Fishing Report for February 4, 2014

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


Oswego River report:

The water flow has been up and down some over the last week running between 12,000 and 4,000cfs. This morning it is flowing at 7,960cfs. With the warmer temperatures, conditions have improved. More areas along the river are accessible and driftboats were taking advantage of the better weather over the weekend. Several inches of snow are predicted for the area tonight through tomorrow. 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 current water flow.  


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Monday was a nice day with temperatures reaching into the upper 20s. Scattered snow showers are expected today but snow will be with us later tonight and into Wednesday. Yesterday anglers staying in the motel reported having another good day in the upper end of the river. The Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Trestle Pool, Pineville and Sportman’s Pool have produced steady action on a daily basis. Anglers fly fishing have done well with nymphs and single egg patterns. Those float fishing or bottom bouncing have had success with egg sacs, beads and pink worms. The water flow is currently running at 285cfs.


 Oneida Lake report:

Weather conditions were much better over the weekend and anglers took advantage of it. The perch bite continues to be spotty with some anglers reporting no bite and others finding a few. Walleye are active in that 20-30 foot water depth. Big Bay is producing a number of blue gills. We have lots of ice but will likely receive several inches of snow from a system passing though tonight and tomorrow.


Sandy Pond report:

Anglers enjoyed a good weekend on the pond. Reports indicated a number of perch were taken along with some nice northern pike. Tomorrow’s activity may be quiet as snow will be moving into the area over night with about 3-6 inches expected for this area. This is a rather quick moving system with conditions looking good for the end of the week.