Fishing Reports for April 1, 2011

This report a courtesy of 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 running at 16,900cfs this morning and this area is expecting only light precipitation today so that should not have a big impact on the flow. Although it is slowly dropping, this is still a high level and this makes fishing along the river is limited. However, if you are in the area, a few brown trout have been taken from the Kiddie Pool. Trout are also being found in Nine Mile Creek and at Mill St. in Hannibal. Behind the hotels has been spotty but you are likely to find a few near the creek mouths along the lake shoreline. Spoons and stickbaits are working well.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

We have gotten mixed reports from anglers and those that did get into some fish worked hard for them.

The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure. Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Fishing Area reopened today, April 1. For those anglers who are fly fishing, egg patterns, black stoneflies and woolly buggers have produced the best results. For those anglers float fishing or bottom bouncing suggested baits are spin gear, egg sacs, trout beads, pink worms and night crawlers which have all produced steady results.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

We are supposed to see a winter mix with a chance of snow showers. The reservoir is still frozen and the hill has snow to melt. The good thing about the late spring is that we should have fish in the river well into May.

Oneida Lake report

The lake is transitioning from ice to open water fishing. However, because we have had cold temperatures, open water fishing is still a ways off. Please be patient and also remember that walleye season has ended.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Activity is slow on the pond at this time of year as we await open water fishing. Area streams, however, have been seeing some nice steelhead movement.