Fishing Reports for June 11, 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 up and down running between 2,500cfs and 6,000cfs. This morning it is on the higher end, just under 6,000. Conditions have remained about the same. There are plenty of sheepshead taking crayfish, crankbaits, and nightcrawlers. Catfish are taking nightcrawlers, crayfish and stinkbait.  Walleye are active in the harbor and near flatrock. Bass are being taken on a catch and release basis only with minnows, worms, stickbaits, spinnerbaits and spoons.

Lake Ontario report:

Although there have been reports a few good catches, the lake fishing has been fairly quiet this week. Anglers are finding a few brown trout, again very early in the morning. Smithwicks and Dream Weaver spoons have been working. Lake trout have been found in the deeper water with cowbells and peanuts working well.

Mexico Bay report:

The fishing on the lake has been slow. A few nice fish have been caught but overall there has not been a lot of activity to report. As we wait for the lake to transition, look for brown trout in 20-50 feet of water very early in the morning and lake trout in the deeper water.

Pulaski Area report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The brown trout bite remains spotty although a couple of good days were reported this week. This is typical as the lake transitions and the thermocline sets up. Things should pick up significantly when that happens. Look for browns very early in the morning off the planer boards and downriggers. Lakers are active in the deeper water with cowbells and peanuts suggested baits. Anglers are finding a decent perch bite in areas along the lake shore.

Oneida Lake report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Anglers have been reporting a good walleye bite particularly in the Cleveland area. A water depth of 15-30 feet has been working with blade baits.

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

The walleye action on Oneida Lake is up and down right now. Fish are being taken in the deep water (30 to 38 feet) on the east end at buoys 109 and 111 by the trollers with leadcore and stickbaits. The Rapala Hot Steel floater seems to be a favorite among trollers. North of Messenger Reef, jigging with black/purple 1/2 to 5/8 oz. jigs tipped with a crawler, is also taking a fair share of fish.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The walleye activity on Sandy Pond continues. The weeds are getting taller so it’s going to get a bit more difficult to fish. Jigging would be a suggested application. Anglers are finding bluegills and perch with shiners, spoons and live bait good choices of bait.