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Fishing Reports for November 24, 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:

With some recent rain the water level has been running over 10,000cfs since Friday. This morning the flow is 11,600cfs. This makes many areas along the river unfishable. 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 indicate that the action at the dam on Mill Street in Hannibal has been good 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 the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The fishing was very good on the run yesterday. We spoke to several anglers that had a banner day. Eggs and beads still produced well, but flies were on as well. Fly anglers did well on small egg patterns and black stone flies. I was told of good action from the Meadow all the way up to the Little Black.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

Monday was a mild day with windy conditions, scattered rain showers and the temperature was in the mid 50’s. Anglers staying in the motel reported getting into fish in the Upper Fly Fishing Area and the DSR. Anglers stopping into the shop reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Fishing Area, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse, Wire Hole, Trestle pool, Refrigerator, Sportsman, and the Town Pool. The upper section of river between Altmar and Pineville is holding the most fish and the mid to lower section of river would be a good choice if you’re looking for fresh fish. Anglers having the most success are covering lots of water while using egg patterns and nymphs under a strike indicator, swinging flies or float fishing with egg sacs, trout beads and pink worms.

Oneida Lake report

The colder nights seem to have sparked the action on Oneida Lake with reports of some nice walleye catches. Stickbaits along with spoons and worm harnesses are working well. Casting stickbaits from shore after dark has also been productive. Black/silver and blue/silver along with chartreuse have been good color choices. Anglers are also picking up a few perch with fathead minnows.

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