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Fishing Reports for March 19, 2020

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

Oswego River report:

The water flow had been running over 10,000 CFS but this morning has dropped to 8,690 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.

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Salmon River report:

The water flow is currently running at 750 CFS at the dam and 1140 CFS at Pineville. Bait anglers have found egg sacs to outproduce other baits. Fly fishing anglers reported stone flies were top producers with glo bugs and wooly bugger type patterns also taking strikes. The majority of fish caught were chrome.

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Oneida Lake report

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:

Activity is rather quiet now on the pond as ice fishing has ended. Just a reminder that walleye and northern pike seasons are closed from March 15 to the first Saturday in May.