Fishing Reports for June 6, 2016

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

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Tom Burke of Cold Steel Fishing Charter:
The browns and salmon have been tough to come by but the lakers have kept clients happy!
According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:
After flat water for several days a big brown in some nasty waves. Best part is we let him go so he can grow!
Oswego River report:
With some significant rain over the last couple of days, the water level rose to 9,000cfs yesterday but has settled back a bit. This morning it is running at 6,130cfs. Anglers are finding sheepshead, smallmouth bass and an occasional walleye or catfish.
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:
Lakers are the most active species right now. Salmon have been elusive but there have been a few brown trout reported. Cowbells and peanuts along with Michigan stingers are working well. West and northwest winds are in the forecast this week so we will have to see if conditions change.
Salmon River:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Yesterday was a rainy day with periods of heavy rain. There were a total of 10 anglers braving the weather. Fish brought to hand included smallmouth bass, brown trout, an Atlantic salmon and a spotted garfish. The river flow is running at 185cfs.
Oneida Lake report:
Walleye fishing has been spotty with early morning and later in the day seeing the most activity. Stickbaits and bucktail jigs tipped with a worm are working well. Anglers are finding a few bluegills and pickerel in the shallow water and a few smallmouth bass in 5-10 feet of water.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Woody’s Tackle:
Conditions are about the same on the pond. The North pond is producing some walleyes but only a few keepers size wise in the catches. Stickbaits and jigs are working well. There is very little perch activity.