Fishing Reports for August 24, 2012

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

2012 Fall LOC Derby – August 17 to September 3

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

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

The water level has been running between 800-2000cfs. This morning it is flowing just at 1,540cfs. The same species are active – smallmouth bass, sheepshead, catfish and carp. Live bait such as soft-shell crabs, minnows, worms, leeches and crayfish are working well.

Lake Ontario report:

The salmon fishing on the lake has been EXCELLENT this week as they begin to stage off the Oswego River. Look from just west of the harbor over to Nine Mile Point in 100 to 180 feet of water. Fly/flasher combinations, spoons, divers and copper are working well. The upcoming weekend is expected to be an anglers delight with nice weather, calm waters and plenty of fish.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The lake fishing has been very, very good with large numbers of salmon in the bay. Anglers are finding nice size salmon with some fish being weighed in at 30+ pounds. The targeted water depth is 80-140 feet. Flies and flashers have been the popular choice of bait. Look for some brown trout activity and the bass bite is still very good in Mexico with soft shell crabs being the choice of bait.

Salmon River:

The water release for Labor Day weekend has been cancelled due to the lack of rain. The flow will remain at 185cfs for the next couple of weeks until it can be evaluated.

Oneida Lake report:

Conditions on Oneida Lake have remained about the same. The walleye bite has been slow as usually happens this time of year due to the low oxygen level in the water. Places to target would be the deeper water and the weed beds. Smallmouth bass have been following shad so look for bird activity on the lake and you will likely find some fish.

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.