Fishing Reports for March 25, 2011

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

Oswego River report:

The water level is running at 21,300cfs this morning which is still very high and makes the river unfishable. Please be patient until conditions improve.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The water flow will be dropping this evening to 1,150cfs and remain at that level through the weekend.

Over the last few days the fishing pressure has been down and the action has been slow. The majority of bank anglers have been fishing in Altmar at the Lower Fly Fishing Area, below the bridge, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove and Trestle Pool. Anglers in search of fresh fish have been fishing the Town Pool, Staircase, and some of the smaller local tributaries. Some days have been better then others, but drift boat guides continue to float the river on a daily basis.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Winter has once again returned to the North Country. We awoke on Thursday to a fresh blanket of snow on the river and some early morning slush. The colder weather is helping to bring the water level down and anglers reported that yesterday was good.

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:

The ice is gone for another season. Now our wait begins for some warmer weather and open water fishing. A couple of hearty anglers were off this morning to launch their boat and troll along the shoreline for brown trout. Area streams are seeing some nice steelhead activity.

Winter Trail report:

With lack of sufficient snow in most areas of the county, our winter trail report has ended for the season. We appreciate your interest and look forward to being with you again next winter.