Fishing Reports for April 4, 2013

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

This week was tough for river fishing as the wind was a major factor. The water level has been running between 3,000-4,000cfs but as of this morning it has risen to 7,740cfs. The weather forecast is calling for warming temperatures over the next several days so hopefully the bite will be on. Early in the week we saw action with brown trout and a few fresh chrome steelies. Egg sacs are the bait of choice.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Wednesday was another cold day with very windy conditions and a wind chill in the low 20s. The good news is that warmer weather is expected for today and right through the upcoming weekend. The water level will be running at 500cfs through the next few days. The mid to lower end of the river is a good choice if you’re looking for some solitude and searching for fresh fish. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville is seeing some action and continues to get the most fishing pressure. For those anglers who are fly fishing, high stick nymphing, egg patterns under a strike indicator or swinging flies have all produced results. For those anglers who are spin fishing or float fishing, egg sacs, trout beads, pink worms and jigs have all produced results.

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Although fishing conditions were difficult this week, mostly due to strong winds, our guests willing to brave the conditions were rewarded. Hats off to the young anglers accompanying their fathers on Wednesday, great job toughing it out! No one caught any huge numbers but some nice size fish were landed. Stone flies seemed to be the ticket, especially those with brightly colored wing cases. The most successful sizes were #8-12. Today the weather is forecasted to take a much welcomed “turn for the better” with temperatures hitting the 50 mark!

Oneida Lake report:

There is not a lot to report from Oneida Lake as we look forward to the upcoming warmer temperatures and some open water fishing that is coming before too long. A reminder that walleye season has closed and will reopen the first Saturday in May.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

We are currently in the lull between ice fishing and open-water fishing with little activity on the pond. A reminder that walleye and northern pike seasons has closed and will reopen the first Saturday in May.