Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

Just when you think the fishing is going to be tough, some new ones show up. Yesterday was one of the best steelhead days of the year. Reminded me of the good old days. Monday was also a good day with some nice steelhead and brown trout coming to the boat. Always released to fight another day.

The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism website at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for fishing reports along the top bar on the home page.

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Tuesday reports were mixed. Two anglers had no luck while a third angler reported landing two rainbows and a steelhead. Blue egg sacs were the ticket. Yesterday morning was beautiful but the angling was difficult. High winds picked up in the afternoon and all of our guests had cleared off the water by 3 pm with no hookups reported.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Yesterday very high winds arrived in the afternoon and late in the day the temperature was dropping. The few groups we had staying at the motel made the most of conditions while getting into some steelhead in the upper end of the river in Altmar. The anglers we spoke with who fished both the upper and lower end of the river reported the water was off color. The water flow is running at 1700cfs through tonight.

Oneida Lake and Sandy Pond report:

We have had very little to report from these waters. After warmer temperatures earlier this week, the thermometer has dropped into the 30s today. A few days of colder temperatures particularly on Saturday which will see a high only in the teens are coming our way. After having very little ice formation, we will have to see how long these temperatures stay around.