Fishing Reports for August 29, 2013

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Fall LOC Derby – August 15 through September 1

Oswego River report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water flow has been up and down but is currently running at 3,570cfs this morning. The activity has not changed much as the warm temperatures are keeping most of the salmon in the lake. There are a few salmon moving into the river but it is very limited action. Smallmouth bass, panfish, catfish, sheephead and carp can be found throughout the river. Suggested baits include minnows, worms, crayfish and stickbaits. Remember the bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:
The lake is producing some very nice size salmon. The current leader in the LOC Derby weighed in at 36.08 pounds. Another three spots in the top 20 salmon division were taken over on Wednesday and a new fourth place weighed in this morning at just over 34 pounds.

According to Capt. Mike Conroy of Proteus Fishing Charters:
The charter fleet had a slamming day on King salmon in Oswego on Tuesday. Large catches of big Kings were the order of the day. Fish were taken in 90 feet of water from the harbor east to Nine Mile on riggers down 75-85 feet and dipseys 170-220 on number two setting. Fish are biting on white echips and paddles and cutbait and flies. Jplugs are starting to get hits also. No big run in the river yet. Stable weather should keep the fun going!

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
There are very good numbers of Kings and Cohos schooling in the Eastern Basin. There are some real brutes this year and we have taken three over 30 pounds already!

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Fishing was simply fantastic down on the run on Wednesday. Everyone returned to the parking lot with smiles, stories, pictures and sore arms! Depending on where they were, guests did tell us the intensity of the run began tailing off in the afternoon with the high sun. They added that there was still enough movement and still more than enough fish already present to keep them more than occupied. Hot flies were copper stone files #8, red/pearl comets #6, and red estaz with krystal flash #8.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The lake fishing continues to be very good. Look in 100 feet or so of water from north of the river to the estuary. Flies and flashers are working well. We had a big run a couple of nights ago with fish making their way from the estuary up through the village of Pulaski. Flies, imitation eggs and real eggs are the bait of choice.

Oneida Lake report:
Warm temperatures and not a lot of wind have made for good fishing this week. There has been some action in 20-30 feet of water. Areas off Shackleton Shoals and Big Bay have been seeing some activity. Bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler are taking walleye and minnows are working well for perch. Look for diving birds, a good sign of gizzard shad and you will likely find some bass. For the new downloadable Oneida Lake Association boating safety map, visit their web site at N

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Conditions on the pond have not changed. It is typically quiet this time of year. Anglers are finding some bass and northern pike activity