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Fishing Reports for November 25, 2019

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

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The Lake Ontario tributaries are abundant with steelhead and brown trout right now. Late November presents a unique opportunity to enjoy some world class trout fishing on the Oswego River. Saturday morning’s trout bite was relatively slower than expected on the high wall with flows at 6,000 CFS but some nice fish were landed. The current flow is 5,120 CFS.

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

The river produced some nice trout over the weekend.








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.

Click here for the current water flow.


Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing was varied on Saturday, one client that was fishing the Glide went 4 for 4 but not everyone had the same experience. Those fishing the middle of the run seemed to have better luck. Clients reported having success in the middle part of the run on Sunday. No one area stood out, just a positive experience overall.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The upper and lower end of the river continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. In the upper end of the river anglers have reported having some action in the Lower Fly Zone, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole and Ellis Cove. In the lower end of the river anglers have reported having some action in the Longbridge/Staircase, Black Hole and the DSR. Anglers who were fly fishing had success dead drifting with nymphs and small woolly buggers or indicator fishing with single egg patterns. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing with spinning gear or float fishing, blue, pink and chartreuse egg sacs, trout beads or pink worms have all produced results.

Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

Temperatures are expected to be near 50 degrees for the next two days before dropping into the 30s for Thanksgiving Day. Anglers may take advantage of these conditions casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark for walleye.


Sandy Pond report:

No new report.