Oswego County Fishing Report for March 14, 2019

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

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The current water flow this afternoon is 7,100cfs. Anglers have been finding some good trout activity in the river with steelhead, browns, and a rainbow or two. Dark steelhead are stacked up by the dam and browns are consolidating in the lower river. The trout fishing should only get better from here as water temperatures rise and more chromers enter 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, click on the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

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Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

A little over a dozen anglers trickled in throughout the day yesterday taking advantage of another calm day. Reports from most of those anglers were one’s and two’s landed, with the best report being 5 for 8. We do have some fish starting to spawn. A majority of the fish landed were colored up, but there were a few fresh chromers here and there, even a bonus brown trout. The current release from the dam is 350cfs with a reported flow of 550cfs at the Pineville gauge.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Over the last couple of days bank anglers have been taking advantage of the low water conditions. Overall the best reports have been in the upper end of the river and the Lower Fly Zone. With the low water the fish have been holding in and around the deeper holes and larger runs. Indicator fishing with single egg patterns or dead drifting with nymphs has produced the best results. The most productive patterns have been black stoneflies, rusher nymphs, wiggles stones, woolly buggers, pink squirmy worms, sucker spawn, estaz eggs and glo-bugs. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing blue egg sacs, pink worms and beads have produced steady results on a daily basis.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers were out yesterday and this morning. Afternoon temperatures today and tomorrow are expected to be close to 60 degrees. There are some reported gas holes and pressure cracks and with this temporary warm up, conditions can change quickly. The extended forecast is calling for a cool down for the weekend with temperatures falling back into the 30s.

Sandy Pond report:

Anglers have enjoyed decent conditions on the pond. However, we have a temporary warm up with temperatures reaching near 50 degrees today into tomorrow. Expect some slushy conditions and use caution near the shoreline and pressure cracks as conditions can change quickly. Temperatures in the 30s will return for the weekend.