Fishing Reports for July 7, 2015

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

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
After being up to 20,000cfs last week, the level has dropped to 13,300cfs this morning. With not a lot of rain over the last few days, conditions are settling down. Anglers will find walleye, sheepshead, smallmouth, catfish, rockbass and long-nosed gar up near the powerhouse. The remaining areas of the river are quiet. Minnows, crayfish, worms, and leeches are the baits of choice. Rock bass are in near Wright’s Landing.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Mike Conroy of Proteus Fishing Charters:
It appears that the eastern end of Lake Ontario, off of Oswego, is starting to form a thermocline and attract some baitfish to the area. Charter boats can choose early morning brown trout in 30-60 feet of water, east and west of the harbor in water tempertures of 58-62 degrees. Using spoons on riggers and leadcore is working well. If you dedicate your first light fishing to King salmon, start out in 150 feet of water and troll north until you find baitfish. Divers set from 160-240, number two setting with e-chips, glow white and green with short flies, 21-22 inches have taken a few mature Kings. Cover water and look for bait. Let’s hope that the weather stays stable to attract more of the “big silvers.”

The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner For Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

Pulaski Area/Salmon River report:
The weather pattern is becoming more consistent so we are hoping the fishing does too. Look for bass in about 10 feet of water and a few brown trout in the 30-50 foot range. Anglers continue to find lakers in 100 feet of water and although there are a few salmon in the area they are very scattered.

Salmon River:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
The water flow will continue running at 750cfs through this evening. Anglers have reported a good smallmouth bass bite and some nice brown trout up to 16-18 inches.

Oneida Lake report:
Conditions on the lake are settling down some. It would be wise to use caution when boating with debris possible in the lake. Look for bass in up to 10 feet of water with crankbaits and tube jigs. Anglers are taking a few walleye on jigs tipped with night crawlers.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The weed growth is beginning to become a problem so the activity on the pond is slowing down. Anglers are finding a few walleye and smallmouth bass.