Fishing Reports for April 26, 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:

Even with more heavy rain, the water level has remained fairly even between 20,000-22,000cfs for a few days. This unfortunately is too high for fishing most areas along the river. The Kiddie Pool continues to produce a few brown trout as does the area behind the hotels. The area streams such as Nine Mile Creek and Mill St. in Hannibal are good choices for finding some activity. The brown trout bite has been very good for the early season lake anglers when the weather has cooperated and the winds have been light. An Atlantic or two have also been reported. Stickbaits and spoons are working well.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

SURF’S UP, please check the waterline for the latest update (3,250cfs as of this morning). Overall the gravel areas of the river are still holding spawning fish and the drop backs are scattered throughout the entire river. Anglers staying in the motel reported getting into fish in the upper end of the river while fishing in areas such as the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Area, Schoolhouse, Wire Hole, Bovines and Trestle Pool. In the lower end of the river anglers are getting into drop backs at the Papermill, Town Pool, and Black Hole. The driftboats continue to float the river on a daily basis and have been getting into drop backs from top to bottom. Anglers who are not comfortable fishing the higher water have been going to some of the smaller local tributaries.

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

The river has gone back up over 3000cfs so we are closed for the day. Fishing was as good as it gets yesterday on the entire river. Guides and anglers reported record catches! I heard of two Atlantics on the run that were over 10 lbs. Keep a close eye on the water and as soon as it comes down get up here. If you have a float trip booked don’t worry about the water being up. Most guides really like the big water in the spring so you will be fine.

Oneida Lake report

There is still little fishing to report on Oneida Lake. The weather with the wind and rain has not made for favorable conditions. 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 Woody’s Tackle:

Anglers have been reporting some good perch fishing on the pond when the temperatures are a bit warmer. Things seem to slow down some when the temperature drops. Small minnows are a good choice of bait. Area streams have been producing some nice steelhead.

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