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Fishing Reports for January 2, 2020

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

Oswego River report:                                                                                        

The river flow rose to 17,000 CFS late Tuesday night. This afternoon it is flowing at 14,700 CFS. The higher water makes fishing along many areas of the river difficult. Anglers were finding a number of brown trout and steelhead with behind the hotels a suggested area to try.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely brochure below. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner for Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.


Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

While we had considerable wind yesterday, the snows that were predicted for our area stayed north of us and we only received a slight dusting (about two inches on the ground)  A handful of anglers brought in the new year with a day on the run and had mixed results.  The first angler off the river this afternoon went 0 for one, but thought he may have had a couple more bites, but with the strong winds getting the hook set posed a considerable challenge.   All of our anglers noted that the winds made things difficult to say the least. Another angler went 0 for 2 and indicated that the wind was “brutal” down low. Another angler getting off the water late after spending the day on the run indicated that although the wind was difficult he “had no complaints”. The current water flow is 750 CFS and 1,110 CFS at Pineville.

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Oneida Lake report:

There is no new report from the lake. Daytime temperatures will be in the 40s through Saturday. Then it appears that some colder temperatures will be moving in with highs in the low 30s for several days.


Sandy Pond report:

There is nothing new to report from the pond. After the next couple of days, colder temperatures are expected to move in for several days so we will have to see how long that lasts.