Resurgence of Atlantics in SR? - Fly Fishing Forum
Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon Amazing "Inland ocean" fisheries

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-24-2008, 05:36 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
Resurgence of Atlantics in SR?

Relatively few people know that the Salmon River got it's name from it's history among the most prolific runs of native Atlantics on the continent, made all but extinct by our foolishness decades ago.

Rumor is that they are making a comeback, and are markedly more common recently. Can anyone confirm?
__________________
IFFF Certified THCI @ 2005
Capeflyfisher Guide Service
Island Hopper, Guitarist, Incurable Dreamer
and Founder, Worldwide Flyfishing Forum
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-24-2008, 08:04 PM
vtloon's Avatar
vtloon vtloon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lake Champlain, VT
Posts: 488
Atlantics

This last weekend Jim caught one. We heard several others say they knew of some being caught. Apparently, NY DEC has been putting in a serious effort to re-introduce them. With the number of Browns in the river, both those Fall spawners will be competing for the redds.
__________________
We live in complex times, what with fishing,sailing and skiing seasons overlapping.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-24-2008, 11:33 PM
Eric's Avatar
Eric Eric is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 961
Absolutely, Juro.

Glad to see you're still among the living.

My friend Keld Olsson has caught Atlantics in the Salmon River and his fishing partner, who lives in Pulaski and is in charge of anadromous fisheries for New York State (Fran), as I understand it, has caught numerous.

Cheers,

Eric
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Adrian's Avatar
Adrian Adrian is offline
Flats Rat
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Connecticut/New England
Posts: 2,952
I released an imature bright silver fish about 7 inches that could well have been a "smolt" when I was up there last week. It had all the right attributes.
__________________
When sight fishing, look over your shoulder from time to time, you never know who's behind you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-09-2008, 05:52 PM
dmas dmas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lake Ontario N.Y.
Posts: 43
The NYDEC in conjunction with the feds have been stocking Atlantics in the SR since the 8o's with modest sucess. The last two years have been encouraging with more fish showing up and fish finally coming back to the hatchery for the first time. Last year an oppourtunity was missed when returning fish were not used. This year it's looking like they are going to make use of the fish that came back. It is hoped that this will result in a strain that returns to the SR in greater numbers. Nobody knows why there seems to be an increase in recruitment lately, could be the environment out in the lake...I like to think that we are finally starting to see some wild fish show up in the mix but this is pure speculation. In the long run wild fish may be an important part of the equation in that we need to find fish that are resistent to Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) caused by eating Alewives and smelt which contain Thiaminase. Lot's of hurdles to overcome but keeping fingers crossed that the program may finally be starting to turn the corner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-09-2008, 06:37 PM
wrke wrke is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Many. From NE salt, Russia, Canadian A Salmon, NW Steelhead, Bahamas, Keys. Live in Upstate NY
Posts: 792
Three years ago a friend an I fished for them during their "prime time".
Caught only bass, no salmonids, so no confirmation from me. But I'd certainly like to see them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Landlocked Atlantics blindcurvw Classic Atlantic Salmon 11 10-12-2005 09:55 AM
Urban atlantics juro Classic Atlantic Salmon 12 09-04-2005 05:42 AM
Gaspe Atlantics PKK Classic Atlantic Salmon 5 08-09-2003 05:43 PM
Quebec Atlantics sleepy weasel Classic Atlantic Salmon 3 08-22-2002 02:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)