Fishing Reports for January 24, 2012

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 flow is running at 9,510cfs this afternoon, one of lowest readings in quite some time. The last few days have been a mixture of high winds, snow squalls and now very cold temperatures so there is not much to report. When conditions improve, look for steelhead and brown trout all along the river. Behind the hotels is suggested if the water flow is high.  

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 Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

We recently picked up several feet of lake effect snow and very cold temperatures are expected over the next couple of days. For those anglers who are fly fishing, egg patterns under a strike indicator or bottom bouncing with nymphs have been productive. For those anglers who are float fishing, blue or chartreuse egg sacs, 8mm or 10mm beads, pink worms and marabou jigs are suggested. For those anglers with spinning gear, bottom bouncing with egg sacs or flies has also been productive.

 According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The run has gone un-fished over the past few days due to weather conditions. Currently, the Pulaski area is receiving a good share of its winter snow quota. Tomorrow the snow is forecasted to let up and make way for some very cold temperatures. The water release remains at 1,100cfs through tonight at midnight.

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Oneida Lake report:

High winds over the weekend and heavy snow on Tuesday will likely vary ice formation on the lake a great deal. Cold temperatures are expected to remain with us for a few days and no significant snowfall is expected. As of Thursday, reports are indicating the ice is varying greatly with much of it not safe.  

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The artic cold predicted for the area has arrived along with 1-2 feet of snow.  Reports from Green Point indicate there are 5 inches of ice with little snow as much of it blew clean. By the weekend we may 6 inches of ice in many areas of the pond. As always conditions may vary, so be cautious if you venture out.