Oswego County Fishing Report for January 10, 2018

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

Oswego River report

The river flow has generally been running between 4,000-5,000cfs over the last few days. However it has spiked to 8,330cfs since this morning. We have finally broken out of the frigid temperatures with 30 to 40+ degrees expected this week. There has not been much to report from the river. Much of the river from the dam down toward the Utica St. bridge had been frozen over as well as areas toward the hotels. With the warmer temperatures this has started to break up.

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Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

After the bitter cold and snow, the good news is that we have some milder conditions this week. The few anglers we spoke with fished the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. The anglers who were fly fishing reported having the most success with nymphs and anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing had the most success with blue egg sacs. The upper end of the river has the most open and fishable water. The lower end of the river has significant shelf ice from the recent stretch of extreme cold.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The DSR has been closed the last two days due to extremely dangerous river conditions. After evaluating the conditions, we did not feel comfortable allowing anglers access to the Run. We found several areas where shelf ice extends 60 feet or more out into the river.

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Oneida Lake report:

Although we did have some snow over the weekend, reports indicated that most of it blew off the ice along much of the north shore. Daytime temperatures were lucky to reach anything over 0 on Saturday but have moderated into the 30s with a couple of warmer days coming Thursday and Friday. Anglers are reporting some perch and walleye along with blue gills and crappies at Big Bay and Lewis Point.

Sandy Pond report:

Warmer temperatures are expected over the next couple of days with some rain. This may cause some slushy conditions on the ice. However, the cold is forecasted to return on Sunday with temperatures back into the teens. We currently have 7-12 inches of ice on the pond with anglers finding walleye, perch and Northern pike.