See us for your Pulaski New York lodging needs. Our
comfortable Lake Ontario cottages are located 10 minutes north of Salmon River, New York. Fishing the Salmon River in
Pulaski, NY during early fall offers some of the best NY salmon fishing. New York steelhead fishing in Salmon River starts in October
while many salmon are still spawning in the Salmon River.
River is famous throughout
the northeast for great salmon fishing and large ‘football’ shaped brown
trout. Pulaski's serious salmon fishing really begins in July when the
salmon show up in Lake Ontario’s Mexico Bay and gorge themselves on alewives.
They feed in schools scattered from Nine Mile Point to Henderson Harbor.
As August approaches, more and more salmon move closer to the Salmon River area.
By mid August a few salmon are running Salmon River and thousands are out in
Lake Ontario staging off the Salmon River. Mid august starts the month
long peak of Lake Ontario salmon fishing as more and more salmon move closer to
Salmon River. Sometime close to
Labor Day, Salmon River fishing begins in the lower estuary section of Salmon
River. The Salmon River estuary is
about 1 mile of flat-water and is best fished from a small boat (14 or 16 ft.
with a 6 to 15 horse motor.) There
is a public boat launch on the estuary.
Finally in September, a cold snap
along with rain or water released from the dam above the hatchery on Salmon River
triggers the salmon’s spawning instincts and up the Salmon River they go.
A new salmon season on the river has begun!
Salmon fishing on Salmon River peaks sometime between September 20th
to October 15th. The
brown trout show up in October and are a real bonus while salmon or steelhead
If it’s steelhead fishing that you enjoy, good times to be
fishing in Salmon River, New York are from October through mid December and
again in March thru May. Steelhead
hit throughout December, January and February but environmental conditions can
be challenging. Even in March and
April it is a good idea to bring some of your warmest fishing wear.
While the Salmon River by far provides the Pulaski
NY area’s best salmon fishing and perhaps the best steelhead fishing, there
are many Lake Ontario feeder streams and creeks that fill up with salmon or
steelhead when the conditions are right. Many
of these hot creeks are within a few miles of our Lake Ontario, cottage rentals. We keep at the cottage a book of maps showing productive tributaries and
access points for your use.
These creeks experience light fishing pressure compared to Salmon River
so when they get hot, super salmon and steelhead fishing results.
Cottage rental includes a fish
cleaning station and chest freezer for your salmon, brown trout and steelhead. See
our home page, tight
lines cottage, Rendezvous cottage or duck blind cottage
page for details of amenities.