Lake Ontario: Steelhead and brown trout were being taken in the tributaries with egg sacs, egg pattern flies and wooly buggers working. The recent cold spell may have put an end to that, however.
Oneida Lake: Hard-water anglers are hitting all the traditional spots now – Big Bay, Lewis Point, Constantia, Godfrey Point and others – with sunfish and bluegills providing the bulk of the action. Not hearing much on the walleye front. You might pick up the occasional burbot, as well.
Oswego River: The area has seen some lake-effect snow and very cold weather, so check the forecast before heading out. Anglers were still getting some nice brown trout and steelhead, and good baits have been pink trout worms, egg sacs, and trout beads. Fishing them under a float or bottom bouncing have both been working, so if not catching them one way try the other.
Salmon River: Lake-effect snow and cold weather may limit fishing. Steelhead were being found in the deeper holes, with good baits being egg sacs, stoneflies, beads and pink trout worms
Irondequoit Bay: We’re hearing ice anglers are on in spots, but not much more at this point. Use caution is you venture out, but the weather report seems favorable.
Braddock Bay: Anglers were reportedly ice fishing in some parts of the bay.
Sodus Bay: Perch and bluegills were being taken on the fishable spots, notably the Leroy Island area.