Oswego County Fishing Report for February 12, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on February 12, 2019.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The current water flow report was unavailable this morning. The most recent flow was 16,700cfs on Saturday. Anglers have been getting into some fresh steelhead on the Oswego River lately. We have had a number of good trout fishing reports come in over the past few days. Browns are being caught in the lower river while steelhead have been found throughout the river.

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 the Douglaston Salmon Run:

A few anglers took advantage of this break in the weather spending a majority of the day down on the run. Contending with a bump in flows is never easy. Anglers reported a rather slow morning, but wrapped the day up with some exceptional numbers. A mixed bag with some chrome, but mostly colored up steelhead and a bonus brown trout! The river flow is scheduled to be at 1650cfs for the next few days.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Anglers reported getting into fish both in the upper and lower end of the river. Over the last couple of days the Lower Fly Zone, below the Altmar bridge, School House Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Upper & Lower Trestle Pool, Pineville, Sportsman Pool, and Black Hole have produced action on a daily basis. For those anglers who are fly fishing, dead drifting with nymphs or single egg patterns has produced the best results. The most productive patterns have been wiggle stones, black rubber legged stones, black bead head stoneflies, steelhead hammer, rusher nymphs, and estaz eggs. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, blue and pink egg sacs, beads or pink worms have all produced results.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers reported some decent fishing on Oneida Lake this weekend. A good number of perch along with some walleye were taken. The ice was good but there are a few pressure cracks so use caution as you go. There is snow and freezing rain in the area today and the wind will once again be a factor tomorrow with gusts 35+ mph in the forecast. Area first responders are asking people to be aware of the weather conditions and the forecast after being called to the lake twice in the last few days. It can become very difficult to make your way back in off the ice if the snow and wind pick up once you are out there. Please heed the forecast – it is not worth your life or that of the responders who come to your assistance.

Sandy Pond report:

Anglers enjoyed good conditions this weekend good ice and decent temperatures. Snow is again falling in the area as this winter storm moves through. Lake effect is expected to form over the area tomorrow with a few more inches of snow. The wind will also create difficult conditions with gusts 35+ mph.