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 rain we received over the weekend has raised the water level to 11,800cfs. This higher level makes some areas along the river inaccessible. However, plenty of steelhead and brown trout are active throughout the river. Anglers fishing from the NYS Rte. 104 bridge up to the dam on both sides of the river are seeing plenty of action. Driftboats are working the waters with some nice catches being reported. Trout beads, egg sacs, estaz eggs and woolly buggars are working well.
Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The mild weather is expected to end today with temperatures dropping into the 40s for the extended forecast. The transition water is still holding fish and the riffles, pocket water and inside seams continue to produce the most action on a daily basis. Anglers stopping into the shop reported getting into fish at RT2A, Pineville, Refrigerator, Lower Trestle, Wire Hole, and the Upper and Lower Fly Fishing areas. Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Fishing area closes after November 30 until April 1. Dead drifting egg patterns along the bottom or under a strike indicator has been very productive for fly fishing anglers. Trout beads, pink worms and egg sacs have been the top producers for float fishing,
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Still seeing some rainfall early this morning and with what we received the last few days, the water level has risen to 500cfs. Season pass holders reported that fishing was good yesterday afternoon. These anglers did best on 10mm beads and stone fly patterns.
Oneida Lake report:
The nighttime walleye bite continues to be slow. 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. Yellow perch fishing has picked up some. A good starting point for the perch has been in 10 to 20 feet of water around weed beds.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Activity on the pond is quiet this time of year.