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Fishing Reports for Dec. 16, 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 some rain over the last couple of days, the water flow is up to 11,900cfs as of this morning. This flow makes fishing some areas more difficult. Areas such as Lock 7, the Kiddie Pool and behind the hotels are seeing steelhead, brown trout and rainbow activity. Trout beads, egg sacs, smackem beads, pink worms, estaz eggs and woolly buggars are suggested baits.

Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing in the Salmon River and all area streams has been very, very good. Steelheads, browns and domestic rainbows – there are plenty of them. Egg sacs, beads, plastics – just about anything you want to offer is working. The fishing we have experienced all year is reminiscent of the fishery back in the 1980’s – it’s been that good.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Thursday we got mixed reports from anglers, some groups did well, but most of the groups we spoke with had a slow day due to weather conditions. We did get some runoff from the recent rain and anglers reported that the lower end of the river was off color. We currently have fish spread out in the river from top to bottom. Anglers stopping into the shop reported getting into fish in the DSR, Longbridge/Staircase, Town Pool, Sportsman, Pineville, Refrigerator, Lower Trestle, Wire Hole and Lower Fly Fishing Area. Suggested baits are estaz eggs in pink, chartreuse, white and blue along with sucker spawn, egg sucking leeches and woolly buggers.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing was slow yesterday due to the high winds. Today should be about the same but conditions are expected to improve later and the weekend looks like the bite should be back on again. Large flies, egg patterns, egg sacs and beads are working well.

Oneida Lake report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

The night casting for walleyes continues to be good along the shoreline with Dutchman’s and Lewis Point seeing some good action. Perch are being taken along the rockpiles with worms and minnows.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Activity on the pond is quiet with no signs of ice fishing in the near future.