Fishing Reports for August 13, 2009

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 flow has dropped to 8,250cfs making most areas along the river accessible. Conditions remain the same as we patiently await the arrival of the first salmon. Anglers continue to find walleye from the railroad bridge to the Rte. 104 bridge. Sheephead and catfish are still active taking crayfish and nightcrawlers. Look for perch near Wright’s Landing and in Phoenix along the river.

Lake Ontario report:
Reports indicate the salmon continue to be spread out. Look for them in 150 ft. of water and deeper.  The weather looks good for the next few days so hopefully they will settle into a pattern. Anglers are reporting some catches but you may have to look for them. Brown trout continue to be taking bait in 80 to 100 ft. of water with spoons working well.

Mexico Bay report:
According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B & B Sportfishing Charters:
Right now fishing for salmon can best be described as fair to fair. Recently the best bite has been in the early evening.  As usual rotating attractors and flies such as the hammer, crinkle green and TG are among the favorite offerings.  Better action can be achieved fishing for those famous Eastern Basin football brown trout with M Stingers in lemon lime and chicken wing patterns providing great results.
It is mid August so expect king fishing to really picking up

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Indications are that the salmon are still spread out. In this area the targeted depth remains 160 to 180 ft. with 110 to 120 ft. of cable down. Most anglers are not coming up empty handed but the bite is not on fire as yet. Brown trout are active in 70 to 80 ft. of water with spoons being good choices of bait. Bass fishing remains slow.

Oneida Lake report:
The walleye bite has reportedly slowed down some. Look in 20 to 40 ft. of water with jigs tipped with worms and blade baits or troll at about a 45 ft. water depth. Small mouth bass action has been good.

Sandy Pond report:
Things have not changed much on the pond. It is fairly quiet due to the thick weed growth. An occasional northern pike or bass is being found by anglers using spinnerbaits and rubber worms