New York Salmon Fishing
All about fishing for Atlantic and coho salmon in NY.
Other major lakes in NY with healthy populations of salmon include Canandaigua Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake Erie, Lake George, Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake, Otsego Lake, Seneca Lake, Schroon Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Union Falls Pond and Upper Saranac Lake.
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.
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.
World record: 79 lbs 2 oz
NY State Record: 24 lbs 15 oz
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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