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Varick Hydroelectric Station Outage

Brookfield Renewable’s Varick Hydroelectric Station on the Oswego River will be out of service until approximately September 1, 2020 while electrical equipment is upgraded.

During this time flow through the Varick Hydroelectric Station will be stopped and all river flow will be released at the NYS Dam known as Varick Dam into the natural river channel below the dam. Please be advised that during this time flow in natural river channel could be significantly greater than when the hydroelectric station is operational.

Please use extreme caution and wear a personal flotation device when recreating on or near water. Pay close attention to your surroundings and respect all signage, sirens and barriers. follow all regulations if you plan to enter this area

For questions regarding this matter, please contact us at


Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced the closing of Wright’s Landing Marina for the 2020 summer season. The marina is included in an expansive reconstruction project and the closing may be extended. Please visit the City of Oswego web site for updates on the status of the marina.

Few areas in the Northeast offer the quality and diversity of fishing found in Oswego County.


Captain Dave Silver with a spring King Salmon from Mexico Bay

From trolling on Lake Ontario for trophy trout, salmon and walleyes to fly fishing for wild brook trout in a freestone stream tucked away in the wilderness of the Tug Hill Plateau, Oswego County offers angling opportunities unmatched in New York State. Here are a couple videos of fishing Lake Ontario & the Salmon River from Oswego County.



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Protect the Contents of Your Tackle Box

We know that sportsmen and women are the watchdogs of our waterways. Still, our ponds, lakes, and rivers are being littered with worn-out soft plastic lures. Commit to stopping litter – including used tackle. When a soft plastic lure is worn or damaged, dispose of it properly. Recycle it or pitch it in a trash can. It’s that simple. To find out more visit,


Spencer Family

The Spencer family with Capt. Ed Monette