This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Oswego River report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water level has dropped to a very fishable level, 5840cfs as of this morning. However, heavy rain is in the forecast for this evening so this may change. The holiday weekend is looking good with little precipitation and temperatures reaching into the 50s. The steelhead and brown trout population throughout the river is very good. Anglers fishing from the NYS Rte. 104 bridge up to the dam on both sides of the river are seeing plenty of action. Trout beads, egg sacs, estaz eggs and woolly buggars are working well.
Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The river flow is running at 335cfs which is typical for this time of year. Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s with plenty of sunshine this weekend – not so typical for this time of year. Anglers are finding fresh chrome throughout the river with more brown trout showing up daily. The mid to lower section of river would be a good choice if you want to avoid some of the heavy fishing pressure. The pocket water and inside seams continue to produce the most action. Anglers are getting into fish in the Staircase, Sportsman, Pineville, Refrigerator, Lower Trestle and Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area. Fly fishing anglers have been successful with dead drifting egg patterns along the bottom or under a strike indicator. Trout beads and egg sacs (blue, pink and chartreuse) have been working well for float fishing
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 this time of year.