Fishing Reports for July 14, 2009

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 increased with the recent rain, running near 8,000cfs as of this morning. Look for brown trout in the river up behind the powerhouse. Worms, shiners and egg sacs are good choices of bait. Walleye are also being caught in the river by anglers using nightcrawlers and leeches. Sheepshead and catfish are taking crayfish, nightcrawlers and chicken livers but very few bass are being found.  Yellow perch are being taken around Wright’s Landing.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
What a difference in fishing from last week to this. Last week High Adventure saw double figure hook-ups every trip out. This week Mother Nature has made it nearly impossible to get out on the lake for most anglers. Last week 49 degree water and a green e-chip flasher with an Atomik TG fly on one downrigger and a White Green dot Spin Dr with a glow green or glow hammer Atomik fly was working early. When the sun got high, switching to a green dolphin spinny with a hammer fly and a chartreuse e-chip with a hammer or glow big fine fly were working well. I was working 160 to 220 FOW, but many boats were doing well in 300 to 400 too. The forecast is calling for winds to diminish and the search for kings will begin again.

Mexico Bay report:
Conditions have not been in the angler’s favor for lake fishing. With the severe storm that went through on Saturday and the wind we have had since, very few boats have ventured out. The conditions are expected to settle down in the next day or so. Our report will be updated as new information is available.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Unfortunately, there is not much to report at this time. The weather has been the dominate player over the last few days and most anglers have been unable to get out on the water. As things settle down, hopefully in the next couple of days, most salmon activity is expected to be from Nine Mile Point to the west.

Oneida Lake report:
Walleye fishing has been really good in the eastern end of the lake in 20 to 40 feet of water. Good jigging baits continue to be ¾ oz. purple & black bucktail jigs tipped with nightcrawlers and blade baits. Trolling with worm harnesses or stickbaits is also working well in the early morning. Some walleye are also being taken in 10 to 15 feet of water along the weed edges. Bass fishing has been good in 5 to 15 feet of water.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
The weeds are getting thicker but you can still find some northern pike and bass activity along the weed lines. Cast spinnerbaits, rubberworms, small crankbaits and of course don’t forget the jitterbugs and buzzbaits.