Fishing Reports for December 24, 2012

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

The department staff wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and peaceful New Year!


Oswego River report:

With the rain we received, the water level in the river rose to 16,000cfs on Saturday. It has dropped some running at 12,800cfs this morning. Winter arrived in the area over the weekend with a few inches of snow in Oswego. Anglers are finding steelhead and browns throughout the river but the higher water makes access difficult in some areas. Beads and egg sacs are working well.

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Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing over the weekend was tough as the weather was cold, windy and snowy at times. The anglers that did manage to find some action caught fish on blue and white egg sacs in the slower pools. The water release has dropped to 335cfs through Christmas night.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We had mixed reports from anglers with some getting into some action while others did not.  For those anglers who are fly fishing, egg patterns, small nymphs and woolly buggers have been working the best. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing and float fishing, blue or pink egg sacs and trout beads have been suggested bait.

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Oneida Lake report:

Colder temperatures and some snow arrived over the weekend with more snow expected throughout the week. Both perch and walleye have been active in deeper water toward the eastern end of the lake especially off Lewis Point. Fathead minnows and worms are working well. Reports are indicating that the nighttime walleye bite has been more active.


Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is not much activity on the pond at this time. With the colder temperatures arriving, we will keep you updated as safe ice is reported.