Fishing Reports for Nov. 17, 2011

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

Oswego River report:

According to Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

After several days of a very fishable water flow, the level has risen to just over 11,000cfs this morning. This makes some areas along the river difficult to access. The weekend provided nice weather and anglers were reporting a good number of steelhead along with brown trout and rainbows. Several driftboats were seen working the waters along the river. Colder temperatures have worked into the area overnight with some snow showers expected but temperatures rebounding to about 50 degrees for the weekend. Trout beads and egg sacs are good choices of bait along with estaz eggs, woolly buggars and crazy eggs.

Salmon River report:

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

The fishing was very good over the weekend. We are seeing a lot of fresh chrome and really starting to see some good numbers of brown trout. Last year they showed up earlier than this but we will take them now.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Mild weather came to an end overnight and colder temperatures and some snow is expected through mid day Friday. Anglers doing well over the weekend, fished the lower end of the river and covered water. The mid to lower section of river would be a good choice if you’re willing to walk and trying to avoid other anglers. Even with the low water conditions, anglers are getting into fresh chrome in the lower end of the river on a daily basis. Anglers reported getting into fish in the DSR, Staircase/Longbridge, Papermill, Sportsman, Pineville, Refrigerator, Lower Trestle, Wire Hole, Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area.

Oneida Lake report:

The night bite for walleye has been more off than on. Anglers are finding, however, that the daytime bite has been good in the deeper water. Stickbaits are working at night while jigging is the preferred application during the day. The perch bite has also been decent with some nice ones reported.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Activity on the pond is quiet as is typical for this time of year.

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