Fishing Reports for June 12, 2013

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

Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water level remains high running between 13,000-16,000cfs the last few days. This morning it is at 13,000cfs. There is more rain in the forecast for tomorrow so this may change. These conditions make fishing along the river difficult. When conditions settle down the river walks north of the Rte. 104 bridge will be the first areas to try. Look for walleye, sheepshead, smallmouth bass, white perch and an occasional brown trout.  Remember 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 web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift Fishing Charters:

Tuesday we tried for kings early and never even marked one. We switched over and did capture a number of lake trout. We are finding a few browns early in the morning but overall it is still tough going on the lake.

Salmon River/Port Ontario report:

The river is fairly quiet this time of year. The water flow is running at 750cfs through this evening.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The weather conditions just have not been very favorable for fishing. With either wind or heavier rain, there have not been a lot of reports. The weekend looks more promising. Anglers have reported a few salmon and the lake trout bite has been decent with the occasional brown mixed in. Overall the fishing has been tough.

Oneida Lake report:

The fishing on the lake has been decent. The same 10-20 foot water depths have been producing some walleye and perch. Anglers are also finding some activity in the deeper water. Bucktail jigs tipped with a worm or blade baits have been working well. Shore anglers are taking some walleye with stickbaits or jigs just before or after dark.

Sandy Pond report:

Anglers are finding a decent walleye and northern pike bite on the pond. There has been some bluegill and very spotty perch activity. Minnows, worms and jigs remain the suggested bait.