Fishing Reports for May 11, 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 river rose to over 12,000cfs this week but has dropped to just over 10,000cfs as of this morning. This still makes many areas along the river difficult to fish but with less precipitation in the forecast, hopefully conditions will continue to improve. There are plenty of walleyes throughout the river taking nightcrawlers, leeches, bucktail jigs and large stickbaits. Crayfish, minnows and worms are producing sheepshead and rockbass can be found near the Marine Museum. Smallmouth bass are taking minnows, stickbaits and twister tails on a catch-and-release basis only.

Lake Ontario report:

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

Anglers are experiencing the best salmon fishing we have ever had at this time of year. We have seen limit catches in the 10-17 pound range with a few weighing in at 25-27 pounds. Spoons and the occasional attractor/fly combination are working well in 70-250 feet of water about halfway down from the surface. Look for some good brown trout fishing in more shallow water up to 30 feet with spoons and stickbaits.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing continues to be very good when the wind cooperates and anglers can get out. Salmon are active in about 100-120 feet of water down 40-100 feet. Spoons and fly/flasher combinations are working well. Brown trout action is occurring in the 20-60 foot range with spoons being the choice of bait.

Salmon River:

The water flow has dropped to 500cfs as of yesterday. Look for some dropback activity particularly in the lower end of the river with worms and egg sacs working well.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing is reportedly very good on the lake. Although we have had some wind, when conditions are good some limit catches have been taken. Jigging the shallow waters has also been productive. Bass will also be on a catch and release basis only until the opening of the season June 16. Perch and bluegills are taking minnows and look for crappies in the Big Bay area.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The walleye bite on the pond has been rather slow this week. There has been some northern pike action reported with Rapalas, spinner baits and jigs the choices of bait. Look for some crappie activity around the boat slips.