Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was posted on March 6, 2018.

Oswego River report

The river flow remained between 15,000 and 16,000cfs over the weekend. This afternoon it is running at 15,700cfs.  With this water level, 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:

Yesterday the river flow was 1600cfs and we did have seven anglers on the run. Most were swinging flies and a couple were centerpinning. Five left with only one steelhead brought to hand. They state “no hits” and cited difficulties with high water and winds that interfered with effective drifts. No report from the last two anglers.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

On Sunday we had plenty of sunshine but it was cold and windy with the temperature reaching into the 30’s. Over the weekend the water level came down to 1600cfs and it was good to see anglers getting out on the water. The drift boats continue to take advantage of the high water and float the river on a daily basis. The majority of bank anglers have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville, but a few anglers are fishing the lower end of the river as well. Some of the smaller local tributaries are also another option for anglers. Dead drifting with nymphs has produced the best results for those anglers that are fly fishing. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, egg sacs and pink worms has produced the best results.

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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 several inches of snow fell in the area last Friday. There are no really cold temperatures in the forecast. Please be safe and stay off the ice.

Sandy Pond report:

Shoreline ice and large holes are showing deteriorating conditions. Temperatures are expected to be near normal for this time of year over the next few days and no real cold temperatures are expected in the extended forecast. Please be safe and stay off the ice.