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Fishing Reports for August 6, 2010

Fishing Reports for August 6, 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:
The water level has remained near 2,000cfs with an occasional spike to about 3,500cfs. Sheephead are taking crayfish and catfish are hitting nightcrawlers throughout the river. Bass are active throughout the river and in front of the fort at flatrock taking minnows and crankbaits.
Lake Ontario report:
The brown trout bite has continued to be the main action this week. However, a few more salmon have been reported. There is some speculation that the salmon bite will be better after this northwest wind calms down over the weekend. Dream Weaver and Michigan Stinger spoons have been working well especially in green and or yellow. Salmon are taking the same spoons along with green and white e-chips, and Atomik flies in Big Fin Glow, Sweetpea and Glow Hammer.
Mexico Bay report:
The brown trout bite continues to be very good all along this end of the lake with spoons working well. The bay is providing some decent bass fishing also. Fish small jigs tipped with Mister Twister grubs. Slowly bounce the jigs off rocky bottoms and work the shoals and drop-offs. Crabs and worms are also a good bet.
Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Reports in the last couple of days are showing the first indication that the salmon may be settling into the area waters. Although the wind is keeping anglers off the lake today, this may be the change in weather pattern that we have been waiting for to see good numbers of salmon. We will have to see what happens as the winds calm down for the weekend. Otherwise, the brown trout have been keeping anglers busy in 90-120 feet of water. Look for a decent bass bite on crayfish and minnows toward Mexico Bay.
Oneida Lake report:
The walleye bite continues to be good especially in the deeper water from buoys 121 to 117.  Varied reports are coming in on bass fishing. Those having success are find smallmouth along the structures and largemouth along the weedlines. Anglers “following the birds” are also getting some fish. When birds are found diving on schools of baitfish, the smallmouth bass are actively feeding underneath them.
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.

Fishing Reports for August 6, 2010This 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:The water level has remained near 2,000cfs with an occasional spike to about 3,500cfs. Sheephead are taking crayfish and catfish are hitting nightcrawlers throughout the river. Bass are active throughout the river and in front of the fort at flatrock taking minnows and crankbaits.
Lake Ontario report:The brown trout bite has continued to be the main action this week. However, a few more salmon have been reported. There is some speculation that the salmon bite will be better after this northwest wind calms down over the weekend. Dream Weaver and Michigan Stinger spoons have been working well especially in green and or yellow. Salmon are taking the same spoons along with green and white e-chips, and Atomik flies in Big Fin Glow, Sweetpea and Glow Hammer.
Mexico Bay report:The brown trout bite continues to be very good all along this end of the lake with spoons working well. The bay is providing some decent bass fishing also. Fish small jigs tipped with Mister Twister grubs. Slowly bounce the jigs off rocky bottoms and work the shoals and drop-offs. Crabs and worms are also a good bet.
Pulaski Area report:According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle: Reports in the last couple of days are showing the first indication that the salmon may be settling into the area waters. Although the wind is keeping anglers off the lake today, this may be the change in weather pattern that we have been waiting for to see good numbers of salmon. We will have to see what happens as the winds calm down for the weekend. Otherwise, the brown trout have been keeping anglers busy in 90-120 feet of water. Look for a decent bass bite on crayfish and minnows toward Mexico Bay.
Oneida Lake report:The walleye bite continues to be good especially in the deeper water from buoys 121 to 117.  Varied reports are coming in on bass fishing. Those having success are find smallmouth along the structures and largemouth along the weedlines. Anglers “following the birds” are also getting some fish. When birds are found diving on schools of baitfish, the smallmouth bass are actively feeding underneath them.
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.