Fishing Reports for August 26, 2011

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

Oswego River report:

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

The water flow has been running mostly between 1,000-2,000cfs for several days. Sheephead, smallmouth bass and catfish have been active throughout the river. Crayfish, minnows, worms and leeches are working well. Wright’s Landing near the blue crane is still producing some perch, bluegills and crappies.

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 bridge.

Lake Ontario report:

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

Salmon fishing is good, the fish can be found from 90-150′ of water on the bottom. There has also been a pod of fish from 200-400 FOW. With the varying winds the past week temperatures have been moving around a bit, anywhere from 80-130 feet down. Best colors have been green, chrome and white flashers in different combinations. Fly colors have been grn/glo, hammer, and TG. UV grn Mirage #190 has been HOT!!!!

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Conditions have settled down and anglers are on the lake. Salmon are in 110-130 feet of water down about 110-120 feet below the surface. Activity reportedly is good. Flies, flashers and cut bait are getting the job done. Lake conditions for tomorrow are predicted to be good; Sunday the wind will likely be a factor.

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. Perch, however, have been more active in up to18 feet of water. 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.