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Re: Salmon River

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LOL, let me know when you want to meet up in State College with the nephew. Maybe we can get DaveS to join us.

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Re: Salmon River

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Maybe midges in February or olives a little later than that. We'll get the little guy out quite a bit in 2013. He's already asking about floating the D and going for the salmon circus next year.

Posted on: 2012/11/9 22:24
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First few fish are being caught in DSR the last few days...

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Heading up with my uncle Sept 22-23. Please forgive my ignorance on the subject as I've only been up there once when I was about 17. And that was with a spinning rod bouncing egg sacs off the bottom. Needless to say, I didn't do very well lol. Will these salmon actually hit a swung fly or an egg pattern? I've read that the males will in fact eat the eggs, but not females. I've also read that they will hit out of aggression. However, I've also heard that the only way to catch them is "flossing" or "lifting" which just sounds like a nice way of intentionally snagging them in the face? Can anyone with any experience please shed some light on this for me?

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Re: Salmon River

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Don't listen to any of that junk. Fish take baits and flies ALL the time up there. The only people who say that are those who aren't very good at catching fish and they resort to those tactics.

In 1 hole in 2 days last year I hooked probably 60-70 fish and probably about 40 were kings. I used estaz eggs and simple rabbit zonker streamers. Colors turn off and on all the time up there so be prepared. I have about 10 different colored estaz eggs and streamers in white, black, red, and chartreuse worked well for both the salmon and the steelhead. Chartreuse especially for the steel.

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Yes the salmons will hit flies at times...your best bet is when they're fresh but they're more aggressive and haven't been through the gauntlet of lead chuckers. DSR is a good bet but once they make it above staircase its probably less likely...

There's a lot more lining/flossing going on that some people realize, this goes for steel as well. If you go to the Altmar bend during season the liners are all lined up and they have it down to a science...plunk-swing, plunk-swing, etc-->someone's hooked every 10 mins at most

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Re: Salmon River

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DSR went up to $50 a day this year FYI.

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Damn that's crazy... How's the dcnr up there? They gotta stop people from doing that, cuz it's gotta be fairly obvious if their hooking/snagging fish that often. I'm excited to get up there this year. Not sure about paying $50 a day, but I'll be sure to find a trib or two that has a little less pressure. Thanks agin for the insight fellas

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Flossing is legal

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Guide on the DSR gave Tim Robinson a 15 minute lesson on how not to floss fish last year on stream...

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$50/day???!!!!! Wow, I remember back when it was $10/day for DSR, either that was a bargain, or this is a rip-off, or both, I vote for both.

Posted on: 2013/8/22 16:22


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They have a certain level of usership that maximizes profits. This must be the easiest supply/demand curve ever plotted. If they can count, that is.

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I fish way up stream on the SR with flies and catch plenty of fish hooked IN the mouth on the near side.As was mentioned before COLOR is very important as they,for whatever reason,hit certain color on one day and the next day it might be a different color.I carry hundreds of flies in a variety of colors.
I have n't fished the DSR in many years,$50/day is too much for me.

Posted on: 2013/8/22 23:59


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the dsr is the nys version of beaver. barclay exploited the resource very similar to beaver, except he packs more people in and charges less. the dsr does very little if anything for the overall fishery, important spawning areas are in tribs and way upstream. charging people 50 dollars to catcr fish stocked by the state is a joke. I wouldnt go there if it cost 5 bucks out of principle. there are other places in the river to get bright fish. with that being said, it is a great stretch of water and if you aredriving 6 hours to fish what's another 50$?

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IMO, the DSR is the only place to fish early in the run. Some biotch about Barclay, but he could just post his property and not let anyone fish.I used to fish there when it was free and now I pay whatever it costs. There are still some idiots fishing the DSR, but there are more upstream.

Posted on: 2013/8/23 22:51



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