The water clarity, flow rate, the size of the current run, weather conditions, and fishing pressure are essential things to consider when planning a salmon or steelhead trip to one of New York’s most popular and famous rivers. That’s where the Salmon River’s live webcam comes into play!
Helpful tips and tricks for sport fishing in the United States. Everything from bass, pike, and musky, to walleye, crappie, perch, and bluegill.
A size 4000 (40) spinning reel is generally the best choice when fishing for salmon. Such reels have a powerful drag system, enough durability, and a sufficient line capacity to battle large salmon in any river.
While it’s usually no problem to beach or hand-land smaller salmon, getting the big fellows safely out of the water can often be a real challenge. That’s why having an appropriately sized landing net with you is essential when fishing for salmon.
While the average size of a tiger musky is between 25 and 35 inches and 5 and 10 pounds, this amazing predator can reach a maximum size of about 50 inches and 50 pounds. Most fish will, however, only get to 20 to 30 pounds.
Beluga, white, and lake sturgeon are, by far, the biggest sturgeon species. Belugas can reach a maximum size of over 20 feet and more than 3,000 pounds. White sturgeon can have a maximum size of about 20 feet and 1,500 pounds. Lake sturgeon can reach a size of 8 feet and 250 pounds.
Black drums reach maturity within four to six years and have an average size of about 25 to 35 inches and 5 to 25 lbs. Some of the biggest black drums weighed over 100 lbs and measured over 50 inches! The current world record is a fish of 113 lbs.