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Fishing Reports for October 21, 2011

This report a courtesy of 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 has been running between 5,000-10,000cfs for the last few days. As of this afternoon, the flow is just under 8,000cfs. There are many more salmon still in the river than you might expect at this time of the season. We also have brown trout, steelhead and rainbows mixed in. The weather forecast is calling for the air to dry out, some sun and temperatures from the upper 50s to low 60s for the weekend – great fall weekend on the river. Egg sacs, crazy eggs, flies, hot-n-tots and woolly buggers are suggested baits. Night fishing from the Utica Street bridge north has also been productive.

Notice: The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the bridge over Oswego Canal’s Lock 7 at Leto Island. There is no vehicular traffic over the bridge

Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fish just keep coming. The estuary is loaded with salmon and steelhead. The upper end of the river seems to be attracting the most attention but there is plenty of action throughout the river.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We still have fish spread out in the river from top to bottom. The upper section of river has been getting the most pressure and has salmon spawning in the gravel areas. The lower end of the river has been getting less pressure and anglers have reported a mix of kings and steelhead.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing has been on FIRE everyday this week and today will be no different. Eggs, flies and beads are all producing fish and it has been good top to bottom in the run.

Oneida Lake report:

The night casting for walleye is beginning to pick up. Using stickbaits in black/silver and blue/silver has been working well just before and after dark. Smallmouth bass have not been cooperating as they are feeding on small gizzard shad and yellow perch fishing has been on and off again due to the gizzard shad.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is very little activity to report from Sandy Pond at this time.