Oswego County Fishing Report

September 7, 2017

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

Lake Ontario report:

Although the wind is again becoming an issue this afternoon, the fishing has been excellent this week. Salmon, both kings and cohos, are plentiful in 10 to 100+ feet of water with the waters off the Oswego River and Nine Mile Point being popular areas. If you’re looking for temperature, anglers are finding it’s changing all the time with the wind. Flies and flashers are working very well along with spoons, cut bait and j-plugs. The wind is expected to subside as we go into the weekend.

Oswego River report

According to Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

With the rain over the last couple of days the water flow is up to 2,660cfs this morning. There has been some salmon activity along with a few brown trout and steelhead. It is likely the action will pick up in the next week or so.

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.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.

Pulaski Area and Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The salmon fishing is very good. The best action has been in 15 to 100 feet of water with flies/flashers, spoons, cut bait, and plugs all working well. A number of fish are entering the estuary and moving up through the river.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Yesterday was another excellent day of fishing at the DSR. This would have been an excellent day in October and we’re still in early September. Most anglers describe the fishing as “epic.” Reports of a good solid push of fish at the beginning of the day down low (one angler estimated the number to be around 700, mostly kings) and at the same time and throughout the day the middle section of the run had its own population of fish, mostly cohos. All signs point to “no end in sight.” The water flow remains at 335cfs at the reservoir and is currently 476cfs at Pineville.

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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. You can reach the hatchery at 315-298-5051, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Oneida Lake report:

Smallmouth bass have been actively feeding on gizzard shad so keep an eye out for bird activity in various spots. Walleye can be found in deeper water trolling worm harnesses and blade baits and anglers are finding some yellow perch using minnows.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Conditions are the same this time of year with activity being quieter with the heavy weed growth in the pond. Persistent anglers who adapt to these conditions will find some Northern pike and bass.