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Fishing Reports for July 1, 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:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water level has been consistently running near 7,000cfs this week. The fishing activity remains about the same with bass taking minnows, leeches, nightcrawlers, crankbaits, and twister tails. Sheephead are plentiful taking crayfish, crankbaits and nightcrawlers. Anglers are finding catfish with nightcrawlers and stinkbait and walleye are responding to stickbaits in the harbor area.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

Wind, wind and more wind! That has been the story this week. Prior to this blow, King Salmon were showing up in good numbers along the eastern shoreline of Lake Ontario. While they tend to favor the cold water, they are more than willing to move into the 60 degree water if that is where the bait is at. Top producing baits for us are white and green e-chips and spin dr’s with green glow and white Atomik flies early. If you have bright conditions switch to a chrome green spinny and a hammer fly or a chrome green e-chip and a green #23 or B-Fly. Keep a few spoons high for the browns and steelhead. I like the dreamweaver coyote and the NK die-hard.

Mexico Bay report:

As is the case with most of the lake reports, this was not a productive week. Strong winds have kept most boats docked so there is no updated information to report. As things settle down, look for increased numbers of salmon in the offshore depths. If browns keep up their pattern, you will find them in up to 40 feet of water along the shoreline.

Pulaski Area report:

There is not much new to report. Conditions have not been good this week with the wind so there has been very little lake fishing. Early in the week anglers were reporting more salmon moving into deeper water with flashers, flies and spoons working well. Look for perch along the shoreline and brown trout in 20-50 feet of water. One note regarding the Salmon River – the water flow has returned to more normal conditions running between 500-750cfs.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye bite has been inconsistent. They have been scattered – shallow one day, in deeper water the next. Biting one day, not the next. The areas from buoy 109 to 111, and also from buoy 117-123 have been good. Blade baits and black & purple jigs tipped with a nightcrawler are still working well. Trollers are also doing well with lead core and stickbaits. Bass fishing has been good this week with the largemouths active along the weedbeds.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things remain quiet on the pond. Anglers are finding some walleye, although many are undersized. Jigging would be a suggested technique. Anglers are finding bluegills and perch with shiners, spoons and live bait.