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Salmon from Shore

Postby CoachLutz » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:37 pm

Hey everyone -
I was able to get my teeth cut salmon fishing from shore in Oshawa a couple years ago. Sight fishing at it's finest! Alas, I moved to Ottawa and I'm looking to take my wife to a similar style to have her hook into her first salmon. Any suggestions where I can float fish from shore (preferably where I can see the fish as well)? Willing to drive up to 90 mins from the West End of Ottaw. Thanks!
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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby FLOATFISHIN » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:14 am

There has been talk over the years of a small run in the Cornwall area. I've never bothered, for I don't fish the salmon run anymore, I wait for cooler temps and chase the bows. I have seen a few fish in years past in Lyn Cr in Brockville, but never bothered. as per a 90 minute drive, your closest place in such a short drive time frame is NY State. There is The Sandy, and Salmon River about 2.5 hr drive time, plus crossing the border, and buyin a NY tag (You can buy day tags) I used to live in Bowmanville, and all the long time members here, know I know my creek fishing. Your looking a a minimum 2-2.5 hr drive from Ottawa to any real runs, and this late in the year, they are all either done, or dying off. I'm heading east on Friday, but not for salmon, I'll be chasing bows, and browns. Next year, early to Mid Sept is best for a salmon run off Lake O.

Good luck!

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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby CoachLutz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:43 pm

Thanks so much for the suggestions F.F. - I haven't gotten into chasing bows and browns yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before I do. I've gone across to the NY side a few times (at this point, I should have bought the annual pass it would have been cheaper, lol) this year. I've never heard of any of those places, I'll have to take a gander.

Have a great time on your search, tight lines!
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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby RJ » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:36 am

FLOATFISHIN wrote:There has been talk over the years of a small run in the Cornwall area. I've never bothered, for I don't fish the salmon run anymore, I wait for cooler temps and chase the bows. I have seen a few fish in years past in Lyn Cr in Brockville, but never bothered. as per a 90 minute drive, your closest place in such a short drive time frame is NY State. There is The Sandy, and Salmon River about 2.5 hr drive time, plus crossing the border, and buyin a NY tag (You can buy day tags) I used to live in Bowmanville, and all the long time members here, know I know my creek fishing. Your looking a a minimum 2-2.5 hr drive from Ottawa to any real runs, and this late in the year, they are all either done, or dying off. I'm heading east on Friday, but not for salmon, I'll be chasing bows, and browns. Next year, early to Mid Sept is best for a salmon run off Lake O.

Good luck!

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I'm no creek walker but I know this info to be bang on. Float knows his stuff.

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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby FLOATFISHIN » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:31 am

Thanks RJ. And Rob, if you were interested in making a longer drive, say a 3-4 hr down the 401, mind you if your in the west end you can shave 30-45 mins off that time frame. If you wanted help on trying the bows (A million times more fun and challenging than the salmon) feel free to drop me a pm, and I can give you some starting points, as well, as an idea of my set-up and certain sure fire baits to use. I don't get away as often as I used to, but I'm happy to help as for this forum has done the same for me a zillion times over.

Tight Lines:

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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby CoachLutz » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:54 am

F.F. - Wow! Thanks for that great offer :) I'd love to learn more about fishing for bows - I'll definitely take you up on that offer. I've gone after them via fly fishing a couple of times with zero success (what spectacular days out on the river though!), I'd love to learn more about your set-up and baits. Thanks a ton, I'll PM you soon.
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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby DropShot’r » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:16 pm

It has been quite a long time since I fished NY state for salmon and trout, but my first stop in Pulaski was always Whitaker's Sport Store and Motel. https://whitakers.com/
One stop shopping from license to getting fully equipped if required. Great service and lots of up to date information.

We always made a trip down in the end of September for salmon. My sole purpose was to get a nice ripe hen salmon and bring the fish back to home to cure the eggs for the up coming trout season.

Learn to cure your own eggs and tie roe bags.

Brown trout eggs are GOLD when it comes to fishing steelies.

The Salmon River is slippery....very, very, very slippery. One word...Corkers.

There is a power dam up past Altmar and they release water to generate power. We fished there before smartphones and apps so we relied on Niagara Mohawk's 1-800 info line on release times.

Douglaston Salmon Run. http://www.douglastonsalmonrun.com/. This is a pay to fish area that only allows so many people in a day. We fished that area prior to privatization and it is mint. It's the lower reaches of the river with arguably the best water. Do you need to fish Douglaston to be successful? No. To me Douglaston shines in October when the trout start to run. We only fished trout a few weeks each year so to me the expense of Douglaston was just an expense I was willing to pay for the smaller crowds and the fact that the "meat" fisherman generally stayed away.


Do a search on NY state fishing licenses. I believe the license year is something like September to September so be careful about buying a season license.

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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby CoachLutz » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:14 pm

Thanks Drop! That's a ton of great info, much appreciated :)

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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby zippyfx » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 pm

DropShot’r, that sounds like a great place.... Definately going to look into it.
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Re: Salmon from Shore

Postby sindyciaray » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:51 am

Learn to cure your own eggs and tie roe bags. PhenQ
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Re: Salmon from Shore

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