Fishing Reports for June 21, 2012

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

Just a reminder that this weekend is Free Fishing Weekend in NYS; no license is required.

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

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

The water flow has been under 3,000cfs this week, but rose to 3,500cfs this morning . The bass opener was good all along the river from Oswego to Phoenix. There also is a light run of Skamania steelhead right now. The walleye action has slowed but anglers can still find white perch, rockbass, catfish and carp. Minnows, worms, and crayfish have been getting the job done.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin Tail Adventures:

As we mentioned in the last report, the fishing has definitely turned around in the last couple of weeks. The fishing out of Oswego is great. Kings, steelhead, brown trout and lake trout are all active. Look in 100-350 feet of water from 40-100 feet down from the surface. Flies, spoons – just about any variety of bait is working well.

The fishing is great, the weather looks good for the weekend, so just get out and fish.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The lake fishing on this end of the lake is off the charts. If this continues, it is shaping up to be the best year we have had since the 1980s. We have not had this many salmon this early in the season in many years. Salmon are active in 150 feet of water down 90-105 feet from the surface. Browns are in 120-150 feet of water down 80-110 feet. Steelhead have been roaming in 60-80 feet down 40-60 feet. A variety of spoons and fly/flasher combinations have been working well. Some anglers are also using cut bait very successfully. Look for bass and perch activity along the shoreline with fathead minnows being the choice of bait.

Oneida Lake report:

Oneida Lake fishing continues to be very good. The opening of smallmouth bass season saw some action although the wind was a bit of a factor on Sunday. The walleye bite continues with spinners, worms and bucktail jigs tipped with a fathead minnow working well and anglers are finding a few perch in the mix.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing on the pond remains good. Anglers are finding some northern pike action with the same baits suggested – Rapalas, spinner baits and jigs. Anglers reported some smallmouth bass action over the weekend with minnows and nightcrawlers good choices of bait.