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 flow continued fluctuating with a low near 2,500cfs on Tuesday and up over 5,000cfs on Wednesday. Anglers are finding steelhead, browns and rainbows throughout the river. Trout beads, egg sacs, flies and skein continue to be the baits of choice. Anglers are picking up the occasional salmon at the dam and behind the steamplant past Breitbeck Park on the inside of the breakwall and at Wright’s Landing by the blue crane. Spoons, Hot-n-Tots and Rapalas are working well. There is also some activity at the dam on Mill Street in Hannibal and at 8 and 9-Mile Creeks off Co. Rte. 20. Please remember that personal flotation devices are highly recommended with the fluctuating water levels.
Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
Salmon River report:
According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Most of the reports we received yesterday were that the run was fishing pretty slow. I did hear of some anglers doing well in the little black and the flats. Egg sacs were the top producers the past two days in blue and hot pink.
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:
Wednesday was sunny with temperatures near 50 degrees. The water flow is currently running at 500cfs. The majority of anglers we spoke with reported getting into fish and anglers in the lower end reported getting into fresh fish. Mild weather is expected over the next few days which should help with the water temperature. Anglers having the most success are covering lots of water while swinging spey flies, using egg patterns and nymphs under a strike indicator or float fishing with egg sacs and trout beads. The Upper and Lower Fly Fishing area, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse, Frazier’s Run, Trestle, Refrigerator, Sportsman, RT2A, Town Pool, and Longbridge have all produced action on a daily basis.
Oneida Lake report
Anglers are taking some nice size walleye trolling with stickbaits and spoons. Black/silver and blue/silver are good color choices. Night casting has also picked up with the cooler temperatures. Perch continue to be active in the deeper water with fathead minnows a good choice of bait.
Sandy Pond report: The pond is quiet at this time.