Fishing Reports for October 15, 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 has been running between 4,000cfs and about 5,000cfs for the last few days. This afternoon it is just over that mark at 5,090cfs. This is a very fishable level with most areas along the river accessible. Anglers are finding some salmon with steelhead and a few rainbows mixed in. Egg sacs, skein and smack beads are working well. Remember 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 Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

 Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.


Lake Ontario report:

The lake fishing report has ended for the season.


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing conditions remained similar to the past few days as guests once again reported a pick of kings and steelies throughout the run. Fish have caught using a variety of techniques and baits including float fishing with beads, casting egg sacs, and swinging flies. Natural colored beads and egg patterns remain the staple and the always reliable blue egg sac has also been taking its share of steelhead.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Now that the holiday is over the fishing pressure is down from what we saw over the weekend. As of right now we have salmon spawning in the gravel areas of the river which are mostly in the mid to upper section, but there are a few in the lower end as well. Each day a few more steelhead are showing up. Egg patterns, flesh fly and egg sucking leeches are producing results. The majority of the anglers stopping into the shop who reported getting into fish in the Upper/Lower Fly Zone, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Trestle, Pineville, Upper Sportsman and RT2A.

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Oneida Lake report:

Although the night bite for walleye has been slow, temperatures are expected to drop into the 40s for the next several nights so this may spark some activity. Daytime temperatures are forecast to be slightly above normal so open water fishing for perch is still likely with minnows and worms working well. For the downloadable Oneida Lake Association boating safety map click on the link below.

Click here for the Oneida Lake Association Boating Safety Map.  

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond this time of year.