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Fishing Reports for March 16, 2020

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

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The water flow has been running fairly consistently between 13,000 and 14,000 CFS for several days. This morning it has dropped to 12,000 CFS. Anglers are finding a good fresh chrome steelhead bite in the upper river lately. Egg sacs and beads have been producing best results as some early spawners are starting to drop eggs. Marabou jigs, pink worms, night crawlers, and Gulp minnows have caught fish recently as well. More browns and walleyes have been reported in the lower river.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information,view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely brochure below. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner for Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.


Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

After a brief intermission due to high water, we are back in action!  A handful of anglers joined us yesterday, trickling onto the run throughout the day.  The water flow dropped a couple of times over the weekend and is running at 750 CFS this morning.  Water drops always prove to be a difficult hurdle for most, but a couple of our anglers prevailed yesterday each bringing a fish to hand.  The fish caught were in their spawning stages.  We should expect to see a pickup in activity as the water begins to settle.

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Oneida Lake report

Ice fishing has ended for the season.  Anglers are now looking toward the spring open water fishing. Just a reminder that walleye season is closed from March 15 to the first Saturday in May.


Sandy Pond report:

According to Greene Point Marina:

With the warmer temperatures the ice fishing season on the pond has come to a close. Just a reminder that walleye and northern pike seasons are closed from March 15 to the first Saturday in May.