My 1st trip to the SR ...
Well i made my virgin trip today out to the Salmon River with a few friends and here is my story
Left my house @ 2:30am and got home @ 6:30pm
We were the 1st one's on this sweet little section waiting for the sun to come up. By the time we started casting we were joined by a few other guys, not a big deal we all had plenty of room fishing on the same side of the river. In the 1st hour of light there had to be 30+ people plus a few drift boats that went through and one that anchored just down from us. I couldn't believe it , it's like they were waiting in the trees , they came from every direction !! It still wasn't to bad until guys now lined the opposite shore that we were casting to, it was not a very wide part.
Pretty lame if you ask me.
But we got our time in at that location, watched a few guys snag some Salmon so we moved and found less congested water. Definately lots of sweet looking places out there. It was comfortable all day, never needed gloves or winter hat.
We tried egg sacs weighted , under floats , flies .... nothing even took a sniff at them.
I personally went 0-0
the entired day !!! Not even an unintentional Salmon.
The other 2 boys did not land a fish either .... it was a long day for us out there.
We saw a number of Salmon taken and even a few Steelies tied off (not that many though)
I still had a very fun day with the boys, road trips are always fun and full of laughs, and a bad day fishing ALWAYS trumps a day at work
and i will try it again.
**People use that place as a dump !! WTF !?!?!?!
It was really sad, i can't tell you how much trash, mostly line and empties i saw laying near and in the water. I balled up a lot of other peoples line and stuffed it in my vest
!!!! People really really suck !!!
I had to laugh when i saw guys using gear heavier than my Striper set ups for "catching salmon"
LOL Here are some things i take away from my 1st trip out there ...
-I saw more NJ,Mass,VT plates than Ny'ers
-Every inch of that river gets pounded
-Everybody we encountered seemed decent anyway
-I don't plan on going there on a weekend again
-The one day trip ... really not that bad, the drive is easy IMO
-The Salmon hatchery is VERY very cool to see !
-Don't trust your buddy when he says he has a "secret parking spot"
-That whole town is there and in bussiness due to that river
-I thought the drift boats were cool
-I had to laugh at the way people just dragged thier catches everywhere, dirt, mud, pavement
-Those Salmon really go air borne when hooked, pretty cool
I was just a little bummed about not even getting the feel of ANY of those fish on the othere end of my rod.
So they may have got the better of me this trip but i'll be fine
Guess i'll have another beer now.