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Oswego River Fishing

 

 

The Oswego River is formed by the joining of the Seneca and Oneida Rivers and flows northwest for 22 miles before emptying into Lake Ontario. Despite its short length, this is a large river that has several points over 600 feet wide. The Oswego River is part of the New York State Barge Canal System and has several sections and pools with depths over 15 feet. The lower reach of the river, below the dams in Oswego, has a good run of steelhead in the spring. The run is strongest in March and early April, but an early thaw and a good amount of rain can bring them into the river as early as February. The lower Oswego River is one of the few tributaries of Lake Ontario where salmon are consistently taken on plugs, egg sacs and spoons. The reason for this is the depth of the water in the lower river as it can reach 30 feet and is fast moving. Smallmouth bass fishing can be good in the fast waters below the dams and lock spillway and the deeper holes of the river. Walleye make their way into the Oswego River from Oswego Harbor and Oneida Lake. By drifting worms or minnows or bouncing jigs along the bottom you can take walleye throughout most of the river. The Oswego River also features some nice largemouth bass and northern pike fishing around weedbeds associated with drop-offs found throughout the river.

 

 

 

Oswego River Map

 

 

 

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