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Fishing Reports for April 24, 2012

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

With the rain over the last few days, the water level has risen to 9,220cfs as of this morning. Look for sheepshead, rock bass and trout throughout the river and brown trout in the harbor area. The area near the lock in Phoenix is producing perch on minnows.

Lake Ontario report:

Once again the wind has been a factor the last few days on the lake. When conditions are good, the brown trout bite has been very active. Look in 5-15 feet of water early and there has been action a little further out latter in the day. Anglers have also reported some salmon along with the browns. Spoons, stickbaits and flies have been good choices of bait.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Windy conditions on the lake made fishing difficult over the weekend. When Mother Nature cooperates, brown trout and salmon are getting anglers’ attention. Look in 8-10 feet of water early in the day and move out to 20-60 feet once the sun has been up for a while. Spoons are the choice of bait with some nice catches being reporte

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing on the run continues to produce a mixed bag of species. Guests reported hooking up with a few steelhead, domestic rainbows, and brown trout today. It should be interesting to see how the fish react to the change in weather. Currently, the Pineville gauge is reading 530+ cfs due to the rain we got last night. Once these fish acclimate it should produce some great fishing. The water release continues to be 285 cfs through tomorrow night and the water temperature has dropped to 46 degrees.

Oneida Lake report:

The perch and bluegill fishing on Oneida Lake has been good with minnows being the suggested bait. Look for bluegills and crappies in the Big Bay area using minnows and spikes and Toad Harbor is producing a few bullhead.

Sandy Pond report:

The perch bite continues to be good especially on the North Pond. Minnows have been working well. Look for crappies around the docks and boat launches and there are a good number of bullhead being taken.