This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Oswego River report:
According to Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water flow is up running at 6,800cfs this morning. This is a nice change from some of the low water conditions we have had this year and should move some fish around. Anglers are finding steelhead including some nice fresh fish and good size browns. The weather is warming up again to near 50 for Sunday and Monday so take advantage of these conditions. Driftboats have been working the higher water the last couple of days with some nice catches reported. Egg sacs and beads including smack beads are working well. Remember there is no access to Leto’s Island from the eastside.
Salmon River report:
*Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Section closes for the season a half hour after sunset on November 30th.
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
We’ve had light fishing pressure over the last few days and the majority of anglers we spoke with had some action. Anglers reported getting into fish in the Upper and Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse, Wire Hole, Trestle Pool, Pineville, Town Pool, Longbridge/Staircase and the DSR. For those anglers who are fly fishing egg patterns and nymphs have been working well. For those anglers bottom bouncing and float fishing, blue egg sacs and trout beads have been working the best.
According to Garrett Brancy of Douglaston Salmon Run:
Fishing was good again today down on the run. Beads and egg sacs seemed to outperform other baits and techniques. Those anglers utilizing a float did especially well. Our fly fishing guests enjoyed some solid brown trout and steelhead action getting a good amount of strikes and tugs depending on technique. 8mm Sunny D-light, Honey, and Shrimp beads all took fish along with blue and chartreuse egg sacs. Pink and cheese colored veiled eggs #8-10 along with olive wooly buggers #6-8 also took bites. There looks like a good weekend on tap weather wise so enjoy!
Oneida Lake report:
This week has been a mix of cold, snow showers, wind and sunny skies. The weekend is expected to warm up some Sunday through Tuesday but the wind will again be a factor. When anglers could get out, there has been some walleye activity in the deeper water. The number of small gizzard shad has had an impact on the fall fishing this year. Perch have been taking worms and minnows in 12-30 feet of water and the nighttime walleye bite remains spotty.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Things are quiet on the pond as we wait for colder temperatures to arrive.