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Salmon run a bit later this year up Salmon River

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PULASKI, N.Y. — The annual fall run of Chinook salmon up the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries is running a bit late compared to recent years.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse interviewed charter boat captains, fishing guides and other experts who say that despite recent rains and colder than usual weather, there's only a few salmon in the river right now.

Some believe the run is a week or two behind recent years because Lake Ontario was so cold this past winter that water temperatures remained colder than usual through the summer. That could affect the salmons' development cycle.

Still, the fish are beginning to stage around the mouths of the lake's tributaries, which include the Salmon and Oswego rivers.

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