Fishing Reports for July 8, 2010

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 under 4,000cfs for the last few days. Potentially heavy rains are forecast for Friday so that may change over the weekend. Bass are active throughout the river with minnows, leeches, nightcrawlers and crankbaits working well. Sheephead remain plentiful taking crayfish, crankbaits and nightcrawlers. Anglers are finding catfish with nightcrawlers and stinkbait and walleye are responding to stickbaits in the harbor area. Brown trout are hitting along the lake shoreline in 40-60 feet of water with early in the morning seeing the most action.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

Reports are indicating that more salmon are arriving daily. The deeper water is producing the most action with some nice salmon being taken in 150 to 300 feet of water. Top producing baits for us are white and green e-chips and spin dr’s with green glow and white Atomik flies early. If you have bright conditions switch to a chrome green spinny and a hammer fly or a chrome green e-chip and a green #23 or B-Fly. Keep a few spoons high for the browns and steelhead. I like the dreamweaver coyote and the NK die-hard.

Mexico Bay report:

According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B & B Sportfishing Charters:

Finally, finally, and finally kings show up in big numbers and they have cooperated pretty darn well. You bet the past week saw some nice salmon action with plenty of big guys coming to the net. However as constant west winds prevailed, the preferred temperature was driven deeper and deeper in the water column. That is what summer west winds do. Sunday saw fish taken in the 150’ and deeper range. A-TOM-MIks in greens and whites trolled behind assorted attractors did the trick with mag spoons adding to the harvest. 600’ coppers also provided good action. As west winds continue, the deeper depths will provide the action. As wind subsides or changes to other than a westerly direction, the temperature will move higher in the water column. Some mighty big Chinooks have been caught so lures down, hang on and enjoy the fantastic Lake Ontario fishing.

Pulaski Area report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is a salmon fishery building in the area if you are able to fish deep. Due to all of the wind last week, the thermocline is at about 150 feet. Look in 250-300 feet of water and you will find some good sized salmon but you need to be fishing deep. If we get a wind change, brown trout are likely to be in about 70-80 feet of water off the Salmon River and off the high rocks. Bass fishing is painfully slow.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing has been warming up on Oneida Lake. As the water temperature rises with the recent heat wave, look for walleye in deeper water, 105-125 feet. Jigs tipped with a worm and worm harnesses are suggested baits. Look for bass along the weed beds and rock piles with minnows and crankbaits working well.

Sandy Pond report:

This stretch of warm weather will surely push the weed growth in the pond making fishing difficult. If you want to try your luck, minnows and worms are suggested for yellow perch and bluegills. Look for walleye with jigging a suggested technique.