Salmon River, Oswego river, Sandy Pond fishing Report
Capt. Troy Creasy
December 24, 2009
Salmon River - Freshwater Fishing Report
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!
Winter is officially here and the low cold water on the Salmon River has really slowed the activity down. Water temps continue to drop and slush is an everyday problem. Looks like a warm up for the weekend but nothing drastic.
With little or no current in most of the big holes, the trout have settled in for their winter naps and occasionally wake up to feed. We land 2 to 5 a trip which really is not that bad. Nothing like last year but still good fishing.
We went from a heavy 750 cfs to a low lean 335 cfs flow. I have to wonder what ever happened to 400 or 500 which are wonderful winter flows.
I am told that the water flows are now being controlled from Glen Falls NY and not from Redfield. I am afraid we will see 285 cfs after the first of the year and that will shut us all down. I do see there is heavy rain in the forecast, so let's keep our fingers crossed!
When they do bite fish are still hitting beads, egg sacs and egg pattern flies. Blue white and pink have been the best colors.
Some anglers are hooking fish on stoneflies too.
I fished 7 of the last 8 days and I just don't see the numbers like we did last year.
1. Last year was an exceptional year, perhaps the best ever. We can't expect that all the time
2. We had a low water fall and many, many fish were removed from the system. I for one would like to see no kill on trout from September 1 to November 1. Let me know what you think about this as I will be at a stakeholders meeting in a few weeks and we will be discussing 2012 regulations.
The Oswego River continues to fish well with a good mix of browns rainbows and steelhead. As the water flows recede look for more fish to drop back from the dam and into the lower pools and harbor.
It is On!
Sandy Pond has 6 good inches of ice and the perch are biting. Be careful wherever you go as early ice can be hazardous.
If you a have question or comment, feel free to e-mail me anytime. Send your mail to Troy @ lakeontariooutdoors.com or you can also log on to our website at www.Lakeontariooutdoors.com for daily fishing reports, river guides, as well as numerous links to great sites and area businesses.
To any of those that did not rebook for the fall of 2010, here is all I have left for next year's river salmon season.
September 13, 14, 15
October 14, 22, 25.
As for Spring 2010 I have: April 5, 6 and April 28 & May 8 & 9.
I do still have plenty of open days from January until late March and plenty of days for the 2010 lake season
If you a have question or comment, feel free to e-mail me anytime. Send your mail to Troy @ lakeontariooutdoors.com You can also log on to our website at www.Lakeontariooutdoors.com for daily fishing reports, events, charters and river guides, as well as numerous links to great sites and area businesses.
Remember to stay safe, be respectful of others and put a few back for another day.
This is Captain Troy Creasy. Merry Christmas
Troy A. Creasy
Lake Ontario Outdoors
High Adventure Sportfishing
1719 County Rt 28
Pulaski, NY 13142
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