Oswego County Fishing Report for November 15, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on November 15, 2018.

Oswego River report:

The river level has been running between 11,000cfs and 14,000cfs. The flow this morning is 13,500cfs. This level does make fishing from shore difficult in some places but anglers are finding success. Even with the cold weather driftboats are enjoying some really good trout fishing with nice steelhead, browns and a few rainbows coming to the net.

According to Oz Angling Bait & Tackle:

Whether you’re float fishing, fly fishing, or bottom bouncing, there are a number of effective techniques for catching Great Lakes trout. Water conditions, and the environment you are fishing will often determine which technique will be most effective.

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. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner for Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Most of the anglers that joined us Tuesday were able to get into a few fish, similar to the past few days. “Spotty” seems to sum it up. But if you were in the right spot and stood your ground there were plenty of steelhead making their way through. Yesterday was a bit quieter. The release at the dam is posted at 750cfs with a reported flow of 1050 cfs at the Pineville gauge. Snow is predicted in the area overnight with several inches expected.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter steelhead season. Wet snow fell on and off throughout the day on Tuesday but the fish didn’t seem to mind. As the water temperature is dropping the fish are moving from the head and the tail out in the faster runs into their winter haunts. Looks like winter is here to stay but there is plenty of fish to go around.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

The shore night bite has been decent for walleye casting stickbaits just before and after dark. Several inches of snow are predicted for the area overnight through tomorrow morning.

Sandy Pond report:

There has been no activity reported from the pond. There likely won’t be much until the beginning of the ice fishing season.