Fishing Reports for August 31, 2015

Fishing Reports for August 31, 2015
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:

After being as low as 700cfs on Saturday, the river is up to 1,570cfs this morning. There is no real salmon activity in the river as yet. Anglers are finding some walleye from the high wall. Bass, sheepshead and catfish can be found along the river with crayfish and nightcrawlers working well.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:
Saturday was a great day on the lake. Once we found them it was non-stop. It was a tough bite in Oswego Sunday but we managed to put together a great catch.

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 along the top bar on the home page. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner For Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

Pulaski Area/Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:
Over the last couple of days we have had warm and sunny conditions. The anglers we have staying at the motel are fishing in the lake on charter boats and have been getting into fish on the days it is calm enough to get out. The LOC Derby is going well and the leaderboard has a mix of kings from 27-30 lbs. The good news is the majority of fish on the leaderboard are from our end of Lake Ontario. We have been fishing and getting into some kings but yesterday we got into our first cohos.

Salmon River:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
I spoke with several anglers on their way off the river on Friday and they all reported seeing salmon. I also spoke with two other anglers who were dragging out three salmon and they reported seeing about 30 salmon in the Josh Hole.

Oneida Lake report:
Conditions have not changed on Oneida Lake. There continues to be a few walleye taken in about 30-40 feet of water. Look for smallmouth bass along the shoals or where there is evidence of schooling bait fish in the deeper water. Tube jigs and stickbaits are working well.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
There is no activity to report on the pond.