Fishing Reports for July 7, 2016

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

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
Yesterday was another beautiful day on the big pond. The morning trip we did pretty well; the afternoon trip we worked hard to land three decent ones. There is plenty of bait around even though we are hearing otherwise. I have seen several year classes as well. Spoons and flies are still the attention getters for High Adventure. Some fish are in the colder water but many are out of temperature chasing bait. Looks to be a good month if conditions hold.

Oswego River report
The water level has not varied much over the last few days running between 800-1300cfs. This morning it is flowing at 1,070cfs. With this low flow fishing has been slow. Anglers are finding a few smallmouth bass and walleyes. Worms, minnows and stickbaits are suggested baits.

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 and look for the fishing report along the top bar on the home page. 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:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Conditions got a little scrambled after the big blow we had last Friday. There is a good brown trout bite in 100 feet of water off the Salmon River and at Nine Mile Point. Anglers are finding a mixed bag with salmon and steelhead active along with the browns. Flies and flashers along with spoons are working well. Smallmouth bass are active in Mexico Bay in 28-40 feet of water with soft shell crabs, minnows and nightcrawlers getting their attention.

Salmon River:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
There has not been much activity on the run over the last day or two. Earlier in the week we had reports of some smallmouth bass and brown trout action. The water temperature is in the 70s with the flow at 185cfs at the dam.

Oneida Lake report:
The walleye bite continues to be most active in the early morning in about 24-32 feet of water. Sonar and bladebaits are working well. Worm harnesses are also working in shallow depths of 15 feet. Anglers are reporting bass action using crafish or drop-shot plastic baits.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The pond is getting heavily weeded making it difficult to fish in most areas.