Fishing Reports for July 10, 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:
The river has been up and down between 6,000cfs and under 1,000cfs in the last few days. This afternoon we have a good flow of 4,160cfs. Areas all along the river are accessible including the dam. Anglers are finding bass, sheepshead, catfish and panfish. Suggested baits are crayfish, nightcrawlers 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:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The activity on the lake is picking up. Reports are indicating some salmon have moved in. A number of lake trout are still being taken and an occasional brown trout. Suggested applications are flies, flashers and spoons.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
The good news this week is we have some salmon showing up. Monday we had lots of targets but the bite was slow. Tuesday and Wednesday the action picked up and the kings are getting bigger and bigger every day.

Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
Activity on the river is usually quiet this time of year.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Reports are indicating that the lake fishing has picked up a bit. Some salmon have been reported off Nine Mile Point. The thermocline that has set up is down below 100 feet and may be deeper with a west wind. There has been a good lake trout bite with cowbells and peanuts and a brown trout or two in the mix. The bass fishing has been a little slow in Mexico Bay. Minnows, crawfish and nightcrawlers are suggested bait.

Oneida Lake report:
There continues to be a decent walleye bite in 30-40 feet of water. Stickbaits, blade baits and bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler are all working well. Early in the morning jigging in 15-20 feet of water is also producing some walleye. Anglers are finding a bass bite along the weed edges.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Conditions have remained about the same on the pond. Anglers are finding some bass and a few northern pike. Early and later in the day seem to be the most productive times.