Fishing Reports for April 12, 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 river level has dropped some running at 15,800cfs as of this morning. However, the river access is still limited at this level. The Kiddie Pool is producing some brown trout and 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. Anglers are reporting some brown trout catches for the early season lake fishing.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

The majority of steelhead are still spawning but each day anglers are getting into a few drop backs in the Schoolhouse, Trestle Pool, Sportsman Pool, Papermill, Town Pool, Staircase, and the Black Hole. In the mid to upper end of the river anglers are getting into steelhead in the deep water drop offs around the gravel areas. Anglers staying in the motel reported getting into fish in the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Area, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse, Frazier’s Run, Ellis Cove, Bovines and the Refrigerator. 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 with spin gear, egg sacs, trout beads, pink worms and night crawlers have all produced steady results.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The water did go up (1600cfs) but anglers reported good action on the run the past few days. The reservoir is down three feet at this time so water conditions should stay good for the week. I did hear of the first two atlantics being caught on the run.

Oneida Lake report

The lake is finally clear of ice but there has been limited open water activity so far. Anglers are reporting some black crappies in the Toad Harbor area with small minnows and jigs working well.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Conditions have not changed and there is little activity on the pond. Area streams, however, have been seeing some nice steelhead movement.