Fishing Reports for July 28, 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 been up some for the last day or two running at 4,000cfs this morning. Brown trout are active in the river particularly near the powerhouse and the dam taking worms, shiners and egg sacs. Look for walleye using nightcrawlers and leeches. Sheephead and catfish are responding to crayfish, nightcrawlers and chicken livers and perch can be found near Wright’s Landing.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
Large numbers of really big king salmon continue to entertain anglers from all across the county shoreline. Most of the kings are weighing around 17 pounds with many in the upper 20’s and a 33# porker was taken on Saturday during the Little Salmon River Challenge, based out of Mike’s Marina. We are taking most of our fish in 120 to 300 feet of water. The recent south winds brought the temperature way up and we are finding the fish down 50 to 80 feet. Flasher and fly programs remain hot, but we took a good number of salmon on spoons over the weekend. With all this south wind, brown trout continue to be active in 30 to 60 feet. Any good spoon program will work right now.

Mexico Bay report:
The salmon activity continues to be good with reports of some nice catches. The most action seems to be in 150 to 300 ft. of water but because the south winds have warmed the water temperature, look 50 to 90 ft. from the surface. Fly, flasher and spoon applications are all working well. There is not much bass activity but there are some perch being reported.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The salmon fishery is good with some reports of nice catches especially to the north off the dunes. Reeling in six or seven kings in a trip is not uncommon.  Look in 160 to 170 ft. of water down 100 ft. or so off the surface. Flies, flashers and spoons are all working well. The bass bite continues to be slow along the shoreline.

Oneida Lake report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
On Oneida Lake fishing with jigs has slowed down and now the walleye are showing a preference for trolled baits over the deepest part of the lake 45 to 55 feet. Look for bass in about 6 ft. of water using crayfish and worms and panfish are doing well along the shoreline.

Sandy Pond report:
It is fairly quiet on the pond at this time of year. The weed growth makes it difficult to access a lot of the fishing areas. A few pike and bass are still being taken along the weed lines with spinnerbaits and rubber worms.