Fishing Reports for August 7, 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:
With heavy rain throughout the region over the last week, the water flow has been flowing between 7,000-11,000cfs. This morning it is running at 9,560cfs. Fishing along the river has been quiet as this level makes most areas unfishable. An area that is accessible is flatrock in front of Fort Ontario. Look for bass, catfish and sheepshead using crayfish and minnows. 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:
Fishing remains slow with the salmon scattered quite a bit. The weather has not cooperated in setting up favorable conditions. Anglers have found a few with a brown or laker mixed in. The extended forecast for the next few days is good with weather conditions settling down. Hopefully this will spark some good salmon action.

Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Activity on the river is quiet right now as we wait for the first salmon sighting of the season.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The fishing has been slow and very spotty. The thermocline is all over so there is no consistency. We are headed into a stable weather pattern over the next few days. With this, things could change in a hurry and the salmon bite could catch fire very quickly.

Oneida Lake report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Anglers are continuing to find a decent bite on the lake. Typically this time of year the fishing is slow as the oxygen level drops in the lake with the hot summer temperatures. With the more moderate temperatures we have had, the fish remain active. The applications are the same with stickbaits, bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler and worm harnesses working in the deeper water. In the more shallow depths, jigs or worm harnesses pulled through the weeds are working. Anglers are finding bass in shallow water with spinnerbaits.

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