Fishing Reports for June 5, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water flow 7,200cfs this morning. This level makes fishing easier for shore anglers. One area to try is the West River Walk for walleye using stickbaits. Anglers are finding rock bass down in front of Breitbeck Park. A minnow on a jig is the suggested bait. 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 under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
The fishing remains excellent! I’m not even calling it fishing the last few days. I’m calling it catching. I never was able to put the GoPro on or even get all the rods out. Lots of kings, steelhead, rainbows and lakers. The fish counter was clicking at a high rate. Wednesday we tried to stay away from the steelhead and fished deeper for kings. We couldn’t get away from them. Many steelhead landed plus 9 kings.
Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
We received some much needed rain Tuesday night and again yesterday afternoon. Thunderstorms broke the hot and humid weather pattern and gave way to cool and overcast conditions today. Even though it was a pleasant day to be on the water, our lone guest shared that both fish and bug activity was nil this afternoon. Perhaps things will shape up with the forecast showing cooler temperatures for the next two days. The water line reports flows will remain 185 cfs thru Thursday at midnight.
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The few anglers who are fishing are focusing on the Upper Fly Zone in hopes of catching an Atlantic, Skamania or Brown Trout. In the lower end of the river anglers are picking up smallmouth bass in the deep holes such as Papermill, Longbridge and Black Hole
Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Water temperature has not changed in the area much so activity remains about the same. Anglers in the area seem to be looking far and wide for pods of fish. Steelhead reportedly are the most active as they are making their way out of the rivers and streams back into the lake with a few salmon being taken in deeper water.

Oneida Lake report:
The walleye bite continues to be good. Anglers are taking fish on jigs tipped with a nightcrawler, blade baits and trolling worm harnesses. Look in 15-30 feet of water with the deeper end of this range most active. Anglers are finding a night bite from shore casting jigs or stickbaits. Panfish are being taken in shallow water with worms or small jigs working well.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Conditions on the pond continue to be good. The weeds are not high so the fishing has been good. Trolling plugs or spoons is working for northern pike. Worm harnesses and jigging with bucktail jigs tipped with a worm are taking the walleye.