Fishing Reports for November 19, 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’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The water level has not changed significantly, running at 8,710cfs this morning. With this level, some areas will be more difficult to fish. Driftboat anglers are reporting a good number of steelhead, browns and rainbows throughout the river. The baits to try remain trout beads, egg sacs, flies and skein. Reports this week indicate that there is very good action at the dam on Mill Street in Hannibal including some nice salmon. Anglers are also picking up the occasional salmon 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. 8 and 9-Mile Creeks off Co. Rte. 20 are also active. Please remember that personal flotation devices are highly recommended with the fluctuating water levels.

Salmon River report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

The water flow has been 335cfs with some run-off and will most likely stay at that level through the weekend.

Steelhead and browns are scattered throughout the faster runs and gravel areas of the river. The anglers having the most success have reported that the key is to cover lots of water because the fish are spread out. Suggested patterns are beads in glow roe, tangerine and cheese doodles, blue and pink egg sacs, estaz eggs, glo bugs, nymph’s and large stoneflies. Work the areas at the heads & tails of the larger pools.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The fish were back on the bite yesterday and the weather brought in some new chrome. I spoke to several center pin anglers that did really well from the Joss Hole all the way to the estuary. Eggs and beads were the top producers.

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.