Fishing and Winter Trail Reports for March 5, 2012

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 is up a little more running at 9,330cfs as of this morning. This level makes fishing in some areas more difficult. Along the river walk and behind the hotels would be good places to try. Look for brown trout, steelhead and rainbows taking trout beads, egg sacs, hair jigs and wax worms. Driftboats again reported double digit days over the weekend.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Last night and early this morning we picked up just a dusting of new snow. Sunday morning was the warmest part of the day with calm conditions and lake effect snow showers. Most of the anglers we spoke with yesterday reported having a good day and said the bite was much better then the previous day when we had gale force winds. Anglers staying in the motel and stopping into the shop reported having a good day in Altmar while fishing with nymphs. Another group reported having a good day while float fishing at the Douglaston Salmon Run. White and blue egg sacs along with black stoneflies continue to produce steady results.

Oneida Lake report:

Temperatures have again been up and down and will reach near 60 degrees this week. Anglers are urged to be safe and stay off any ice on the lake.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is no safe ice to report on the pond.

Winter Trail Report:

Although some areas received a little snow over the weekend, we are going to be on a temperature upswing this week with possible 60 degrees expected by Wednesday.

According to the Pulaski Boylston Snowmobile Club:

Today, we just finished grooming Boylston and the Little John forest trails. The following trails were groomed – Bargy, Tucker, 17 Bypass through the woods Blount Mills, Bice, CC, Beaver Creek to the top of Little John Rd.

Cross-Country Skiing:

According to Hugh Quinn of the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Club:

We have received a foot of new snow in the last four days making for good skiing conditions. The trails have an 8-12 inch base with 14-24 inches through the woods with a packed powder surface and variable conditions.