Oswego County Fishing Report for November 2, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on November 2, 2018.

Oswego River report:

With the several days of rain we have had the water flow in the river has been increasing over the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 14,300 cfs. This makes some areas along the river difficult to fish. Scattered showers are again in the forecast for tomorrow but cool and dry for Sunday.

According to Oz Angling Bait & Tackle:

The run of kings is seemingly endless this fall! Hard to believe how many ‘good looking’ salmon are swimming around and willing to bite still. Anglers have been crushing kings on skein in the Oswego River and surrounding tributaries over the past week. There’s at least another week to target salmon at this rate. I wouldn’t be surprised to see kings being caught in late November this year.

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:

Not too many anglers fished the run yesterday and those that did had difficulty getting into a fish. One here and one there but challenging to say the least. The raising (and lowering) of the water level always seems to put the fish “off their feed” and yesterday was no exception. Given a day or two to settle, the fishing usually improves and with this higher water we should expect that it would pull some more fresh fish into the run but we will just have to wait and see. The water level will remain at 1650 cfs through midnight Friday and the current flow at the Pineville gauge is 1870 cfs.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Over the last couple of days we got mixed reports from anglers, some groups did well, while others had a tough time getting into fish. Depending on what section of river you’re fishing, experience level and how much water you’re covering has played the biggest factor. The most productive patterns have been flesh flies, black woolly buggers, egg sucking leeches, sucker spawn, estaz eggs and glo-bugs.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

This change in the weather pattern with much cooler temperatures has definitely increased the shore night bite for walleye. Casting stickbaits just before and after dark has been working well. Anglers have been finding a perch bite in 10-15 feet of water using minnows.

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.