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Fishing Reports for December 7, 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 has been slowly dropping running just over 15,000cfs this morning. This is still high and makes most areas along the river unfishable. The 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.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The water level has dropped to 750cfs as of this morning. On Monday heavy lake effect snow showers moved through the area and we picked up another foot of new snow. More lake effect is expected to be moving across the area today. If you plan on coming to the area this week, please check the weather before making the trip. A few anglers are swinging larger flies and having some success while covering water in search of fresh fish. Those anglers fishing the inside seams and softer water along the edges are having good results with egg patterns and nymphs under a strike indicator.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

It now looks like winter steelhead fishing. The run is blanketed in new snow and more is coming. The water level is good and the anglers braving the elements are reporting good action on the entire river.

Oneida Lake report

The walleye fishing on Oneida Lake continues to be good for anglers casting stickbaits from shore after dark.  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 solid ice.