Fishing Reports for June 30, 2016

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

Lake Ontario report:
Anglers are finding a variety of species in the area. Some salmon have moved in along with a good steelhead bite and some brown trout activity. Spoons along with flies and flashers are working well.
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

We have some kings around with some nice steelhead mixed in. No big numbers but enough to have a good day on the water.
Oswego River report
The water level has been flowing between 1,000-2,000cfs for several days. Conditions are about the same on the river. Anglers are finding a few smallmouth bass. Walleyes are active but small in size with only a handful of keepers reported. Anglers are also finding sheepshead and catfish. Worms, minnows and stickbaits are working well.

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 and look for the fishing report along the top bar on the home page. 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:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Anglers are reporting an influx of salmon and brown trout in decent numbers over the last few days off Oswego and in Mexico Bay. There does not seem to be any consistency in water depth; look in 70-80 feet of water on out to 200 feet. Browns are taking spoons and salmon are responding to flies/flashers and cut bait/flashers.
According to Fat Nancy’s Tackle Shop:
Tuesday was a great day on the water with plenty of steelhead off Nine Mile Point in 160 feet of water. The hot baits were Michigan Stinger hawgwild and green e-chip with Atommik ultra green glo fly.
Salmon River:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
It was a quiet day on the run yesterday. One angler fished with us and reported catching nine smallmouth bass in the morning. The hot weather we had really warmed up the river temperature which was 72 degrees with a flow of 185cfs.
Oneida Lake report:
According to Bartel Road Bait & Tackle:
The walleye bite has been interesting to say the least. It seems like early morning is best with many anglers using sonar and bladebaits. 24-32 feet of water appears to be the average depth. There are also some folks catching eyes on worm harnesses as shallow as 15 feet. The bass are gorging themselves on the recent mayfly hatch and good numbers are being taken on shoals using either live crayfish or drop-shotting plastic baits.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The pond is getting heavily weeded making it difficult to fish in most areas.