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Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions.
Will this years King and Coho Salmon Run be a Hero or a Zero on the Salmon River?
Lets take a look – by Randy Jones.

A good indication for this years King and Coho Salmon Run on the Salmon River is to see how “most” of the Full-Time Charter Boat Capt’s. on Lake Ontario are doing this Summer.

GREAT Salmon River NEWS This Year!
From July 1 thru July 15 – My Capt. friends were all reporting: (with Picture proof on all)

This season has been one of the best continuous Brown Trout and Salmon bites I have ever seen!

Summer is here, and the lake is fishing phenomenally. It’s hard to believe but in a few short months the king and coho salmon of Lake Ontario will begin running our Salmon River once again.
That being said things are shaping up nicely and I expect to see another phenomenal year on the river.

Pretty much same story. Good numbers of kings coming over the rail daily. Well into double digits yet again.

Crazy King Salmon Fishing! It is July and the Salmon bite is crazy good. It really can’t get any better.

Lake Ontario is giving up large numbers of plump brown trout and hard fighting chrome Chinooks in numbers we have not seen in a long time. While last year was nothing short of banner, this season is shaping up to be even better. The bite is Red Hot!

Salmon fishing has been nothing short of incredible!!

The trout and salmon fishing is off the chart on Lake Ontario.

Lake Ontario is paved with Salmon this season! In a few months the Salmon River will also be paved with Salmon.

2017 DEC Lake Ontario Stats:
Chinook and coho salmon: Anglers reported a banner year for Chinook and coho salmon on the lake. The fishing quality for Chinooks in 2017 was the highest recorded in 30 years, primarily due to excellent fishing during July and August in all the regions.

Fishing quality for coho salmon was also superb, with 2017 being among the best in the 33 years surveyed and the highest since 2010.

From the Salmon River in Pulaski NY: The DEC stats for Salmon landed in 2018 was up substantially from 2017.

The Fall 2017 chinook king salmon egg collections at the DEC’s Salmon River fish hatchery exceeded targets and survival of Chinook salmon there has been good to date.

In Closing: The above “should” be a reflection for this years Salmon River King and Coho Salmon Runs.
But – No one can 100% predict or guarantee numbers.


It won’t be a ZERO. So Lets all hope for a HERO! Ye-Haa!



P.S. – No one can predict exactly when the BIG RUN of Salmon will happen.
So please stop emailing and calling me about – Randy, when is the BIG RUN going to happen! – yuk yuk
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For the ENTIRE FISHING REPORT - Please see - https://www.yankeeangler.com/...almon-river-fishing/
Best Salmon and Steelhead Fish's, Randy


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Re: [Randy Jones] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
Well, did the salmon run end up being a great one?


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Re: [kentofnsl] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
Yup! In 30 years, I cant remember Salmon #'s like this year.
Here is my latest steelhead report.
https://www.yankeeangler.com/...head-fishing-report/
Best, Randy
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Re: [Randy Jones] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
Informative videos. Any idea why the salmon numbers were up so high this year?


"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey
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Re: [kentofnsl] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
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2017 DEC Lake Ontario Stats:
Chinook and coho salmon: Anglers reported a banner year for Chinook and coho salmon on the lake. The fishing quality for Chinooks in 2017 was the highest recorded in 30 years, primarily due to excellent fishing during July and August in all the regions.

Fishing quality for coho salmon was also superb, with 2017 being among the best in the 33 years surveyed and the highest since 2010.

From the Salmon River in Pulaski NY: The DEC stats for Salmon landed in 2018 was up substantially from 2017.

The Fall 2017 chinook king salmon egg collections at the DEC’s Salmon River fish hatchery exceeded targets and survival of Chinook salmon there has been good to date.
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Providing the Salmon have enough food in the lake, etc... should mean another good year in 2019. Best, Randy
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Re: [Randy Jones] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
Thanks, but unless I'm missing something, that doesn't explain why the numbers were up. I was curious what has changed to cause such a large increase in salmon numbers.


"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey
(This post was edited by kentofnsl on Nov 4, 2018, 9:11 AM)
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Re: [kentofnsl] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
Sorry for my late reply.

I haven't read anything official from the DEC why Salmon #'s increased this Fall.

But, you can bet all aspects from Egg, parr, smolt to adult were very successful.

There can be 100 reasons or variables. Here are a few.
More natural reproduction.
Stronger genetic year class.
Plenty of food in the lake.
Less predation of smolts as they enter the lake.
Ben rearing projects working better.
Mild Winter.

#1 Reason - I was in charge of stocking Salmon every morning at the mouth of the river. Once they ran to the top of river, I would put them in my truck and release again at mouth of river so they would re-run the river again.
I must'a made 50 trips in my truck filled with 1,000 Salmon each day.
Best, Randy
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Re: [Randy Jones] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
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#1 Reason - I was in charge of stocking Salmon every morning at the mouth of the river. Once they ran to the top of river, I would put them in my truck and release again at mouth of river so they would re-run the river again.
I must'a made 50 trips in my truck filled with 1,000 Salmon each day.

How long of a run is it from where you stock them to the top of the river?

That is really interesting. I have never heard of anyone doing anything quite like that. I live in Utah and in Idaho they sometimes trap (not quite sure how they catch them) some migrating salmon and move them to other rivers so that people can fish for them in those rivers.


"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey
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Re: [kentofnsl] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
My #1 reason - was intended as a good humor fisherman joke. It was first told to me 30 years ago. Best, Randy
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Re: [Randy Jones] Your Salmon River King Salmon Fishing Report, Pulaski NY - "BIG SALMON RUN" predictions. In reply to
Well, you caught a sucker with that one.Blush


"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey