Oswego County Fishing Report

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

Oswego River report

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

Heavy snow, wind, sun, clouds – we had it all this weekend. On Saturday, our clients weren’t going to let a little lake effect snow stop them. They had a great day experiencing the great outdoors with some nice steelhead and brown trout. All released to fight another day.

The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism website at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for fishing reports along the top bar on the home page.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

After all the snowfall, on Sunday we had scattered snow showers but no major accumulation. Anglers we had staying in the motel who fished the upper end of the river in Altmar reported having a tough day with no action. The few anglers who did get into some fish reported having action in the mid to lower section of the river while bottom bouncing and float fishing with egg sacs or beads. Yesterday the anglers we spoke with had a slow day in both the upper and lower end of the river.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The water flow is running at 500cfs and there were several anglers on the run on Sunday. Reports indicated the middle to upper section saw the most action but a couple of anglers did well in the mid to lower section. Anglers found some nice steelhead, one just shy of 20 pounds, along with an impressive brown trout tipping the scale at almost 14 pounds. Egg sacs, beads, flies, sucker spawn and egg pattern yarn flies were working well. Tuesday was rainy but a couple of anglers did well in the mid to lower section using egg sacs.

Oneida Lake report:

The weather has been a mixed bag over the last few days. We have had lake effect snow, rain, cold temperatures, temperatures near 50 degrees and wind. In the forecast the temperatures will do a bit of a roller coaster ride with 20s and back to 40 degrees. With this combination, the ice formation is not good in most areas.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Greene Point Marina:

Conditions are such that we are recommending no fishing on the pond. We went from open water to a little ice formation and then heavy lake effect snow. We had rain and warm temperatures yesterday. At one point early in the week there was 18 inches of slush on the minimal ice formation.