Fishing Reports for July 3, 2012

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Our staff wishes you a safe and Happy 4th of July holiday.

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water flow has come up a little running at 1600cfs this morning. Fishing remains about the same along the river. Bass can be found from Oswego to Phoenix. There is a light run of Skamania steelhead and a group of what appeared to be rainbows were seen behind the shop today. Anglers continue to find rockbass, white perch, catfish and carp. Minnows, worms, and crayfish have been getting the job done.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Tom Burke of Cold Steel Fishing Charters:

Just got back from a family vacation and the fishing is living up to the reports! Look in 150-300 feet of water both east and west of Oswego. King salmon are being weighed in up to 25 pounds with a few in the upper 20s.

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin Tail Adventures:

Fishing in Oswego has been nothing less than spectacular! Applications include flies, flies, flies – divers, 500-600 coppers and whites and greens are the color choices.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing has been off the charts on the lake. Big kings are very active in 120-150 feet of water down 80-120 feet from the surface. All bait applications are working – fly/flasher combinations, cut bait and spoons. The brown trout bite has been good with several 14-15 pound fish being weighted in. Look for bass in the shallow water.

Oneida Lake report:

Oneida Lake is offering some very good walleye fishing with limit catches being reported. Look in 10-25 feet of water. Anglers are finding some smallmouth bass and a few northern pike in the mix. Suggested baits are spinners, worms, and bucktail jigs tipped with a fathead minnow.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The pond is becoming heavily weeded but the fishing has been good. Anglers are finding a largemouth bass bite along with northern pike. Best time of day is early morning or toward evening. A variety of bait is working well including minnows, Rapalas, spinner baits and jigs.