Fishing Reports for February 13, 2014

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


Oswego River report:

The water flow has been under 6,000cfs since Friday. This morning it is flowing at 4,610cfs. This level makes more areas along the river accessible. Drift boats were out over the weekend in search of steelhead with some success. 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, click on the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for current water flow.  


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Those who fished yesterday reported catching a handful of fish including several fresh ones. Blue eggs sacs were the most successful bait. The lower half of the Run is locked up from the estuary up to the Joss Hole, and shelf ice may pose a problem in the upper half of the run. Although a bit warmer today and tomorrow, temperatures are expected to be cold for the weekend but a warming trend is in the forecast for next week.

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 Oneida Lake report:

As we look at the extended weather forecast, you might want to take advantage of the ice conditions this weekend. Reports are indicating that we may reach between 40-50 degrees by the end of next week. Although unlikely that cold temperatures will be gone for good, even a few warm days will affect the ice. There is some snow on the ice and we may receive another 1-4 inches later today. Walleye are active in 20-30 feet of water with jigging spoons and blade baits tipped with minnows working well. Some anglers have found a decent perch bite and Big Bay is producing blue gills.


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

We have good news coming from the pond. There is plenty of ice, up to 16-18 inches in most areas with not a lot of snow, maybe 5-6 inches at the most at this point.  Anglers are reporting that the perch bite picked up this week and they have had decent results. The northern pike bite continues to be good. Minnows are the bait of choice.