Fishing Reports for August 1, 2014

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:
After running below 3,000cfs for a few days, the recent rain has raised the flow. This morning it is running at 8,330cfs. Sheepshead, catfish and smallmouth bass continue to be active throughout the river. Suggested bait remains the same with crayfish, nightcrawlers and minnows working well. The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.
Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
Conditions have been unsettled the last few days with heavy winds and rain. Fish are scattered making us grind out every bite. Some nice fish, just no numbers. Earlier in the week we captured some beautiful summer browns but a bit tougher after that with only a few kings, some browns and a few steelhead mixed in. We do have the return of the spiny water fleas. Probably the worst I have ever seen them. If anyone is planning on coming up fishing on their own make sure you are prepared for them. Heavy line so they can’t stick to it; 30 pound is getting beat up. Fishing is still slow with not many targets.
Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
Activity on the river is usually quiet this time of year.
Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The weather over the last few days has made for some tough fishing. Winds, rain, and thunderstorms have scattered the fish. We have had no reports of great catches from any of the ports. Anglers have managed to get a few salmon, some brown trout, a couple of lakers and a few steelhead. Until we get a consistent fair weather pattern, the fishing will likely be slow.
Oneida Lake report:
The walleye bite continues to be steady on the lake in about 30 feet of water with stickbaits, bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler and worm harnesses. In the more shallow depths, jigs or worm harnesses pulled through the weeds are working. Anglers are finding bass in shallow water with spinnerbaits.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
With the weed growth, activity on the pond is slow. Anglers are finding an occasional bass or northern pike but overall the pond is quiet this time of year.