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Fishing Reports for November 15, 2019

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

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

Float fishing with beads is a great way to catch steelhead and brown trout in the Oswego River this time of year. Plenty of eggs in the river right now as kings and browns are spawning. Marabou jigs are starting to produce some trout also, but eggs are also a hot ticket until the kings and browns are finished spawning. Besides fishing the upper half of the river (Utica Bridge to the Varick Dam) for trout and salmon right now, the lower half of the river (Utica Bridge to the mouth) is underutilized for how many fish can hold there. Downstream of the Rte. 104 bridge on both sides of the river can be very good fishing when the water is high for trout from now through the spring. In addition to using egg sacs or beads, anglers do well with stickbaits, lipless cranks, swimbaits, and hair jigs in the lower section of the river. The flow is currently 9,970 cfs.

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.  Photo courtesy of Chasin’ Tail Adventures.

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:

Yesterday was a similar day to what we saw Wednesday, rather quiet with reports of one’s and two’s.  The increased flows and cold temperatures are certainly giving anglers a run for their money proving to be rather difficult to keep them on the line.  No section of the property indicated better results than others, the fish seem to be pretty evenly spread out.  Pocket water was the ticket for success for most yesterday.  Beads and egg sacs proved successful and a variety of colors were reported. Water flows dropped to 350 cfs at the dam and 506 cfs at Pineville.    Photo courtesy of High Adventure Sportfishing.

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Oneida Lake report:

With the cold temperatures and often windy conditions there have not been many anglers shore fishing. A few are still finding a night bite casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark.


Sandy Pond report:

No new report.