Oswego County Fishing Report for October 6, 2017

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Lake Ontario report:

The lake fishing is winding down as the salmon move into the river. The same baits are continuing to work well in more shallow water – flies and flashers, spoons, cut bait and j-plugs.

Oswego River report:

Although temperatures were cooler earlier in the week we will again be in the upper 70s for the weekend. We did receive some rain in the area last night with scattered showers tomorrow. The flow remains consistent at 1290cfs this morning. Anglers are finding some action at the dam and from the wall. Stickbaits or using skein under a float are suggested applications along with smack beads and egg sacs. Stickbaits, smack beads and smack skein are working from the wall.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

It has been some tough fishing for this time of year with temperatures warmer than usual but we have had some nice catches. Bring on the rain, some wind and colder weather.

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.

Pulaski Area and Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The lake fishing is winding down as the salmon have moved into the river and tributaries. If you do plan to lake fish this weekend, look in 20-50 feet of water. Glow spoons are working well along with flies and flashers. The river is loaded from the estuary all the way up through Altmar. Egg sacs, floating egg sacs and flies are suggested baits.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

At 7:45 am the river patrol reported that clients are hooking up and a lot of fish are moving through the upper sections. Good activity and a lot of fish movement in the middle section. The lower section is a bit slow this morning. Still seeing mostly kings with a few coho in the mix and a few trout showing up.  It’s been an excellent season so far and there is every indication that the great fishing will continue into the foreseeable future.  Water level from the reservoir remains at 335cfs and is currently 419cfs at Pineville.

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Oneida Lake report:

The temperatures are again on the warm side for this time of year. The next cool down should spark some fall walleye fishing.  Walleye have been active in deeper water with worm harnesses and blade baits working well. Smallmouth bass are feeding on gizzard shad so look for surface feeding and yellow perch are taking small minnows.

Sandy Pond report:

Weed growth is making conditions difficult which is typical for this time of year. A few anglers are using weedless baits for bass.