Fishing Reports for November 10, 2009

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

The following notice has been posted for Lake Ontario waters:
Remember the area around the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility is off limits to boating. The restricted area stretches 1,000 yards offshore and extends from the Alcan plant to the Sunset Bay area along Lake Ontario, east of the city of Oswego.

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

Oswego River report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
The water level has been running between 6,000-9,000cfs with the level this morning at 7,590cfs. The bite continues as steelhead, rainbows and brown trout are providing some good action especially from the Utica St. bridge to the dam. Look for a few remaining salmon at the dam, too. Driftboat anglers are seeing some double digit catches. Suggested bait – trout beads, nightcrawlers, wax worms, egg sucking leaches, egg sacs, Glo-bug yarn, crazy eggs, pink worms and fathead minnows.   Other tributaries doing well are Catfish Creek has some salmon, Mill St. in Hannibal has salmon and trout, and Nine Mile Creek has lots of trout.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
With the recent mild weather and low water conditions the fishing pressure has increased. We currently have fish spread out in the river from top to bottom. Some days have fished better than others, but overall anglers have been getting into a mix of browns and steelhead. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville has been getting the most pressure on a daily basis. Fresh fish have been entering the lower end of the river with early morning and late afternoon producing the best results.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
The Indian summer weather has made for some beautiful days on the river. The fishing has been a little tougher than normal because of the low, clear conditions. However anglers are still reporting good action early in the morning and late in the day when the sun is off the water. The most consistent fishing has been in the fastest water.

Oneida Lake report:
The nighttime shore bite for walleyes continues to improve but remains somewhat inconsistent. Anglers are finding a good bite one night but a bit slow the next. Stickbaits, especially those resembling gizzard shad in blue/silver and black/silver are good choices of bait.  Fathead minnows are taking yellow perch in 10 to 20 feet of water around weeds and anglers are finding smallmouth bass throughout the lake.

Sandy Pond report:
There is not much activity on the pond at this time.