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Fishing Reports for November 4, 2019

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

Oswego River report:

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

Had a great day on the Oz recently as we centerpin float fished with beads and egg sacs for some beautiful trout including a rare fantail rainbow. While we typically hear of one or so per year being caught in Oswego, we know of three that have been landed already this fall. Some quality trout have been reported in the Oswego River last week. Among the nine trout we landed, out of 18 hooked, was a personal best brown trout that weighed 15.2 pounds. Chartreuse beads produced the most bites and marabou jigs enticed a couple browns as well. The river flow having been near 20,000 cfs over the weekend is running at 17,700 cfs this morning. This high flow does make many areas very difficult to fish.

 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:

The flow dropped Saturday night at 8 PM to 1800 cfs at the Salmon River Reservoir dam. Fishing was challenging yet again yesterday and clients stated that the water was a little murky.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

The water level is still high with significant runoff, but the release at the dam has dropped some and at least we’re heading in the right direction. With the recent drop in water level you can expect anglers to be back on the main river as well as some of the smaller local tributaries.

Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

The walleye night bite has definitely picked up with the cooler temperatures.  Casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark is a suggested application for walleye this time of year.


Sandy Pond report:

The pond is quiet this time of year.