Fishing Reports for December 10, 2010

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


The following notice has been posted for Lake Ontario waters:

Remember the area around the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility is off limits to boating. The restricted area stretches 1,000 yards offshore and extends from the Alcan plant to the Sunset Bay area along Lake Ontario, east of the city of Oswego.

Oswego River report:

According to Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

Conditions have not changed along the river with the water still high, running at 15,400cfs this morning. This makes most areas along the river unfishable at this time.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Thursday was another cold and snowy day with the temperature in the teens. In the morning we had lake effect snow showers but it stopped in the afternoon. With the cold weather, we had slush ice in the lower end of the river that cleared late in the afternoon. We got mixed reports from anglers. Some groups got into fish, while others did not. Late in the afternoon, a couple of anglers reported landing some really nice fish while float fishing with egg sacs and fly fishing with egg patterns under a strike indicator. The fish have been holding along the edges of softer water, inside seams and slow deeper holes.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Conditions on the lower end are tough to say the least. The frigid temperatures and snow are giving us a lot of slush every day. It is burning off but not until almost lunch time most days. The few anglers that have been braving the weather, report that there are a few fish to be had but you will have to work for them. Egg sacs have been the best producers with the colored water.


According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Although we have had some tough conditions in the morning with the cold weather, there are a good number of steelhead in the river and we have had a good season since it started in September. Temperatures are expected to warm into the upper 30s near 40 for the weekend so we should see some activity.


Oneida Lake report

Now that colder winter weather is here, the walleye action has been fair for anglers casting stickbaits from shore after dark. Black/silver, blue/silver and chartreuse have been good colors.


Sandy Pond report:

Although we have had some cold weather, there is not significant ice on the pond as yet. Temperatures this weekend are expected to reach close to 40 degrees but drop into the teens and low 20s next week. We will update you as we reach a safe ice thickness for fishing.