Fishing Reports for December 21, 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 Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

The river is slowly dropping running at 13,400cfs as of this morning. The same areas are fishable –

right on the edges, near the dam, the kiddie pool, lock 7 and the harbor. White bucktail jigs along with pink and chartreuse egg sacs under floats are producing some nice steelhead and plenty of browns. Please use extreme caution when fishing the river as flows are very high.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Monday was another nice day with no snow, very little wind and the temperature reached into the upper 20’s. We do have a couple feet of snow on the ground, but we haven’t picked up any new snow in the last few days. The public access parking lots are cleared and just a reminder that the access road for the North Trestle does not get plowed in the winter. With the biggest holiday of the year only days away, very few anglers have been on the water. On Monday the few anglers we spoke with reported getting into fish in both the upper and lower end of the river.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The slush has not been an issue with the little bit warmer temperatures. Anglers are reporting steady action every day. Eggs and beads are still best, but several folks swinging flies did very good the past two days as well. The Little Black, Glide, Wall, Flats and Joss all fished well.

Oneida Lake report

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

Oneida Lake walleye fishing is still good with most of the fish coming from the eastern end of the lake ion areas that still have open water. There is still plenty of good open water fishing and pressure is very light. Don’t put that rod away yet. I am sure it won’t be long and we will also have some good ice fishing reports.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Reports indicated there was about 3-4 inches of ice in some areas of the pond over the weekend. Although temperatures have been cold overnight, daytime temperatures are expected to be near 30 degrees for the next couple of days. Extreme caution is needed and do not venture out before checking for safe conditions.

Winter Trail report:

Cross-Country Skiing report:

According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:

We will begin normal scheduled grooming routes today. These include Bronze, Marsh, Kate Hall, Gold Spike, Musher, and Brown. Hessle, Tail, Franks and northern Wart will be done on Wed.; Bargy, Hawley, Southern Wart and Dogleg on Thursday. Hopefully, if the woods trails freeze up a bit more we will roll the Ski/Woods trails with the small equipment. It’s still quite wet out there!

Snowmobiling report:

Most area snowmobile trails are closed until after sundown today, the end of hunting season. Several clubs are reporting their trails will open on December 23 with sufficient snow. The Redfield Snowmobile and Recreation Club’s trails are open but as of Friday the condition of their trails was marginal and we have not received much new snow.