Fishing Reports for June 25, 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:

The water level is up again running at just over 7,000cfs this morning. The fishing activity remains about the same with bass taking minnows, leeches, nightcrawlers, crankbaits, and twister tails. Sheephead are plentiful taking crayfish, crankbaits and nightcrawlers. Anglers are finding catfish with nightcrawlers and stinkbait and walleye are responding to stickbaits in the harbor area.

Lake Ontario report:

The brown trout bite continues to be decent along the shoreline in up to 100 feet of water. Once again, early in the morning is the most productive time. A few Atlantic salmon are also being taken. Lake trout are taking cowbells and peanuts in 100-140 feet of water. King salmon are roaming in the deeper water – 300 feet on out with anglers finding a few steelhead in the mix.

Mexico Bay report:

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

Brown trout continue to be active from Ford Shoals east to the Mexico Bay area in about 40 feet of water. Anglers are finding increasing numbers of kings in the offshore depths along with a few steelhead.

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 bite has been inconsistent. They have been scattered – shallow one day, in deeper water the next. Biting one day, not the next. 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 fishing has been good this week with the largemouths active along the weedbeds.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things remain quiet on the pond. 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.