September Fishing In NY State


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  As the summer starts to fade away the shorter days and cooler water temperatures start to trigger the annual fall salmon run in the Lake Ontario tributaries. The most famous being the Salmon River. The lower stretch of the Salmon River is called the Douglaston Salmon Run. Located in the estuary where the river meets the lake this can be the only salmon fishing during the first week or two of September. If the water level is high enough these fish will migrate up stream to the Altmar fish hatchery. Eventually they become spread out the entire lenght of the stream. Brown trout and steelhead will also enter the river toward the end of the month. Every now and then a few Atlantic Salmon are also taken as well. The river is known world wide and you may meet people from any where in the world here. The Salmon River has many Fishing Guides that are available for those who would like hire one. When the water levels permit drift boat fishing is a very productive method to catch trout and salmon.

   Lake fishing is still fantastic and the salmon are staging off shore in 10 to 50 feet of water awaiting natures call. They can be caught on a large variety of baits and spoons , but late season kings are most likely to respond to cut bait run behind a flasher. The hot colors will change from day to day depending on the water clarity and amount of sunlight penetrating the water. Spoons and J- plugs also will work well. The fall LOC Derby also runs through the end of labor day week end as well.

   Dont overlook the fabulous fall fishing for bass, walleye, pike, and panfish as well. As the water cools especially towards the end of the month these fish will go on a feeding frenzy to fatten up for winter. Most people have all ready put the boats away for the summer, but this can be some of the most incredible, awesome, fast ,and furious fishing one could ever hope to encounter.

   Coastal waters are now having the best fishing of the year with shore fisherman catching as many if not more than the boats. If you would like to catch a large striped bass or bluefish from shore the fall is the best time . If you would like to see whats being caught in New Yorks coastal waters click here



Wayne W. and Wayne A. Baci were fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. They caught this very nice 25 pound King salmon that was 36 inches long
  The date was September 29, 2003 when Wayne W. and Wayne A. Baci were fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. They caught this very nice 25 pound King salmon that was 36 inches long. Sometime in mid September the salmon begin to run up the Lake Ontario tributaries to spawn. The run can last until early November and provides anglers with a fantastic fishing experience. Then in late October the steelhead will enter the stream and feed voraciously on the drifting salmon eggs, providing an even more exciting angling adventure.


  Sometime in late September of 2003 Adam Tufillaro was fishing below the dam on the Oswego River. That's where he caught this wonderful rainbow trout. This feisty trout hit a chartreuse estaz fly that was being drifted weightless through the slack water. After an amazing display of strength and acrobatics this fish was quickly landed. After a few photos of the fish were taken it was promptly released.
Adam Tufillaro was fishing below the dam on the Oswego River. That's where he caught this wonderful rainbow trout. This feisty trout hit a chartreuse estaz fly that was being drifted weightless through the slack water. After an amazing display of strength and acrobatics this fish was quickly landed. After a few photos of the fish were taken it was promptly released


September 2003 DJ Phillips was on an exciting fishing adventure to the  Genesee River in Rochester. That's where he caught this fantastic King Salmon
  In September 2003 DJ Phillips was on an exciting fishing adventure to the Genesee River in Rochester. That's where he caught this fantastic King Salmon. This big beauty gobbled a big hunk of skein drifted under a small float. After a brief photo session this fish was released. During the fall the Genny receives a large run of trout and salmon from Lake Ontario.


   In September 2004 Jennifer Conley and some friends were fishing from a private boat in the Oswego Harbor. Thats when Jennifer caught her first king salmon. This fine specimen weighed in at 20 pounds. It was caught on a home made tinsel fly behind a spin doctor flasher. The most memorable part of Jennifer's fish was when the fish made it's first run. All she could do was stare at the reel and yell "HOW DO YOU STOP HIM !". They nicely told her you don't just let him run.
Jennifer Conley and some friends were fishing from a private boat in the Oswego Harbor. Thats when Jennifer caught her first king salmon. This fine specimen weighed in at 20 pounds. It was caught on a home made tinsel fly behind a spin doctor flasher


Alex Burmistrov from Slingerlands, NY caught this 21 pound carp from Mohawk River
   The date was September 25, 2005 when Alex Burmistrov from Slingerlands, NY caught this 21 pound carp from Mohawk River. He and a friend were fishing for carp using carp doughballs made from oatmeal. They caught several carp that night but this was the biggest one.They were fishing in the area near lock 6 in Latham, NY. Carp are very fun to catch and can be found in most of the waters of N.Y. State.


  Dudley Hallstead from Pittsford caught this 12 pound steelhead fishing an egg sack off the Summerville Pier in Rochester on September 23rd 2000. The fish cleared the water 3 times and fought for 20 minutes before it got to the net. This fish was returned to Lake Ontario to fight again! In the fall steelhead often follow the migrating salmon on the spawning run looking to feed on the loose and drifting eggs. They provide a quick and easy meal when no hooks are involved.
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This is a 25 pound king salmon who took a cut bait rig with flasher in about 75 feet of water off of a dipsey diver set deep and bumping botton. Due to the fact the fall LOC derby was still in progress fishing was slow as the fish were really boat and rigger shy but we managed to boat 3 kings this day all about the same 20 to 25 pounds
  Pictured here is Raymond Martin of Elmira, NY with a nice king salmon caught on cut bait rig with a white flasher.This was on a September 2000 trip to Point Breeze on Lake Ontario which was during the fall LOC tournament.

  This is a 25 pound king salmon who took a cut bait rig with flasher in about 75 feet of water off of a dipsey diver set deep and bumping botton. Due to the fact the fall LOC derby was still in progress fishing was slow as the fish were really boat and rigger shy but we managed to boat 3 kings this day all about the same 20 to 25 pounds. Soon these fish will start to migrate up the local streams to spawn and thats when the fun begins. Usually around mid september to mid October you can find some salmon in the Lake Ontario tribs as well as brown trout and steelhead.


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September Fishing In New York State, As the summer starts to fade away the shorter days and cooler water temperatures start to trigger the annual fall salmon run in the Lake Ontario tributaries. The most famous being the Salmon River. The lower stretch of the Salmon River is called the Douglaston Salmon Run. Located in the estuary where the river meets the lake this can be the only salmon fishing during the first week or two of September. If the water level is high enough these fish will migrate up stream to the Altmar fish hatchery
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