Oswego County Fishing Report

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

Oswego River report

The water level had been fairly consistent over the last three days running between 6,000-7,000cfs. This morning it is up a little flowing at 7,880cfs. Areas along the river are more accessible. Anglers are finding walleye, sheepshead and smallmouth bass.

Lake Ontario report:

Charter captains are reporting that “kings are here.” This morning Capt. Ed Monette of Cannonball Runner reported a combination of Michigan stingers and A-Tom-Mik Twinkie rigs were the ticket from 150-300 feet of water. The largest this morning was 26 pounds. The temperature is way down so fish are deep.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

It was absolute crazy king fishing on Tuesday. The boys from Maine landed over 20 kings and one coho. We lost track of how many we had on. Constant action the entire trip and we quit at 10:30 a.m.


Pulaski Area and Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The salmon and trout fishing has been very good. Look in deep water with flashers and flies for salmon and spoons are the choice of bait for trout. Anglers are also finding bass in the lake and with the higher water levels in the streams, they are producing some bass.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Sunday morning anglers reported decent activity with smallmouth bass on the lower half of the run. Anglers Tuesday afternoon reported landing double digits of smallmouth bass and even a brown and a rainbow. Flows are up to 750cfs. Yesterday a good number of smallmouth bass were brought to hand with several hitting the 17” mark. We suspect the bass are now “dropping back” to the lake for the summer. Give it a shot while the getting is good.

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:

Bass season is open and there has been some action 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:

Reports from the pond are about the same. Access is a bit difficult in some areas but can be done at various marinas around the pond. Those anglers that are out are finding some Northern pike, walleye and bass. The DEC boat launch remains closed.