Fishing Reports for October 24, 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 flow remained between 7,000-9,000cfs over the weekend. This morning it is flowing at 6,970cfs. Anglers are still finding some decent salmon action and the trout bite is picking up. There was activity at the dam, along the walkway and several driftboats were out. 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 Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

On Sunday we had cloudy conditions in the morning and plenty of sunshine in the afternoon with the temperature reaching 60 degrees. There didn’t seem to be as many anglers on the water as the previous day but most of the anglers we spoke with reported getting into fish. The mid to upper section of river still has salmon spawning in the gravel areas. The lower end of the river has been producing the most steelhead action with anglers getting into fresh chrome on a daily basis. Anglers stopping into the shop reported having a good day in the Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area while getting into a mix of kings, cohos and steelhead using egg patterns and nymphs.


According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The leaves are getting worse with the high wind gusts over the weekend, but anglers are still reporting really good action on steelhead. Eggs are working best, but flies and beads are still producing as well.


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.


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.