Fishing Reports for June 12, 2014

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 5,750cfs this morning and the fishing is good in the river. Walleye are taking nightcrawlers and leeches from the Utica St. bridge to the cement factory. Bass season opens this weekend and anglers can find them throughout the river and harbor. Crayfish, minnows, crankbaits and plastics will work well. Sheephead are also active taking crayfish. 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 under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
We have had a busy few days over the weekend and into this week. The steelhead action has been awesome. We couldn’t keep the UV Wonderbread lure in the water. Lakers, steelhead, rainbows and salmon have all been cooperating. We even needed three nets at one time! On Tuesday we had another productive day with great action for the first three hours then it slowed down

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The lake fishing is very good. Anglers are fishing in 100-200 feet of water with bright colored spoons taking steelhead about 20 feet down from the surface. Salmon are responding to flies, flashers and spoons down about 50-80 feet from the surface.

Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Over the weekend a mixed bag of species was caught to include jack steelhead, jumbo smallmouth, and a bunch of the big browns we stocked a few weeks ago! That action continued into early this week and so have the hatches. Green drakes, BWO’s, suphers, and caddis all had solid showings. Fish were caught on a variety of tackle including spinners, stickbaits, and minnow patterns. Caddis emerger and dry fly patterns #16-18 took a good number of the trout.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The lake fishing in the area seems to be in transition as there is no thermocline set up as yet. Anglers are seeing mostly steelhead action with a few salmon and brown trout mixed in. Spoons are the bait of choice. Suggested area to fish is 60-200 feet of water off Nine Mile Point.

Oneida Lake report:
After some very steady walleye action, the bite seemed to slow down a bit over the weekend. Anglers are finding some activity in 20-30 feet of water with bucktail jigs, leeches, worm harnesses and sonars working well. There was some good activity reported in about 30 feet of water off Shackleton Shoals on Tuesday. Anglers are finding a night bite from shore casting jigs or stickbaits. There is some action earlier in the day and in the evening in the shallow water off the shoals. Panfish are being taken in shallow water with worms or small jigs working well.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The weeds on the pond are beginning to fill in making it a bit more difficult to fish. Walleyes are spotty but the northern pike bite continues to be very good. Trolling is more difficult in these conditions so plastics or floating a minnow under a bobber are good applications to try.

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