Fishing Reports for January 17, 2012

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

Oswego River report:

The river flow is running at 12,400cfs this morning with some rain falling. Areas that are accessible are the same – behind the hotels, near Lock 7 and the Kiddie Pool. Steelhead, brown trout and rainbows are active throughout the river. Egg sacs, pink worms, trout beads and estaz eggs are good choices of bait.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Monday started out as a cold day with the temperature in the single digits, but as the day went on the temperature improved and we reached into the mid 20’s for the afternoon. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river in the morning but it cleared by mid day with a water flow of 900cfs. Anglers reported getting into fish in the upper and lower end of the river on Monday afternoon. Seasonable weather is expected for the remainder of the week and anglers should take advantage of the conditions. Egg patterns, egg sacs and trout beads have been working well.

Oneida Lake report:

Temperatures have again been up and down; very cold over the weekend – into the 30s and 40s today with rain. With no real stretch of cold weather, there is no thick ice forming for safe ice fishing conditions.

Sandy Pond report:

Activity on the pond is quiet. Although we had colder temperatures this weekend, the thermometer is up into the 40s today with rain. With no extended period of cold weather, any ice formation is NOT safe at this time.

Winter Trail Report:

Although it was cold over the weekend, warmer temperatures have moved in for today with some rain. Temperatures are expected to drop by tomorrow morning with rain changing to snow and some significant accumulation is expected in some areas of the county.

Redfield Sno-Rec Club:

Both groomers were out over the weekend packing and checking for downed branches etc. Operators report lots of water, mud etc. Conditions were fair at best. After the rain today we will have to see how much snow we receive through tomorrow.

Cross-Country Skiing:

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

The lake effect snow Thursday night into Friday was significant with 26 inches falling including a couple of inches over the weekend. The trails have been groomed with a 6-10 inch base and 12-20 inches through the woods.