Fishing Reports for June 14, 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 over the last few days. This morning it is running at 4,720cfs. This Saturday is the opening of smallmouth bass season and beautiful weather is expected. Anglers will find all areas along the river accessible. Other species to look for are walleye, white perch, rockbass, catfish and carp. Same baits apply – minnows, worms, crayfish, stickbaits, spinners, spoons and bucktail jigs.

Lake Ontario report:

Reports are indicating that the fishing on the lake has greatly improved over the last few days. Brown trout, some 12 and 13 pounds, have been taken. Steelhead and a few lake trout have been reported.  Anglers are also finding an active salmon bite due to plenty of bait fish in the area. A variety of spoons are getting the job done.

 Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The lake fishing has picked up some over the last week. Although a definite thermocline has not set up yet, the next few days of warm weather and calm conditions will likely speed this along. Anglers are finding brown trout in as shallow as 8-10 feet of water very early in the morning; further out in 20-50 feet as the day goes on. A few salmon have been reported in about 120 feet of water in the area along with some steelhead. Spoons are working well for the browns and spoons along with fly/flasher combinations are taking steelhead and salmon. Smallmouth bass season opens this Saturday and there has been some perch activity along the shoreline with fathead minnows being the choice of bait.

 Oneida Lake report:

Oneida Lake fishing continues to be very good. Smallmouth bass season opens on Saturday with good action expected. The walleye bite continues in about 20-30 feet of water with the same bait working well – spinners, worms and bucktail jigs tipped with a fathead minnow. Anglers are finding a few perch and bluegills with minnows being the bait of choice.

 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The northern pike bite is continuing on the pond with Rapalas, spinner baits and jigs working well. This Saturday is the opening of smallmouth bass with good weather and good action expected.