Fishing Reports for November 2, 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/Lake Ontario report:

Oswego River report:

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

The water flow is settling down running at 7,300cfs this morning. This makes many areas from the dam to the Utica St. bridge accessible. Anglers are finding good steelhead, brown and rainbow trout action throughout the river. Baits of choice are trout beads, egg sacs, flies and skein. Anglers are finding some salmon at the dam and also behind the steamplant past Breitbeck Park on the inside of the breakwall and at Wright’s Landing near 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 8 and 9-Mile Creeks off Co. Rte. 20. With the fluctuating water levels, personal flotation devices are highly recommended when you are near the water.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing has been very good today. Anglers on the run reported good action on new fresh fish from the Lower Clay all the way up to the glide. Beads and small egg pattern flies are the top producers. The river flow is running at 750cfs and folks along the whole river are reporting the fishing is good.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Last night we had a heavy frost and the mornings have been cold. Yesterday the fan finally turned off and anglers reported that leaves were not an issue. The majority of anglers we spoke with reported getting into fish the Upper Fly Fishing Area, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse, Frazier’s Run, Trestle, Refrigerator, Town Pool, and Longbridge. The upper section of river continues to get the most fishing pressure and anglers who fished the Upper Fly Fishing Area reported getting into mostly steelhead with a few kings and cohos in the mix. Anglers having the most success are covering lots of water while swinging spey flies, using egg patterns under a strike indicator or float fishing with egg sacs and trout beads.

Oneida Lake report

The temperatures this week are much cooler so night casting for walleyes should see some good activity. Anglers are finding stickbaits in black/silver and blue/silver are working well. There is still some perch action in 12-15 feet of water with fathead minnows a good choice for bait.

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