Fishing The World Famous Salmon River In NY State

by Eric Geary
(Pulaski, NY)

Your guide...Eric Geary!  Photo © Eric Geary

Your guide...Eric Geary! Photo © Eric Geary

Your guide...Eric Geary!  Photo © Eric Geary
A happy client with a beautiful Steelhead in our custom heated driftboat! - Photo © Eric Geary
This young man had all the salmon action he could handle! - Photo © Eric Geary
Are the fish big?? OH YEAH!! - Photo © Eric Geary

Looking for that fishing trip of a lifetime, but don't want to break the bank?

Have you always wanted to catch trophy Salmon or Trout but thought you would have to fly to Alaska and spend thousands of dollars to do it?

What if I told you that catching 30+lb Chinook Salmon and 8-20lb Steelhead trout was only a short 7hr drive from Woodbridge, VA? And A trip for 2 would cost less than a few hundred dollars?


My name is Eric Geary, I am a New York State licensed guide on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY.

I have been operating SWAT Fishing (Salmon Walleye And Trout Fishing) for the past 13 years.

We are your one-stop shop for all your fishing needs!

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Every September, the Chinook and Coho salmon in Lake Ontario start their annual spawning run up the Salmon River in Oswego County NY, and we are there!

Hundreds of thousands of salmon migrate into the river through the month of September and into October and provide some of the best fishing East of Alaska!

Fishing is done from our brand new 19ft Fishcraft driftboat equipped with all the amenities including propane heaters! We provide all the equipment you need AND cook you a hot shore lunch while we are out!

Salmon average 20-30lbs with an occasional brute pushing the scales past the 40lb mark, All on light weight fly rods!

As the Salmon migrate upriver, the Steelhead are hot on their heels as they gorge themselves on the salmon eggs as they are spawning.

This gives us an unbelievable fishery that takes us right through the winter and into the first week of May.

Steelhead average 8-15lbs with a few trophy fish pushing 20lbs! The steelhead fishing is done with ultra-light rods and 4-6lb test leader!

These are the fish dreams are made of! And we are the full service outfitter that can help you catch them!

  • We custom tailor your trip to fit your needs
  • We can package lodging with your fishing trip,
    Or multiple days of fishing,
  • And PLEASE.....DON'T leave the kids home!!

  • We are committed to the future of our fishery and welcome kids of all ages!

    So, here is what you need if you want to get in on this action....

    Call us and work out a date that's good for you, then let us take care of everything else!

    All you need to bring is:
  • Waders or hip boots,
  • Polarized sunglasses,
  • A camera,
  • And a cooler if you choose to bring your catch home with you!
  • You will also need a NY fishing license if you are over 16yrs old.

  • Licenses are available online or at one of the many tackle shops once you get here. ($17 for a one day license).

    Check us out on the web at to see more pictures and videos, and give us a call or email to book for this fall!!




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    Oct 11, 2013
    Fantastic Trip
    by: Anonymous

    I recently took each of my daughters for day drift trips with Eric during the salmon run.

    You cannot ask for a more comfortable and successful trip than what Eric provides.

    He is a gentleman and first class guide. I have drifted with other guides on the Salmon river and the time spent with Eric was exceptional compared to previous trips.

    He goes out of his way to make everyone enjoy their day and he stays on the water while others are calling it a day.

    I can't say enough about Eric Geary and SWAT fishing and look forward to joining him for future salmon and steelhead adventures.

    He is prompt and courteous and a first class guide!

    Nick Telesky

    May 17, 2013
    This guy rocks!
    by: Ken

    If you are looking to catch fish, this is the guy to put you into some!

    He consistently puts fish on the bank every time he goes. The one thing that you can count on is that if nobody is catching anything, Eric is!!

    His ability to catch fish does not end with salmon.

    Eric is just as good at catching steelies, browns, name it. If it swims, Eric can hit them.

    He uses a multitude of tackle setups and techniques from fly to spey, to centerpin, to spinning.

    You won't be disappointed.

    May 17, 2013
    Awesome trip!
    by: George Chapman

    Words can't describe how impress I am with Eric's experience on the salmon river.

    I fish the lower end in my own boat for the last ten years and met Eric two years ago.

    I book one trip with him and I got HOOKED.

    Since then I have been out 5 times,annually with my oldest daughter Tanya who usually out fishes me.

    Try him once and the experience will HOOK u too.

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