Fishing Reports for August 2, 2012

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:

The water level has been very low the last couple of days running at 496cfs this morning. Anglers are finding some activity with smallmouth bass, sheepshead, catfish and carp. Live bait such as minnows, worms and crayfish are working well.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:

The solid fishing is back on the lake in Oswego. Kings, steelhead, brown trout and lake trout with even some cohos are active. Flies, spoons and cut bait are doing the trick down 60-120 feet in 80-550 feet of water.

According to Capt. Tom Burke of Cold Steel Fishing Charters:

We will be catching a nice mix for another couple of weeks. Then the focus will shift to salmon only as large groups of adult salmon start to stage in the east end as they ready for spawning runs up the Oswego, Salmon and other east end rivers.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing has been good the last few days. Brown trout are active in about 80 feet of water toward the Catfish area. There is a lake trout bite in 100 feet of water north of Port Ontario. Salmon have been a bit scattered but this often happens in the few weeks before they begin staging off the rivers. Fly/flasher combinations, spoons especially the moon shine spoon and cut bait are working well. The bass bite is still happening off Mexico Point with soft shell crabs and minnows in 16-30 feet of water.

Oneida Lake report:

Reports are indicating the fishing has been decent on Oneida Lake. Look for bass and a few walleye. Areas such as Cleveland, Lewis Point and Frenchmen’s Island have been producing some fish. Bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler, worms and minnows are working well.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The pond is very heavily weeded and there is not much action taking place.