Oswego County Fishing Report

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

Oswego River report

With the rain the area received on Tuesday, the water flow was up to 11,000cfs yesterday. This afternoon it is back to 8,640cfs. Rain is expected to move into the area tonight with heavier downpours forecasted overnight so this may significantly affect the flow. At the current level, driftboat and a few shore anglers have found some steelhead activity.

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.

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The current water level is 750cfs through midnight tonight. Rain is expected later today and may be heavy at times overnight. Anglers on the Run on Wednesday reported some success with a nicely colored domestic rainbow, a couple of brown trout and a number of steelhead. Baits of choice were red colored egg patterns, white woolly buggers, drifting pink worms, and bottom bouncing pink egg sacs. Anglers indicated a trend seemed to be for some very large fish moving into the Run.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

In the lower end of the river anglers have been getting into a mix of both bright and dark fish as well as a few browns. Anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have had the most success with pink and blue egg sacs, marabou jigs, pink worms and beads. For those anglers who are fly fishing, egg patterns such as glo-bugs or sucker spawn under a strike indicator has been productive as well as dead drifting with pink worm flies, black stoneflies and wiggle stones. Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Zone will reopen on April 1.

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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.

This report was written on March 29, 2018.