Fishing Reports for November 14, 2013

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 had dropped to 3,860cfs this morning but quickly is back up just over 5,000cfs this afternoon. Fishing continues to be on fire along the river with steelhead, rainbows and browns. Places such as the wall, the outer platform near the dam and the Lock 7 side of the river (you must cross from the west side to this area when the water level permits) are seeing a good deal of action. Smack beads have been working very well along with pink, chartreuse and white egg sacs. Also working are white estaz flies and occasionally a pink worm has been getting their attention. Just remember that steelhead or rainbows must be 21 inches long and there is a one per day limit. 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, click on the link below for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

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 According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

“My back is so sore from netting way too many fish.” Clients of mine for 16 years have had the best two days ever for steelhead. Another reeled in a beautiful spawned out hen brown trout weighing over 15 pounds. Easy double digit days!

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chaisin’ Tail Adventures:

After the deep freeze on Tuesday night the creeks were low and cold but we found some nice brown trout that wanted to play.


 Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing started out a little slower Wednesday morning, likely due to the cold temperatures overnight. However, once the sun got on the water, the action picked up. Our guests coming off the water in the afternoon all shared smiles and good reports. Clown eggs and orange glo-bugs #10-12 continue to produce a lot of strikes. Swinging intruders, leeches and other such patterns #6-8 were also effective again today. Of course natural colored beads like orange crush, rutt-roe, and cheese doodle #8-10mm all took fish including some good brown trout. Fish were also caught on egg sacs and spinners.

 According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The recent high water brought fresh fish into the river and spread them out from top to bottom. The water flow has dropped to 500cfs, however, making for better fishing conditions. With the drop in water level the fish in the upper end of the river have been holding in and around the deep holes. In the lower end, fresh fish continue to enter the river on a daily basis and anglers have been doing well in the transition water. Those bottom bouncing or float fishing have done well with egg sacs and beads. The anglers who are fly fishing have done well with egg patterns, flesh fly and egg sucking leeches.

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Oneida Lake report:

The night bite for walleye continues to improve with the colder temperatures we are experiencing. Blue/silver and black/silver are good color choices for casting stickbaits. Perch are still active in 10-20 feet of water taking minnows and worms when weather conditions are good for lake fishing.


Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond this time of year until the cold weather sets in and we get some ice.