Fishing Reports for January 3, 2012

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 up and down some this week. This morning it is just under 11,000cfs. It was a very cold morning with temperatures near 0 degrees. We are expected to reach the mid 20s this afternoon with a stretch of warmer temperatures as we head into next week. Steelhead, browns and rainbows are active throughout the river. Fishing behind the hotels is suggested as some areas are not accessible. Beads and egg sacs are suggested bait.  

 Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.

Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing was quite productive on New Year’s Day. The handful of guests we had all got into a reasonable number of fresh chromers. Our fly fishing guests landed steelies on peach and crème colored glo-bugs #12-14. Our spin fishing guests found 10 & 8mm beads to be productive in honey, softy, and retro-roe colors. Although we had the coldest temperatures all season last night  temperatures are expected to warm up to daytime highs of 30 degrees through the weekend. The water release will now remain at 750cfs until Saturday night according to the waterline.

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Oneida Lake report:

Although we have had some very cold temperatures in the last couple of days, we do not have any reports of safe ice at this time on the lake. We will update this report as new information is received.

 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Ice is beginning to build on Sandy Pond. There were some issues with anglers on early ice the beginning of the week but with the very cold temperatures the last day or so, we are reaching a depth of about 4 inches on some of the pond. By Saturday look for 4-6 inches in these areas but as always there will be some areas to be cautious of. Be sure to check the ice as you venture out. Suggested baits are spikes and wax worms for panfish, fathead minnows for perch and shiners for pike.