Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was posted on March 27, 2018.

Oswego River report

The river flow has continued to run under 10,000cfs. It is up a bit from a few days ago but is fishable at 7,560cfs. There has been a driftboat or two out over the last couple of days. With this water level anglers can fish from shore and anglers have found some nice steelhead.

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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Click here for the current water flow.

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

There were mixed reviews for yesterday’s fishing success, many anglers had a tough time getting into fish. The lower water levels and bright sun were likely a factor. Other anglers picked away at a mix of steelies and browns. Of the anglers we spoke with, the one with the most success went 4/6 on all fresh steelies ranging from 3-4 lbs. Other anglers reported landing 2 or 3 fish, while another reported landing a nice steelhead on the swing in the upper end of the run. Hopefully the incoming rain with spark some more action.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Anglers staying in the motel have been getting into some fish in the Lower Fly Zone with black stoneflies and squirmy worms producing the best results. Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Zone will reopen on April 1. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. With the low water the fish have been holding in and around the deeper holes and larger runs. Mid river continues to be a good choice if you’re willing to walk and looking for some solitude. In the lower end of the river some anglers are still getting into a few fresh fish.

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Oneida Lake report:

There is not much to report from the lake as we are in between ice fishing and open water fishing which is coming soon. Just a reminder that walleye season closed on March 15 and will reopen on May 5.

Sandy Pond report:

The pond is quiet this time of year as we wait for open water fishing. A reminder that walleye and northern pike season closed on March 15 and will reopen on May 5.