Fishing Reports for February 8, 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:

The water level has dropped to just under 10,000cfs since yesterday. This still makes fishing difficult in many areas along the river but anglers are trying their luck behind the hotels. Driftboat anglers are reporting some nice catches of browns and steelhead this week.

 According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

The water is dropping and some fresh ones are moving in. A brutal wind made fishing a little tough on Wednesday. Getting the right drift was almost impossible but we still managed to capture some.

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Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Thursday was another cold day with cloudy conditions and the temperature reached into the 20’s. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river but it did clear in the afternoon. The few anglers who are in town are fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Anglers are fishing along the soft edges and inside seams of the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse, Wire Hole and Pineville. The water flow is scheduled to drop to 500cfs tonight.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The run saw some light pressure yesterday as a lone angler spent a few hours on the water. Despite the water continuing to be high and quite stained our guest was successful at finding a handful of fish. Blue egg sacs were the bait of choice and concentrating on fishing the calm seams out of the heavy current was key.

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Oneida Lake report:

There have been some anglers out on parts of the lake including Big Bay. Lake effect snow is in the forecast for today but once the storm ends Saturday morning the rest of the weekend looks good. A warm up by the first of the week is also predicted. Please use caution and check the ice if you venture out.

 

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is some good quality ice on the pond. Areas near the Sandy Pond Steakhouse and Green Point have 4-6 inches of black ice with about 8 inches near Renshaw Bay. As always use caution near areas of moving water near the inlets and outlets. The perch bite has been slow but there has been a pike bite.