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Fishing Reports for October 13, 2009

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 has been high and low again this week. At its peak it was nearly 10,000cfs then down to 2,500cfs and today has settle in between at just over 5,000cfs. From the Utica St. bridge to the dam anglers are finding salmon, rainbows, steelhead, and brown trout. Good baits to try are egg sucking leaches, egg sacs, Glo-bug yarn, crazy eggs, pink worms and fathead minnows. Just a reminder, lake trout are out of season at this time. Also, due to the rapid changes in the water level, for your safety exit the river when the siren is sounded.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
Over the holiday weekend the water level was high and we had heavy fishing pressure, but anglers made the most of the conditions. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville has been getting the most fishing pressure and continues to produce the most action on a daily basis. On Monday anglers reported getting into fish in the Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area, Schoolhouse Pool, Frazier’s Run, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool, Pineville, Sportsman Pool, and Town Pool.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
The water did stay up at 1150cfs plus run off. The salmon run is slowing up considerably. The big water brought in most of the remaining kings last week. We have seen good numbers of steelies and browns and those anglers targeting them with fresh eggs are enjoying action.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The high water flow continues to make things challenging for anglers. Most of the salmon are in the upper section of the river and through the upper fly zone. The bottom half is seeing good trout action with steelhead and browns. The area tributaries are seeing the same pattern with salmon in the upper sections of the streams and trout following behind.

Oneida Lake report:
The nighttime walleye bite continues to improve for anglers casting stickbaits from shore. Areas with limited weed growth will make fishing easier. Crabs and minnows are taking some perch in 10-15 feet of water and smallmouth bass action continues to be good.

Sandy Pond report:
There is not much activity on the pond at this time.