- Wear a personal flotation device, traction devices like Korkers; and polarized sunglasses to cut through the glare so you can see where you're walking.
- If the current feels like it's too strong, it probably is so back off.
- Pay attention to your surroundings. Check out the volume pouring over the dam. If at any time the flow seems to be increasing, the rapids appear to be growing louder and the water feels likes it's creeping higher up your legs, get to shore immediately.
- If you're casting from the old riverbed into the powerhouse pool in the city of Oswego, count the number of hydraulics (each operating turbine generates turbulence below it) at the foot of the building. If you hear a warning alarm, or even if you don't, but hear (they're rather loud) or see one or more new hydraulics bubbling up below the plant, get to shore as fast as you can.
The Oswego River: Year-Round Fishing at Its Finest
May 26, 2011 by I Love New York Staff