Oswego County Fishing Report

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

Oswego River report

After being down just under 10,000cfs at times this weekend, the recent rain has increased the flow to 13,500cfs this morning. This makes most areas along the river unfishable. Behind the hotels is a suggested area for smallmouth bass, walleye and sheepshead.

Lake Ontario report:

After having rough water yesterday afternoon, anglers are back out this morning. Brown trout are active in 10-25 feet of water with stickbaits or spoons. Head out to deeper water, 80-250+ feet, for salmon. Anglers are also finding a few lakers in the mix in the deeper depths.

Pulaski Area and Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The brown trout fishing continues to be very good in 20-40 feet of water from Oswego to Mexico Bay. Anglers are also finding some kings in deeper water from 80 feet out to 300 feet of water. Spoons have been the bait of choice.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Thunderstorms off and on have kept activity on the run a bit quieter this week. Two anglers fished in the afternoon on Monday in the middle section and caught both a nice smallmouth bass and a large needle nosed gar. A couple of anglers fished much of the day yesterday with limited activity. It’s likely the recent high river flows and high lake levels are keeping even the smallmouth bass fishing quiet. A slight chance of a shower today with the pick day of the weekend being Saturday as rain is expected to move in again on Sunday.

Notice: The Salmon River Fish Hatchery building continues to be closed due to construction. The grounds, including picnic area and fish ladder, are still open dawn to dusk. We anticipate construction to be finished early summer. You can reach the hatchery at 315-298-5051, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are finding a decent walleye bite on trolling worm harnesses or artificial lures. Anglers are finding a good yellow perch bite using minnows.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing continues to be very good on the pond with northern pike and walleye taking worm harnesses and stickbaits. The high water is still causing issues in the Sandy Pond area. The DEC boat launch is closed until further notice.