The report for the Salmon River is that the high water and prediction of snow is that the Steelhead season is in full swing. High water, although difficult for anglers to fish, is best for fish to move into the river. The fish that are in Lake Ontario are moving into the river and are eating eggs that have been dropped by spawning Kings.
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Although the water is high, there are fish in the DSR. Anglers who are fishing should look to the seams nearest the shore. Additionally, if you are going to fish during high water, the best approach is to scout water that previously laces high. That laces high water should now be knee to thigh high, and there will be fish holding there. Crossing the river will be treacherous, but there are nook and crannies on the North channel. A common saying during high water is that you could be walking past fish as you are walking to your favorite hole.
Fish in town are not in the middle with the super-fast water. Remember a steelhead is a master of being efficient looking to eat eggs. If they are holding in fast water, they will have to swim harder to maintain their position. Also, the eggs that they are looking for will be moving too fast for them to get. They want to sit in areas where it will be easy to get eggs. Look for a water that is moving and will be full of eggs and easy to consume. In the town look for these areas – outside the normal channels.
Fishing from 81 to Altmar is all about location. Unlike Salmon season, the fish are not going to be moving through as fast, so the location is the most important. A steelhead is going to be sitting in different areas and looking for eggs. Look for areas that are friendly for Salmon to lay eggs and behind there you will see steelhead.
The Oak if fishing well, but this coming weekend is going to be super crowded. Lots of anglers that are not fishing high water on the Salmon River will be moving over to the Oak. So fish to angler ratio on the weekend will be more anglers than fish. Just reminded someone that you have to stick and move in Western NY. From Oak to Niagara there larger rivers but also smaller creeks that hold fish. Stop at every creek and culver between and look. You may find some gold.
The Oswego River is running high, so it is difficult to wade; however, you can fish on the wall and fish on the edges on the right. You have to walk down the Factory Cage Match walkway and then stay on the right. Always be vigilant for the alarms because water can go up higher.
The Burt is fishing well for Burt but it is simply crowded.
Good Luck out there and remember to enter the