Fishing Reports for August 13, 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 continues to be up and down running mainly between 1,000-2,000cfs. Status quo continues in the river. Sheephead are hitting crayfish and catfish are hitting nightcrawlers and cut-bait. Bass are biting on minnows and crankbaits.
Lake Ontario report:The salmon fishing is slowly improving as anglers are reporting more being caught. Most reports indicate that 110-200 feet of water is a good targeted area but deeper water is also producing a few. Spoons continue to be the choice of bait with Dream Weaver and Michigan Stingers working well along with green and white e-chips, smack flies, spin drs., smart fish and Atomik flies in Big Fin Glow, Sweetpea and Glow Hammer. Brown trout continue to be active with spoons in green and yellow working well.    Mexico Bay report:According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle: The bass bite has picked up in the bay. Anglers are finding worms, crayfish and live bait working well. The brown trout bite has been decent this week although a bit slower than in previous weeks. Spoons are good choices of bait.
Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:Salmon River report:There has been some action reported in the upper fly zone of the river. Some brown trout and a few Atlantic salmon have been taken.
Pulaski Area/Lake Ontario report: According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle: Conditions have not changed a lot since earlier in the week. Anglers are reporting a few catches of kings with a little more activity but nothing significant as yet. Spoons are working especially well along with flies and flashers. Brown trout are taking spoons off down riggers and Dipsey divers in about 90 to 130 feet of water.
Oneida Lake report:Due to the warm temperatures this summer, the water is warmer and the weeds more plentiful than in a typical year. Walleye continue to be active but you will need to be looking in the deeper water. Smallmouth bass can be found along the structures and largemouth along the weedlines. Anglers “following the birds” are also getting some fish. When birds are found diving on schools of baitfish, the smallmouth bass are actively feeding underneath them.
Sandy Pond report:Conditions remain about the same on the pond. This typically is a quiet time but you can still find a few bass and northern pike along the weed lines. The suggested baits remain the same with spinnerbaits, rubber worms, and small crankbaits good choices.