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Fishing Reports for July 20, 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:

Monday night the water level rose to 6,000cfs which may have moved some fish around. It’s back down to just over 1,000cfs this morning. The same species are active with anglers finding sheephead, smallmouth bass, and carp. Bluegills are taking bait at the dam. Suggested baits include crayfish, minnows worms and leeches. 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 near the blue crane and Flatrock is producing bass and panfish.

Lake Ontario report:

The salmon action has been very good. We continue to have good weather (although it’s been very warm) and not much wind. Anglers are finding action in 100-200 feet of water and beyond from Oswego to the Nine Mile Point area. Trolling with fly/flasher combinations and large spoons has been working well. Green seems to be the color of choice. 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 along the eastern end of the lake has been very, very good. Mexico Bay is picking up the pace with nice reports coming from 100 feet of water fished near the bottom. Both salmon and brown trout are active. Flies/flashers with green being the best color choice are working well and anglers have been using cut bait behind the flasher. The bass bite in Mexico Bay has also been good.

Salmon River:

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

Oneida Lake report

Anglers are continuing to find a good walleye bite on the lake. Bucktail jigs tipped with a night crawler, blade baits and stickbaits are working well from Buoys 121 to 125. Smallmouth bass are active near the shoals and some good size carp have been reported.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Although the weeds are thick in the pond, anglers are reporting some good bass action. Rubber baits, plastic worms and top water lures are working well.