The Salmon River in upstate New York ranks as one of the world's great fisheries, boasting two major records to prove it: the Great Lakes record chinook salmon (47 lbs. 13 oz.) and the world record coho salmon (33 lbs. 4 0z.) This fabulous, 44-mile-long stream does it all, yielding up everything from a mess of panfish to a trophy wall-hanger. FISHING THE SALMON RIVER is the first book to detail the where and how of fishing this outstanding length of water, with notes on all the significant fishing spots and the tackle, techniques, and strategies to best approach them. The river hosts a wealth of species, from three species of salmon (Atlantic, king and coho), trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass, pike, perch and more, which can be fished with fly or spinning tackle. Author Spider Rybaak has fished the entire length of the Salmon River intensively for many years and can help any angler, from newcomer to veteran, put more fish on the line.
Spider Rybaak writes on angling and the outdoors for the Oswego County Tourism Bureau, lectures frequently on fishing in the area and is the author of FISHING THE GREAT LAKES OF NEW YORK, FISHING ONEIDA LAKE, and other books. He lives in Canastota, NY (Syracuse area).