Fishing Reports for November 21, 2013

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 level rose to 7,460cfs in the last day or so. Driftboat anglers are taking advantage of some good fishing. Steelhead along with rainbows and brown trout have been active along the river. Some nice size fish have been taken including a 21 lb. rainbow. Smack beads, white estaz flies and pink, chartreuse and white egg sacs are working well. Just remember that steelhead or rainbows must be 21 inches long and there is a one per day limit. The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
Early in the week we had low, clear water but the fish provided constant action on Tuesday. We actually lost track of how many we hooked. All released to fight another day. Higher water yesterday and today should provide a crushfest!

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The water flow is running at 1200cfs through this evening. Yesterday the fan shut off and we finally got a break from the windy conditions. The anglers we spoke with who fished the DSR reported getting into some fresh fish with blue egg sacs producing steady results. The best action was in the upper section. Anglers staying in the motel reported good results in the Upper and Lower Fly Zone with stoneflies suggested bait.

Oneida Lake report:
Anglers are still finding a decent night bite for walleye just before and after dark. Casting stickbaits is working well with blue/silver and black/silver good color choices. With the up and down weather, open water fishing for perch has been difficult at times but minnows and worms are still producing in 10-20 feet of water.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
There is not much activity on the pond at this time of year as we wait for cold temperatures and ice.