Water Level: 16,000 CFS
River Temp: 35 Degrees F
Turbidity: 5.8 FNU
The Oswego River has been on and off over the past couple of weeks. With water temps in the thirties, the trout and walleye fishing can still be good, but your timing has to be right. Most anglers are having to put in a couple hours to get a couple bites this time of year. Ozzy Jigs have been the most popular lure for trout in the upper river, while bucktail jigs and swimbaits have been working best for walleyes in the lower river. In addition to the browns, steelhead, rainbows, and walleye that are most common this time of year, lake trout and king salmon are still being caught every once in a while. The king salmon featured in the cover photo of this post was caught on a pink Ozzy Jig under a float only 3 days ago in the upper river. I caught this fish myself, no lie!
The Oswego River bumped up to 16,000 CFS today as a result of the rain and melt yesterday. Hopefully the colder weather coming our way will allow everything to freeze up, giving the Oswego River a chance to drop below 10,000 CFS again.
For anglers in the area who need bait this winter, we are stocked with fatheads, spikes, wax worms, night crawlers, and egg sacs.