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Fishing Reports for December 29, 2020

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


Oswego River report:

The water flow has been running between 10,000 and 13,000 CFS. This morning it is flowing at 11,700 CFS. This will make fishing some areas more difficult. Egg sacs and beads are taking some nice brown trout and steelhead throughout the river.

Notice: There are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely brochure below. 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.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.


Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

After a couple days battling the elements, a few anglers took advantage of the break in the weather yesterday to see what all this water may have brought in with it. The flow is at 1780 CFS and 2150 CFS at Pineville. Reports from those anglers that joined us were pretty consistent. They had just a few fish hooked, but with heavy flows couldn’t keep them on the line. A mix of both chrome and darker fish were reported.  Debris in the river included a considerable amount of leaves flushing off the banks. The fish are certainly there and surely spread out with so much water.  Only time will tell as we start to see water levels begin to settle just how many fish may have come to join the party.


Oneida Lake report:

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.