Fishing Reports for March 17, 2017

Fishing Reports for March 17, 2017
This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
Very cold weather on Monday but we were still getting them. Not for the faint of heart. Cold, wind and lots of snow Tuesday and Wednesday so no report. Our anglers couldn’t get here. The weekend looks a bit warmer with snow showers possible on Saturday. The water flow is running at 8,160cfs this morning.

The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism website at and look for fishing reports along the top bar on the home page.

Salmon River report:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
The sunshine was a welcome respite from the snow and gloomy skies we’ve experienced over the last several days. The wind was still something to contend with yesterday so we didn’t have any anglers out braving the conditions. The pathways have been cleared to both stairwells and some areas were windswept and the ground is bare. The run has gone untouched since Monday so you can bet the fish are hungry. Flows remain at 1700cfs through midnight tonight.

Oneida Lake and Sandy Pond report:
We have had very little to report from these waters. We have had cold temperatures over the last few days but also heavy snow and strong winds.

Winter Trails Report:


According to the Fulton Area Snow Travelers:
Now that we have snow, our trails are open. Please ride with caution as we have not been out and groomed yet. We will have the groomer out before the weekend. Ride safe and stay to the right!

According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:
As of earlier today we have received 8-12 inches of new snow. All main snowmobile corridor trails have been groomed.

According to the Square Valley Trail Blazers:
We will be grooming and all trails are open.

According to the Kasoag Trailblazers:
All Kasoag Trailblazers trails are now open with the exception of C5 from Wheeler Road to the Redfield Reservoir (South Shore Trail). From Altmar, C5 is open down to Jct OS-022C to C4A to Williamstown. Therefore, if you are going to Redfield take C4A to Williamstown then C4 “Maple Hill Trail” to Redfield and north to the Tug. All other trails are open. C5 South Shore Trail has water issues and landowners closed the gates due to unauthorized motor vehicles on this trail. Please respect our landowners, ride on marked trails and ride respectfully. We have had a lot of high winds so assume there could be trees or branches down on these trails.
Cross-Country Skiing:

According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:
We had 8-12 inches of new snow on Wednesday on top of what fell on Tuesday. The event loop is groomed with set tracks.

According to the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Club:
With 24 inches of snow in the last three days we are back to mid season conditions. I packed the south side trails yesterday with just the Alpina. I packed the north side this morning and then put the ginzu on and set track on the south side. Temperatures should be in the low 30s this weekend with some light snow. We currently have a 10 inch base of powder/packed powder conditions.