Oswego County Fishing Report for November 26, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on November 26, 2018.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Bait & Tackle:

With the rain and snow melt on Saturday, the Oswego River went from a flow of 8,300cfs to 12,500cfs on Sunday. Reports indicated the fishing was relatively slow. We only heard of a few anglers getting into any trout. One angler came up to the shop around 9 am yesterday and showed off a big male steelhead that was pushing 12 pounds – this fish had serious shoulders! He was bottom bouncing the high wall with a white egg sac. Another angler caught a few browns off the high wall using a black and red stickbait. We fished yesterday afternoon and got into some trout while float fishing beads and egg sacs. One angler caught a beautiful brown. If I had one word to describe the colors of his fish, it would be VIBRANT! This morning the river flow is 10,800cfs.

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.  The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner for Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

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 was cloudy with a little rain and temperatures into the low 40’s. The water temperatures went down and the flow went up as the day progressed. Difficult conditions and difficult fishing for most of our anglers.  Those that did better than a fish or two had better luck in the morning, but when the water rose and its temperatures dropped, fishing (catching) became a challenge.  One happy angler was able to bring to hand a nice 8 pound male brown trout.  The majority of our angler’s went fishless and as one angler confessed “I was humbled today”. Still, there were a number of our anglers that were able to bring 1-3 fish to hand. The waterflow is 750cfs and 1110cfs at Pineville.

Click here for the current water flow. 

Oneida Lake report:

The shore night bite is still producing a few walleye with stickbaits.

Sandy Pond report:

There has been no activity reported from the pond. There likely won’t be much until the beginning of the ice fishing season.