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Fishing Reports for December 26, 2020

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

Oswego River report:
The water flow has been rising over the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 10,800CFS. This will make fishing some areas more difficult. Colder temperatures are here for the weekend with some snow expected. The heavy lake effect will stay mainly north over the Tug Hill. Some nice brown trout along with some steelhead are active throughout the river.

Notice: There are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner for Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

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Salmon River report:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
It’s steelhead season and the days are what you make of them. The anglers that tried their hand on Wednesday indicated a quieter day compared to the previous few days. It seemed everyone was able to get into a fish or two, but keeping them on the line was a different story for most.The Christmas Eve steelies were tight lipped. The few anglers we had on the run put in a lot of work and were rewarded with a couple of fish. It will be interesting to see what these higher flows will do for the river over the next week into the new year. Lake effect snow will likely be in the area at times today and tomorrow. The flow is at 750 CFS and 865 CFS at Pineville.

Oneida Lake report:
A few anglers are still shore fishing casting stickbaits just before and after dark. With temperatures that continue to fluctuate we do not have safe ice at this time. The daily limit for walleye on Oneida Lake is 3 fish, 15-inches or greater.

Sandy Pond report:
There is little to report from the pond at this point until we get a good stretch of cold temperatures for some safe ice.