Oswego County Fishing Report for February 8, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on February 8, 2019.

Oswego River report:

As was expected over the last few days the flow has risen with the snow melt and rain we have had. This afternoon it is flowing at 16,700cfs. Anglers are finding browns, steelhead and walleye with behind the hotels a good spot to try. Oz Angling reported a nice steelhead caught by an angler Wednesday afternoon using an egg sac under a slip float.

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:

The early angler gets the steelhead. Tuesday a handful of anglers joined us first thing in the morning all spending a majority of the day down on the run. Reports from each of those anglers indicated fresh chrome being brought to hand. Ones and twos seemed to be the common theme. Shelf ice has diminished greatly and the estuary even has broken open. Only a few anglers ventured out Wednesday but they reported landing a handful of fish. Yesterday some anglers braving the rain with most reporting two or three fish landed. The water flow is currently 750cfs.

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Oneida Lake report:

With the up and down temperatures we have had, use caution with changing conditions. Early in the week anglers were finding a foot of ice in many areas but the snow melt on the lake caused some slush on the surface. We received some rain yesterday but temperatures are dropping today with a few inches of snow in the forecast for tonight into tomorrow. The wind is a factor today with gusts up to 40+ mph and it is expected to be between 15-25 mph on Saturday. As always use caution.

Sandy Pond report:

Conditions have varied over the last week on the pond. We had good conditions with 12-16 inches of ice. Then the lake effect snow event dropped about 18 inches of snow on the pond. With the warmer temperatures this week and some rain, the snow melted. Temperatures have been dropping today with extremely windy conditions. Snow is in the forecast with a few inches expected overnight. The colder temperatures will stick around for a few days with nighttime lows in the teens through Monday. Anglers have been finding some perch and northern pike.