Fishing Reports for November 27, 2013

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

Our staff extends our best wishes for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Oswego River report:

The water level has been running between 8,000-11,000cfs for several days. This morning the flow is currently 9,530cfs. Steelhead have been providing the most action but anglers are finding a rainbow or brown trout in the mix from time to time.  The bait remains the same with smack beads, white estaz flies and egg sacs working well. 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.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water level.   

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

Monday we had another good day on the river. We crushed the trout and then found a large pod of perch to play with. The trout were released to fight another day. The perch made for a delicious dinner. Tuesday was constant action during our entire trip.


 Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Yesterday afternoon lake effect snow showers moved through the area and we picked up a few inches of snow. We had very light fishing pressure on the river and the few anglers we spoke with reported getting into some fish. Anglers fishing the upper end of the river reported having a good day with nymphs and egg patters producing steady results. Over the last few days the anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have done well with blue egg sacs and chartreuse or pink beads. Those fly fishing have done well with egg patterns, stoneflies and small wooly buggers.

 Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

With the wind and weather we have been having it has been difficult to fish so there is not much new information to report. When the weather permits anglers should still find a decent night bite for walleye just before and after dark. Casting stickbaits should work well with blue/silver and black/silver good color choices.


 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is not much activity on the pond at this time of year as we wait for cold temperatures and ice.