Fishing Reports for November 2, 2012

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

Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water flow has been all over the chart this week running from 10,000cfs down to 600cfs. This morning it is flowing at 2,270cfs. Temperatures are expected to be chilly this weekend with highs near 40 degrees. Anglers are finding a good trout bite with steelhead, rainbows and browns. Just a reminder that steelhead and rainbow have to be 21 inches to keep and you are only allowed 1 per day of the 3 a day limit. Egg sacs, crazy eggs, beads, and estaz flies are working well. Just a note that there is no access to Leto’s Island from the eastside.


*The City of Oswego and Brookfield have implemented new personal flotation device zones at the Varick Hydropower Dam on the Oswego River. Go to this link for more information:

Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing remained very similar or slightly better than yesterday for most of our guests. Groups reported that moving around was key as they hooked a fish or two in most of the spots they stopped at. Bunny leaches in dark colors #4-6 caught fish for our guests swinging flies, while blood dot patterns #6-8 and bead head rubber legged stoneflies #6-8 took fish under the indicator. For our center pin and spin fishing anglers blue egg sacs and tangerine roe beads 10mm took a good number of fish.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

As conditions after the storm settle down and colder air moves into the area, the steelhead fishing in the river is good. Anglers are finding plenty of steelhead and some browns throughout the river. Float fishing is working very well and eggs, beads and nightcrawlers are suggested baits. Area streams are doing very well also including the Sandies.

Oneida Lake report:

Mother Nature has played a part in the fishing on Oneida Lake this fall with a good deal of wind. The nighttime bite for walleye has been slow with an abundance of natural bait keeping them in deeper water. When you can access the lake, the deeper water fishing has been very good for walleye and perch.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond at this time.