Oswego County Fishing Report for September 25, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on September 25, 2018.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Bait and Tackle:

Fishing continued to be hot up at the Varick Dam this weekend with most guys leaving with their limit of kings. A few browns and rainbows are starting to show up as well. Fishing off the wall was good in the morning for the first hour of light using Thundersticks, Bombers, and Hot ‘N Tots. A few anglers are starting to catch jacks while float fishing skein off the wall. After being under 2,000cfs for three days, the river is running at 3,710cfs this afternoon.

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 Whitaker’s Sport Shop:

We have fish spread out in the river from top to bottom and over the weekend the majority of anglers we spoke with reported having plenty of action with a mix of kings and cohos. In the lower end of the river fresh fish have been entering the river on a daily basis. In the mid to upper end of the river anglers have reported fish holding in the deeper holes and larger runs. Over the weekend the most productive fly patterns were estaz stones, glo-bugs, estaz eggs, bunny leeches, comets, egg sucking leeches and woolly buggers. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing with spinning gear, blue and pink egg sacs have produced steady results.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Intermittent showers and high winds are causing some to leave the run early. However the River Patrol fishing reports were more upbeat than earlier this morning. A mix of fish are pushing through the estuary and into the run, continuing up and through the lower and middle sections, stalling a bit in the middle section but still providing action for our clients. The upper section again seems to be the most productive today. The river flow is currently running at 335cfs.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are continuing to find a few walleye in both shallow and deeper water. The most active times are early and later in the day. Worm harnesses, jigs and blade baits are working well. Look for bass along the weed beds. 

Sandy Pond report:

The pond is typically quiet this time of year.