Fishing Reports for October 8, 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:

With some rain yesterday and a distinct drop in temperature, another nice run of salmon along with some brown trout and steelhead worked up through the river last night. Also helping to move fish along was a significant increase in water level with the river running at 7,500cfs this morning. Rubber eggs, egg sacs, skein, estaz flies and hot-n-tots 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 link below for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.     

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

We are finding that another good run of fish hit the river overnight. Good action this morning making it hard to keep the rod in the water with some nice size fish coming to the net.

Click here for Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for current water flow.

Lake Ontario report:

The lake fishing season is winding down with not a lot of reports coming in.


Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

On Sunday, the rain stopped but it started pouring giant salmon with another major push through the river. On Monday my clients from South Africa experienced our world class fishing. Each had their limit by 11 a.m. and could not believe the strength of the fish they were reeling in.

 According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:

For the second day in a row fishing was unbelievable down on the run. Guests had to persevere through some heavy rain and winds but they were all happy to note that it was well worth it. Some trout have been mixed in but the majority of the catch remains big Kings. Flesh flies have begun to take some fish and jelly stone nymphs have also been consistent in purple, root beer, and black.

 According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

With the rain and wind yesterday, leaves were a factor and we did have some runoff. As of right now we have fish in the river from top to bottom but over the last few days fresh fish have been entering the river. With the steady movement of fresh fish, the lower end has had plenty of action and anglers had a good day in the upper section of the river including Upper Sportsman, Ellis Cove, Frazier’s Run and the Upper/Lower Fly Zone. Egg patterns, leeches and woolly buggers produced steady results.

Click here for current water flow.  


Oneida Lake report:

Conditions have not changed much on the lake. Anglers are finding some perch activity in 12-18 feet of water with minnows and worms working well. There has been a little activity with anglers night casting for walleye but nothing too exciting as yet. Expect things to pick up when the weather gets cooler. 

 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.