Fishing Reports for December 2, 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 report:

According to Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water level is very high running just over 17,000cfs this morning. This makes most areas along the river unfishable. The area streams and creeks would be good choices for fishing. Trout as well as fresh salmon have been reported at the dam on Mill Street in Hannibal and 8 and 9-Mile Creeks off Co. Rte. 20 are seeing some action. Please remember that personal flotation devices are highly recommended with the fluctuating water levels.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Wednesday morning started out in the 50’s along with heavy rain showers, but by the afternoon the temperature had dropped and the rain turned into wet snow showers. On Wednesday the river was running very high (7,000cfs) and anglers we had staying in the motel either went home early or did not fish. With the rain showers changing over to wet snow the runoff has been reduced, the water level has come down (1,500cfs) and you can expect anglers to be back on river. Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Fishing Area is now closed until April 1st. If you decide to come fishing, please check the waterline and weather before making the long trip.

Oneida Lake report

The colder nights seem to have sparked the action on Oneida Lake with reports of some nice walleye catches. Stickbaits along with spoons and worm harnesses are working well. Casting stickbaits from shore after dark has also been productive. Black/silver and blue/silver along with chartreuse have been good color choices. Smallmouth bass are hitting on tube jigs and drop-shot rigs.

Sandy Pond report: The pond is quiet at this time until we get some cold weather and ice.

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