Oswego County Fishing Report for March 29, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on March 29, 2019.

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The water level has been under 10,000cfs for several days. This afternoon it is flowing at 6,870cfs. Anglers have been finding some nice fresh steelhead along with a few brown trout.

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:

With temperatures into the 50’s and great weather conditions overall, expectations were high yesterday. A little over a dozen anglers filtered in throughout the day taking full advantage of these conditions. Most of these anglers were able to bring at least one to hand, but as always the Salmon River really humbles even the most experienced sticks on the water. The fish just didn’t seem to be very active with no significant numbers reported. The release from the dam is scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until midnight tonight.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We still have melting snow coming off the Tug Hill and with showers possible keep an eye on water levels as we go through the weekend. For those anglers who are fly fishing, dead drifting with nymphs, indicator fishing with single egg patterns or swinging streamers with sinking leaders have all produced results. Anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing have had the most success with egg sacs, beads or pink worms.

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Oneida Lake report:

Although some anglers reported being out on the ice earlier this week, there were reports of areas along the shoreline breaking up and soft and slushy spots. With the temperature warming and a high of 60 degrees possibly on Saturday, conditions can deteriorate quickly. It has been a good season but be safe as we look toward open water fishing.

Sandy Pond report:

The daytime highs have begun climbing to near 50 degrees through Saturday. Remaining ice is likely to deteriorate quickly through the next few days. As the season winds down, please be safe.