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Fishing Reports for August 15, 2008

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.

The following notice has been posted for the Oswego River:

Due to the construction of the NYS Rte. 104 bridge, certain areas of the Oswego River will be restricted to boat traffic. Please watch for signs and buoys.

Oswego River report:

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

The water flow in the river has been running between 6,000-10,000cfs. The activity in the river is still fairly quiet with no salmon reported yet. Anglers are finding bass and carp throughout the river. Perch can be found at Flat Rock off Fort Ontario and at Wright’s Landing. Nightcrawlers and minnows are working well.

Lake Ontario report:

The weather seems to have settled down in this area with pleasant conditions the last couple of days. This is good news as is the arrival of more salmon. Anglers are finding fish in 100-400 ft. of water. Flies and flashers are working well. The brown trout bite continues in shallower depths of 70-90 ft. with spoons being the choice of bait.

Mexico Bay report:

According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B&B Sportfishing Charters:

The early part of this week presented anglers with some pretty decent fishing. After what seemed like an eternity a whole gaggle of big guys moved into the eastern basin waters and chomped down on flashers adorned with A-Tom-Mik flies is various green patterns. Mr. Brown Trout continued to cooperate from Alcan to Nine Mile in the 100 ft. depth range. West winds on Wednesday pushed temperatures deeper as the day progressed. In any event as the roaming chinook population grows, fishing should continue to improve.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The estuary is producing some bass and pike with early morning and later evening being the most opportune times. There is no salmon activity in the river to report at this point.

Reports of salmon fishing are improving on Lake Ontario. Anglers from Port Ontario are mainly working the area from there back toward Oswego. Water depths from 150- 200 ft. are working in some areas with as far out as 400 ft. also producing. The brown trout bite continues to be good in 70-90 ft. of water with spoons working well. Bass fishing has tapered off but perch are still active taking small minnows.

Oneida Lake Report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

Walleye and bass are doing well on Oneida Lake. The deep and shallow water are both producing. Shackelton Shoals, Dutchman’s Bar and Lewis Point have been especially active. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits or live bait like crayfish and nightcrawlers are working.

Sandy Pond Report:

Perch, bluegills and largemouth bass are still active on the pond. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, minnows and worms are working well. Some northern pike can be found near the deep weedlines and you may also find the occasional walleye.