Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Report written on November 9, 2017.

Oswego River report:
The river flow has remained high running between 17,000 and 20,000cfs over the last several days. This morning it is flowing at 19,400cfs. This level makes it difficult to fish along the river so there is not much to report. Along with the high water we have some cold daytime temperatures coming up for the end of the week. Steelhead, rainbows and brown trout will be active this time of year.

Click here for the current water flow.

Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The water level is still high but has come down considerably from where it was. Some colder weather is in the forecast as we go through the remainder of the week but dry conditions are expected. Anglers who made the trip have been making the most of tough conditions. The majority of bank anglers have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville or some of the smaller local tributaries. Now that the water level has come down and the runoff has slowed up the mid to lower end of the river is an option for anglers. For those fly fishing, egg patterns, egg sucking leeches and flesh flies would be a good choice. For those who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink and blue egg sacs or beads have been most productive.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
About a dozen anglers fished the run Tuesday and those anglers that exited from the parking lot reported that there are good numbers of fish on the run. Some anglers had success hooking steelhead but less luck being able to land them. Strong fish in fast water create a challenge. The angler reports yesterday indicated that some had better luck than others but most were able to get into a fish or two. Again bringing them in was another story. Spin anglers seemed to have the most success followed by those floating egg sacs. The change in water levels and temperatures will require a couple of days before the fish settle down. Water remains at 1650cfs through midnight Monday and the current flow at Pineville is 2010cfs.

Oneida Lake report:
Anglers are taking a few walleye at night. The suggested application this time of year is casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark as the walleye move in closer to the shoreline. Definitely cooler temperatures are in the forecast for this week which should spark some action.

Sandy Pond report:
There is very little activity to report at this time.