Oswego County Fishing Report for February 26, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on February 26, 2019.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

After being up to 13,000cfs yesterday, the river flow has dropped to 11,000cfs this afternoon. There has been no activity to report in the last couple of days with the intense wind that hammered the area Sunday and yesterday. With improving conditions, look for a steelhead, brown trout and walleye bite. Anglers using jigs and soft plastic swimbaits have been producing walleye and brown trout in the lower river. Jigs, pink worms, wax worms and egg sacs have been taking steelhead throughout the entire river.

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:

About a half dozen anglers fished the run Sunday with limited success.  A fish here and a fish there but that was about it.  As the afternoon progressed the water got pretty stained which accounted for a number of our guests calling it a day early. Windy may be an understatement when describing yesterday’s conditions.  With gusts upwards of 50 MPH, no anglers ventured onto the run which was probably for the best with countless uprooted and down trees around the area. It’s cold today but conditions are much improved. The water flow is 1200cfs through Thursday evening.

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Oneida Lake report:

The activity on the lake was quiet yesterday with the very strong winds that were blowing throughout the region. Last night the area received several inches of very light snow with 8-12 inches reported over many parts around the lake. Another system will be coming through tomorrow with an additional 3-6 inches expected by Thursday morning. The good news is the high temperatures will be in the 20s to low 30s for the seven day forecast.  

Sandy Pond report:

We have not received reports as yet on the condition of the pond after the very strong winds that pummeled the area Sunday and yesterday. We will update once we receive more information.