Sign up now to receive weekly fishing reports by email – Oswego County Tourism expands online reporting service | Recreational sports

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Tourist Board has launched a new online service allowing anglers and others to receive weekly fishing reports directly to their email. Those interested in receiving these reports can register on the county’s tourism website at visitoswegocounty.com.

“This new service is an exciting option for anglers, both visitors and residents,” said Oswego County Director of Strategic Initiatives David Turner. “Our tourist office invests every week in compiling relevant information. We source our supplies from dozens of local guides, captains, tackle shops and other sources. The new e-mail service will help make this information more readily available to anglers. »

The reports are a help for anglers all year round. They provide valuable seasonal information on the many varieties of fish found in local waters, including popular species such as salmon, trout, rainbow trout and walleye. The reports are also used to highlight year-round angling opportunities like ice fishing, charter lake fishing, fall salmon runs and more.

“With more consistent cold temperatures and lower water levels, the winter season for rainbow trout continues right now,” Turner added. “It’s just a matter of finding the right bait and having a little patience. While we can’t help you with the latter, our fishing reports are full of tips and tricks to help improve your fishing experience.

Weekly fishing reports usually contain information on local weather, river flows, hot baits and a bite report. The Salmon River, Oswego River, Sandy Pond, Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario are all included in the report, depending on the season. Relevant safety information is also included, such as mandatory areas for personal flotation devices on the Oswego River.

Reports will continue to be available by phone through the tourist office’s “Fish & Fun Line” at 1-800-248-4FUN (4386). In 2021, the hotline received 5,583 calls, averaging more than 460 per month, with most calls occurring in September and October during the fall salmon run.

Overall, the tourism industry in Oswego County generated $19.3 million in state and local taxes in 2019. This includes sales, occupancy, and property taxes and translates into a savings tax of $527 per household.

In 2017, Oswego County saw a total economic impact of nearly $193 million from anglers, which helped support over 900 jobs. In the same year, the economic impact of fishing in the Salmon River corridor alone was $73 million.

Those interested in receiving weekly fishing reports can go to visitoswegocounty.com and click on “Fishing Reports” at the top of the page. Scroll down to subscribe and enter contact information.

For more information on visitors to Oswego County, go to www.visitoswegocounty.com or call the Oswego County Visitor Center at 1-800-248-4FUN (4386).

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