Fishing Reports for March 20, 2017

Fishing Reports for March 20, 2017

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

Oswego River report

After all the snow this week we had some nice weather for the weekend. The water level spiked Friday evening to 13,000cfs but has settled back to 10,300cfs this morning.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

Nice weather this weekend and some good action. Some really nice size brown trout coming to the net. All released to fight another day.

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 Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

Click here to view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.


Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

We had beautiful weather over the weekend and the water level dropped to 750cfs. Anglers who started very early were rewarded with a few brown trout and domestic rainbows mostly on egg sacs in the upper and upper to middle sections of the run. Once the sun came up the bite shut down in that section of the run. The lower end did produce steadily all day. Blue or chartreuse egg sacs under a bobber were most successful.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

The recent drop in water level and decent weather conditions helped to get a few more anglers out on the water. With the water dropping the fish will be adjusting to the new flow and should be holding along the inside seams and softer water along the edges of the deeper holes and runs. For those anglers who are fly fishing, egg patterns and nymphs under a strike indicator have produced the best results. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, egg sacs and beads have been most productive.

Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake and Sandy Pond report:

We have had very little to report from these waters. Although we had cold temperatures last week, we also had heavy snow and high winds. Temperatures are expected to be near 40 for much of this week.