Fishing Reports for January 11, 2013

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


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

The water flow has been running between 10,000-12,000cfs for several days. This morning the flow is at 9,510cfs. This makes fishing in many areas difficult but behind the hotels is a suggested spot. Steelhead, browns and rainbows are active throughout the river with some nice fish being reported. Warmer temperatures are expected through the weekend. Beads and egg sacs are suggested bait.

 According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

This is some of the best steelhead fishing I can remember.  Monday we had double digits and although we have worked a little harder and the bite was a bit slower number wise, some really nice size fish have come to the net.

Click here for the current water flow.

 Click here for Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.


Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Yesterday morning started off hot and heavy according to our guests. The fish seemed to be active from first light until around noon (which is when a good friend and my self decided to take a walk down to the river!). Needless to say the bite had cooled off some from the morning but we still managed to get into enough fish to keep us happy; with the beautiful weather it wasn’t hard! Many of the anglers we spoke to found 8mm beads to be the bait of choice. Ontari-roe, retro-roe, and honey all took fish. Our fly guests also found small glo-bugs to be the ticket in peach and Oregon cheese #10-14.

 According to Salmon Heaven Lodge:

It looks like we will have a brief January thaw this weekend which should make for great fishing. People at the lodge have been having good days fishing with excellent early and late bites. The lower fly section remains loaded with fish.

Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

Although we had some cold nights early in the week, temperatures are expected to get warmer as we go into the weekend. Highs may be near 50 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Wind mid week has also affected the ice. There is open water in many areas. Once we get through the weekend some colder air is forecast to move in especially toward the end of next week. Please be patient and wait for safe conditions. 


Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

As we move into some warmer temperatures this weekend, the ice as of Friday morning is good. It will depend on how high the thermometer actually goes to see if the ice holds through the next couple of days. Judge conditions on a day to day basis and be sure to check the ice frequently if you venture out.