Fishing Report for October 31, 2013

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:

The water level has dropped to 3,860cfs this morning but there is rain expected throughout the area for much of the day so the flow may change. As expected, it has been a good week for trout with some nice steelhead coming to the net. Anglers are finding a few rainbows and there are still some salmon in the mix. Just remember that steelhead or rainbows must be 21 inches long and there is a one per day limit. Trout are hitting patcxe cured skein, smack beads and egg sacs.

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, click on the link for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

 Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

The steelhead fishing is on fire and king fishing is out of this world. I can’t believe how nice the kings are. The boys from Maine crushed everything in the river. All released to fight another day!


 Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Although the temperature is expected to be warmer over the next couple of days, rain will be over the area for much of today and high winds are predicted for Friday. The water flow is running at 1200cfs with anglers working the edges of the river. With the high water, fishing the smaller local tributaries has been a good option with chartreuse egg sacs taking a mix of kings and steelhead. In the lower end of the river anglers reported getting into steelhead in the Staircase/Longbridge with pink and blue egg sacs producing steady results. In the mid to upper end of the river anglers reported that Sportsman, Pineville, Trestle, Wire Hole and Upper/Lower Fly Zones were active with egg patterns producing the best results.

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Oneida Lake report:

The night bite for walleye has been decent with the cooler weather. Anglers are casting stickbaits from shore with blue/silver and black/silver good color choices. Warmer temperatures are expected today and tomorrow but will drop some again for the weekend. Just before dark and after dark seem to be fairly active times.


Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond this time of year until the cold weather sets in and we get some ice.