Fishing Reports for August 18, 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 3,690cfs as of this morning. Walleye can still be found between the railroad bridge and the Rte. 104 bridge. Look for sheepshead and catfish along the river taking crayfish and nightcrawlers and anglers are finding perch near Wright’s Landing.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
The last several days have been so sweet on the big pond. We can stand up without hanging on; we can eat food and enjoy it. No one has been sea sick in five days; all is good on Lake Ontario, even the fishing. We continue to seek out the elusive king salmon and most days now we are successful in finding them. There may not be a lot of them yet, but they are big, and mean. Everyday is up and down and you just have to put your time in.
You will find salmon in 85 feet of water and 600 FOW right now. Pick your battle grounds, watch your speed, keep your items clean as the weeds are bad and be patience. It will only get better.

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 Michigan Stingers in lemon lime and chicken wing patterns providing great results. It is mid August so expect king fishing to really pick 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:
Although the walleye bite has slowed some, jigging in 20-40 ft. of water with jigs tipped with nightcrawlers is taking a few fish. Trolling in 40-45 ft. of water has also been seeing some action. Early or late in the day seems to be the most productive time. Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good throughout the lake.

Sandy Pond report:
Activity on the pond is quiet with the thick weed growth.