Fishing Reports for November 4, 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 is running at 8,490cfs this morning. Steelhead have been very active along with a few rainbows mixed in. Just remember that steelhead or rainbows must be 21 inches long and there is a one per day limit. Trout are hitting smack beads and egg sacs. 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:
The big water means fresh chrome. The water flow went from 3,000cfs on Friday to over 10,000cfs on Saturday. You never know what the flow will be in Oswego. The catch wasn’t fast and furious on Sunday but an easy Catch the Drift double digit day. Yesterday was a slow start with the cold overnight temperatures but then the game was on. One after another for two straight hours and we lost more than I can count. With those brought to the net, it was an easy double digit day. This morning two doubles in the first ten minutes!

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Down on the run the fishing conditions have been steady for a day or two. Just about all of our guests at least got into a fish or two even if they didn’t bring any to hand. As the fish settle into the colder temperatures and slightly lower water flows, they should get a bit more active. Another drop in the water level should help things too, and with the precipitation free forecast for a few days it shouldn’t take long for wading flows to return. Blue egg sacs, cream and Oregon cheese glo-bugs #8 and tangerine beads all took bites today.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
Sunday was a cold day but it was dry and the temperature was in the 30s. The water level is still high but the anglers who were here made the most of difficult conditions. The majority of them fished the upper end of the river and the area between the Lower Fly Zone and the Wire Hole had the most fishing pressure. Bottom bouncing with pink and chartreuse egg sacs and bright colored egg patterns seemed to produce the best results. The anglers we spoke with who went to some of the smaller local tributaries reported that they were still high and dirty.

Oneida Lake report:
The night bite for walleye has been decent with the cooler weather. Anglers are casting stickbaits from shore with blue/silver and black/silver good color choices. Warmer temperatures are expected today and tomorrow but will drop some again for the weekend. Just before dark and after dark seem to be fairly active times.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Things are quiet on the pond this time of year until the cold weather sets in and we get some ice.