Fishing Reports for October 10, 2008

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.

The following notice has been posted for the Oswego River:

Due to the construction of the NYS Rte. 104 bridge, certain areas of the Oswego River will be restricted to boat traffic. Please watch for signs and buoys.

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

Oswego River report:

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

The slightly higher water was short lived as the level has again dropped to 1300cfs as of Friday morning. There was some action behind the powerhouse this morning as driftboat anglers pulled in a few. The activity from the shoreline has been slow. There is some trout activity being reported in the rapids and near the dam. Please use extreme caution over the weekend should water levels change rapidly.

Lake Ontario report:

The lake fishing report has ended for the season.

Mexico Bay report:

The Mexico Bay report has ended for the season.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:

The water flow is expected to be running at 500cfs through Monday.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

Fished all over this week and found fish to be about everywhere. Plenty of fresh green fish moving through the mid river today and the lower end was on fire Thursday with a good mix of trout and salmon.

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing is good again today on the run but we are getting mixed reports on where the best action is.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

This should be a busy weekend on the Salmon River. Look for salmon in some of the deeper pools and browns and steelhead have been very active in the estuary.

Oneida Lake Report:

On Oneida Lake Perch fishing is very good. Fish in the shallows, in the weeds, around the weeds and in deep water; it all seems to be working with fathead minnows being the choice bait. Nightcasting for walleyes has not materialized although an occasional one has been jigged up in deep water. The water temperature is 60 degrees and things will pick up as the temperature drops into the mid 50s.

Sandy Pond Report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There has not been a lot of activity reported from Sandy Pond. We did however hear that the walleye activity is picking up as the water temperature begins to get cooler. Nightcrawlers on worm harnesses and jigs tipped with worms are working well.