Fishing Reports for October 10, 2013

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
After reaching almost 14,000cfs yesterday, the river flow is dropping flowing at 9,880cfs this morning. This makes some areas along the river difficult to fish but the kiddie pool, hobo alley and bridie hole along with the linear walkway are places to try. The same baits including egg sacs, skein and smack beads are working well. Remember the bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
Thursday afternoon was one of the nicest afternoons you can get. Beautiful weather and great fishing with salmon, steelhead, rainbows and even a catfish in the mix.

Lake Ontario report:
The lake fishing report has ended for the season.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The rain last weekend really pushed the fish up the river. Things have quieted down in the estuary although there are a few fresh fish still working in from the lake. Most of the action can now be found from the village of Pulaski up through Altmar. Anglers are likely finding fish in Grindstone Creek and the Sandies.

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Fishing has varied some over the past few days. Since Monday the upper end has fished very well for kings. A few anglers looking for trout have remarked that there have been almost too many! Action in the lower end has slowed down for salmon but yesterday a big pod of steelhead kept everyone more than occupied. Some brown trout remain in the mix as well. As you might imagine with steelies, egg patterns have been tops. Oregon cheese glo-bugs with a red blood dot #8-10. White/pink & white/orange crystal eggs or estaz eggs #8-10 were also very productive on the trout. E.S.L. style buggers and bunny leaches in olive, black, and purple have been getting it done on the kings.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
On Sunday, the rain stopped but it started pouring giant salmon with another major push through the river. On Monday my clients from South Africa experienced our world class fishing. Each had their limit by 11 a.m. and could not believe the strength of the fish they were reeling in.

Oneida Lake report:
Although the night bite for walleye has been slow, temperatures are expected to drop into the 40s for the next several nights so this may spark some activity. Daytime temperatures are forecast to be slightly above normal so open water fishing for perch is still likely with minnows and worms working well. For the downloadable Oneida Lake Association boating safety map, visit their web site at www.oneidalakeassociation.org. N

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Things are quiet on the pond this time of year.