Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19

Author
Admin
Administrator
  • Total Posts : 400
  • Reward points: 0
  • Joined: 2000/07/02 20:09:47
  • Status: offline
2019/09/09 09:10:22 (permalink)

Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19

Heavy reports are coming in as anglers are having multiple fish days on the Salmon River. Most of the movement from fish is happening first thing in the morning and right before dark. Otherwise, fish seem to be holding in the deeper holes and in larger runs. Some productive patterns include bead or conehead woolly buggers, zonkers, muddlers, egg sucking leaches, and any egg pattern. The temperature continues to drop at night which is encouraging more movement from the fish. Good luck and stay safe!


 

Make sure to check FishSalmonRiver.com for our Salmon River Fishing Reports!
#1

16 Replies Related Threads

    r3g3
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1374
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2014/03/24 16:42:10
    • Location: wallingford ct/pulaski
    • Status: online
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/09 17:59:39 (permalink)
    True dat.
    #2
    Lucky13
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1830
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/10/26 04:40:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/09 18:24:49 (permalink)
    2Bob reports fish up through Trestle, and new ones coming every AM.
    #3
    pafisher
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 2984
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/08/15 11:14:30
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/11 16:40:03 (permalink)
    Good to hear Lucky,they should be at my secret spot when I get there the 27th
    #4
    hot tuna
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 5556
    • Reward points: 0
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/11 19:49:42 (permalink)
    pafisher
    Good to hear Lucky,they should be at my secret spot when I get there the 27th


    Give me a call in evening Saturday or Sunday Jack. I have a phone number of yours and will try by Sunday if I don't hear from you by then.
    My ETA would be Sunday 29th till Monday 30th evening

    "whats that smell like fish oh baby" .. J. Kaukonen
    #5
    Lucky13
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1830
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/10/26 04:40:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 07:25:14 (permalink)
    So life deals some rough hands sometimes (Bad Pun).  I got up to leave for three days on the river yesterday, but as I had played bass for a function until later than I'd planned the night before, I decided to catch another 40 winks.  When I awoke again, my bipolar daughter was up, in a bad place, and soon had broken the bathroom mirror.  As the trigger was that I had failed to get to the laundromat to do the laundry the day before while packing, I drove over and put in the loads of clothes.  When  I returned to the house,  My wife and daughter were outside, so I went in to begin cleanup. I used work gloves to remove a few large pieces of glass that had fallen to the sink, but then I had to use the toilet and removed the gloves.  When I finished I noticed that the large sections of glass still fastened to the wall were starting to lean out, and I foolishly grabbed one with my ungloved right hand to brace it.  The largest piece then fell, and came across the first tow fingers just above the knuckle, and cut nearly to the bone and nearly all the knuckle on my index finger, and flapped a pretty good chunk  on the second finger.  Urgent care soaked the wounds for ab9out an hour, then  x rayed, and then  put 5 stitches in the smaller cut and a few more than  that in the index cut, with the PA saying she would have sewed more but the piece she needed to sew was gone.   Then they splinted the two fingers, wrapped them in gauze and some new external dressing that sticks to itself, and sent me off to a hand specialist, as the PA was concerned about tendon damage.   he hand specialist did not think there tendon was involved because I could still move everything, albeit slowly and painfully, rebandaged after bending the splint and separated the fingers in the bandaging.  Then came the bad news, low activity until followup on Mo0nday, get used to the splint as it will be there for a month, and fingers must remain dry, hand in a plastic bag for showering.  And there is no way I can hold a flyrod with my right hand.  While I am a half-assed caster with my left hand, my recollection is that Kings and Cohos  are two handed fish.  So as it now stands I may be able t get out around then same time as Clint.  This really sux as I bought a darkside ticket for 9 months instead of a shotgun, not that I would be using that too much with a gimp index finger.  So later today, I'll find out if I can operate the vise and tie flies, and see if I can play my bass with my third finger, guitar is out of the question, and may be for good depending on how things heal.  And banjo is certainly done unless this comes back 100%, those thumb index middle rolls don't work well with no index, although Jerry Garcia played pretty good banjo with thumb index ring after losing the middle in an axe accident.   BOO HOO!  ( On the brigh side , if it had come out further it could have cut the wrist, chance to bled out or totally lose the hand function, or it could have been the left hand, and I'd ben shopping for a pedal steel if I want to keep playing.   
     
    I may see some of you as I ordered a XMas present in Pulaski, and I will have to go up and get it when they call, but  won't be wearing waders for a while.
     
      
    #6
    r3g3
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1374
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2014/03/24 16:42:10
    • Location: wallingford ct/pulaski
    • Status: online
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 08:35:51 (permalink)
    Do what the Docs say and heal - to do otherwise might have long lasting issues for a few moments of fishing now.
    Hey -Wifey had a similar cut and the tendon issue was most noteable a few weeks out- hadda go back and get recut for the fix.
    Watch for that.
    Heal and then fish -good luck bud.
    post edited by r3g3 - 2019/09/12 08:37:02
    #7
    Lucky13
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1830
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/10/26 04:40:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 08:46:33 (permalink)
    I thought the doc was sayin g something about recutting if it didn't heal right, but I was kind of blocking that out.  Oh, bother!
    #8
    pafisher
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 2984
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/08/15 11:14:30
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 10:59:15 (permalink)
    I can't believe your misfortune Lucky,hope you have smooth recovery!
    #9
    fichy
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1888
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2011/06/15 16:12:51
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 11:16:04 (permalink)
    That's what you get for doing bass gigs. I'm glad my '63 J-bass got ripped off.   Not, but I haven't had the heart to replace it. I commiserate on the bi-polar daughter. Been there, paid the bills, cleaned up the mess. She's gotten better  at dealing with it and the meds over the years, but there's still episodes ; luckily that haven't devolved into violent behavior. Quick healing prayer sent. I imagine I won't get to the river until early Oct., just too busy to think about  a trip.  If you see an old hippy single hand Speying under the trees, say Hello
     
        Sounds like a good run is shaping up, thanks to all  for  the reports that have been put up.
    #10
    Lucky13
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1830
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/10/26 04:40:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 12:44:53 (permalink)
    I couldn't afford to replace a '63 Jazz Bass, you're north of 10K for that axe now!  Sorry to hear that another player has been victimized by the sleaze!
     
    Thx for the prayers, it was a church gig, so I got paid in goose eggs (Quadruple scale on Holy Days!).  Around here, if you lean on a tree, at least one guitar player falls out and hits you in the head.  You might have to lean on 10 trees to get hit by a bass player!
     
    2Bob said it was a couple fish here and a couple there below the Staircase area.  It sounds like they are running DSR, then  stopping as soon as they reach Little Black, the Black, the Long bridge, or  town, which ever is next when  it gets light, for the remainder of the day, before heading upstream at night.  2B took a daytrip Sunday (I was building my goose egg collection), and there were fish being played in Trestle.  This is the last big year class  if the naysayers on the stocking cuts are correct, but I think you'll still see great runs in future years because no matter how many boats are out there, they barely scratch the surface of the total King population going into the lake.  Or, if it dies down in the next weeks, mid September is the new Columbus Day.
     
     
    Unless you shaved, you're a piece of cake to pick out, Fichy!  I'm also blue as I had hoped to come up for the Columbus Day weekend fling at the Altmar, and sit in with Joe Battle, and I won't be holding a guitar pick by then. 
     
    Tight lines to all of you when  you get up there.
    post edited by Lucky13 - 2019/09/12 12:54:37
    #11
    r3g3
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1374
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2014/03/24 16:42:10
    • Location: wallingford ct/pulaski
    • Status: online
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 13:02:42 (permalink)
    Saw them being played in Tressel Sun as well. 
    Saw nothing off the bridge in Altmar.
    Hey- can anyone please tell me the purpose of the 'changes' to Ellis ??
    With all those-clearly placed- stumps and logs along the road side fishing there will be difficult at best. Also it looks deeper.
    Likely kinda ok on a float trip but the wader is in for some real fun if a fish runs anywhere near a bank.
    #12
    Lucky13
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1830
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/10/26 04:40:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 15:19:07 (permalink)
    We checked that out last week, that is what is known as "soft" bank hardening, the matted vegetation should sprout, also looks like some basket willow incorporated, trees and root balls incorporated, it should armor the banks through there without impacting other biota in the way that large stone armoring would, and I think it is less expensive.  My question was whether it would withstand the number of feet it will see over the next two months, and of course some of those folks may decide to modify it to suit their purposes.
    #13
    BeenThereDoneThat.
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 8755
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2014/05/14 07:30:39
    • Location: A Field or A Float
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 15:46:04 (permalink)
    Lucky good grief neighbor, I'm sure sorry to hear of your injury.

    Follow r3's advice and do as the doc says. Be patient let things heal properly, "a stitch in time saves nine". ughhh, that was bad😣

    Godspeed

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
      Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
     
    #14
    hot tuna
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 5556
    • Reward points: 0
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 18:15:34 (permalink)
    Bummer L-13 and sad to hear of the mess.
    As for quacks, I mean drs , pay no mind to those pass through take my money and revisit our other quacks for follow ups.
    Man up and put a 8 mill nitrile rubber glove on and get out there fishing, if the glove don't work just wrap the things with electrical tape. lol.
    Pretty much what I'd do, not necessarily the best advice .
    Hope your back in action soon

    "whats that smell like fish oh baby" .. J. Kaukonen
    #15
    Lucky13
    Pro Angler
    • Total Posts : 1830
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/10/26 04:40:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/12 19:50:50 (permalink)
    Thanks, RS, but after spending 55 years training the things, I'm not going to risk losing use for a few weeks of sammins!  It will heal and I'll get some shots at chrome.  I played bass for a little while today, using the second and third fingers.  But I still keep my right hand above my heart most of the time. 
     
    " Doctor, will I ever play like Phil Lesh again?" " yes, you'll get it all back."  Well that's great 'cuase I could never play like Phil Lesh before!" 
    #16
    SteelieStudent
    New Angler
    • Total Posts : 10
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2002/11/06 08:51:11
    • Status: offline
    Re: Salmon River Fishing Report 8/9/19 2019/09/14 19:37:52 (permalink)
    Peeps - Here are some fish observations for Sat. 9-14-19.  From the Long Bridge, counted 40 fishermen and two fish (about 11 AM). The Ballpark had similar numbers/ratio. Pineville lot was completely full and had a crowd of people, but I saw no fish. Below there in back of Maple Grove (is that Hemlock Hole?) a group had several fish on stringers, but there was no ongoing run or action. Saw 1-2 moving through while walking down. In Altmar I saw half a dozen kings lounging in the soft water in the lower fly zone, which opens tomorrow. Saw many NJ and CT license plates in the parking areas, so the fishermen migration is in full swing, even if the salmon run is not quite there yet.
     
    I also saw the stream improvements the DEC did from Sportsman's to Ellis Cove. They used tree stumps and stone/gravel to block the side channels. I predict the first good 10,000 cfs spring flood will take them all out. The stonework around lower Ellis is a plus in my opinion given the foot traffic there.
     
    Didn't do any serious fishing, but did try out a new rod/line combo..
     
    P.S. Lucky13 wish you a speedy recovery.
     
    #17
    Jump to: