This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Our staff would like to wish you a safe and Happy New Year.
Oswego River report:
The water flow has been running between 4,000-5,000 cfs for several days with it reported at 4,500 cfs this morning. A good amount of slush remains along parts of the river making fishing difficult. Anglers are still catching steelhead and brown trout in the Kiddie Pool and Lock 7 with white bucktail jigs or pink and chartreuse egg sacs fished under floats. Please use caution when fishing along the river.
Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:
Monday morning we started out below zero but with plenty of sunshine the temperature reached into the low teens by the afternoon. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river and did not clear. We did not have any reports from anglers. Lake effect snow is expected over the next few days but the weather for super bowl weekend looks good.
Oneida Lake report
The ice fishing on Oneida Lake continues to be good. There have been some issues with the amount of snow on the lake after last week’s lake effect snowfall making it a bit more difficult to get around. The area around Lewis Point has had fair to good walleye fishing. Reports are indicating that the Constantia area is very active with walleye and perch and Big Bay has been producing some nice catches of perch and crappies.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The fishing remains very good on the pond with about 7-9 inches of ice. The pond is snowy and slushy in some areas but with caution ATVs are making their way around. The perch bite is very good all around the pond and the panfish bite is good in the late afternoon and early evening in the Renshaw Bay area. Fathead and buckeye minnows, spikes and grubs are suggested baits.
Winter Trail report:
Cross-Country Skiing report:
According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:
With a base of 14 inches, most of the trails have been groomed and trackset. The Winterfest Try-It Race has been rescheduled for February 12.
According to Hugh Quinn of the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Club:
The story remains the same with a little more snow each day and about four new inches from last night’s storm. The trails are groomed with a 16-24 inch base and 38-46 inches through the woods.
According to the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club:
Bargy, Tucker, 17 bypass, Lake Effect loop, Blount Mills, and Beaver Creek were groomed over the weekend. Also, watch the signs for the re-route at S51A in Boylston as we are still awaiting our permit! C5A from Pulaski to McKibben Rd. and C5A from Pulaski to Albion Cross were both groomed on Monday.
According to the Fulton Area Snow Travelers:
East Side trails were groomed on Sunday afternoon but we had some problems with the groomer so the trail was groomed to Bell Road but unsure if entire East side was finished. The west side trails were done on Saturday evening.