Oswego County Fishing Report for October 30, 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 over the weekend has caused a definite spike in the water level. This morning it is flowing at 19,500cfs. This makes fishing difficult in most areas along the river. Driftboats did well on Saturday with a mix of steelhead, brown trout and a few salmon.

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:

After the big rain yesterday, we may have caught our last salmon of the season. Bring on the trout!

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, visit our website at www.visitoswegocounty.com and click on the Fishing Report along the top bar on the home page.

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

On Saturday the river walkers reported that the upper section was slow but there were hook-ups, mostly steelhead. From clients who fished the middle sections, also rather slow, one group had a good day with 20 hook-ups. The run was closed yesterday and today with the water level posted at 2,000cfs through midnight tonight.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

With colder weather and the heavy rain we had yesterday and this morning, the water level has increased. There is not much to report from the river today. Anglers should keep an eye on conditions and check the water levels before making the trip.

Oneida Lake report:

The weather has been fluctuating back and forth between warmer and cooler temperatures. This will continue into the weekend but it appears that a change in the pattern will begin on Sunday. Some rain and cooler temperatures are forecasted throughout much of next week. This should spark a good walleye night bite. Casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark is a good application at this time of year.

Sandy Pond report:

There is very little activity to report at this time.