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Fishing Reports for June 15, 2015

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 level has been well up over 10,000cfs for several days. This afternoon it is flowing at 14,800cfs. With the high water, conditions have not changed along the river. When conditions allow, look for walleye from the railroad bridge north and smallmouth bass throughout the river. Remember bass are catch and release only until June 20. Nightcrawlers, leeches and stickbaits remain the baits of choice. Rock bass are in near Wright’s Landing.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
Friday was definitely not an easy bite, but if you put your time in there are some quality brown trout around. We are waiting for the lake to set up for the blood bath to begin. Until then we will grind them out. Yesterday the capturing of large brown trout continued. Not fast and furious, but getting enough to keep everyone happy. The same temperature from 10 feet to 60 feet right now is spreading all the fish out. This morning we started off with a quad of brown trout.
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 www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner For Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

Pulaski Area/Salmon River report:
Salmon River:
The river level has dropped to 750cfs making for better conditions although things are fairly quiet along the river this time of year.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The brown trout bite continues from off the mouth of the Salmon River down to Selkirk Shores State Park in 30-50 feet of water. Lake trout are active toward Nine Mile Point. Look for them in 90-100 feet of water off the high rocks. Browns are responding to trolled stickbaits and lakers are taking cowbells and peanuts.

Oneida Lake report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The fishing on Oneida Lake has been decent. Typically the lake sets up in June and July for good fishing but with the cloudy weather we have had, this seems to be lagging behind a bit. The water temperature is not up to where it typically is this time of year. Anglers are finding a good walleye bite near the drop offs using worm harnesses and shad raps. Bass are on a catch and release basis until the season opens on June 20.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Not having had a great deal of hot weather as yet, the weed growth is not as issue on the pond. The walleye bite has been good using Rapalas on top. Anglers are also finding some bluegills near the weed beds.