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Fishing Reports for July 7, 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:
The water flow has been up and down the last few days but is currently running at 5,200cfs as of this afternoon. Some walleye are still being taken trolling large stickbaits (Rapala #18’s) after dark. Walleye are also being caught in the river by anglers using nightcrawlers and leeches. Sheepshead are being caught throughout the river on crayfish and nightcrawlers. Catfish are also hitting throughout the river with good baits being nightcrawlers, cut-bait and chicken livers. Rock bass are taking twister tails, nightcrawlers and tube jigs and yellow perch are being taken around Wright’s Landing.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
King salmon are finally showing up along the eastern shoreline of Lake Ontario. The weekend was pretty much a bust with high winds and cold temperatures, but a few that did get out found some fish. Local charter captains are finding the salmon from 90 to 150 feet down over 150 to 300 feet. Start early with white e-chips and white flies and then switch to green and chrome e-chips or Spin Drs. and green Atomik-flies as the sun gets higher in the sky.

Mexico Bay report:
According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B & B Sportfishing Charters:
Hard west winds on Friday and Saturday kept anglers at bay. Those that ventured out on Sunday’s calmer seas found active kings deeper in the water column at 100 to 150’ down. Flashers and assorted A-Tom-Miks did the trick. As the basin filled with warm westerly water flows, browns were also driven to deeper depths of about 100 feet. As the water warms, look for more and more fleas to gook up on your lines. It’s the ballast water boys at work again. It is time for your 30lb test offerings to go into the water. As usual, look for bass and other warm water dwellers along the shoreline.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:
There is little activity along the river this time of year.

Lake Ontario:
According to Woody’s Tackle:
The fishing remains slow in the area. The weekend winds kept most anglers off the lake, but a few kings and a few browns were taken. The most activity reportedly is from Nine Mile Point to the west. Bass is fair to slow with worms, crayfish and minnows being good choices of bait.

Oneida Lake report:
Walleye fishing has been really good in the eastern end of the lake in 20 to 30 feet of water. Good baits continue to be ¾ oz. purple & black bucktail jigs tipped with nightcrawlers and blade baits. Walleye are also being taken in 10 to 15 ft. of water along the weed edges. Bass fishing remains good with fish hitting a wide variety of artificial baits in 2-15 feet of water.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
There has been some bass and northern pike action on Sandy Pond and Lakeview Marsh, especially along the weed lines. Cast spinnerbaits, rubberworms, small crankbaits and of course don’t forget the jitterbugs and buzzbaits for some hot top water action.