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All about fishing for Atlantic and coho salmon in NY.

Salmon fishing in New York

Major lakes with healthy populations of salmon include Cayuga Lake, Keuka Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake George, Otsego Lake, Piseco Lake, Seneca Lake, Schroon Lake and Skaneateles Lake.

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon

World record: 79 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 24 lbs 15 oz

Chinook Salmon

Chinook salmon

World record: 97 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 47 lbs 13 oz

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon

World record: 33 lbs 7 oz

State Record: 33 lbs 7 oz

Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee salmon

World record: 9 lbs 10 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 6 oz

Pink Salmon

Pink salmon

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 15 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

New York State Record Salmon

The state record Atlantic salmon was caught from Lake Ontario.

The state record chinook salmon came from the Salmon River.

The state record coho salmon was caught in Lake Ontario.

The record kokanee salmon was taken out of Twin Lakes

The state record pink salmon was caught from Lake Erie.

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.

Big salmon from New York waters

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.

Salmon Organizations

Atlantic Salmon Federation

Atlantic Salmon Trust

Atlantic Salmon Museum

Pacific Salmon Commission

Pacific Salmon Foundation

 

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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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