Fishing Reports for August 26, 2010

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 heavy rain in the last few days had spiked the water level to over 15,000cfs but it is settling down running at 12,000cfs this morning. This will make some areas along the river more difficult to fish. Look for sheephead taking crayfish and catfish responding to nightcrawlers and cut-bait. Bass are biting on minnows and crankbaits.

Good places to try would be behind the hotels and off of flatrock in front of Fort Ontario. There is some perch activity at Wright’s Landing off the blue crane using minnows and worms. There is no salmon activity to report as yet.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

Conditions today and tomorrow will be difficult with winds up to 20 mph and higher gusts from the west/northwest. Earlier this week, reports indicated that the eastern end of the lake is filling up with salmon. Salmon tipping the scales up to 30 pounds have been happening on a daily basis. The persistent change in wind direction has kept things a bit unsettled but look in 70 to 200 feet of water with the largest concentration of fish having been between Oswego and Pulaski. Run flashers and flies in green, white and chrome/Mountain Dew. Top Atomik flies have been the sweetpea, pro-am, hammer & Big Fin Glow.

Mexico Bay report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The salmon activity is increasing all across the eastern end of the lake. Flies and flashers and also spoons are working well. The bass fishing continues to be good in the bay. Anglers reported a few limit catches with some effort. The bait remains the same with worms, crayfish and live bait working well. The brown trout bite has been consistent with spoons being the choice of bait.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The weather and water did bring some fish into the river system. I saw several fish rolling in the estuary this morning. We have a few season pass holders on the run that have reported seeing some small groups of kings moving through. It’s just nice to see that fall is finally upon us. It is still a bit early to see any huge push of fish, but we should see a few more everyday as we head towards Labor Day.

Pulaski Area/Lake Ontario report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The salmon fishing has been a little spotty this week with the temperature changes. Winds coming from the southeast and then the northwest have made for some inconsistent conditions. Anglers are finding pockets of fish and working those areas. Reports are coming in from 70 feet of water down 35 feet and out to 220 feet down 65 feet. A few fish have been seen staging in the estuary – hard to say if they will stay or not but the activity in the eastern end of the lake is picking up.

Oneida Lake report

Walleye fishing on the lake has been good. Both deep and shallow waters around Shackelton Shoals, Dutchman’s Bar and Lewis Point have seen some action. Smallmouth bass have been a bit spotty but drop-shot rigs, tubes and plastic craws have been working in the deeper water. Largemouth bass have been active along the deep weed lines.

Sandy Pond report:

Conditions remain about the same on the pond. This typically is a quiet time but you can still find a few bass and northern pike along the weed lines. The suggested baits remain the same with spinnerbaits, rubber worms, and small crankbaits good choices.

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