Fishing Reports for May 29, 2013

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:

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

As of this morning, the water flow is running at 6,230cfs. Heavy rain came through overnight so this may change as the day goes on. Higher levels will make some areas along the river inaccessible. Anglers fishing behind the hotels as well as boat anglers will likely find some walleye taking worms, minnows and crayfish.  Remember the bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:

Mother Nature served up another round of windy days for the weekend. The wind is expected to be out of the south/southwest for the next few days bringing much warmer temperatures and waves 2 feet or less on the lake. As conditions settle down we will have to see how the fishing sets up.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift Fishing Charters:

After all the wind we had over the weekend, the bite over deeper water has been good this morning with a few nice size kings being taken.

Salmon River/Port Ontario report:

The river is fairly quiet this time of year. The water flow is expected to be at 185cfs for the next few days.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There are no reports from the Port Ontario area as yet after the rough conditions we had for the weekend. Once we get through rain and thunderstorms today, there is some improvement in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.

Oneida Lake report:

When conditions permitted, the walleye fishing on Oneida Lake has been decent. The water depth remains about the same, 10-20 feet. Bucktail jigs tipped with a worm have been working well.

Just a reminder that lake sturgeon are on the threatened fish list.  If you accidentally hook one, please do not fight it and release it quickly.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There continues to be a decent walleye bite on the pond along with northern pike and rockbass.

Minnows, worms and jigs remain the suggested bait. There has been very little perch activity reported.