This report courtesy of the
Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Oswego River report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water level has dropped to just under 10,000cfs since yesterday. This still makes fishing difficult in many areas along the river but anglers are trying their luck behind the hotels. Driftboat anglers are reporting some nice catches of browns and steelhead this week.
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
The water is dropping and some fresh ones are moving in. A brutal wind made fishing a little tough on Wednesday. Getting the right drift was almost impossible but we still managed to capture some.
Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
Thursday was another cold day with cloudy conditions and the temperature reached into the 20’s. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river but it did clear in the afternoon. The few anglers who are in town are fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Anglers are fishing along the soft edges and inside seams of the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse, Wire Hole and Pineville. The water flow is scheduled to drop to 500cfs tonight.
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
The run saw some light pressure yesterday as a lone angler spent a few hours on the water. Despite the water continuing to be high and quite stained our guest was successful at finding a handful of fish. Blue egg sacs were the bait of choice and concentrating on fishing the calm seams out of the heavy current was key.
Oneida Lake report:
There have been some anglers out on parts of the lake including Big Bay. Lake effect snow is in the forecast for today but once the storm ends Saturday morning the rest of the weekend looks good. A warm up by the first of the week is also predicted. Please use caution and check the ice if you venture out.
Sandy Pond report:
There is some good quality ice on the pond. Areas near the Sandy Pond Steakhouse and Green Point have 4-6 inches of black ice with about 8 inches near Renshaw Bay. As always use caution near areas of moving water near the inlets and outlets. The perch bite has been slow but there has been a pike bite.
Winter Trail Report:
The following report is current as of Friday morning. A significant winter storm is predicted for later today with most areas throughout the county expecting 6-12 inches of snow by Saturday morning as the storm winds down.
Cross-Country Ski Trails:
According to Hugh Quinn of the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Club:
Conditions have remained about the same with another couple inches of fresh snow over the last 48 hours. The trails have a 12-18 inch base.
According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:
Trails were smoothed and groomed but not tracked over the weekend. There just was not enough snow and there are a few open water areas. Up to 8-12 inches of snow is predicted for the area today so conditions should improve.
According to the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club:
All of the trails in our system have recently been groomed. Happy Snowmobiling!
According to the Kasoag Trailblazers:
SnoPacker started out at 5:30 AM yesterday morning and groomed Maple Hill trail C4 and then down the New Camden Trail C4M to the county line. The water hole just passed the ST RT 13 underpass is completely dried up and frozen. The Maple Hill trail and the trails down to Nice & Easy and Bucks, up to Stone Hill Rd. and up to Happy Valley C4 and back have been groomed. The trails up to Kasoag, Fawn Lake, the Pipeline and up to the South Shore of the REZ C5 and C4A have also been done.
According to the Redfield Snowmobile & Rec. Club:
The south trail was groomed on Wednesday and the north on Wednesday night. The water has frozen up but it is still a bit icy and chunky in spots. We need more snow and if the predictions are correct for tomorrow, we should see more than a foot of it before Saturday.