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Fishing Reports for July 12, 2011

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

Oswego River report:

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

The river flow has been up and down running between 1200-3300cfs in the last few days. This morning it is running at 1330cfs. A variety of fish are active throughout the river including walleye, sheephead, smallmouth bass, carp and pike. Crayfish, minnows, worms and leeches are working well. Please note that there have been sturgeons caught in the river but possession of this species is absolutely illegal. Immediate release is required.

Catfish and panfish are being found near the Minetto bridge. Rockbass, bluegills, perch and crappies are being taken at Wright’s Landing and Flatrock is producing bass, walleye and panfish.

Lake Ontario report:

Salmon fishing has definitely picked up over the last week or so in the deeper water. Flashers and flies along with large spoons in green glow have been working in 140-300 feet of water down 100-150 feet. Brown trout continue to bite along the shore in 40-80 feet of water with small spoons off the down riggers. Smallmouth bass are taking white and yellow spinnerbaits as well as shallow diving crankbaits.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing pattern has been stable the last few days with a good salmon bite going on. They have been very active in that 120-150 feet of water range down 110 feet from the surface off the Sandy Pond area and the north dune. Browns are being taken in 60-80 feet of water off the Salmon River and the bass action has been steady in Mexico Bay using live bait.

Salmon River:

The water level is currently running at 185cfs. The river is generally quiet this time of year.

Oneida Lake report

Anglers are finding walleye in both shallow and deep water with the most activity in 28 to 40 feet. Bucktail jigs tipped with a night crawler, blade baits and stickbaits are working well. Some good size carp have been reported. Smallmouth bass are active near the shoals and anglers are finding pickerel along the weed beds.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The weeds in the pond are getting very thick making fishing more difficult. Anglers, however, are finding some pike and bass activity.