Oswego County Fishing Report for March 1, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written March 1, 2019.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The water level has been running between 10,000-12,000cfs. The flow is 11,300cfs this afternoon. After rough weather conditions this week with high winds and snow, improved conditions have arrived for the next couple of days. Look for steelhead, brown trout and walleye bite. Suggested baits include jigs and soft plastic swimbaits for walleye and brown trout in the lower river. Jigs, pink worms, wax worms and egg sacs will likely get steelhead attention throughout the entire river.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river.

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Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Yesterday was a pleasant day after the harsh conditions early in the week. One angler joined us in the early afternoon to take advantage of the day and the water drop. The dam release is currently 350cfs. The angler indicated having a pretty good day for just a couple hours with a couple of steelhead brought to hand.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Wednesday afternoon we had scattered lake effect snow showers and picked up a couple inches of new snow. Anglers staying in the motel fished the upper end of the river in Altmar and reported having a few hook ups but nothing landed. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river and did not clear. With the recent cold temperatures the majority of anglers have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville where slush ice is not a factor.

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Oneida Lake report:

The activity on the lake was quiet early in the week with the very strong winds that were blowing throughout the region. Tuesday night the area received several inches of very light snow with 4-6 inches reported over some areas of the lake. Another system went through Wednesday night with an additional 3-6 inches by Thursday morning. There are reports of 6 inches to over a foot of snow in some areas with the drifting. The good news is the temperatures will be in the low 30s for the weekend and a blast of cold air with highs in the teens will follow through Wednesday next week.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Greene Point Marina:

The very strong winds on Monday did push some ice around. Wednesday we had 4-6 inches of snow which is covering many areas of the pond at this point. We do have a handful of anglers out this afternoon but have not had reports back from them as yet. The low temperature was in the single digits overnight with highs near 30 into the weekend. Use caution if you venture out and assess the conditions as you go.