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Fishing Reports for May 24, 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:

After being around 4,000cfs for a few days, the water level rose earlier today to just over 8,000cfs. The upcoming holiday weekend looks good with warm temperatures and only a few spotty showers in the forecast. With this water level, target the area behind the hotels for walleye, white perch, rockbass, catfish and carp. Remember smallmouth bass are on a catch-and-release basis only until June 16. Baits to try are minnows, worms, crayfish, stickbaits, spinners, spoons and bucktail jigs.

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Tom Burke of Cold Steel Sportfishing:

The fishing has slowed down some from the torrid pace it has been. We’re getting some water transition to a deeper thermocline that typically happens in June but is happening now with things being ahead of schedule this year. Anglers are picking at browns in 40-80 feet of water. Look for a good lake trout bite in 115-135 feet of water near the bottom.

 

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing has slowed down in the last week or so. Salmon are very scattered but the lake trout bite has been good in 120 feet of water. Look for browns in 20-60 feet of water with spoons being the choice of bait.

Salmon River:

The water flow will remain at 185cfs through the weekend. Overall things are quieting down in the river.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing on the lake has been excellent in 15-25 feet of water. Trolling worms with worm harnesses, stickbaits, and bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler are good applications to try. Look for perch, bluegills and crappies taking minnows. Bass are on a catch-and-release basis only until June 16.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The northern pike bite continues to be very good on the pond. Rapalas, spinner baits and jigs are working well. An occasional walleye is being taken but over all the action is slow. Bass are on a catch-and-release basis only until the season opens mid June.

 

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