Fishing Reports for June 3, 2011

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

Lake Ontario/Oswego River report:

Lake Ontario:

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

We had a stretch of beautiful weather and excellent fishing but the gale winds showed up yesterday and we will have to wait for things to calm down. The fish won’t go anywhere but they did get a break yesterday. The past week though has proven once again that Lake Ontario fishing is about as good as it gets. Trout, walleye, pike, steelhead and a few salmon are entertaining anglers in the eastern basin. For brown trout, we are working 10 to 50 FOW and the best baits are a black silver white belly Smithwick, fished on the surface about 150 feet behind the boat and dream weaver spoons in black and silver, glow green, and orange, fished 5 to 30 feet down off of the downriggers.

Oswego River:

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

The water level has been fairly consistent around the 12,000cfs mark for a couple of days. Conditions have remained about the same with brown trout and steelhead taking bucktail jigs tipped with a worm, leeches, spinnerspoons, and stickbaits. The canal between Lock 8 and Lock 7 is producing steelhead, browns, panfish and perch on worms, spikes and hair jigs. Rockbass are taking hair jigs, tube jigs and minnows near the floating dock by a blue crane at Wright’s Landing and in front of Breitbeck Park near a blue crane. Also look for blue gills, perch and crappies in these areas taking minnows.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

Pulaski area/Lake Ontario report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The brown trout bite continues to be very good along the lake shoreline although it has slowed a bit from the frantic activity of the past few weeks. Anglers are still producing some limit catches and good size browns are making their way to the nets. Trolling with stickbaits and spoons off the downriggers targeting the early morning bite has been productive. Perch are active in the estuaries of area tributaries taking fathead minnows.

Salmon River report:

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

If you are looking to escape the crowds and catch some nice rainbow trout, head up to Altmar and fish the Salmon River right where it dumps into the lower reservoir. This area was recently stocked with some nice fish. Fish small egg sacs or worms under a float and let the line drift out into the lake. If you prefer fly-fishing an olive wooly bugger would be my first choice, but there has been a good caddis hatch coming off right before dark also. A size 16 has been doing the job.

Oneida Lake report

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

The walleye action on Oneida Lake is up and down right now. Fish are being taken in the deep water (30 to 38) on the east end at buoys 109 and 111 by the trollers with leadcore and stickbaits. The Rapala Hot Steel floater seems to be a favorite among trollers. North of Messenger Reef, jigging with black/purple 1/2 to 5/8 oz. jigs tipped with a crawler is also producing fish. I like pulling sonar’s and right off of Oneida creek in 21 FOW and the north shore off of the half house and Carbone’s in 28 to 30 FOW as been working for us.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The walleye bite on Sandy Pond has been seeing some action. The same bait – worm harnesses, Rapalas and Rebels are working well. Perch are taking fathead minnows and the bluegill bite has been good.