im not convinced yet!  :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 03, 2015, 12:32 PM
Now children.  Enough bickering about what tastes good and what doesn't.  I don't like peas and brussel sprouts but I just choose not to eat them, one man's trash is another man's delicacy.   Kinda like all those great Eastern Europeans we all see down at the creek taking pounds and pounds of salmon eggs.  Just a hint, they aren't tying those into sacs.  They love them, but to me its the most vile disgusting thing ever but to each his own lol.  Let's get the river topic back to just that, river fishing.  My buddy and I will probably be heading up late Sunday night to fish all day Monday, hoping to hook into a few with the water level going up.  Any suggestions on spots that might be holding pods of fish would be really appreciated.  If I don't hear otherwise I think we will probably start down at the black hole, always had our best luck down their during early season just gotta stay away from the "tight liners" lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 03, 2015, 01:42 PM
Now children.  Enough bickering about what tastes good and what doesn't.  I don't like peas and brussel sprouts but I just choose not to eat them, one man's trash is another man's delicacy.   Kinda like all those great Eastern Europeans we all see down at the creek taking pounds and pounds of salmon eggs.  Just a hint, they aren't tying those into sacs.  They love them, but to me its the most vile disgusting thing ever but to each his own lol.  Let's get the river topic back to just that, river fishing.  My buddy and I will probably be heading up late Sunday night to fish all day Monday, hoping to hook into a few with the water level going up.  Any suggestions on spots that might be holding pods of fish would be really appreciated.  If I don't hear otherwise I think we will probably start down at the black hole, always had our best luck down their during early season just gotta stay away from the "tight liners" lol


there

 ;D


Why don't you save the gas and toll money and come out with me for some eyes instead, spawn of Mac.


Can't eat those fish up there anyway.

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 03, 2015, 02:36 PM
I need to feel the pull and hear the line scream of a king, sorry.   More than welcome to join us, I think Andys dad might come too, I have lots of extra waders and its supposed to be real warm so no cold feet ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 03, 2015, 02:52 PM

Right now just a pair korkers or some type of wading shoes are all one needs for a while , to hot for waders just IMO. , far as salmon I like it smoked is all ,but everyone has different taste is all , but walleyes and perch and blue hills are at the top of my list ,
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 03, 2015, 03:08 PM
I need to feel the pull and hear the line scream of a king, sorry.   More than welcome to join us, I think Andys dad might come too, I have lots of extra waders and its supposed to be real warm so no cold feet ;)


no thanks

I need to put hours on the Lund.

 ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 03, 2015, 05:48 PM
Mine will be headed for the smoker :P
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 03, 2015, 05:52 PM
Let me know when your up wire I'll stop over to see us
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 03, 2015, 05:57 PM
Right now just a pair korkers or some type of wading shoes are all one needs for a while , to hot for waders just IMO. , far as salmon I like it smoked is all ,but everyone has different taste is all , but walleyes and perch and blue hills are at the top of my list ,

Blue hills?

I've had some canned smoked salmon from Alaska that I liked. If the water isn't below 45 degrees I don't keep anything. Then its perch or crappies.

I'll be wet wading up to my woo hoo tomorrow morning.......just like today  ;D

By the way, who gave Mac the little blue pill? Sure wound him up  ;D

Rg

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 03, 2015, 06:08 PM
Blue hills?

I've had some canned smoked salmon from Alaska that I liked. If the water isn't below 45 degrees I don't keep anything. Then its perch or crappies.

I'll be wet wading up to my woo hoo tomorrow morning.......just like today  ;D

By the way, who gave Mac the little blue pill? Sure wound him up  ;D

Rg
Omg I'm blaming it on the phone lol blue gills , macs on a roll  :o

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 03, 2015, 06:12 PM
Fat thumb syndrome eh?  ;D

I feel your pain. Try typing on an iPad with xxl hands.

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 03, 2015, 07:04 PM
Fat thumb syndrome eh?  ;D

I feel your pain. Try typing on an iPad with xxl hands.

Rg
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Try typing with 2 digits missing lol , guess that levels the playing field  :o
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 03, 2015, 07:51 PM
so attack  stop  beating around  the  bush and  tell us  exactly how you  feel  about  this  subject .....  just to  show  you no  hard feelings  I  got a  couple  bags of  salmon  filets for  you
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 03, 2015, 08:42 PM
so attack  stop  beating around  the  bush and  tell us  exactly how you  feel  about  this  subject .....  just to  show  you no  hard feelings  I  got a  couple  bags of  salmon  filets for  you

 :sick:


Thanks Trap.
But.................ah................nope.
but thanks anyway.

Carry on.

Bob................ :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:



Mac
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: neilc on Sep 03, 2015, 09:03 PM
ya ever watch snagger throw cratty cat a piece of raw ?
get your self a nice fresh pink koho fillet and slice it thin, raw,
sushi or sashimi ?
I could make a meal of that right now
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 04, 2015, 06:15 AM
Cratty loves perch too! ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 04, 2015, 11:52 AM
Crattys a beast! Lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 04, 2015, 12:17 PM
I'm crattys dealer lol he likes likes my home grown ( catnip ) lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 04, 2015, 12:28 PM
Lol that's awesome, best nip in town
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: St.Croix.Boy on Sep 04, 2015, 01:32 PM

  Got my first Salmon of the year today, I've fished 4 straight days in a row and today was the first fish I've seen this year, saw 10 hooked 3 landed this one, its a start.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69165%2Ffirst%2520salmon_zpsk461d3gc.jpg&hash=24b43b1be0579d504cc2c9dacd947140) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69165/first%20salmon_zpsk461d3gc.jpg.html)

Awesome fish, Snag!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 04, 2015, 09:27 PM
I'm cratties dealer lol he likes likes my home grown ( catnip ) lol
Lmao! 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunterdeneugene on Sep 05, 2015, 03:50 PM
Been fishing up there since I was at the Griff starting in 86.  I have fished a lot of spots on the river but I'm curious.  I've been getting my fix by watching a lot of Youtube videos.  A lot of the videos taken show a cement tower right on the bank.  It looks like it must be near town, but I was wondering.  What is it and where is it?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Sep 05, 2015, 11:52 PM


  oops  fell a little behind, fished thurs Friday evenings with my buddy rob, Thursday we hooked 18, Friday night we did 20 or better, 2 good nights...  today high water slowed the fishin down , heats beginning too take its toll now too.  very bad timing for a heat wave, longest streak I've done in a while, fished 11 straight days in a row on the river, been pretty fun.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69171%2Fsept%25202015%2520salmon_zpsgarpr6ah.jpg&hash=1ad36a8864c275b910376dde2ccfb374) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69171/sept%202015%20salmon_zpsgarpr6ah.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69171%2Fsept%2520salmon%25202015%25202_zpsj9rm5mir.jpg&hash=72b468a759bad45b4136fb0bc6d896b9) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69171/sept%20salmon%202015%202_zpsj9rm5mir.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69171%2Fscott_zpsfrshvicq.jpg&hash=1508d97487a7588e0744ea7a055a7218) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69171/scott_zpsfrshvicq.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69171%2Foleg_zpshjoxixyx.jpg&hash=c0c376781ce89ea728477f0767d16472) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69171/oleg_zpshjoxixyx.jpg.html)


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69171%2Flake%2520salmon_zpshzhrrmug.jpg&hash=4b61693dafe3077184addd9b6e98b014) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69171/lake%20salmon_zpshzhrrmug.jpg.html)


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69171%2Fsept%2520salmon%25202015%25203_zpso1nbc1ba.jpg&hash=bdc81d602cf8fa10665cfd7de2b118ce) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69171/sept%20salmon%202015%203_zpso1nbc1ba.jpg.html)

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 06, 2015, 12:14 AM
Nice job Shane and Rob! Great pics!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Sep 06, 2015, 12:29 AM


  When you comin up Bobby?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Racer268 on Sep 06, 2015, 07:33 AM
Good going Shane.  Looks like a decent run this year.  Good to hear.  Maybe 1 more trip to troll the big lake for me then done.

Have fun out there!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 06, 2015, 08:07 AM
Good job boys! 8) Jr and I will be up tomorrow morning Shane!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Sep 06, 2015, 10:44 AM
Good job Snag and crew!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 06, 2015, 12:57 PM


Well done guys
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 06, 2015, 04:43 PM
Nice slammins...  ;D ;D    :clapping:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 06, 2015, 08:41 PM

  When you comin up Bobby?
Soon hopefully! Wouldn't mind flossin a few sharks  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 07, 2015, 08:28 AM
Soon hopefully! Wouldn't mind flossin a few sharks  ;D
Hey they bite ya know  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 07, 2015, 09:59 AM
 I think Bobby tosses floss flies
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 07, 2015, 10:35 AM
They like the mint flavored  :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 07, 2015, 11:30 AM

I heard that Bob , anise oil works so why not mint
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 07, 2015, 01:04 PM
Those fish didn't like anything today. Only saw 3 fish dead on ropes. River water is warm.....rains coming.....that should get them moving. Got to see a bunch of the river rat gang at Shane's and fished with little Dave!

The sponge bloom should be happening real soon!  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 07, 2015, 06:25 PM
if  you drift a  bead 6 inches off the  bottom  straight down the center of a  run and the  fish can't close his mouth ..... ya  you  get  what i'm saying
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 07, 2015, 06:49 PM
Lmao! :rotflol:

That was the only presentation Jr and I didn't try today! You Ol buzzards have all the tricks! Lol!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 07, 2015, 07:06 PM
give  me a week  KP and i'll  join you 2  for a  little  fun....that  guy attack wants  some  fish I guess  :rotflol:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 07, 2015, 07:42 PM
give  me a week  KP and i'll  join you 2  for a  little  fun....that  guy attack wants  some  fish I guess  :rotflol:


 ;D


Did you see my son Jeff and his gang up there this weekend?


Mac
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 08, 2015, 05:44 AM
give  me a week  KP and i'll  join you 2  for a  little  fun....that  guy attack wants  some  fish I guess  :rotflol:
yes sir! Anytime! Attack eats those nasty mudsharks? 😵
Lol!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monkeyman2269 on Sep 08, 2015, 12:27 PM
That was a waste of time wanted to check the hatchery out on the way to the islands and it's closed for construction.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Eastciderida on Sep 08, 2015, 01:14 PM
Will be my second year up there this year and looking forward to it more than last. Got some good info and techniques on how to fish the river from a bunch of locals hopefully this year I land one out of the river. Hook into a couple but never landed.got two fish fishing the mouth of the river but that was a totally different way of fishing. Looking forward to learning some more this year
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunterdeneugene on Sep 08, 2015, 01:52 PM
Been fishing up there since I was at the Griff starting in 86.  I have fished a lot of spots on the river but I'm curious.  I've been getting my fix by watching a lot of Youtube videos.  A lot of the videos taken show a cement tower right on the bank.  It looks like it must be near town, but I was wondering.  What is it and where is it?


looks like it may be between the ballpark and Rt 81?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 08, 2015, 02:48 PM
looks like it may be between the ballpark and Rt 81?

Which U-tube I would like to watch it
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Sep 08, 2015, 04:05 PM
Been fishing up there since I was at the Griff starting in 86.  I have fished a lot of spots on the river but I'm curious.  I've been getting my fix by watching a lot of Youtube videos.  A lot of the videos taken show a cement tower right on the bank.  It looks like it must be near town, but I was wondering.  What is it and where is it?

Could be the railroad tressle hole it has a tower close by ;) But what do i know. I don't salmon fish.... because Attack said they taste like crap  :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2015, 04:45 PM
Which U-tube I would like to watch it


  Me to mister..     ;)
And I will know where to avoid..        ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 08, 2015, 09:23 PM

  Me to mister..     ;)
And I will know where to avoid..        ;D ;D

Lol :laugh:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 08, 2015, 09:46 PM
.... because Attack said they taste like crap  :w00t:

try ketchup

 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 09, 2015, 10:03 AM
try ketchup

 8)

I was wondering when tomatoes going to surface for a flavor enhancer lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunterdeneugene on Sep 09, 2015, 10:54 AM
heres just one of many.  The spot doesn't look to be a secret by anymeans...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Sep 09, 2015, 03:27 PM
Great video.  Not to start an argument you can see where those fish were hooked.  Looked to me like two spots.  Most of it was just upstream of ballpark, but there was also a section the Cemetery Pool in Altmar in the no-kill section...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunterdeneugene on Sep 09, 2015, 03:53 PM
not my video but just one I found.  I see that cement structure in a lot of videos.  Looks like it has a wood rail around it.  Just curious as to what it was.  I was thinking that was the area of Tops but didn't know.  I'm not trying to spot burn but it looks like that ship has sailed...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 09, 2015, 04:36 PM

There's no secrets anymore don't worry about burning anything
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Sep 09, 2015, 06:48 PM
There's no secrets anymore don't worry about burning anything
Yea...... but that's where all the tasty salmon are caught  :w00t: :sick:
https://youtu.be/CVS1UfCfxlU (https://youtu.be/CVS1UfCfxlU)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 09, 2015, 06:51 PM
Yea...... but that's where all the tasty salmon are caught  :w00t: :sick:
https://youtu.be/CVS1UfCfxlU (https://youtu.be/CVS1UfCfxlU)
lol! :rotflol:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Dark Cloud on Sep 09, 2015, 08:46 PM
That structure is the upper end of the ball park, the steelies at the end were from the upper end of the lower fly zone... no secrets on that river :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: akassasin on Sep 10, 2015, 06:33 AM
Is dawn gone??? Yankee fly tackle looked dark closed down..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 10, 2015, 10:23 AM
Is dawn gone??? Yankee fly tackle looked dark closed down..

Been for sale by owner for a long time... She seemed to open whenever she felt like it last year. Haven't seen it open yet this year
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: akassasin on Sep 10, 2015, 12:38 PM
Ahh I c..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Sep 10, 2015, 06:06 PM
Anybody seen fish below the 103 bridge?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 11, 2015, 07:19 AM
103??? Never heard of it
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 11, 2015, 06:23 PM
I think he meant the rt 3 bridge , but maybe not
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: danny b on Sep 11, 2015, 06:42 PM
I fished from ball park to altmar yesturday. Not much going on in the rove right now
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Sep 11, 2015, 09:13 PM
Sorry, I did mean the RT #3 bridge...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 11, 2015, 10:06 PM
Doesn't matter...............I ate all the d**n fish.


 8)


Mac
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 11, 2015, 10:16 PM
Quote from: Attack link= topic=66584.msg725483#msg725483 date=1442027181
Doesn't matter...............I ate all the d**n fish.
 8)
Mac
With a little Hunts  I'm sure  ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 11, 2015, 10:21 PM
With a little Hunts  I'm sure  ;)


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 12, 2015, 12:38 AM

So Mac its Heinz on your poached salmon mmm lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 12, 2015, 02:33 AM
Mac's T shirt,

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 12, 2015, 10:38 AM
just so i can get the dog to eat it


 ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 12, 2015, 01:04 PM
I heard Douglaston bought more land this year.  A guy on another forum said they purchased the far side of the black hole all the way upstream to the island.  He said they tried to fish there Monday I believe, and Douglaston bank walker told them they were trespassing and even showed them some official documentation that they purchased that land.   Bad news, we really liked fishing that side, not too many people venture to that side and allowed us to avoid the tight liners while we float fish.  The elitists are moving upstream even further
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 12, 2015, 01:30 PM
From what I was told many years ago they owned that side all the way to the small island on the south side , that was back when Fred was the caretaker , but they never really enforced it , there use to be posted signs on the south side , I'm going back maybe 20 or more years ,
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 12, 2015, 07:23 PM
Oh I did not know that.  I just assumed their land ended just downstream from the black hole by the signs but I was never 100% sure.  We did fish from that side 4 or 5 times in the last 2 or 3 years and usually had done well there.  We were never approached by Douglaston officials, a few years back someone fishing next to us told us that the woods behind the river were privately owned but that as long as we were in the river we were OK.  Again, he could have been just passing along hearsay (sp?).  Just figured I'd pass along what I heard as of this year.  I'd hate to see anyone get a ticket but it seems like they just were asked to leave, but I'm sure if it gets to be a problem it will be more strictly enforced
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Sep 12, 2015, 08:42 PM
finally make it up to fish today and caught my first salmon this yr this morning!!!!

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 12, 2015, 10:18 PM
Nice salmon  buddy..I haven't been up yet I will b soon .and where you been hiding haven't seen u around all summer.. I typed up some weapons fee up there and Oswego my buddy got some nice eyes up the river yesterday I mite take a trip up Tuesday.I sent ya pm also.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 13, 2015, 07:22 AM


Jeff if no one  complains or you don't see any posters just keep fishing

Nice salmon that's one of the nicer runs on the river , good job
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 13, 2015, 08:46 AM
Yeah they've owned up that back side since I can remember. Guys have been sliding in to coho run since I can remember as well from coho street. They do enforce but it is sporadic since its a far stretch away from any of their head quarters. Some of the guides lock up in there and will call the office if they see someone without a pass though.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rakerdave on Sep 13, 2015, 09:29 AM
They had control  of that run for a while  by leasing  it . Now I think they own it
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Sep 13, 2015, 01:53 PM
Drove up this morning and didn't see a fish.  Very few people fishing, heard about a couple caught at ballpark but that was it.  Looked over the bridges at RT3, at 2a and Pineville and didn't see a fish.  This is the latest I have seen it without fish with such perfect fishing conditions.  Looks like this year is going to be another bad one...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: riot609 on Sep 14, 2015, 06:59 AM
fished from first light yesterday till close to noon from staircase to just past the bridge didn't see a fish...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 14, 2015, 07:05 AM
Doesn't matter...............I ate all the d**n fish.


 8)


Mac


 :clapping: :rotflol:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: sjord89 on Sep 14, 2015, 11:15 AM
finally make it up to fish today and caught my first salmon this yr this morning!!!!

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congrats! i saw you land that, i was just down stream from you in the white tank top. that was the only living fish i saw all day
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 15, 2015, 07:08 PM
You guys are getting me excited with these early run salmon. I'll be up the first of October. Can't be long now before we start seeing a push from the lake
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 15, 2015, 08:18 PM
quite a few salmon moved into the estuary yesterday and this evening.... 8) 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Sep 16, 2015, 12:51 AM
Got the Fillet station up and running today, It was too hot too cut inside til now...after cleaning some salmon I ran out for an hour, I hooked 5, some really nice battles and good jumps with the cooler water... seen quite a few on stringers in one spot that I fished in Pulaski, some quick fun, had a good time..So far its been much better than last season, but I'd still expect an over all poor season due too another hard winter when its all said and done and the first hard steelhead season since before 2007, that will sting, we have been spoiled when it comes too them..


  Few from today from guys here.


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Sep 16, 2015, 01:25 AM
Is dawn gone??? Yankee fly tackle looked dark closed down..

  she fled new York state in march, shes running from the law I heard.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Sep 16, 2015, 01:27 AM


  nice salmon fishslayer, much better action today then past week, it got better as day went on, tomorrow should be best day of the year.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 16, 2015, 02:24 PM
Is dawn gone??? Yankee fly tackle looked dark closed down..
There might be a new owner soon....if the deal goes through. There is a  sign in the window which says "sale pending".
 (I hope the new owners scrape the paint off of "her rock", lol)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Sep 16, 2015, 07:04 PM
where you been hiding haven't seen u around all summer..
been hiding on my boat behind 2500 watts of hps lights with a bow n arrow in hand  8) didn't do much rod fishing this summer only went for cats few times

thanks all on the pic :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2015, 04:26 PM
been hiding on my boat behind 2500 watts of hps lights with a bow n arrow in hand  8) didn't do much rod fishing this summer only went for cats few times

thanks all on the pic :thumbup_smilie:
Truxton eh, I camp for a week in Cuyler every opening week of gun  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 18, 2015, 07:26 AM
and the first hard steelhead season since before 2007, that will sting, we have been spoiled when it comes too them..



  


 Man I hope the you are wrong Shane, but I have a bad feeling about the steelhead numbers too.
We will have a better idea next month how many steel head were lost last fall, winter and this spring from the vitamin B /  thiamin issues, gill lice, combined with brutal, tough weather patterns.
They are normally hard to find out in the big lake, but they were really hard to find this year out there.

T
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Sep 20, 2015, 04:05 PM
I fished for four hours yesterday and drove around looking for fish today.  Saw one salmon on a rope and caught two browns and thirty or so fallfish.  Glad for the browns, but there weren't a lot of salmon around. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 21, 2015, 05:31 AM
 I stopped to watch the action in Pulaski and upriver a few times the last 2 days and saw lot's of hookups at the staircase, both bridges, ball park and clam shed.
Kings , coho's ,a few steel & browns, chubs and a smallie. Didn't see much action way upriver.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: OVERTHELIMIT on Sep 21, 2015, 11:24 AM
Summer offshore steelhead fishing was poor on the west end to, really slow compared to years past.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 21, 2015, 04:21 PM

Well today I and KP stopped at 3 spots on the river , short bridge , ball park and the clam shed , talked to 2 guys that floated from 2a to the ball park , they had 3 nice kings , and they said they launched at 5:30 am , saw a mid sized steelhead lost at the short bridge , and 1 foul hooked king at the clam shed by a fly fishermen which he pulled off when he noticed it wasn't in the chops , ,then it was off to get work done at home , Im sure things will pick up
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 21, 2015, 04:42 PM
 Im sure it will pick up filet... And id venture to say dome guys on the river had a decrnt morning. I went 1 for 7 on saturday morning. Really cant complain about that. Too many peopke expect fish to be splashing at their feet when they fish the river. Folks just have to forget about the hype and just go fishing. Remember when there was no internet??? People came to fish whether the water was high or low... Cold or hot... To fish... Because that's fishing... This isn't football, its a common pass time sport thrived from inner passion. Just go fishing everyone :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 21, 2015, 05:11 PM
Yes sir that's how I look at it also , go fishing have fun , but it's the Internet way these days but some do drive long distances to fish and I do understand about increasing ones odds , we go places ice fishing regardless of the reports , just 2 weeks ago even with very low water conditions coach
And I went stream trout fishing managed to catch a meal , it was tough but fun , I too can remember the days before Internet and cell phones
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Sep 21, 2015, 05:22 PM
I'm sorry, I am not just talking about fishing in less than prime conditions.  I have fished here since 1983, lived on Lake ST for five years and Syracuse for ten.  I once fished 306 days in a calendar year.  I have never seen the fishing as bad as it has been this year or last.  I am worried about the fishery.  I agree that these fish are worth going through a 7 fish day at a good spot in the third week of September, I just have never seen it this bad.  I didn't see a swimming salmon in the last two weekends (both days) in the estuary or from any of the bridges or this year.  I realize that if I fished the clam shed or one of the more popular fishing spots I might have seen a few or caught up with the pod that's going through, but I think we have problems with the fishery....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: GAMBELL on Sep 21, 2015, 08:56 PM
Salmon numbers seem down some but not as bad as last year.  Also the fish seem to be a couple weeks behind.  They are still being caught out in the lake on good numbers.  Be patient.  They will come. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 21, 2015, 09:57 PM
Fishinfred please don't think I was targeting you. Was just blowing off steam :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 22, 2015, 06:24 AM
im sure it will pick up , I don't get to excited I have seen many runs since the beginning that came later , my whole life I've never lived more than 5 min from the river , well doesn't everyone like the easy button , no matter what type of fish it is  ;) it is what it is so enjoy what we get , good luck to all
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 22, 2015, 07:33 AM
I went looking for an early steelhead last evening up river a ways....no good. But I had plenty of elbow room!

(want to add that I was watching the action at the key travel and holding spots at each location I mentioned this past weekend, with some guy's having good hook up numbers,.... seems the action was slower overall at less prime locations, according to  most others observations)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 22, 2015, 02:02 PM

Steve I'm not doubting what you saw over the weekend , yesteday at 2 key runs there wasn't much action ,
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 22, 2015, 04:53 PM
  well doesn't everyone like the easy button , no matter what type of fish it is  ;) 

     Me Me..  I'm waiting for the easy button...      ;D ;D ;D
Maybe next weekend...    8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 22, 2015, 04:57 PM
I prefer the "fun" button.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Sep 22, 2015, 05:25 PM
im surprised not more people did well over the weekend cause I did ( guess u just got know what ur looking at ;D)
I fished sat and sun....on Saturday I hooked around 12 - 15 and landed 1 and seen only a few fish....on Sunday  I hooked fish on off all day(25-30) mostly salmon and hooked 8-9 steelys n managed to land one that was 25" and couldn't land a salmon to save my life and seen decent numbers of fish....cant wait to make it back up!!!

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 22, 2015, 06:38 PM
Nice job Slayer...
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 22, 2015, 07:01 PM
Great report slayer! 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 22, 2015, 07:15 PM

Well done fish Slayer , good eye  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 22, 2015, 08:07 PM
Steve I'm not doubting what you saw over the weekend , yesteday at 2 key runs there wasn't much action ,
No problem Fred, I didn't think you or any of the other guy's that know me would question all the fish I saw hooked( not landed).....
 I just thought there might have been a few "doubters" out there, so I had to clarify that not all locations were producing hook ups, but certain spots had some good action . 8)

Nice job fishslayer.....you were probably one of the guy's I was watching hook up a bunch of fish! lol  :D 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 23, 2015, 12:43 AM
Nice job fishslayer next weekend let's see if u can keep up with me buddy were pretty even on the ice I'm pretty sure we can get it done on the river at least on the river I won't fall in a hole that u drilled :thumbup_smilie: :D :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: akassasin on Sep 23, 2015, 08:27 AM
Has any1 ventured to the sandys.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 23, 2015, 09:01 AM

Zero water flow extremely low
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 23, 2015, 01:25 PM
Couldn't have been too bad over the weekend. My buddy caught the grand slam on Sunday.  :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 23, 2015, 03:29 PM
Couldn't have been too bad over the weekend. My buddy caught the grand slam on Sunday.  :clapping: :clapping:
I'm not saying a few didn't   sneak up after that rain but as of Monday water level is very low , with that water level there would be no place for them to hide  :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: akassasin on Sep 23, 2015, 03:54 PM
Couldn't have been too bad over the weekend. My buddy caught the grand slam on Sunday.  :clapping: :clapping:
.  In the sr. Or the sandys
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 23, 2015, 04:34 PM
 
So caught or kept a grand slam ?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Peacefrog on Sep 23, 2015, 05:52 PM
Hi guys newbie here, just thought I'd thro it out there that last year myself and a few people I know had tires slashed and Windows broke up north :-[ just thought I'd let people know. It really messed up our weekend.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 23, 2015, 06:03 PM
No matter where you go there are bad people , and it is sad , I and a few buds have lost things over the years  
Welcome peace frog
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 23, 2015, 06:07 PM
Hi guys newbie here, just thought I'd thro it out there that last year myself and a few people I know had tires slashed and Windows broke up north :-[ just thought I'd let people know. It really messed up our weekend.

Sadly this has been a problem the past year or two. I also make 4 hour drive up from ct so we bring everything we need with us. Really try to leave everything of value back at camp or really hide it out of sight. We've been lucky so far. Try to park in clear view of the main road wherever possible
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Peacefrog on Sep 23, 2015, 06:17 PM
We were lucky that nothing was lost except for a little bit of time and money, believe me we won't be going back up there again!!! The people up there were just plain rude and nasty. I just don't see the need for a two hander on those little spots.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 24, 2015, 07:23 AM

So caught or kept a grand slam ?
He never keeps his fish. All were released. Only fished for a half day at that.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2015, 07:57 AM
He never keeps his fish. All were released. Only fished for a half day at that.  ;D ;D
That's great , so he caught all 5 species , that's great I haven't seen a laker caught in a trib in a long time , , I only did it once and that was back in the early 80s fishing with dick strike some of you old timers might know him
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 24, 2015, 08:16 AM
That's great , so he caught all 5 species , that's great I haven't seen a laker caught in a trib in a long time , , I only did it once and that was back in the early 80s fishing with dick strike some of you old timers might know him
grand slam is 4 different fish . No lakers
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2015, 08:51 AM
 
 
grand slam is 4 different fish . No lakers
, we always called the grand slam with a laker , , back in the day you could keep 5 fish , if one wished to keep any , omg I'm starting to show my age  :o
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: tree-on on Sep 24, 2015, 01:24 PM
I remember one year in the early 90's that a bunch of lakers came up the river. Season for them was closed but I saw some go out in backpacks.
And what type of SR thead is this, no one is accusing everyone of snagging fish ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2015, 03:25 PM
Tree on , Didn't realize anyone accused anyone of snagging , I did report I did see a fly fishermen pulled  a salmon off due to being foul hooked was all which was better than fighting the fish to total exhaustion , that was only one of 2 fish I and KP saw hooked while we were spectating in 3 different spots on the river , the other was a med sized steelhead a guy hooked on a egg bag it was a screamer and a jumper , and broke the poor fellow off
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 24, 2015, 04:41 PM
I remember one year in the early 90's that a bunch of lakers came up the river.
I saw a half a dozen caught and a bunch more come up in the early 90's also tree...I landed one nice laker that day about 12 lbs or so at the lower(little) black hole, below the island before that stretch was off limits by DSR posting....my one and only laker I have ever caught in the salmon river.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 24, 2015, 04:51 PM
How about a super slam....or grand slam and a half...lol.....

King, Coho, Steelhead, Brown , Laker, Atlantic

I fished next to a friend Mark on the Oak Orchard years back around mid/ late October...He Landed Kings, Coho, steelhead, Browns (a king-coho hybrid) KingHo and a bonus( also his first ever)  Atlantic and also a 6 lb. walleye....but no laker that day.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2015, 05:04 PM
Steve that's awesome
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Sep 24, 2015, 05:26 PM
Steve that's awesome
It was an amazing day Fred...Mark lived right on the Oak, and we would go down in the dark with flashlights, claim our spots, wait for sunrise then fish all day til dark. I did get a picture of the Atlantic that day and the walleye...very memorable day. BTW he caught all those fish on 1 pattern fly that day.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Eastciderida on Sep 24, 2015, 09:08 PM
Going to bring my fly rod up this year. Right now I only have backing on the reel my question is do I put a fly line on or just spool it up with mono?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Peacefrog on Sep 24, 2015, 09:10 PM
Most guys just spool up with mono, seems to be the way to do it eh?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 24, 2015, 10:46 PM
92-98 showed a lot of lakers with late 97 and (early winter) 98 being the most... Haven't touched one since but had days of lakers only all the way up to far stretches of Altmar. Started calling them fakers... Boot in the current explained their battle at best. But some were as large as mid teens!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 25, 2015, 06:11 AM
D-B fakers I like that they don't put up much of a struggle , they are much more fun through the ice
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 25, 2015, 06:53 AM
Most guys just spool up with mono, seems to be the way to do it eh?
I'm new at this fly fishing myself. I thought the fly line is for the weight to carry out the hook. If it's only fed with mono, how does the hook cast? In the fly area we are only limited to 1/8th oz weight. If there isn't any fly line to help carry out the hook, how can mono help?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: tree-on on Sep 25, 2015, 08:23 AM
Tree on , Didn't realize anyone accused anyone of snagging , I did report I did see a fly fishermen pulled  a salmon off due to being foul hooked was all which was better than fighting the fish to total exhaustion , that was only one of 2 fish I and KP saw hooked while we were spectating in 3 different spots on the river , the other was a med sized steelhead a guy hooked on a egg bag it was a screamer and a jumper , and broke the poor fellow off

I was being sarcastic. I actually like the tone on this site, no one accusing anyone else of fishing wrong. I use to visit the SC site a few years ago, could not stand it anymore, anytime anyone posted catching a fish they would be accused of snagging it, being the scum of the earth.

As far as the river goes, has the leaf hatch started yet?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Pliskin1 on Sep 25, 2015, 09:38 AM
I'm new at this fly fishing myself. I thought the fly line is for the weight to carry out the hook. If it's only fed with mono, how does the hook cast? In the fly area we are only limited to 1/8th oz weight. If there isn't any fly line to help carry out the hook, how can mono help?

The mass, or weight, of the fly line is designed to propel your fly.

If you spool it up with mono only, then you either have to have a seriously weighted fly, or you'll have to attach split shot somewhere along your leader.

Yes, fly zone is limited to 1/8th oz.  If you have mono on, then you're not "fly fishing", and can't fish the fly zone anyway.

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 25, 2015, 10:08 AM
The mass, or weight, of the fly line is designed to propel your fly.

If you spool it up with mono only, then you either have to have a seriously weighted fly, or you'll have to attach split shot somewhere along your leader.

Yes, fly zone is limited to 1/8th oz.  If you have mono on, then you're not "fly fishing", and can't fish the fly zone anyway.


That's what I thought. Think I'll just leave my fly line on. Then I can use the fly rod anywhere in the river that I want. Thanks
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishgalore on Sep 25, 2015, 04:14 PM
I'm new at this fly fishing myself. I thought the fly line is for the weight to carry out the hook. If it's only fed with mono, how does the hook cast? In the fly area we are only limited to 1/8th oz weight. If there isn't any fly line to help carry out the hook, how can mono help?

You can use sink tips as opposed to split shot to get the line down deeper in the water column. Also, mending the line can help you in that regard as well but is somewhat dependent upon lower/slower water flows. Do some Google research or talk to your local fly shop about how to use sink tips and other methods to get down in the water column with certain types of presentations.

Welcome from SC land Pliskin!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 25, 2015, 05:06 PM

Your right tree-on catching fish does some times draw some conflict
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 25, 2015, 05:54 PM
D-B fakers I like that they don't put up much of a struggle , they are much more fun through the ice

I'd love to catch one through ice one day. Know a guy who targets them on George... Also seen the blast you guys had this past winter... Looks like a lot if fun. Maybe one of these days. Back in their hayday of running the river, we used to pick up and leave if we were hooking up with them. Sometimes had stupid numbers of hookups on them. Like ten in an hour all the way til early January at times and as far up as rt. 52
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 25, 2015, 11:22 PM
steelhead are a lot better thru the ice.

Here is Jeff with one I caught in Wilson about 10 years ago.

It was fun.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv201%2Fmcattac%2FDSC00283_zpsvoc9dsi8.jpg&hash=93e0b5657ea73f5f3befb3986dbaf186)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 25, 2015, 11:22 PM
It was also cold.

 :D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 26, 2015, 06:55 AM
So Mac do the boys target them (steelhead)and how often are they caught ? We have also caught steelhead through the ice but didn't target them,nice trout Mac ,  dimebrite you should take the time and give lakers a try
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 26, 2015, 08:44 AM
Steel through ice have to be nuts. Heard of flukes being caught in the pond, did know a guy who said he targeted browns and steel through ice in early season over in fair haven...

Time??? That's the problem filet not enough of it :(  I'm banking on giving it a shot this year though
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 26, 2015, 08:47 AM
Might of been new haven... Can't remember
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 26, 2015, 09:00 AM

DB give me a shout when you get some time , I forget I don't pull a 60 hour week anymore ,  ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Chowdaire on Sep 26, 2015, 09:02 AM
Love this video of a jumping steelhead ice fishing. Definitely looks like fun.



Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 26, 2015, 09:34 AM
DB give me a shout when you get some time , I forget I don't pull a 60 hour week anymore ,  ;)

That sounds awesome! Will do. I have no ice gear AT ALL!!! So you've been warned :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 26, 2015, 11:34 AM
So Mac do the boys target them (steelhead)and how often are they caught ? We have also caught steelhead through the ice but didn't target them,nice trout Mac ,  dimebrite you should take the time and give lakers a try


Not really.
We were fishing Wilson Harbor for whatever would bite.
We had a Buddy heater going full blast in the hut that day and a 2 liter bottle of Coke froze solid.
It was stupid cold.

Anything that swims in Lake O could also be in that Harbor.
But we mostly catch gills and perch.
But that steelhead was silly fun.
Tossed it out the hut door and it was frozen solid in maybe 20 minutes.

We were using emeralds for bait.
I would think tipups would be cool for them too.
Especially with the pike in there also.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: centerpinjosh on Sep 26, 2015, 01:47 PM
Seems like they would be more fun in the river to me.... I'd rather jig up Lakers that I know I will catch in the finger lakes
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 26, 2015, 09:00 PM
Any fish in the port yet?    ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 27, 2015, 04:00 PM
Any fish in the port yet?    ;D
If they're not there by tomorrow mid day they're not coming!!! ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 27, 2015, 04:22 PM
If they're not there by tomorrow mid day they're not coming!!! ;D
Boy your a ray of sunshine lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 27, 2015, 05:09 PM
Rain is on the way. And I am coming up. The fish will be there this weekend :whistling: ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 27, 2015, 05:14 PM
Rain is on the way. And I am coming up. The fish will be there this weekend :whistling: ;D

Kevin your one of the luckiest guys I know to hit things right , good luck bud
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 27, 2015, 05:19 PM
Boy your a ray of sunshine lol
8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 27, 2015, 05:45 PM
 :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 27, 2015, 07:10 PM
Rain is on the way. And I am coming up. The fish will be there this weekend :whistling: ;D

I'll be up this coming weekend too. Really hoping that rain brings em in
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 27, 2015, 07:23 PM
Two days in a row of east wind and a super moon tonight... ::)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rakerdave on Sep 27, 2015, 08:45 PM
I hope they come by this weekend  .  I had to cancel  coming up today.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 28, 2015, 11:36 AM
Shane said they were boiling good near the mouth yesterday.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-0/p280x280/12019811_10205914442437734_5776947049363187433_n.jpg?oh=90278dfdcdad8a7f802b681d69d494b3&oe=56896111)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 28, 2015, 11:45 AM
The DSR is reporting a big push in Estuary today.  :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: sjord89 on Sep 28, 2015, 12:05 PM
im coming thursday-sunday, hoping this rain and drop in temp do the trick
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Sep 28, 2015, 12:05 PM

  After 3 days of east winds and rain in the forecast, last night I checked the lighthouse bend pool too see what was ready too run, 6-8 at a time jumping whole time I was there, probably a 1000 fish in that pool, got reports of major  fish movement in top of estuary this morning, it could be finally on, Tomorrow could be good, tonight too, but not sure how high they'll make it today, maybe staircase..

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69173%2Fjumper%25202_zpswg7sclka.jpg&hash=917552a926fe55f0648c5d59370b33d7) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69173/jumper%202_zpswg7sclka.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: ICE_MONKEY on Sep 28, 2015, 02:50 PM
Rumor has it not much water in the river and tribs. I was gonna bring my nephew up for his first time. Its a 3 1/2 hour drive so any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 28, 2015, 03:24 PM
Great picture! That's a good sign for the upcoming weekend!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wiredstone on Sep 28, 2015, 04:51 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
 After 3 days of east winds and rain in the forecast, last night I checked the lighthouse bend pool too see what was ready too run, 6-8 at a time jumping whole time I was there, probably a 1000 fish in that pool, got reports of major  fish movement in top of estuary this morning, it could be finally on, Tomorrow could be good, tonight too, but not sure how high they'll make it today, maybe staircase..

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi647.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu200%2Fsnagger69%2Fsnagger69173%2Fjumper%25202_zpswg7sclka.jpg&hash=917552a926fe55f0648c5d59370b33d7) (http://s647.photobucket.com/user/snagger69/media/snagger69173/jumper%202_zpswg7sclka.jpg.html)

:thumbup_smilie: :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 28, 2015, 05:16 PM
2" of rain tomorrow and rain all day on Saturday..     ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SPN on Sep 28, 2015, 06:41 PM
Finally looks like it may happen!!! 

This is a new account for me.....switched companies and my profile was tied to that computer   >:(  (used to be known as SN.)

Sean

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 29, 2015, 09:22 AM
Rumor has it not much water in the river and tribs. I was gonna bring my nephew up for his first time. Its a 3 1/2 hour drive so any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
Ice Monkey. PM sent :D :D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: ICE_MONKEY on Sep 29, 2015, 11:04 AM
Ice Monkey. PM sent :D :D
Thanks!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: chrony59 on Sep 30, 2015, 05:02 AM
Thanks!!!
there should be some water now .....................maybe even a fish or two ..........
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: ICE_MONKEY on Sep 30, 2015, 07:09 AM
there should be some water now .....................maybe even a fish or two ..........
No doubt!!! Lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Green_Drake on Sep 30, 2015, 08:35 AM
Does anyone know if there is a website that predicts cfs a few days in advance? I know how to find the current but was wondering if anyone knew where to find like a 5 or 10 day prediction...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: dimebrite on Sep 30, 2015, 10:59 AM
Does anyone know if there is a website that predicts cfs a few days in advance? I know how to find the current but was wondering if anyone knew where to find like a 5 or 10 day prediction...

Its unpredictable. Too much liability for anyone to publicize. Watching weather patterns, watching flow gauges on usgs, checking reservoir level, knowing terrain and river is the only way to predict.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 30, 2015, 11:08 AM
http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php (http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php) forecasts for some rivers - accuracy is Į\_(ツ)_/Į
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 30, 2015, 11:47 AM
You guys are being quiet about the fishing reports. I hope that's a good sign. I'll see you all tomorrow
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 30, 2015, 12:11 PM
Does anyone know if there is a website that predicts cfs a few days in advance? I know how to find the current but was wondering if anyone knew where to find like a 5 or 10 day prediction...

North East River Forcast

http://www.weather.gov/nerfc/ (http://www.weather.gov/nerfc/)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 02, 2015, 12:07 PM
Didn't see much on the salmon today. Tried one of the smaller streams with less pressure. My dad ended up landing this monster 22lb 38" coho. Awesome colors on that fish. Don't know if I'll ever see another one like it.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi99.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl305%2FRavoHimself%2FIMG_20151002_091718383.jpg&hash=1a7f3ca8ca6997bdc88e8cfc309adefd) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/RavoHimself/media/IMG_20151002_091718383.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi99.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl305%2FRavoHimself%2FIMG_20151002_091825445.jpg&hash=5897603fcec330fa892e48a9fcfcd40e) (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/RavoHimself/media/IMG_20151002_091825445.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 02, 2015, 12:30 PM
That is a monster congrats , would make a great mount ,
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Scout185 on Oct 02, 2015, 02:04 PM
That's a beautiful Coho. Nice job.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: perch-hound on Oct 02, 2015, 02:12 PM
That is a monster coho congrats , would make a great mount ,
X2, beautiful fish!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 02, 2015, 02:35 PM
Trust me. We all tried to talk him into keeping it for a mount. He just really didn't want to spend the money. I would have in a heartbeat if it was my fish
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Oct 02, 2015, 04:43 PM
Have a replica made of it and surprise him with it for xmas
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 02, 2015, 05:56 PM
Great fish...  Hope to get into a few, oh say in like 11 1/2 hours...       ::)      ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: greenhornet73 on Oct 02, 2015, 06:19 PM
That's a great coho.  My first landed coho was a 31" 18 lb'er that looked exactly like that one.  My parents had it mounted for me on driftwood as a Christmas present and I named it Gonzo...still one of my favorite mounts.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 02, 2015, 08:44 PM
Great fish!  8) What a beauty! :thumbup_smilie:

Good luck Dom! Have fun! 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Gump on Oct 03, 2015, 08:05 AM
Great looking fish.  Could be one of the rarer naturally occurring chin/ho hybrids.  Spots on the lower tail suggest that.  Incredible looking fish either way.  Would make a beautiful mount on any wall ! 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rakerdave on Oct 03, 2015, 08:24 AM
Wow nice looking fish
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: icejohn on Oct 03, 2015, 08:33 PM
Nice fish....at least turn the picture into a nicely framed photograph.
icejohn
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Pliskin1 on Oct 05, 2015, 10:16 AM
Great fish!  Congrats to your pops!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: perchgypsy on Oct 05, 2015, 11:14 AM
I'm just wondering are these fish Mai ly released or are
 They eaten ?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Oct 05, 2015, 12:30 PM
I'm just wondering are these fish Mai ly released or are
 They eaten ?
Maybe, if you see them on a rope = dinner.  :P
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Oct 05, 2015, 09:31 PM
Maybe, if you see them on a rope = dinner.  :P


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1167.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq630%2Ffishslayer730%2FV__D992_zpsqiwrmrnw.jpg&hash=c47f469841ce07409f56991248586b9c) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/fishslayer730/media/V__D992_zpsqiwrmrnw.jpg.html)

or in a bucket = smoker  :thumbup_smilie:

I was up both days over the weekend and landed 2 sat.(thos above) and played with a few others. on sunday
 landed one and hooked only few again...did see better numbers of fish just not tons... was a good time on the river  :clapping:

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1167.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq630%2Ffishslayer730%2FWP_20151004_19_12_42_Pro_zpsv5mzp8am.jpg&hash=2496456cb5f4e410c3e20e6fb292a76b) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/fishslayer730/media/WP_20151004_19_12_42_Pro_zpsv5mzp8am.jpg.html)

the one on sunday
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 07, 2015, 08:17 PM
Good job slayer! 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 10, 2015, 11:49 AM
hmmmmm not many post in here
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Oct 10, 2015, 04:34 PM
Fished today and saw some fish for a change.  Thousands of people though, don't think I have ever seen this many.  No fish to speak of in the estuary, but a few fish wherever I went.  Not a tenth of the number you would expect for Columbus day, but a few to catch.  All the fish are dark though, like they
 stayed out longer than usual before running...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 10, 2015, 07:28 PM
hmmmmm not many post in here
gotta look for the crowds Trap.....that seems to be where the fish are parked. I fished for a few hours today. Saw very few fish where I was.😯 there running a bit late again this year. They'll come.....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: greenhornet73 on Oct 11, 2015, 02:37 PM
Thankfully that wasn't the case this morning.  I had a 200 yard stretch of the estuary to myself this morning and went 1 for 2 with a 35" King.  Of course after a boat saw me towing the fish behind my kayak I had 4 boats congregate around me so I headed in around 10.  Not a lot of fish around but was a nice morning of fishing.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Oct 11, 2015, 03:48 PM
There was nothing in the estuary next to the RT 3 bridge, today or yesterday when I looked.  Never saw a year like this where there weren't a large group of fish there.  I think they must be shooting right up.  I have stopped there 10-12 times since Labor day weekend and only seen fish once...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: greenhornet73 on Oct 11, 2015, 05:46 PM
Wow that's crazy.  A guy fishing with his son today told me the hole I was fishing had fish boiling all over the place last night.  They must have shot right up into Douglaston during the night.  I saw a bunch of fish jumping today here and there and 1 that acted like a bronco because it was trying to shake a lamprey off the entire morning.  It was getting some serious air.  Would have been great if they stuck around a little longer.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 13, 2015, 10:08 AM
Anyone know what's with all the No Parking signs that appeared in the last few weeks at Ellis Cove? The state lot doesn't have enough parking spaces for all the cars that go there. Now if the lot is full you either have the option of paying $5 to park at the house across the street or fish elsewhere. Seeing that I only had a couple hours I refused to pay up so opted to go fish somewhere else. The state should consider opening up another lot in that area.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 13, 2015, 10:24 AM
Sounds like the land owners might have put some signs up for willing to pay customers. The lot was full on Sunday, all day when my son and I took a trip up that way.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 13, 2015, 01:06 PM
Sounds like the land owners might have put some signs up for willing to pay customers. The lot was full on Sunday, all day when my son and I took a trip up that way.
Those signs were all up both sides of the road for several hundred yards. Wondering if the state put them up. Talked to a guy who was up 3 weeks ago and he said the signs weren't there when he was there. The state has some real nice size parking lots for other holes and seem to be enough parking  for everyone in those areas. Ellis Cove gets way to many people to have such a small lot.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: MickeyFinn on Oct 13, 2015, 05:02 PM
Weird , I always thought the no parking signs were there, and hell i been going up there almost weekly(during the runs) for 20+ years.. Shows how much i pay attention...   ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 13, 2015, 05:58 PM
 the land owner had some bad experiences ,  not like that hasn't happened up here before , and I'm a life long resident , and I know the owner , use to be lots of unposted property only to be ruined by a few , I'm sure some of you can relate to , don't think I need to go into detail , sad but it happens every where
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: peddler on Oct 13, 2015, 07:22 PM
5 Bucks is pretty cheap to park dontcha think filet?

Some people think they should get everything free.

Entitlement is killing our country!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunterdeneugene on Oct 14, 2015, 12:56 PM
Those signs have been up for at least the last 5 years...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Oct 14, 2015, 01:17 PM
If you guys are talking about the little dirt lot upstream from the big state lot at Ellis, the no parking signs were gone last year, and I parked there quite a few times.  It was getting pretty tore up by the end of November.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 14, 2015, 05:10 PM
Peddler even though I have lived here my whole life , there are many times I drop the 5 to park , many times land owners over the years have allowed people to park only to have things tore up , leaving them to repair the mess that is left , and pick up the litter left behind , people are their own worst enemy , but that's M.O.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 16, 2015, 06:30 AM
I noticed  this .... every year  messes come  from bullhead fisherman .... city fisherman hitting public property ....and salmon fisherman ....your never going to change it best you can do is carry a bag and ask a land owner if he needs your help .....people screw themselves
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Oct 16, 2015, 07:13 AM
I noticed  this .... every year  messes come  from bullhead fisherman .... city fisherman hitting public property ....and salmon fisherman ....your never going to change it best you can do is carry a bag and ask a land owner if he needs your help .....people screw themselves
2X that.i always carry a bag,most times i carry out more junk then fish
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 18, 2015, 11:19 AM

It's not just soft water we carry trash bags when ice fishing to , slobs are everywhere
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Oct 18, 2015, 01:08 PM
It's not just soft water we carry trash bags when ice fishing to , slobs are everywhere
what do you think a slobs home looks  LIKE?????
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Oct 19, 2015, 06:45 PM
Have we decided yet that this was a terrible year for salmon?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 PM
Have we decided yet that this was a terrible year for salmon?


yup

to eat it.


 ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 20, 2015, 12:17 AM
what do you think a slobs home looks  LIKE?????
RAT
Well I hate to think like I might have nightmares  :o
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishgalore on Oct 20, 2015, 11:20 AM
Interesting read but there will always be naysayers:

http://fishoswegoriver.com/fish%20oswego%20river%20blog/why-salmon-feed-during-their-spawning-run-on-great-lakes-tributaries (http://fishoswegoriver.com/fish%20oswego%20river%20blog/why-salmon-feed-during-their-spawning-run-on-great-lakes-tributaries)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 20, 2015, 01:10 PM
Anybody but me notice how quiet things are now that Dawn isn't around ?    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: akassasin on Oct 21, 2015, 06:59 AM
Anybody but me notice how quiet things are now that Dawn isn't around ?    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
yes town pool was a lot calmer..you still had a couple loud mouths but nothing like years past..her mere presence was enough to instigate nuts.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 21, 2015, 01:06 PM
I went over the bridge the other day and saw some people fishing in her hole. Who would have thought?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 21, 2015, 06:26 PM
I stood on that bridge one day and, swore I heard her ball washer running!😲 some things we just expect I guess! Lol!

Any salmon in the river? ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 22, 2015, 06:50 AM
Hooked a few salmon in upper river last Sunday.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Oct 22, 2015, 05:51 PM
Interesting read but there will always be naysayers:

http://fishoswegoriver.com/fish%20oswego%20river%20blog/why-salmon-feed-during-their-spawning-run-on-great-lakes-tributaries (http://fishoswegoriver.com/fish%20oswego%20river%20blog/why-salmon-feed-during-their-spawning-run-on-great-lakes-tributaries)

Never saw any eggs in their bellies, but I have watched them move four feet to crush skein...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kevinmaine3 on Oct 25, 2015, 08:38 AM
So this is the first year In  a while I had to skip comming down for a week of fishing. I miss it..
Anyways, I've been watching this thread for years now and usually chime in once or twice.. but here is my question..
Where are all the pics of fish???    ??? 
I miss em... who's got em?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 26, 2015, 07:24 AM
My buddy slammed them yesterday in upper river. Fished half day and had over 30 hookups. Said he got browns, kings, steelhead and co hos.  :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 26, 2015, 08:18 AM
Are you exaggerating again bigal
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: riot609 on Oct 26, 2015, 08:19 AM
Made a trip up to the river last  Wednesday morning in the sportsman pool parking area had car damaged also ran into some reel a**hats on the river....did managed to hook up a few times no luch landing any.

After the fun to be had Wednesday I decided to take a tip elsewhere went out to Maxwell yesterday quite a few people fishing was able to play with a few steelies tough with all the timber in the few deep pools to be found really need some more water and got lucky pulled this big male out.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1191.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz475%2Friot609%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fda7f5052-95dc-4741-96f5-7288b4fc9854.jpg&hash=5f0de134baf0274b1b3a7a14c992a308) (http://s1191.photobucket.com/user/riot609/media/Mobile%20Uploads/da7f5052-95dc-4741-96f5-7288b4fc9854.jpg.html)(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1191.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz475%2Friot609%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F59feead2-3974-4134-8126-f74eb9f62d3b.jpg&hash=ce21e791f936541f98bd968463dca570) (http://s1191.photobucket.com/user/riot609/media/Mobile%20Uploads/59feead2-3974-4134-8126-f74eb9f62d3b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 26, 2015, 08:22 AM
Nice fish i m heading to maxwells in about 30 minutes I'll let ya know how I do..nice fish I'll post on maxwells creek
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 26, 2015, 01:00 PM
Nice fish i m heading to maxwells in about 30 minutes I'll let ya know how I do..nice fish I'll post on maxwells creek
Don't fall in Big Guy :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 26, 2015, 02:24 PM
I didn't fall in bigal so behave yourself or no hotspots for ice fishing mr
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 27, 2015, 05:29 AM
I didn't fall in bigal so behave yourself or no hotspots for ice fishing mr
:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishgalore on Oct 28, 2015, 11:14 AM
This rain should bring in more fish & big Browns are showing up.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wiredstone on Oct 28, 2015, 05:50 PM
SOUNDS GOOD . :thumbup_smilie: I will be there Friday
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Oct 28, 2015, 08:15 PM
be there next weekend
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishgalore on Oct 29, 2015, 04:05 AM
Happy hunting wired! Not much rain in Pulaski, we had almost 3" down here.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: centerpinjosh on Oct 29, 2015, 02:46 PM
How's the numbers or steelies in the river? Any real change from the die off? My wny tribs  just don't seem to have the number of steelhead as years past
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Oct 31, 2015, 03:45 PM
How's the numbers or steelies in the river? Any real change from the die off? My wny tribs  just don't seem to have the number of steelhead as years past
There are fish in the river, but with that said, this is the worst year I've seen in over thirty years on the Salmon and Oswego rivers.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: centerpinjosh on Oct 31, 2015, 06:46 PM
Never a good thing... Hopefully the brownies will take up some of the slack... Seen good numbers down this way already
Title: Mens Wedding Band Found Salmon River
Post by: PerchEyes on Nov 01, 2015, 01:52 PM
I found a white gold wedding band sitting in the river with date xx-xx-14 and initials inscribed along with some initials.
If you didn't purposely chuck it and can identify the rest of date and initials, PM for its return.
I'd like to find out what your wife had to say after you lost it in less than a year.
 
PerchEyes

PS, what other forums should I post on to find owner?
Title: Re: Mens Wedding Band Found Salmon River
Post by: Deadeyez on Nov 01, 2015, 01:54 PM
I found a white gold wedding band sitting in the river with date xx-xx-14 and initials inscribed along with some initials.
If you didn't purposely chuck it and can identify the rest of date and initials, PM for its return.
I'd like to find out what your wife had to say after you lost it in less than a year.
 
PerchEyes

PS, what other forums should I post on to find owner?
E harmony.com! Lol  :w00t: :rotflol: jk hope you find the owner
Title: Re: Mens Wedding Band Found Salmon River
Post by: Lunch_Box on Nov 01, 2015, 03:31 PM
I found a white gold wedding band sitting in the river with date xx-xx-14 and initials inscribed along with some initials.
If you didn't purposely chuck it and can identify the rest of date and initials, PM for its return.
I'd like to find out what your wife had to say after you lost it in less than a year.
 
PerchEyes

PS, what other forums should I post on to find owner?

Maybe some of the salmon river fishing pages on Facebook.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 01, 2015, 03:45 PM
Never a good thing... Hopefully the brownies will take up some of the slack... Seen good numbers down this way already 
I talked to a few guides I know and a few pa fishers I know said there were good numbers of steelies in the salmon
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Nov 01, 2015, 03:55 PM
The fishing is terrible, hope you do better when you come up...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 02, 2015, 06:26 AM
Stopped up to a buds lodge and saw some nice steelies yesterday  , that were landed , nice cromers , i guess it depends where your fishing on the river , these fish came from about mid river
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishgalore on Nov 02, 2015, 07:05 AM
There seems to be a good amount of larger Steelhead, or at least the ones being caught are larger this year. Average size may be up a tad.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Nov 02, 2015, 10:23 PM
theirs good number of steelies in... was up  Saturday 2 weekend ago n hooked lots n landed 3 n my kids each landed one...went this last weekend both days n hooked lots again(even a few fresh kings that r still swimming)  n landed 3 Saturday n Sunday landed 2

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1167.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq630%2Ffishslayer730%2FPhoto0505_zpsgothaxwq.jpg&hash=d60c0761fdfe882297f579e430146433) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/fishslayer730/media/Photo0505_zpsgothaxwq.jpg.html)
took this home 2 weekends ago


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my boys catch 2 weekends ago


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1167.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq630%2Ffishslayer730%2FWP_20151031_07_28_03_Pro_zpsnt23mfu9.jpg&hash=7c3d73e9824145d99935c8fcfdb04c82) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/fishslayer730/media/WP_20151031_07_28_03_Pro_zpsnt23mfu9.jpg.html)
satudays take home



(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1167.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq630%2Ffishslayer730%2FWP_20151101_16_53_58_Pro_zpsdot6lje4.jpg&hash=51b6f0dd1d348e3e56a92697658d577c) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/fishslayer730/media/WP_20151101_16_53_58_Pro_zpsdot6lje4.jpg.html)
sundays take home
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 03, 2015, 06:15 AM

Those are nice fish , always great to see young people enjoying the outdoors with moms and dads , great job dad
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Rugburn on Nov 03, 2015, 07:01 AM
The smile on the boys face says it all, nice job Dad.  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishgalore on Nov 03, 2015, 07:11 AM
Great report & great investment with the kids!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 03, 2015, 07:35 PM
Great pics! The smiles on the kids faces are priceless! Great job Dad! 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Nov 04, 2015, 05:48 AM
Good job buddy nice fish if they start ice fishing could be hard to keep up with them ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Nov 04, 2015, 06:30 AM
Good job buddy nice fish if they start ice fishing could be hard to keep up with them ;D
As long as they don't ice fish with you Big Guy, they will be fine.   :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Nov 04, 2015, 09:27 AM
Watch it bigal or your gonna b little al :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :whistling:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Nov 04, 2015, 11:32 AM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Watch it bigal or your gonna b little al :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :whistling:
:thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: barebones on Nov 04, 2015, 09:39 PM
Nice looking fish, congratulations on the hookups. I'm hoping to get out soon, and try for myself.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 05, 2015, 05:25 AM
going to give it a try tommorrow
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 06, 2015, 04:37 PM
very slow day saw 8 fish hook all day
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Thor on Nov 10, 2015, 10:45 AM
Here is a pic of my son from Saturday.  We were 2/3 on steelhead and 0/1 on a salmon we hooked by accident and broke off on purpose.

I'm not sure which is bigger, the fish or the smile....

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Yeah, I know, what the heck is that leaf doing there?

All released to fight another day....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 10, 2015, 10:47 AM
Nothing better than fishing with your son..........or grandson.

Nothing!!

Great job and nice fish.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Thor on Nov 10, 2015, 10:49 AM
Nothing better than fishing with your son..........or grandson.

Nothing!!

Great job and nice fish.

Thank you.  I will let you know if I agree with you after I get my daughter up there soon.... ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 10, 2015, 12:38 PM
Thank you.  I will let you know if I agree with you after I get my daughter up there soon.... ;D


OK - agreed!!!

I have one of those too.

Have fun.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rakerdave on Nov 10, 2015, 04:47 PM
Nice  pic . That's a good  one
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 11, 2015, 09:45 AM
i did hookup with a steely but broke off on monday still a good day
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Dec 12, 2015, 04:12 PM
Just wondering, what killed this forum?  Was the lack of Snagger's posts or the terrible fishing?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: roonster227 on Dec 12, 2015, 04:46 PM
Yeah its too bad.  Hands down this used to be the best thread on MFF.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Dec 12, 2015, 04:52 PM
Agreed.  It gets tiresome looking at it everyday and seeing nothing...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 12, 2015, 05:37 PM
This help a little bit?


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstream1.gifsoup.com%2Fview6%2F3392074%2Fplate-spinning-o.gif&hash=060af5b73b04d34413eaecc8d3909435)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Dec 12, 2015, 06:16 PM
1 5 lb brown for me today  the only hit allday
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 12, 2015, 06:30 PM
Yeah its too bad.  Hands down this used to be the best thread on MFF.

Agreed.  It gets tiresome looking at it everyday and seeing nothing...


    You guys could always contribute something...     ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 12, 2015, 07:12 PM

    You guys could always contribute something...     ;D


 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Dec 13, 2015, 11:51 AM
Good point on the lack of posts.  Problem is the fishing I have seen has been awful.  In my last three trips I was skunked twice.  I caught fish in one not to be named creek a week ago when there was some water.  Over all in thirty three years of heavy fishing here this is the worst year I have seen...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Dec 13, 2015, 12:14 PM
We've been doing ok out our way near Buffalo, granted it's not like last year and nowhere near 2 years ago but if you put you're time in and don't get stuck in a rut of using strictly one presentation/offering you will catch fish.  Just not huge numbers like the last couple years, but there's fish around.  Has definitely been a strange year though.   We will be going up to the river next Sunday and Monday, I'll be sure to report how we do, hopefully we get into a couple.  Although they've been few and far between, the size of the fish from this year up there seems to be on the larger size which is a plus in my book.  Everyone likes 20+ fish days but I'd be just as happy with one hog ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Dec 14, 2015, 05:37 AM
My buddy and his brother went up Sunday. My buddy landed 8 and his brother landed 7. They were in lower fly area. Out fished everyone else around them. It's all in the presentation. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Dec 14, 2015, 08:32 AM
Unfortunately no fly zones for me.  Die hard float fisherman here, plus I've fly fished once in my entire life.  That was 3 years ago up there during the salmon run, and a fly rod with mono and a couple split shot and an egg sacs just doesn't qualify as even fly fishing to me.   We will be fishing from Altmar down on Monday in the boat.  Wade fishing Sunday but haven't decided whereabouts we'll start.   If anybody has any suggestions feel free to pm me if you don't want to post anything publicly.   I'll report back how we do Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  Maybe we can actually bring this thread back to life
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: neilc on Dec 14, 2015, 07:13 PM
So where is Snagger ?
he ok ?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 14, 2015, 07:28 PM
Shane is fine! I fished with him last Thursday and talked to him today. I fished yesterday on the river and had a few hookups. Shane reported to me today that the river has been a bit slow for this time of year. Raining good here now....maybe that will help fire them up!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: danny b on Dec 14, 2015, 07:37 PM
Shane is fine! I fished with him last Thursday and talked to him today. I fished yesterday on the river and had a few hookups. Shane reported to me today that the river has been a bit slow for this time of year. Raining good here now....maybe that will help fire them up!
We're you the one with him crankbaiting for coho
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Dec 14, 2015, 09:31 PM
We're you the one with him crankbaiting for coho
:w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: challenger on Dec 15, 2015, 10:36 PM
I had the privilege of getting on some private skeeter land on Columbus Day weekend when the run was happening for my first ever salmon river experience and I was hooked. Standing in the river with salmon slamming into my waders was something that any fisherman would relish. Got my first king with the help of some guides that were there that day. Ive hit the tribs in Orwell numerous times since then and just to be up there in salmon country is relaxing to me.  If I spot a fish I'm happy because it takes so much commitment to catch one let alone land one. It's like hunting and I'm fortunate to have some friends that have some experience and lead me to the fish. We truly are lucky to have such a prime special situation like the salmon river provides us in our own backyard. If the steelhead pick up please share because I'm still trying to land one on my own, without the help of a guide. #cornfield #shortenedworkdaysontheriver #pulaskiisaspecialplace
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 16, 2015, 08:40 AM
I hit the river for the first time last Saturday. Spent 7 hours in 2 spots and saw 4 steelies hooked with two of them landed (plus one in the lower fly zone as I was crossing the bridge). I hooked one 18-20" trout for the entire day.

Tons of guys out but very few fish. We're not going to get ice for a while though so I'll give it another go. I had fun with the salmon this fall (not in Salmon River), gotta get hooked up with a steelie now.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Knot there yet on Dec 16, 2015, 12:02 PM
On my way this weekend plan on fishing Friday and Saturday home for Sunday. Hope come rain brings them in. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 16, 2015, 02:16 PM
We're you the one with him crankbaiting for coho
:whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 16, 2015, 09:29 PM


  Sorry about the lack of posts, but once the main season hit, I was busy and my wi fi in my house gets overloaded and I can't upload photos very fast so at end of the night i'm tired and just go too bed, with a tougher than normal season worked twice as hard as normal, had too fight for every dollar this year.  I stopped posting about steelhead 2 yrs ago even on facebook, just crowds up the river for my guests staying here.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: danny b on Dec 17, 2015, 03:40 PM
There's no steelhead
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 17, 2015, 03:51 PM
There's no steelhead


     Just the one you got..   ::)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishshack on Dec 17, 2015, 04:39 PM
I've been up a few times in the last couple of weeks. 10 times tougher than its been the past few years. Definitely less crowded even with the warm weather
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 17, 2015, 10:46 PM
I've been up a few times in the last couple of weeks. 10 times tougher than its been the past few years. Definitely less crowded even with the warm weather

  I made a prediction this summer on facebook and at my lodge that this would be the worst steelhead run in 7 yrs, and it has been, its like it was 10-15 yrs ago, more work involved but guys here are doing ok, cleaned a lot today.

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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 19, 2015, 07:08 AM

Great pic snag and a nice steelie
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Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Dec 19, 2015, 07:39 AM
great fish,and nice photo,thanks for sharing
RAT
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Post by: Knot there yet on Dec 22, 2015, 06:02 PM
Went Thursday blue sky's beautiful day. Hooked 3 landed none. Saw a lot of fish hooked very few landed. Woke up Friday to 9" of lake effect snow. Flow was 700-900 cfs Thursday then Friday 1820cfs wow. Nothing no hookups,saw a small fish snagged at boat ramp all day. White out conditions all day high water an another foot of snow while fishing Friday.
 They seamed to drop back (down River)to catch what's washed down River by increased flow.
I could hear thunder its was Boulders rolling down River under the water. Very dangerous if it lands on your feet. Called it quits @2pm. Probably the most dangerous condition I've ever fished in on Friday.  
 I'll be back though!      
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Post by: Deadeyez on Dec 22, 2015, 08:17 PM
That's pretty wild with those boulders washing down stream! Crazy
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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 22, 2015, 09:35 PM
Went Thursday blue sky's beautiful day. Hooked 3 landed none. Saw a lot of fish hooked very few landed. Woke up Friday to 9" of lake effect snow. Flow was 700-900 cfs Thursday then Friday 1820cfs wow. Nothing no hookups,saw a small fish snagged at boat ramp all day. White out conditions all day high water an another foot of snow while fishing Friday.
 They seamed to drop back (down River)to catch what's washed down River by increased flow.
I could hear thunder its was Boulders rolling down River under the water. Very dangerous if it lands on your feet. Called it quits @2pm. Probably the most dangerous condition I've ever fished in on Friday.  
 I'll be back though!      

  my buddy went 12 for 21 during that storm, 1500cfs is a great level. I hit the River sunday morning, 7-9am I went 4 for 7, great long battles, seen another 10 hooked.  fished next too chowdair. fun morning. higher yet right now, 2350 at Pineville, snows melting, flood threat is high.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 22, 2015, 09:42 PM


  Few salmon shots from main season.




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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 22, 2015, 09:45 PM


   Took a chance sunday night and drove over too the Redfield Reservoir, right as I pulled in the skies opened up and even with a moon so bright you could read a newspaper, the G3 solar storm said make way Upstate New York I'm coming in
 . Best I've ever witnessed, it was incredible too watch with my naked eyes, wiggled across the sky like a snake, lasted about 15 minutes and was gone. crazy.



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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 23, 2015, 06:07 AM
Great pictures Snag... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: perch-hound on Dec 23, 2015, 09:43 AM
Nice pics Shane, where's the "like" button?
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Post by: Deadeyez on Dec 23, 2015, 10:36 AM
Awesome pics Snag! Think we might have to break out the shorts for Christmas! This weather is wild
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Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 23, 2015, 12:07 PM
Awesome pics, Snagger. And nice fishing next to you the other day.

I went back up this morning. 0/3 on some big pretty fish. Got long fights out of all of them and 2 were jumpers so I'm as happy as I could be without landing any.
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Post by: SPN on Dec 23, 2015, 01:04 PM
Is that ICE in the pic?????  IT's ON!!!!!!  hahahahahaha ;D
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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 23, 2015, 10:51 PM


  Yep reservoir was locked up, got too be about spilling over the dam now, lots of snowmelt.


  I almost swung over today chowdaire, call me next time your coming up.
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Post by: KingPerch on Dec 24, 2015, 07:30 PM
Great pics Shane!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 26, 2015, 10:57 PM


  hope everyone had a great Christmas.
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Post by: ryanrobb52 on Dec 27, 2015, 07:29 AM
How's the river flow looking?  Any Steelhead around?  Since ice isn't an option I need something to do this week.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 27, 2015, 06:18 PM


  pretty high right now, 2000cfs.
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Post by: ryanrobb52 on Dec 28, 2015, 07:22 AM
Thanks Snagger.

Do you run a float guide service on the river?  I want to book a trip for my sons birthday in January but am not sure who to call. I am a bottom bouncer and love doing it but I think the river is a little to big for him to be out there in waders yet. Any help is appreciated.
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Post by: fla..redfish on Dec 28, 2015, 01:12 PM
call capt. andy bliss/ chasin tail adventures/ great guy, patient instructor, extremely knowledgeable/  and works both the Oz and salmon river.
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Post by: KingPerch on Dec 28, 2015, 03:05 PM
Northwoods Outfitters....Mark is a great drift boat guide! ;)
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Post by: nightfisher on Dec 28, 2015, 03:57 PM
Northwoods outfitters!
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Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 28, 2015, 05:30 PM
Thanks for the advice, Snagger.

I tried to get in touch with you in the morning but ended up picking up the line, re-spooling and heading back up for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Landed my first hook-up. Finally

Then I dumped the next 3 but only one because of broken line / laziness. Actually had a few problems with reel freeze-up but all-in-all a really good time.



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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 28, 2015, 08:48 PM
Thanks for the advice, Snagger.

I tried to get in touch with you in the morning but ended up picking up the line, re-spooling and heading back up for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Landed my first hook-up. Finally

Then I dumped the next 3 but only one because of broken line / laziness. Actually had a few problems with reel freeze-up but all-in-all a really good time.




 sorry chowdair forgot you were coming, I been getting up late since salmon season ended..glad you got the right line, now you'll club them.


 2X on northwoods outfitters, mark sabia.
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Post by: neilc on Dec 31, 2015, 06:46 PM
Happy New Years all , , ,

Happy New Year Snagger.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 31, 2015, 09:13 PM
Happy New Years all , , ,

Happy New Year Snagger.


X2
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Post by: fishinfred on Jan 01, 2016, 03:54 PM
Happy New Year's all and tight lines!
Title: In case of Ice (not)
Post by: neilc on Jan 01, 2016, 04:34 PM
This was cool , , ,
https://youtu.be/c0_oKHARhXw (https://youtu.be/c0_oKHARhXw)
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Post by: lehigh vally on Jan 01, 2016, 10:13 PM

                                   

                                                            2015 salmon season video


                                                
         (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2kmZKjmu0g)
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Post by: fishinfred on Jan 02, 2016, 09:36 AM
Nice video with great photography!
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Post by: Deadeyez on Jan 02, 2016, 09:59 AM
Nice job Snag and Rob!
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Post by: kc on Jan 02, 2016, 10:00 AM
Rick you made the highlight reel. Nice video Rob
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Post by: neilc on Jan 03, 2016, 01:41 PM
yup, that's a better video.
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Post by: kc on Jan 06, 2016, 05:13 PM
Spent a day on the river with good friends today. The fish even cooperated. We went 5 for 9. One was a brown.
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Post by: pieman1998 on Jan 06, 2016, 07:33 PM
nice was thinking of going satday
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Post by: kc on Jan 17, 2016, 05:28 PM
Had another good day on the river. Only landed one but had multiple hits. Fish are hanging tight to the bottom.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 17, 2016, 07:53 PM
Thanks for the report, kc. I plan on heading up in the morning myself. The snow should make it interesting.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 18, 2016, 05:15 PM
Took me to the afternoon to get up there today and I wish I could say it was worth it but I struck out. No hits. Didn't see a single fish hooked. There's always next time...
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 02, 2016, 08:35 AM
In case any of you guys are interested, St. Croix is clearing out their discontinued Legend Elites from last year. 40% off with free shipping and a rod bag. I couldn't resist it myself. They're amazing rods.
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Post by: neilc on Feb 26, 2016, 07:50 PM
anyone know the guy who runs this thread and could get him to start the 2016 and post once in a while?

Hi Snagg
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 27, 2016, 08:58 AM
I'm guessing no one is fishing salmon river as of right now :rotflol:
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 27, 2016, 12:54 PM
I'm guessing no one is fishing salmon river as of right now :rotflol:

At least no one who speaks English.

Reminds me of the old comedian Yakoff Smirnov up there right now. "In Russia,...steelhead catches YOU!"
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Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 29, 2016, 12:26 PM
At least no one who speaks English.

Reminds me of the old comedian Yakoff Smirnov up there right now. "In Soviet Russia,...steelhead catches YOU!"

 ;D
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Post by: rlowery on Mar 01, 2016, 09:59 AM
Floated the river both days last weekend. Only saw a few hookups, nothing landed. Might swing back up this weekend, water should drop to a nicer level
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Post by: Adipose hunter on Mar 16, 2016, 09:41 AM
Wondering if anybody has been out on river recentl?. Heading up Friday for the weekend. Wondering how water conditions are. Thanks
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Mar 16, 2016, 11:33 AM
Water has been running around 2000cfs at Pineville for awhile now it's high but fishable. The fishing seems slow to me the last few months but I can usually manage to get a couple by moving around a lot.
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Post by: Adipose hunter on Mar 16, 2016, 12:26 PM
Thanks for the info. Hopefully somethings hungry
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Post by: bigal409 on Mar 16, 2016, 01:25 PM
You can check the current water levels on Whitakers Sport Shop web site.  ::) ::)
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Post by: fishinfred on Mar 16, 2016, 05:33 PM
Has anyone been to the hatchery to see how many fish are in the runs?  After the poor year I was wondering how many made it up there.  I understand they have a new anesthesia for the fish that won't force them to keep the fish for three weeks while it wears off.  Does anyone know whether they have spawned the fish they are holding?
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Post by: Lunch_Box on Mar 16, 2016, 06:51 PM
I saw a report on Facebook they are going to start taking eggs next week and the beginning of the following week. Weekdays only 9 to noon. From the pictures I saw on Facebook the raceways are loaded with some big boys.
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Post by: fishinfred on Mar 16, 2016, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the info!
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 11:02 AM

  River dropped too 1200 yesterday at noon and just dropped too 900, it has been a little more colored than normal, but I just walked too the post office and it looked pretty nice today..  Very cold this morning, 14 degrees probably aint helping the bite, I fished from my house too Ellis cove yesterday, every gravel area that normally holds steelhead during the spawn had fish, seen probably 20, hatchery is loaded like normal, they been taking eggs the last 3 days about 2-3 weeks early.  Everyone is under the impression theres no steelhead, but everything looked pretty normal too me yesterday.  I hooked 2 yesterday with a float, fished an hour or so, that's normal, the rivers still cold, when it warms up a bit, the bite will get better.
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Post by: kc on Mar 19, 2016, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the report Shane. Kowboy and I will be up sometime this week. At least I will
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Post by: fishinfred on Mar 19, 2016, 03:48 PM
I was at the hatchery this morning and there were fish in only four of the runs (as opposed to last year when all 11 runs were full).  There were some monsters (15lbs+), didn't see many small fish, not sure what that means.  There were still fish going in, so I am not sure that the gathering is over.  Fished town pool and one of the Tribs, wrecked hell with the dace, no trout....
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 05:49 PM

  all 11 runs were full on march 19th last yr?  you sure about that?  it was a whole different spring last yr, very cold with ice and snow til early april.  8 days ago during that high water event guys here smashed em pretty good in the cricks, sounds like you just had a little bad timing fred.
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Post by: fishinfred on Mar 19, 2016, 06:16 PM
Positive.  I'm not sure if you remember me Snagger, but we were on the Salmon River Fishing Association together in the early 2000's.  My timing might be bad, but this is my worse year in more than thirty.  The runs were chock full into late April last year (partially because they were holding them because of the drugs they gave them) and there wasn't much of a drop back season with the high water.  Now I haven't been to the hatchery until today and fish might have left, but fish were coming in today while I watched.  Maybe they will fill up the runs, at least I hope they will, but I don't think so, something is wrong...
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 07:25 PM
Positive.  I'm not sure if you remember me Snagger, but we were on the Salmon River Fishing Association together in the early 2000's.  My timing might be bad, but this is my worse year in more than thirty.  The runs were chock full into late April last year (partially because they were holding them because of the drugs they gave them) and there wasn't much of a drop back season with the high water.  Now I haven't been to the hatchery until today and fish might have left, but fish were coming in today while I watched.  Maybe they will fill up the runs, at least I hope they will, but I don't think so, something is wrong...


Wasn't much of a drop back season? really, it was my best in 38 yrs, caught them til first week in june, not sure how often you fish the river but it was insane stuff, I kept my mouth shut even on facebook, didn't want too ruin it on my guests, I had a group of guys come up on memorial day weekend last yr, get like nothing on a charter I set them up and they let a 6 yr old reel in 32 steelhead in 4 hours, it was nuts. I have legitimate concerns about the kings, but I have no worries about the steelhead at this point, fran says hatchery is normal.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 07:29 PM
  Last august I predicted the toughest steelhead season in 7 yrs, know how I was able too do that? by looking at stocking charts. they stocked nearly half as many last 2 yrs as 6-8 yrs ago.  not trying too argue with you fred, but I don't agree that's fishin is worse then the 90's, I fished every single day back then, it was much tougher then than now, we are spoiled , plain and simple.


I kept a very close eye on reports from my lodgers this winter even though I ice fish a lot, the swirling occurred multiple times after cold run off periods, but nothing out of normal, like the yr before when it occurred during that warm water period, hopefully this winter being milder, the steelhead had a much more diverse diet, not just alewives, helping with there thiamin problems...........dec said we lost another yr class of alewives in the winter of 2015. they only stocked 147,000 steelhead again last yr, that's way down from that high of 372,000 from I think 2008. until they up the stockings of steelhead, fishing will remain at present levels.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 19, 2016, 07:46 PM
to be honest I lean toward freds side  ....for what ever reason the amount of fish  sure appears  lower to me and the  fish  generally are smaller  ......in the 90's  15 pound fish were common , I think the only reason  fisherman may be spoiled  has nothing to do with steelhead populations  its  the newer tactics of fishing for them......  the average fisherman today  is  a lot better equipped  then 20 years ago.... hell we had  to  tie our own rods  just to get a noodle rod and most of them were fly rod blanks  tied with  spinning  seats .....no one had any idea about pinning or beads .....even eggs were not cured as well ...I remember  first time estaz was used  for  flies on salmon river  ......  I agree with you fred ,it's my opinion the  numbers just aren't there ....
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 07:49 PM

  I got sheets in my drawer from yrs like 94 or 97 where they only stocked 49,000 steelhead trapper, never had a yr exceed 120,000 in those days, shoot hatchery 4 yrs ago dumped an extra 200,000 into the river off the books.  yesterday I walked a stretch of river I been walking my whole life, there was steelhead on every bar that there was supposed too be, I could of been 9 yrs old 21 yrs old or 47 yrs old blind folded and I wouldn't have been able too tell you what year it was.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 07:52 PM


  I cleaned more steelhead this fall at 1 fish per man then at anytime in the 90's and there was a 3 fish limit then, that's saying something.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 07:53 PM


  All I'm going too say, is if the hatchery doesn't dump extra steelhead in, get used too it, because it aint gonna change.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 08:02 PM
to be honest I lean toward freds side  ....for what ever reason the amount of fish  sure appears  lower to me and the  fish  generally are smaller  ......in the 90's  15 pound fish were common , I think the only reason  fisherman may be spoiled  has nothing to do with steelhead populations  its  the newer tactics of fishing for them......  the average fisherman today  is  a lot better equipped  then 20 years ago.... hell we had  to  tie our own rods  just to get a noodle rod and most of them were fly rod blanks  tied with  spinning  seats .....no one had any idea about pinning or beads .....even eggs were not cured as well ...I remember  first time estaz was used  for  flies on salmon river  ......  I agree with you fred ,it's my opinion the  numbers just aren't there ....

  theres a lot too be said about what you just wrote, I firmly believe that the reason we are loosing so many steelhead is from new practices, namely taking 8 million pictures of fish that are released, those fish can only get caught and handled and photographed so much til they die, things are different now, we have too take pictures of everything, shoot I'm a photographer that takes probably more pictures then anyone, but my fish are already dead, I don't take pictures of fish that are being released, only harvested ones..20x the boats now, 20x the boat nets too rub the slime off, and pictures, its a different world now. thiamin defiency is just part of the problem, that's where it starts, its what is done too them once in the river that dooms them. River will take its natural course, fishin slows and you loose the crowds, then fishin comes back, never ending cycle.
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Post by: choo choo on Mar 19, 2016, 08:54 PM

  All I'm going too say, is if the hatchery doesn't dump extra steelhead in, get used too it, because it aint gonna change.
Yup. I was at the state of the lake meeting in Pulaski a few weeks ago. They said that it will always be a put and take hatchery raised steelhead fishery. They have no plans of creating a wild steelhead fishery, or increasing or improving the habitat for more wild fish, it will always be a steelhead fishery reliant on hatchery stocking. Hatchery numbers will be variable from year to year.
 It seems The DEC and Albany officials  care more about the salmon programs in rivers, small tribs and lake O than the steelhead, and that might not ever change.
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Post by: choo choo on Mar 19, 2016, 09:10 PM
Until yesterday , I have not been on the river since early November. Man The river was full of steelhead late Oct. early November . Not sure what is going on now , but I have been hanging and talking to many guides the last few weeks that said they have been really struggling to get hookups. Might be due to high water flows making for harder fishing and not being able to see them with the fish being spread out more or a lot less fish are in the river. This week with lower flows will be telling.
I fished above and below the Altmar bridge yesterday for just a few hours, and This afternoon fished below the schoolhouse area and had no hook ups ....but did see a few fish,but no biters.Water was cold, I think 38/39 degrees.
 Stopped taking the fish out of the water a couple seasons ago, and will continue not to take them out for pics....they have enough problems to deal with, being out of the water is not one they can handle when already weak and stressed.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 09:23 PM
choo choo you get it, waters have been higher than normal all winter, schoolhouse was re designed with that tree, that held hook ups down, that's holes never been the same since the flood, they don't hold in there like they used too.with internet spreading gloom and doom, drift boat trips were way down, hard too hook em if you aint out, I saw very few boats out this year except on Saturdays, once this water drops we'll see whats been under it all winter, proof will be in next 2 weeks as long as we can keep it down, a lot of rain in forecast later this week. I fished in November and December and did well, good like 3 yrs ago no, but did well.
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Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 09:34 PM



  Fishin fred heres some food for thought, I was invited too a guide meeting with the dec , the topic wasn't steelhead but I brought up an interesting topic while at the meeting .In the old days I had the dec send me yearly stocking reports, I still have most of them from the 90's in a drawer somewhere, back then you would see things like spring brook, rt 3, rt 52, pineville, orwell brook ect in the steelhead and salmon stockings, then recently all I see is beaver dam brook, for everything, well won't all the fish stocked just race too the hatchery brook and not hold anywhere else in the river now?, since they no longer stock them anywhere but the hatchery, made moppys eye brows raise up when I said it.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mrp2000 on Mar 19, 2016, 09:38 PM
I think it's just been when of them years for me when I say it's slow for me. I did very well in December with some really big fish consistently. But the weather has been weird the water has been higher on avg. And it could be less fish too. I still catch them. Just not the ton of easy hookups that has been in the past. I honestly like the search and spot hopping. But I know most people don't seem too.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Mar 19, 2016, 10:04 PM
Good point Snagger.  I remember the year we all got together and stocked the whole river with fish (including the first browns that had been stocked in a long while) with drift boats.  Anyway it would be nice if we could get that group together again to help keep the river full of fish.  That seemed to be the only time we could get the people from the dam working with fisherman and the DEC...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 19, 2016, 10:33 PM


  That was a good group of guys, I liked that period in the salmon rivers history, seemed like all the business owners put aside there differences too get a main goal achieved.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 20, 2016, 02:02 PM

  I cleaned more steelhead this fall at 1 fish per man then at anytime in the 90's and there was a 3 fish limit then, that's saying something.

lot more steelhead fisherman then 30 years ago


fishinfred I'm thinking I must know  you  I  remember  helping ole  hickory  stock  carried  bucks   to the  sportsman  hole  .....  felt great to help stock a  river you  would  fish .....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 20, 2016, 02:03 PM


  We had a pretty good thunderstorm on the 16th, got my first lightning shot of the season.


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Mar 20, 2016, 02:11 PM
Nice shot of the storm.  Wasn't many people around yesterday.  Two cars at Schoolhouse and Sportsman, had the Town pool to myself.  Course I didn't get out until 11 or so.  I enjoyed our work with the Fisherman's Association, sorry that it broke up.  I enjoy your posts and how you keep this site alive.  There aren't many good sites around now...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 20, 2016, 02:12 PM


  Fishin fred heres some food for thought, I was invited too a guide meeting with the dec , the topic wasn't steelhead but I brought up an interesting topic while at the meeting .In the old days I had the dec send me yearly stocking reports, I still have most of them from the 90's in a drawer somewhere, back then you would see things like spring brook, rt 3, rt 52, pineville, orwell brook ect in the steelhead and salmon stockings, then recently all I see is beaver dam brook, for everything, well won't all the fish stocked just race too the hatchery brook and not hold anywhere else in the river now?, since they no longer stock them anywhere but the hatchery, made moppys eye brows raise up when I said it.

that's  interesting  snag  and  i'll tell you why .... sage  was  never  stocked  with  steel and  I catch them their all the  time  along  with  20  streams   no wider  then a  car ..... as  far as I know  chrome was  never  stocked  in little salmon nor grindstone ...still has fish ....I don't believe any of these fish have  any homeing instincts  I believe and I have always said  I think they  follow current I think the same with salmon  I have caught  steelhead salmon and browns all the way to phoenix and in black creek and  waterhouse creek ..........like  the  geese  that live  on the  golf  course   they ain't heading  north  
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 20, 2016, 02:53 PM
that's  interesting  snag  and  i'll tell you why .... sage  was  never  stocked  with  steel and  I catch them their all the  time  along  with  20  streams   no wider  then a  car ..... as  far as I know  chrome was  never  stocked  in little salmon nor grindstone ...still has fish ....I don't believe any of these fish have  any homeing instincts  I believe and I have always said  I think they  follow current I think the same with salmon  I have caught  steelhead salmon and browns all the way to phoenix and in black creek and  waterhouse creek ..........like  the  geese  that live  on the  golf  course   they ain't heading  north  

  come on trapper really?  if that was the case the Oswego river and black river would get all the fish, yet a brook I can jump acrossed, the hatchery brook looks like Alaska, don't argue for the sake of argueing , its just foolishness.. If your not, I apologise.....  we all know theres a few wanderers, anything stocked directly in the lake is going too just randomly pick a ditch too spawn in.  not sure about Sage, but Little Salmon and grindstone at one time were stocked, probably still have natural reproduction going on since the original stockings.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 20, 2016, 06:25 PM
I'm not fighting at all I'm stating facts  fish are caught as  far  as phoenix and  I'm sure  beyond  fish are  caught in fulton up water house creek  and  black creek steel have  never  been stocked  in sage creek  nor catfish   creek and  your saying they are  like homing pigeons???? if that is  the  case  why are  most salmon  now  stocked  directly into lake  Ontario from barges ?

sorry snag your  not the only person with a  valued opinion .....I have  not stated  one thing that isn't true  and  anyone that fishes the  tribs  knows it's true.....  these fish return up ever stream that  flows into that  lake  ...they do not return to the  place of their origin and  if  they  did  99% of your  fish would  die right in lake Ontario where the  barge  drops them.....




Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Mar 20, 2016, 06:55 PM
now do they kill the steelhead or do they milk them
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 20, 2016, 07:14 PM
they milk them it's  interesting to watch  ,years ago before  the hatchery was built  fisherman could  volunteer to help at the fish wair  in Pulaski, the process was basicly what happens now the  fish swam up the shoots into  tanks   the  guys  netted the fish and set them in drums with a  chemical to to calm the fish (drug them)  then they were  striped and milked the fish then were send  down a  pipe with water running down it  back into the river ....(these were  salmon that I helped with) was a lot of  fun
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 20, 2016, 08:27 PM
I'm not fighting at all I'm stating facts  fish are caught as  far  as phoenix and  I'm sure  beyond  fish are  caught in fulton up water house creek  and  black creek steel have  never  been stocked  in sage creek  nor catfish   creek and  your saying they are  like homing pigeons???? if that is  the  case  why are  most salmon  now  stocked  directly into lake  Ontario from barges ?

sorry snag your  not the only person with a  valued opinion .....I have  not stated  one thing that isn't true  and  anyone that fishes the  tribs  knows it's true.....  these fish return up ever stream that  flows into that  lake  ...they do not return to the  place of their origin and  if  they  did  99% of your  fish would  die right in lake Ontario where the  barge  drops them.....





They are stocked from barges way out into the lake to increase their survival rate from nearshore predation from cormorants , sea gulls and shallow water fish who can decimate the stocking efforts wnen stocked along the lakeshore or harbors etc..
 99% would die right where the barge stocked them? They don't return to there place of origin? Are you feeling ok trapper?Those fish were imprinted long before they were put on the barges and stocked out in the lake...where they are stocked from the barges is not their place of origin.
 Mother nature is not perfect, and there will always be a percentage of fish that do not return to there place of origin. Strays or wanderers  for lack of aa better term, who play follow the leader.
Some of them enter the wrong stream , and backtrack out to search for their "correct" stream. But for the most part, a high percentage of the fish return to where they were imprinted, their place of origin. It is one of the most amazing thing in the wild, that such a high percentage of these fish can live their life out in the lake and return, years later, to their place of origin....awesome and amazing.


Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 20, 2016, 09:58 PM
coo coo that is the  opposite of what I said  ...I said   salmon  steelhead and  browns  stocked  in the  great lakes   do not return to the place  they were stocked  ,rather they  follow  current  ....snagger  said that was   not true ...I  said if  fish  returned to the  points  that they were  STOCKED  then those  fish  would   stay in the  lake  where the  barge  dropped  them off ... salmon steelhead  and  browns  run streams  that were  never  stocked!  not  one  fish  was  ever stocked  in   rice  creek in Oswego,wine  creek in Oswego ,nine mile  creek  in  scriba ,the  church camp creek in scriba  , catfish  creek in new haven ,butterfly marsh in new haven , sage  creek in  new  haven ....  never  had  a  fish  stocked  not one  yet  those tribs  produce salmon  steelies and  browns  ever year  now that's  just  10 miles  of  lake  Ontario  shoreline ........I stand  by my statement  these  fish  DO NOT RETURN TO JUST WHERE THEY ARE STOCKED AT ALL OR RAISED   but rather  FOLLOW any current  the  incounter ..........the  proof  is  in  over  45  years  of  those  streams  produceing  fish ....and  by the  way  close  as  I remember the  only place  little salmon river was  ever  stocked  was at the  mouth  at mexico  point as that was the only  state  access

and  mother  nature  had  nothing to do with bring pacific salmon  to  the  great lakes  nor  rainbows  browns  or  steel  head  ...and    I never seen a  fish  return  to find  another  stream that's  foolish  they  turn white and  die  right in those  little  streams .....

I  do not misquote you please  give  me the  same  respect and  understand  I am  entitled  to my opinion  just as much as  you and  I have  been  fishing  those  rivers and  streams  before  salmon  were  ever  introduced ....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: mcully on Mar 21, 2016, 06:23 AM
Sounds like the end of the ice shanty season Oneida thread. More fish and T-storm pics please.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 21, 2016, 07:23 AM
OK rapper2000...stand by all your statements, I have no clue I guess what you are trying to say. Sorry for commenting .
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 09:53 AM
coo coo it is no secret I do have  dyslexia so  typing is a  issue   ...go back to the post before mine

snagger clearly makes this statement....stocking reports, I still have most of them from the 90's in a drawer somewhere, back then you would see things like spring brook, rt 3, rt 52, pineville, orwell brook ect in the steelhead and salmon stockings, then recently all I see is beaver dam brook, for everything, well won't all the fish stocked just race too the hatchery brook and not hold anywhere else in the river now?, since they no longer stock them anywhere but the hatchery

I said.....that's  interesting  snag  and  i'll tell you why .... sage  was  never  stocked  with  steel and  I catch them their all the  time  along  with  20  streams   no wider  then a  car ..... as  far as I know  chrome was  never  stocked  in little salmon nor grindstone ...still has fish ....I don't believe any of these fish have  any homeing instincts  I believe and I have always said  I think they  follow current....

snags  response  I guess  I  questioned the all powerful oz and  did look behind the curtain was......  come on trapper really?  if that was the case the Oswego river and black river would get all the fish, yet a brook I can jump acrossed, the hatchery brook looks like Alaska, don't argue for the sake of argueing , its just foolishness.. If your not, I apologise.....  we all know theres a few wanderers, anything stocked directly in the lake is going too just randomly pick a ditch too spawn in.  not sure about Sage, but Little Salmon and grindstone at one time were stocked, probably still have natural reproduction going on since the original stockings.

my response  still  is for one  steelhead  do not return to the same  water and  no biologist   ever said they did period!  number  two  steel head  where never stocked in little salmon  river  nor  wine creek  nor rice creek  nor the  bible camp ,catfish  butterfly sage the  nuke discharge  the steam station discharge and  other then at mexico point salmon weren't either ....all these  fish including the salmon are  running up any  water flow  into lake  Ontario  and  not just a few stragglers  but in numbers  and   no I don't think there was any  natural reproduction in the water drain  in Oswego they came up into ......

forgive me for have not only a opinion  but showing  examples  that are  plain to see  .....

and  snag why ask a question   if you don't want a  answer ?

snagger:  , then recently all I see is beaver dam brook, for everything, well won't all the fish stocked just race too the hatchery brook and not hold anywhere else in the river now?, since they no longer stock them anywhere but the hatchery


now I made  a  statement saying I found something interesting and  you 2  jumped like that  are  you kidding me




Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Thor on Mar 21, 2016, 10:22 AM
I have no dog in this fight, but I always thought that it was pretty much settled science that most salmon and steelhead return to their natal streams.  Attached is a link to a scientific study looking into the Genetic Effects of Straying of Non-Native Hatchery Fish into Natural Populations.  What's really telling is the number of citations to other scientific studies researching this topic noted toward the bottom of this study.  It appears that this topic has been well studied.

This study mostly talks about salmon, but it also refers to steelhead.  Steelhead appear to be the subject of many other studies referred to in the citations.  Here is an excerpt taken from the study:

By way of historical perspective, it was accepted by about the 1870s that most salmon homed back to their natal streams and rivers to spawn, although some biologists remained unconvinced until the 1930s. A report for the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries stated that ". . . it is an established fact that adult [salmon] will always return to the place where they first made acquaintance with the water, passing directly by the mouths of streams or tributaries better adapted to their purpose, to gain their original home" (U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries 1874, p. lxxxii). Biologists also recognized that salmon could swim several hundreds of miles up a river to their natal areas. A later report to the Commission pointed out that a stream near Elko, Nevada "is one of the many that form the headwaters of the Columbia River, and to this point, eighteen hundred miles from its mouth, the salt-water salmon come in myriads to spawn . . ." (U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries 1876, p. xxviii-xxix). Milner noted "[t]he generally accepted fact in the habits of anadromous fishes that they are disposed to return to almost the exact locality where they passed their embryonic and earlier stages of growth . . . . Observations of the shad brought to the large markets shows considerable difference in the physiognomy and general contour of those from different rivers. The suggestion is natural that they are distinct and separate colonies of the same species, and thus slight characteristics are perpetuated because they breed in-and-in and do not mix with those of other rivers" (Milner 1876, p. 323).

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: paul young on Mar 21, 2016, 10:46 AM
I wonder why some fish return to the upper fly zone? Could it be that that is where they hatched and spent the early part of their lives? Those fish swam right past beaver dam brook on their way upstream.-Paul
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: stratos122 on Mar 21, 2016, 12:04 PM
Great picture of the lighting snagger! I always enjoy seeing the pictures you post of the storms.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 12:34 PM



  Trapper  my question was about the salmon river stockings, how does sage creek fit into why salmon go straight too the hatchery?  you said fish have no homing instincts? right? well they all seem too find the hatchery.  your points are valid but have nothing relavant too do with my question.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 12:45 PM



  Well that took all of 3 minutes too find , 1996 stocking sheet, 15,000 steelhead stocked in grindstone, got anything else you want me too prove you wrong at trapper?


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Mar 21, 2016, 12:48 PM
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:06 PM
coo coo that is the  opposite of what I said  ...I said   salmon  steelhead and  browns  stocked  in the  great lakes   do not return to the place  they were stocked  ,rather they  follow  current  ....snagger  said that was   not true ...I  said if  fish  returned to the  points  that they were  STOCKED  then those  fish  would   stay in the  lake  where the  barge  dropped  them off ... salmon steelhead  and  browns  run streams  that were  never  stocked!  not  one  fish  was  ever stocked  in   rice  creek in Oswego,wine  creek in Oswego ,nine mile  creek  in  scriba ,the  church camp creek in scriba  , catfish  creek in new haven ,butterfly marsh in new haven , sage  creek in  new  haven ....  never  had  a  fish  stocked  not one  yet  those tribs  produce salmon  steelies and  browns  ever year  now that's  just  10 miles  of  lake  Ontario  shoreline ........I stand  by my statement  these  fish  DO NOT RETURN TO JUST WHERE THEY ARE STOCKED AT ALL OR RAISED   but rather  FOLLOW any current  the  incounter ..........the  proof  is  in  over  45  years  of  those  streams  produceing  fish ....and  by the  way  close  as  I remember the  only place  little salmon river was  ever  stocked  was at the  mouth  at mexico  point as that was the only  state  access

and  mother  nature  had  nothing to do with bring pacific salmon  to  the  great lakes  nor  rainbows  browns  or  steel  head  ...and    I never seen a  fish  return  to find  another  stream that's  foolish  they  turn white and  die  right in those  little  streams .....

I  do not misquote you please  give  me the  same  respect and  understand  I am  entitled  to my opinion  just as much as  you and  I have  been  fishing  those  rivers and  streams  before  salmon  were  ever  introduced ....


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:07 PM
your  chart  shows browns and  rainbows  being  stocked in grindstone  brookies were  too  those  are trout stream  fish not  steelhead ...the  steelhead  were  stocked  at Selkirk at the  mouth then off the  pier I think  5000 were stocked .....

my point  was  first   snag  I thought your  observation was  interesting  and   the  reason  why my point has merit is  the  fish  out of beaver creek are  showing up in every trib on lake Ontario!  point blank  and  as  paul young stated  why is he  catching fish in the  fly zone  above the  hatchery ...I never  wanted to  fight  but anyone that belives  these  fish only return to where they were  stocked  believes  in fairy tales  ... and  the  orginal point was  why  are  the  steelies  numbers  down  ... and  the  number of  fish do appear down  in salmon river .I understand  you have  a  reason  to disagree with that  but it is what it  is ....

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:08 PM


  notice the 1995 steelhead numbers, 47,000  that's it, they stocked 147,000 last yr.  down from well over 372,000 8 yrs ago
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:10 PM
your  chart  shows browns and  rainbows  being  stocked in grindstone  brookies were  too  those  are trout stream  fish not  steelhead ...the  steelhead  were  stocked  at Selkirk at the  mouth then off the  pier I think  5000 were stocked .....

my point  was  first   snag  I thought your  observation was  interesting  and   the  reason  why my point has merit is  the  fish  out of beaver creek are  showing up in every trib on lake Ontario!  point blank  and  as  paul young stated  why is he  catching fish in the  fly zone  above the  hatchery ...I never  wanted to  fight  but anyone that belives  these  fish only return to where they were  stocked  believes  in fairy tales  ... and  the  orginal point was  why  are  the  steelies  numbers  down  ... and  the  number of  fish do appear down  in salmon river .I understand  you have  a  reason  to disagree with that  but it is what it  is ....



  no there steelhead.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:10 PM
rice  creek  gets  350  brown trout above  the  dam  on  104 they  again are  for trout fisherman shane   theres a  dam  duhhhhhhh they can't make  it to the  lake Ontario .....I was  born and raised  here  I might know these streams   pretty well son
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:11 PM
no snag there  not theres a  dam those are rainbows and  browns
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:15 PM



  Whats the STHD next too grindstone stand for?


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:15 PM

  keep trying trap, you won't win.  know all about fernwood fished it since 81.  I know you fished it longer, but your wrong about stockings.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:18 PM
snagger  sorry  rich creek has  a  dam  at 104  everyone  in  Oswego knows  granby  where the  fish are  stocked   are way above it   go on  google  earth  .... those  fish never  see lake  Ontario 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:20 PM


  so fish have never flowed over a dam before in high waters?  I don't care about rice creek anyways.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:21 PM

  your wrong and everyone knows it case closed, this aint ice shanty.  people asked me too get this thread going again and I won't have in valid information on it sorry.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:22 PM
bottom line  you can toss anything up you want ...my point those  fish run every stream that hits  lake Ontario have  since  they stocked them
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:26 PM
bottom line  you can toss anything up you want ...my point those  fish run every stream that hits  lake Ontario have  since  they stocked them


  whats the STHD  stand for next too grindstone?  you didn't answer my question trapper.




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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:28 PM
wrong again ...you basicly attacked  me  you posted   false  stuff (although you do that  a lot more then you admit) and you  can stand  someone standing up to you .... your  wrong  about the stocking  and  your  wrong about the  fish  these salmon and steelhead  run  every trip and  small stream that runs  into lake  Ontario  they  dumb them off a  barge  in the middle  of the  lake  and  after they  grow  they  run ant stream with a  flow ......................why do I say  this  because   we catch them  everywhere  in every  creek  snagger  ...your  wrong!  and  the  fish prove  it .....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:30 PM
black creek runs  by my  house  snagger want to go  fishing for  creek browns  with me????  I fish it  every  year  ...pretty much got the  fish named  by  july

oh  it  also  has  a  dam and  flows into a  muck  we can walk the  banks  i'll show  you  we  can watch them stock it  from my back yard   :D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:31 PM


   fake?  a new York state stocking list is fake.?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:31 PM


  just say it STHD stands for  wait for it................ steelhead.   :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:33 PM




  Lots of people wanted me too get this thread going, don't lock it up RG because of trapper.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Mar 21, 2016, 01:33 PM
Jesus christ trap you are calling him out?  

check your meds, or maybe your eyesight....or both

for some reason I always thought you knew Shane, clearly you don't
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:37 PM
snagger   posting a  stocking list  when the  stocking is  above  unpassable  barriers  and  acting  like  those  fish are  migrateing to the  lake   is  fake ...and  misleading and  you know  it  .......number two  my point has  not changed  they  drop those  fish off in the  middle  of the  lake and  the  DEC knows those  fish will run  every  trib  that flows into lake  Ontario ......it's that simple  and that's  my point all along
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:37 PM

  we all know fish run cricks from lake stockings, that's common knowledge....  but the real runs occur on places heavily stocked.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:38 PM
yeah I'm calling him out  he's full of crap
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:38 PM



  no wonder no one comes here.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:39 PM
then why did  salmon river have  the  worse  run in years  this  fall while  Oswego and  ever  trib  rock????
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:40 PM
then why did  salmon river have  the  worse  run in years  this  fall while  Oswego and  ever  trib  rock????


  news too me oz sucked so did genny and sandies.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:41 PM


  hatchery got there fish, that was whole point of this conversation if you understood what I was writing duh.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Mar 21, 2016, 01:42 PM
Trap, They have been stocking landlocks above impassable barriers forever in champlain watershed...THEY DO make it to the lake.

The herring in the hudson every single year find ways WAY up the mohawk past literally a dozen dams, and their fry somehow find their way back down...and the cycle repeats

Eat your words Trap, your wrong.  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:43 PM


  steelhead are stocked below fernwood dam he doesn't know what hes talkin about big red.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:44 PM
sorry  snagger you attacked  me !  look at my post I said  you  had a  very interesting point I made  one and  you   pulled this ..... I'm not  one  of your  worshippers  I  say what I think............  no matter  how  much of a  temper tantrum you have  the  fish  prove  me  right  these  things  run  every  trib  including  discharges   for   atomic plants and   steam stations  ....  and  these  fish were  running   ALL the  tribs  before   the  barge  took fish out ....  they return to any  flow  to spawn  
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:45 PM
sorry  snagger you attacked  me !  look at my post I said  you  had a  very interesting point I made  one and  you   pulled this ..... I'm not  one  of your  worshippers  I  say what I think............  no matter  how  much of a  temper tantrum you have  the  fish  prove  me  right  these  things  run  every  trib  including  discharges   for   atomic plants and   steam stations  ....  and  these  fish were  running   ALL the  tribs  before   the  barge  took fish out ....  they return to any  flow  to spawn  

  no temper tantrum I'm laughing actually, its pretty funny stuff.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:47 PM
Trap, They have been stocking landlocks above impassable barriers forever in champlain watershed...THEY DO make it to the lake.

The herring in the hudson every single year find ways WAY up the mohawk past literally a dozen dams, and their fry somehow find their way back down...and the cycle repeats

Eat your words Trap, your wrong.  ;D
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the  difference  is  the  Mohawk  has  locks  the  fish can  go threw ...

and  again the  point was  this  SALMON AND STEELHEAD  DO NOT  GO BACK TO THE PLACE THEY WERE JUST STOCKED  THEY ARE IN FACT RUNNING EVERY  TRIB IN LAKE ONTARIO
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:48 PM



  ok trapper tell dec too stop stocking then if it doesn't matter.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:50 PM



  create a trappers salmon river page so the more informed have something better too read then.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:51 PM
snagger  your  stuck on  stocking that was  never the  point  and  I want to stay on target .... since  day one   salmon and  steelhead  have  run  every  trib  not a  few  but in great  numbers  ...now you never  told  us  why  with  all the  direct stocking   salmon river  had  why  was it  the worse  year  for returning  fish  while  Oswego and  all the  tribs   rocked ????

now  I should  drag  you out and  show  you black  creek wine  creek and  rice  and  actually show  you  where they are  stocked
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:55 PM
excuse  me  snagger  I  don't think you own this  although you do play it  for  free advertisement rather well ....now you  don't like  another opinion that's  fine  however  come  sept  every  trib on lake  Ontario  is  still going to be  filled  with salmon and  steelhead  .....see those  fish  don't listen to you any more then I do
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:55 PM
snagger  your  stuck on  stocking that was  never the  point  and  I want to stay on target .... since  day one   salmon and  steelhead  have  run  every  trib  not a  few  but in great  numbers  ...now you never  told  us  why  with  all the  direct stocking   salmon river  had  why  was it  the worse  year  for returning  fish  while  Oswego and  all the  tribs   rocked ????

now  I should  drag  you out and  show  you black  creek wine  creek and  rice  and  actually show  you  where they are  stocked

  why the run sucked could be in part because fish don't hold in other areas of the river like they used too when stocking was spread out, now fish move in,  2 days later there in the hatchery or lower fly zone, I brought this up at a dec meeting.  in old days they stocked in various places now just beaver dam brook, so the run we had, whether it was great fair or bad, it all ran straight too the hatchery or water just below beaver dam brook.  do you understand now?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:57 PM


  create a trappers salmon river page so the more informed have something better too read then.

now  how  does this  make  since ????  I never said  I  believe  natural reproduction   occurred  to where  it even  helped the  population  ...I said  the  fish  run every  trib  on lake  Ontario and  you blew a  gasket 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 01:58 PM

 I've never advertised,  I was asked too come back, I don't need this thread and yes it is my thread I don't own MFF but I do control this threads information, good or bad. my names on it
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:59 PM
why was the  run so good  in Oswego  they  drop the  fish in the  lake  there .... 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 21, 2016, 01:59 PM
to be honest I lean toward freds side  ....for what ever reason the amount of fish  sure appears  lower to me and the  fish  generally are smaller  ......in the 90's  15 pound fish were common , I think the only reason  fisherman may be spoiled  has nothing to do with steelhead populations  its  the newer tactics of fishing for them......  the average fisherman today  is  a lot better equipped  then 20 years ago.... hell we had  to  tie our own rods  just to get a noodle rod and most of them were fly rod blanks  tied with  spinning  seats .....no one had any idea about pinning or beads .....even eggs were not cured as well ...I remember  first time estaz was used  for  flies on salmon river  ......  I agree with you fred ,it's my opinion the  numbers just aren't there ....

Your timing might be off Trapper or maybe The States was lagging behind Canada back in the day. ;)
We started pinning back in the early 80's in Ontario with it really taking off in the mid 80's. It was then that we were using custom noodle type rods as well.
In the late 70's we were using the old flyrods with either a Martin fly reel loaded with mono or a spinning reel.   ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 02:01 PM
why was the  run so good  in Oswego  they  drop the  fish in the  lake  there .... 

 I heard it was ok at best, they do pen rear there as well.  ask the charters like buffa and burke or allen how lake was in front of oz, ok at best.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 02:04 PM


  ask any charter from buffalo too Rochester too oz too watertown last year was worst season since 1979.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 02:09 PM
oh so the  old farts  with  flyrods  I control?  shane   excuse me  for asking this  but have  you  ever  heard the  term "delusions of grandeur"

neither of  us  control or  own anything here we are  guest ...and  I'm not being mean snag  you jumped on me  because  I have  a  opinion that the  salmon and  steelhead    run every trib and stream in lake  Ontario ......my opinion isn't going to  change ....and  come  sept  the  prove  will be  running   the water ways  again
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 02:10 PM
oh so the  old farts  with  flyrods  I control?  shane   excuse me  for asking this  but have  you  ever  heard the  term "delusions of grandeur"

neither of  us  control or  own anything here we are  guest ...and  I'm not being mean snag  you jumped on me  because  I have  a  opinion that the  salmon and  steelhead    run every trib and stream in lake  Ontario ......my opinion isn't going to  change ....and  come  sept  the  prove  will be  running   the water ways  again



  why would I contribute too a page that's in the toilet , I won't.  unlike you trap, I can admit when I'm wrong, I forgot, I can't control whats said on this thread, I thought you could delete it, but I just tried and you can't... good bye.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 02:11 PM
i just called  allen  buffa  and  the  fleet they said  come  sept  those  fish  run  every  trib on lake  Ontario  
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 21, 2016, 02:11 PM


  read back trap, argue was never about you bud.  I'm done, have fun boys.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 02:15 PM

  so fish have never flowed over a dam before in high waters?  I don't care about rice creek anyways.


so  250  brown trout stocked  in granby  swim 10 miles  down stream to  jump a 10 foot water  fall and  dam  to  get to lake  Ontario  so  me and  HT  can  catch  steelhead  after  steelhead ?????  I guess the  brown trout showed them the  way?????

and  of course you don't care  proves  you are mistaken
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 02:16 PM
Your timing might be off Trapper or maybe The States was lagging behind Canada back in the day. ;)
We started pinning back in the early 80's in Ontario with it really taking off in the mid 80's. It was then that we were using custom noodle type rods as well.
In the late 70's we were using the old flyrods with either a Martin fly reel loaded with mono or a spinning reel.   ;D


and  moochin rods  lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Mar 21, 2016, 02:26 PM
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Mar 21, 2016, 03:12 PM
the fish run up random creeks (no one is arguing that) , but can get physically imprinted on where they are physically stocked, seperately from where they were raised...

here's some facts
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/publications/scipubs/techmemos/tm30/quinn.html

DEC does stock fish above barriers they intend the fish to go back down through

not sure why you need to have the last word trap, everyone already knows your full of hot air...

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 03:23 PM
first big red  this didn't involve  you  second  from the  start  the  entire  discussion  was  about  fish running places they "were not stocked"  snagger used  the  250 browns  stocked  in rice  creek as a smoke screen to change  the  direction of the  discussing  ...250 6 inch  brown trout   above a  dam in granby  do not  change  the  fact  I been  fishing these  things since  day one and the fact remains  these  fish  run in LARGE numbers  up streams that were  never stocked they  run  ever water that flows  into lake  Ontario .....and they do so in great numbers  ....this  isn't about me  every  fisherman that lives in this area  knows this !!!!  shane  knows  what Im saying is  true that's  why he  sents  his guest to those places  like  the  sandys  and  doesn't post it .....

it's  simple  fact now  bigred I'm done  fighting about this ...you talk what ever  you wish
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Mar 21, 2016, 03:38 PM
I hesitate to post this after my last post, but I fish Oswego and the Tribs more than I fish the Salmon and they didn't rock, they were worst for me than the Salmon.  Kevin as always got his share from his boat in Oswego, other than that it was a poor year...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Mar 21, 2016, 03:58 PM
I wasn't invited, simply sharing facts on a public forum.   We are so lucky to have a resource like Shane on this website,  more people have become better fisherman because of him than the rest of us combined.  Not a lot of fisherman make the observations and take the kinds of notes Shane does..and then freely shares this info with us, and comes off without any attitude or sounding like a curmudgeon...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 21, 2016, 04:02 PM
mine is bigger than yours............thats great guys lets alienate more people that bring info to the site and make sure it really sucks ::)

waiting for it 2 be locked?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 21, 2016, 04:03 PM
I wasn't invited, simply sharing facts on a public forum.   We are so lucky to have a resource like Shane on this website,  more people have become better fisherman because of him than the rest of us combined.  Not a lot of fisherman make the observations and take the kinds of notes Shane does..and then freely shares this info with us, and comes off without any attitude or sounding like a curmudgeon...

yep but i am thinkin not anymore.......hope i am wrong
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 04:05 PM
I hesitate to post this after my last post, but I fish Oswego and the Tribs more than I fish the Salmon and they didn't rock, they were worst for me than the Salmon.  Kevin as always got his share from his boat in Oswego, other than that it was a poor year...

then why  were  people sending people to Oswego ...people that were  just disagreeing  with me  the  day befor  yesterday I was  3 for  5  with my  flyrod  in a small stream ......fred  if your looking for  fish PM me  i'll send  ya  a few  proven waters
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 04:09 PM
yep but i am thinkin not anymore.......hope i am wrong

yes a  old man  with arthritis and  copd  scared  him outta  here .... sorry I have  known  shane  for  years  done  business with him and  fished with him ...I understand  ya all love  him ...and  that's ok it  doesn't  mean   he walks  on water  and   I never attacked  him nor did call him foolish .... my point  still stands and  the  prove  is  seen every  year  in every little trib on lake  Ontario
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 21, 2016, 06:17 PM
 :w00t:




Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 21, 2016, 06:25 PM
Y'all gotta stop drinking that eastern water. It's making you crazy.

Why is it this thread always gets so out of control?

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 06:30 PM
ahhhhhhhhhhhh  i caught fish
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 21, 2016, 06:36 PM
Everybody catches fish. I catch, you catch, he catches, they catch.......all God's children catch fish.

So,why all the ego and school girl crap?  I'm not gonna play here any more......naaaahhhhh!


Grow up already!

Rg

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Mar 21, 2016, 06:54 PM
Y'all gotta stop drinking that eastern water. It's making you crazy.

Why is it this thread always gets so out of control?

Rg
Oh come on. It was just starting to get good :w00t: :rotflol:
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: hunts2long on Mar 21, 2016, 07:09 PM
I haven't seen a "double dog dare" yet, so it is not even close to being over...h2l
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 21, 2016, 07:21 PM
Holy crap!! I just spent 20 minutes of my time, reading something I thought I was going to get educated on. I coulda been having a bowl of ice cream with my daughter. Guess I'll go get some ice cream now......😞
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mrp2000 on Mar 21, 2016, 07:58 PM
Besides a little wind it was a beautiful day on the river today fish or no fish. And a much nicer flow to move around to a lot more spots.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 21, 2016, 09:29 PM

  just say it STHD stands for  wait for it................ steelhead.   :w00t:
[/quote
knew a chick once with a sthd...lol
funny what fish make us do as adults  :unsure: :unsure: :w00t:
KP share the ice cream  ;D
been so bored on this site I actually read this stuff and think you might both be right  :rotflol: :clapping:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 21, 2016, 10:49 PM
pistachio please

 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 22, 2016, 02:53 AM
Holy crap!! I just spent 20 minutes of my time, reading something I thought I was going to get educated on. I coulda been having a bowl of ice cream with my daughter. Guess I'll go get some ice cream now......😞

When it warms up, we should do another smallmouth trip. They're more fun anyway.

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 22, 2016, 05:25 AM
pistachio please

 8)

X2 - my favorite.  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 22, 2016, 07:08 AM
no way pistachios suck you guys are wrong!!!!!!!!!      ;D ;D :rotflol: :evil: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Mar 22, 2016, 07:47 AM
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Posting Disease
:w00t: :nono: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 07:53 AM
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Posting Disease

2 post and your judgeing people? really how much useful info have you shared
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 22, 2016, 08:14 AM
I actually like your poke fun attitude most of the time trapper......gives me a giggle sometimes, but maybe sometimes it just drags out a little too long?

I would say that no matter how many posts you have.....copd  is nothing to joke about........lost my mom to it way to early!!

lets all play nice and keep the threads going strong so that MFF and IS continue to be a GREAT resource for us.

I actually still have never actually caught a steelhead, but love this thread anyways......I have buddies in the bay that drive down quite often(I am still the SKUNK-MASTER  ;D ::)

Would love to hook up with you Trapper....maybe for some pannies or stream trout, I pass everything I can on to my 5 yr old boy, but nothing like old school knowledge that can only be given after...say 30 40 50 years!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: UglyStik on Mar 22, 2016, 10:08 AM
Is it possible that back in the day, some of the volunteer stocking help maybe snuck some into the smaller tribs and these have established?

As far as walking on water, wouldn't ice fishing count?  :D :D :D

I hope all fishing picks up soon so the squabbles can stop.

Peace!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 10:44 AM
yep but i am thinkin not anymore.......hope i am wrong

  no I'm the same fishin weather nerd I've always been, guess I'm out of practice at dealing with non stop contradictions, sorry just it takes a lot of time and effort too keep this thread going like I used too, I put my heart and soul into it for nothing in return, just didn't want it too go in the toilet like the Oneida ice shanty thread did this winter, sorry I let my blood pressure get elevated skunk master...  although I don't know what fish in sage creek have too do with the hatchery I'm sorry too hear you got copd trap that's what big don had, sorry too hear that.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 22, 2016, 11:05 AM
no sweat....I ramp up pretty fast sometimes too!   :cursing: :cursing:

really just dont want to lose anybody that actually "gives" to the site....even if they are on completely different sides of the conversation........good healthy debate is where new ideas come from........something every fisherperson could certainly use.

also you know most people come off a little different in person( thats probably bad for me  ;D ::) ) but I would like to meet a bunch of you on the bank or the water( hard or soft) and decide for myself.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: NYDeerslayer on Mar 22, 2016, 11:24 AM
2 post and your judgeing people? really how much useful info have you shared
Funny, the biggest judgmental pr*** on here complaining about someone judging.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 11:52 AM
no sweat....I ramp up pretty fast sometimes too!   :cursing: :cursing:

really just dont want to lose anybody that actually "gives" to the site....even if they are on completely different sides of the conversation........good healthy debate is where new ideas come from........something every fisherperson could certainly use.

also you know most people come off a little different in person( thats probably bad for me  ;D ::) ) but I would like to meet a bunch of you on the bank or the water( hard or soft) and decide for myself.

   I disciplined myself too not take pictures of steelhead 2 yrs ago when the problems began showing up, but fishin has been pretty reasonable last 3 days, I been fishin every day for a couple hours, lots spawning and I been able too get 2-3 hook ups on floats even though its been pretty cold.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: chrony59 on Mar 22, 2016, 12:20 PM
Be on your guard
Stand firm in the faith
Be courageous
Be strong
Do everything in love
you guys should try to live by these words ........................just sayin  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 22, 2016, 12:31 PM
   I disciplined myself too not take pictures of steelhead 2 yrs ago when the problems began showing up, but fishin has been pretty reasonable last 3 days, I been fishin every day for a couple hours, lots spawning and I been able too get 2-3 hook ups on floats even though its been pretty cold.
Good job Snag... After 2 days of zero ,I finally hooked up and had some fun with 1 Sunday after the river lowered.... but it was still a little off colored and coooold. I talked with a good local guide and client at the A Hotel Sunday night and he had his best day in well over a month :5 hooked and 3 landed.

BTW, great job yesterday showing and proving your points.... I bailed out of yesterdays "discussion" , when I saw the way the posts were going....not going to get into it with anybody that uses  general observations, draws personal conclusions and opinions then declares it as fact over solid biological and scientific data from the last 30 plus years on this fishery.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mrp2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 12:31 PM
I managed 2 yesterday and a couple little browns fishing with a friend that came up. My friend brought up a good point not having the the ability to get up to the river a lot. I caught myself calling it an off day and he was excited it was a great day. I think we have been spoiled for  a few years with great runs. Then the die off and some problems with the alewife there is probably definitely lower numbers or weaker runs. But I have noticed it everywhere I have fished. Oswego and some creeks have definitely not had the runs of past years to me. But monkeys are always easier to shoot in a barrel is my take. I like these threads too it gets opinions out and others take on some situations. I don't post a lot but hopefully it doesn't turn into and ice shanty here.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 12:36 PM


  Another thing too remember about this spring season is there was 2 big runs in the creeks this winter, some spawned in january and already left the creeks, had guys 2 fridays ago hit them really well in the cricks in the high water, some got harvested, some probably dropped out already. There was also a very unusual weather event in early february where it went from mid 50's with tons of steel in the tribs to minus 34 degrees where the cricks flash froze, if some died in that event, the spring flood we had 2 weeks ago would of washed away any evidence. So we may be calling it spring, but theres been non stop fish coming and going all winter, so its hard too judge, like in a normal season, what we really got.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wallyworld on Mar 22, 2016, 12:39 PM
Just wondering if it's worth a trip up to the hatchery, is there still activity going on? Thanks.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mrp2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 12:50 PM
I stopped by there yesterday. The spawn house was open when I went and they were taking eggs what the exact hours were I am not 100 percent sure. I think if you call them they have a message on their machine with info.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 01:23 PM
they been taking eggs for like a week now, its got too be close too being over, get up there soon or you'll miss it.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 01:40 PM


Would love to hook up with you Trapper....maybe for some pannies or stream trout, I pass everything I can on to my 5 yr old boy, but nothing like old school knowledge that can only be given after...say 30 40 50 years!


actually I really do have  COPD  it's  no joke  ... and  I'm not afraid too say it because  if  one  kid  doesn't smoke  then it's  not in vien ,I also really  do have  dyslexia ...I say that  because  other people have  it and  are  afraid  to  post things or  write ,I'm not .....  I went off  because   I really believe  every word I said  and  still do ..... I didn't predict anything  other then  every trib in lake onatrio will have  fish in it this fall .... I did not  bend  and records or use  anything to misguide anyone ....I grew up on salmon  river  I helped  stock the  first  fish that returned ....so  after  drifting a  few  billion egg sacks and  flies  I figure I am entitled to MY OPINION .....now I seen more  flip flopping then a  Clinton running for office  .....I am  not  flip flopping ....I  don't believe  salmon and  steelhead are  ingrained  to return to the  exact spot they were  released or  raised!!!  if  the  first was true  they would not run 90% of the  tribs ....pain and  simple  if  they were  instilled  to  return to the hatchery where they where raised  then they would all have  gone  west  to the state  hatchery in western ny (forgot the  name)    before  salmon river hatchery was  built ......  it's  not about  pictures  or  nets or more  people  ...I think  salmon river has less fish  because  there are  less fish  swimming

now  before  anyone  jumps on me  because I  said the  tribs  and  Oswego  had  lots  of  fish ...they do  but  they have  less  area  Oswego  is a  very  short body of water and  most  tribs  are  narrow  with a lot smaller  holes and  holding areas so less area  for  the  fish  to spread out and  hide
 

 I have  nothing agaist  shane ,I disagree with him and  I don't  understand   how  he  predicted  the worse  year  ever  from stocking records  then  denys  it and  says  he's  cleaned more  steelies  then ever before ..... I find  that  a bit confussing  sorry  you  can look back

 now  if  I jumped at  shane   it's  because  I  did offer  MY OPINION  hionest and   fair  and  I was  discussing  with  fred and  snagger  I even  said  snagger had a  interesting point ....which  he does ....  shane   called  me  foolish  and  wanting a  argueement  (I never  said   anything  like   shanes opinions  were foolish or that he wanted a  argueement   .....now  when it  comes  to remarks  like   people  that contribute  and  valued  opinion   that's  cheap shots  and  childish............ bottom line  I'm a  old  man that loves  to  flyfish that's  has  little  to nothing   shane  is  a  guy that has a  old  house  and  he  rents  rooms and  cleans  fish .... neither of  us  are  biologist  nor  rocket scientist  and  we  both love the  river  we  just see things  differently ....  he sees things  his  way and  I see them the  right way  .....that's all
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 01:42 PM
sorry skunk didn't mean to put part of your post in there
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 01:42 PM

  I predicted worse run in 7 yrs not ever, whos bending now Clinton?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 01:45 PM


  I haven't had a cigarette since july 28th myself, still chewing Nicorette gum and a e cig once in a while, hard habit too break.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 01:48 PM
 I predicted worse run in 7 yrs not ever, whos bending now Clinton?


ya  know  people only offer a  olive  branch once
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 01:49 PM

ya  know  people only offer a  olive  branch once

  no idea what that means, but I predicted worse run in 7 yrs, it happened, but I still cleaned more than the 90;s because theres more steelhead then the 90's.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 01:55 PM


  I was on high blood pressure meds for 18 months, since quitting smoking I've been taken off them, but it still rises, so I'm just not gonna argue anymore with you trap,  you believe what you believe I believe what I believe, that's all. but I know you won't let it die that's just the way you are, have a nice day.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 22, 2016, 02:38 PM
Is there any salmon in the river? Lol!  ;D

RG...sounds like a plan! 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 03:19 PM
Is there any salmon in the river? Lol!  ;D

RG...sounds like a plan! 8)

no larry there all down to rice creek they stocked 250 brown trout for the kids to catch but a few  climb down that dam and become returning kings  :rotflol:

and sorry I didn't get out there today  I had a few issues  getting  someones meds
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 03:44 PM

  I haven't had a cigarette since july 28th myself, still chewing Nicorette gum and a e cig once in a while, hard habit too break.

I was fishing with lance and  lost my breath pulling his jon boat  I had to stop and catch my breath ,I tossed the  cigarettes that day never had another ...I never suffered withdrawl either ..... can't say I don't want one but that's not needing one  ....after I quit  I found it hard to walk from warm to cold   next thing your on a inhaler ..... my tip toss the  gum  the smokes and think would you rather have a  smoke  or be able to  go fishing .....  you can quit anyone can. I smoked all 45 years and   tossed a full pack  ..... even with my  problems I feel better  and  between walking and riding my bicycle I  think I have  improved  somewhat ....if you got a  young child really teach them how bad it is .....no matter what side of any disagreement  your on ...no one can tell me a good reason to smoke ...snag you can do it ...my bp actually went up after I quit
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 22, 2016, 04:50 PM
Is there any salmon in the river? Lol!  ;D

RG...sounds like a plan! 8)

I've got a virgin IM-6, 10' 6 wt I built myself a bit ago. Can't thing of a better way to christen it.

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wallyworld on Mar 22, 2016, 04:54 PM
Stick with it Snag.....you can quit. Smoked 30+ years myself.....quit 16 years ago. Not an easy thing, but worth every bit of discomfort. It does get easier, so don't give up. You'll never regret quitting  8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Old Timer on Mar 22, 2016, 05:23 PM
I have never seen a steelhead except on this thread.  I read where they were dieing of some deficiency. I have come to the conclusion those that dont die #1 lose their gps system, #2. Learn to fly over dams, and #3. Develop the ability to become invisible, sometimes for weeks and other times for years.  They sound like a difficultfish to persue..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2016, 06:05 PM
 :rotflol: that was funny
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bart on Mar 22, 2016, 07:16 PM

  I haven't had a cigarette since july 28th myself, still chewing Nicorette gum and a e cig once in a while, hard habit too break.


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 08:16 PM


   I remember when you quit trap, you told me that day we were coho fishin, I've got something wrong with my eyes, had MRI's done on my brain and neck looking for clots or an anurism, had every eye test done known too man, checked for detached retina macular degeneration, everything... its some sort of blood problem I see bursting vessles in my vision and floaters, can't be out in strong sun at all... its been slowly getting worse for 3-4 yrs, so I quit smoking, my blood pressure went up too at first, now its down, Ice seasons over , so back too getting tests done too see whats wrong.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 22, 2016, 08:22 PM



  Got a hot tip from KC tonight so I snuck out last hour or so, ended up getting 4 nice steelhead on beads and floats, but everyone came un buttoned. fun evening, kind of evening you live for.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Mar 22, 2016, 10:57 PM


  Got a hot tip from KC tonight so I snuck out last hour or so, ended up getting 4 nice steelhead on beads and floats, but everyone came un buttoned. fun evening, kind of evening you live for.
BINGO!!  :w00t:  😜
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 03:55 AM
first 2 weeks I quit I felt good then I started feeling congestion in my chest and not being able to breath out .....now this  has gotten better  but now I have to carry a inhaler  and I have to use my head a little bit (which we all hate to do)  my BP like I said  went up  mine  has  to be  controlled with medication .....but I still feel better  not  smoking ,if you smoke ,and yes I believe it's a free country but don't be a knucklehead ...quit   if you got children  your not just hurting you you are hurting them ...they learn from you ....quit ! if you love to fish  and hunt or trap like I do ....nothing  is worse then having to slow  down to  catch my breath and  missing  doing what I love ...quit .....

I been sneaking  to one on my little tribs ...fish are there  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 23, 2016, 05:10 AM
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Posting Disease


not joking about copd.........this is the post i was referenceing.........trapp......and maybe you know this guy but with 3 posts I guessed not?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 05:22 AM

not joking about copd.........this is the post i was referenceing.........trapp......and maybe you know this guy but with 3 posts I guessed not?

I have no idea  who he is but I think like bad pennys some  people return also....  the good news I'm finishing this coffee  then going fishing  ;D........I got a few wolly buggers I just did up now if I can't find a steelie that wants one real quick I bet I can a crappie
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 10:21 AM
oh now stop that  you'll hurt my internet feelings    :rotflol:  someone else called me a troll  and I don't even know what that means .......on the past calling names was so much more original and colorful  ;D


no steel for me today but I hit a few spots  for crappies  and  I scored nothing be after perch after lunch
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 23, 2016, 10:24 AM
oh now stop that  you'll hurt my internet feelings    :rotflol:  someone else called me a troll  and I don't even know what that means .......on the past calling names was so much more original and colorful  ;D


no steel for me today but I hit a few spots  for crappies  and  I scored nothing be after perch after lunch

Wow....you are lucky I only have 1 feeling  ;D ;D :-*
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 10:29 AM
Wow....you are lucky I only have 1 feeling  ;D ;D :-*

lolllllll wise guy
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 23, 2016, 12:01 PM
  although I don't know what fish in sage creek have too do with the hatchery

OK, take this for what it's worth. I don't know Sage Creek, or if it has been stocked but I do know that stocked fish will sometimes stray and end up in another river from where they were originally stocked. Probably the best example of this is The Grand River in Ontario. It runs into Lake Erie and has never been stocked with steelhead. Over the years strays from the US side have run up the river and now there is a very nice run of steelhead there due to these strays and now natural reproduction.

No matter how the smolts are imprinted on their stocked stream a small percentage will stray and end up in other rivers and creeks. If lucky a self sustaining and viable fishery can be created by these strays. The same goes with the sammins as there are plenty of US fish caught on the Canadian side of the GL's. ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 12:44 PM
drifter in return we have caught many fish with Canadian fin clips in the past but and this is "MY OPINION" I still think natural reproduction of the "salmon" is  over rated ...reason I say this is two reasons first  ....1967 was not the first attempt to stock Chinooks in lake Ontario in the 50's a attempt was made to stock salmon  and lake trout due to the lamprey  population this  didn't work well and no natural spawning occurred in 1968 cohos were introduced then Chinooks in 1969 ...I caught my first stream caught  salmon in little salmon river oct 1971 with a bullhead rod and  tribal hook  it was in littlesalmon fiver off ladd road  below what is now jelly stone park I got 2 that day with my brothers and dad ...what made this day special wasn't my first salmon  but it was the last time we all fished together ( sorry personal history) ....later in the 70's we had the great mercury and mirex in salmon scare , those of you that don't recall  stocking was cut to nothing  and fisherman were actually given 3 metal tags to tag trophy fish the state warned eat none! this ban didn't work and was lifted soon after however the damage was done few years later with such low stockings the returns were the worse  I ever recall  remember in those days we  drove the holes and force fish out to waiting snaggers ....you were lucky to see a couple fish a day .............. now no on has to agree with anything I say and most don't  my opinions are formed from what I seen of 49 years of this fishery most of the biologist  that make statements where not even alive when the stocking stopped then ...... since we have had directors  that  wanted to take that  natural reproduction route  in the  end it always goes back to lake Ontario salmon and trout are a put and take fishery .............I personally don't find  put and take as dirty words ...... I like it as matter of fact
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: NY_slay_team on Mar 23, 2016, 01:18 PM
If the Salmon River was patrolled during Steelhead season (Like It Should Be) DEC would run out of ticket books. I throw up every time I watch some stooge perform his blind hookset 500 times with 6 feet of 1x fluro tipit using a size 32 nympth, lol
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 23, 2016, 05:09 PM
seeing there are only 6 dec officers in Oswego county and 3 in Jefferson county ,I think they do a pretty good job .....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 24, 2016, 08:21 PM


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Mar 24, 2016, 08:28 PM
Looks like a great day, congratulations!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mrp2000 on Mar 24, 2016, 09:02 PM
Nice fish.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Mar 25, 2016, 12:24 AM
If natural reproduction of salmonid species doesn't occur in great lakes tribs, how would one account for the small number of coho salmon and the occasional king even (I can personally attest to a few Kings being caught in Buffalo Creek within the last 3-5 years) in Erie tribs when, as far as I know there hasn't been any salmon stocking in Erie in years, at least stateside.  How do these fish show up then year after year if there truly was 0 natural reproduction?  I'm not trying to say that there is enough to sustain the sport fishery at all, but there is a very small percentage of natural reproduction occurring.  So, of the fish that are stocked, Shane is correct, a very large portion return to the Salmon River and the hatchery where they were raised from, however not every single last stocked fish is going to make it back there, its just not possible, so some do take the easy route and enter smaller streams and creeks, like trapper is saying.  Erie is another great example of this, Ohio and PA both stopped their salmon stocking programs because a large portion of tagged salmon were being caught in NY streams so why should OH and PA supply NY waters with fish and they stopped.  So, this small portion of stocked fish plus the very small percentage of natural reproduction that is occurring (especially on small streams that don't get the pressure and it allows the fish to spawn in peace) is what keeps these small, technically unstocked Ontario streams, with runs of fish each year.  Gotta remember the size of the runs are relative to the size of the stream/river.  500 fish in a tiny little stream that is never fished by anyone but you trap may seem like a good amount of fish every year but put that same 500 fish run in the Salmon River and it looks dismal.  The point I'm trying to get at is both parties are somewhat right, yes not every single solitary salmonid returns to its natal waters, but its a proven scientific fact that most (something like 90-95%) make it back to their place of origin.   And as for the fish that are dumped off the barge, correct me if I'm wrong but are those not usually the fish that were from the pens, which are held in harbors (we have a couple in Olcott) and then dragged out to the lake once they have imprinted in order to add to runs in those waterways?  So although yes they are dumped into the middle of the lake they have been artificially imprinted through pen rearing by the DEC and then in fact would not spawn and die out in the middle of the lake but in the waterway that the pens were held in.  Again, I could be wrong on that fact, I'm not sure but that was my impression.  As for attacking Snag for posting false or misleading info to advertise his livelihood I find that to be completely false.  His info is usually spot on and based on his or his clients outcomes on the river.  Honestly, if anyone on here has a vested interest in keeping info a little more hush hush its Shane and the few other people that run businesses along the river.  By Shane putting up info on this vast thing called the internet he's basically advertising to the whole world you can come to the river and catch fish, but he stands the risk of creating a heard of people up and down the river, killing the fishing for his paying clients.  If his posts which in my opinion help the vast majority of us more than it hurts in turn helps him generate another client or 2 then more power to him it's a small return for as much as he contributes to this thread, I'm sorry if you don't see it the same but you don't really need this fishery to put a paycheck in your pocket and food on your table.  I sent a pm to my father back in the beginning of salmon season because he gave Shane a bit of grief about how many pictures of dirty old salmon he puts up, a lot of which aren't even his, they are just nice fish that come through his station a lot of times.  A little kidding between friends on the board is one thing but its a totally different thing to attack a man's livelihood, that's not right.  Rant over
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 25, 2016, 04:23 AM
jeffman  again we are talking opinions!  I want you to keep that in mind ok ............. you have yours I have mine..... first read back a few of my post. I state I have caught salmon in creeks all the way up to phoenix ny ....in order to get there they travel threw  6 sets of locks ......last I knew the niagra  had locks! doesn't lake Huron flow into Erie?????  didn't the goby  rudd  and zebra mussel spread threw this same system ????  I don't believe natural reproduction could ever substain a population of pacific salmon in the great lakes ,neither does the state.....


I have posted pictures of barge stocking  some were pen fish I think but what I witnessed was stocking trucks on the barge  going out....it's interesting to watch....

again why doesn't 90 to 95 % of the pen raised fish return to the pen nursery and drop their eggs????.....

I just think different then you guys ...I don't believe in big foot , nor the loc ness monster ,nor alantis ,and I sure don't believe that salmon can naturally reproduce  in any numbers in the great lakes ......  I don't believe they always return to the same creeks  with a 6 since and built in GPS ....and I believe there was only one shooter in the JFK shooting ..... sorry


here is the best part Jeff you can have a totally different opinion then mine and it won't affect how many fish we catch today ...... fish on my friend  

and Jeff as far as Shane and myself we are friends we will fish again and Shane  can defend himself without your help .....disagreement  been over for days why are you getting involved ...go fishing have fun life is short .... Snagger  and I are  going too.........now enough said lets all behave and not get this tread in trouble ....nice fish guys
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Mar 25, 2016, 05:20 AM
as rg would say........oye  ::)


we are talking about half dead mud sharks and and a bunch of put and take trout that people floss all day long

can we please just let it go so we can continue to see the cool pics of the salmon river etc.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 25, 2016, 05:28 AM
shaddap and go fishing.

There.  That's my opinion.


 ;D

Browns Sunday Jeff.   But where do they spawn?  Who cares.  They look pretty and fight really well.
Maybe I'll even take a video of you catching one on my new GoPro.

Now, I'm going back to bed seeing that my coughing fit is almost over.  Gnight.   :sleep1:

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: coachwarner on Mar 25, 2016, 09:13 AM

  few pics from last couple days.

Nice fish! :clapping: Were those caught in Sage creek?  :w00t: ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 25, 2016, 09:28 AM
Nice fish! :clapping: Were those caught in Sage creek?  :w00t: ;D
I'm thinking it might be little alder  :o
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: perchgypsy on Mar 25, 2016, 09:36 AM
Coach and filet...or bigspoon and littlespoon😂😂😂
nice fish pics I have grown up middle of oneida and Salmon river and never once attempted to catch a steelhead...after seeing these pics
guess it's time to catch one or five...just hate crowds main reason I've stayed away
just out of high school I did land surveying and did some work along the river and watched the crowds and said not for me...but I'm thinking
one time landing one of these steelhead be on a bucket list
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 25, 2016, 09:52 AM

 PG lots of other places to fish , the salmon and Oswego aren't the only places to try but there are miles of the salmon river to fish and with a little walking you can fish some unoccupied water
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 25, 2016, 09:58 AM
Perch gypsy PM sent
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Mar 25, 2016, 11:47 AM
Coach and filet...or bigspoon and littlespoon😂😂😂
nice fish pics I have grown up middle of oneida and Salmon river and never once attempted to catch a steelhead...after seeing these pics
guess it's time to catch one or five...just hate crowds main reason I've stayed away
just out of high school I did land surveying and did some work along the river and watched the crowds and said not for me...but I'm thinking
one time landing one of these steelhead be on a bucket list


We fish the SR  Tuesday. Went 7 for 7 and Had 1 person fish within a hundred yds of us all day
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 25, 2016, 12:46 PM
river isn't crowded right  now at all , you should go  and have  fun  and  couch sage  creek is  full of  fish   you  just have  to know people to  fish it 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 25, 2016, 02:59 PM
Nice fish everyone. Weekdays are a better time to fish the SR, or anyplace for sure.... but today was pretty busy in spots because it is a long week-end.
Got 3 Steelhead this morning on what seemed like a tough bite. The first boat that came down and asked how I was doing, I told him I just nailed one. They immediately dropped their anchor and started fishin my water for 15 minutes before moving on. Another boat saw me fighting a fish and anchored within 2 rod lengths of me and started fishing my water also. I am not saying everyone is like that, but I found a few "bad apples" today.  I could have walked up or downriver and had plenty of elbow room, but It is still a little tough wading with the ice cold water. and I was In that spot first. 
Beads took the bites on floats....left a little early cause my feet were frozen ! Here is one pic from this morning

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Here is a pic I took recently of a steelhead some "sportsman" hauled up to the parking area , but did not want to put it in his fancy SUV I guess. It was left for the buzzards to eat.
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Mar 25, 2016, 03:18 PM
Thanks Choo Choo, I was wondering where I left him.  :D :D  Nice job BTW

Years ago I was up with a buddy and when we got back to the parking lot, there was a steely in the snowbank. My buddy looked him over and threw him in the back of the truck. Didn't want to waste him.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 25, 2016, 04:31 PM
hard for  me to understand  why any  steelhead fisherman  would  do that ....I  hope  it  was  some  kind of  accident and  not intentional
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 25, 2016, 05:21 PM
hard for  me to understand  why any  steelhead fisherman  would  do that ....I  hope  it  was  some  kind of  accident and  not intentional
  I hear ya trap...kinda broke my heart when I saw it laying there at the parking lot .  :cursing:

Thanks Choo Choo, I was wondering where I left him.  :D :D  Nice job BTW

Years ago I was up with a buddy and when we got back to the parking lot, there was a steely in the snowbank. My buddy looked him over and threw him in the back of the truck. Didn't want to waste him.
Good One kc :rotflol:

Great job by you and kowboy on the fish earlier this week :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Chowdaire on Mar 25, 2016, 06:55 PM
Nice fish, choo choo.

I caught my first steelhead in December, followed by quite a few more, but still haven't gotten one on a float. Looks like fun.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 25, 2016, 08:53 PM

Nice fish choo
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 25, 2016, 10:04 PM
yup
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 25, 2016, 10:21 PM
Nice fish, choo choo.

I caught my first steelhead in December, followed by quite a few more, but still haven't gotten one on a float. Looks like fun.
Thanks chowdaire, I wasn't on this site much after Early November , but a belated congrats to you on your first steelhead.

Float fishing is a lot of fun and despite what some people might say, it is a real  challenge with a 99 % fair ,/real take, hook up ratio. I have to thank Snagger for  getting me started and setting me up a few years ago with the right gear, and showing me the correct shot patterns for different water, main line and shot line  dual swivel placement , leader lengths, hook choices, float shapes and weights  and float adjustment for different water, bead placement, hand checking & hand braking for drag when fighting fish due to dragless pin reels ,and most of all he gave me free casting lessons in his yard! What more can I say, if anyone wants to learn center pin or spin float fishing, just go see Shane, end of story!
 I've still got a long way to go, but I would have never got this far without his expertise .

Thanks Fred f&r..& attack
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Mar 26, 2016, 12:18 PM
We saw the same thing last fall at the small train track parking spot by Fulton.   Some genius lopped the head off of what had to be a 12+ lb steelhead and put in on top of the concrete barrier.  I thought maybe they just cut the head off to clean it but the rest of the fish was laying there on the ground, no filets removed.  I could care less if guys keep a legal limit, I don't even care if they clean their fish and toss the carcass in the woods the birds and coyotes gotta eat too.  But to carry this nice size fish all the way back to your car just to cut the head off and leave it all in the lot is so messed up to me.  Takes a special kind of moron in my book to carry a 10-12 lb fish all the way back to your car for no apparent reason.  Only thing I can think of was some savage took it to strip the eggs with no intentions of keeping the fish.  Makes me sick
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Mar 26, 2016, 12:23 PM
Side note for all the bead fisherman.  Anyone have any luck using the newer soft egg imitations?   Steelhead stalkers makes a good one I've heard, I tried the pro-roe by lick 'em lures this past fall with no success but really never tried them as much as I probably should have.  Always tied them up too, never tried them as a single egg immitation.   Just wondered if anyone tried them with any success yet. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 26, 2016, 02:07 PM
gel eggs work well.........ya know  glue fly works well too it's not as soft as a gel egg but softer then a bead
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Mar 26, 2016, 07:03 PM
only 1 steelhead today 28 inch
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 29, 2016, 10:54 AM



  Been fishing the River every day for a couple hours, besides the crowds on Saturday, fishin has been descent, good mixture of fresh fish and droppies, even seen a few more big browns landed in my travels, cold weather and the lower waters are trying too extend this season into April ,it could of of been over by now after the warm winter we just had. Were getting lucky with this nice cooler weather.  Heres a few more pics from last few days.



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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 29, 2016, 06:41 PM



             Dropback bite was pretty good for the boys today, lots of action, almost as good as last thursday....




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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 29, 2016, 06:43 PM



   Where you been deadeyes?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Mar 29, 2016, 10:09 PM
I been working and waitin for eye season to open. Looks like you guys been doin good on the steel! Nice pics brotha
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mrp2000 on Mar 30, 2016, 07:35 PM
Nice fish. I am hoping to get one last day in on the river Monday.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SNAGGER on Mar 31, 2016, 01:48 PM
I been working and waitin for eye season to open. Looks like you guys been doin good on the steel! Nice pics brotha

  remember this day homie.?


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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 31, 2016, 05:11 PM
2 Fish Slayers right there...nice picture.

Nice steel too...any chance they will still be in the river  in late April ?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Mar 31, 2016, 06:11 PM
there were a couple there today Steve. I went 2 for 5. Got my first one on centerpin and it came on a bead I made last night. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: choo choo on Mar 31, 2016, 06:48 PM
there were a couple there today Steve. I went 2 for 5. Got my first one on centerpin and it came on a bead I made last night. 
Nice job kc ! :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Mar 31, 2016, 07:01 PM
  remember this day homie.?


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Yes sir! I should get up there to hit the river with ya!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Apr 04, 2016, 03:50 AM
hit the river yesterday got 28 inch steel
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 04, 2016, 11:47 AM
Went out for a few hours this morning. Started off at Pineville not even a take there. So I  moved down river a few times from then when my friend didn't show. It was a good day only one drop back hen. But 3 browns and I lost my biggest brown I have ever hooked in the salmon river. I will blame it on cold hands. now there is a nice raven float in the tree behind where I was standing to mark my spot. I had a couple I missed not bad for a few hours fishing.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Apr 16, 2016, 06:50 AM
Fished Thursday morning in lower river, lots of people out.  Fish are getting shiny, but i only got two in four hours.  Still nice to have the sun on my face and feel the pull of the steelhead.  Probably going to be a zoo this weekend...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Apr 18, 2016, 08:30 AM
Good to meet you snagger, nice accomidations over there!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Tuna Meltdown on Apr 19, 2016, 07:01 AM
I found a few steelhead in the Pineville area on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.  All nice females.  Didn't see a male landed all weekend?
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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 19, 2016, 07:07 AM
very  nice  tuna ^5
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Apr 23, 2016, 04:46 PM
Nice healthy looking fish!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 23, 2016, 07:02 PM

On my way home took a quick run along the river lots of fishermen steel heading today
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2016, 05:10 AM
give it a few weeks or so and the bronze babys will be taking over
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Post by: Gremlin on Apr 24, 2016, 08:59 AM
 Hey Trap, gonna give it a try this year. How far up river do the small mouths make it? do they run the whole river or just the bottom half? Thanks
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2016, 09:41 AM
well I can swear to it that a few make it to the sportsman hole  lol ......

smallmouths are born with a  homeing instinct so they run the same rivers  they were born ...... :rotflol:  theres been studies you know
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Post by: Mrp2000 on Apr 24, 2016, 03:25 PM
I have also caught them throughout most of the river. Some spots are better than others as always. But it is one of my favorite things to do during the summer too. Just need some wading shoes a fly rod and a day off work and the rivers is yours to explore.
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Post by: rakerdave on Apr 24, 2016, 03:53 PM
Nice fish tuna meltdown
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Post by: fishinfred on Jun 22, 2016, 03:25 PM
Hi there.  It kills me that this thread is dead, so I thought I would ask the question.  Who caught a Steelhead in the Salmon River last.  In other words what was the last time you caught a stealhead on the Salmon?  I caught a couple on May 25th, who can beat that (perfect opening for you Snagger)?
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Post by: kc on Jun 23, 2016, 08:56 AM

 The last day I caught a couple of steelhead on the Salmon River was the same day (late April I think) I got a speeding ticket on the way home. Haven't been back since.
First one ever and I have been driving 50 plus years.

 I will be back in the fall though. It will just take me a little longer. No more speeding for me.
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Post by: KingPerch on Jun 23, 2016, 08:52 PM
Float rods with crayfish under a float won't work for smallies on the river! :whistling:
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 24, 2016, 06:19 AM
Float rods with crayfish under a float won't work for smallies on the river! :whistling:
Neither will Prichards baits new hellgrimite  ::) ::) :whistling: :afro:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 24, 2016, 07:04 AM
KP  try this  ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ftrapper2000%2Funtitledcrawfish1_zpsbnaa07wu.png&hash=d29f59e0daec4b56e6d1b087444c789e)
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Post by: KingPerch on Jun 24, 2016, 07:18 AM
Hmmm..... :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

Your motor will be done this weekend. I'll call you when it's ready! 8)
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Post by: KingPerch on Jun 24, 2016, 07:19 AM
Neither will Prichards baits new hellgrimite  ::) ::) :whistling: :afro:
Perch don't like 'em either!😝😎
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jun 24, 2016, 07:24 AM
KP take  your  time   buddy  no hurry I  been playing in the  kayak  ;D
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Post by: fishinfred on Aug 16, 2016, 05:28 PM
Hello out there fishermen!  This thread has been dead.  When I first moved to Pulaski in 2001 the salmon had already been in by this time for a week!  Prior to that I can remember catching limits of salmon before Labor Day.  What's the earliest any of you has caught a salmon in the river?
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Post by: BiteMe on Aug 16, 2016, 10:33 PM
I remember 1 year in the 80s, opening day of snagging, 8/15 and the Tressle Pool was loaded with salmon.  ???
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Post by: SPN on Aug 17, 2016, 11:18 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi28.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc241%2FSPN15%2F11-D76089D3-3090130-960-100_zpswvjpsqfh.jpg&hash=e35c2b263bb3469d70092fb9103561c8) (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/SPN15/media/11-D76089D3-3090130-960-100_zpswvjpsqfh.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi28.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc241%2FSPN15%2F11-D76EA154-3482653-960-100_zpsusnhodzl.jpg&hash=8c399e1c0cdbc4f9c8e9c7d4a7c1479f) (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/SPN15/media/11-D76EA154-3482653-960-100_zpsusnhodzl.jpg.html)

4 years ago Friday August 17th.........I think we landed around 7....Hooked a bunch
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 17, 2016, 04:10 PM
Snagger may not be fishing much but he sure is making a lot of local, and national weather news ,with his storm chasing....     ;D ;D
He got a great video last night of the storm coming through with a large rotation in it...
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Post by: fishinfred on Aug 18, 2016, 04:17 PM
My earliest fish on the Salmon was on August 10Th, 2001 on the estuary below the 103 bridge.  I was surprised to see a pod of fish swimming below the bridge.  Got a feeling it will take the extra water of Labor Day to get them moving this year.  Based on what the boats are doing, I am not expecting a good year, but hope springs eternal...
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 18, 2016, 08:06 PM
I got clips from the news paper with some buds, 1 was August 7 in 1978 and another posted in the paper aug 17 , 1981 so I believe they were caught a few days before , taken from the willow tree hole (Barclays)to the staircase
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Post by: finsntins on Aug 19, 2016, 05:46 AM
they have not even showed up in the lake yet,last year was bad,this year was way worse!!!!!so far.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 19, 2016, 07:08 AM
Let see not to long ago guys were catching fair numbers of them in the eastern basin
Pull up the Lake Ontario page and read some of those reports , this may help 
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 19, 2016, 09:00 PM
There's a few around.

26#
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1322.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu567%2Fbobchow%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fimage_zpssnjx6xvn.jpeg&hash=bf59ff788cb0b0f5a89ee0513dd1d1d6) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/bobchow/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpssnjx6xvn.jpeg.html)

23#
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1322.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu567%2Fbobchow%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fimage_zpsoxejoj9y.jpeg&hash=6cd570dbb37228d014c8ef8b2cf063a9) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/bobchow/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsoxejoj9y.jpeg.html)

Also hit a 22 as the sun went down but no pic.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 20, 2016, 12:57 AM

Great job Chwdaire , nice and healthy looking
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Post by: reeleyz on Aug 20, 2016, 12:40 PM
Nice job chow!
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Post by: SPN on Aug 21, 2016, 08:16 AM
Nice job Chow!!!  rain today might be enough to start a few fish moving??
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 21, 2016, 10:28 AM
Nice job chow.  Bigredfishing and I gave it a really good go yesterday and got the skunk! 
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 21, 2016, 12:06 PM
Thanks. Got a couple more the same size in the first hour Saturday morning then it died for me. I don't know much about these salmon and what will get them moving but I can tell you I never saw a screen so loaded with fish as I saw out there Friday night. Almost as many fish as there were boats chasing them on Saturday.
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Post by: sportsmenoftheyear on Aug 21, 2016, 12:34 PM
u were lucky to get that salmon in ur clip from fly to the spin doctor is open!! those new clips suk on the spin doctors not wide enough to move around
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Post by: fishinfred on Aug 21, 2016, 01:20 PM
How far out were they? Can't wait until they reach the river...
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Post by: Huntny30 on Aug 21, 2016, 03:53 PM
Nice job Chow!  I have been out and not done well...broke off one fish that was pretty disappointing, I must have had a nick in the line somewhere...I agree I marked piles of big fish everywhere but I couldn't find any cold water.  You did well! I also found a fray on both my down rigger cables...I'm glad they didn't break off, I had to cut them above and re-terminate...I stopped at Woody's and bought a couple new weapons, I should be ready to go for next time...
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 21, 2016, 05:21 PM
u were lucky to get that salmon in ur clip from fly to the spin doctor is open!! those new clips suk on the spin doctors not wide enough to move around

Wow. You got zoomed in on that. Good eye. Not sure when it opened but luckily I saw it and closed it before sending it back out.

Fish are out from probably 100-200fow. Wouldn't think it'll take en long to run the 3 miles to the rivers once they're ready.

Thanks, hunt. Fish were picky. All at the same depth with basically the same setup. Dragged a bunch of other stuff around and nothing else moved.
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Post by: Huntny30 on Aug 21, 2016, 06:53 PM
Chowdaire your In Box is full!
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 21, 2016, 07:10 PM
Chowdaire your In Box is full!

All better now.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 22, 2016, 06:48 AM
if that rain  raised that water I'd be looking
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Post by: pieman1998 on Aug 22, 2016, 07:26 AM
can't wait for the steelhead . not looking for salmon.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 22, 2016, 07:43 AM

Think your right Trapp
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Post by: reeleyz on Aug 22, 2016, 09:49 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if some moved in. I would rather have them stack up in the lake for a while longer though.  :evil:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 22, 2016, 10:02 AM

It is really fun to have them  hit flat lining
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 22, 2016, 12:55 PM
It is really fun to have them  hit flat lining

That's how I first started fishing them last year. Flat lining with my walleye rods in 15fow. The first one hit and I couldn't believe it. Just full speed in the other direction, and the boat was barely moving forward so my jaw dropped when I heard that drag screaming.

Can't wait to do it again, although I'll use some heavier gear this year. I've got my braid dipsy rods and just bought upgraded hooks and split rings. They mangled the heck out of standard gear last year. Broke a couple of plugs in half too.

All worth it though.
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Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 22, 2016, 02:14 PM
That's how I first started fishing them last year. Flat lining with my walleye rods in 15fow. The first one hit and I couldn't believe it. Just full speed in the other direction, and the boat was barely moving forward so my jaw dropped when I heard that drag screaming.

Can't wait to do it again, although I'll use some heavier gear this year. I've got my braid dipsy rods and just bought upgraded hooks and split rings. They mangled the heck out of standard gear last year. Broke a couple of plugs in half too.

All worth it though.
That sounds like a blast Chow!!  I might just have to try it
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Post by: SPN on Aug 22, 2016, 02:33 PM
That sounds like a blast Chow!!  I might just have to try it

X2!!! 
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 23, 2016, 08:57 AM
It is really fun to have them  hit flat lining

When do they start getting that shallow, the dipsy rigs are fun but I would love to nail some flatlining!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 23, 2016, 09:07 AM
When you start seeing them Hitting the river,then you know there are some around the mouth or the guys start posting their results , keep an eye on this thread  , I'll tell ya , you will never forget the strike , if they are good ones it can be a struggle getting the rod out of the holder at times , we use to do our best on J-plugs , the good ol silver bullet , but there are other choices , trust me it's a hoot
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 23, 2016, 10:03 AM
When you start seeing them Hitting the river,then you know there are some around the mouth or the guys start posting their results , keep an eye on this thread  , I'll tell ya , you will never forget the strike , if they are good ones it can be a struggle getting the rod out of the holder at times , we use to do our best on J-plugs , the good ol silver bullet , but there are other choices , trust me it's a hoot

Oh I do trust you, I plug for stripers alot but this sounds like it will get the blood boiling.  Thanks much for the info!  I habe the right boat 19'6 alumacraft but I have yet to "rigger" it up so to speak so its dipsys and flatlining for me.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 23, 2016, 10:40 AM

I'll tell snag he needs to start reporting on here besides his FB page ,these days  the eyes take up most of my fall , we all have our hang ups ,  ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 23, 2016, 07:10 PM
Freddie  remember the  silver  bullet j plugs  you  droped  the  glow stick in !  those  were my favorite ....
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 23, 2016, 07:56 PM
I'll tell snag he needs to start reporting on here besides his FB page ,these days  the eyes take up most of my fall , we all have our hang ups ,  ;D

Dont blame you.  Bigredfishing was nice enough to get me addicted to those fish too.  Too many species, too little time!
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Post by: bigredfishing on Aug 24, 2016, 08:30 AM
George O'Brien reported catching his first salmon of the year in the river this morning.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 24, 2016, 09:34 AM

Cool ,so now it begins
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Post by: SPN on Aug 24, 2016, 10:08 AM
It's on!!!  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 24, 2016, 10:40 AM
Freddie  remember the  silver  bullet j plugs  you  droped  the  glow stick in !  those  were my favorite ....
Yes sir ,
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 24, 2016, 04:25 PM
I knew  that rain would  get a  few  up the  river  I heard  a  few  caught in Oswego too
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 24, 2016, 07:06 PM
Freddie, you up for some shark fishing?😈
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 24, 2016, 07:33 PM

I think maybe next week
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 25, 2016, 06:27 AM
I don't know  guys I  heard those  king salmon don't hit  but I hear some  guys   can drift a  line into their mouths  lift straight up and  a perfect legal hook up  happens!!!!  i'm just wondering if theres any truth to this rumor
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Aug 25, 2016, 06:29 AM
I don't know  guys I  heard those  king salmon don't hit  but I hear some  guys   can drift a  line into their mouths  lift straight up and  a perfect legal hook up  happens!!!!  i'm just wondering if theres any truth to this rumor
Is that what is referred to as "flossing"?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 25, 2016, 06:33 AM
Is that what is referred to as "flossing"?

I'm not  sure  about the terminology  ;D
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Post by: tree-on on Aug 25, 2016, 10:16 AM
Last time I was up I noticed a lot of kings attack flies with their dorsal fin or tail before eating. Must be trying to stun them first.  ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 25, 2016, 12:23 PM
some things never change  ....have  fun  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: SPN on Aug 25, 2016, 12:52 PM
I don't know  guys I  heard those  king salmon don't hit  but I hear some  guys   can drift a  line into their mouths  lift straight up and  a perfect legal hook up  happens!!!!  i'm just wondering if theres any truth to this rumor


the ones I hook in the mouth i call Biters!!   ;D :whistling:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 25, 2016, 01:31 PM
me too
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 25, 2016, 05:56 PM

All I know is if they are fair caught you can keep and foul hooked ones get released
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Aug 25, 2016, 06:03 PM
Is "flossing" a form of "fishing"?

(https://i0.wp.com/fishwithjd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Flossed-Salmon.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=590%2C422&ssl=1)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 25, 2016, 06:24 PM

I didn't know they liked mint thanks for the info
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 25, 2016, 06:43 PM
Your killing me FFP....... :rotflol:
But I find myself using this very affective method (flossing) at least once a year...     ;)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 25, 2016, 06:44 PM
And they like yellow line....................... ::)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 25, 2016, 06:44 PM
FFP  that  cracked  me  up  man  ...thank you
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Post by: neilc on Aug 25, 2016, 08:04 PM
come on guys,
gonna start this again?

some of em bite so hard it pops out their arse.
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 25, 2016, 08:11 PM
Sharks love mint!
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Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 25, 2016, 08:27 PM
Just went to rite aid in Pulaski and they were all out of mint floss  ???
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 25, 2016, 08:30 PM
I don't know  guys I  heard those  king salmon don't hit  but I hear some  guys   can drift a  line into their mouths  lift straight up and  a perfect legal hook up  happens!!!!  i'm just wondering if theres any truth to this rumor
nah! 😄
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Post by: reeleyz on Aug 25, 2016, 09:05 PM
Got out for a few hours with my mom tonight and went 1/1. Not a big one but perfect size for the smoker.

This one did not require any floss.  ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi808.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz8%2Fbschantz%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_2729_zpszbv8gzdf.jpg&hash=ae52e16c1168a769fac62b35165698f7) (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/bschantz/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2729_zpszbv8gzdf.jpg.html)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 25, 2016, 10:09 PM
Nice Bruce!

 Walked the river from the Black hole to the Staricase and didn't see a fish, but I did manage to break my pole when my sinker struck my rod getting a snag out of a tree. Surprised we didn't run into a pod of 50 on the way back actually. Stopped in and shot the nuts with Shane and he told me there was a 1 year warranty on the rod, so I took it to Pineville sport shop and even though it is a company warranty they did me good and replaced the top of my rod free. Great customer service gets repeat customers. Great shop friendly staff and everything you need to fish the river.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 26, 2016, 05:14 AM
Nice job, Bruce! Looks like a perfect afternoon.

Probably going to be a busy weekend out there.
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 26, 2016, 05:53 AM
Got out for a few hours with my mom tonight and went 1/1. Not a big one but perfect size for the smoker.

This one did not require any floss.  ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi808.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz8%2Fbschantz%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_2729_zpszbv8gzdf.jpg&hash=ae52e16c1168a769fac62b35165698f7) (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/bschantz/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2729_zpszbv8gzdf.jpg.html)
Very nice Bruce! You get that one on topwater?  ;D
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 26, 2016, 05:55 AM
SALMON LIVES MATTER!😨
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 26, 2016, 06:28 AM
even your  dentist will tell you ,you need to floss!!!!
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Post by: reeleyz on Aug 26, 2016, 07:09 AM
Nice job, Bruce! Looks like a perfect afternoon.

Probably going to be a busy weekend out there.

Thanks. The weather was perfect.

It will be busy this weekend for sure but the fishing should be good. I hope you hammer them!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 26, 2016, 07:10 AM
Nice fish Bruce , it's not always about the biggest , your right just right for the smoker
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Post by: Huntny30 on Aug 26, 2016, 07:33 AM
Nice Bruce!  Attempted to go out this morning, the launch was packed with boats...none in which were headed out.  Some good swells from the storms last night with a good chop building on top with the solid NW wind...went to breakfast and back home...another attempt tomorrow...the weather should be good...the lake will be a war zone....
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Post by: reeleyz on Aug 26, 2016, 08:16 AM
That my first salmon trip in a few years!

Good luck this weekend. It should be good. I am hoping to get out one more time before the end.
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 26, 2016, 08:45 AM
That my first salmon trip in a few years!

Good luck this weekend. It should be good. I am hoping to get out one more time before the end.

Congrats!  I am looking to scratch that off the list, possibly next Tuesday...shame it comes with a 8 hr round trip of driving or I'd be out there all the time!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 26, 2016, 05:16 PM
 reeleyz  sure  wish I  could  go  fishing  with my  mom or  pops  one  more  time  ....  thanks  for  sharing   buddy  ......  and  bye  the  way  that  fish  will be  a  trophy  when  you look  back  some  day .....I enjoyed  the  trip  down  memory lane   :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
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Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 26, 2016, 05:54 PM
Nice job Bruce!
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Post by: reeleyz on Aug 26, 2016, 08:05 PM
Thanks guys.

Thanks for the kind words trapper. We have a lot of fun fishing and hunting together.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: greenhornet73 on Aug 27, 2016, 08:26 PM
Nice Bruce!

 Walked the river from the Black hole to the Staricase and didn't see a fish, but I did manage to break my pole when my sinker struck my rod getting a snag out of a tree. Surprised we didn't run into a pod of 50 on the way back actually. Stopped in and shot the nuts with Shane and he told me there was a 1 year warranty on the rod, so I took it to Pineville sport shop and even though it is a company warranty they did me good and replaced the top of my rod free. Great customer service gets repeat customers. Great shop friendly staff and everything you need to fish the river.

Pineville Sports is a great shop to deal with.  The handle on my Lamson fly reel broke off one year while fighting a fish and I thought my day was over and stopped in to have them take a look at it.  10 minutes later, the reel was fixed with a spare handle from an Okuma they had lying around and didn't even charge me.  I gave the guy a tip and went back out fishing for the rest of the day. 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 28, 2016, 05:26 AM
ya might want to check a few pools out ,just saying
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Post by: neilc on Aug 28, 2016, 04:02 PM
bikinis or salmintruders
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Aug 30, 2016, 09:37 PM
Awful quiet here...

I fished off of Sandy Pond last night on my father in laws boat. I have never marked so many fish. I kept joking with him asking if his graph was in simulator mode. We never moved a rod in 2 hours.

Tonight I took my wife and son on my boat out of Oz. We went 1/2. This one is getting canned and that is all the salmon I need!

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi808.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz8%2Fbschantz%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_2735_zpserajkjic.jpg&hash=7f0ccdc0e8ded3b3e9023aee08292437) (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/bschantz/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2735_zpserajkjic.jpg.html)
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 30, 2016, 09:41 PM
Nice job, Bruce! Looks like a beautiful night out with the family.
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 30, 2016, 09:44 PM
Great pic and nice salmon!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 31, 2016, 04:49 AM

Nice to see you had some luck Bruce and family
That fish will put up several jars
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 31, 2016, 05:35 AM


  Canned eh? Pressure cooker? Oh, Nice fish bud  ;D How deep were they off the pond?
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Post by: reeleyz on Aug 31, 2016, 06:08 AM

  Canned eh? Pressure cooker? Oh, Nice fish bud  ;D How deep were they off the pond?

Yes pressure cooker. It comes out like tuna fish.  Great for sandwiches and salmon patties.

90' - 110', loaded with fish. Rain today and a cool down coming...  ;)
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Post by: Rugburn on Aug 31, 2016, 06:34 AM
I didn't know they liked mint thanks for the info



Oh yeah........cinnamon tooth picks to hold the cut bait in the hoods is the ticket.  ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Huntny30 on Aug 31, 2016, 06:35 AM
Good job Bruce!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 31, 2016, 07:21 AM
just wondering is there a reason we are not saying theres some fish in the river????
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: paul young on Aug 31, 2016, 07:55 AM
just wondering is there a reason we are not saying theres some fish in the river????


It's all Super Secret! SSSHHHHHH!  ::) -Paul
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Aug 31, 2016, 09:30 AM
just wondering is there a reason we are not saying theres some fish in the river????

They need to stay out front for 1 more weekend for this guy!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2016, 01:28 PM
Nice fish Bruce.  Now is it a pressure cooker or a pressure canner you use?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Aug 31, 2016, 01:48 PM
Nice fish Bruce.  Now is it a pressure cooker or a pressure canner you use?

It is actually a pressure canner. Works great for venison too.  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2016, 02:28 PM
It is actually a pressure canner. Works great for venison too.  ;D


    Love those things...    ;D
Let me find a good picture...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Aug 31, 2016, 04:00 PM

    Love those things...    ;D
Let me find a good picture...

Oh jeez. I just got the image out of my head! OUCH!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 31, 2016, 04:43 PM
just wondering is there a reason we are not saying theres some fish in the river????
You been catchin? Pics please....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SouthBay on Aug 31, 2016, 04:44 PM
Nice fish Bruce.  Now is it a pressure cooker or a pressure canner you use?
If you're going to eat the fish right away the pressure cooker is a good tool too. I love the way it softens fish bones so you don't have to worry about them. I've used the pressure cooker for trout, pike, and pickerel- especially good for these fish that have those pinbones that are really hard to fillet out.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 01, 2016, 06:18 AM
Theres a difference between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner...   And most fish need to be done in a canner....   But buy a nice new one....      23 years ago this weekend I had a old pressure canner blow up on me and spent 5 nights in Syracuse burn unit...   They grafted live pig skin over my burns to prevent scaring...   This was 10 days after it happened...

 (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi415.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp237%2Fraquettedacker%2FIMG2-1.jpg&hash=9953dad508f329250c99829775f5253e)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 01, 2016, 06:28 AM
wow  ...what  exactly  caused  it to blow?
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Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 01, 2016, 06:35 AM
Son of a biscuit!   :-\
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 01, 2016, 07:04 AM
The gauge said no pressure  so I took the lid off..   The lid bent the range hood into a v.  4 of the 5 quarts blew out and exploded on the floor burning our legs..  thank goodness  my wife only got a little but I took the blunt of it..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 01, 2016, 07:12 AM
only  because I  do  some  canning   and I  have a  healthy fear  of the pressure canner when I  use  it I  ask .... wasn't  the  vent  lock popped up telling  you   the  canner  still had  pressure in it?????
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 01, 2016, 08:49 AM
Nope..    This one only had a pressure gauge and a screw on lid...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: UglyStik on Sep 01, 2016, 10:51 AM
Wow, glad you were all right. And good of you to post this as a warning.
I think I personnaly will avoid any pressure cooker/canners.
Amazing about the grafts from pigs too.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: gotabig1 on Sep 01, 2016, 01:23 PM
Holy crap!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 01, 2016, 01:35 PM
UglyStik the new models are a lot more safer.... ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: [email protected] on Sep 01, 2016, 03:46 PM
Anyone read the river article in the latest field and stream ? Some more national coverage should be great for the town ;-).  Must be a misprint about the chromer limit.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 01, 2016, 04:16 PM
well  thank  goodness it  wasn't  worse   and  it's a  blessing your  wife  wasn't burned  as  bad .....  makes  me  think  ...check and recheck  and  follow all safty  instructions  and  yes the  new  ones   are safer  with the  pressure  vent  lock  you can  see theres  still pressure  in the  canner  ....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 01, 2016, 06:17 PM
Geeze, you're a walking, talking football Dom!

Think I'll stick with a hot water canner. You're a tough old bird to recover. Glad you did.

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 01, 2016, 07:42 PM
Geeze, you're a walking, talking football Dom!

Think I'll stick with a hot water canner. You're a tough old bird to recover. Glad you did.

Rg


Wow is right. If I read this right, Dom is part man, part bacon.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 01, 2016, 09:12 PM

Wow is right. If I read this right, Dom is part man, part bacon.
LOL I'll agree with that  :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol: :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 02, 2016, 05:26 AM
What ever.... :P

Yeah stick an apple in my mouth,I'm done.. :P :P :P
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 02, 2016, 06:29 AM
Holy sht Dom you were lucky you weren't blinded
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 02, 2016, 07:09 AM
hey  the Thursday  they  released water  to  335  cfs  and  fish tonight at  10 pm  the water is supposed to  go  to  750 cfs  we  should have  some  fish  on the  way  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: JiggerMan on Sep 03, 2016, 01:20 PM
Anyone read the river article in the latest field and stream ? Some more national coverage should be great for the town ;-).  Must be a misprint about the chromer limit.

Did not see the article what did it say the limit was....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 03, 2016, 01:49 PM
lake  Ontario  and  it's  tribs  one steelhead or  rainbow
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: [email protected] on Sep 03, 2016, 03:12 PM
In the field and stream story The writers buddy had 2 steelies on a rope and was getting photos and such . No real pics in the story .
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 03, 2016, 05:00 PM
In the field and stream story The writers buddy had 2 steelies on a rope and was getting photos and such . No real pics in the story .
Legally your only allowed 1 limit per stringer
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 03, 2016, 06:21 PM
I  think  the  Niagara  river  and  it's  tribs  is  still  3 fish  and  combo  ....but  Ontario  and  tribs  one  steelhead  or  bow   is  it .... hey   speaking  of  misprints  and  screw  ups  watching  distnation  America  in the  morning think it was  wil\nlkman   had a  bow hunting   show  guy  climbing out of the  tree  stand  with  bow and  quiver  strapped to his back ...... I  couldn't believe it....just  becacue  it's  on  tv or in  field and  stream  doesn't make  it  legal  or  safe
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 05, 2016, 10:07 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi758.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx225%2Fjon006%2Fimage000000.jpg&hash=4179f55405a5264060e51e9745587b8c) (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/jon006/media/image000000.jpg.html)

Bigredfishing put in a monumental effort and helped me get my first king ever.  Many thanks Lance! 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 05, 2016, 10:20 AM

Nice healthy fish , good job bigred getting low his first
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 05, 2016, 10:52 AM
 :thumbup_smilie:  nice   now  finish  your  trip on a  real  positive  note and  hit  Rudi's  in  Oswego  for  a  texas hot  and a  cold beer  .... nice  fish  
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Post by: TT on Sep 05, 2016, 12:25 PM
Well done fellas.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Sep 05, 2016, 01:02 PM
Congrats on your first king, lowaccord!

That's a good looking fish.
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 05, 2016, 02:08 PM
Thanks guys.  Its going into the smoker now and im having a few pops.  Nothing better!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Sep 05, 2016, 04:10 PM
Awesome job lowacord!  :clapping:
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Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 05, 2016, 04:38 PM
that pic did come out good!   nice fish bro, you were the one that did all the work, I just had to drive the boat.  Great trip, we learned a lot.
here's a lil' steelie that also approved of our program

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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 05, 2016, 05:42 PM
nice  lil chrome!!!!  glad  you  both did well and  enjoyed yourselves  only thing I want to  know bigred is  how long  did he have that smile
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 05, 2016, 05:48 PM
Trap I am still smiling, especially now that im almost done....1 more hr at 170 with light smoke...

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi758.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx225%2Fjon006%2F20160905_184523.jpg&hash=2db0823d41a34fd6d6ddcba5742b68b7) (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/jon006/media/20160905_184523.jpg.html)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 05, 2016, 05:53 PM
low  you  were  so  excited about  going i'm glad  you  hooked  up  but  I  figured you would , now  come  back and  steelhead  fish the river with us   ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jager61 on Sep 05, 2016, 07:17 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi758.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx225%2Fjon006%2Fimage000000.jpg&hash=4179f55405a5264060e51e9745587b8c) (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/jon006/media/image000000.jpg.html)

Bigredfishing put in a monumental effort and helped me get my first king ever.  Many thanks Lance! 

BOOOOM!! Awesome Salmon Jon!! Congrats on a great fish Bro! :-)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 06, 2016, 09:47 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi758.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx225%2Fjon006%2Fimage000000.jpg&hash=4179f55405a5264060e51e9745587b8c) (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/jon006/media/image000000.jpg.html)

Bigredfishing put in a monumental effort and helped me get my first king ever.  Many thanks Lance! 

Awesome fish Jon! Now go get one in the river where you have to fight current and 100 other lines too. Whole different experience
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 07, 2016, 05:38 AM
Awesome fish Jon! Now go get one in the river where you have to fight current and 100 other lines too. Whole different experience


   Yup...Big difference than dragging them behind a boat..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 07, 2016, 05:56 AM
Awesome fish Jon! Now go get one in the river where you have to fight current and 100 other lines too. Whole different experience

Sounds like it man, don't forget where my favorite place to fish is.  Cape cod canal...can be very similar fishing! 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 07, 2016, 06:14 AM
river  can  be  fun low   for  me  the  fly rod  rules  ...but  as  far  as  the  fight   nothing like  a  king  making a  run   out  in  the  big O and  I hate  trolling with a  passion ,but that's  really  where   it's at .....

was a  bunch of  fish in the  lower  part of  the  river ,fresh  silver  bullets  ;D   kinda  slowed  down yesterday  after  they  slowed  the water down  ...  water  was  425  cfs  yesterday  not  sure  this  morning  good luck
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: nightfisher on Sep 07, 2016, 08:14 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi72.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi175%2Fnightfisher%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fimage_zpsfausygxy.jpeg&hash=8333b3c063e9947da3a82222cfbb2d21) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/nightfisher/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfausygxy.jpeg.html)

One from the lower river Friday
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 07, 2016, 08:37 AM
nice looking  fish  ,been  fish in  the  river rather  surprise  no one  has  been reporting much
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: nightfisher on Sep 07, 2016, 09:34 AM
One or two here and there, surprising that they are so clean. Not really worth a drive yet unless
you just want to spend time on the river. Soon!
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Post by: SPN on Sep 07, 2016, 10:20 AM
I think I will have to go this weekend....lots of fish or not.  where did the summer go?  haven't been out but twice all summer!!!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 07, 2016, 10:41 AM

Nice fish Jim
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 07, 2016, 11:24 AM
slow  start but  it  will go
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Sep 07, 2016, 11:50 AM
Nice looking king Nightfisher.

Seems like there should be a good run soon. We need a prolonged period of rain and a cool down.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 08, 2016, 01:11 PM
This big rain ought to to do something
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2016, 01:29 PM
Getting hammered over there?
Send some this way....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Sep 08, 2016, 01:40 PM
It's coming your way.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2016, 01:59 PM
Good, we only have 2 days of water left in the pond to water plants at the nesuery.  Then switch  over to the 3 Wells which cost a fortune to run.. :P 
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Post by: reeleyz on Sep 08, 2016, 02:00 PM
Pouring in the CUSE.

I agree Fred, this outta get them moving. Get the floss ready!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: nightfisher on Sep 08, 2016, 02:52 PM
1.3 inches in Altmar. Waters running real cloudy.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2016, 03:03 PM
Yup coming  down good here. See how much I get in the rain gauges..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Sep 08, 2016, 05:11 PM
Tomorrow is the day for the first run...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 11, 2016, 08:29 AM
hey Freddie do you think them salmon will hit  black glo bug yarn as  well as  they do black sponge????? :rotflol:

Come on trap those salmon in the river don't hit!!!   :D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 11, 2016, 09:18 AM
hey Freddie do you think them salmon will hit  black glo bug yarn as  well as  they do black sponge????? :rotflol:
All I can say is 7 outta  10 recommend black for  for a successful trip the other 3 used blue
 Trapp you might be onto something with the black glo
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Sep 11, 2016, 09:22 AM
i am into black also,have not did the blue thing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SPN on Sep 11, 2016, 10:29 AM
95% of the fish we get low are  hooked in the mouth !!!!!   :thumbup_smilie:

100% if the fished hooked in the mouth were biters!!!  :o  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 11, 2016, 10:39 AM

Even in the post standard today mentioned black 👍
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SPN on Sep 11, 2016, 10:42 AM
Call me crazy.....many have!! I actually tie Green or Orange Butt Skunk flies.........mostly black fly!!! There must be a lot of those in the lake 'cause the Salmon love them!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 11, 2016, 11:21 AM

If you put eyes on them they may dodge the strike
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 12, 2016, 12:34 AM
Fished Saturday for a while didn't see or hook any fish..still slow ..but I'll head back up in a week or 2 need rain and cooler temps..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 13, 2016, 08:13 AM
friend did real well yesturday around 2a bridge area apparently off the rt3 bridge
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 13, 2016, 10:21 PM
I'll be up on the 6th for the weekend. Things should be good by then as always. Getting excited
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 14, 2016, 05:38 AM
I'll be up on the 6th for the weekend. Things should be good by then as always. Getting excited

Good luck.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 14, 2016, 06:26 AM
Nothing in Oswego I checked ..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 14, 2016, 10:43 AM
guys hammered them at black hole this morning, action died around 9am according to Shane
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 07:54 AM


  I fished the river yesterday afternoon from the town pool to the ballpark and saw 1 fish landed in 3.5 hours. There was a push early I heard, not big numbers but if you were in the right spot you had a good shot at one. Decent number in the estuary, they moved up and as of 1030 last night no new pods have moved in. There is a few fish, but big numbers is a bit of an exaggeration. Snagger is calling for a big push Sunday night, I'd say if you are planning a weekday trip Monday or Tuesday would be the ticket. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Sep 17, 2016, 10:46 AM
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Fished the mouth last night with my kids..  hooked 7 other fish n landed this one  8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 11:02 AM
I got 4 yesterday and was eating breakfast at 9:30 you got to  go in the morning before they get beat on

and this is exactly why  no one wants to post
Love to see a pic of that Trapp  ;D And why would that make anyone not want to post?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 11:05 AM
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Fished the mouth last night with my kids..  hooked 7 other fish n landed this one  8)

I love to fish the mouth at night, possibly my favorite way to salmon fish. Great pic bud, side note I hunt your neck of the woods, every year my friends and I camp in Cuyler for 4 days and fill a meat pole  ::) 8) Been going down there for 30 years, Love them hills man.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 04:16 PM
Any salmon in the river yet? ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 17, 2016, 04:26 PM
Any salmon in the river yet? ;D

    That's what I was wondering.. ::)
Last year we fished the willow hole  October  3rd hooked 2 and landed 0..
But we had our kids so it was a new experience..

I got a question  about the nice white haired man who owns the white camp..  How far into the water does he own?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 05:53 PM


  Did I say no fish? Old age is taking it's tool on you Trapp  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:20 PM
    That's what I was wondering.. ::)
Last year we fished the willow hole  October  3rd hooked 2 and landed 0..
But we had our kids so it was a new experience..

I got a question  about the nice white haired man who owns the white camp..  How far into the water does he own?
That would be a question for Shane maybe. I don't fish that far down river.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:24 PM
mmmmmmmm I don't see your name in any of my post .... perhaps something  is taking it's toll on you .....paranoid????

My apologies, surely you didn't mean me. You can see how I came to that conclusion as you and I are the only ones who reported besides fishslayer who had a fish.  ::) ::)
 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:25 PM
Easy gentleman! Too early for Salmon Wars! ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:25 PM

  I believe Mr. Barclay is the only one who actually owns part of the river, The guy on the island seems to think he does.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:26 PM
Easy gentleman! Too early for Salmon Wars! ;D

Oh let me have some fun with ole Trapp Homey  :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:27 PM


  Congrats to Kp Jr.  You must be the proudest Pappa on the planet  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:28 PM
Oh let me have some fun with ole Trapp Homey  :w00t:
play nice! :afro:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:29 PM
play nice! :afro:
Fine..... Sorry  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:33 PM

  Congrats to Kp Jr.  You must be the proudest Pappa on the planet  ;D
Thanks Eddie! I read your FB replies to Josh. Good to see you have his back! That boy tore it up bass fishing this summer! He'll move on to bigger things with his passion....Mom and I have no doubt! A couple more tourneys and then he's done for the fall. If there is open water at x-mas...look for the blue and white Nitro....that's Josh!😎 Life is Good!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 17, 2016, 06:33 PM

  Did I say no fish? Old age is taking it's tool on you Trapp  :-* :-* :-*
Easy now taking its what 😳
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:34 PM
Fine..... Sorry  ;D
lol!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:34 PM
Thanks Eddie! I read your FB replies to Josh. Good to see you have his back! That boy tore it up bass fishing this summer! He'll move on to bigger things with his passion....Mom and I have no doubt! A couple more tourneys and then he's done for the fall. If there is open water at x-mas...look for the blue and white Nitro....that's Josh!😎 Life is Good!
He's a great kid always enjoy his posts. I have no doubt I'll be seeing him on TV soon ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:35 PM
Easy now taking its what 😳
OMG! Freddie you beat me to it! Lmao!😂
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:36 PM
Easy now taking its what 😳
LOL Good catch  ;D ;D ;D ;D I have a feeling I'll be hearing that on the ice in the future.... Hey Dot's don't let the tough bite take it's tool on you LOL
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:36 PM


  Great.....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:38 PM
Eddie, we're you on the river at 11:00 yesterday?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:38 PM
Eddie, we're you on the river at 11:00 yesterday?
No Adam and I got there around 4
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 06:46 PM
No Adam and I got there around 4
read my signature bud!😜
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 17, 2016, 06:49 PM

Sorry Edd , like you'd let me get away with that 🤔
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 06:49 PM
Sorry Edd , like you'd let me get away with that 🤔
Perhaps you have a point..... Amusing
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 17, 2016, 07:03 PM
S.L.M.! ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 17, 2016, 07:06 PM
S.L.M.! ;D
LOL
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Sep 19, 2016, 06:01 PM
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Fished river on Sunday  with my kid...my youngest hooked 3 n landed 1 and my oldest hooked 2 n wasn't able to land any n I hooked 11 n landed  a limit 8) 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 19, 2016, 06:20 PM
 , , nice fish , great smiles on the young men slayer ,
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishshack on Sep 19, 2016, 07:15 PM
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Fished river on Sunday  with my kid...my youngest hooked 3 n landed 1 and my oldest hooked 2 n wasn't able to land any n I hooked 11 n landed  a limit 8) 


Nice job!!! As good as life gets for the kids.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SPN on Sep 19, 2016, 07:36 PM
Awesome job Slayer!!!  ;D ;D  Time with your kids is the best time spent!!! 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 19, 2016, 08:07 PM
Great job with the youngsters! 😎
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: JiggerMan on Sep 19, 2016, 08:09 PM
Must of been a pretty Awesome show you and your boys put on.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 19, 2016, 08:37 PM


  Awesome pics, that is what it's all about ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 20, 2016, 12:00 AM
Nice fish slayer give me a ring buddy..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Sep 20, 2016, 06:15 AM
great photo of the boys, and SOME real nice fish
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Sep 20, 2016, 07:02 AM
Very cool slayer!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Sep 20, 2016, 06:23 PM
Thanks all for comments....my boys have done tons of fishing n hunting from a very young age for lots of different critters n know more about the game were chasing than most grown men due to that fact I'm the only parent that's around for them for last 7 yrs so they go where I go n I go a lot!!

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 20, 2016, 09:00 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 20, 2016, 09:51 PM
Thanks all for comments....my boys have done tons of fishing n hunting from a very young age for lots of different critters n know more about the game were chasing than most grown men due to that fact I'm the only parent that's around for them for last 7 yrs so they go where I go n I go a lot!!


Thats awesome!! 👍🏼
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rakerdave on Sep 22, 2016, 07:58 PM
Nice pics.  Looks like the boys had a good time. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 25, 2016, 03:34 PM

Well Pulaski was full of fishermen today , don't know how good the fishing was , I watched my 6 year old grandson play football 💪
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 25, 2016, 06:19 PM
I'd rather watch a youth football game! ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 26, 2016, 04:17 AM

Your right KP and I got some nice pics
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: aj454 on Sep 26, 2016, 08:24 AM
I will be trying the trib at the rt3 bridge from a boat for the first time. Have no idea what im doing, not afraid to admit it. Any advise or tips. I have assorted spoons to use. Looking for rig set up and weight info. Thanks you
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: greenhornet73 on Sep 27, 2016, 08:18 PM
floating cranks with 1 single hook is allowed.  spoons or lures that don't float at rest are not allowed this time of year.  Jointed Rapalas, flicker shads, hot n tots all work.  Drifting egg sacs through the pods of fish isnt a bad idea either. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: aj454 on Sep 28, 2016, 05:15 AM
Thank you very much hornet as I just set up my rod's last night with spoons on each one. I will be changing them up with this new info you gave me. Like I said we have no idea what we are doing and this will be our first time trying from the boat.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 28, 2016, 05:36 AM
aj,read the special regulations for the salmon river in the regulations guide..   Page 48... ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishslayer730 on Sep 28, 2016, 05:49 AM
Definitely worth reading....there lots of laws for that river >:(

Down in the estuary I use floro  leader with good sharp egg hook n few stinkers to keep in place with bright colored foam balls (almost all bait shop carry up there) them cast n wait. ....make sure ur drag is loose they take off like drag car!!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 28, 2016, 06:07 AM
...there lots of laws for that river >:(


    And lots of eyes watching for someone to brake those special laws..
Good luck. I will be over that way this weekend..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 28, 2016, 06:43 AM
Lots of officers on the river isn't really anything new , , they are mostly concentrating on the river due to low water conditions
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 28, 2016, 06:52 AM

Lots of officer on the river isn't really anything new , , they are mostly concentrating on the river due to low water conditions
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: arcadeangler on Sep 28, 2016, 07:27 PM


ATTENTION
9/28/2016

We regret to report that starting tomorrow 9/29/16 the flow at the dam will be reduced to 185 CFS due to low water levels in the Salmon River Reservoir until further notice. Below is a link to the public notice from Brookfield Renewable.

http://www.h2oline.com/srcs/PUBLIC%20NOTICE_SALMON

Per douglaston report
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 29, 2016, 05:42 AM
Let's hope for some rain....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 29, 2016, 06:07 AM
Plenty of fish in the river .gonna be easy pickings for all the ropers..were suppose to get rain but it's not going to rain that way to much..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 29, 2016, 07:28 AM
Mabe I'll find a few Saturday. Heard a decent amount of coho came into the DSR on Wednesday.  :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 29, 2016, 08:49 AM

Those cohos will scoot up the river even in this low water , , have fun guys
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 29, 2016, 10:59 AM
I'll be up next Thursday. Glad to hear they're finally starting to move. These cooler nights should help too
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2016, 11:09 AM
I was just at the river  and the water has been dripped in half  from 335 cfs at the d**n to 185 cps ...it's going to hurt real bad ....anyone interested  in my success your welcome to  e mail me here.....

this don't look good
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: westernmas on Sep 29, 2016, 11:16 AM
I was just at the river  and the water has been dripped in half  from 335 cfs at the d**n to 185 cps ...it's going to hurt real bad ....anyone interested  in my success your welcome to  e mail me here.....

this don't look good

I saw a press release from the DEC (or water its called in NY) that they are doing this to allow the reservoir to get back to normal levels.  Unless there is a good amount of rain the flows could remain low for a while.  I'll be up there in early November so I'm really hoping we get a bunch of rain in Oct.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 29, 2016, 11:27 AM

All we can do is make the best of what we got
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 29, 2016, 12:43 PM
So far the lower water flow hasn't slowed down the fish. Today's DSR reports a good number of fish entered the river today.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2016, 12:52 PM
So far the lower water flow hasn't slowed down the fish. Today's DSR reports a good number of fish entered the river today.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:

what ever you say AL
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 29, 2016, 01:10 PM
So that means black hole is going to be an absolute zoo being the first pool above dsr
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 29, 2016, 01:16 PM
Good luck Ryan...I kicked the king habit for a while to enjoy some fall rin stripers.  I hear there are still numbers of kings out deep still.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 29, 2016, 01:40 PM

L66 don't blame ya they taste much better
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 29, 2016, 07:26 PM
L66 don't blame ya they taste much better

Funny thing is my daughter (below getting some practice in on the Farmington River) loves the salmon and striper......the only time she complains about me being gone fishing is when I dont bring any back.

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 29, 2016, 09:41 PM

Very cool pic 👍
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 30, 2016, 08:56 AM
what ever you say AL
Hey. The DSR don't lie. Now they say a guy had 100 hookups yesterday. For a measly amount of $75 a day they will let you  find out for yourself.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2016, 09:29 AM

Yowza those fish must have been on a feed frenzy
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2016, 10:00 AM
I went down to only 3 hook ups  today  I could have seeked and destroyed  but I'm to old .....the water hurt us today I did get 2 nice cohos that looked beautiful ..............low  great picture  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Sep 30, 2016, 11:30 AM
DEC released a statement today/yesterday - (https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/16822b1)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2016, 12:13 PM
yup  fishforpike  it's  tough  the water at dame is 185 cfs and at the ball diamond I think it was said to be around 250 cfs ......pretty low
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jager61 on Sep 30, 2016, 05:15 PM
Fished Wednesday before the slow down and had a blast! First time with a fly rod and after a few hours of wrapping the line around my neck, hooking myself in the waders and even taking a small bath, things started to work themselves out! Even managed to land a few of the fish I hooked into! Great time and thanks to all the guys who offered their generous help and advice! Needless to say, I'm hooked on the Fly! 😃

MK

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2016, 05:21 PM
that is Awesome!!!! I'm  glad you had such a good time
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 30, 2016, 05:34 PM
Great job Mike.. I will be over that way in about 10 hours...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 30, 2016, 09:44 PM
Nice job, Mike!     ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jager61 on Sep 30, 2016, 10:50 PM
Thank you Gentlemen! 😃

MK
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 01, 2016, 04:34 AM
Been sitting in the port for 20mins and there's a few fish jumping..
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2016, 05:11 AM
good luck dacker  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jager61 on Oct 01, 2016, 09:13 AM
Been sitting in the port for 20mins and there's a few fish jumping..

Good luck Dom! :-)

MK
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 02, 2016, 08:53 AM
We had some luck and and got to land a few each...  Got to the port real early and all ready two boats there...  We got a spot and sat in the dark for over an hour and listened to all the fish jumping..   A lot of people showed up and the tangles begun..  :P  Saw all the epics from someone losing a rod in the water,which was never found ,to anchor ropes in props to guys casting over people with  a fish on the line ...   My two went from 9 to 16 pounds and Deans were in between that..  Good day but I hate the crowds...  

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 02, 2016, 09:15 AM
Nice work Mike and Dom.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishnmachine on Oct 02, 2016, 09:36 AM
Good job!  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 02, 2016, 09:49 AM
THOSE ARE THE BIGGEST BROWN TROUT I EVER SEEN  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 02, 2016, 10:14 AM
THOSE ARE THE BIGGEST BROWN TROUT I EVER SEEN  :thumbup_smilie:


   That's what I thought also,  but isn't one a steelhead?    ::)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jager61 on Oct 02, 2016, 11:05 AM
Nice work Dom! :-)

MK
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishbone on Oct 02, 2016, 01:55 PM
cant you tell a steelhead from a salmon
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 02, 2016, 02:53 PM
after really looking at them  and I  went to the   dec  fish id site  ...I think they are both steelheads
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Bartman44 on Oct 03, 2016, 05:22 PM
Nice fish (not naming species) Dom.  Salmon season always has some entertainment value.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 03, 2016, 06:29 PM
after really looking at them  and I  went to the   dec  fish id site  ...I think they are both steelheads
Lmbo , fish on trapp 👍
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 04, 2016, 11:50 AM
not a lot of water in Oswego  but it is producing  fish!!!!  I fished   it last 2 days and caught  fish both days  ,lot of  guys using floats and cured eggs and doing rather well ( everything is  available right at  the  salmon  shop ............
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 04, 2016, 02:58 PM
not a lot of water in Oswego  but it is producing  fish!!!!  I fished   it last 2 days and caught  fish both days  ,lot of  guys using floats and cured eggs and doing rather well ( everything is  available right at  the  salmon  shop ............

We're the skein walkers out? That was crazy to see them last year walking up and down the wall all day. They definitely caught fish though
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wiredstone on Oct 04, 2016, 05:30 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: greenhornet73 on Oct 04, 2016, 09:39 PM
Sunday was a little slow considering how many fish were in there but ended up 1 for 3 with the last one coming on my very last cast.  36# female that didn't leave the net until I paddled back to shore in my kayak with the lure still in its mouth.  It's tough to put the kayak away but I think my next trip will be in the faster water and dealing with the yahoo's but it is fun schooling them until they get frustrated and start casting over my line while fighting a fish.  (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi173.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw70%2Fc2palazzoli%2FPicture1004162218_1_zps40jrs2ap.jpg&hash=07e869f4889fcff78efaf947405f67b0)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 05, 2016, 09:48 AM
was in Oswego again this morning,lot of hook up everyone was  having fun up by the dam

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stopped in to  the salmon shop and got some slingy rope ....I was checking out a new  rod ....mmmmmmmmmmmm maybe  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 05, 2016, 07:12 PM
See you guys tomorrow. Can't wait
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2016, 07:04 AM
Oswego ...water is 876 cfs  which means very slow on the high wall you need a float and  skein ....(available at larrys  salmon shop) if you  go up to the dam don't forget  your  life jacket !  the safety stewards are there to provide  information.... larry has a great deal on new corkers too !

salmon river is still at summer levels  185 cfs  being released I think 235 at Pineville ....

hope you have fun and stay safe
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: thecreature on Oct 06, 2016, 12:01 PM
We are heading out to the Salmon River Sunday-Tuesday. Hoping to get into some fish. Conditions and crowds sound brutal. 
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Rugburn on Oct 06, 2016, 01:12 PM
 Maybe some rain on Saturday, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Oct 06, 2016, 01:21 PM
Fat Nancy's is reporting a big push of kings entering the DSR today. I'll be up all weekend. Hope they like my flies.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Oct 06, 2016, 10:41 PM
I love doing the wall walk in Oswego. Done it a bunch of times since we've been going up to Pulaski.  We do quite a bit of float fishing so we fit right in with that group.  And we usually do very well.   My buddy got a 12-13# hen downstream from the kiddie pool in the rapids a few years ago.  We have never even bothered to go up to the dam or the spillway because we've always done so well off the high wall
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 07, 2016, 04:28 AM
Freddie get yer  black sponge out and lets go rope 50 to 60 fish till we hurt some time
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 07, 2016, 07:18 AM
Freddie get yer  black sponge out and lets go rope 50 to 60 fish till we hurt some time
Trapp you have been doing pretty well on those black glo yarn flies you tied up  , it must be good fishing to keep you out of a tree
 I need to tie up some of my maroon sponge flies , the blacks are done , I'll be seeing ya soon my friend
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Sunshine1 on Oct 07, 2016, 07:41 AM
Any fish up at the hatchery yet? Want to take the grandson up to see them.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 07, 2016, 10:53 AM
Any fish up at the hatchery yet? Want to take the grandson up to see them.

   Welcome to the site, you might want to call them for best results..  315-298-5051
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishbone on Oct 07, 2016, 12:19 PM
yes----fish are at the altmar
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 07, 2016, 02:28 PM
Trapp you have been doing pretty well on those black glo yarn flies you tied up  , it must be good fishing to keep you out of a tree
 I need to tie up some of my maroon sponge flies , the blacks are done , I'll be seeing ya soon my friend

oh I been doing both Freddie ...............  seen a  couple nice  browns and steelies caught today   down to Oswego .....anyone ever use that fire cure on eggs ,I'm just wondering if it's worth the money of just another borax salt and food coloring mix
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 07, 2016, 03:57 PM
Among all the rest of the fish I hooked today, I got my first NY brown today down at Oswego. Pretty cool even if it is a smaller one. Couldn't have asked for a nicer day on the water

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bug-chazer on Oct 07, 2016, 04:12 PM
Nice day for you. I'm waiting for steelies in november
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 07, 2016, 04:34 PM
omg ravo  you walked  right by  ne  today when you  walked  across the power  house and  said that!  your  first  ny brown and  I  asked  you  if you had a  brown permit  ....lol  wish I  had  known it was you ....good job man


bug there was  a  few  steelies  caught today
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 07, 2016, 05:47 PM
omg ravo  you walked  right by  ne  today when you  walked  across the power  house and  said that!  your  first  ny brown and  I  asked  you  if you had a  brown permit  ....lol  wish I  had  known it was you ....good job man


bug there was  a  few  steelies  caught today

That's funny right there. It was nice to unofficially meet you! We watched a few people catch some 10lb plus browns, fishing off the walkway right above the shoe. Don't know why they didn't just just walk in the river but apparently it worked for them
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 07, 2016, 06:50 PM

Pretty brown Ravo , congrats , doesn't have to be big to be nice
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 07, 2016, 07:38 PM
Nice fish Ryan good work.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Oct 08, 2016, 12:12 AM
Trap Pautzke stuff is pretty good.   I like to mix their products together a little bit to get the best results.  I honestly don't think it's much better than plain old borax for skein.   Btw, jello packets work great for coloring eggs when curing, just mix it up with the borax before you put it on the eggs.  For loose eggs though I really do love the Pautzke liquid brine.   I just follow the directions on the bottle and the eggs come out perfect for spawn sacs every time.   A little trick, I add a 1/2-1 cup of brown sugar in with the brine (might need tp heat it to get it all to dissolve, then let cool to room temperature before putting the eggs in).  We did awesome last year on steelhead with brown trout and coho eggs I did with that recipe.  As long as you dry them out a bit beforehand you can freeze them and use them as far out as 3 years later I've seen
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 08, 2016, 04:38 AM
hey thanks jeff  I have used the borax jello mix for years myself  but I'm getting lazy as I get older ,I think I will get a bottle  of the liquid  brine ,I  don't use eggs often  but I like having a  good supply when I do ....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 08, 2016, 10:53 AM
fished Oswego  again this morning and ran into  ole Harold ,was  good to see  ya  buddy! the  fishoswegoriver men had a tourney and  were having fun ,was interesting to watch ....seen a lot of fish caught  my only issue was , why doesn't the  city have the fish cleaning station opened on a week end???? the bathrooms were closed too  but blue bowls are  at the  post office  parking lot

the water was a  little better today  and made for a  good bobber drift

water was at  1300 cfs and  temp was 65 degrees
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Oct 08, 2016, 11:11 AM
TRAPPER, they are on the way
hope you like them
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 08, 2016, 11:18 AM
ty sir  I will be copying them  :)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Oct 08, 2016, 11:36 AM
ty sir  I will be copying them  :)
hope you can get the fish with them
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Oct 08, 2016, 03:26 PM
Trapp aren't you the one who said  kings  don't bite ?or do you think it only happens in oswego?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 08, 2016, 04:23 PM
Trapp aren't you the one who said  kings  don't bite ?or do you think it only happens in oswego?

when did I ever say kings  "bite" once  they  enter to spawn????

i totally admit  I'm  flossing these  fish with a  float ....
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: monic20 on Oct 08, 2016, 06:56 PM
Lol ok bud...good times on the wall for shore
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 08, 2016, 08:01 PM
Did a lot of driving around today. Checked south sandy, no water no fish. Checked black hole. Some people had fish but it was slow. Altmar was dead. Stopped for lunch and then made the drive to Oswego again. Got there at 5. Caught another pretty brown just a little bigger than yesterday. But he had a real nice kype on him at 6.5 lbs 23".

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 08, 2016, 09:07 PM
nice brown ravo  :thumbup_smilie:


monic20 I assure you I'm flossing ever fish I hook up .....reason I'm interested in eggs is  steelie and browns
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Oct 09, 2016, 06:45 AM
great brown and nice photo thanks for sharing
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bug-chazer on Oct 09, 2016, 07:05 AM
Nice  :o
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 09, 2016, 10:26 AM
seen more browns and steelies taken up by the dam today
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishbone on Oct 09, 2016, 05:44 PM
at pulaski its on---big time---a huge push of fish is in---get your salmon right now---the next 5 days will be super prime time
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 09, 2016, 07:12 PM
at pulaski its on---big time---a huge push of fish is in---get your salmon right now---the next 5 days will be super prime time

d**n. Just missed em I guess. It was a ghost town everywhere except douglaston or below. Have fun guys. Don't forget, 10 out of 10 dentists recommend flossing
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 09, 2016, 07:50 PM
d**n. Just missed em I guess. It was a ghost town everywhere except douglaston or below. Have fun guys. Don't forget, 10 out of 10 dentists recommend flossing

ravo  exactly what I been saying for  years  ......you  did miss it  Oswego really gave  up  some  browns and  a lot of steelies   too!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 10, 2016, 12:51 AM
Trapper u must a snuck past me Saturday I was up there drifting skien I'll be going up again this Friday...
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 10, 2016, 04:02 AM
Trapper u must a snuck past me Saturday I was up there drifting skien I'll be going up again this Friday...

I was on the wall for awhile in the am I landed 2 ..... had my famous  green Hodgeman on
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Oct 10, 2016, 12:13 PM
spent saturday in the Lund at oz, no salmon or trout, just a few perch and bass.   Was tough watching everyone else hook up trolling and casting.

Over to Altmar Outfitters for some sleep saturday night, got the down low from Snagger and his buddy Jimmy, Snag hooked me up with fresh bait, helped me prep it right there in his kitchen, and sunday the results were a tad different.

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Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 10, 2016, 01:08 PM
nice fish bigred!  glad you hooked up

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 10, 2016, 02:07 PM
Nice job Lance, good to see you holding he fish this time, probably a good thing I didn't go!   ;D

Not surprised to hear Shane hooked it up!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Oct 10, 2016, 02:22 PM
Nice job Lance, good to see you holding he fish this time, probably a good thing I didn't go!   ;D

yeah, well i was in my element: moving water  8) :D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 10, 2016, 02:34 PM
Nice Lance.

Hate the smell of those old black kings.
So much, I won't fish for them anymore.
My son Jeff does though.

Again, good job.


Mac
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 10, 2016, 02:37 PM
yeah, well i was in my element: moving water  8) :D

I see that!  I didn't see that first fish when I first loaded the page...two corkers and you didn't have to use the TSR!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 10, 2016, 03:52 PM
Good job red , I'm surprised that my bud snag didn't try and weedle some icing lakers info out of ya 😉
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Oct 10, 2016, 08:12 PM
nice job red hope to see you on the ice
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 11, 2016, 05:53 AM
oh he scores another whooper!!!!  nice fish man
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Oct 11, 2016, 07:08 AM
spent saturday in the Lund at oz, no salmon or trout, just a few perch and bass.   Was tough watching everyone else hook up trolling and casting.

Over to Altmar Outfitters for some sleep saturday night, got the down low from Snagger and his buddy Jimmy, Snag hooked me up with fresh bait, helped me prep it right there in his kitchen, and sunday the results were a tad different.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FtvAsvhIl.jpg&hash=5dff92f5cd87b7ea82b4e8b4c52d92ef)

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some great fish and nice photos thanks for sharing
RAT
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishbone on Oct 11, 2016, 04:39 PM
is it true the river is going even lower----i heard 100 cfs
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishbone on Oct 11, 2016, 04:41 PM
i didnt know they could even go that low
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Bartman44 on Oct 11, 2016, 04:41 PM
Nice ones Red. Looks like you got some fresh eggs out of that one on the bottom.    
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 12, 2016, 05:37 AM
Oswego river was running at 2500 cfs at  6 am

salmon river is  185 at the d**n ,250 at Pineville   

theres fish to be had
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: PerchEyes on Oct 12, 2016, 07:06 AM
Bigred, glad to see you got into them  :clapping:
BTW, if it isn't a top secret, do you guys float the skein or bottom bounce with it?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 12, 2016, 08:33 AM
Oswego river was running at 2500 cfs at  6 am

salmon river is  185 at the d**n ,250 at Pineville   

theres fish to be had

If you spell it as dam, it will post Trap.

Still, I like your version better.

 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Oct 12, 2016, 10:56 AM
Nice ones Red. Looks like you got some fresh eggs out of that one on the bottom.    

she was quite the egg barge ;)

Bigred, glad to see you got into them  :clapping:
BTW, if it isn't a top secret, do you guys float the skein or bottom bounce with it?

under a float
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 13, 2016, 04:46 AM
just I little safety tip  be down wind or use a mask when you sprinkle that fire cure  ....you don't want to breath that in ,especially if you have asthma .....I personally wouldn't be using it inside my home either ......

works good
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Jschumacher on Oct 13, 2016, 11:11 AM
Nice fish Lance. Way to get it done
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 13, 2016, 06:04 PM
she was quite the egg barge ;)

under a float

I told Erica about our plans to go again...said I felt bad, she said "go just don't steal Lance's salmon this time....doh!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 14, 2016, 06:09 AM
well get here and  rip a few of your own  ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Oct 14, 2016, 09:50 AM
I told Erica about our plans to go again...said I felt bad, she said "go just don't steal Lance's salmon this time....doh!


LOL  :D 8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 14, 2016, 03:55 PM

Red I was up to the snags today , him and little Dave were knee deep in dead mud sharks  :o
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 15, 2016, 10:23 AM
so I'm setting here  bored as  heck  with  pulled  stomach muscles and  can't fish  or climb a tree stand , so I got talking to a fellow old fart about sticking and  rippin  fish ........... a 5 foot pier rod a level wind reel and Dacron  50 lb test line man those kings   hit those weighted  hooks especially after dark huh Freddie  :thumbup_smilie:

and  neither of us  understands the difference between a  moochin rod and a  center pin other then the price :rotflol:

were just  scoundrels
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 15, 2016, 11:12 AM

Saw some really crazy stuff back in the day , some of the stuff I seen used was insane
Trapp remember the tru temper rods with 3200 Olympic spark reels with mister 50 with a weighted 6/0 treble ,  I must have sold a 1,000 of those rigs when I was helping out at the shop
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Chowdaire on Oct 15, 2016, 01:05 PM
28 pounder from this morning that didn't hit my rapala so hard I thought it dislocated my shoulder.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1322.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu567%2Fbobchow%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_1370_zpslgg0ejuh.jpg&hash=090dc003c90b1c84e803f7add3ae0e78) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/bobchow/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1370_zpslgg0ejuh.jpg.html)

Just playing, but it was a fun morning. 4/5. 3 trolling, 2 casting.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 15, 2016, 01:15 PM

Nice fish chowdaire

Tell me you didn't catch that fish on a walleye crank
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Post by: Chowdaire on Oct 15, 2016, 02:37 PM
Nice fish chowdaire

Tell me you didn't catch that fish on a walleye crank

I did!

The funny thing is I started off pulling a plug, a modified king crankbait and that walleye crank. Right away the king crank starts bouncing but not pulling drag,....WALLEYE!

5 minutes later the "walleye crank" goes, king. Ended up getting all 5 kings on that walleye crank and my only walleye on a crank made for kings.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 15, 2016, 03:13 PM
I rather see the  walleye :thumbup_smilie:.........................just busting on ya ,glad you had some  fun ...nice fish
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 15, 2016, 03:14 PM
So now you have a cross over crank From eyes to kings lol
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 15, 2016, 03:49 PM
put bigger  hooks on it for kings
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 17, 2016, 10:09 AM
Headed back this weekend!  Cant wait!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Oct 17, 2016, 10:22 AM
walked sandy creek(hilton ny) with my young boy sunday......not much water and even less fish....until you get to the lake...seems like some fish moving in but not too far up the system......we need water!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Oct 18, 2016, 01:05 PM
Nice King chow. That had to be a blast!!!
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Post by: wiredstone on Oct 18, 2016, 04:11 PM
 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: GetBent on Oct 20, 2016, 04:56 AM
Wiredstone have you seen leigh high valley? Thinking of coming up. Let me know if your going to be around. :afro: :afro: :afro:
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Post by: TANK on Oct 20, 2016, 10:08 AM
Jay and I fished Mid river yesterday with HT and Frank. We all had many hookups.Went to shanes for some clean ups. Went to the Elis area in the afternoon. Many more fish and hook ups.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 20, 2016, 10:21 AM

Well done guys
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 21, 2016, 06:22 AM
we got water now

I checked real  quick and  ....

salmon river is flowing  over 850 cfs at Pineville

Oswego river is flowing at over 10,600 cfs  and rising ...be  very careful here remember with multi power stations all up the river   the water can rise very fast and for no seen reason!  if your in the water wear a vest ,and  make sure you  know where the safety stations are.

south sandy is flowing at over 950 cfs and rising

with the heavy rains  that we needed  the water will be rising  please use your head  be safe and have fun
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Post by: westernmas on Oct 21, 2016, 10:48 AM
we got water now

I checked real  quick and  ....

salmon river is flowing  over 850 cfs at Pineville

Oswego river is flowing at over 10,600 cfs  and rising ...be  very careful here remember with multi power stations all up the river   the water can rise very fast and for no seen reason!  if your in the water wear a vest ,and  make sure you  know where the safety stations are.

south sandy is flowing at over 950 cfs and rising

with the heavy rains  that we needed  the water will be rising  please use your head  be safe and have fun

Good news!  Thanks for the update!  I can't wait to get up there in a few weeks.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 21, 2016, 05:11 PM
I had friends who tried to fish the sandys. ..complete blowout from all the rain. Wasn't worth the trip they said.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 21, 2016, 09:41 PM
Oswego river  is  at about 13,500 cfs water is brown

salmon river is  around 2,600 cfs

south sandy is over 1,750 cfs

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Oct 22, 2016, 08:06 AM
I think I'll finish getting decoys ready! 8)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 22, 2016, 12:48 PM
good idea  KP ..... in fulton the power houses are on full  and the water is  almost to the bulk heads ...it went  higher  at 16,7000 cfs  still raining
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 22, 2016, 05:33 PM
We ended up not going Trap.  Thanks for the call!
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 22, 2016, 08:33 PM
Well....we certainly got enough rain for the ducks! maybe tomorrow they will play! 😈
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Deadeyez on Oct 23, 2016, 09:35 PM
How'd the duck hunting go? Went bowhunting this afternoon but no luck. Only 3rd time I haven't seen deer on watch this year
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 23, 2016, 10:17 PM

You'll get one I'm sure bob
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Post by: Deadeyez on Oct 24, 2016, 10:29 AM
I'm with ya Fred. Been seeing quite a few just nothing but fawns in range
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 24, 2016, 10:45 AM

A pic coming your way bob
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 24, 2016, 04:54 PM
The ducks were safe...I went in the woods. No deer to be seen.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: westernmas on Nov 03, 2016, 11:37 AM
Thread has been pretty quiet lately.  Is the bite that hot or is there not much to talk about?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Tuna Meltdown on Nov 04, 2016, 11:01 AM
Thread has been pretty quiet lately.  Is the bite that hot or is there not much to talk about?
I'm heading up early Wednesday morning through Sunday.  I've been reading mixed reports.  Some saying steelhead #'s are way down and they are tough to find and others saying the fishing is easy.  Who knows?  I've never gone up there and not caught fish.
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Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 05, 2016, 06:40 PM
very slow day today
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Post by: neilc on Nov 09, 2016, 07:29 PM
very slow day today

here or the water?
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Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 09, 2016, 08:46 PM
on the water
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Post by: bigal409 on Nov 10, 2016, 06:40 AM
We hit fly zone Sunday. Managed a few steels but not what we are used to this time of year.  >:( I know a guy who hit South Sandy on Sunday and he said it was on fire.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: UglyStik on Nov 16, 2016, 05:21 PM
From Syracuse.com:

http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2016/11/national_grid_giving_2800_acres_of_land_to_ny_state_along_salmon_river.html (http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2016/11/national_grid_giving_2800_acres_of_land_to_ny_state_along_salmon_river.html)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: jeffmac85 on Nov 20, 2016, 08:51 PM
Has Shane been on here at all recently?  Or does anybody possibly know of a way I can contact him besides Facebook as im not into that garbage at all lol.   Even if someone could pm me his contact info I just had a few questions for him about days he might have available and a few other things.  Thanks guys, tight lines
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 20, 2016, 11:41 PM
 
,you won't see him on here much if at all
    Pm sent
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2016, 08:10 AM

,you won't see him on here much if at all
    Pm sent

I'll let Jeff know you sent him a PM.
He don't come on here much either.

lol
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 21, 2016, 08:33 AM

Thanks ,
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Post by: go-phillies on Nov 24, 2016, 09:43 AM
 ???  ???  hey,   what the heck happened to the old gang???????
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: mcully on Nov 24, 2016, 10:40 AM
???  ???  hey,   what the heck happened to the old gang???????
Moved to other formats. Myself I miss the daily photos and real time fish reports. I don't do FB. Change is the only constant. I'm shifting to ice shanty soon. They probably won't be there either.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 24, 2016, 11:07 AM

I'm no fan of FB either
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: neilc on Nov 25, 2016, 09:28 AM
EF fb,
bring back snagger and the perches,
( Fin-der ?? )
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: go-phillies on Nov 26, 2016, 08:15 AM
yeah, I guess it's like everything else,   all good things must come to an end :-\ :sleep1:
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Post by: go-phillies on Nov 26, 2016, 08:16 AM
Wanted to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!!! :clapping: :clapping: :thumbup_smilie: :flag: :flag:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Nov 26, 2016, 09:12 PM
You too Rick!!!! Hope you had a great day! Were  you up at all??
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Nov 28, 2016, 01:14 PM
got some at oz last week

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FqKOA9l8l.jpg&hash=ad3da4976cb8110bb69a5f6972ccdf13)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FDx7Fmfpl.jpg&hash=5a11417a2a0f141e0e0a68ec49a39378)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FEJFaYasl.jpg&hash=dc3a51e31d04d2a328a8a9b2a1c33cc8)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 28, 2016, 02:27 PM
Nice fish Lance - great colors.

(Lampreys suck)

 :whistling:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 28, 2016, 04:37 PM

Nice fish and great colors 👍
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Nov 28, 2016, 04:43 PM
Sick fish lance!
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Post by: fishnmachine on Nov 28, 2016, 05:03 PM
Beautiful fish!   ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 28, 2016, 08:07 PM
nice looking fish red
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigredfishing on Dec 05, 2016, 10:08 AM
Hammered them with Snagger and the gang at the end of last week.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0HyVrG0l.jpg&hash=17fc3b6e2fa028ad4ebb0350475710a3)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 05, 2016, 03:45 PM
Sweet Lance.
Jeff is headed up next week with his buddy.
He is staying with Shayne at his place.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 05, 2016, 03:58 PM
Snag told me the guys had a good bite 👍Nice fish red and company
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Dec 14, 2016, 10:09 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FRpaUY0Fl.jpg&hash=9ca924c40ddc04f6fbc1e6a3def53900) (http://imgur.com/RpaUY0F)

This is a pic of my first steelie for this year.
I used imgur to post the pic. It is large thumbnail size. The original size was huge.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: thetroutwhisperer on Dec 20, 2016, 11:49 AM
Great looking fish and photo KC.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 20, 2016, 02:35 PM
Jeff just got back home last night.
He stayed with Shane.
He showed me a few pictures but I was kinda tied up.
I need to look at them a bit more closely.
Maybe he will post a report.


Or..................maybe not.

 8)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 20, 2016, 06:13 PM
Way to go KC.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Dec 20, 2016, 08:19 PM
Nice fish KC!!😎
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Jan 15, 2017, 05:45 PM
It was a banner day on the river today. I fished with Chris. We were 9 for 17. I will post some pics later
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: SPN on Jan 15, 2017, 07:26 PM
It was a banner day on the river today. I fished with Chris. We were 9 for 17. I will post some pics later


Wow that is a good day!! I might be thinking that game if the ice takes a hit this week.  I week of warm temps might make that bite even better!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Jan 17, 2017, 06:47 PM
Here some pics from last Sunday's trip tp the river:


(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Ft1G8j4Al.jpg&hash=4ee3d6d4ffcaea2adb904da8bee5cea3) (http://imgur.com/t1G8j4A)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fnc7x8Kcl.jpg&hash=6cac52987ab934d1446ece331ee33519) (http://imgur.com/nc7x8Kc)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FqfOuzd9l.jpg&hash=4090e7e175a900d5c9b2d6954c650459) (http://imgur.com/qfOuzd9)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FTsiTAfOl.jpg&hash=f411e67adfc0beacc6f60e73d7cd0300) (http://imgur.com/TsiTAfO)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FESunlall.jpg&hash=b9d52d8b8e78337bf0593d303073e668) (http://imgur.com/ESunlal)
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 17, 2017, 07:17 PM
Wow! Nice!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 18, 2017, 06:14 AM
Great pictures KC. Congratulations.
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Post by: Centerpindrew on Jan 18, 2017, 11:38 AM
Beauties!
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Post by: pieman1998 on Jan 18, 2017, 02:52 PM
nice fish
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bart on Jan 20, 2017, 07:00 AM
kc, nice steelies! (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi42.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe322%2Fswampstalker%2FSMILEYS%2Fhappy0144.gif&hash=c1c612f2869fcc11c3cefad0fdbb8a21)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: wiredstone on Feb 08, 2017, 05:50 PM
Glad too see you getting into them :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Feb 18, 2017, 06:44 PM
was a beautiful day on the river. went 3 for 5 today with one brown in the mix
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 18, 2017, 07:08 PM
KC....you're a steelie- eyed fisher.

Well done.

Rg
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: yankmyline on Mar 04, 2017, 12:16 PM
Hey KC What is your presentation of choice for this time of year?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Mar 05, 2017, 08:09 AM
purple and black marabou
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Mar 19, 2017, 02:51 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FpYHUJnUm.jpg&hash=8d248ce89582f76bcb4b5298384d9524) (http://imgur.com/pYHUJnU)

My first fish after a  long awaited water drop. Should be good fishing through the end of April atleast.
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Post by: Swampking89 on Mar 20, 2017, 04:19 PM
Good job kc!! Again thanks for the AK info!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bart on Mar 20, 2017, 04:23 PM
kc, nice steelie!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fuldraw on Mar 25, 2017, 12:58 PM
We are headed to chase the steelies with flys this coming Thursday through Sunday. It's only our second time for steelhead. Any reports and or tips are greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishshack on Mar 25, 2017, 05:55 PM
We are headed to chase the steelies with flys this coming Thursday through Sunday. It's only our second time for steelhead. Any reports and or tips are greatly appreciated!
.  I was up with a friend for half the day on Thurs.  water was high and fishing was slow. It beat being at work though
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Mar 27, 2017, 05:06 AM
We are headed to chase the steelies with flys this coming Thursday through Sunday. It's only our second time for steelhead. Any reports and or tips are greatly appreciated!
Two of my buddies went up Sunday. Hit the lower fly zone. Water was at 500 and the bite was on. They did very well.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 27, 2017, 06:42 AM
Two of my buddies went up Sunday. Hit the lower fly zone. Water was at 500 and the bite was on. They did very well.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:

water dropped  Friday it's running at about 800  but I'd check before I went it's spring we have run off and rain ,I think it was dropped for the week end ,heres the link you can check for yourselves

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?04250200 (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?04250200)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Apr 01, 2017, 06:27 PM
Anybody know if the hatchery has released their fish yet?
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Apr 01, 2017, 06:32 PM
I read on another site that they just started collecting eggs
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: fishinfred on Apr 17, 2017, 07:46 AM
The hatchery released their fish last week.  The bad news was there were only half as many fish as usual.  The good news was that they were gorgeous, not a white mark on them.  It reinforces what I have always said, they should close the opening when they have enough fish and let them spawn in the brook or river.  When they are not crowded they don't damage themselves.  They can stagger the opening to get fish that spawn at different times.  Not sure what that means about how long they will stay, especially in the high water, but they were healthy fish.  

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: kc on Apr 18, 2017, 08:03 PM
caught 2 of those healthy fish today
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 23, 2017, 11:55 AM
I heard tell a few fish were played with in the river ,figured it was about time
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: oneida1 on Aug 23, 2017, 12:00 PM
all the rain we got should get few early ones up the river
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 23, 2017, 12:04 PM
pssst I think a few might be there ....just saying
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: reeleyz on Aug 23, 2017, 02:54 PM
Some cool nights coming too so that should help.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 23, 2017, 03:05 PM
Jeff is headed up to the dacks this weekend for some camping and light duty stream fishing for trout.
I mentioned this to him.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: GAMBELL on Aug 23, 2017, 05:49 PM
East winds coming Sunday - Tuesday next week.  Get ready.......
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: swamp hawgs on Aug 24, 2017, 09:35 AM
i cant wait!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: pieman1998 on Aug 24, 2017, 03:24 PM
can't wait for steelhead  not salmon in the river
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Aug 28, 2017, 01:28 PM
My buddies went Sunday and hooked a few salmon and landed some small steelhead.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 28, 2017, 04:35 PM
guess  a lot of  folks  are  keeping it under wraps   for  some reason  but  been  some fish up  in the river for awhile
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 28, 2017, 05:12 PM
Trap, the black sponge bloom start up yet??🤔
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 28, 2017, 05:21 PM

KP it's rumored it is but I canned up some from last year if you need some stop over
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 28, 2017, 05:23 PM
Thanks Freddie!!!😎
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 28, 2017, 06:50 PM
KP it's rumored it is but I canned up some from last year if you need some stop over
You guys are just lookin for the biters :whistling: :w00t:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Aug 28, 2017, 07:40 PM
Cruised by/over the river, on I-81, this AM.  Saw a few folks out there with their gear.
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 28, 2017, 08:32 PM
You guys are just lookin for the biters :whistling: :w00t:
Well....yea!!!!😜
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 29, 2017, 06:24 AM
I been using something new !  it's called a  kayuk fly ... simple  fly  tied  in many  sizes  with bright glow bug yarn   fished   with a dead drift  style   simply toss the  fly well ahead of a salmon watch the  fly  just  pass  his  head  set the  hook straight up  and  KAAAA  YUKKKKK  fish on !!!!!

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 30, 2017, 06:48 AM
Sounds like you got the system down pretty good Trap!! How 'bout sharing some of those kayuk flies with your buds?? 😁 I'll bring the coffee!!🎣
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Aug 30, 2017, 09:53 AM
yea trap show us a pic. I tried to google it but don't show any such thing ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 30, 2017, 10:04 AM
It's a custom fly of his own design
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Aug 30, 2017, 01:27 PM
secret weapon huh?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 30, 2017, 01:38 PM
secret weapon huh?  ;D ;D
You know how he's always thinking outside the box 📦
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 30, 2017, 02:17 PM
DSR  is already hyping up a good run this weekend.... ::)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 31, 2017, 07:38 PM
i  told  you guys  how  to  tie  it  and  how to  fish it  .....

take  a  hook  size  2  or  4  .......  but a  small  amount of  glow  yarn on it ...I  prefer  bright orange  personally  for  better  visability  ....place  a  split  shot or 2   4  foot  up the  leader .... be  legal  now   guys  !!!!!  now   using  good  polaroid  glasses  spot  a   fish   cast  directly in  front of the  fish  and  let the  line  dead  drift   try  to  get the  split  shot   to  drift  very  close to his  face on your  side  ...when  you see  your  line  is  just  beyond his  head .... THE  FISH  HAS TAKEN YOUR  FLY  !!!!!  lift directly  upward  hard   your  rod  will  make  a  kaaaayuk  sound  and  fish  on!!!!!  those  darn old  kings  sure  do hit out od  aggression  don't they ...I  think the  state  may need  to make  a  law  agaist  small  children  wadeing in the river!!!!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Aug 31, 2017, 10:59 PM
yea trap show us a pic. I tried to google it but don't show any such thing ??? ??? ???
....al you are a putz arent ya....take a piece a glow yarn or any yarn take a hook tie the the yarn in a granny not fish away....good grief mr technical salmon fly tier :D
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Aug 31, 2017, 11:03 PM
Al i forgot heres the site grannyknot.com
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 01, 2017, 10:56 AM
Al i forgot heres the site grannyknot.com
:thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2017, 10:14 AM
they  raised  the  water   sat and  sun  to  about 900 I guess  then  droped  it  last night I  know  the  lower  end  had   a lot of  fish  at least in the  morning ...i'd  say  get fishing  ......  with  no one  reporting   on this thread  you out of  towners  can always  call all seasons  for  current reports. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv?cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&site_no=04250200&period=&begin_date=2017-08-28&end_date=2017-09-04 (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv?cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&site_no=04250200&period=&begin_date=2017-08-28&end_date=2017-09-04)    you can google  salmon  river  water  flow   new  York  for  water  conditions  and  even  check the   DSR  report  .... I  don't have  face  book  so I  don't know  how to help you their.....  i'm  not  going to  report  how  many fish I  caught hooked  up  or  any of that last year  I did  and it  caused  WW3  I will say I had  fun  and i'm sure you would too it  will only  improve .....

Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 04, 2017, 12:47 PM
Ok trapp we know how you can be 😜
I got a report from a bud said that a  run came through pulaski yesterday
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2017, 01:13 PM
they  were  low  in the  river   fri and  sat  got  good ....... I  just have  had  people  calling and  asking  so  figured i'd  tell them  how  to  find  out info   on their own , I  don't  see many of the  salmon  river  crew   posting ....and  don't  forget  larrys  salmon  shop in  Oswego  for info  down  there
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 04, 2017, 01:34 PM

Here are a couple numbers to call
Salmon river sport shop 315-298-4343
All season sports 315-298-6433
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 06, 2017, 04:54 AM
I know the  lower  part of  the river and the  DSR was on fire yesterday lots of cohos
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: swamp hawgs on Sep 06, 2017, 12:44 PM
its 2017 not 2016 guys. what happened to the 2017 thread?
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 06, 2017, 02:31 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: Rugburn on Sep 06, 2017, 02:37 PM
its 2017 not 2016 guys. what happened to the 2017 thread?


Just be glad they're talking, period.  ;)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 06, 2017, 02:50 PM
I'm not into time man.

 8)
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Post by: rakerdave on Sep 06, 2017, 04:03 PM
Lower is on fire again today
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER 2015-2016 SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 06, 2017, 08:25 PM
its 2017 not 2016 guys. what happened to the 2017 thread?

look were just posting to help out people that don't live here I don't think anyone cares if it says 16 or 17..........if you want make a 2017 thread

I knew theres some fish in Oswego too my suggestion is to call larry's salmon shop for up to date reports.....he has some great skein floats and beads

thanks for the report raker
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 08, 2017, 03:56 PM
I'm not into time man.

 8)

Its fictional anways!
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER , SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD...
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 08, 2017, 03:59 PM
Its fictional anways!

Also relevant

 ;)
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER , SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD...
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 08, 2017, 05:02 PM
I'm pretty sure people can comprehend well enough to figure out date and time replies are posted , pretty simple fish are running 😲
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Sep 08, 2017, 06:39 PM
I'm pretty sure people can comprehend well enough to figure out date and time replies are posted , pretty simple fish are running 😲

I don't know about that.  Comprehend thing, that is.  8)
Can someone show or teach me what "flossing" is?  I overheard a conversation today and couldn't figure out what/why a group of guys were discussing their teeth for!  Then I figured out they were talking salmon.  ??? 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 08, 2017, 07:33 PM
There are lots of phrases and words that discribe  flossing , 😲
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Post by: camo_fish on Sep 08, 2017, 07:43 PM
just like human's flossing.
dragging your line thru the open month of a salmon is flossing.   ;D
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 08, 2017, 08:58 PM
Glorified snagging....flossing! 😁🎣

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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 11, 2017, 08:45 AM


I heard there was a lot of that going on above the ball fields this weekend.  :nono: :nono: :nono:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 11, 2017, 10:54 AM

Just rumors , 
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 11, 2017, 12:16 PM
Just rumors , 
wish it was
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 11, 2017, 12:42 PM

Trapp knows when they are on the feed 😏
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 11, 2017, 03:20 PM
I know nothing ......nothingggggggggggggg  ;D
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 11, 2017, 03:26 PM
I know nothing ......nothingggggggggggggg  ;D


Shultzy!!

 :D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 11, 2017, 08:31 PM
Yea trap theres a quite a few fish in oswego river skien bite is a little slow but the fly and beads up at the dam are workung well guys were drifting beads under a bobber and hooking up on the wall..i drifted a mop fly under a float and did pretty good..not on fire up there but fish are there..alot of kings at the dam
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 11, 2017, 08:32 PM
Fished salmon river also kindda quiet sunday except for the flossers
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER , SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD...
Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 12, 2017, 11:22 AM
hit Oswego today  ,if the water went threw the power house instead of the  d**n it would be better for everyone .....one small steelie,pretty slow
Title: Re: SALMON RIVER , SALMON AND STEELHEAD THREAD...
Post by: bigal409 on Sep 12, 2017, 12:03 PM
hit Oswego today  ,if the water went threw the power house instead of the  d**n it would be better for everyone .....one small steelie,pretty slow
Hey Trapper. You better see what big guy's secret is. He says he got into them good there. Of course it's probably one of his fishy stories. :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 12, 2017, 01:50 PM
Yea trap theres a quite a few fish in oswego river skien bite is a little slow but the fly and beads up at the dam are workung well guys were drifting beads under a bobber and hooking up on the wall..i drifted a mop fly under a float and did pretty good..not on fire up there but fish are there..alot of kings at the dam

hooking salmon in the mouth under a float with beads and flies?   Just at the wall or up at the spillway too?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 12, 2017, 02:33 PM

Ok so it makes a difference what you drift as long as you don't keep fouled fish ? 🤔
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 12, 2017, 02:40 PM
i only seen one  legal fish  and that was a  maybe  ...... seen a lot snagged with fast tracs  and  2 chromers  ............not sure about the spillway  nor the dam ,was  water coming over the dam ...going back down later ....

Freddie i heard that they hit those fast tracs so hard they often fly outta their mouths and get stuck in their sides!!!! ....

most kings are still caught with a 1/0 hook and a fast  upward motion of the rod ..... :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 12, 2017, 02:56 PM
Trapp sometimes they are so aggressive on a strike they miss a plug and get stuck else where 🎣Just like a smallie
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 12, 2017, 07:37 PM
Just on the wall drifting bobbers.high wall ..on the wall its called the skien train...but yes guys do use floats up around the dam and do very well
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 12, 2017, 10:04 PM
Sooo....is it safe to say that salmon will hit a bare hook???😁 C'mon Trap... fill us in!!!😁
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Post by: hunts2long on Sep 13, 2017, 06:22 AM
...with their back or tail they will hit it.....h2l
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 13, 2017, 07:19 AM
oh hunts  I'm a old  salmon river rat  from way  back ...I assure  you  ,I can get those ole salmon to hit that bare hook and   have  everyone  right in the kisser   :rotflol:  I thinl it's the  shine on the hook they think it's a baitfish or  something  :rotflol:

Freddie  what do you think ????
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 13, 2017, 07:54 AM

Trapp I have no doubt in your ability in getting those things to hit a shiny object
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 13, 2017, 08:30 AM
Trap loves shiny objects.

 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 13, 2017, 08:01 PM
I know where the fish are!!! 

hey few things to remember  get caught wading in Oswego without a approved  pfd your getting a ticket and yes they have a guy watching I think the firedept still has loaners..... new this year it cost you a buck a fish to use the fish cleaning station.... no access (legal)  to the east side unless you walk across the river
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 13, 2017, 08:07 PM


I know where the fish are!!! 




 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 13, 2017, 08:13 PM
Hey trap what is an approved pfd and how do you get one and where do you get it approved at...is that a new lure pfd.... ???
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 14, 2017, 04:54 AM
told ya you can get a loaner at the fire dept,
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 14, 2017, 06:20 AM
told ya you can get a loaner at the fire dept,
....ohhh i can get a loan at the fire department... ;D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 14, 2017, 06:24 AM
Ohhh i read wrong i can get one at loaner fire department...where is that i googled it and i cant find it..
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 14, 2017, 06:53 AM
Im not positive but look up east 35 Cayuga st
315-343-2161
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 14, 2017, 12:19 PM
Im not positive but look up east 35 Cayuga st
315-343-2161
...how do i find the town loaner though..loaner fire department must be in the town of loaner ;D
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 14, 2017, 01:29 PM
...how do i find the town loaner though..loaner fire department must be in the town of loaner ;D
:wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 14, 2017, 01:31 PM
Trapp gave the advise
I just supplied the number , 😜

  
 
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Post by: UglyStik on Sep 14, 2017, 05:36 PM
Sorry to butt in, if you are serious it is a "U.S. Coast Guard-approved Type III life jacket".  Should be marked on the jacket.

Info can be found here  http://visitoswegocounty.com/city-of-oswego-and-brookfield-implement-new-personal-flotation-device-zones-at-varick-hydropower-dam-on-oswego-river/ (http://visitoswegocounty.com/city-of-oswego-and-brookfield-implement-new-personal-flotation-device-zones-at-varick-hydropower-dam-on-oswego-river/)

Good luck! And somebody post some pics of these monsters for us!
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 14, 2017, 06:13 PM
The last time i wore one of those was god cant remeber..they dont have my size...now what do i do...
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 14, 2017, 06:19 PM
Strap  4 throw cushions on or duct tape your choice , lmao
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 14, 2017, 09:18 PM
Strap  4 throw cushions on or duct tape your choice , lmao
....i got it thanks fillet im gonna go get one of those small blow up kiddie pools..cut the bottom out take a tag off of a pfd and tape it on...i can be out in the water wearing a pool toto... ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 14, 2017, 10:06 PM

Perfect 😜
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 15, 2017, 04:02 AM
we are the elite fisherman of our area and all we got to talk about are dieing salmon up the river that don't hit and home made  life jackets .........we need a life  gentleman   :rotflol:    

three serious notes ...DON'T BE  SENDING YOUR 12 YEAR OLDS ALONE TO FISH THE DAM AREA!!!!!  ARE YOU  STUPID???? THATS DANGEROUS WATER!


SECOND  you can't keep  rainbows  or steelies under 21 inches  you guys  sticking them in your pack packs  been reported


the nut that dumped the fish carcuses in the kiddie poll  that's  called illegal dumping of solid waste and is a 1800 dollar fine .....is it really worth it????
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 15, 2017, 07:23 AM

Trapp it's broke and will never be fixed
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 15, 2017, 01:21 PM
Huh 12 yr old at dam...wasnt me ;D.i was up there todsy with my toto on ...home made life jacket..worked good when i stepped into a hole up there and floated around for a minute the salmon i was fighting pulled me out...i would like to know where the fish went..it was slow up there..1 hook up and i got him but thats it...trap as far as the fish carcas it wasnt fish..someone had the the poops ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 17, 2017, 02:09 PM
heard the salmon river had a billion people but a lot of fish ... slow skein bite at Oswego ,the ropers at the dam are having a field day .....
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 17, 2017, 02:24 PM

It's busy trapp ,
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 18, 2017, 07:15 AM
A few of my friends went to salmon river sais it was slow ...the night wall at oswego has been pretty good..and with the temps being in the 80s all week with no rain im thinking thing are gonna come to screaming hault for a while...the females i hooked over the weekend are super tight skiens yet.
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Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 18, 2017, 08:24 AM
them guys down at that night wall in oz are pretty ornery, uh?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 18, 2017, 09:59 AM

 yesterday on the salmon it depended where you were ,my buds had a nice time , and they are into them again today , just got back from town it's pretty busy with traffic
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 18, 2017, 12:25 PM
I've done well ,only problem in Oswego is no water threw the generators so the highwall is slow up by the dam is going well
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 18, 2017, 08:16 PM
Bigred you must a ran into mikie and them..usually there good but they drank alot a beer on the high wall if your talking about saterday night...lol
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 19, 2017, 09:35 AM
what I'm going to say is purely opinion which means 20  self proclaimed experts that watch  tv fishing and listen to elitist will say I'm crazy, I have said for many many years water temp has nothing to do with a salmon run ,it's water flow and amount of day light  hours .... right now  iswego and salmon river prove this   salmon river is 64 degrees and Oswego  at67  degrees and yet they are having a good run
 with  no water going threw the generators few fish are on the high wall  yet up on the  east side of the dam (heavest flow) you can hook as many fish as you want  ...... if water temps where as important as important as we been told we would have no fish and the ones in the river would all be dead .....their not in fact every fish I have hooked is very healthy and silver ..... I like wading in cut offs and a tee short  ;D

ps the white perch bite is rockin :rotflol:
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Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 19, 2017, 08:08 PM
I don't think the temps have quite as much to do with the salmon run, if there is water for them to go up, and its their time they are going to make to move into creeks and rivers.  This in turn draws in the browns looking for a quick meal.  I do however think water temps have a lot more impact of steelhead.  On warm years like this I haven't seen as many early steelhead come into the creeks (besides just inside the mouths chasing bait fish).  Just my 2 cents
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 19, 2017, 08:25 PM
I don't know seen more rainbows caught this week then browns by far
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Post by: jeffmac85 on Sep 19, 2017, 09:16 PM
Always exceptions to the norm ;)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 20, 2017, 03:01 AM
Yesterday according to my buds another group of fish moved in yesterday so there was fish up high and around the town area ,
Without rain to bring up the tribs  the action will continue to be in Oswego and the salmon
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 20, 2017, 05:52 AM
your 100% right Freddie  the tribs need water  but we usually are in the small  creeks in oct .....  I did catch a salmon that had a eel still on it ....ugly creature for sure .....
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 20, 2017, 06:11 AM

Well that must have been a nice surprise  :w00t:
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Post by: bigredfishing on Sep 20, 2017, 11:52 AM
yeah it seems oz is loaded with domestics right now
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 20, 2017, 04:46 PM
pretty fish ....
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 20, 2017, 06:07 PM

That Washington strain are great looking fish for sure
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Post by: GAMBELL on Sep 20, 2017, 11:56 PM
That Washington strain are great looking fish for sure

There were a ton of them in the lake this summer too. 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 21, 2017, 12:26 AM
There were a ton of them in the lake this summer too. 
Well that's good news ,
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 21, 2017, 06:40 AM
well don't worry the dam dwellers are doing their part to lower the population including filling knap sacks and walking out ..... or the new trick is the Asians  get a limit  call the parking lot and have their wives drag the fish out while they start the next limit they even have a spotter in the tree!!!!  you can't make this up .... not one DEC officer this week at OZ  but I think they will be around from now on  ;D.................the rope em and smoke em  low water  circle the dam death match  ....yeah I don't care if ya  rope a king but when your filling knap sacks with browns and bows ya deserve to be making wedding vows with someone named bubba in prison
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 21, 2017, 06:50 AM

Well give a call to mr Dorrett, or mr Hager , that should do it 💪🏼
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 21, 2017, 06:51 AM
oh I called
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 21, 2017, 09:36 PM
How are the browns at Oswego this year trap? Last year when I made it out there was a ton being caught. I got 2 pretty 7lbers myself
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 22, 2017, 05:29 AM
ravo I seen some browns caught  I wouldn't say in great numbers  but a lot of beautiful domestics ....even a few walleyes  still getting caught
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 23, 2017, 12:58 PM
water temp hot 72 in Oswego river  yesterday  >:( at that  temp I'm not going to target  any rainbows  , I'm sure if  you strain them they will  die for  sure in that warm water
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 23, 2017, 01:00 PM
Walleyes are comfy with 70*😀 Those lake run rainbows don't care much for it , I think your right trapp they would stress out
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 23, 2017, 01:01 PM
Walleyes are comfy with 70*😀


why yes they are  ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 24, 2017, 06:17 AM
Freddie you mentioned walleyes last night kid drifting gets a 23 inch walleye asked me if he could keep it ....the white perch bite  continues to be strong lol

water temp is still 72

1450 cfs  all water  coming from dam no water released threw power house

I did see a kayaker fishing at the power house and he hooked up and landed the fish!

3 fish on total but I met some nice  people
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2017, 06:23 AM

Well I'm sure you said yes keep the eye and put the whites in your cooler lmao
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 26, 2017, 03:52 AM
the warm weather and low water has taken it's toll theres not even  many fish near the dam
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 26, 2017, 05:08 AM
Couple more days and it will cool down ,
Had to run some errands in town , lots of guys wearing neoprenes ,bet they were cooked  😜🍳
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 26, 2017, 05:50 AM
I been wearing pro cut offs old sneaks and corkers lol
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 27, 2017, 07:11 AM
heading  to oswegoin a little while  slow start this am think i'll go  and throw plugs or I might actually drift worms for walleyes
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 27, 2017, 07:28 AM

Good luck trapp 🎣
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Post by: kc on Sep 27, 2017, 08:03 AM

(https://s26.postimg.org/wewxwtyqt/0913171243b.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wewxwtyqt/)

Just wanted to post a pic of a nice fresh salmon I caught a couple of weeks ago. Will be going back up in the am.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 27, 2017, 08:12 AM

Nice fish KC 🎣
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 27, 2017, 01:13 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/wewxwtyqt/0913171243b.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wewxwtyqt/)

Just wanted to post a pic of a nice fresh salmon I caught a couple of weeks ago. Will be going back up in the am.

kc it was great a few weeks ago  Oswego has slowed down a lot  I hear salmon river still has a lot of fish
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Post by: kc on Sep 27, 2017, 01:56 PM
will be there in the morning with Stormy and Kowboy
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 27, 2017, 08:12 PM
you going up to the dam  or fishing the high wall?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 28, 2017, 06:23 AM
if you are going to wade fish Oswego I would  cross above the power house (first stairs down )  wade toward east side and fish that run  above the dug out  it had a lot of fish in it yesterday
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Post by: NYSportxman on Sep 28, 2017, 08:54 AM
Does the Oswego Salmon Shop sell night crawlers?
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Post by: westernmas on Sep 28, 2017, 09:53 AM
kc it was great a few weeks ago  Oswego has slowed down a lot  I hear salmon river still has a lot of fish

I was up there over the weekend.  There were a ton of salmon in the river.  I fished mainly up near the lower fly zone but they are spread out through out most of the river.  I hooked into a few but didn't land anything.  It seemed like they could use some rain up there.  The flows were pretty low and the fish were stacked up in deeper spots and didn't move much from like 10:30-4.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 28, 2017, 10:20 AM
Does the Oswego Salmon Shop sell night crawlers?

yes he does  rember the salmon shop will be shuting down oct 26
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Post by: NYSportxman on Sep 28, 2017, 10:30 AM
yes he does  rember the salmon shop will be shuting down oct 26

Thanks Trap!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 28, 2017, 11:11 AM
if the shop isclosed  wal mart is  north on 104 a few miles
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Post by: kc on Sep 29, 2017, 09:20 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/1Y001Nmm.jpg)

Here is a pic of a bunch of good freinds at Shane's after a great day of fishing on the 28th. Many limits were caught, but only these few got to ride in the truck
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 29, 2017, 07:52 PM
Is that the infamous kowboy???
Good work on the sharks!!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2017, 01:59 PM
finally got to fish with  big guy and his son!!!! had a great time even  if the fish weren't as active as we wished  the excitement was  seeing little guy hook up and  some moron that thought my net was community property ...... other then that was a good morning  and big al you been replaced  by the chocolate lady  not only does she have better snacks she  smells better and is a lot more pretty !!!!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2017, 08:24 PM
Glad you guys had fun , it's always great to see the young ones with fish on
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 02, 2017, 05:10 AM
Hey Trapper that's great. Now I get all my snacks to myself.  ;D ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 02, 2017, 05:43 AM
al what happened up on salmon river?????

yesterday  more fish caught on the high wall still slow  water  temp had droped  from 73  degrees to 67 I'm sure lower this morning , seen a law enforcement presence  and I'm happy about that ....everyone complains  about the  to many  officers  then when theres none   some  morons  start using treble hooks at the power house and  think the limit  is how many trips you can drag fish to the buffet down the road ....now  just  to clearify what I'm saying   and  it will ruffle feathers ...if you  rip a fish  next to me  and take it home  ,I don't care  ...it you rip 300 in a week and have your wives drag them out and salmon appears on the 6.95 buffet well...........I'm calling  ....... if you get in the corner  of the  power house put on a treble hook then  walk that fish down the wall net it and openly sell it .....not only are you a poacher ,your really stupid ....now this is a very very small percentage of the fishernman in Oswego ,most have been great guys ......

back to the report  I seen a lot of chrome   up above  and know lots were taken by pinners running beads and skein seen another alantic  ....and seen some guys enjoying themselves  catching sheep head ...that's right a couple guys were  honestly fishing for sheephead ...they say they taste better then salmon and I believe them!!!
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 02, 2017, 07:08 AM
Trapper. I fished Salmon river both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday at ball field area. Had several hookups early then it slowed to a crawl later on. Sunday fished lower in river and was pretty much non stop action for entire day. Sunday was good day for fishermen and bad day for fish. Saw some nice chrome and coho taken. Also got to meet the town deer that they have name Bella. Pretty cool to have a deer let you come up and pet it.  :D :D
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 02, 2017, 09:27 PM
Your right trapper the chocolate lady is much better looking than bigal..man she a bag full too..lol still slow up there water is even lower now...but that wont matter soon they have to spawn...yea ya gotta love those guys with a treble hook and split shot..tail shot everytime they came down the wall..community net thats a good one lol they have nerve dont ya know they have to land those tail hooked fish.they got real bad after u left
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 02, 2017, 09:43 PM
Hey trap i forgot thanks for getting little guy cranked up on bluegills lol he goes hey dad we gotta go get bluegills trapper said he knows a good spot and no one wants to go....he does hahaha..thanks buddy..
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 03, 2017, 05:30 AM
Your right trapper the chocolate lady is much better looking than bigal..man she a bag full too..lol still slow up there water is even lower now...but that wont matter soon they have to spawn...yea ya gotta love those guys with a treble hook and split shot..tail shot everytime they came down the wall..community net thats a good one lol they have nerve dont ya know they have to land those tail hooked fish.they got real bad after u left
no more Butterfingers for you from me any more. You can get them from the chocolate lady.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 03, 2017, 04:10 PM
I'll be making my way out Thursday morning. I'm hoping these cooler temps and coming rain showers help push em in. Either way always a great trip. See you guys in a few days
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 03, 2017, 06:31 PM

Ravo I think you should do just fine , still lots of fish around ,
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 03, 2017, 08:13 PM
ravo salmon river is on fire
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 04, 2017, 05:04 AM
ravo salmon river is on fire
shhh Trapper. It's a secret. ::) ::) I'm going up for 4 days this weekend. My buddy went yesterday and had one of the best days ever in 30 years.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 04, 2017, 07:50 AM
oswego has started to find some life , I also noticed a lot of really fresh silver jacks .... the drift boats   crushed them ....it is good to see the DEC on the river  thank you gentlemen , water is still now the power stations are still off but the water was down to 66 yesterday morning ,now i'll be hunting the next week so you guys  set there butts on fire  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 04, 2017, 08:11 AM
I was in town yesterday (Pulaski)  , by the looks of the parking lots it's no secret 😜Busiest I've seen it in years , great run after the last couple years , much needed  for fishermen and businesses
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 04, 2017, 07:01 PM
I ran down to Oswego one last time before hunting camp  ,I got soaked during the brief shower and got no fish  :rotflol:
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 05, 2017, 05:06 AM
I ran down to Oswego one last time before hunting camp  ,I got soaked during the brief shower and got no fish  :rotflol:
I was going to try Oswego one day over the weekend on my 4 day trip but think I'll stay in Pulaski.  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 05, 2017, 05:39 AM
al Oswego isn't producing well  your better of on salmon river
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 05, 2017, 07:27 AM
Fly boxes are filled. I'm sticking with Salmon River.  :o :o
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 05, 2017, 08:01 AM

Rained pretty good last night good luck big
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 05, 2017, 08:04 AM
rope em and smoke em AL.... :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 06, 2017, 11:03 AM
Got 2 at Black hole last night when we got here. Pretty productive. This morning the hole was pretty dead. Stopping for lunch. Hopefully we find some this afternoon
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2017, 01:55 PM
head upstream  you'll find  fish
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 06, 2017, 02:04 PM
head upstream  you'll find  fish
X2
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Post by: MattyP123 on Oct 06, 2017, 03:18 PM
Didn't this year start out with you (trap) saying find your own fish? Now it seems you've got your white gloves on directing people to the fish  :police: :police:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 06, 2017, 03:23 PM
Didn't this year start out with you (trap) saying find your own fish? Now it seems you've got your white gloves on directing people to the fish  :police: :police:

This is the new trap.
A more refined trap.

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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2017, 04:21 PM
wro0ng matty  I said I wasn't  going to  say what I caught  and I haven't, the reason  for that is last year I went to the  stair case   caught fish posted in  here and the other  guy  about called me a liar , even though he never got there to the afternoon .....  I  have  always  not only  posted  where  but  how  flies I used  and how to  tie  the  fly ......  I  started  posting on this  thread to keep it  alive  and I though I was  doing a  half decent job  but  I  can quit  if  you have a issue ....people I fish with   are  only a phone call away .... I was  only trying to help people that drive a long distance   so they know  theres  fish in the water  ....
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 06, 2017, 04:27 PM
Well said trapp , and just keep doing what your doing , approval ratings are over rated  , PS call coming
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2017, 04:30 PM
what  do we  know  Freddie  we only been  fishing salmon river about  60  years  and    hell  we  were  ten  before they even stocked  salmon  :rotflol:
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 06, 2017, 04:45 PM
Boy wish I was sitting in the boat at the willow hole all day today...... :( :( :(
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 06, 2017, 04:47 PM
Boy wish I was sitting in the boat at the willow hole all day today...... :( :( :(
Don't look like I will make a tip this year....
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2017, 04:54 PM
go upstream    my  friend  .... go  upstream
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Post by: MattyP123 on Oct 06, 2017, 05:15 PM
I was only joking, sheesh  :o Your helping a lot of people, that's awesome
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2017, 05:33 PM
matty  it's  ok I  apologize  i'm a  little  on the  edge  after a  few  disturbing  e mails  I had  gotten  , I  shouldn't have  taken it  out on  you i'm sorry  you always  been a  good  guy  .....  extends  hand  in friendship  :D
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Post by: MattyP123 on Oct 06, 2017, 05:47 PM
Haha No sweat! I really like this thread because I've always (well since the beginning of my young fly angling career a few years ago) wanted to go up there. Maybe this winter  :laugh:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2017, 05:51 PM
let  us  know  when  we'll bring ya a  coffee  :)
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 06, 2017, 06:04 PM
Ended up in Altman at the lower fly zone. Definitely fish to be caught. Drove over the 3 bridge in the back and didn't see one fish jumping. Thinking of hitting oz tomorrow
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 06, 2017, 06:24 PM
been  quiet  on the  high wall    dam area  has  some  fish  but  most are  toward  the  east  side   where the  water  is really  flowing  some  browns and  chrome   to boot  depending on the  day  good  luck ravo
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 06, 2017, 07:28 PM
That's part of the reason I want to head there. I'd love to get some big browns.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Oct 07, 2017, 09:01 AM
Hit the river yesterday with my son it was loaded with fish he landed his first salmon ever and now the fish isn't the only one that's hooked
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Post by: pimplepounder on Oct 07, 2017, 09:08 AM

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Post by: SKUNK-MASTER on Oct 07, 2017, 12:38 PM
awesome I love when kids catch fish that are almost as big as them  :flex:
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Post by: zwiggles on Oct 07, 2017, 02:12 PM
Thatís awesome! He looks pumped
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 07, 2017, 06:38 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 09, 2017, 04:17 AM
with this rain i'd say  start watching the tribs once that water level goes up I think we will have fish everywhere
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 09, 2017, 08:09 AM
Back to the real world. Landed a couple fish. Oswego was definitely slow. Not used to seeing it like that. There was a good amount of fish up in Altmar. I wish It had rained like this the week before. I love fishing the smaller streams. Oh well. Fun trip as always. See you guess next year
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 10, 2017, 07:33 AM
rope em and smoke em AL.... :thumbup_smilie:
[/quote
  Hey Trapper. I found a few that liked my flies. Had a good time. Started out weekend low in river and finished up weekend in lower fly zone.  ;D ;D
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Post by: wallyworld on Oct 10, 2017, 03:12 PM
Took a ride up to the hatchery this morning. They're in full swing with egg collection. Never seen salmon egg collection before, worth checking out.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 10, 2017, 04:03 PM
That's always worth  a trip wally......
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Post by: wallyworld on Oct 10, 2017, 05:11 PM
Yes Raquette it is. Been to see the walleye stripped many times, never made it up to see the salmon before. Very different than the walleye procedure, very interesting indeed  ;)  I guess the steelhead procedure is done more like walleye except they are sedated with co2 first.  Going to try to catch that in the spring  ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 11, 2017, 05:58 PM
   http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2017/10/fish_girl_outdoors_upset_by_littering_salmon_fishing_slobs_on_salmon_river.html#incart_river_home   (http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2017/10/fish_girl_outdoors_upset_by_littering_salmon_fishing_slobs_on_salmon_river.html#incart_river_home)
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Post by: zwiggles on Oct 11, 2017, 08:42 PM
That is a great story Raquettedacker! Well at least the part about people taking the initiative to help clean up is. The trash not so much.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 12, 2017, 06:44 AM
Great story!  I suggest  someone  with  facebook ( which I don't  have)  contact her and  ask her to  come to this thread and   add to it in her own  words! 

secondly   years ago the  drift  boat  capts  would   get together  do  down the  river   getting line  out and  picking  up trash ,it  was amazing how  much  line  the  pulled out  of the  river , does anyone  know if they still do  this?

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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 13, 2017, 05:30 AM
Great story!  I suggest  someone  with  facebook ( which I don't  have)  contact her and  ask her to  come to this thread and   add to it in her own  words! 

secondly   years ago the  drift  boat  capts  would   get together  do  down the  river   getting line  out and  picking  up trash ,it  was amazing how  much  line  the  pulled out  of the  river , does anyone  know if they still do  this?
I pulled my share of line out last weekend. Some of it was even my own. At least I got some of my flies back.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 13, 2017, 05:58 AM
Well on my way home from Adams NY I stopped at a few streams ,  lots of guys out fishing and seen a few fish , also saw the GIGs  on south sandy yesterday
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Post by: westernmas on Nov 14, 2017, 02:58 PM
How's the steelhead fishing in the SR?  I'll be heading up Wednesday night to fish a long weekend.  Last I heard the water was high and the fishing was tough.  Any suggestions are appreciated.  I'll be using a fly rod.  Curious if I should be rigged up with sink tip or if a few nice sized split shots will do the trick.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 15, 2017, 05:28 AM

Westernmas give one of the shops a call
Salmon river sport shop 315-298-3434
Or all seasons 1-315-298-6433 hope this helps ,
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Post by: westernmas on Nov 15, 2017, 09:47 AM
Westernmas give one of the shops a call
Salmon river sport shop 315-298-3434
Or all seasons 1-315-298-6433 hope this helps ,

Thanks.  I'll stop in at one of the shops to get the lowdown.  I'm going up regardless.  Going to be darn cold.
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Post by: fla..redfish on Nov 15, 2017, 11:27 AM
goggle - salmon river fishing reports
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Post by: fishshack on Nov 15, 2017, 11:42 AM
You should have plenty of elbow room Sat and Sunday as A lot of guys will be in the woods for the Southern zone gun opener. Looks like the water is coming down so that should help ya. Good luck!!!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 15, 2017, 03:29 PM
Very true fishshack
You would think living 5 miles from the river my whole life Iíd be more on top of it , 
    Itís really those pesky walleyes fault these days lol
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Post by: fishshack on Nov 15, 2017, 05:47 PM
I hear ya Fred. I used to spend a lot of time up there chasing steelies too. Fun to catch. Too bad they donít taste like walleyes!!!!
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Post by: westernmas on Nov 22, 2017, 10:06 AM
Thanks for those that provided input.  The fishing was very good from Thursday-Sunday.  We fished in flows from anywhere from the high 700s down into the 300s.  It seems like the fish settled down into some holding spots after the high water.  We landed fish every day.  I only got one but it was my first steelhead that I have actually landed.  I've been up for several years now and was never able to actually land one.  I've hooked a bunch but always seemed to get broken off or pull the hook.  The weather held up until Sunday and since we stay on the edge of tug hill we woke up early and got on the rode back to MA.  Any idea how much snow they ended up with?  I thought I heard about 10 inches in some parts.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 22, 2017, 03:25 PM

Congrats , Iím glad all went well
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Post by: bigredfishing on Nov 27, 2017, 08:33 AM
monday was interesting, we got about 6 inches of snow in altmar in a few hours.   Amazing how wet you get fishing in heavy snow like that, even with rain gear and waders on.   It was a good week of fishing.
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Post by: kc on Nov 28, 2017, 06:47 PM
had a good day on the river. Went 7 for 15 today.  pics to follow
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Post by: kc on Nov 28, 2017, 06:56 PM

(https://s7.postimg.org/j68jew053/1128171254d_HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/j68jew053/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/3xim1alxz/1128171314b_HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3xim1alxz/)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Nov 28, 2017, 08:20 PM
Nicely done kc!
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Post by: kc on Dec 19, 2017, 04:53 PM
fishing Gods has been good to me this year. I fished today and went 5 for 6. In the past 4 trips I am 17 for 35 on steelhead. Banner year for me
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Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 20, 2017, 08:01 PM
Nice, kc! That's awesome.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 03, 2018, 01:34 PM
hey  not sure why no one is posting about salmon river  but  there are some fish and I dusted this thread off  ..... I know  theres fish if anyone cares to post or  bs about it
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Post by: SeanP on Sep 03, 2018, 04:20 PM
Thanks Trapper!!  I have been wondering why no posts myself.........
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 03, 2018, 06:56 PM
The salmon must be hitting for Trap to dust off this thread!!!😁
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 03, 2018, 07:29 PM
The salmon must be hitting for Trap to dust off this thread!!!😁
Sounds like the sponge patch is almost ripe 😉
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 03, 2018, 08:19 PM
 ♫ ♪  ohhhhh who lives in  da rapids and  rips in a  salmon ......sponge bob square pants ..... ♫ ♪
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Post by: paulyum1616 on Sep 04, 2018, 09:38 AM
I was up Sunday just to look around, only 5 guys in the town Hole. Went to the Hatchery and only saw two fish in the ladder.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 04, 2018, 09:46 AM

They will come,  I remember  many years that things ran a little later ,
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2018, 10:38 AM
good days and bad  lower river  first thing in the morning  then from 4 to dark ...you'll see some fish

to my friend that sent me the pictures ^5  your secret is safe and thank you
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 04, 2018, 11:05 AM
good days and bad  lower river  first thing in the morning  then from 4 to dark ...you'll see some fish

to my friend that sent me the pictures ^5  your secret is safe and thank you


Woh woh woh Trap.


You have friends????


 ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2018, 01:28 PM
I hope them woodchucks had babies .....lots of em .................. :rotflol:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 04, 2018, 02:11 PM
I hope them woodchucks had babies .....lots of em .................. :rotflol:


 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 04, 2018, 08:13 PM
Bigal got a nice one the other day up there skamainian.suprised he didn't post a pic ..you can see the pic on the salmon river tackle shop or baitshop website
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 04, 2018, 08:27 PM
Here it is.
(https://s15.postimg.cc/45wg3nqhz/IMG_20180902_105448059_HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/45wg3nqhz/)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 04, 2018, 08:30 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 04, 2018, 08:47 PM
Skamania are a summer run/spring spawning strain of steelhead which was developed by the State of Washington from wild stocks on the Washougal River. Currently Skamania strain steelhead are only stocked in the Salmon and Little Salmon River's. These fish can enter the river as early as May with the bulk of the run coming in the June - September period. Skamania fishing tends to be "hit or miss" and is very dependent on the river condition. Conditions which can stimulate a run on the Salmon River are special recreational water releases or rising water levels caused by heavy rain showers. Skamania tend to race up the river quickly, so timing is critical. Your best chance of catching one of these powerful fish is during and immediately following one of these periods of increased flow. Even though Skamania enter the river during the summer, they will not be sexually mature and ready to spawn until late February through early April.

I thought this was cool

and I'm glad you posted the picture al that's a nice fish  my friend

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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 05, 2018, 04:45 AM
Thanks Trapper. Cool thing is that was the only hit I got all day. And I got it on my own creation of a fly.  ;D
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Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 05, 2018, 05:28 AM
Nice fish Al!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 05, 2018, 06:37 AM

Guess I didnít look far enough back, nice fish 🎣
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 05, 2018, 06:46 PM
♫ ♪  ohhhhh who lives in  da rapids and  rips in a  salmon ......sponge bob square pants ..... ♫ ♪
😂
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 05, 2018, 06:49 PM
Great fish!!😎
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 07, 2018, 07:20 AM
I didn't go up yesterday  but the DSR  report said no fish there .......
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 11, 2018, 03:46 PM
Bet there was a run today...
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 11, 2018, 07:39 PM
oh there was  DSR reported   non stop action all day  sure   it will be great  as  far as pineville anyways





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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 12, 2018, 05:06 AM
sounds like a run is on  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 12, 2018, 05:54 AM
Is there any salmon in the river???😁
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 12, 2018, 06:22 AM
Is there any salmon in the river???😁


   Is it the middle of September?       8)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 12, 2018, 06:53 AM
Oswego needs  to  catch up a  bit  but  yes  it's  on !!!!!!







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Post by: Centerpindrew on Sep 14, 2018, 12:53 PM
Is there any salmon in the river???😁

yes
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Post by: centerpinjosh on Sep 14, 2018, 01:15 PM
Is there any one who targets the salmon with centerpins gear? Or tossing hardware? Never really fished the salmon river and I'm not into the sponge hatch. Just looking for any tips or tricks anyone might be able to give as I'm gonna go try it this next Tuesday.
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 14, 2018, 04:30 PM
Is there any one who targets the salmon with centerpins gear? Or tossing hardware? Never really fished the salmon river and I'm not into the sponge hatch. Just looking for any tips or tricks anyone might be able to give as I'm gonna go try it this next Tuesday.
pm sent
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Post by: centerpinjosh on Sep 14, 2018, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the info bigal.
Does anyone fish hardware in the river? Spinners spoons plugs?
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 14, 2018, 08:29 PM
You'd better check the regs for salmon river. Only single hooks allowed.
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Post by: centerpinjosh on Sep 14, 2018, 09:32 PM
I make all my spinners with a 1/2 inch gap siwash single salmon hook... I've been checked many times on wny tribs never had an issue... I'll have to look again but I think u can use trebles on a floating lure as long as there not to big or stationary on the lure
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 15, 2018, 07:56 AM
https://www.fishsalmonriver.com/Regulations (https://www.fishsalmonriver.com/Regulations)
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 19, 2018, 12:05 PM
big push of fish in river today according to DSR report. They're  here.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 21, 2018, 06:27 AM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=95b82c89ba4d3bc33c562212006dc28d)https://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2018/09/salmon_run_2018_fishing_action_hot_on_salmon_river_its_on_like_donkey_kong.html
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 21, 2018, 06:32 AM
 I was in town yesterday Loads of guys up and the fishing was good ,  this weekend will be a zoo 😜 good luck to all that head up here ,
   
 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 21, 2018, 07:53 AM
crowds ...really?        :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2018, 02:17 PM

Well had to go to town (Pulaski) this fish was in the sun for all of an hour , do you think it is time to flip it to get those new Coe grill marks on it lmao 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2018, 02:20 PM
Well had to go to town (Pulaski) this fish was in the sun for all of an hour , do you think it is time to flip it to get those grill marks on the other side lmao 
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/TLdVfSnW/1_AD77_D12-4_AC8-473_E-_B0_AC-6_C32_EB26_CBB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TLdVfSnW)
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Post by: icejohn on Sep 24, 2018, 05:55 PM
Well had to go to town (Pulaski) this fish was in the sun for all of an hour , do you think it is time to flip it to get those grill marks on the other side lmao 
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/TLdVfSnW/1_AD77_D12-4_AC8-473_E-_B0_AC-6_C32_EB26_CBB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TLdVfSnW)
maybe they've got their exhaust on and smoking it too :wacko:
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Post by: [email protected] on Sep 24, 2018, 07:21 PM
That King could use some ice!  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 24, 2018, 07:31 PM

I think you should save the ice for a Manhattan 😜 ,
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Post by: pimplepounder on Sep 24, 2018, 10:38 PM
Manhattan is my drink of choice just ask the walleye.....i always have one as I am frying them up
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Post by: pimplepounder on Sep 24, 2018, 10:42 PM
Past weekend on the river
(https://i.postimg.cc/t7R7St6T/9368.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7R7St6T)

(https://i.postimg.cc/r0VyHMKb/9233.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/r0VyHMKb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qzhJSmvk/9225.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzhJSmvk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1n7SY6xn/9215.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1n7SY6xn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PCnjcT74/9217.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCnjcT74)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 25, 2018, 06:17 AM
Well done  Pounder , thanks for sharing ,
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Sep 25, 2018, 07:10 AM
Looks like a great time, nice work!!
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Post by: westernmas on Sep 25, 2018, 08:10 AM
Nice job!
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Post by: SHaRPS on Sep 25, 2018, 11:50 AM
Nice work! Love the waders!
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Post by: Racer268 on Sep 25, 2018, 03:55 PM
I fished the big lake for walleye on Sunday.  On the way up in early am, Rt 13 looked like opening day deer season years ago with the trucks headed to the river.  Numbskulls passing us on double line at 5:00 am just to get there.  On the way home, we drove through Pulaski just for the entertainment.   What a mad house!  And I'm told it wasn't really that crowded.  They can have it.  I had my fun with them in the lake. 

Oh, and that fish was probably destined to become fertilizer anyway.  But still,  that's just a stupid thing to do.   
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 25, 2018, 05:22 PM
Well had to go to town (Pulaski) this fish was in the sun for all of an hour , do you think it is time to flip it to get those grill marks on the other side lmao 
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/TLdVfSnW/1_AD77_D12-4_AC8-473_E-_B0_AC-6_C32_EB26_CBB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TLdVfSnW)

Love it.  Happens at the canal with stripers.  Makes ya wonder.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 26, 2018, 04:02 AM
water is currently 450 fps  water temp 54  fish everywhere whats not to love ....... see it this one stays up





(https://i.postimg.cc/1g79mHnH/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 27, 2018, 06:35 PM
remeber when this thread  would get  20 to 30 post a night with info  anout everything from weather to history to how the bite was .....wonder where everyone went






(https://i.postimg.cc/jCRYPTm2/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 27, 2018, 06:42 PM
Theyíre on FB now Trap.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 27, 2018, 07:57 PM
i know  ...... kp  miss the  ole  snagsters  over here
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 28, 2018, 04:17 PM
i know  ...... kp  miss the  ole  snagsters  over here

Make fishfinder great again!
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Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 28, 2018, 04:29 PM
Make fishfinder great again!
X2   ;D
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Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 28, 2018, 04:31 PM
I find it funny though,  if I go to my Messages there's a fb ad at the bottom of the page!  :o
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Sep 28, 2018, 06:07 PM
I'll never use that platform to discuss fishing.  Never.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Sep 28, 2018, 07:27 PM
I find it funny though,  if I go to my Messages there's a fb ad at the bottom of the page!  :o
Those ads are likely shown because someone, using your computer, has been on FB.  Ads are generally sensitive to recent browsing history, not coming, necessarily, from this site.  Allowing ad space on a web site is a way of lessoning the financial burdon on the owner(s).
Just say'n.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Sep 28, 2018, 07:30 PM
That's why there are PORNHUB ads on the bottom of my page......OOOOPPPPS
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 28, 2018, 07:34 PM
i know  ...... kp  miss the  ole  snagsters  over here

Shaneís here.
Heís just sneaky these days.
He popped in with comments a few times this summer in the Oneida Lake thread.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 28, 2018, 08:09 PM
yeah but i miss the  way he posted on thais tread and all his weather  and  pictures ....i have to take a drive up to the ole  altmar outfitters  and see the old boy







(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4GJzWvk/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2018, 03:46 AM
i haven't been up toward salmon river in a week  any buddy been up????







(https://i.postimg.cc/94dPwT9r/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: elrodalonzo on Sep 30, 2018, 06:12 AM
Passed by there yesterday. The river is full of beans & stinkfish.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2018, 06:27 AM

 I had to go up yesterday to watch my grandsons football game and it was heavily populated ,
 I saw many mud sharks on tow ropes 😉
 
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 30, 2018, 06:57 AM
yeah but i miss the  way he posted on thais tread and all his weather  and  pictures ....i have to take a drive up to the ole  altmar outfitters  and see the old boy







(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4GJzWvk/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
You miss pics Trap? Hereís an old archive for you! LOL!😜
(https://i.postimg.cc/k64ss61f/8_A75_EA3_D-_B991-4976-8_A39-11_DB9_B35_E529.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k64ss61f)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2018, 08:04 AM

Omg lol , that hairbag (AKA tumbleweed)  , that hair is  a lot thinner these days 😜
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Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 30, 2018, 08:10 AM
And white! 😜
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2018, 08:44 AM

Lol your a DK
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Post by: zwiggles on Sep 30, 2018, 08:54 AM
You miss pics Trap? Hereís an old archive for you! LOL!😜
(https://i.postimg.cc/k64ss61f/8_A75_EA3_D-_B991-4976-8_A39-11_DB9_B35_E529.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k64ss61f)

What kind of salmon is that? An Atlantic?neat pic.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2018, 09:07 AM

Winter steelhead , B&W pics arenít great ,
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 30, 2018, 02:54 PM
Release, you wanna tell the rest of the class how you almost got fired from your job because of this picture???😁
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2018, 03:56 PM
welcome back kotter   :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2018, 04:00 PM

KP if you want me to I can it is funny right down to the bribe
  Good 1 Trapp
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 30, 2018, 04:34 PM
I didnt have a beard but I had a FRO like that....       :afro: :afro:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2018, 04:53 PM
I didnt have a beard but I had a FRO like that....       :afro: :afro:
I remember the pic 👍🏻
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 30, 2018, 05:08 PM
Had to have the big pick in your back pocket.. 8)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2018, 05:34 PM

Yep the big one

(https://i.postimg.cc/wyJH6H1D/DCFF5266-7_E48-4_B0_C-_B7_EC-_AA2_C57_FFAC22.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wyJH6H1D)
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 30, 2018, 06:45 PM
I didnt have a beard but I had a FRO like that....       :afro: :afro:
Sooooo.... where is this pic???🤔
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2018, 07:22 PM
i wanna see the  knuckleheads that listened to disco and wore leisure suits

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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 30, 2018, 07:29 PM
i wanna see the  knuckleheads that listened to disco and wore leisure suits


ahem


I also loved the Doors.


😎
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2018, 07:33 PM
i really wonder if morrison hadn't died the way he did would he have just faded away??
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 30, 2018, 08:08 PM
Heís been fishing eyes on Erie with me
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 01, 2018, 06:28 AM
Yep the big one

(https://i.postimg.cc/wyJH6H1D/DCFF5266-7_E48-4_B0_C-_B7_EC-_AA2_C57_FFAC22.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wyJH6H1D)


     Thats the one... ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 01, 2018, 06:33 AM
Sooooo.... where is this pic???🤔

    Here ya go little buddy..... ;D


(https://i.postimg.cc/yJCy2FS1/20181001_072649.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJCy2FS1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CZtSFxSx/20181001_072447.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZtSFxSx)
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Post by: pimplepounder on Oct 01, 2018, 09:51 AM
Whoa sweet FRO and Pornstache
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 01, 2018, 07:28 PM
Whoa sweet FRO and Pornstache
x2!!😁
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 02, 2018, 06:31 AM

Cute little bugger , what happened 😜
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 02, 2018, 06:53 AM
 :P  :P :P :P

The perch in the first pict and the hot blond in the 2nd didnt mind.......   8) 8)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 02, 2018, 07:11 AM
:P  :P :P :P

The perch in the first pict and the hot blond in the 2nd didnt mind.......   8) 8)
Lmao ,
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 02, 2018, 07:52 AM
:P  :P :P :P

The perch in the first pict and the hot blond in the 2nd didnt mind.......   8) 8)


I never saw the perch.

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 02, 2018, 08:12 AM

I never saw the perch.

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
🤐 😉
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 03, 2018, 06:11 AM
secret plans are in the works  for  big aland trapper  to make a attack on this river  friday  :D



later in the month  the  trapper freddie  ropers reunion tour  will happen ......get the egg buckets ready! :rotflol:




(https://i.postimg.cc/0MTWXDjS/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 03, 2018, 08:04 AM
secret plans are in the works  for  big aland trapper  to make a attack on this river  friday  :D

later in the month  the  trapper freddie  ropers reunion tour  will happen ......get the egg buckets ready! :rotflol:
Lmao donít forget the fish that taste good this time of year ,
 You need to kill a deer or 2 first 😉



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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 03, 2018, 08:20 AM
i got all night to kill deer  :rotflol: ...... we got to be poachers   we fish for  salmon & steelhead   :rotflol:





(https://i.postimg.cc/0MTWXDjS/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 03, 2018, 08:31 AM
i got all night to kill deer  :rotflol: ...... we got to be poachers   we fish for  salmon & steelhead   :rotflol:
 I just got new batteries for the Q beam no need to fight the crowds 😜





(https://i.postimg.cc/0MTWXDjS/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 03, 2018, 10:30 AM
i got all night to kill deer  :rotflol: ...... we got to be poachers   we fish for  salmon & steelhead   :rotflol:





(https://i.postimg.cc/0MTWXDjS/images_NXJG0_F16.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
starting to be the season when people start getting the deer with their bumpers. Not good. :( :(
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Post by: pieman1998 on Oct 03, 2018, 02:41 PM
going up friday my self
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 03, 2018, 03:16 PM
going up friday my self
Good luck P Man loads of fish
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 03, 2018, 04:07 PM
I'll be up tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait
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Post by: MattyP123 on Oct 03, 2018, 08:24 PM
Heading up tomorrow as well.  Raquett wrong sunglasses guy. Not  8). more like  :afro:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 03, 2018, 08:28 PM
not sure where i'll be but i'll be heading up after 11
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Post by: MattyP123 on Oct 06, 2018, 06:40 PM
Was quite an interesting trip! Those salmon are pretty incredible.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 06, 2018, 10:19 PM

Glad you had an interesting trip , itís much better a little later on
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 07, 2018, 04:18 AM
hope you ya fun matt
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Post by: Rugburn on Oct 08, 2018, 07:50 AM
Had to go to the St. Lawrence to pull a boat for a bud. Slipped through town Saturday to hit All seasons and the cheese shop, busy place for sure! I was the only guy looking at walleye tackle, ha ha.....
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Post by: westernmas on Nov 02, 2018, 08:13 AM
Anyone been up to the Salmon lately?  I'll be heading up next Wednesday for a long weekend.  Hoping we can get into some steelies.  I'm curious how the action has been.
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Post by: fishshack on Nov 02, 2018, 08:35 AM
Waters flowing pretty high now. 2000 at Pineville.  There were good numbers of Steelies in though
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Post by: westernmas on Nov 05, 2018, 08:22 AM
Anyone have any suggestions on fishing the high water up there?  Should I have sinking line or at least sink tip or just add hearty amount of split shot paired with some heavy flies?
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2018, 02:11 PM
My son Jeff and I just booked a drift boat for 12/21
Will be staying with Shane of course.
Can't wait.

 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 21, 2018, 02:47 PM
hope you do well ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 21, 2018, 02:50 PM
My son Jeff and I just booked a drift boat for 12/21
Will be staying with Shane of course.
Can't wait.

 :thumbup_smilie:

         :o :o  Your gonna freeze....  ;D
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Post by: Swampking89 on Nov 21, 2018, 04:07 PM
Mac can handle it.Not!!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2018, 04:20 PM
Iím tough!

 ;)
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 21, 2018, 04:45 PM
Well...semi-tough.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2018, 05:00 PM
Well...semi-tough.

Rg

Blubber-tough Bob
 ;)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 21, 2018, 05:04 PM
you'll have  fun  ...  I  would  have  booked  earlier   when the  kings were in they are a  blast in a  drift boat  you  will have  fun  with the  chome   ^5  mac  .... shanes  is the  place to  stay  you never hear  any negative comments  about   his operation...hey at the  rate the weather is  going ya  can  go ice  fishing with us  to  when your  here mac  ;D
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2018, 06:02 PM
Did this before Trap.
Jeff has 2 buddies up there that are charter guys.
Last spring we did 2 (sat and sun) and stayed with Shane.
Jeff has stayed with Shane a lot over the past few years.
Shane is a great guy.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to it.
I have foot heater pads and besides, we aren't standing on the ice where it draws on my feet aggravating my neuropathy.
Inside the boat it isn't so bad.
If someone needs to get out of the boat and go chase a fish, it will be Jeff.
 8)
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Post by: neilc on Nov 23, 2018, 03:23 PM
a guy named Shane used to post here , , ,
#Where's_Snagger
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 23, 2018, 03:31 PM
a guy named Shane used to post here , , ,
#Where's_Snagger
FB
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Post by: kc on Nov 23, 2018, 03:31 PM
a guy named Shane used to post here , , ,
#Where's_Snagger

Facebook and a new love in his life
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Post by: kc on Nov 23, 2018, 03:32 PM
Fred you beat me to it.

Apparently just moved his lady freind in
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 23, 2018, 03:39 PM
Did he buy her winter boots yet?
And its not real till she gets rid of those southern plates on her car..       :rotflol: :rotflol:  ;D
Sure miss the ol guy....
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 23, 2018, 05:14 PM
well sure  was a lot more people   on this thread when he was here, in fact  a lot more  people  were  in the  new York threads period  and he  had the Oneida threat  going well too ......
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Post by: bigal409 on Nov 26, 2018, 06:12 AM
A buddy of mine went to the river over the weekend and landed 12 steelhead and a salmon. Yes, I said salmon. He sent me a pic and it wasn't all beat up yet either. A late spawner for sure.  ;D ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 26, 2018, 11:22 AM

Ive seen fresh cohos caught in January
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 26, 2018, 05:39 PM
late  cohos happen  alot
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Post by: kc on Nov 26, 2018, 08:43 PM
was 2 for 3 on steelhead today at the river. My buddy Chris landed 10+ today
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Post by: pieman1998 on Nov 27, 2018, 02:33 AM
hoping to go this week end
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Post by: bigal409 on Dec 11, 2018, 11:59 AM
late  cohos happen  alot
It wasn't a coho. Was a king. And he went back up this past weekend and got another one except that one was a jack king salmon.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 11, 2018, 01:07 PM
I'm here now.

 8)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 11, 2018, 05:06 PM
Stopped in a said hi to Shane.

Reserved a room for Jeff and I for 2 nights next week.

Gonna go float boatin.

 :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 12, 2018, 02:18 PM

Hope itís nice weather for the 2 of you , lots of fish around
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Post by: SeanP on Dec 13, 2018, 08:55 PM
Stopped in a said hi to Shane.

Reserved a room for Jeff and I for 2 nights next week.

Gonna go float boatin.

 :thumbup_smilie:

Hope you slay em Mac
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Post by: kc on Dec 20, 2018, 09:58 AM
So how did you do on the river Mac Attack? Was up there yesterday. I went 1 for 4. Had some bad leader material or I would have been 4 for 4.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 20, 2018, 11:43 AM
So how did you do on the river Mac Attack? Was up there yesterday. I went 1 for 4. Had some bad leader material or I would have been 4 for 4.

We leave for up there later this afternoon.
Fishing tomorrow and Saturday.
I'll take some pics and post something after we get back.

Mac
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 20, 2018, 11:50 AM
Good luck Mac.  Waters gonna be high.... :-\
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 20, 2018, 01:34 PM
only flowing 350 today and not scheduled to go up
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Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 20, 2018, 05:19 PM
They upped it to 750 at 18:00 until midnight on Friday. Sounds good to me.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 20, 2018, 08:38 PM
They upped it to 750 at 18:00 until midnight on Friday. Sounds good to me.

Yup
Saw that
750 is ok
Weíre at Shaneís now
Life is good
Tomorrow we fish!!
👍
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Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 20, 2018, 09:01 PM
Good luck! Hope you guys hammer Ďem.

If all goes well Iíll be out there Saturday morning.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 21, 2018, 06:00 AM
Good luck guys
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 21, 2018, 06:50 AM
Good luck Mac.  At least its a little warmer for you..... ;D
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Post by: wallyworld on Dec 21, 2018, 09:42 AM
Mac.....good luck to you and Jeff  :)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 21, 2018, 03:12 PM
Water went way up
Like 1100
Went 1 for 4
And never saw one
So more like 1-3
Hereís the one we got


(https://i.postimg.cc/cr3f1PLH/48-E70-B26-C3-B5-4-AF0-9809-9-D5-E042-E634-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cr3f1PLH)



Saw a bald eagle -



(https://i.postimg.cc/w1Tx4sZp/2-CA994-BD-26-D4-4-F1-F-8-A26-6-B2538909-E8-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w1Tx4sZp)



Going out in another drift boat tomorrow.  Hopefully we will do batter.

Now to find a steak and some beer somewhere.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 21, 2018, 03:41 PM

Nice fish and pics  , whoís your guide tomorrow?
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 21, 2018, 04:14 PM
His name is Tyler
Zach was our guide today.
Zachís been guiding for 10 yrs
Tyler only 3
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 21, 2018, 05:31 PM
Wow

Looking at the rain scheduled over the next 18 hrs.

 :o
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 22, 2018, 09:38 AM
Nice job mister....
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Post by: kc on Dec 22, 2018, 12:45 PM
Hope you didn't freeze your arz off today
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 22, 2018, 12:58 PM
Hope you didn't freeze your arz off today

    ::) ::)  :-X
Hes in a drift boat sitting on it.....I dont think its going anywhere..... 8) 8)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 22, 2018, 03:54 PM
    ::) ::)  :-X
Hes in a drift boat sitting on it.....I dont think its going anywhere..... 8) 8)

Hey mister funnyman, there was also a heater in the drift boat.

So there!

 :cookoo: :cookoo: :cookoo:


We quit about 11:30 today.
One landed.
And I lost one.
I seem to do that a lot.

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:

Cold, snowy, and windy.

Yup...ÖÖÖ..really had a lot of fun.

I kept thinking about the snook trip I took with Donna in Belize when it was 85.

 :o
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 22, 2018, 05:30 PM
The one we got today and some other pics I took


(https://i.postimg.cc/2VqvWzFn/3493083-A-2-F90-45-B2-A873-3-D0-B78-B2969-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2VqvWzFn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VrL0k1kr/A8518378-DE1-A-44-D6-B707-3-F004-C1-F163-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrL0k1kr)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YvG3t6sK/A88-E2-E09-4-EB7-4-D66-A57-B-5955601-B69-AD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YvG3t6sK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QBDWvcLq/B54-B5-EB3-9255-4504-8-F43-C1-E082050-D90.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QBDWvcLq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8FbrGsNg/D3877-BFD-FC1-A-4966-BDE0-856-DADAC6-E47.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8FbrGsNg)
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Post by: rgfixit on Dec 22, 2018, 06:07 PM
Well, your good for the economy anyway .
Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 22, 2018, 06:24 PM
"you're"

 :whistling:
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 23, 2018, 06:57 AM
Looks like a good time spent with your son.... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: kc on Dec 23, 2018, 07:52 AM
Your fourth picture is why I don't fish weekends.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 23, 2018, 09:29 AM
Your fourth picture is why I don't fish weekends.

And that was nothing compared to some stretches.
For as cold and snotty as it was I amazed at how many people were out there.
Not really for me.
I was in a boat, with a propane heater at my feet, and I was "uncomfortable".
Without the heater I think after an hour I would have been done.
We launched at 7:00 and pulled lines at 11:30 and got back to the launch at noon.
Day before, in the 50's, we launched at 7:00 and pulled the boat at 3:30.
I had fun.
Never landed a fish, but had a few on.
I spent more time enjoying the scenery and nature than casting.
Jeff is there for the fish.
I'm there for Jeff.

Nice way to go into the holidays.
 ;)
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Post by: rgfixit on Dec 23, 2018, 04:16 PM
Good dad👍👍👍 quality time for sure.

I spent the afternoon in the little wood shop with my son......it was way warmer.

Rg
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Post by: bigal409 on Dec 24, 2018, 05:20 AM
My buddy went to the river Saturday. Said crowds weren't bad at all and he hooked around 40 fish and landed around 20. Was fishing with his brother and sometimes they had doubles. A good day for sure.  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: kc on Apr 03, 2019, 06:33 PM
Was nice meeting Chowdaire today on the river. Maybe next time we can catch some fish.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Apr 03, 2019, 07:42 PM
Nice meeting you too, kc. Iíve had a couple of slow trips in a row but hopefully it picks up again.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 02, 2019, 07:16 PM
thanks  dacker   hey  mac   :nono: 
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 02, 2019, 07:31 PM
thanks  dacker   hey  mac   :nono:


Lol
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Post by: SeanP on Aug 04, 2019, 04:56 PM
Geez I saw the new add to the thread and I thought there might be a couple early fish in the river!!! two years ago I got into some on Aug 12th
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 04, 2019, 05:10 PM
with the  lake  still high  who knows   ;D
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Post by: SeanP on Aug 04, 2019, 05:19 PM
Talk to a buddy that was into them pretty good in front of oswego Friday.......
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 04, 2019, 05:52 PM
I went 13/16 on a solo trip out of Oz yesterday. Kings are starting to darken a bit but seems like the bulk of them are still pretty deep.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 05, 2019, 04:42 PM
 Here is a mixed bag from July 28th from goon boy who was mating on the Northwoods
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKm5jRQK/55421-DE8-F55-D-40-B0-8-E3-A-12-FA0-B25-DE65.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKm5jRQK)
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Post by: Chowdaire on Aug 05, 2019, 07:01 PM
Nice steelie from today that Iíd love to run into again around December in the river.


(https://i.postimg.cc/CBCzWwBf/1-F1-E6389-BB21-4-AB6-B75-C-E6312323-E208.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBCzWwBf)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 05, 2019, 07:02 PM

Nice fish chow
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 05, 2019, 07:07 PM
that's  a  nice  chrome  right there
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 05, 2019, 07:50 PM
sweet
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 31, 2019, 06:13 AM
the new jersey and pa invasion has begun in pulaski parking lots are filling up !  fish been in the river for some time guess word is out ....... I haven't seen much activity in Oswego ....good luck
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2019, 06:28 AM
I might be over in a week or so.... ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 31, 2019, 06:32 AM
 Yep the silly season is on , 😜 big AL sent me some great pics starting 8-13 of mix bags of trout and salmon
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2019, 06:35 AM
Yeah I'm not on FB but my brother is and has been sending me pictures of Shane's place for the past 3 weeks...  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 31, 2019, 07:15 AM

 Heís been sprucing up the place 👍
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2019, 07:20 AM
I see that..
Maybe it has something to do with a certain pretty lady?    8) 8) 8) ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 31, 2019, 08:20 AM

 Iím sure
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 31, 2019, 08:24 AM
I see that..
Maybe it has something to do with a certain pretty lady?    8) 8) 8) ;D

No
Has to do with her son.
Shane now has slave labor.

🤣🤣🤣
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Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 31, 2019, 11:58 AM
I might be over in a week or so.... ;D
You better let me know Loser....
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2019, 12:04 PM
You better let me know Loser....

  Ok but it will probably be a week day...
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Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 31, 2019, 12:41 PM
  Ok but it will probably be a week day...
Man, what a loser....
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 31, 2019, 03:44 PM
Nice steelie from today that Iíd love to run into again around December in the river.


(https://i.postimg.cc/CBCzWwBf/1-F1-E6389-BB21-4-AB6-B75-C-E6312323-E208.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBCzWwBf)
Good work Bob!!🎣
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Post by: redneckrmsy on Sep 07, 2019, 02:15 PM
What size single hook do you put on plugs and kwik fish lures for fishing in the river.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 15, 2019, 06:22 AM
Are there still any live web cams left.
I bet its a mad house there today...
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Post by: elrodalonzo on Sep 15, 2019, 07:01 AM
Drove up the river yesterday just to see what was going on.  A lot more people than I expected.  The usual few seemed to be catching fish. Fish seemed to be throughout the river all the way to Altmar. River was at a nice fishable level. Went out to Selkirk Shores to check the lake.  A bit choppy with quite a few boats in close.  Looks like theres fish in the lake as well as the river.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Sep 15, 2019, 08:39 AM
What size single hook do you put on plugs and kwik fish lures for fishing in the river.

1/0 or 2/0 will work depending on the brand. Had an Owner siwash stinger 1/0 straighten the other day. Get stronger ones than that.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 15, 2019, 01:57 PM
Chowdaire  is right , 2/0 mustad measures just 1/2Ē if it bends out it will exceed 1/2Ē gap
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Sep 25, 2019, 05:53 AM
Just do what everyone does. 1..2..3..yank repeat..
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 25, 2019, 03:27 PM

Loads of fish from 18-25í , far as the river small surges of fish coming through ,  some rain would do a world of good and the water temps could stand to drop a few degrees ,
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Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 25, 2019, 07:00 PM
Loads of fish from 18-25í , far as the river small surges of fish coming through ,  some rain would do a world of good and the water temps could stand to drop a few degrees ,
How's the sponge hatch  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 25, 2019, 11:20 PM
How's the sponge hatch  ;D
Its coming along nicely , it should ripen very soon ,
 Stopped up to the Altmar Outfitters for a visit , there were several nice kings waiting to be cleaned ,
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Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 25, 2019, 11:57 PM
Its coming along nicely , it should ripen very soon ,
 Stopped up to the Altmar Outfitters for a visit , there were several nice kings waiting to be cleaned ,
Exelent, I need to collect some black and orange to re-stock. Snag sure seems busy, gotta drop off his pickles soon.
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Post by: Deadeyez on Sep 26, 2019, 06:06 AM
Loads of fish from 18-25í , far as the river small surges of fish coming through ,  some rain would do a world of good and the water temps could stand to drop a few degrees ,
looks like some rain today might do the trick
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 29, 2019, 05:02 AM
Whatís all this talk about sponge? It grows in the river?🤔
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Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 29, 2019, 05:21 AM
Whatís all this talk about sponge? It grows in the river?🤔
Its a natural forage. And one of the only food sources salmon rely on when they spawn  ;D
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2019, 05:50 AM
Its a natural forage. And one of the only food sources salmon rely on when they spawn  ;D


 :clapping: :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 29, 2019, 06:59 AM
 Salmon seem to favor black , orange and then blue , depending on what stage of death  they are in , fresh  , Black and the ever popular White  😉🎣
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 29, 2019, 07:45 AM
I ain't saying much I  want to be able to post  :rotflol:

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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 29, 2019, 07:54 AM
Went to watch my grandson play football in Pulaski
  Came through 2A to Huldane building then afterwards went through town , wall to wall people
  With the low water Oswego and salmon river are getting the bulk of the attention , sorry no pics
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 29, 2019, 01:46 PM
I ain't saying much I  want to be able to post  :rotflol:
😜
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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 29, 2019, 01:49 PM
Salmon seem to favor black , orange and then blue , depending on what stage of death  they are in , fresh  , Black and the ever popular White  😉🎣
I had no idea! Thanks for explaining that for me!!😁
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Sep 29, 2019, 07:49 PM
I'll be making my annual trip out on Thursday for the weekend. Looks like a lot of rain mid week. Hopefully that brings in a big push
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Post by: drowndin dots on Sep 29, 2019, 07:49 PM
Salmon seem to favor black , orange and then blue , depending on what stage of death  they are in , fresh  , Black and the ever popular White  😉🎣
Ever notice they seem to ingest it through the anus? Its the strangest thing, like a reverse digestion or something. And they seem to use them as camouflage, often covering their fins utilizing the hooks they must forage from the snags scattered along the river. Very resourceful fish despite the fact they are slowly creeping to their death.   
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2019, 05:31 AM

Yes , I did notice the various places they do collect jewelry and flies , further study is needed on this subject 🎣
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Post by: trapper2000 on Sep 30, 2019, 05:41 AM
they like crazy eggs and a 1/0 hook too!!!!

I prefer a size 4 or 6 glowbug but I'm a fly fisherman
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 30, 2019, 05:53 AM
Went to watch my grandson play football in Pulaski
  Came through 2A to Huldane building then afterwards went through town , wall to wall people
  With the low water Oswego and salmon river are getting the bulk of the attention , sorry no pics
(https://i.postimg.cc/z3w9wBDL/IMG-20190929-095123392.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z3w9wBDL)
Here's a pic I took from my point of view at the ballfields area on Sunday.
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Post by: bigal409 on Sep 30, 2019, 05:55 AM
Welcome back Trapper. Missed you buddy.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 30, 2019, 05:13 PM
Welcome back Trapper. Missed you buddy.  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:

Back?!?!?

He never went away.


Lord knows we try though.  🤣🤣🤣
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2019, 05:43 PM

 Nice pic BA
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Post by: oatkasut on Sep 30, 2019, 08:15 PM
Another reason I don't fish the tribs!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 30, 2019, 08:20 PM
Another reason I don't fish the tribs!
When the rains come and raise the creeks , it will open other places to fish to get away from the crowds , still places on the salmon to fish if you donít mind doing some hiking
 Lack of rain has caused the heavy  concentration of fisherman In some areas ,
 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2019, 04:47 AM
When the rains come and raise the creeks , it will open other places to fish to get away from the crowds , still places on the salmon to fish if you donít mind doing some hiking
 Lack of rain has caused the heavy  concentration of fisherman In some areas ,
 

we'll be fishing the tribs next rain  ;D

right now salmon river is the only game in town and word is out we been getting fish since early august ...... it's a greet run my suggestion take the time off work come up on week days and like fred said maybe take a walk
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 01, 2019, 06:02 AM
 Iím out of commission for a couple days do to shoulder surgery , then Iíll be out chasing some kind of fish
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 01, 2019, 07:10 AM
I have a good idea were you will be  ;D
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Post by: Bartman44 on Oct 01, 2019, 04:16 PM
Iím out of commission for a couple days do to shoulder surgery , then Iíll be out chasing some kind of fish

Best wishes and speedy recovery to you.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 01, 2019, 04:35 PM
Best wishes and speedy recovery to you.
Thanks , canít keep an old dog down very long 😉
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 01, 2019, 05:38 PM
Best wishes and speedy recovery to you.


X2
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Post by: Deadeyez on Oct 01, 2019, 09:02 PM
Iím out of commission for a couple days do to shoulder surgery , then Iíll be out chasing some kind of fish
d**n Fred! Didnít know you got your surgery. Little maintenance to the ol jigging arm!! Let me know when your back out and at em. Get better soon.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 02, 2019, 04:05 AM
rain last night  brought the water level to 482 cfs as of 3 am

Oswego actually lowered a bit  2060 cfs and a tenp of 68f
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 03, 2019, 05:01 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/5XfZDgcR/20191003-132750.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5XfZDgcR)


Found a couple fresh ones today. 19lb 2oz

Had plenty of jewelry in him but still plenty of fight
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 03, 2019, 06:09 PM
 Nice , I see that boar was wearing some blue camo 😉
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 03, 2019, 06:27 PM
Iím out of commission for a couple days do to shoulder surgery , then Iíll be out chasing some kind of fish
The sling is off, fish are biting 🙄and, the weather is horrible!!! Letís go... I know you like horrible fishing conditions!!!😜
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 03, 2019, 07:06 PM
The sling is off, fish are biting 🙄and, the weather is horrible!!! Letís go... I know you like horrible fishing conditions!!!😜
Wouldnít have it any other way 🤪
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 04, 2019, 10:19 AM
Nice , I see that boar was wearing some blue camo 😉
ah the ole blue sponge hatch has begun.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 04, 2019, 10:30 AM

 Always one of the favorites
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/FYV7Qm6C/C627-DD0-E-EFAE-4823-966-C-1-A86706311-DF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FYV7Qm6C)
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Post by: Ravo_Himself on Oct 04, 2019, 12:50 PM
Yeah he had about 4 different hooks in him. Got a nice 26lber today. Theres definitely some nice fish rolling through the streams
(https://i.postimg.cc/TK9xKdj9/20191004-085224.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TK9xKdj9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/DSKfWp92/IMG-20191004-081757666.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSKfWp92)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 04, 2019, 01:22 PM
 Glad your having a good time 🎣
 Keep the pics coming 👍
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Post by: BiteMe on Oct 04, 2019, 03:49 PM
So sad, my condolences to the family and friends.  :(


https://www.syracuse.com/crime/2019/10/70-year-old-man-dies-after-falling-into-oswego-river-on-fishing-trip-police-say.html

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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 04, 2019, 04:02 PM

 Sad indeed , thoughts out to family and friends ,
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Post by: wallyworld on Oct 04, 2019, 05:08 PM
Thoughts and prayers to family and friends  :'(
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 04, 2019, 05:14 PM
Always one of the favorites
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/FYV7Qm6C/C627-DD0-E-EFAE-4823-966-C-1-A86706311-DF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FYV7Qm6C)
lamo
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 10, 2019, 04:00 PM
I still question this boating accident  ,why did the one gentleman have to hold on the side of the boat to stay afloat if he had a floatation device on?  why did the other man go under and drown with a life jacket on?


The 71-year-old man was able to stay above water by holding onto the side of a boat but the the 70-year-old man had to be pulled from the water, police said.

Both men were wearing flotation devices at the time of the accident.


so the life jackets  didn't work?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 10, 2019, 05:02 PM
 Black river a small boat went down do to anchoring off the stern , there was a water release , they were rescued by 1 of the guides
(https://i.postimg.cc/w39FdHLJ/2-CECD45-D-B9-A4-4-B8-E-BEA4-272-B3-EF49304.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w39FdHLJ)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 11, 2019, 04:50 AM
well my record is 7 hooks in one fish 3 had sponge  one crazy egg and a chrome 0/1 ...........he had a nice lamprey scar too.......  I think it tenderizes them cause some guy from jersey asked if he could have him just before I threw him in .......
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 11, 2019, 05:25 AM

 Must be that they are so hungry , over the years trapp , they take flies the same way 😉
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 11, 2019, 06:13 AM
Black river a small boat went down do to anchoring off the stern , there was a water release , they were rescued by 1 of the guides
(https://i.postimg.cc/w39FdHLJ/2-CECD45-D-B9-A4-4-B8-E-BEA4-272-B3-EF49304.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w39FdHLJ)

Yea
The dopes anchored off the stern of the boat instead of the bow.  It was a square transom.  Idiots!!!
Lucky to be alive.
Thereís a reason drift boats are shaped the way they are!!!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 11, 2019, 07:08 AM
 
 Your absolutely right Mac
 Matter of fact saw the same thing yesterday on the lake , and they were also older guys ,
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/4nbnMg4q/7-BB6-C9-FB-3-C85-4-F91-B2-AC-B31339-E05964.gif) (https://postimg.cc/4nbnMg4q)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 11, 2019, 04:57 PM
I listened to mac b---- about dumb boaters does that count as my boater safety course?
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 11, 2019, 05:10 PM
I listened to mac b---- about dumb boaters does that count as my boater safety course?

Yup

Youíre good Trap
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 12, 2019, 03:26 PM
little  heads up the field that was allowing parking across the  road  from the post office in Oswego has been  posted ..... you'll have to  find   parking on the side streets and walk  to the river ....I  don't know why the change in heart and  why they posted it .I personally seen no damage
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 13, 2019, 04:12 PM
not much to report  fishing wasn't that impressive seen a lot come down from the d**n in Oswego the skein train didn't have a lot of action although a few steelies where caught ,I heard down below the Utica street bridge they are getting fish at night on plugs ....worth a try
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 14, 2019, 11:26 AM
 These salmon just luv dorsal flies 😜
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/fJQ1bHsp/66-A13-ECA-7-F0-B-4-DB4-8-B8-E-A4981-FD64020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJQ1bHsp)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 14, 2019, 12:41 PM
These salmon just luv dorsal flies 😜
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/fJQ1bHsp/66-A13-ECA-7-F0-B-4-DB4-8-B8-E-A4981-FD64020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJQ1bHsp)
another example of how they cleverly camo them selves to sneak up on the spongue  :)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 14, 2019, 01:31 PM
another example of how they cleverly camo them selves to sneak up on the spongue  :)

What's a "spongue".
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 14, 2019, 02:19 PM
What's a "spongue".
😜
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Post by: elrodalonzo on Oct 14, 2019, 03:12 PM
When you all go to hell that's what's going to happen to you.....reincarnated as a salmon and thrown in the river by Woody's. 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 14, 2019, 03:18 PM

 Better than an Amish horse 😃
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 14, 2019, 04:57 PM
Better than an Amish horse 😃

Amish what?
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 14, 2019, 07:33 PM
What's a "spongue".
exotic sponge native to Altmar  8)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 14, 2019, 08:39 PM
exotic sponge native to Altmar  8)

Never heard of it.
Anything you can point me to that shows more info on this (these).
Thanks!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 14, 2019, 08:52 PM
seen a lot of chrome today  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 15, 2019, 05:26 AM
Amish what?
(https://i.postimg.cc/BLd9zs6N/4287-D0-AA-A6-BD-4-D84-ACD4-FCCCBE9-DA330.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BLd9zs6N)
  I was brought up around actual working horses they even  bathed and curried , , so Iíd rather be reincarnated as a salmon rather than an Amish horse 😉
 
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Post by: elrodalonzo on Oct 15, 2019, 11:39 AM
Just remember.....if you make it all the way up the 30 mile war zone to your destination you win by getting FILETED AND RELEASED!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 15, 2019, 02:19 PM

Lmao , or go zombie
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Post by: elrodalonzo on Oct 15, 2019, 05:53 PM
Exactly...either a fate worse than death.  On a better note...the striped ones are coming!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 16, 2019, 05:58 AM
well with this rain comeing so will the  best fishing of the season  my prediction is the tribs will flood and when they drop every stream will be  full of  fish ....happens every year  ;D  get ready big guy  you little stream will be rocking
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Oct 16, 2019, 11:04 PM
Yea I'm ready I got the treble hooks with sponge..whoops I mean flys ready :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 17, 2019, 07:32 AM
i'll take a ride and check some tribs today  ;D

Oswego river water flow was around 2000 or less it is now over 7000 and riseing fast!

salmon river at Pineville was just over 400 is now 630 cfs and rising fast

if you do go wear a  life jacket
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 18, 2019, 06:11 AM
Oswego river is running near12,000cfs  and the water temp finally is dropping down to 56 degrees

salmon river is running at 763 cfs at Pineville

remember it was still raining this morning and these waters can rise very fast watch for rising water and don't get in a place you can't get out of quickly if need be.

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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 18, 2019, 09:59 AM
All this talk about sponge bloom, rising water, flies and hooks has me thinking of hitting the river!! Is there any perch in the river??
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Post by: SeanP on Oct 18, 2019, 10:51 AM
All this talk about sponge bloom, rising water, flies and hooks has me thinking of hitting the river!! Is there any perch in the river??

Of course there are Perch!! KING Perch!  LOL
 ;D ;D

SeanP
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 18, 2019, 11:54 AM
 https://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2019/10/it-was-amazing-pro-bass-angler-international-group-fish-the-salmon-river.html   (https://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2019/10/it-was-amazing-pro-bass-angler-international-group-fish-the-salmon-river.html)
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Post by: masoneddie on Oct 18, 2019, 04:15 PM
Awesome story...thanks for sharing that Dom!   :clapping:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 19, 2019, 06:56 AM
wonders  why a  pro bass fisherman needs a guide to snag salmon ????

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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 19, 2019, 07:01 AM
Oswego river water flow  12,900 cfs

salmon river 596 cfs at Pineville

 
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 19, 2019, 07:09 AM
wonders  why a  pro bass fisherman needs a guide to snag salmon ????
Lol! I gave Ike your number for secret info on the river and lessons, coulda saved himself a bunch of money. Only thing it wouldíve cost him is a cup of coffee!!😁
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 19, 2019, 07:10 AM
Of course there are Perch!! KING Perch!  LOL
 ;D ;D

SeanP
😎👍🏻
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Post by: joefish1 on Oct 19, 2019, 07:23 AM
wonders  why a  pro bass fisherman needs a guide to snag salmon ????
  Most likely needed someone to show him how to put waders on !
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 19, 2019, 07:27 AM
Lol! I gave Ike your number for secret info on the river and lessons, coulda saved himself a bunch of money. Only thing it wouldíve cost him is a cup of coffee!!😁

tell them   i'll give lessons along with my partner  Freddie  and  well teach them to toss  those green carp  and fish for  walleyes   ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 19, 2019, 07:41 AM
 That ding-dong Release couldnít catch a cold , trapp you should find a better fishing partner
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 19, 2019, 10:11 AM
wonders  why a  pro bass fisherman needs a guide to snag salmon ????

Wanted that private access I suppose. 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 19, 2019, 11:26 AM
That ding-dong Release couldnít catch a cold , trapp you should find a better fishing partner

his fish catching may be questionable  but he's great back up when trouble starts  :rotflol:
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Post by: hunts2long on Oct 19, 2019, 11:30 AM
Does a Bass-Pro lay down on the rivers edge to land a salmon???...h2l
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 19, 2019, 01:22 PM
they kiss them and  let them  go  before they even egg  them!!!!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 19, 2019, 03:26 PM
Does a Bass-Pro lay down on the rivers edge to land a salmon???...h2l
Old habits are hard to break 😉
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 25, 2019, 04:55 AM
it's easier to see them with a few war wounds and white  fins   :rotflol:

seriously  watch  when you handle a  fish if it has a  hook  from  a previous battle  you  can  get a  nasty wound ......lot of guys   just grab their  leaders and  break salmon off leaving the hook in a fishes  side ...... be careful have  fun
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 25, 2019, 05:07 AM

  Yes be careful about those hooks , I use to clean fish in the fall and been hooked a few times , far as landing use a cheap wool glove , you can tail salmon and trout , you just need a firm grip little practice works great
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 27, 2019, 05:23 PM
BIG GUY how  did you  do?
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 28, 2019, 05:12 AM
BIG GUY how  did you  do?
Big Guy don't fish the Salmon river so I doubt you'll find him on this thread. He's a trib guy.  :whistling:
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 29, 2019, 04:59 AM
Trap, be ready for the Zombie run!!! Iím ready!! Weíll see if we can get the ol buzzard down there with us! 😜 those fish are much easier to see for when I forget my glasses at home!!😁
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 29, 2019, 06:03 PM
when their good  and white  they are at their peak!  as a culinary expert I learned a  simple fish soup  !  snag a  couple  half white  salmon  ....the ones  that  can hardly swim are  best   i'll explain why later ....  get a  big  pot    now rip a  couple of the  nastiest salmon you can  find ...... hold them over the  pot  and  wring them out like a wash cloth ......this is  why you want the ones that  don't move  much  less  fighting .... when your stock pot is  about half  full throw  in  some   taters and  sliced carrots   maybe  some  spinach and garlic  as well  ... heat  to a  boil then  just simmer and watch the  buzzards  line up in your trees.....nothing like a  good healthy  dinner supplied  by mother nature  ;D  cold  weather and  wrung out zombie salmon  soup... just a  Pulaski tradition
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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 29, 2019, 06:35 PM
😂
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 29, 2019, 10:25 PM

 Great recipe 👍
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Post by: bigal409 on Oct 30, 2019, 05:05 AM
Great recipe 👍
Yea Trap, what time is dinner?  :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Oct 31, 2019, 04:48 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/dLcSK5Wq/shutterstock-kevin-cass-chinook-salmon.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLcSK5Wq)
 

pictured  here  is a prime  example of one  just nearing the "ripe  " stage  the  white is  starting to show  well I personal  like  to wait till you have the  well defines  white  strip down the back as  well ....little note   get your  fish before the  gill plates get to bad  you want a  solid place to attach  your drag rope .....I can  tell this fiss is doomed  to be seen on a  Chinese  all you can eat buffet or  be found in a  fish taco
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Post by: SeanP on Oct 31, 2019, 10:02 AM
That's sushi grade Trapp!!  LOL

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Post by: KingPerch on Oct 31, 2019, 02:27 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dLcSK5Wq/shutterstock-kevin-cass-chinook-salmon.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLcSK5Wq)
 

pictured  here  is a prime  example of one  just nearing the "ripe  " stage  the  white is  starting to show  well I personal  like  to wait till you have the  well defines  white  strip down the back as  well ....little note   get your  fish before the  gill plates get to bad  you want a  solid place to attach  your drag rope .....I can  tell this fiss is doomed  to be seen on a  Chinese  all you can eat buffet or  be found in a  fish taco
😂
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 01, 2019, 05:34 AM
this  fish  shows  perfect  coloration  easy to see  without  glasses and in low  light  conditions another  plus  is  often  parts fall off so  as  you  drag them  by the time  you get to the  truck they are  half cleaned  and  weigh less


(https://i.postimg.cc/CZGXLBCd/untitled.png) (https://postimg.cc/CZGXLBCd)

now is the  time  the river  is full of  great  fish  just like  this  for  you!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 01, 2019, 05:47 AM

 Yes sir thatís a soup pot salmon , just shake  it over the pot , meat falls right off the bone
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 01, 2019, 05:56 AM
we  really need  all of our  DEC  law  enforcement  at the  tribs and salmon  river to protect these  great fish! instead of  wasting  time catching the  double limit walleye  takers   and  deer poachers !!!!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 01, 2019, 06:06 AM
 Well trapp maybe Oneida  will get more attention now they have bought the Cleveland elementary school 
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Post by: fishshack on Nov 01, 2019, 11:27 AM
I always found the meat to be most tender when they start turning white. Yumm Yumm.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 01, 2019, 12:48 PM
I always found the meat to be most tender when they start turning white. Yumm Yumm.

add a  few lamprey marks  and  multiable  hook wounds and  you got one  prime piece of  fish right their ....remember salmon is heart healthy
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Post by: fishshack on Nov 01, 2019, 03:06 PM
add a  few lamprey marks  and  multiable  hook wounds and  you got one  prime piece of  fish right their ....remember salmon is heart healthy
.     Haha!!!  Right Trapp....if the wounds are oozing puss itís even tastier. Kinda like a natural marinade
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Post by: westernmas on Nov 04, 2019, 01:30 PM
Any news on the flows?  It still roaring?  I'm heading up the 8-13.  Boy do I know how to time a trip.  Highest flows so far this season and snow forecast every day I'm there.  Gotta love steelhead fishing.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 05, 2019, 07:35 AM
 

http:// http://www.speydoctor.com/cfs.html
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Post by: westernmas on Nov 05, 2019, 08:15 AM


http:// http://www.speydoctor.com/cfs.html

Thank you!  I haven't seen that name in a while.  I forgot about his website.  Thanks for the reminder.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 23, 2019, 01:30 PM
Heading up there with my son Jeff tomorrow morning after bowling.
We have to prebowl because we will miss our Monday night league.
We have been in first but dropped to 3rd this past week.
(I had a very bad last 2 games)   :-\
Tight league.

Anyway, tomorrow we will probably just hit the river there in Altmar before dinner.
I may just sit in the hotel bar there and watch football.  lol
Staying at Shane's of course.
Monday we have a drift boat chartered with a friend of Jeff's who is a guide.
His name is Zach and we have gone with him the past 2 years.
He's really good and a super guy.
I'm sure some of you know him.
Works really hard for his money - that's for sure.
Looking forward to the trip with my boy.
The weather looks like it will be great.
No rain really in the forecast and above freezing temps so the rod guides won't be freezing up on us.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 23, 2019, 02:01 PM
 Good luck to you and Jeff
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 24, 2019, 04:38 AM
good luck mac
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Post by: fishshack on Nov 24, 2019, 06:16 AM
Go get em Mac....good luck!!
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Post by: kc on Nov 24, 2019, 01:06 PM
hope to be up in the am also. But I will be in town
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 24, 2019, 01:30 PM
Iím here.
Watching the Bills game and quaffing beers at The Bib in Pulaski.
Nice place.
And just the way I like it........dead!
The barmaid is top heavy which is causing me eye strain however.
 8)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Nov 24, 2019, 04:39 PM
 :rotflol: glad your having fun ole boy  tomorrow work on a few steelies :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 24, 2019, 05:47 PM
:rotflol: glad your having fun ole boy  tomorrow work on a few steelies :thumbup_smilie:

Why??

BTW, Iím back to Shaneís watching the Cowboys/Pats game on the tube and the Sabres game on my cell phone.  Eating pretzels drinking water.  Life is ok.  Iím breathing.
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Post by: wallyworld on Nov 25, 2019, 06:06 AM
Good luck Mac !!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 25, 2019, 01:18 PM
Not a great day.
But a good time with my son.


(https://i.postimg.cc/PCQWRJjz/1-DBEE6-A9-4714-4-AE6-876-A-6070-B6-BAD1-DD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCQWRJjz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8JjLcbrt/39413591-0347-4-A31-B4-EE-B4149-ECAE0-E8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8JjLcbrt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VrpnCbq1/C01-D3911-7858-4-BB2-BF0-F-BFDE77-FF6-F62.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrpnCbq1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xcHyLgpZ/C9-EBAAB1-CF7-B-4-DD9-BE2-A-99-B63-A4-C8-C7-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcHyLgpZ)
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Post by: SeanP on Nov 25, 2019, 01:28 PM
That Salmon likes you Mac!!!  :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 25, 2019, 02:32 PM
That Salmon likes you Mac!!!  :rotflol: :rotflol:
  Omg lmao , nice Cromer
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Post by: kc on Nov 25, 2019, 05:40 PM
Mac you pick that salmon up on the bank along the way. It was a slow day for sure. I managed to have 5 hook ups down low, but did not land one.
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Post by: jeffmac85 on Nov 25, 2019, 08:32 PM
That half dead zombie took a mag lip 3.5 believe it or not. 
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Post by: KingPerch on Nov 26, 2019, 05:38 PM
OMG! Donít tell Trapper that the salmon actually hit that lure!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
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Post by: SeanP on Aug 17, 2020, 04:19 PM
Got to be getting close........Anyone seeing any fish??

2 Years ago we caught them on the 16th of August..

SeanP
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 17, 2020, 05:47 PM
Got to be getting close........Anyone seeing any fish??
2 Years ago we caught them on the 16th of August..
SeanP
Water is 80* at Lake Ontario out to like 70í if any fish hit river will turn belly up in short order , Iíve caught them as early as Aug 7 in past years , this was from 1978 , Iím the big hair guy lmao
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/RNyKxsy1/152-E79-B5-89-FF-4845-9783-DD0-D209-EE831.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RNyKxsy1)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 17, 2020, 06:13 PM
it's  great to look  back   :thumbup_smilie: great picture  fred
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Post by: KingPerch on Aug 17, 2020, 07:18 PM
Water is 80* at Lake Ontario out to like 70í if any fish hit river will turn belly up in short order , Iíve caught them as early as Aug 7 in past years , this was from 1978 , Iím the big hair guy lmao
 
(https://i.postimg.cc/RNyKxsy1/152-E79-B5-89-FF-4845-9783-DD0-D209-EE831.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RNyKxsy1)
That you...Tumbleweed??😁
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Post by: pimplepounder on Aug 17, 2020, 09:42 PM
Yo Fred is there a joint or two tucked in the Fro somewhere
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 17, 2020, 10:07 PM
Yo Fred is there a joint or two tucked in the Fro somewhere
Lol 😜
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 18, 2020, 12:10 AM
Lol 😜

You didn't answer the question Fred.

 ;)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 18, 2020, 02:42 AM
You didn't answer the question Fred.
 ;)
None in there  , besides how in the world could 1 be recovered in that mop 😃
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 18, 2020, 03:40 AM
HEY WAIT A MINUTE .....my hair  still looks  like that   :w00t:
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Post by: SeanP on Aug 18, 2020, 06:52 AM
That sure was some crew back then!! 

My father worked the weir for DEC back then and he recalled the wafting odor of sweet herbs!!

SeanP
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Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 18, 2020, 07:43 AM
That sure was some crew back then!! 

My father worked the weir for DEC back then and he recalled the wafting odor of sweet herbs!!
SeanP
Iím sure it was from the fall burning of leaves 😜
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Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 18, 2020, 09:52 AM
we  use  to  burn  alot of  leafs  in the  fall   :D