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Fishing Reports for July 13, 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:Although the water flow was up as high as 9,000cfs over the weekend, it has settled back to just under 4,000cfs. Anglers are finding some bass action throughout the river taking minnows, leeches, and crankbaits. Look for sheephead using crayfish and crankbaits. Catfish are active throughout the river taking stinkbaits and nightcrawlers are working for all of these species. Look for walleye in the harbor area with stickbaits the suggested application.
Lake Ontario report:According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters: This past week has provided Lake Ontario trollers a mixed bag of quality trout & salmon. Depending on your program and where you fish, savvy anglers have been boxing some amazing catches. We are catching salmon to 30 pounds, browns and rainbows averaging 8 pounds with many over 12. What a tremendous fishery we have.
Mexico Bay report:The salmon fishery is picking up. The deeper water is holding the salmon – fish in 150-300 feet with flashers and flies and spoons working well. Look in 40-100 feet of water with the bite being the most productive early in the morning. A few Atlantic salmon are also being taken.
Pulaski Area report:According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle: There is a salmon fishery building in the area. Look in 150-300 feet of water and you will find some good sized salmon but you need to be fishing deep. Look for brown trout in about 70-80 feet of water off the Salmon River and off the high rocks. Bass fishing is painfully slow.
Oneida Lake report:According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:On Oneida Lake fishing with jigs has slowed down and now the walleye are showing a preference for trolled baits over the deepest part of the lake 45 to 55 feet. Look for bass in about 6 ft. of water using crayfish and worms and panfish are doing well along the shoreline.
Sandy Pond report:There has been some bass and northern pike action on Sandy Pond especially along the weed lines. Cast spinnerbaits, rubber worms, small crankbaits and of course don’t forget the jitterbugs and buzzbaits for some hot top water action.