Oswego County Fishing Report for February 14, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on February 14, 2019.

February 16-17, 2019 is a free fishing weekend in New York. During this period anyone can fish without obtaining a New York State fishing license.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The current water flow is 13,400cfs. 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.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We have had a wintry mix of lake effect snow, sleet and freezing rain along with very high winds over the last couple of days. With less than ideal weather conditions it’s no surprise we only spoke with a handful of anglers who ventured out, but one of them did report having a few hook ups in Altmar. Tomorrow will be a bit warmer with rain and snow showers. The weekend is expected to be in the upper 20s with scattered snow showers. The river flow is scheduled to be at 1650cfs for the next few days.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers reported some decent fishing on Oneida Lake last 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. We have had a mixed bag of weather this week with snow and freezing rain along with strong winds at times. The thermometer is going to rise overnight and reach into the 40s tomorrow with some rain. Cooler air will move in for the weekend and early next week with scattered snow showers. 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 two weeks. 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. Bringing a compass is highly suggested. Please heed the forecast – it is not worth your life or that of the responders who come to your assistance.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Greene Point Marina:

With the weather conditions this week, we do not have a lot to report. There has not been any anglers on the pond in our area in three days. It has been cold so the ice should be good, however, it is covered with some snow at this time which is likely crusty with the freezing rain we had Tuesday. Rain is expected over night with slightly warmer temperatures tomorrow but the thermometer will drop into the upper 20s with just scattered snow showers this weekend.