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The Salmon River has fantastic fishing year around. Fall fishing for trophy salmon, steelhead, and brown trout is a great way to break the old cabin fever. In the spring and summer walleyes, pike and bass fill the void

  The Salmon River flows from the Tug Hill Plateau and pools into a man-made reservoir. The River gets its start at the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir near Altmar. From here the river has a 12 mile stretch that is open to the public for fishing for Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Steelhead. The river passes through the middle of Pulaski NY making it the salmon capital of the world. From there it flows into Lake Ontario at Port Ontario.

  Fishing the Salmon River is a experience of a lifetime. The river holds the NY state record for Chinook Salmon. This fish was caught by Kurtis L. Killian on a orange fly from the Salmon River September 07, 1991 this awesome fish weighed an amazing 47 lb. and 13oz. The river is also known to give up many steelhead over 20 pounds each year.


Salmon River Fishing Guides


Healy Outdoors Guide Michael Healy
Phone 845-608-3299
When fishing with Healy Outdoors you can expect to target Salmon from September, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. Michael Healy has been guiding on the Salmon River for only a few years but donít let that fool you. He is a young, hard working guide whose following his dream of perpetuating the sport of fishing and sharing the joy that fishing has given him all his life. He has experience in most, if not all fishing techniques used here on the rivers; spin fishing, fly fishing, centerpinning, and Spey fishing. He works hard and fishes even harder, so be prepared to follow him as he does whatever it takes for you to catch fish, even if you have to fish through a blizzard in sub-zero temperatures to make it happen ( I recommend taking his drift boat on those days, it has a heater.)


Yankee Angler Guide Randy Jones
Phone 315-963-2065
Randy Jones is a full-time professional fly/spin fishing guide with over 24 years of experience. He has represented the Orvis Corporation as a guide and chief instructor of their 2 1/2 day Saltwater Fly fishing schools. During the summer, Randy can be found wade guiding the S.E. (and beyond) Cape Cod area's, where sight casting on the flats to trophy Striped Bass is his specialty. During the Fall, Winter, and Spring Randy runs drift boat and wade trips on the world class Salmon River, Pulaski N.Y. for Steelhead, Coho, Browns, Atlantic and King Salmon.

Cold Steel Sportfishing Guide Tom Burke
Phone 315-298-2500
A driftboat is basically a water taxi. It allows us to cover much more water during a day. Which can make a huge difference! You want to spinfish? Flyfish? not a problem. We will even provide top quality rods & reels. If you're the type who likes to feel the water rushing against your waders, just let us know and we will beach the boat at each hole while you wade & cast. We use our driftboat from mid-Sept. to mid-May. There are times however due to low water or concentrated fish, that we go to one area by foot instead of using the boat.

Wayne-o's Guide Service Guide Wayne Weber
Phone 315-529-3886
Wayne Weber is a part time guide who grew up fishing the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario Tributaries. He offesr both wading and drift boat trips with quality equipment. I don't believe in putting anything I wouldn't fish with into the hands of my clients. I offer trips for Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Walleye, Bass, and Pike. Guests have the option of spin fishing, fly fishing, center pinning, or trolling.

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Dirty bills Guide Service Guide Mike Deyo
Phone 315-529-4084
Mike grew up in Pulaski, New York and has been living in the Altmar area since 2006. He is a professional guide on the Salmon River and other tributaries of Eastern Lake Ontario, fully iinsured and license #6076 with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He offers full service guiding and instruction of Fly fishing, Spin fishing and Centerpin fishing for anglers of all ages with all equipment supplied.

Chasin' Tail Adventures Guide Andy Bliss
Phone 315-591-4578
Welcome to Chasin' Tail Adventures, join us for a first rate float down the Oswego River in our custom Hyde Drift Boat. If you feel like taking the scenic route, and loading the boat with great fish and great fun, let us guide you on New York's Famous Salmon River. Andy Bliss is a full time Guide providing trophy Sportfishing on the Lake Ontario tributaries, for Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout.

NYfishtales.com Captains Andrea and John Wisgo
Phone 315-298-3992
John Wisgo and Andrea Ulichny, a co-ed team who will show you some amazing fishing in upstate New York on the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries. We offer Fly-fishing, Spin fishing, and Centerpin Float fishing. Our steelhead average 8 to 10 pounds, with our clients landing many 15 to 20 pound steelhead each year. Salmon average 20 - 25 pounds, with a few 30 to 40 pound fish caught every year. You have a good chance of landing a lake run brown trout that is bigger than 15 pounds but the average is 4 to 6 pounds. With our combined experience of 25 years, you will learn techniques of finding, hooking, fighting and landing these world-class fish on your own. We will do our best to make your trip an experience you will not forget.

Lots A Limits Charters Guide Tim Meador
Phone 315-938-5518
Tim Meador provides guided trips on the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries fishing for king salmon. coho salmon, brown trout and the mighty steelhead. The best salmon fishing takes place in September and October. The steelhead fishing is best in November and December and then again in spring during the month of April.

The Schoolhouse Inn Captain Phil Bortz
Phone 315-298-3446
We offer guided drift boat trips, wading trips and lake charters. We can offer these trips by themselves or as a discounted package with lodging! We offer lodging that can accomodate 1-8 guests. The rooms are private therefore booked only for you and your guests. Each room has it's own private entrance and private bath. All the rooms have color cable TV, a coffee maker, a microwave and a refrigerator for your use!!!

Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Walt Geryk
Phone 413-247-5579
Walt Geryk is a New York Licensed Guide who offers Fly Fish New York Rivers & Lake Ontario Tributaries for trout and salmon. When fishing with Walt Geryk you will improve your current fishing skills, no matter what your experience level is! Learn proven tactics of nymph and dry fly fishing. Advance your skills while fishing over and catching trophy fish. Understand the presentations and techniques required to take fresh water trophy fish while dry and sub-surface traditional fly fishing.

Isle-Fish Guide Service Guide Lou Guerrieri
Phone 315-480-0552
Isle-Fish Guide Service is a full service guide service for Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout on the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario Tributaries, including instruction in all types of fly casting. We also guide charter boats on Lake Ontario.

River Run Troutfitters Guide Joe Vivenzio
Phone 518-355-8454
River Run Troutfitters will show you an unforgettable fly fishing experience. Float in our Hyde Driftboat or wade for acrobatic steelhead, salmon, trout and trophy lake-run browns. Your guide Joe Vivenzio and his staff will teach you the basic skills of fly fishing; casting instruction, line control, fish fighting and landing techniques. Also provided, useful information on reading the water, knowing where the fish lie, and what types of flies work best under varying conditions. Beginners thru experts welcome. We're the only guide service that guarantees you'll catch fish or we don't get paid.


Strike Zone Charters Guide Todd Sheltra
Phone 315-298-2074
Since 1976, Strike Zone Charters has been creating memories for people by helping them catch trophy fish from Lake Ontario, the Salmon River, the Oswego River, and the Black River. Fishing Lake Ontario and it's rivers, is something that we take very seriously. Captain Robin or Captain Todd Sheltra, will help you create some outdoor memories you will never forget. When fishing aboard the Strike Zone you may have a fantastic fishing encounter with any or all the following species of Lake Ontario fish, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, or Steelhead.

Gottum Guide Service Guide Shane Thomas
Phone 315 298-4530
Gottum Guide Service will provide a 6-8 hr guided fishing trip. Either wading, drift boats or charter packages are available. Whether we wade, float, or troll all rods, reels, and tackle are provided. You will learn how to ethically fish for and fight trophy species of Lake Ontario and her mighty tributaries.

High Adventure Sportfishing Captain Troy Creasy
Phone 315-298-2410

Captain Troy Creasy is a full-time dedicated professional with over 21 years of guiding experience. High Adventure Sportfishing provides a complete full-time year-round guide service for trophy salmon, trout, walleye and bass, on Oneida Lake, Lake Ontario and itís tributaries. Captain Troy has 3 boats to provide you with a complete fishing experience, a 30 ft T-Craft for Lake Ontario Charters, 18 ft. Lund for Bass, Walleye and inshore Browns and a 18 ft Drift Boat for tributary fishing including; Salmon River, Black River, and Oswego River.


Angling Adventures Captain Steve Kowalski
Phone 315-298-4291
Captain Steve Kowalski has been professionally guiding for 25 plus years with the last 19 being focused on the streams and tributaries of lake Ontario Captain Steve specializes in Fly fishing, Light line noodle Roding, Float fishing and Back trolling for Salmon, Steelhead and Monster Brown Trout As your guide Captain Steve will teach you the proper riggings and necessary techniques to be successful in your pursuit of these magnificent fish. We'll go out of our way to see that your day with us both Fun and educational. All equipment and terminal tackle provided.

UFlyFish.com Guide Service Guide James Zervos
Phone 607-723-8082
James Zervos is a licensed professional guide in New York, and Pennsylvania. He guides on the world class Salmon River in Pulaski N.Y. for trophy Salmon and Steelhead. Salmon River guide trips are best experienced aboard his 16-ft. Hyde Drift boat. The boat is heated and comfortable for a long day on the river. Fly-fishing or light tackle spinning gear is provided, or feel free to bring your favorite setup. A stream side lunch and beverages are provided. August through October is an excellent time for Chinook and Coho Salmon fishing.


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