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  1. Oswego County Fishing Report for November 13, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report Although the river is still running high it has dropped some over the last few days. This afternoon it is flowing at 14,700cfs. This level still makes it difficult to fish along the river so there is not much to report. Driftboat anglers have been seeing some action with steelhead, rainbows and brown trout. Temperatures will be in the 40s this week with the possibility of some snow 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. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  2. Oswego County Fishing Report This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Report written on November 9, 2017. Oswego River report: The river flow has remained high running between 17,000 and 20,000cfs over the last several days. This morning it is flowing at 19,400cfs. This level makes it difficult to fish along the river so there is not much to report. Along with the high water we have some cold daytime temperatures coming up for the end of the week. Steelhead, rainbows and brown trout will be active this time of year. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  3. Oswego County Fishing Report for November 2, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing report is over for the season. Oswego River report The rain last weekend has caused a definite spike in the water level. It has reached 20,000cfs, dropped to 16,00cfs yesterday but is up to 19,500cfs this afternoon. There is a 40% chance of rain tomorrow with Saturday expected to be dry and the pick day of the weekend. This water level, however, makes fishing difficult in most areas along the river. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  4. Oswego County Fishing Report for October 30, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing report is over for the season. Oswego River report The rain over the weekend has caused a definite spike in the water level. This morning it is flowing at 19,500cfs. This makes fishing difficult in most areas along the river. Driftboats did well on Saturday with a mix of steelhead, brown trout and a few salmon. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  5. Oswego County Fishing Report for October 23, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing report is over for the season. Oswego River report: The water flow fluctuated a bit over the weekend between 14,000 and 700cfs. This morning it is flowing at 1240cfs. Temperatures were well above average over the weekend with a change in the weather pattern moving in overnight with rain and cooler temperatures. Anglers are still finding a few salmon with a number of steelhead moving up through the river. Floating skein, smack beads, egg sacs or throwing stickbaits are working. The area creeks are active with a number of 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. Click here to view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure. Click here for the current water flow. Salmon River report: According to the Douglaston Salmon Run: On Saturday some kings were taken but steelhead were the story. Yesterday most guests reported the fishing to be fair to good with several hookups and a few fish brought to hand. The catch was primarily steelhead with a couple kings and cohos in the mix. This morning the River Patrol reported a few steelhead landed in the upper section plus a king salmon. A “slow push” of fish was noted moving through. The lower section reported a “fair amount” of fish pushing into the run – a mix of steelhead and king salmon. The water flow remains at 335cfs with the water temperature 55 degrees. Click here for the current water flow. Oneida Lake report: The cooler temperatures we had for a few days have turned back to warmer temperatures the last few days. These will hold on through Monday and temperatures will begin to drop through the week. Anglers should find a decent walleye bite at this point. Casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark is a good application at this time of year. Look for perch in about 10-15 feet of water using minnows. Surface activity may indicate smallmouth bass that are feeding on gizzard shad. Sandy Pond report: There is very little activity to report at this time.
  6. Oswego County Fishing Report for October 20, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing is winding down for the season. Oswego River report The water flow has been very low since last Friday when it dropped significantly. This morning it is flowing at 1390cfs. Anglers are finding salmon along with some steelhead. Floating skein, smack beads, egg sacs or throwing stickbaits are working. The area creeks are active with a number of fish. Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. Click here to view the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  7. Oswego County Fishing Report for October 18, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing is winding down for the season. Many anglers turn to the rivers and area tributaries for fishing by this time. Oswego River report The water flow has been very low since last Friday when it dropped significantly. This morning it is flowing at 1920cfs. Anglers are finding salmon along with some steelhead. Floating skein, smack beads, egg sacs or throwing stickbaits are working. The area creeks are active with a number of 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. Click here to view the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  8. Oswego County Fishing Report for October 13, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing is winding down for the season. The same baits are continuing to work well in more shallow water – flies and flashers, spoons, cut bait and j-plugs – for those interested in a last lake trip. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  9. Oswego County Fishing Report for October 10, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing is winding down for the season. The same baits are continuing to work well in more shallow water – flies and flashers, spoons, cut bait and j-plugs – for those interested in a last lake trip. Oswego River report Heavy rain fell for several hours yesterday. As a result, the water flow is up to 3,690cfs this afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s over the next three days with it a bit warmer over the weekend. With these conditions, anglers are finding some good action at the dam and from the wall. Anglers are using stickbaits, smack beads, egg sacs and skein under a float. According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift: My rain dance finally worked with about 2 ½ inches falling yesterday. The bite has definitely picked up over the last day or so. Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, visit our website at www.visitoswegocounty.com and click on the Fishing Report along the top bar on the home page. Salmon River report: According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel: Over the weekend we had nice weather and anglers did well throughout the river. Fish are spread out from top to bottom and anglers in the Upper and Lower Fly Zones have been getting into a mix of kings and cohos with pale colored egg patterns. Black egg sucking leeches with a pink or chartreuse head as well as brown or olive woolly buggers have also been producing steady results. Active areas have been the Ballpark, Town Pool, Longbridge/Staircase and the Black Hole. Anglers have reported that the salmon are spawning in the gravel areas of the mid to upper section of the river. Just a reminder that if you’re in town this week, the hatchery will begin collecting salmon eggs today. According to the Douglaston Salmon Run: This morning the river patrol reported a lot of fish present in the upper and middle sections of the run, moving up. The upper section reported four steelhead and one brown trout brought to hand and the lower section reported six steelhead moving up into the run. The lower section overall continues to be relatively quiet. Water level from the reservoir remains at 335cfs and is currently 630cfs at Pineville with the water stained from runoff. Oneida Lake report: Cooler temperatures are needed to see some good fall walleye fishing. Casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark is a good application at this time of year. Look for perch in about 10-15 feet of water using minnows. Surface activity may indicate smallmouth bass that are feeding on gizzard shad. Sandy Pond report: Weed growth is making conditions difficult which is typical for this time of year. A few anglers are using weedless baits for bass.
  10. Oswego County Fishing Report for October 6, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The lake fishing is winding down as the salmon move into the river. The same baits are continuing to work well in more shallow water – flies and flashers, spoons, cut bait and j-plugs. Oswego River report: Although temperatures were cooler earlier in the week we will again be in the upper 70s for the weekend. We did receive some rain in the area last night with scattered showers tomorrow. The flow remains consistent at 1290cfs this morning. Anglers are finding some action at the dam and from the wall. Stickbaits or using skein under a float are suggested applications along with smack beads and egg sacs. Stickbaits, smack beads and smack skein are working from the wall. According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift: It has been some tough fishing for this time of year with temperatures warmer than usual but we have had some nice catches. Bring on the rain, some wind and colder weather. 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. Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure. Click here for the current water flow. Pulaski Area and Salmon River report: According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle: The lake fishing is winding down as the salmon have moved into the river and tributaries. If you do plan to lake fish this weekend, look in 20-50 feet of water. Glow spoons are working well along with flies and flashers. The river is loaded from the estuary all the way up through Altmar. Egg sacs, floating egg sacs and flies are suggested baits. According to the Douglaston Salmon Run: At 7:45 am the river patrol reported that clients are hooking up and a lot of fish are moving through the upper sections. Good activity and a lot of fish movement in the middle section. The lower section is a bit slow this morning. Still seeing mostly kings with a few coho in the mix and a few trout showing up. It’s been an excellent season so far and there is every indication that the great fishing will continue into the foreseeable future. Water level from the reservoir remains at 335cfs and is currently 419cfs at Pineville. Click here for the current water flow. Oneida Lake report: The temperatures are again on the warm side for this time of year. The next cool down should spark some fall walleye fishing. Walleye have been active in deeper water with worm harnesses and blade baits working well. Smallmouth bass are feeding on gizzard shad so look for surface feeding and yellow perch are taking small minnows. Sandy Pond report: Weed growth is making conditions difficult which is typical for this time of year. A few anglers are using weedless baits for bass.
  11. Oswego County Fishing Report for September 29, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was posted on September 29, 2017. Lake Ontario report: Lake anglers enjoyed some great fishing this week with the warm temperatures. With the change in the weather pattern and more seasonable temperatures, more salmon are moving into the river. After the wind we had yesterday, it is hard to say what the best water depth will be this weekend but there will be plenty of fish. The same baits are continuing to work well – flies and flashers, spoons, cut bait and j-plugs. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  12. Oswego County Fishing Report for September 21, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Written on September 21, 2017. Lake Ontario report: The fishing continues to be very good as the lake season is winding down. However with the very warm temperatures and sunny days this week, these conditions have kept a number of salmon in the lake so the fishing is still very good. There are plenty of salmon, both kings and cohos, in up to 100+ feet of water with the waters off the Oswego River and Nine Mile Point being popular areas. The same baits are continuing to work well – flies and flashers, spoons, cut bait and j-plugs. Click here to view the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  13. Oswego County Fising Report This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Written on September 15, 2017. Lake Ontario report: The fishing continues to be very good as the lake season is winding down. There are still plenty of salmon, both kings and cohos, in up to 100+ feet of water with the waters off the Oswego River and Nine Mile Point being popular areas. The same baits are continuing to work well – flies and flashers, spoons, cut bait and j-plugs. Click here to see the full report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  14. Oswego County Fishing Report for September 7, 2017 September 7, 2017 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: Although the wind is again becoming an issue this afternoon, the fishing has been excellent this week. Salmon, both kings and cohos, are plentiful in 10 to 100+ feet of water with the waters off the Oswego River and Nine Mile Point being popular areas. If you’re looking for temperature, anglers are finding it’s changing all the time with the wind. Flies and flashers are working very well along with spoons, cut bait and j-plugs. The wind is expected to subside as we go into the weekend. To see the rest of this report, click here to visit ILoveNYFishing.com.
  15. Oswego County Fishing Report for September 5 This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters: Two days with our clients and limit catches both days – kings, cohos and a bonus lake trout. Fishing remains incredible with staging salmon scattered from west of Oswego all the way north to Henderson Harbor. It’s just been difficult to get two days in a row with the wind. Oswego River report The water flow has been over 2,000cfs a couple of times since yesterday. This afternoon it is running at 1,760cfs. There was not a lot of salmon activity in the river over the weekend although a few stragglers have been seen. Anglers are finding some smallmouth bass and sheepshead using crayfish. 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. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com!