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Any pulaski salmon fisherman here?

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Have driven through there every year around that time but the last 2 to go to Canada. The rivers are stacked with fisherman. If you do not like crowds, be ready. I would assume it's prime time. According to the number of people fishing. Sorry, all info I have.

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I used to go. We stayed in the Thomasville Inn. We fished the Oswego and Pulaski Rivers. We would barter the fresh fish for smoked fish, and one of the shops bought the roe. I did not like the fresh fish and regret eating it. The smoked fish was good.  I saw some nice brown trout and a few steelhead up there. It’s a little early from what I remember. We went in October and the guys that specifically targeted steelhead went later.  The crowds were hit or miss. They were some good times. 

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Been going since 1981, it’s what you make it. It’s the best giant fishery anywhere. The later in the fall you go allows you to have less crowds and steelhead, brown trout. The kings are already in the lower river. The crowds are half or more less than earlier yrs. Sons and grandsons heading up first week of October. Then sons do about 4-5 steelhead trip. Be open minded and enjoyC58B8513-12A7-4A1E-A35C-0B14BC7F574C.jpeg.9876987b35f1d01a1abb4b09364feec4.jpeg

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i fish oswego, pulaski and other spots around there

 

Last week was a big push of fish, my buddy ran up for a 2 day trip and limited out both days but it was tough

 

The snagging teams were out in force. My buddy saw a guy fishing with a 7 foot boat trolling rod and an ambassador reel...

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I am going up for the first time in early Nov for Steelhead. Not looking forward to the crowds but if I can land a few fish over the long weekend I will be happy. 

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Douglaston Salmon run does offer limited daily pass access that will temper the crowded conditions and keep out some of the yahoo’s.  Sometimes it’s worth the extra cost for both salmon and steelhead seasons. 

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1 hour ago, DZ said:

Douglaston Salmon run does offer limited daily pass access that will temper the crowded conditions and keep out some of the yahoo’s.  Sometimes it’s worth the extra cost for both salmon and steelhead seasons. 

^^This.  

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2 hours ago, DZ said:

Douglaston Salmon run does offer limited daily pass access that will temper the crowded conditions and keep out some of the yahoo’s.  Sometimes it’s worth the extra cost for both salmon and steelhead seasons. 

Just to add in to this, no retention for trout/steelhead. CNR only

 

and can retain upto 3 chinook or coho.

 

no braid is allowed on the run.

 

no trebles are allowed on the run.

 

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9 mins ago, Callmefish said:

Just to add in to this, no retention for trout/steelhead. CNR only

 

and can retain upto 3 chinook or coho.

 

no braid is allowed on the run.

 

no trebles are allowed on the run.

 

Dont fisherman also need to abide by the leader length and weight spacing regulations?

 

Same for center pin guys float fishing

 

I also thought trebles were allowed on lures only. 

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48 mins ago, ijuanaspearfish said:

Dont fisherman also need to abide by the leader length and weight spacing regulations?

 

Same for center pin guys float fishing

 

I also thought trebles were allowed on lures only. 

Oh yeah 4’ leader maximum. 
 

these are additional rules for the DSR while fishing on thier run of the river

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Go and read NY refs as well as the rules for the DSR, knowledge in techniques , water flows, times and areas in the 8 miles. There are many sites with “reports” all are previous day and sometimes not a 100%. There should be no plan to stay in 1 spot the whole  day, move move move! There many places that fish great at crazy times , like noon. It’s a learning curve that’s awesome when you get it!!!!, A good tool for newbies to bring your coffee and sit and watch the guys doing best, snagging is illegal and some are great making it look legit. The DSR gets the freshest fish, usually by October end fish are up total river. Don’t know , keep asking questions, site members I’m sure will share. :rav:

 

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I fish the Oswego and love it, but have also enjoyed the Salmon River.  Salmon is mostly a snag and drag routine, so not a lot of interest for me there.  You’ll get some to bite occasionally, but you’re mostly flossing them as they swim and coming right on the hook.   They’re there to do the nasty and die, not to eat.  The advisories on eating anything out of that lake are pretty scary too.  
 

As near I can recall, no trebles anywhere on the salmon above the route 3 bridge.  Hooks must be under a certain gap size (half inch I think) and leader length is limited to.  Read up before you go.
 

trout fishing gets better later in October, even better in November.  There is no month without a lot of company on the Salmon.  Being willing to walk helps.  Tackle shops sell a great map that shows the major access points.  Park and walk, you’ll find a little space. 
 

Conservation Officers (DEC up there) are plainclothes.  The guy fishing next to you could stop, pull a badge, and ticket you.  Wish there was more of that actually.  

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