Fishing Reports for February 27, 2014

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


Oswego River report:

After the rain we received last week, we have been in and out of bouts of lake effect snow this week. The precipitation has affected the water with the flow up to 12,000cfs at times but this morning it is running at 9,280cfs. This makes many areas along the river difficult to fish. With the weather conditions we have not had much activity to report. With more lake effect and wind in the forecast, conditions will be harsh for the next day or two. Although still windy on Saturday, 30 degrees is predicted but back into the teens on Sunday. 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, view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.   


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

A few brave fishermen reported several hookups on Monday and were able to land a handful of lunker steelhead. Blue, white, and pink egg sacs continue to prove successful. Water flows are up to 1500cfs through this evening. We are in the midst of another stretch of below normal temperatures with lake effect snow and wind today. Temperatures on Saturday will be in the mid 20s but back into the teens on Sunday. Dress warm if you plan to fish and don’t forget your studded boots!

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 Oneida Lake report:

We are back into the cold temperatures this week along with a few inches of snow. Wind is also in the forecast for the next couple of days. The action off the north shore has been decent. Walleye have been active in about 30 feet of water and the perch bite has been good in more shallow depths – 15 to 17 feet of water. The temperature may reach 30 degrees on Saturday but only in the mid to upper teens on Friday and Sunday. 


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

We have great conditions on the pond. There is 20 inches of ice on many areas of the pond and not a lot of snow so traveling by snowmobile or ATV is very manageable. More good news involves the perch bite which has definitely picked up the last couple of weeks and we have consistent northern pike action. Small jigs tipped with grubs are working for the perch; tip ups, large minnows and large spikes for the pike.