Fishing Reports for May 17, 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:

With the rain the last few days the water level has again risen to 22,500cfs as of this morning. Most of the river is unfishable with the exception of some activity behind the hotels. Stickbaits, nightcrawlers and leeches are suggested bait to try. The brown trout bite along the shoreline continues to be good with spoons working well. Boat anglers working the waters of the harbor area are finding stickbaits working well. Anglers are also finding some walleye in these areas.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Over the last few days we’ve had rainy conditions and more rain is expected for the remainder of the week some clearing hopefully for the weekend. The water flow is up to 900cfs today. Very few anglers are fishing and the dropbacks that are being caught are coming from the deeper holes in the lower end of the river such as the Compactor, Papermill, Staircase and the Black Hole. For those anglers who are fly fishing, large streamers on the swing has been most productive. Anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing have done well on pink worms or night crawlers.

Pulaski area/Lake Ontario report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The conditions have been rainy and colder so there has not been as much action to report on. Anglers are finding some brown trout activity in 6-20 feet of water. The early bite continues to be the best with stickbaits and spoons off the downriggers working well.

Oneida Lake report

The walleye bite has been good this week as the walleye season gets underway. Bucktail jigs have been the choice of bait. Bass fishing has also been very good for anglers fishing the catch and release season with tube baits and bass jigs working well. Remember a “no wake” order is in effect to protect boater’s safety.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The walleye fishing has been spotty this week on the pond. The water temperatures are a bit colder than normal for this time of year. With some warmer temperatures forecasted for later in the week, hopefully this will trigger more activity. Worm harnesses with nightcrawlers fished toward evening have produced fish especially on the North Pond.