Salmon River


Fri November 1, 2013
Regional Coverage

Fall in Pulaski brings thousands of salmon, and fishermen out to catch them

Jose Fernandez holds a small salmon he caught in a creek in Pulaski. He's been fishing in the area for 30 years.
Joanna Richards

Each fall, thousands of salmon swim upstream along the Salmon River and nearby creeks, trying to return to the state's Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, where they were born. The fish head home to spawn. But they face a gauntlet of fisherman in the waterways around Pulaski, drawn by the fishes' large sizes and numbers. In this audio postcard, Joanna Richards spoke with local Pulaski resident and 30-year-fisherman Jose Fernandez along a small stream, where he was stalking salmon and escaping the crowd.

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Tue September 17, 2013
Regional Coverage

Tailwater Lodge to bring more dollars, attention to Salmon River

A sample show room at the Tailwater Lodge is decorated using modern and rustic pieces. The renovations will not be completed for a few more weeks.
Gino Geruntino/WRVO

The village of Altmar attracts anglers of all types who fish along the Salmon River, known for its Chinook and Coho salmon and steelhead trout. But one Syracuse-based real estate developer is hoping the river will attract dollars as well.

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Tue January 1, 2013

Reintroducing Atlantic salmon to the Salmon River

Fishers on the Salmon River
David Chanatry/New York State Reporting Project

In recent years both the federal and New York state governments have been studying how best to re-introduce – salmon -- to New York’s Salmon River.  That might come as a surprise to anyone who’s ever fished the river, known for its salmon of eye-popping size. 

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