New York's Salmon River: The Poor Man's Alaska

October 8, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

If you can stand the crowds and the low-brow humor, chucking and ducking for big chinook and cohos along the Salmon River may be just your thing. “‘It’s considered “the poor man’s Alaska,’ because where else in America, or anywhere in the world, can a working stiff catch 20- to 30-pound salmon on a fly for free in public water? And it’s not an outside chance. Some days it’s all but guaranteed.” Angus Phillips in The Washington Post.