Fishing Reports for August 21, 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 been low for about three days running under 2,000cfs.  There is no salmon activity reported as yet. 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:
The fishing on the big pond remains about the same. We have had some threatening weather this week but overall the lake conditions have been good. The salmon remain scattered but when you find them they offer a good fight. Look in 85 ft. of water on out. As Capt. Troy Creasy says, “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:
The fishing in the bay has remained about the same. The salmon bite is fair with the best time reportedly in the early evening. As usual rotating attractors and flies such as the hammer, crinkle green and TG are among the favorite offerings.  Michigan Stingers in lemon lime and chicken wing patterns are working well with the brown trout bite.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The weather has been hot and humid and there is no action to report for the river as yet.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The salmon fishing continues to be spotty in the area with most anglers finding some but they are scattered. A good depth to look reportedly is in about 100 ft. of water. Some seem to be following temperature but many are not. There is a good brown trout bite being reported in about 100 ft. of water off Catfish and an occasional salmon is being taken there too. This is being done on a spoon application.

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.