Fishing Reports for August 29, 2014

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

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The river has been up as high as 12,000cfs over the past week but this morning it is flowing at 1,550cfs. Areas all along the river are accessible including the dam. There are no salmon reported in the river at this time. Hopefully in the next week or so we will see the first run.

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:
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
The salmon fishing remains so so. Not a ton of kings around but some nice quality. Atommik trolling flies are doing the trick and Uv big fin glows are hot. This week we have been fishing out as deep as 600 feet and in as shallow as 70 feet. Still looking for the mother load to show. We had some rough water yesterday so we will have to see how the action is as conditions calm down. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!

Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The water level did come down to 750cfs and is posted to stay this level through Tuesday September 2nd. The few anglers we spoke with who fished the lower end of the river reported that they did not see any fish.

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Things have remained pretty quiet down on the Run. The higher flows have made fishing difficult but a few anglers have tried their luck each morning, all with high hopes of catching the first salmon of the season. The weather report looks good for the next few days and we will enjoy more mild temperatures with limited rain in the forecast.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Due to the wind, anglers were not on the lake yesterday. Earlier in the week, there was some good salmon activity in 70-90 feet of water off the Salmon River and north of the river. Flies/flashers, magnum spoons and cutbait were working well. With activity in this area it may not be long before we see the first good run in the river.

Oneida Lake report:
Conditions on the lake are about the same. Some walleye are still being taken in about 30 feet of water. Suggested applications are stickbaits, blade baits and bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawlers. Areas around the shoals and the shallow waters along the shoreline are producing some bass.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
There is very little activity on the pond this time of year.