Oswego County Fishing Report for November 30, 2017

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

Oswego River report:

The river flow has been running between 11,000-13,000 cfs over the last few days. This afternoon it has dropped to 9,860 cfs. Although it shows improvement, this level continues to make it difficult to fish in most areas along the river. Driftboat anglers have been finding good action with steelhead and rainbows but only the occasional brown trout. Temperatures are expected to reach into the 50s today, mid to upper 40s over the next few days.

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 the Douglaston Salmon Run:

For this time of year one couldn’t ask for nicer weather. Morning clouds gave way to full sun yesterday afternoon with temperatures around the 50 degree mark. Mixed reports from the anglers that I have checked with. The consensus being that the fishing was a bit slower than it has been. Still, one pair of anglers fishing the mid section swinging flies reported having a very good day. Perhaps 10 fish landed between the two of them. That was clearly the best report of the day, although there were some seasoned “pros” still down on the run late afternoon. Water will remain at 500 cfs through this evening from the dam and is currently 652 cfs at Pineville.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

On Tuesday we had cold conditions first thing in the morning with the temperature in the low 20’s, but with plenty of sunshine the temperature reached into the 50’s in the afternoon. We got mixed reports from anglers depending on experience level and where they fished. Anglers we have staying in the motel who fished the Upper & Lower Fly Zone reported getting into fish with nymphs and egg patterns producing the best results. Anglers fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville got into fish with egg sacs and beads producing the best results. In the lower end of the river anglers who were fly fishing got into steelhead with egg patterns under a strike indicator producing the best results. Anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing had steady results with pink and blue egg sacs or trout beads.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are finding some walleye action casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark. When conditions allow, daytime anglers are finding walleye in 10-15 feet of water using stickbaits. Smallmouth bass can be found in 10-20 feet of water.

Sandy Pond report:

There is very little activity to report at this time as we wait for colder temperatures and some ice formation.