Oswego County Fishing Report for November 2, 2017

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Lake Ontario report:

The lake fishing report is over for the season.

Oswego River report

The rain last weekend has caused a definite spike in the water level. It has reached 20,000cfs, dropped to 16,00cfs yesterday but is up to 19,500cfs this afternoon. There is a 40% chance of rain tomorrow with Saturday expected to be dry and the pick day of the weekend. This water level, however, makes fishing difficult in most areas along the river.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

Yesterday we had 18,000cfs but we had to try it. Some kings, browns, rainbows, steelhead and bass but we worked hard for every bite.

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.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The water level is still high (1650cfs through Friday) and the runoff is slowly coming down. An angler reported that the water clarity has improved over the last couple of days. No question the water level is high, but a few anglers are still fishing and making the most of conditions. The driftboats have been floating the river and taking advantage of the high water while the majority of bank anglers have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. If you plan on coming up be sure to check the water levels before making the trip.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

We are open. The water level from the reservoir has been dropped to 1650cfs and the flow is currently 2600cfs (and dropping) at Pineville.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

The weather pattern has changed over the last few days with rain and cooler temperatures. This will likely spark a good walleye night bite. The suggested application this time of year is casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark as the walleye move in closer to the shoreline.

Sandy Pond report:

There is very little activity to report at this time.