Fishing Reports for December 6, 2012

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

Oswego River report:

According to Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

We have water! With the recent rain, the water flow is running at 8,940cfs as of this morning. Steelhead and brown trout are active throughout the river and this water will move the fish around. Driftboat anglers are enjoying the higher level with lots of action and some great doubles being reported. Suggested baits are egg sacs, beads, and egg imitating flies.

Salmon River report:

*Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Section closes for the season a half hour after sunset on November 30th.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Wednesday was a cold and windy day with the temperature in the mid 30’s. We’re still getting runoff in the lower end of the river and anglers reported that the water was off color and leaves were an issue earlier this week. In the upper end of the river anglers reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse, Bovines and Pineville. Applications have remained the same with egg patterns, nymphs, blue egg sacs and trout beads suggested bait.

According to Garrett Brancy of Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing was very good last weekend and once the fish adjusted to the increase in runoff earlier this week it was game on again. The overall consensus is that there are some real bruisers mixed in this group so you better hold on! The water has been slightly off color due to the run-off. Anglers said that they had success on larger, brighter patterns when compared to those they used last week. #6-8 pink and chartreuse sucker spawn and glo-bugs all produced fish along with large black and olive wooly buggers #4-8. Float fishermen had success on white, pink, and chartreuse egg sacs along with 10mm slimmer, chardonnay, and green machine beads.

Oneida Lake report:

There’s not a lot to report from Oneida Lake. Tuesday was the pick day this week and several anglers took advantage of the beautiful weather. Perch have been active in the deeper water, up to 30 feet, taking fathead minnows and worms. The walleye fishing has been slow but again the deeper water has been seeing some activity. The nighttime walleye bite remains spotty.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond as we wait for colder temperatures to arrive.