Fishing Reports for January 30, 2014

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


Oswego River report:

The water level has shown a slow decrease over the last few days running at 8,970cfs this morning. With the very cold temperatures and wintery conditions early in the week there is not much to report. It looks like conditions will improve for the weekend with temperatures likely to be near 30 degrees. 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.

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Click here for the current water flow.  


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

With the winter weather we had earlier this week, there has not been much activity to report on the river. The good news is that more seasonable temperatures are returning with highs in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. The water flow will be running at 500cfs though Friday night.

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Oneida Lake report:

Action on the lake has been rather quiet this week. However, as we work our way out of frigid cold wind chills and the thermometer makes its way to near 30 degrees, the activity level will spike this weekend. Although there is some snow in areas of the lake, much of it blew clear. With as much as a foot of ice, we should have excellent conditions.


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

We have had no reports this week due to the lake effect snow and cold temperatures. We do know there is 14 – 16 inches of ice on much of the pond. Conditions are excellent although there is some snow on the ice surface. 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.