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Fishing Reports for Dec. 8, 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:

The water level has remained near 12,000cfs for several days. This continues to make fishing in many areas difficult or impossible. Look for steelhead, rainbows and brown trout at Lock 7, the Kiddie Pool and along the southside of the powerhouse. Driftboats are working the waters with some nice catches being reported. Trout beads, egg sacs, smackem beads, pink worms, estaz eggs and woolly buggars are working well.

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

On the Oswego, the water level is about 12000cfs. A great flow to fish the lower river behind the hotels. The fish are starting to show up in the harbor area. White 1/8 to 1/4 oz. jigs tipped with a worm or minnow is the ticket there.

Salmon River report:

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

The water level has been up to 1500cfs but is beginning to drop. By this evening, it will be running at 750cfs. Fish the pockets and the faster water in the head or tailouts of the deeper pools. All offerings will produce fish right now. Flies, eggs, beads, lures – the choice is yours. For colors, try pink and chartreuse egg sacs if the water is colored and blue or white if it is clear.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Colder temperatures have arrived and some wet snow this morning. We are building up to having good water and great conditions for this month. December is when the BIG ones show up!

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The trout fishing has been very good on the Salmon River. From the village of Pulaski upstream is seeing the most action although steelhead, rainbows and brown trout are active throughout the river. Suggested baits are egg sacs, flies, beads, little jigs, wax worms and meal worms.

Oneida Lake report:

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

On Oneida Lake night casting for walleyes continues to be good along the shore. Dutchman’s and Lewis Point remain active areas. Perch are being taken along the rockpiles with worms and minnows.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Activity is quiet on the pond and with the warmer weather we have been having, ice fishing is definitely a ways off.