Fishing Reports for February 14, 2012

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

Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

With little precipitation the last few days, the water level has dropped to just over 10,000cfs. Behind the hotels continues to be the best spot to try. Driftboat anglers have reported some nice double-digit catches in the last couple of days. Steelhead, rainbows and brown trout are taking spoons, stickbaits, bucktail jigs and egg sacs.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The water level has been dropping, running at 900cfs this morning. On Monday we had cloudy conditions in the morning, but in the afternoon we had plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the mid 30’s. What little snow we had has melted and mild weather is expected over the next few days. Anglers staying in the motel reported getting into fish in the upper end of the river under light fishing pressure.

Oneida Lake report:

Although we had cold temperatures over the weekend, the daytime temperatures through Thursday are expected to be near 40 degrees with lows 28-30 degrees. Any ice conditions will likely be affected by these temperatures. With this strange winter weather pattern, conditions can deteriorate quickly. Please be sure there are safe ice conditions before venturing out.

Sandy Pond report:

The cold temperatures over the weekend did help the ice in some areas. However the those temperatures were short lived as we are into the upper 30s today and should be near 40 degrees for the next two days. Evening lows are expected to be only a few degrees below freezing. With this in mind, ice conditions can change quickly. Be sure to use extreme caution and check current ice conditions if you choose to venture out.

Winter Trail Report:

Due to lack of snow at this time, most area snowmobile trails are closed. Please call your destination for current conditions in that area.

Cross-Country Skiing:

According to Hugh Quinn of the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Club:

We did receive a couple of inches of new snow since yesterday. We currently have a 3-8 inch base on the trails and 9-14 inches through the woods with a packed powder/powder surface.