Fishing Reports for March 27

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


Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water level has dropped the last couple of days. This morning the flow is 7,690cfs.  After another week of cold temperatures and wind, the thermostat is finally going to reach up into the 40s to lower 50s through the next few days. Anglers are somewhat limited to the walkway, the Kiddie Pool and Bridie Pool and behind the hotels. Due to construction in the area, there is no access to the dam. Smack beads, egg sacs and marabou jigs are working well. 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 current water flow.

 According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

Tuesday we definitely had to work a little bit harder to capture them. By the end of the day our totals were presentable though. Wednesday our anglers lasted the whole trip in the brutal cold wind and were rewarded with some beautifully colored steelies. Not a blood-bath day but we were “locked” in every spot.


 Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The water line indicates that flows will be 750cfs through Friday night. Warmer days are on the horizon. Although it was very cold yesterday it did not stop our guest from enjoying some time on the water. He reported that fishing was good, landing nearly a half-dozen and losing a handful of others. It was also noted that pink worms took a few fresh chromers while blue egg sacs and beads brought a mix of dark and bright fish to hand.

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Oneida Lake report:

Although it has been cold and there is plenty of ice on the lake, temperatures are going to warm up significantly over the next few days. There are cracks and gas pockets in the ice so please use caution if you venture out in the next day or two. As we go into the weekend conditions will change and may do so quickly depending on how warm it actually gets. Reports are indicating that the perch bite is picking up across the lake. Big Bay continues to produce some bluegills and other panfish.


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

We still have plenty of ice with 20-24 inches on much of the pond. This should be one of the best weekends of the season for perch. Reports are indicating the bite has definitely picked up over the last few days. Minnows, spikes and grubs are working well. With the depth of ice we have, conditions should be good through the weekend, but as always use caution as you venture out.