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Fishing Reports for November 16, 2010

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 report:

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

The water level has been up some for the last few days running between 7,000-9,000cfs. Steelhead, browns and rainbows are active throughout the river. The baits to try remain trout beads, egg sacs, flies and skein. 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 report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

I spoke to anglers that have been fishing the lower end of the river and have connected with several fresh chrome fish. This is great to hear and I hope we see another good group of fish come into the river. These anglers were using blue egg sacs under floats.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Monday was another mild day with the temperature in the upper 50’s. With the recent stretch of mild weather the fishing pressure has increased. The water flow is expected to be running at 335cfs through Thursday. Over the last few days the upper section of river between Altmar and Pineville has produced the most action but is also getting the most pressure.  The mid to lower section of river would be a good choice if you’re looking for fresh fish and less pressure. 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.

Oneida Lake report

The walleye in Oneida Lake have been temperamental. The fishing has been very good one day and not a bite to be found the next. Even night casting has been on and off. Black/silver and blue/silver continue to be good color choices for bait. Anglers are picking up a few perch with fathead minnows.

Sandy Pond report: The pond is quiet at this time.