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 7,850cfs this morning. Steelhead have been very active along with a few rainbows and browns 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 pink, chartreuse and white 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. Andy Bliss of Chaisin’ Tail Adventures:
Rainbows, steelhead and browns and there are plenty of them. Along with some nice fresh chrome steelhead, the browns are good size with two in two days over 14 pounds.
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
The river fishing continues to be good…the numbers are impressive. The conditions early this morning were brutal with the wind and rain but the large ones wanted to bite. The weekend weather looks decent although the wind will be a factor at times.
Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Tuesday just about all of our guests reported solid catches. It seems that a fresh pod of steelhead worked their way through the run. Wednesday morning was quieter as the small handful of fish reported were concentrated in certain areas and less spread out. The action did pick up in the afternoon. Yarn flies like sucker spawn #8-10 continue to produce the best results for those anglers fly fishing. 10mm tangerine beads and blue egg sacs remain the standby for those float fishing and bottom bouncing.
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
Yesterday the majority of anglers we spoke with reported getting into fish. The high water, 1850cfs, has helped bring fresh fish into the river and spread them out. The driftboats have also been able to take advantage of the high water and float from top to bottom. The upper section of river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure. In the lower end of the river anglers have been getting into fresh fish on a daily basis. The anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have done well with egg sacs and beads. Those who are fly fishing have done well with egg patterns, flesh fly and egg sucking leeches.
Oneida Lake report:
The night bite for walleye should continue with another stretch of colder temperatures moving in today. Anglers are casting stickbaits from shore with blue/silver and black/silver good color choices. Just before dark and after dark seem to be fairly active times. Anglers are still finding a perch bite in 10-20 feet of water with minnows and worms working well.
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.