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Fishing Reports for April 30, 2010


This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
The following notice has been posted for Lake Ontario waters:
Remember the area around the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility is off limits to boating. The restricted area stretches 1,000 yards offshore and extends from the Alcan plant to the Sunset Bay area along Lake Ontario, east of the city of Oswego.
Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:
Oswego River report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water level is running at 2,790cfs. The river is producing a variety of species. Anglers are finding brown trout, steelhead, rainbows and some Atlantic salmon. Suggested baits are stickbaits, worms, minnows, egg sacs, woolly buggers, pink worms and nightcrawlers. Walleye season opens at midnight tonight and you will find them throughout the river with the area near the railroad bridge especially good. Nightcrawlers, leeches, Flat Rap stickbaits, Smithwicks, Rapalas and Challenger stickbaits working well. Sheephead are beginning to show up in the river with crayfish the choice of bait. Ox Creek is still producing big bluegills, bullhead and crappies. Northern pike season opens at midnight so look for them at Three-Mile Creek taking shiners, big spoons, stickbaits and big spinners. Look for bluegills here too.
Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
Now that the wind has calmed down, the lakeshore fishing can begin again. Boaters trolling along the shore in 10 to 20 feet of water, primarily at the mouths of the tributaries should find some brown trout activity. Stickbaits and small spoons in black and silver are working the best. Troll slowly and concentrate your efforts in and around the warmest water. The Oswego Harbor is producing some nice catches of brown trout as well as a few nice Atlantic salmon. I know of several weighing in between 10 and 12 pounds. What a nice bonus to find when you are really only looking for 3 to 5 pound trout.
Mexico Bay report:
Conditions are settling down for the weekend after a very windy few days. Earlier in the week, browns were cooperating in the near shore stream flows. The early bite seemed to be the most productive. Anglers were also finding a few Cohoes around the Oswego Harbor area and that is definitely a good sign.
Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The fishing pressure was light yesterday with the cooler temperatures and the wind. The most active area again was in the lower end of the river between RT2A and the DSR. The water level remains low at 285cfs so look in the heads of the deeper pools. Temperatures are supposed to warm up for the weekend and there are still plenty of dropbacks in the river.
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
This will be our last report of the season. We hope all of you have a very nice summer and we can not wait to see you in the fall. There are still a lot of fish dropping back throughout the river. Even the hatchery has about three tanks with fish that have not left yet. The fishing has been a bit slower the past two days. Some of this is due to the cold front and sunny blue skies, mixed with low clear water.
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
As predicted, the winds have settled down and waves are expected to be no more than two feet for the weekend. The brown trout bite has been spotty. You may want to look a little deeper in 20-40 feet of water. A suggested application is fishing off downriggers about 10-12 feet down from the surface.
Oneida Lake report:
All eyes are on the walleyes for the weekend. For the opening of the season on Saturday, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 70s with winds out of the south/southwest. Saturday will be the drier day with a 30% chance of showers which increases to 60% on Sunday. Look for walleyes in 5-20 ft. of water with jigs tipped with worms or minnows. Crappies are active in the Toad Harbor area taking small minnows. Panfish are active in the bays and marinas and bullhead are taking worms and leeches in the Big Bay area.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The walleye and northern pike seasons open tomorrow, May 1. Weed growth is a little behind this year in the pond, so we are expecting some good fishing. Spinner baits with worms and stickbaits trolled slowly off planer boards or far off the end of the boat should work well for walleye. Big shiners, big spinner baits and stickbaits are suggested for the northerns. Perch are taking minnows, bluegills are responding to small jigs tipped with minnows under a bobber and crappies are taking flathead minnows.

Fishing Reports for April 30, 2010This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
The following notice has been posted for Lake Ontario waters:Remember the area around the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility is off limits to boating. The restricted area stretches 1,000 yards offshore and extends from the Alcan plant to the Sunset Bay area along Lake Ontario, east of the city of Oswego.
Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:Oswego River report:According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:The water level is running at 2,790cfs. The river is producing a variety of species. Anglers are finding brown trout, steelhead, rainbows and some Atlantic salmon. Suggested baits are stickbaits, worms, minnows, egg sacs, woolly buggers, pink worms and nightcrawlers. Walleye season opens at midnight tonight and you will find them throughout the river with the area near the railroad bridge especially good. Nightcrawlers, leeches, Flat Rap stickbaits, Smithwicks, Rapalas and Challenger stickbaits working well. Sheephead are beginning to show up in the river with crayfish the choice of bait. Ox Creek is still producing big bluegills, bullhead and crappies. Northern pike season opens at midnight so look for them at Three-Mile Creek taking shiners, big spoons, stickbaits and big spinners. Look for bluegills here too.
Lake Ontario report:According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:Now that the wind has calmed down, the lakeshore fishing can begin again. Boaters trolling along the shore in 10 to 20 feet of water, primarily at the mouths of the tributaries should find some brown trout activity. Stickbaits and small spoons in black and silver are working the best. Troll slowly and concentrate your efforts in and around the warmest water. The Oswego Harbor is producing some nice catches of brown trout as well as a few nice Atlantic salmon. I know of several weighing in between 10 and 12 pounds. What a nice bonus to find when you are really only looking for 3 to 5 pound trout.
Mexico Bay report:Conditions are settling down for the weekend after a very windy few days. Earlier in the week, browns were cooperating in the near shore stream flows. The early bite seemed to be the most productive. Anglers were also finding a few Cohoes around the Oswego Harbor area and that is definitely a good sign.
Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:The fishing pressure was light yesterday with the cooler temperatures and the wind. The most active area again was in the lower end of the river between RT2A and the DSR. The water level remains low at 285cfs so look in the heads of the deeper pools. Temperatures are supposed to warm up for the weekend and there are still plenty of dropbacks in the river.
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:This will be our last report of the season. We hope all of you have a very nice summer and we can not wait to see you in the fall. There are still a lot of fish dropping back throughout the river. Even the hatchery has about three tanks with fish that have not left yet. The fishing has been a bit slower the past two days. Some of this is due to the cold front and sunny blue skies, mixed with low clear water.
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:As predicted, the winds have settled down and waves are expected to be no more than two feet for the weekend. The brown trout bite has been spotty. You may want to look a little deeper in 20-40 feet of water. A suggested application is fishing off downriggers about 10-12 feet down from the surface.
Oneida Lake report:All eyes are on the walleyes for the weekend. For the opening of the season on Saturday, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 70s with winds out of the south/southwest. Saturday will be the drier day with a 30% chance of showers which increases to 60% on Sunday. Look for walleyes in 5-20 ft. of water with jigs tipped with worms or minnows. Crappies are active in the Toad Harbor area taking small minnows. Panfish are active in the bays and marinas and bullhead are taking worms and leeches in the Big Bay area.
Sandy Pond report:According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:The walleye and northern pike seasons open tomorrow, May 1. Weed growth is a little behind this year in the pond, so we are expecting some good fishing. Spinner baits with worms and stickbaits trolled slowly off planer boards or far off the end of the boat should work well for walleye. Big shiners, big spinner baits and stickbaits are suggested for the northerns. Perch are taking minnows, bluegills are responding to small jigs tipped with minnows under a bobber and crappies are taking flathead minnows.

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