Fishing Reports for June 1, 2012

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:

The water flow has been up and down the last few days running between 2,800cfs to almost 8,000cfs. This afternoon it is at 5,910cfs. Areas such as behind the Post Office and behind the hotels on both sides of the river are places to try. Anglers have been fishing early in the morning for walleye. Also look for some white perch, rockbass, catfish and carp. Best baits continue to be minnows, worms, crayfish, stickbaits, spinners, spoons and bucktail jigs. Remember smallmouth bass are on a catch-and-release basis only until June 16.

Lake Ontario report:

The lake conditions have not changed much. Fishing is at a slower pace as the water transitions to a deeper thermocline. Salmon have been rather scarce but a few brown trout have been taken in 40-80 feet of water.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Fishing has been rather slow this week as the lake is transitioning. This typically happens in the month of June but with all the warm weather we had recently, things are a bit ahead of schedule. Activity has been slack for lake trout and salmon. A few browns have been taken in 20-80 feet of water with spoons but there doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason for the location. You just have to move around some.

Salmon River:

Activity on the river is quiet at this time of year.

Oneida Lake report:

Although we are expecting an unsettled weather pattern for the next few days, anglers have been experiencing some good walleye fishing with stickbaits, bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler and trolling worms with worm harnesses good applications. Some perch, bluegills and crappies are taking minnows. Remember bass are on a catch-and-release basis only for another couple of weeks until June 16.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Northern pike action continues to be good on the pond. The same bait is working – Rapalas, spinner baits and jigs. There is some pre-season bass action. They are on a catch-and-release basis only until the season opens mid June.