Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was posted on January 30, 2018.

Oswego River report

The water flow has been running between 15,000-17,000cfs for the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 15,200. There is not much to report as this water level makes it difficult to fish along the river. Winter conditions have returned to Oswego with cold temperatures and a few inches of snow expected today.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow. 

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Most of the anglers we spoke with over the weekend reported doing very well. Those who fished the Lower Fly Zone reported steady action with nymphs producing the best results. In the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville anglers did well dead drifting with nymphs or bottom bouncing with egg sacs. Bright colored egg patterns under a strike indicator worked for those fly fishing. Yesterday was another beautiful day on the river but colder temperatures along with some snow have worked into the area this morning.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Yesterday was another beautiful day on the run and many anglers reported good fishing to coincide with the good weather. Most anglers were able to get into a steelhead or two and a few reported landing more than a handful. A mix of beads and egg sacs proved most successful with pink and chartreuse taking the most fish. The flow remains at 500cfs today.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers reported good ice conditions over the weekend. There was no snow so creepers were helpful making it out on the slick ice. Colder temperatures are back with a few inches of snow expected today. Reports indicated that anglers worked for their catches. Anglers were finding some perch and walleyes although there were a number of shorts but they enjoyed a couple of nice days on the ice.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Woody’s Tackle:

Anglers are continuing to take advantage of good ice conditions on the pond. There has been no snow on the ice and anglers were finding creepers very useful over the weekend. The temperatures have dropped and the area will likely receive a few inches of snow today. Anglers are finding perch, walleye and Northern pike. Anglers were heading out from the Elm’s and the Wigwam this morning.