Fishing Reports for August 23, 2011

This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:

There have been several fluctuations in the water level the last few days with the flows running between 1000cfs and 5000cfs. Activity has not changed with sheephead, smallmouth bass and carp taking crayfish, minnows, worms, and leeches. Anglers are finding rockbass, bluegills, perch and crappies at Wright’s Landing near the blue crane.

Notice: The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the bridge over Oswego Canal’s Lock 7 at Leto Island. No vehicular traffic is allowed over the brid

Lake Ontario report:

The wind was again a factor yesterday with high waves and no fishing. Although we do not have calm seas today it has improved and there are some anglers on the water. They are finding an active bite in 125-140 feet of water. Flies and flashers are getting the job done with green remaining a good color choice.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There was no fishing yesterday with the wind but conditions have settled down some and there are a few anglers out today. Reports are indicating the salmon are deep comparatively running at 120-170 feet down about 120 feet from the surface. At this depth, expect to feed out about 140 feet of cable. The bait remains the same with flies, flashers and cut bait working well.

Salmon River:

The water level is currently running at 185cfs. There is no new activity to report as yet.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing continues to be slow. There has been some action along the weed lines and anglers are reporting some activity in deeper water. Bucktail jigs tipped with night crawlers and stickbaits are working well. Look for smallmouth bass near the shoals and around schools of bait fish. Carp have been active particularly early in the day and later afternoon.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is no change on the pond. Bass anglers that can work through the weeds are finding some nice catches. Perch and panfish are also active. Jigs tipped with worms are working well