Oswego County Fishing Report

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

Oswego River report

The water level was under 5,000cfs several days ago but with some recent rain, the level is up to 9,060cfs this morning. This level makes some areas along the river difficult to fish. Behind the hotels is a suggested spot to look for walleye, smallmouth bass and sheepshead.

Lake Ontario report:

There was some decent fishing on the lake this weekend. Anglers were finding some nice brown trout in 20-40 feet of water early in the day. Stickbaits and spoons were working well. Salmon were also active in deeper water 80-200 feet with some nice kings being taken. Spoons, dipsies and flasher/fly combinations are suggested baits.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

The fishing really improved the last couple of days with very good brown trout fishing and a good king salmon bite. There are a ton of different sized kings around to give you some great action.


Pulaski Area and Salmon River report:

According to Fat Nancy’s Tackle Shop:

The brown trout fishing off the buoy line in front of Nine Mile Point has been good some days and slow the next. The best lures have been Michigan Stingers. A few kings are being caught along with some steelhead in deeper water. Spoons and flies and flashers have worked well.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Activity has been slow the last few days with no anglers on the run. The water temperature was 68 degrees Saturday morning but the water flow is up to 400cfs through today. It is also expected to be 400cfs for the weekend.

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:

With bass season opening this past weekend, anglers were finding some action in shallow water along the shoreline and in deeper water around the shoals. Lures such as chatterbaits and topwaters are working well.

Anglers continued to find a walleye bite using blade baits or trolling worm harnesses. Look for a good perch bite in deeper water with minnows.


Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is not much to report from the pond. The high water is limiting access with only a few anglers reported on the water. The DEC boat launch remains closed. Those anglers that are able to access the water will likely find Northern pike and walleye along with some perch.