Salmon River

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Salmon River Fishing Charters

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Salmon River: 17 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Pulaski
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4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
Pulaski
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Altmar
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trips from $200
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(8 reviews)
Pulaski
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trips from $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Pulaski
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Pulaski
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trips from $800
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Altmar
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Port Ontario
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trips from $425
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5.0 / 5
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Pulaski
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Salmon River

According to customer reviews, Locked With Lorensen, Over The Rail Sportfishing, and Grateful Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Salmon River. Full list of top fishing charters in Salmon River.

The average price for a private 4 hour Salmon River fishing trip is $429, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $552 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Locked With Lorensen and Over The Rail Sportfishing received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Salmon River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), and Chinook Salmon. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Fly Fishing. River fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Salmon River is proof that size doesn’t matter. Its small and productive fishery in upstate New York is one of the most important destinations for sportfishers across the country. Head out on a Salmon River, NY fishing trip and you’ll be talking about the fish you caught for years to come!

You guessed it – this fishery is a mecca for Salmon. Expect to hook into Chinook and Coho Salmon in grear numbers. And it’s not just about Salmon, either. Productive stretches of the river are also brimming with Washington and Skamania Steelhead, as well as Brown Trout and Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.

If you’re fishing the Salmon River during the fall Salmon run, don’t skip out on a full day trip. Fishing here is a bucket list item for many anglers and you’ll want to take full advantage of your surroundings. Haven’t got much time to spare? That’s ok too! You can get a taste of the action in as little as half a day.

The Salmon River stretches over 44 miles, but only 12 are considered prime Salmon and Trout fishing spots. As such, the most popular launch point for fishing charters is the town of Pulaski. Just below Pulaski you’ll also find the Douglaston Salmon Run, a private two and a half mile stretch of the river with excellent fishing.
 

Rules & Regulations

The Salmon River is subject to many regulations, because of this, it’s best to head out with a reputable guide. Remember to purchase a New York fishing license for all anglers over the age of 16. If you plan on fishing the private Douglaston Salmon Run, you’ll need to purchase an additional special pass.

Salmon River
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you're willing to brave the cold, you'll be rewarded with Steelhead. These fish aren't easy to hook so fish slow and be patient – that powerful strike is worth it when it comes.

February

It's still very cold and things are pretty quiet on the river. Keep practicing on those Steelhead head in preparation for next month, which is peak season! 

March

Bundle up and get ready to get in on serious Steelhead action. You'll find a mix of new fish brought in my warming waters and fish that have been here since the fall hiding in deeper pockets. 

April

Brown Trout are very tasty, so it should come as no surprise that they'll be your primary target at the start of spring. Keep smaller specimens and release the big fish (they don't taste as good).

May

Most anglers will turn their attention to Lake Ontario. It's the start of Salmon season and you'll find them congreating in the nearshore waters. Count on Bass and Trout, too. 

June

The Salmon still aren't heading back into the river to spawn, so it's likely you'll be chasing the pink-fleshed fish in Lake Ontario. It's one of your last opportunities to hook into them nearshore. 

July

Take advantage of the Brown Trout run early in the month. The fish will be quite large, as they prepare to spawn in the fall. 

August

The Chinook and Coho Salmon are starting to make their way back from Lake Ontario's offshore waters. They're likely not entering the Salmon River yet, but they are very close. 

September

It's game time. Early Chinook Salmon enter the river to spawn. You'll also find their silvery Coho cousins alongside. The fish are big and aggressive so gear up with your heavy tackle. 

October

It's peak Salmon fishing season! Get in on the action before it ends next month. Expect to limit out on Chinook and Coho Salmon. It's a good idea to try and get here early, as the river is at it's busiest.

November

Catch the last on any lingering Salmon before retiring your heavy tackle until next year. Don't be sad, though, there's still the winter Steelhead run to look forward to. 

December

End of the year with some Steelhead fishing. Make sure to check the weather conditions before you head out, though. There's likely be ice and slush floating in the river, making fishing difficult.

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Don't be frugal when it comes to your equipment. Buy high quality waders and boots. Talk to your guide prior to the trip and take any and all advice he offers on preparing for your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't be frugal when it comes to your equipment. Buy high quality waders and boots. Talk to your guide prior to the trip and take any and all advice he offers on preparing for your trip.
William  L.
William L.
Hire a knowledgeable and safety minded guide as water can get pretty choppy quickly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a knowledgeable and safety minded guide as water can get pretty choppy quickly
Clarence  B.
Clarence B. Pulaski, New York
Yes, this was our first time fishing in Pulaski and the first time fishing any Great Lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, this was our first time fishing in Pulaski and the first time fishing any Great Lake.
Edward  S.
Edward S. Philadelphia, PA
If you don't wanna be disappointed go with a guide and you'll have a better experience and learn a few things.
Very good
4.0 / 5
If you don't wanna be disappointed go with a guide and you'll have a better experience and learn a few things.
Michael  B.  J.
Michael B. J. Boylston, MA
Be prepared for the weather, the Captain is great with instruction if you listen and the fish are biting you will catch fish. I listened learned and had a great experience despite the weather,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the weather, the Captain is great with instruction if you listen and the fish are biting you will catch fish. I listened learned and had a great experience despite the weather,
Cindy  G.
Cindy G. Rockville, Connecticut
Book a drift boat trip and learn the techniques of fishing for those big fish. Also, you get a first hand view of the river.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a drift boat trip and learn the techniques of fishing for those big fish. Also, you get a first hand view of the river.
Paul  P.
Paul P. Albany, NY
Do some research on the weather the water temperature. If you are booking this kind of tour make sure you ask your captain questions. They will prepare you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research on the weather the water temperature. If you are booking this kind of tour make sure you ask your captain questions. They will prepare you.
Terri  F.
Terri F. Scranton, PA
Stay they week! It is a great family vacation. Doesn't get any better than this, looks of great places to see, great time with family and friends. I look forward to it every year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay they week! It is a great family vacation. Doesn't get any better than this, looks of great places to see, great time with family and friends. I look forward to it every year.
Martina  H.
Martina H. Bernville, Pennsylvania

Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Very good
4.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
T.he fish were jumping but not biting...weather was beautiful. The capt and Mate enjoyed the groups wacky humor. We got enough salmon to split up for 6 ppl and the Lady of the group got her roe...Red Caviar!
Rebecca  D.
Rebecca D.
Al’s Guide Service
Al’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Trip started off a little slow but he put us some fish, great attitude with lots of knowledge, 100% recommend
Ryan  C.
Ryan C.
Healy Outdoors
Healy Outdoors
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Bob was awesome, a wealth of knowledge and put us in all the right spots on the river. Highly recommend Bob and his son with Healy Outdoors!
Joe  M.
Joe M.
Pulaski Salmon Charters and Guide
Pulaski Salmon Charters and Guide
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain Cliff is very knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience as a sportsman guide. He spent a lot of time teaching us how to fish for salmon. He was very patient with our children and made sure everyone enjoyed the trip. I would highly recommend Captain Cliff, especially for families with children.
Nicole  B.
Nicole B.
Pulaski Salmon Charters and Guide
Pulaski Salmon Charters and Guide
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
After many years of different wilderness experiences both hunting and fishing with guides, I have to say that Cliff was by far the best! His professionalism, patience, caring and understanding made the trip relaxing and fun. He is well versed in the sport and was able to give us all of the knowledge we needed so that if we were to go again in the future we would be definitely be successful in our endeavors. He has a great personality and I look forward to working with him again soon!!
William  L.
William L.
Grateful Adventures
Grateful Adventures
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had a once in a lifetime type of experience and I owe it our Guide Marcus. He was extremely accommodating and worked very hard to keep us with a line in the water, no matter how many times we broke lines or caught the occasional tree branch. This was my first time salmon fishing and I learned a lot, thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge with us. Looking forward to next time.
Shawn  D.
Shawn D. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We had an awesome day we caught two fish. But it made my father day as we did this for his birthday. We are looking to book again for a July trip next year and try going for something else.
John  H.
John H. Glens Falls, New York
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
My son and I had an amazing time with Ryan! Very knowledgeable guide and it feels like your fishing with a friend! We will be back!
Scott  J.
Scott J. Manchester Center, Vermont
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Highly recommend Captain Jeff and his first mate Charlie for an experience you’ll never forget! The expertise and knowledge brought in some amazing fighting salmon.. Can’t wait for the spring season fishing brown trout and lakers with Captain Jeff! You won’t be disappointed booking with Orca Charters..
Karla & David Jordon
Karla & David Jordon Hague, NY
Trophy Salmon and Trout Fishing
Trophy Salmon and Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
What a day we had! Capt Mark def squared away!! Been fishing for 45 yrs and never met such a nice captain who wants nothing more than to find you fish. Boat was clean as a whistle as well as his gear. So focused in doing his job and was a fishing Capt in Alaska too. This is the Capt you want to fish with. I now have 25-30 lbs of salmon in my cooler. Thanks Mark! See u next time
Christian  E.
Christian E. Albany, New York
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Ryan is the best guide I’ve ever had, he’ll tailor your trip and go above and beyond to ensure you have a great fishing experience. Whether walking and wading for giant Brown Trout, fly fishing for Steelhead in a blizzard, or searching out the amazing diversity of fish we are blessed with in upstate NY, he’s your man.
Chris  M.
Chris M. Norristown, Pennsylvania
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Ryan is a great Captain. I have some fishing experience and he worked with that and taught me so many new techniques and lures. We started hitting them on a frog and it was nonstop after that. Great conversation and knowledge of the lake and he certainly delivers and shows confidence in landing them fish. I would certainly recommend and when I come back I’ll surely be booking again.
Sean  G.
Sean G. Rochester, New York
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We caught pike! A great experience with Capt Ryan, he knows fishing and gave us fun tutorials and fishing/lake theory. A patient, encoraging, family man. Book his services, you'll have fun, stories, and catch fish.
Joseph  R.
Joseph R. Torrington, CT
Midway Charters – Lake Ontario
Midway Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
The captain and crew were terrific. Couldn’t have asked for a better charter. The captain found the fish and we had a great day catching more than 50 lbs of salmon. Great day and a great experience. Will always choose Midway Charters with Captain Nick and mate Johnny!
Kevin  C.
Kevin C.
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We had a great trip, and the crew and captain knew just where to fish and help me real in biggin! Would recommend and book again!
April  B.
April B. Glen Mills, PA
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Me and my dad booked this charter. Captain Ryan was a great dude with a lot of fishing knowledge about the area and fish. He helped us catch our first pike. I’ve been on many charters but for sure one of my favorite. This adventure was great and would definitely recommend.
Michael  R.
Michael R.
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Had a great time with Ryan on the Salmon River hooked up with five landed four. One being a 29.5 inch female. Would highly recommend Locked on Lourenson for your drift boat guide.
Chris  C.
Chris C. Erdenheim, PA
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Had a great time with a great guide. It rained the night before and when we started out, but the rain stopped and it got sunny and warm. Caught some nice steelheads. Would go again with Ryan.
Michael  H.
Michael H. Rochester, NY
Healy Outdoors
Healy Outdoors
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Awesome day on the water. Captain Rob was very knowledgeable and got us on the fish.
James  W.
James W. Seymour, Connecticut
King David Guide Service
King David Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
David is best guide I have used on the Salmon River. Bite was tough but still got into the Steelies thanks to David's hustle and hard work. Got them on plug and float rig. Quality equipment too. David is an elite guide.
Dominic  M.
Dominic M. Wayne, Pennsylvania