Fishing Reports for May 10, 2011

This report a courtesy of 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 level is slowly dropping with it registering at 20,900cfs as of this morning. This is till a very high flow and makes the river unfishable except for behind the hotels. With little rain in the forecast for the next few days, hopefully the level will continue to drop. The brown trout bite continues to be extremely good along the shoreline of Lake Ontario particularly at the mouths of area creeks. Places such as Milea Beach, in front of the cemetery, and at Flatrock in front of Ft. Ontario have been active. Spoons are working from shore with stickbaits, nightcrawlers and leeches working behind the hotels. Anglers fishing the harbor area are finding stickbaits working well. Look for brown trout and walleye in most of these areas.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

The water level has been coming down running at 500cfs this afternoon and anglers have been getting into fish. Sunday was another nice day with plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the 60’s. Most of the anglers we spoke with reported having a very good day in the lower end of river between RT2A and the Douglaston Salmon Run. Most of the dropbacks are being caught in the head or tailouts of the larger pools. Anglers have also been finding action in the Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area, Sportsman Pool, Compactor, Papermill, 81 Hole, Town Pool, Longbridge, Staircase, and the Black Hole.

Pulaski area/Lake Ontario report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The brown trout fishing in Lake Ontario continues to be excellent. Brown trout have been very active along the shoreline in 6-20 feet of water particularly off the mouths of rivers and streams. The applications are working – small spoons, Rapalas, and thundersticks trolled straight line or off the planer boards. For bullhead anglers, the Salmon River estuary is loaded.

Oneida Lake report

With the ban on boating lifted on Oneida Lake, anglers took advantage of the opening of walleye season over the weekend. Remember a “no wake” order is in effect to protect boater’s safety. Anglers are also finding crappies and bluegills in the bays and marinas. Crankbaits, jigs, minnows and worms are working well.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The weather cooperated for some nice fishing on the pond over the weekend. Walleye were responding to crankbaits with worm harnesses and jigs. Perch were taking small minnows