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Best Fishing in Oswego County


No matter what type of fishing you like and regardless of your level of expertise, you are sure to find the fishing adventure for you in Oswego County.

46 E Bridge St.
Oswego, New York 13126
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No matter what type of fishing you like and regardless of your level of expertise, you are sure to find the fishing adventure for you in Oswego County, home to world and state records for salmon and trout. Anglers come from all over the country and the world to fish from Oswego County’s Lake Ontario and in the world-renowned Salmon River, while babbling streams, sparkling lakes and alluring ponds attracts its own brand of fishermen.


What makes this area especially unique is the diversity of ways in which the sport can be enjoyed by anglers of all ages and abilities. You can climb aboard a charter boat and troll Lake Ontario or settle in a drift boat on the Salmon River – both with experienced captains and both known for landing that trophy fish. In fact, the Salmon River is regarded as one of the premier fly-fishing destinations in the world, and the towns of Pulaski and Oswego are only minutes away !

Or, you can try your hand at the more “citified” style of fishing known as urban fishing, casting your pole from charming river walks in cities like Oswego or dropping your line off the historic bridge in downtown Pulaski.

Whether it is serious fishing with the guys or family fishing with the kids, Oswego County won’t disappoint any time of year. From the spawning action of the spring to the salmon runs in the fall to ice fishing in the winter months, Oswego County fishing is alive all year round.

Round out your fishing getaway with a stay in a beautiful B&B or a contemporary hotel, whichever suits your taste and gets you ready for your next adventure. And as this county is on the Seaway Trail, it is close to many exciting attractions and sights like the cultural importance of Fort Ontario, the thrilling racing actions Oswego Speedway or the natural beauty of the Salmon River Falls.

Find even more information at the Oswego County website, which offers a complete listing of the various places to fish within Oswego County along with a downloadable hunting and fishing guide, charters and river guides, public boat launches, tournaments more!


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Salmon River Fish Hatchery
Thousand Islands
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​Built in 1980, this hatchery produces more than 2 million fingerlings and close to 1 million yearlings each year and offers self-guided tours.
Southwick Beach State Park
Thousand Islands
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Just 8 miles south of Henderson Harbor, Southwick Beach State Park on Great Lake Ontario is known for its inviting, warm sandy beach.
Selkirk Shores State Park
Thousand Islands
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Selkirk Shores State Park is a 990-acre state park located on the eastern shore of beautiful Lake Ontario.
Sterling Nature Center
Thousand Islands
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Sterling Nature Center is a 1,428-acre nature center with 10 miles of hiking trails and 2 miles of Lake Ontario shore to explore.

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Thousand Islands