Fishing Reports for June 22, 2010

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

The following notice has been posted for Lake Ontario waters:

Remember the area around the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility is off limits to boating. The restricted area stretches 1,000 yards offshore and extends from the Alcan plant to the Sunset Bay area along Lake Ontario, east of the city of Oswego.

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

Oswego River report:

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

Although the water level has been running near 7,000cfs for a few days, it has dropped to 4,700cfs this morning. Bass are active throughout the river taking minnows, leeches, nightcrawlers, crankbaits, and twister tails. Sheephead are responding to crayfish, crankbaits and nightcrawlers. Catfish are taking nightcrawlers, crayfish and stinkbait and look for walleye action in the harbor area and near flatrock.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

Brown trout continue to be active early in the morning in 50-100 feet of water in front of the Nine Mile buoy line. Also look for the browns off the Catfish Creek area and Mexico Bay. Bonus rainbows and large Atlantic salmon are complimenting our catch each day. King salmon are roaming in the deeper water and the numbers are increasing.

Mexico Bay report:

According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B & B Sportfishing Charters:

Southerly breezes have given way to a nice patch of westerly winds. Brown trout are nibbling along the 40 foot contours from Ford Shoals east into the Mexico Bay area. Kings and steelhead are roaming the offshore depths in greater numbers with the past couple of days providing some nice action.  It is always nice when you have a choice of targets and the past few days have provided just that. Things are getting better.

Pulaski Area report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The bass season opener was quiet. Although a few were reported overall the bass fishing was slow. We do, however, have reports of salmon moving into the deeper water. Look for both juveniles and some adults in 300 feet of water using flashers, flies and spoons. Perch are biting along the shoreline and brown trout are active in 20-50 feet of water. River anglers can find some Atlantics in the upper part of the Salmon River with spinners, flies and worms under a float working well.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing has been good this week on Oneida Lake. They are somewhat scattered but can be found in 15-25 feet of water and also in the 35 foot range. The areas from buoy 109 to 111, and also from buoy 117-123 have been good. Blade baits and black & purple jigs tipped with nightcrawler are still working well. Trollers are also doing well with lead core and stickbaits. Bass season opens tomorrow and perch and panfish have been active.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Activity on the pond is slow as the summer weed growth makes things more challenging. Anglers are finding some walleye, although many are undersized. Jigging would be a suggested technique. Anglers are finding bluegills and perch with shiners, spoons and live bait good choices of bait.