Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was posted on 3-2-2018.

Oswego River report

The river flow has been running between 15,000 and 17,000cfs for the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 14,400cfs.  This is still very high and fishing along the river is very difficult under these conditions.  There is very little activity to report.

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 the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The cfs at the dam for the Salmon River Reservoir is currently at 2200 and will remain so until midnight tonight. Per DSR policy we are closed for fishing until the flow drops below 2000cfs.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Wednesday was another mild day with the temperature reaching into the mid 50’s. No question the water level is high, but some anglers are still fishing. Some of the drift boat guides are taking advantage of the high water conditions and floating the river on a daily basis. The few bank anglers we spoke with have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Dead drifting with nymphs has been most productive for those anglers who are fly fishing. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, egg sacs and pink worms have produced the best results. As of this morning a winter storm is moving through our area and we picked up a few inches of new snow. The heavy wet snow along with very high winds are expected to continue throughout the day.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:
Although some anglers were on the lake this past weekend, conditions are deteriorating. Anglers were reporting the ice is getting soft and there are no really cold temperatures in the forecast. A winter storm warning has been posted for the area with up to a foot of wet snow expected through tonight. Please be safe and stay off the ice.

Sandy Pond report:

With recent warmer temperatures and rain conditions are varying around the pond. Shoreline ice and large holes are showing deteriorating conditions. We have had temperatures above normal and no real cold temperatures are expected over the next several days. Several inches of wet snow are also forecasted through today.