Fishing Reports for July 27, 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:

With the heavy rain the area has received in the last few days, the water level has climbed to 10,000cfs. This will make some areas of the river a bit more difficult to fish. Look behind the hotels for bass and sheephead and at flatrock in front of the fort. Catfish are active in the river but they will be in the higher water right now. Anglers are still picking away at walleye in the harbor area. Suggested baits are minnows, leeches, crayfish, crankbaits and nightcrawlers.

Lake Ontario report:

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

From Henderson Harbor all the way to Sodus Bay good numbers of brown trout are being found in 80 to 130 feet of water. We have had numerous trips where we landed over12 browns in under 6 hours. Throw in a few lake trout, steelhead and a nice Atlantic salmon and you have the makings of the good ole days! Stingers and Dream Weaver spoons in the glow frog, NBK, Yellow Killer and chicken wings are taking a lot of fish. Find the 54 degree water and set your spread in, above and below that area. The best troll has been the slow troll 1.7 to 2.0 tops. Many are starting to ask where the salmon are and that is a good question. If you run deep 300 to 500 FOW put in your time and fish 140 to 170 feet down, you will take some nice adult salmon. They are just scattered. The north shore is on fire catching our salmon and they will move south very shortly as they will start their pre-spawn staging over the next few weeks.

Mexico Bay report:

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

Bass fishing in and around Mexico Bay is providing some decent catches.  Fish small jigs tipped with Mister Twister grubs. Slowly bounce the jigs off rocky bottoms and work the shoals and drop-offs. Crabs and worms are always a good bet. Also try the areas around four-mile point in Scriba and the green can just west of Oswego. Worms and crayfish drifted along the bottom are always the top producers there, but many anglers prefer to cast or troll small crankbaits.

Pulaski Area report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The brown trout bite continues to be very good in 90-120 feet of water down about 100 feet. Spoons off the riggers and dipsys are working well. Kings are few and far between right now but things should pick up in the next few weeks. Bass fishing reportedly has picked up toward Mexico Bay with crayfish and minnows suggested baits.

Oneida Lake report:

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

Oneida Lake fishing is still excellent, especially on the west end of the lake. You can catch pickerel, bass, catfish and perch. If you want walleye fish in deeper water, troll purple and black Hot-n-Tots and jr. thundersticks at a depth of 25-38 feet.

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.