Oswego County Fishing Report for September 27, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on September 27, 2018.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Bait and Tackle:

The fall run of salmon on the Oswego River continues to heat up. There have been big numbers of kings at the Varick Dam for the past week with browns, steelhead, and even a few cohos mixed in. Yesterday the river flow increased to 4,500cfs with a push of fresh fish. Anglers fishing the high wall and low wall are producing better results with skein over the past few days as well. It’s game on at the Oz, fishing is going to be on fire when the river temperature drops some more.

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:

The anglers we spoke with reported getting into a mix of kings and cohos in the DSR, Staircase/Longbridge and Ballpark. The anglers who fished the DSR reported that the best action was in the afternoon. For those anglers who are fly fishing, bunny leeches, woolly buggers, egg sucking leeches, comets and egg patterns produced the best results. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing, blue and pink egg sacs have been productive.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

A chilly overnight brought the water temperature down to 52 degrees as of 5 AM – air temperature barely nudging 50 degrees, dead calm and partly cloudy. The River Patrol fishing report indicated little fish movement in the lower areas of the run, with activity incrementally increasing the further up the run you went and, once again, the uppermost sections continue to produce steadily with a mix of kings, cohos and steelhead.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

The cooler temperatures which have moved into the area will likely spark a bit more walleye activity. Look for a good night bite trolling in shallow water or fishing from shore. Anglers are continuing to find a few walleye in deeper water during the day. Look for bass along the weed beds. Worm harnesses, jigs, crankbaits and blade baits are working well. 

Sandy Pond report:

The pond is typically quiet this time of year.