Fishing Reports for July 22, 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:

Significant fluctuations in the water flow have been the story this week again with under 500cfs to 6,000cfs being the range. This morning it is running at 1,540cfs. Anglers will find more boating activity and pedestrian traffic along the walkways especially from the NYS Rte. 104 bridge north to the harbor due to Harborfest this weekend. Bass, sheephead and catfish are active throughout the river. Minnows, leeches, crayfish, crankbaits and nightcrawlers are all working well. There is still some walleye activity in the harbor using stickbaits.

Lake Ontario report:

The wind is expected to change direction almost daily this weekend so patterns may change. Brown trout have been the most active in 60-100 feet of water using spoons and stickbaits. There is some salmon action in 150-300 feet of water. Fish deep with the area east of Oswego toward Nine Mile Point seeing some increasing activity. Flies and especially spoons are working well.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

It has been a brown trout bonanza this week. We are finding good numbers of trout and a few salmon scattered from Oswego to Nine Mile Point.

Mexico Bay report:

The bay is continuing to produce good numbers of brown trout and they seem to be especially big this season. Spoons are working well in 60-90 feet of water. The salmon bite has been spotty this week. Look for salmon in 150-300 feet of water with flashers and flies and especially spoons.

Pulaski Area report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The wind earlier in the week has changed the fishing pattern in the area. Warmer water has scattered the salmon and the bite has been difficult this week. Brown trout however have remained consistent in 80-90 feet of water with good size fish being reported. Spoons off the riggers and dipsys continue to be good choices of bait.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing has been a little spotty but action has been reported in the 30 foot range as well as deeper in 45 to 55 feet. Trolled baits and black/purple jigs tipped with a nightcrawler have been working well. Smallmouth bass are following schools of baitfish (look for diving birds) and largemouth are active along the weed edges. Look for panfish along the shoreline.

Sandy Pond report:

Activity on the pond has not changed much. There has been some bass and northern pike action on Sandy Pond especially along the weed lines. Spinnerbaits, rubber worms, and small crankbaits are working well.