Oswego County Fishing Report for October 30, 2018

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

Oswego River report:

With the several days of rain we have had the water flow in the river has been increasing over the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 11,900cfs. This makes some areas along the river difficult to fish. We do have a pleasant day today but rain is again in the forecast for Wednesday through Friday.

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:

Sunday was a day of browns, rainbows, kings and steelhead. It doesn’t get much better!!!

According to Oz Angling Bait & Tackle:                   

The king salmon run is still going strong on the Oswego River. We expect the kings to be around in good numbers for the next couple of weeks based on the amount of fresh kings that are in the river right now. This nice trout was caught in the river yesterday. This November should be epic with some big trout in the river already.

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:

The cold rain continued again yesterday but we still had a hearty bunch of anglers take to the run. It seems the fish were less than cooperative with a handful of anglers going home skunked. We had a few reports of anglers hooking up with a handful of fish, and some managed to land a few, but overall the day was a bit slower than what was reported over the last week. The wind picked up in the afternoon and it was reported that leaves were beginning to become an issue, but water clarity remains good. Keep an eye on the water flows. They are currently posted to remain at 335cfs through midnight Wednesday.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We had mixed results from anglers, some groups did well, while others had a tough time. The anglers who had the most success covered lots of water in the mid to lower end of the river. In the upper end of the river anglers reported salmon still spawning in the gravel areas. Dead drifting egg patterns and swinging streamers in the transition water has produced the best results. The most productive patterns have been egg sucking leeches, flesh flies, woolly buggers, glo-bugs, estaz eggs, sucker spawn and steelhead buggers.

Click here for current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

This change in the weather pattern with much cooler temperatures has definitely increased the shore night bite for walleye. Casting stickbaits just before and after dark has been working well. Anglers have been finding a perch bite in 10-15 feet of water using minnows.

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.