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#1 albacized

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Posted July 23 2012 - 7:34 PM

I have a 4 day weekend coming up in the second half of Aug and the family either wants VT or Up State NY (of course my push for the Vineyard fell on deaf ears and thus, was in vain:-))...it seems to my recollection that this is a tad early, but not sure. Basically it's something I wanted to try for a while, but I tend to recall it being at a 'conflict of interest' with my albie obsession...LOL - and if that's true, then it's more so a Sept thing.

The good news is that we don't have a set specific destination right now - so any other suggestions could help sway a decision. The salmon river thing was a thought because I know Alexander Bay/Thousand Island region is (sort of) right up the street, which could be the basis of the family part of this trip (been there a few times, fishing's pretty good - never been to that castle out in the St Lawrence River)...Could also be swayed into some walleye fishing or something else that's a bit different than the freshwater fishing we have around here in eastern MA (I've caught freshwater drum before somewhere just north of Syracuse/Clay...but I seem to recall that being a baiter's game and would prefer to stick with artificials or even fly)

Maybe I could trick them into Montauk...LOL

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Posted July 23 2012 - 7:43 PM

AFAIK, It's more of a Sept./Oct thing. The 3 times I've been there were all in Oct.
Alexandria Bay is about 70 or 80 miles away
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Posted July 23 2012 - 8:32 PM

Double ouch!!!:-D

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Posted July 23 2012 - 8:40 PM

mid oct is ur best bet but i have seen em start early sept

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Posted July 24 2012 - 7:05 AM

I've fished Salmon R. in Pulaski NY, in October for salmon, and further north in Febuary for steelhead. When I fished for salmon, it was elbow to elbow snagging, not fishing. I'll never do that again. But if you go north, it's great fishing. Check out the Black R. too, near Watertown. That part of NY is a sportsman's paradise.
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Posted July 24 2012 - 1:24 PM


Everyone is right.  BUT You could get a charter and crush salmon and brown trout.  Caught browns this weekend (below up to 14 pounds).  The only day this year my captain didn't catch Salmon (Muprhey's law).  However browns over 10 lbs made up for it!











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Posted July 24 2012 - 6:44 PM

Yep, on the lake he can catch them. And it's not far from Pulaski at all. In fact, we stopped by for a quick look see on the way home from Canada 2 weeks ago.
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Posted July 25 2012 - 6:23 PM

They've been catching Kings in the lake since spring, in big numbers which is unusal....September they start coming into the river few there and a few there,,then bang big run ,,its hard to predict it, ive had my best salmon fishing from Sept 16-20 , those dates are like clock work some years, just cant be there everyday..lol..been mudsharking for 22 yrs i love it....true there is snagging all depends on where ya go...>))>http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1453542/width/1000/height/1000
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Posted July 26 2012 - 1:59 PM

They've been catching Kings in the lake since spring, in big numbers which is unusal....September they start coming into the river few there and a few there,,then bang big run ,,its hard to predict it, ive had my best salmon fishing from Sept 16-20 , those dates are like clock work some years, just cant be there everyday..lol..been mudsharking for 22 yrs i love it....true there is snagging all depends on where ya go...>))>http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1453542/width/1000/height/1000


There used to be a snagging season. Now, it's illegal, as I'm sure you know. As far as I'm concerned, that is just one big money grab. Wardens hiding in the bushes to protect a fish that is about to die. :rolleyes: You need a lawyer just to understand the damn regs.
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Posted July 26 2012 - 2:25 PM


live in redfield about 15 miles from pulaski. the salmon usually start to show up late august early sept. but alot has to do with temp and rain. the fish are alot fresher early on. most of the salmon run is late sept into oct.  check out the oswego river. i think it is better and less people.



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Posted July 26 2012 - 3:15 PM

Don't count out upstate maine/nh. Some really nice country all around
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Posted July 26 2012 - 6:19 PM

There used to be a snagging season. Now, it's illegal, as I'm sure you know. As far as I'm concerned, that is just one big money grab. Wardens hiding in the bushes to protect a fish that is about to die. :rolleyes: You need a lawyer just to understand the damn regs.


The wardens are still hiding..lol and wearing plainclothes...Its true a fish thats gonna die will get you in a boatload of trouble if you keep a foul hooked fished and or you presented your bait whatever in a wrong way...lots of guys try to think that there hitting,,,its all about hook placement >))> There are biters , dont get me wrong just not enough...I'd rather steelhead fish there no deceiving in a steelhead take especially under a float >))>
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Posted July 27 2012 - 10:18 AM

catching steelies on the pin is great and the accidental mudshark in the mouth on the float is fun as well, wait i get alot of mudsharks in the mouth 90% ratio id say and they crush egg sacs, however when i go up there i go for chrome eff the puss heads

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Posted July 30 2012 - 1:25 PM

The wardens are still hiding..lol and wearing plainclothes...Its true a fish thats gonna die will get you in a boatload of trouble if you keep a foul hooked fished and or you presented your bait whatever in a wrong way...lots of guys try to think that there hitting,,,its all about hook placement >))> There are biters , dont get me wrong just not enough...I'd rather steelhead fish there no deceiving in a steelhead take especially under a float >))>


I was talking to the warden while my buddies were waiting to see the judge one year. Having only been up there a couple of times, I asked him how to go about catching one legally. When he was done with his explanation, i said; so what you are telling me is it's almost impossible. he didn't deny it. :laugh:
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Posted July 30 2012 - 2:07 PM

A-Bay is only 50-60 miles (1hour) north of Pulaski. I grew up there (summers) and would highly recommend it.