Fishing Reports for January 10, 2012

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

Oswego River report:

After several days of the water level being about 10,000cfs it has dropped to 9,000cfs as of this morning. With the lack of snow and temperatures many days being above normal, conditions are good for fishing. Steelhead, brown trout and rainbows are active throughout the river. Look behind the hotels, near Lock 7, along the Westside walkway and the Kiddie Pool using egg sacs, pink worms, trout beads and estaz eggs. Driftboats have also been active.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Monday was another nice day with mostly sunny conditions and the temperature reached into the 30’s. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville is getting the most fishing pressure with fish holding in and around the deeper holes. The mid to lower section of river is a good choice if you’re looking for fresh fish and trying to avoid other anglers. The Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Trestle Pool, Pineville, Sportsman Pool, and Longbridge/Staircase have all been producing fish. Egg patterns, nymphs, egg sacs and trout beads have been working well.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The fishing has been good the last couple of days. Most of the anglers have been float fishing. Glo roe beads and blue egg sacs produced very well.

Oneida Lake report:

There is not a lot to report from Oneida Lake. Temperatures have been too warm to provide any safe ice. Anglers have reported some activity jigging the open water for walleyes.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Activity on the pond is quiet. Although we have had some colder temperatures, there has not been a long enough stretch of them. Any ice formation is NOT safe at this time. Some colder temperatures are expected the end of the week so we will have to see how long it lasts.

Winter Trail Report:

The weather has not been supportive of winter snow activities so far this season. Temperatures are expected to drop some toward the end of the week with some light precipitation expected. Our report will be updated on Friday with any changes.