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Fishing Reports for April 18, 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:

More rain over the weekend and the water level is up to 18,000cfs. The spring conditions continue making most of the river difficult to fish. The same areas are seeing some activity – brown trout in the Kiddie Pool and a few have been taken behind the hotels. Trout are also being taken at Nine Mile Creek and at Mill St. in Hannibal. Spoons and stickbaits are working well. Anglers are reporting some nice brown trout catches for the early season lake fishing.

Salmon River report:

According to Brookfield Renewable Power:

Caution! – Due to current weather conditions and potentially significant runoff from uncontrolled parts of the watershed, flows may change drastically from this forecast and special operations might be required. Please be alert for local warnings and use extreme caution near the river. The flow is expected to be running at 4,200cfs through this evening.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Due to the recent rain the Salmon River is running extremely high at this point. Most anglers have stayed away, but a few driftboats are still floating the upper section of river, while bank anglers are fishing some of the smaller local tributaries. Sunday was another very windy day along with scattered rain and wet snow showers in the afternoon.

Oneida Lake report

As the open water season gets underway, there is limited activity to report on the lake. Anglers are finding black crappies in the Toad Harbor area with small minnows and jigs and perch are taking small minnows.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is no activity to report on the pond at this time. Anglers are working some of the area streams and finding some nice steelhead movement.