Fishing Reports for December 27, 2013

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


Oswego River report:

After running at nearly 20,000cfs over the last few days, the water level is running at 15,00cfs this morning. This flow still makes much of the river unfishable. Down behind the hotels along the walkway would be a suggested spot to try. Even the driftboats have had a few days off with the high water but are hoping to get back on the water soon. 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 the current water flow.  


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

On Thursday we had lake effect snow showers in the afternoon and temperature reached near 30 degrees. Heavier lake effect was over the area during the night and into this morning. Milder conditions are expected for the weekend. In the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville anglers got into fish while fly fishing with egg patterns and nymphs. In the mid to lower end of the river anglers got into fish while bottom bouncing or float fishing with egg sacs.  

 According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

The reports are in, fishing was good yesterday! The weather and water finally cooperated for our guests. As such, anglers were rewarded with a mix of fresh and darker steelhead along with a handful of brown trout. Both 8 & 10 mm beads caught fish along with blue egg sacs and sucker spawn flies #8-10. Lake effect snow has set up off the east end of the lake so expect winter conditions today.

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Oneida Lake report:

Temperatures over the last few days have been colder and there is some ice forming in various areas around the lake. Conditions have not been great and anglers who have ventured out are using extreme caution. Temperatures are expected to be near 40 degrees for the weekend but a cold snap will move in on Monday with temperatures forecast to be in the 20s and teens for highs much of next week.


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Woody’s Tackle:

With the colder temperatures we have had over the last few days, we have some solid ice formation on the pond. Anglers have been out the last two days and are reporting about 4-8 inches of ice. We are expecting temperatures to warm up a bit over the weekend but next week will we will have real ice making weather. Daytime high temperatures will be in the 20s and teens for much of the week.