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: Salmon River conditions?


Jim Miller
04-06-2006, 08:12 AM
I'm heading to the Salmon R. (NY) tomorrow (Friday). Has anyone fished it since the water went up to 1500 cfm? Thanks in advance for any info. :)

Shaq
04-06-2006, 08:27 AM
I haven't fished it this week but 1500 is very conducive to swinging flies. The fish tend to be close to shore or in the soft currents. There is a good mix of fresh-spawning-drop-backs in the river right now. Good luck

Jim Miller
04-06-2006, 01:44 PM
Thanks Shaq
I am surprised that they raised the water level. There is not much snow in the Tug Hill and I heard the reservoir was not full. It would be nice to see some storage to keep decent flows going thru the Summer. :confused:

Jim Miller
04-08-2006, 08:25 AM
Fished the Salmon on Fri April 7. Water was 1100 cfm.
one hookup and one 22" brown for 5 hours effort.
Upper flyzone was crowded. Lower fly zone was not crowded at all. Also fished the tailout of the trestle pool.... swinging flies on a sinktip.
I saw a few trout landed by others ..... but in general it was pretty slow. Maybe it was the afternoon rain & low pressure that put them off.