Fishing Reports for October 28, 2011

This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:

According to Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water flow has been up and down early in the week but it is up this morning running at just over 11,000cfs.This makes some areas along the river unfishable. However, the action continues with some good brown trout and steelhead with flies and trout beads being good choices of bait. Although the salmon season is typically winding down by now, there are still a good number of them in the river. Night fishing from the Utica Street bridge north has also been productive although it has been rather hit or miss.

Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The salmon season is winding down although we will likely see a few smaller runs of fresh salmon. The steelhead and brown trout bite is picking up in the river and reports indicate the area tributaries are loaded. Beads under a float, egg sacs and flies are working well.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We have gotten mixed reports from anglers the last couple of days – some groups did very well, while others had a tough day adjusting to the water conditions (1,000cfs). The anglers who have the most experience fishing high water conditions had the most success. 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 some fresh chrome. Anglers stopping into the shop reported getting into fish in the Staircase/Longbridge, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The water is up and brought in more fish. Wednesday evening we even had a late push of fresh kings.

Oneida Lake report:

The nighttime walleye bite continues to get better as the temperatures are cooling off. Stickbaits in black/silver and blue/silver have 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 although some nice sized ones are being reported.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Activity on the pond is quiet as is typical for this time of year.