The salmon here are ready to hop on the line!
The Salmon River is a large river in Upstate New York. It is a very popular and economically important sport fishing destination, and is the most heavily-fished of New York’s tributaries. From its headwaters in the Tug Hill region of New York, it flows 44 miles westward through two hydraulic dams and over the 110-foot Salmon River Falls before it empties into eastern Lake Ontario at Port Ontario .
Each year this tributary hatchery provides 3.5 million fish for New York and releases into the Salmon River itself.
The river is noted for its recreational salmon fishery, which is sustained by the efforts of the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, The Salmon River derives its name from landlocked Atlantic Salmon. Since the late 1960’s, the Salmon River has been stocked with Chinook, and Coho salmon, as well as Brown and Rainbows. These fish return to the river for an annual spawning run, after spending a majority of the year in Lake Ontario.
Accommodations, bait and tackle and fishing cabins are plentiful in the area, so if you left your tackle-box or tent at home, you’ll be well taken care of! If you’ve got young ones you want to share the magic of fishing with, this might just be the perfect place for that first catch!