Oswego County Fishing Report

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

Oswego River report

The water flow has been slowly dropping over the last couple of days. It is running at 23,900cfs as of this morning. We have had very little precipitation and have a couple of dry days before showers will return on Saturday. However, it will take a while for this high water to get back to a fishable level.

Lake Ontario report:

When the wind has not been an issue, anglers are beginning to fish the shallow waters along the shoreline for brown trout.

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:

A few guests were on the run today and despite the still less than ideal water flow (1,650cfs through midnight tonight) a few fish managed to be hooked and one was brought to hand. Guests reported blue or white egg sacs and large stone flies worked well. The water still has a stain to it from last week’s flood but guests tell us it doesn’t seem to be severe enough to turn the bite off.

Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are reporting a yellow perch bite on minnows and a few bullheads are being reported. Just a reminder that walleye season is closed and will reopen on May 6. Use caution when boating as there will likely be debris in the water with the high water level.

Sandy Pond report:

We have no new report from Sandy Pond as yet.  Just a reminder that walleye season is closed and will reopen on May 6.