Fishing Reports for July 21, 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 remained between 1,000-2,000cfs the last few days. Look for brown trout near the powerhouse and the dam using worms, shiners and egg sacs. 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:
Chinook salmon continue to be found in deeper water. They are being taken 100 to 150 feet down over 150 to 300 feet of water. Good baits continue to be green e-chip flashers with Atomic green glow flies and white & green dot Spin Drs. with Atomik flies. Smallmouth bass are being taken on the shoals and rock piles and yellow perch are hitting off points on nightcrawlers.

Mexico Bay report:
As conditions have settled down this week, reports are coming in of some good salmon fishing. They are in the deeper water – 120 ft. and deeper with flies and flashers working well.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Woody’s Tackle:
The wind has given us a break for most of the week making for good fishing conditions. The salmon are reportedly out in deeper water with 200-220 ft. producing some fish. Flies and flashers are working well. Brown trout can be found in 80-100 ft. of water. We weighed in a 14lb. brown yesterday which came out of 170 ft. of water. Usually browns caught in deeper water are good size.

Oneida Lake report:
The bass bite continues to be good along the shoreline in 5 to 15 ft. of water. For walleyes, look in deeper water from 20 to 40 ft. Jigging is working with bucktail jigs tipped with worms and blade baits. Fish are also being taken by trolling with worm harnesses and stickbaits particularly on the eastern end of the lake.

Sandy Pond report:
There is a little northern pike and bass activity on the pond along the weed lines. With the warmer weather expected over the next week or so, it will likely be more difficult to fish as the weeds get thicker. Spinnerbaits, rubberworms and small crankbaits are good choices of bait.