Fishing Reports for January 7, 2014

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


Oswego River report:

The water flow has been running between 8,000-12,000cfs with today’s flow 10,100cfs. The weather with the bitter cold and wind has kept the activity quiet on the river the last couple of day. Oswego received no snowfall from the system off the end of the lake so with warmer temperatures coming for the weekend, conditions will be much better.  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:

On Monday we started out in the upper 40’s along with rain showers and very high winds. Throughout the day the temperature was steadily dropping along with scattered lake effect snow. High winds along with lake effect snow and temperatures in the single digits were the story today. The good news is that the weather is expected to improve for the upcoming weekend. 

 According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

The extreme wind and falling temperatures kept fishermen off the river yesterday. Today we had more of the same with significant snowfall. Temperatures are expected to moderate into the 30s over the next two or three days. Flows have dropped considerably and will remain at 258 cfs through midnight tonight.

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 Oneida Lake report:

The cold temperatures this week are definitely working in the ice angler’s favor with 6-8 inches of ice in some areas. The coldest temperatures of the season are expected today. The weekend will moderate with temperatures in the 20s to near 30 degrees making for a great ice fishing weekend. Anglers are finding a decent walleye bite in about 20 feet of water and crappie and blue gills are active in the Big Bay area. As always use caution as you venture out.


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

We have ice, 6-8 inches, with more ice building daily. Very good conditions are predicted for the weekend as the temperatures will warm into the 20s and we will have plenty of ice. Reports are indicating the perch bite has been a bit slow but northern pike are active.