Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on February 8, 2018.

Oswego River report

The water flow has been running around 12,000cfs for the last couple of days. This morning it is flowing at 12,700cfs. There has not been much activity on the river. Anglers who brave the colder temperatures and wind chill can find steelhead and brown trout.

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.

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Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

On Monday, we had scattered lake effect snow showers throughout the day and the temperature was in the teens. In the morning slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river. The few anglers we spoke with fished the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Anglers who have been fishing the Lower Fly Zone have had success while dead drifting with nymphs or using single egg patterns under a strike indicator. In the mid to upper section of the river anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have had success with pink worms, egg sacs and beads. Yesterday we had snow showers for most of the day and picked up a few inches of snow. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river and it did not clear.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Last night we had no overnight snow to speak of – just a very light and sporadic snow which morphed into a sunny morning with blue skies and our high is expected to reach 24 degrees. Yesterday there was significant slush in the river and we did have two clients who checked things out mid-morning but they reported it was too slushy for them to attempt to fish.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are continuing to enjoy the good ice fishing on Oneida Lake. Reports indicate there may be several inches of snow on the ice in some areas as the snowfall rate varied yesterday and overnight. The ice thickness ranges from 10-15 inches. Anglers did well with walleye this week along with a number of perch.

Sandy Pond report:

Anglers are continuing to take advantage of good ice conditions with 12-14 inches on the pond. The area has received some snow over the last few days and more is expected in the next day or so although the wind has helped keep the accumulation down. Anglers are finding perch, walleye and Northern pike.