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New York Salmon Fishing

All about fishing for Atlantic and coho salmon in NY.

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Salmon fishing in New York

Other major lakes in NY with healthy populations of salmon include Cayuga Lake, Keuka Lake, Lake George, Otsego Lake, Piseco Lake, Seneca Lake, Schroon Lake and Skaneateles Lake.

Big salmon from New York waters

New York Salmon Records

The New York state record atlantic salmon and coho salmon came from Lake Ontario. The NY state record chinook (king) salmon came form the Salmon River. Twin Lakes produced the NY state record for kokanee salmon. Lake Erie served up the NY state record pink (humpback) salmon.

About The Pacific Salmon Family

Pacific Salmon are born in and remain in freshwater streams for the early years of life. The number varies by species. Afterward they migrate to the Pacific Ocean waters where they bulk up and prepare for their once in a lifetime spawning run up the freshwater stream where they were born. They will instinctively return to their birthplace, spawn and die. They are found in the streams which empty into the ocean, and adjoining ocean waters.

The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies. For more details check here for articles about fly fishing.

Salmon Organizations

Atlantic Salmon Federation

Atlantic Salmon Trust

Atlantic Salmon Museum

Pacific Salmon Commission

Pacific Salmon Foundation

New York Salmon Fishing

The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies, as well as a variety of other lures and baits.

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon

World record: 79 lbs 2 oz

NY State Record: 24 lbs 15 oz

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon

World record: 33 lbs 7 oz

NY State Record: 33 lbs 7 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Salmon fishing waters and information, by state.


Learn the life cycle of salmon

The more you know about the life cycle and seasonal migration of salmon, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit New York salmon fishing waters. Visit the salmon fishing page for more information about the life cycle of the different species of salmon.

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Best salmon fishing waters in New York!