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Fishing Reports for December 3, 2009

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:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water level has remained between 8,000-9,000cfs so far this week. With this level, some fresh chrome have entered the river. Steelhead, rainbows and browns are active throughout the river. Driftboats have been reporting some nice catches. Same bait seems to be working – trout beads, nightcrawlers, wax worms, Glo-bug yarn, egg sacs, pink worms and fathead minnows.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
On Wednesday the warm weather returned with plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the mid to upper 50’s. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure. On Wednesday anglers reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Fishing Area, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool, Pineville and Sportsman Pool. Just a reminder that the Upper Fly Fishing Area is now closed until April 1st, but the Lower Fly Fishing Area is open.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
We didn’t have a lot of anglers on the water yesterday. The few that did get out enjoyed a beautiful day on the run. The weather was balmy and the fish were cooperative. The few folks I did talk to had good success with pink Berkley power worms under floats.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
Fishing continues to be good on the Salmon River. The fish are here and the pressure is easing up a little bit after the holiday weekend. Many of the darker fish are dropping into the holes but there is plenty of chrome still holding in the heat. Look for more of them to drop into the pools as the water temperatures will drop some with the colder air and wet snow that is in the forecast. Blue eggs, beads and flies are taking most of the fish bottom bouncing and float fishing.

Oneida Lake report:
We are looking at a fairly active weather pattern this week with colder temperatures, rain and some possible snow. The nighttime shore bite for walleye has been up and down with some really good nights and others slow. Stickbaits are good choices of bait. Perch and smallmouth bass have remained active.

Sandy Pond report:
There is not much activity on the pond at this time.