Fishing Reports for May 1, 2012

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 dropped substantially over the last couple of days with the flow running at 3,170cfs this morning. Areas all along the river are again accessible. Trout, sheepshead and rock bass are active throughout the river. Remember walleye season opens this Saturday, May 5.

Lake Ontario report:

Mother Nature has been giving us a variety lately with very thick fog this morning over the lake. When conditions are good anglers are finding brown trout, salmon and lake trout. From 5-30 feet out to depths over 100 feet there is some good action. Crankbaits, minnows, worms, spoons and spinners are working well.

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin Tail Adventures:

There was an incredible salmon bite in O-town on Monday in 40-150 feet of water from the surface down 100 feet. Gators, SSW, green chips and even smithwicks are suggested baits.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Some warmer temperatures and hopefully light winds are in the forecast for the next few days. The action remains good on the lake with nice brown trout and salmon catches reported. Look in 8-10 feet of water when it’s overcast and move out to the deeper water when the sun is out. Spoons continue to be the choice of bait. Anglers have reported some good schools of perch in the Little Salmon and Salmon Rivers. They should be around for another week or so.

According to the Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The fishing pressure on the river has been light and the water level low running at 185cfs. Overall we still have some drop backs scattered throughout the river and the lower end of the river seems to be producing the most action. Anglers have been getting into fish at RT2A, Papermill, 81 Hole, Town Pool, Longbridge/Staircase, Black Hole and the Douglaston Salmon Run.

Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are finding a good perch and bluegill bite using minnows. Look for crappies in the Big Bay area and remember the walleye season opens on Saturday, May 5.

Sandy Pond report:

The perch bite is dying down with not much action reported. There is good crappie action in the back bay and around the boat slips.