Fishing Reports for June 4, 2013

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

 Oswego River report:

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

The water flow has been running between 6,000-8,000cfs the last few days. This morning it is at 7,820cfs. This does make fishing along some areas of the river difficult. Anglers are finding a variety of species including walleye, sheepshead, smallmouth bass, white perch, and an occasional brown trout. Worms, minnows and crayfish are working well. Remember 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 web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift Fishing Charters:

Last Friday was a decent brown trout day with a nice triple early in the day. Sun and warm temperatures slowed the action later in the day. Saturday saw little brown trout activity but lake trout cooperated very nicely. Once again the wind has been an issue the last couple of days but conditions are expected to settle down toward the end of the week.

Salmon River/Port Ontario report:

The river is fairly quiet this time of year. The water flow is expected to be at 500cfs for the next few days.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There were not a lot of reports over the weekend. Anglers reported a few salmon and some lake trout but very little brown trout activity. Overall the fishing has been tough.

Oneida Lake report:

When the wind is not a factor, the walleye fishing has been decent but you may need to move around to find active spots.  Anglers have been finding some activity in 10-20 feet of water especially in the Big Bay area. Bucktail jigs tipped with a worm or blade baits have been working well. Shore anglers are taking some walleye with stickbaits or jigs just before or after dark. Just a reminder that lake sturgeon are on the threatened fish list.  If you accidentally hook one, please do not fight it and release it quickly.

 Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Conditions on the pond are about the same. There is a decent walleye bite along with some northern pike and rockbass activity. There has been very little perch action. Minnows, worms and jigs remain the suggested bait.