Oswego County Fishing Report for March 22, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on March 22, 2019.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The water level was running near 12,000cfs for several days. Tuesday it dropped and is flowing at 7,720cfs this morning. Anglers had a good weekend for fishing the Oswego River. Some nice brown trout were taken along with steelhead and even a salmon was reported.

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:

As the sun rose Wednesday so did the temperatures, near 50 for a high. Those guests who were fortunate to get into some steelhead reported working for their catch similarly to the past few days. Clear water and bright skies plagued their efforts once the sun got over the trees. That said, the overall report was a touch better than the last day or two. #10-14 stonefly wigglers continue to produce fish as did 8mm beads and the pink worm. The water flow is 500cfs through tonight.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The weather and water have been stable over the last couple of days and it’s nice to see anglers getting out and taking advantage of the conditions. Anglers reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Zone, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool, Pineville and the DSR. Fly anglers have had the most success dead drifting with nymphs and woolly buggers or indicator with egg patterns. The most productive patterns have been black stones, wiggles stones, steelhead stones, woolly buggers, infected pheasant tails, squirmy worms, sucker spawn, estaz eggs and glo-bugs. For those anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing, egg sacs in blue, pink, chart, beads and pink worms have all produced steady results.

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Oneida Lake report:

With the warm up mid-week, reports are indicating the shoreline ice is deteriorating quickly. Although some areas have about a foot of ice, cracks and standing water in places have been noted. The rain today will be changing to snow tonight with 3-6 inches expected for the area. Temperatures will again be in the upper 40s on Sunday. Conditions can change quickly this time of year so use extreme caution. Anglers reported some spotty perch activity but just a reminder that walleye season has ended until the first Saturday in May.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Greene Point Marina:

The marina is closed to ice fishing. With the warmer temperatures, the road to the marina is more difficult to travel in the spring until the ground settles after being frozen. Anglers are accessing the pond but expect the ice to be deteriorating in some areas so use extreme caution as you go. Anglers are finding some perch but remember that walleye and northern pike seasons have ended until May.