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Fishing Reports for June 4, 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:
With some rain this week and a water flow running at 4,100cfs, the fishing is good along the river. There are plenty of sheepshead taking crayfish, crankbaits, and nightcrawlers. Catfish are active throughout the river but particularly near the powerhouse taking nightcrawlers, crayfish and stinkbait. The walleye action seems to be good toward the harbor area and flatrock. Brown trout, steelhead and rainbows can be found north of the Utica St. bridge. Bass are being taken on a catch and release basis only with minnows, worms, stickbaits, spinnerbaits and spoons.
Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
Lake Ontario fishing has been slow but there are some really nice fish being caught. Some hefty browns are being taken and the key is to get to the spot early. The bite is very, very early so getting there before dawn makes all the difference. 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 10 to 30 feet down off of the downriggers. Anglers are finding some lake trout with one 38 lb. 4 oz. reported from the eastern end of the lake.
Mexico Bay report:
According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B & B Sportfishing Charters:
Fishing in the Eastern Basin the past weekend certainly could have been better. We had a brief early morning brown trout bite followed by some good laker fishing off the high rocks area. Hopefully some needed westerly wind patterns will get thing turned for the better. If you want to catch, you gotta fish!
Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Activity on the lake has been a little quiet as we seem to be in the typical June transition. Normally the thermocline sets up around July 4th, but I would guess it might be earlier this year. Once that happens, look for some good fishing action. Right now the brown trout bite is in 30-50 feet of water off the planer boards and downriggers. Some early morning anglers reported a good catch this morning toward Nine Mile Point. Lake trout are active right now in 120-130 feet of water particularly toward Nine Mile Point with cowbells and peanuts suggested baits.
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 feet) 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 taking a fair share of fish.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Conditions have not changed much on the pond. Walleye are active but a number of them are under-sized fish. Jigging and drifting worm harnesses are working well. Anglers are finding bluegills, perch and some northern pike. Shiners, spoons and live bait are good choices of bait.

Fishing Reports for June 4, 2010This 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:With some rain this week and a water flow running at 4,100cfs, the fishing is good along the river. There are plenty of sheepshead taking crayfish, crankbaits, and nightcrawlers. Catfish are active throughout the river but particularly near the powerhouse taking nightcrawlers, crayfish and stinkbait. The walleye action seems to be good toward the harbor area and flatrock. Brown trout, steelhead and rainbows can be found north of the Utica St. bridge. Bass are being taken on a catch and release basis only with minnows, worms, stickbaits, spinnerbaits and spoons.
Lake Ontario report:According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:Lake Ontario fishing has been slow but there are some really nice fish being caught. Some hefty browns are being taken and the key is to get to the spot early. The bite is very, very early so getting there before dawn makes all the difference. 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 10 to 30 feet down off of the downriggers. Anglers are finding some lake trout with one 38 lb. 4 oz. reported from the eastern end of the lake.
Mexico Bay report:According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B & B Sportfishing Charters:Fishing in the Eastern Basin the past weekend certainly could have been better. We had a brief early morning brown trout bite followed by some good laker fishing off the high rocks area. Hopefully some needed westerly wind patterns will get thing turned for the better. If you want to catch, you gotta fish!
Pulaski Area report:According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:Activity on the lake has been a little quiet as we seem to be in the typical June transition. Normally the thermocline sets up around July 4th, but I would guess it might be earlier this year. Once that happens, look for some good fishing action. Right now the brown trout bite is in 30-50 feet of water off the planer boards and downriggers. Some early morning anglers reported a good catch this morning toward Nine Mile Point. Lake trout are active right now in 120-130 feet of water particularly toward Nine Mile Point with cowbells and peanuts suggested baits.
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 feet) 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 taking a fair share of fish.
Sandy Pond report:According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:Conditions have not changed much on the pond. Walleye are active but a number of them are under-sized fish. Jigging and drifting worm harnesses are working well. Anglers are finding bluegills, perch and some northern pike. Shiners, spoons and live bait are good choices of bait.