Fishing Reports for July 11, 2013

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

 Oswego River report:

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

The water flow has remained consistent at about 12,000cfs for several days. With the rainy weather pattern it has not had a chance to drop back to a more fishable level. Areas along the river walks are suggested spots to try. Look for bass, walleye, sheepshead and panfish using crayfish, leeches, worms and minnows. Remember 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 web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Mike Conroy of Proteus Fishing Charters:

Oswego is the home of the big King salmon so far this season. A great current line and good quality of bait are holding fish within a three mile arch of the Port of Oswego. Kings are coming 45-90 feet down on riggers, dipseys and leadcore. Cutbait, whole bait, echips and spin doctors with a-tom-mik flies are working, as well as, familiar bite cut and whole bait clean and behind small flashers. A 38 pound, 46 inch King was taken aboard Hat Trick Charters yesterday.

 According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift Fishing Charters:

The weather conditions have made it difficult for the thermocline to set up. The story this year is BIG fish! Not big numbers right now, but the size is there.

 Salmon River report:

The river is quiet this time of year. The water flow is currently running at 750cfs.

Port Ontario report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing was picking up on the eastern end of the lake but the wind has returned to an easterly direction which has brought in cold water and slowed the pace. Lake trout have continued to be active and King salmon were reported in 150 feet of water off the dunes. Mexico Bay continues to produce some bass in 15-20 feet of water on crayfish and minnows. There has been no perch bite to speak of.

Oneida Lake report:

The fishing on Oneida Lake continues to be good. Walleye have been active in 10-30 feet of water with some nice catches reported. Just west of Shackelton Shoals has seen some activity. There has been some bass action on the lake with Big Bay a suggested spot to try. Black and purple bucktail jigs, blade baits and worms and minnows are working well.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing on the pond has been good. Anglers are finding walleye and panfish such as bluegills along with a few perch. With the stretch of hot weather we have had, early in the day and into the evening when the sun is less intense have been most productive.