Fishing Reports for January 23, 2014

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


Oswego River report:

The water level has been as high as 16,000cfs over the last few days but has dropped back to 10,300cfs as of this morning. Conditions have remained about the same with many areas not accessible for fishing with this water level. The river walk area behind the hotels is suggested. With the very cold temperatures and wind chills this week, conditions have been difficult with not much to report. 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 Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Since Tuesday, very cold weather conditions have been in the area. The daytime temperatures are only in the single digits with nighttime lows below zero. Keep in mind that with the wind chill factor, it will feel even colder. Temperatures will moderate somewhat for the weekend, but it will still be cold. The river is currently running at 1200cfs.

 Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

Conditions should be very good for ice fishing on the lake this weekend. We will come out of the frigid cold temperatures with highs in the 20s on Saturday and the teens for the next several days. Winds are expected to be 15-30 mph at times so there will be wind chills. Anglers are reporting walleye and perch off the north shore in 18 to 30 feet of water with some indicating the deeper depths have been more productive. Small jigs tipped with spikes are working well.


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The very cold temperatures settled in this week and we again have ice. There is safe ice on the pond and in many areas there is a foot or more. With the swings of warm and cold temperatures and standing water on the pond last week we have no reports to go on as far as the bite is concerned. Daytime temperatures will only be in the teens for the next week with the exception of Saturday which should be in the 20s so conditions should be good for the foreseeable future.