Fishing Reports for January 28, 2014

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


Oswego River report:

The water level has been running between 9,000-12,000cfs for the last few days. This afternoon the flow is 11,190cfs.  This water flow makes shore fishing difficult but areas behind the hotels are accessible. With the very cold temperatures and wind chills along with lake effect snow on Monday, conditions have been difficult with not much activity to report. 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 Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Monday was a crazy day of weather and the warmest part of the day was first thing in the morning. We started out near 30 degrees along with high winds and lake effect snow. We picked up several inches of snow before it shifted to the south and then we had sunshine. The temperature continued to drop throughout the day and late in the afternoon a very heavy band of lake effect snow returned.  Lake effect continued this morning before it moved to the north along with very cold temperatures. Conditions are expected to improve as temperatures warm up to near 30 degrees over the weekend. The water flow is currently running at 900cfs.

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Oneida Lake report:

Reports from the weekend indicated a good walleye bite with perch activity being a bit slow. The north shore saw some good action with depths of 20-30 feet being productive. To say the least, the weather conditions were difficult yesterday with strong winds and extremely low wind chills. There was not a lot of activity to report. The weekend, however, shows much improvement with temperatures predicted to reach about 30 degrees.


 Sandy Pond report:

We definitely have the ice but along with it we have very cold temperatures and bitter wind chills. Yesterday and earlier today lake effect snow made for poor conditions so we have little to report. As we go into the end of the week, temperatures will finally make it back up into the 20s and possibly near 30 for the weekend. Conditions should be excellent for fishing.