Fishing Reports for February 1, 2013

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


Oswego River report:

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

After a few days of a good fishable water level, it has risen over 12,000cfs due to the rain and melting snow. Driftboat anglers reported some nice catches of browns and steelhead this week. With this current level, behind the hotels is suggested.

 Click here for Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for current water flow.


Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

With the recent mild weather we lost a lot of snow and combined with heavy rain the river is running very high (1600cfs) with significant runoff. On Thursday we were in a high wind advisory with wind gusts over 50 mph. No reports from anglers. Check the weather and water conditions before making the trip.  

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Oneida Lake report:

With warmer temperatures early in the week, rain and very high winds in the last couple of days, any remaining ice is not safe. The temperature is expected to be below freezing for the next several days so please be patient and wait for safe ice.


Sandy Pond report:

Reports are indicating the ice fishing conditions took a beating with the warmer temperatures, rain and high winds. There is no safe ice on the pond. Temperatures are expected to stay cold for the next few days so provided we don’t get a lot of snow, hopefully we can start building some ice again.