Fishing Reports for April 5, 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:

With the rain we have received in the last 24 hours, the water level has risen slightly running at 17,200cfs as of this morning. This is still a high level and fishing along the river is limited. However, if you are in the area, a few brown trout have been taken from the Kiddie Pool. 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.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Over the weekend we had mild weather with plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the 50’s. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure. The Upper Fly Fishing area is now open and anglers have reported getting into a mix of steelhead and browns with egg patterns producing the best results. Now that the Upper Fly Fishing area is open, it has helped take some of the pressure off the Lower Fly Fishing Area. Anglers have been getting into browns in the softer water along the edges and getting into steelhead in the deep water drop offs around the gravel areas.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

We have a lot of moisture in this week’s outlook. The river is currently flowing at 750cfs but I would think that we will see higher flows after tomorrow. Hopefully that will turn the valve of new spring fish back on.

Oneida Lake report

The lake is slowly transitioning to open water fishing. Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s with 50s toward the end of the week which should help in the melting of any remaining ice and ice chunks in the lake.

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.