Fishing Reports for October 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 has been running below 4,000cfs for the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 2,510cfs. Anglers are still finding some salmon along with nice chrome steelhead and the occasional rainbow. Just remember that steelhead or rainbows must be 21 inches long and there is a one per day limit. Trout are hitting patcxe cured skein, 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 and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
We had some good fishing over the weekend with another double digit day on Sunday. There are a few salmon still around and we have brought some nice steelhead to the net.

Lake Ontario report:
The lake fishing report has ended for the season.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
Sunday was cold, wet and windy with heavy lake effect rain showers for most of the day. It did clear in the afternoon and we did get some sunshine late in the day. With the recent rain we’re getting plenty of runoff and anglers reported the water was off color with lots of leaves in the lower end of the river. We got mixed reports from anglers with some groups getting into fresh steelhead while others had a tough day. We still have salmon spawning in the gravel areas of the river mostly in the mid to upper end of the river.

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
We received a mixed bag of reports depending on who we spoke to. Leaves, wind, and rain certainly didn’t make fishing conditions any easier but many anglers still reported having a successful outing. Guests told us that there were some kings around but steelhead made up the majority of the catch. Blue egg sacs, 10-12mm beads, and large flies like bunny leaches all took fish. “Anything that didn’t blend in with the leaves,” we were told.

Oneida Lake report:
The night bite did pick up some but the extended forecast is calling for much cooler temperatures especially into next week. This should help to spark more activity. With some of the nice weather we have had, anglers have found some perch using minnows and worms. For the downloadable Oneida Lake Association boating safety map, visit their web site at N

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Things are quiet on the pond this time of year.