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Fishing Reports for March 22, 2011

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

Oswego River report:

The water level has remained fairly consistent the last several days running between 22,000-23,000cfs. The flow is very high and the river is unfishable. Please use extreme caution along the river at this water level.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We’re still dealing with melting snow coming off the Tug Hill which is normal for this time of year and the water flow remains at 1500cfs. The temperature only reached into the mid 30’s yesterday and below average temperatures are expected for the remainder of the week with a little snow in the forecast. The reports from anglers continue to be mixed; some groups are getting into fish, while others are not. Overall the majority of anglers we spoke with reported working hard for the fish they got. Anglers staying in the motel reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Fishing Area, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Town Pool, and some of the smaller local tributaries.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Anglers reported several fresh chrome fish being caught yesterday. Beads, pink worms and egg sacs all produced fish. We are getting some more moisture and will have to keep a close eye on water levels.

Oneida Lake report

The shore ice is rapidly deteriorating and the open water gap continues to increase. Though there is still ice on the lake in some areas, these conditions can be dangerous and it is recommended that you stay off the ice. Also, remember that the walleye season has ended.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Recent rain and warm temperatures have deteriorated the ice. Conditions are unsafe and we do recommend that you stay off the ice.

Winter Trail report:

Cross-Country Skiing report:

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

Temperatures have cooled off this week and there is a possibility of a little snow in the next couple of days. The trails currently have a 10-12 inch base with 14-18 inches through the woods with a loose granular surface and spring conditions.

Snowmobiling report:

According to the Fulton Area Snow Travelers:

It’s over – ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED to all traffic. We will be pulling in the signs very soon and completing end of year maintenance on the equipment.

According to the Redfield Snowmobile and Recreation Association:

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone this year. Trails were great and we appreciate your support.