Fishing Reports for April 15, 2014

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 been running between 20,000-23,000cfs for about a week. This afternoon it is just under 20,000cfs. Most areas along the river are not accessible at this level. Behind the hotels would be a spot to try. Bullhead have been hitting at night near Wright’s Landing. The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
On Saturday we had lots of bites on the river but not many bigger fish. Sunday and Monday we found a variety of fish – rainbows, many 2-year old brown trout and a few steelhead with some decent size ones in the mix.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
The DSR was closed on Monday and today due to high water flows. The waterline posted flows of 5200cfs and that is expected to rise to 8000cfs as of 3 p.m. this afternoon.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:
With the recent mild weather, the snow on the Tug Hill is melting quickly and the water level has increased to excessive flows. Yesterday afternoon and last night heavy rain showers moved through the area. Cooler unsettled weather is expected for today along with more rain and wet snow showers. Activity is quiet on the river with this water flow.

Oneida Lake report:
With the warm temperatures over the weekend, the ice on Oneida Lake is gone. With snow melt and rain over the last couple of days, the water level of the lake is high. Activity is fairly quiet with just a few anglers seeking perch and panfish in the protected areas along the lake shore. Also, just a reminder that from November 1st – May 1st, all persons aboard a pleasure vessel less than 21 feet regardless of age must wear a Personal Flotation Device while underway.

Sandy Pond report:
Activity on the pond is quiet this time of year as we transition from ice fishing to open water fishing.

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