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Fishing Reports for December 31, 2020

Oswego River report:

The water flow has been running between 10,000 and 13,000 CFS. This morning it is flowing at 10,700 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:

The high water hasn’t been too much of a deterrent for anglers, and especially not yesterday, with just over a dozen anglers filtering onto the run throughout the course of the day.  With the reports we received from these anglers, it seems that the high water just may have brought some fresh fish into the river that we have all been anticipating.  A majority of the fish caught today were indicated to be bright chrome steelhead and a few brown trout in the mix.  They still seem pretty scattered with so much water but this was a good sign that they are indeed there. The flow is at 1500 CFS and 1890 CFS at Pineville.


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:

With the temperatures we have had and no stretch of cold weather, there is no safe ice on the pond.