The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced a joint project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to collect adult Atlantic salmon from major New York tributaries of Lake Champlain this fall. This work supports the State’s ongoing research and management of the fishery. [Read more…] about Atlantic Salmon Collection on Lake Champlain Tributaries This Fall
The Salmon River Fish Hatchery’s new fish ladder is almost ready.
Chinook and Coho Salmon stocked in Lake Ontario tributaries return to spawn. This can make for some exciting fish watching as salmon move upstream and jump or otherwise navigate various obstructions, such as the fish ladder, on their way to their desired spawning sites. [Read more…] about Salmon River Fish Hatchery Improvements
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that Region 6 fisheries staff released 50,000 Chinook salmon and 10,000 steelhead (rainbow trout) into Black River Bay in early May 2021. [Read more…] about Salmon, Steelhead Fish Pen Rearing A Success
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is deploying two new pen-rearing projects for Atlantic salmon to begin this spring. In an effort to improve post-stocking survival and imprinting to the stocked water, experimental Atlantic salmon pen-rearing projects will be conducted in the Saranac River estuary in Lake Champlain and in the Salmon River in Lake Ontario. [Read more…] about Salmon Net Pen-Rearing Projects set for Lake Champlain, Ontario
In previous years the results have been mediocre, but a floating boom installed in fall 2020 has improved its effectiveness. The floating boom deflects leaves and debris over the dam, keeping the grates in the fishway clear. Cleaner grates pass water more efficiently, helping to attract fish into the fishway. [Read more…] about Cayuga lnlet Boom Helps Fish Passage
Salmon River Hatchery staff completed egg collections for Chinook and Coho Salmon on October 21st, 2020, resulting in over 1.6 million Chinook Salmon eggs and 860,000 coho salmon eggs according to hatchery staff. [Read more…] about 2020 Salmon River Hatchery Egg Take Complete
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the Lower Fly-Fishing Section of the Salmon River will be open for catch-and-release fishing starting Saturday, October 31st, marking the success of actions taken by the Salmon River Flow Management Team to mitigate the impacts of low-water flows at the start of the salmon run.
Recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in effect to ensure the health and safety of the public. [Read more…] about Salmon River Lower Fly-Fishing Area Opening
Each fall, tributaries to the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain are home to salmon returning to spawn. This can make for some exciting fish watching as salmon move upstream and jump or otherwise navigate various obstructions on their way to their desired spawning sites. [Read more…] about DEC Announces Actions to Protect Salmon River Fish Populations
The plan shores-up the dam to bring it into compliance with dam safety regulations and adds a carry for paddlers and a fish ladder to provide for passage of landlocked Atlantic salmon. There have been calls to remove the dam entirely, including by Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the City of Plattsburgh and return the river to a more natural state and reduce the threat of flooding in the city. DEC’s announcement said they met with Clinton County officials before finalizing the plan. [Read more…] about DEC Plans To Shore-Up Saranac River’s Imperial Mills Dam
During the hot days of summer, it is important to remember that trout and salmon experience serious physical stress whenever water temperatures climb above 70° Fahrenheit. [Read more…] about Anglers: Protect Heat-Stressed Trout and Salmon