Fishing Reports for October 30, 2012

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:

Although the city of Oswego did not receive substantial rain yesterday, areas to the south of us received more. The water flow has increased the last few days running at 6,360cfs this morning and up to 8,580cfs this afternoon. Conditions have improved from yesterday with lighter winds and even some sun this morning. Anglers can still find a few salmon but plenty of steelhead, rainbows and brown trout. Driftboat anglers are reporting a very good trout bite this morning. Just a reminder that steelhead and rainbow have to be 21 inches to keep and you are only allowed 1 per day of the 3 a day limit. Egg sacs, crazy eggs, beads, and estaz flies are working well. Just a note that there is no access to Leto’s Island from the eastside.


*The City of Oswego and Brookfield have implemented new personal flotation device zones at the Varick Hydropower Dam on the Oswego River. Go to this link for more information:

Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of Douglaston Salmon Run:

The few guests we had on the run yesterday did manage to pick up a handful of fish as the weather held off for most of the day. Blue egg sacs, stone flies #6-8, and 10mm ontari-roe beads all worked well. The water release had been running at 900cfs but has been reduced to 335cfs through at least midnight. Remember studded foot ware is highly recommended and required while fishing the DSR after November 1st.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

As conditions after the storm settle down, the steelhead fishing in the river should be very good. Anglers were finding fish spread well up through the river. Float fishing is working very well and eggs, beads and nightcrawlers are suggested baits. Area streams are doing very well also including the Sandies.

Oneida Lake report:

The perch bite has continued on the lake in 12-15 feet of water. Anglers are finding some bass activity and those shore fishing at night for walleye have found some action. Look at Big Bay, Cleveland and near buoys 119 and 121.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond at this time.