Fishing Reports for December 31, 2012

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

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



Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water flow has been running between 10,000 and 15,000cfs during the last week. This morning it is just over 10,000cfs. After some snow on Saturday, yesterday and today are clear. Driftboat anglers have been enjoying the higher water flow with some nice catches being reported. With higher water levels, behind the hotels is suggested when access to some areas is difficult. Steelhead, browns and rainbows are taking beads and egg sacs.

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 Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Sunday was a cold and very windy day with snow showers in the morning and the temperature was in the teens with the wind chill factor. The lower end of the river had slush ice for most of the day, but it did clear late in the afternoon just in time for the sun to go down.  With the weather conditions most anglers came off the water early and most of the anglers we spoke with had a slow day. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville has been producing action in the deeper holes.

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 Oneida Lake report:

Although we have had some colder temperatures, there is no safe ice to report on the lake. With the foot or more of snow we received last week, it will likely take some time for a good thickness to develop. The nighttime shore bite has been spotty.

 Sandy Pond report:

There is no activity to report at this time. Although we have had some colder temperatures, the snow we received last week has hampered the ice formation. Please be patient and wait for safe ice.