Fishing Reports for October 14, 2011

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

Oswego River report:

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

The water level jumped to 7,500cfs mid week but has dropped again to about 4,000cfs. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 50s tomorrow with a blustery day in the forecast. Anglers are continuing to find good numbers of salmon throughout the river with the area from Bridie Manor up to the dam seeing the most action. The same bait is working – flies, egg sacs, crazy eggs, hot-n-tots, fast tracks and woolly buggers have been working well. Night fishing from the Utica Street bridge north has also been productive.

Notice: The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the bridge over Oswego Canal’s Lock 7 at Leto Island. There is no vehicular traffic over the bridge.

Lake Ontario report:

The weather will keep anglers off the lake this weekend with high winds expected. However, anglers have reported a good number of steelhead have been active in 200-300 feet of water, down 150 feet from the surface, off the Oswego River.

Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

With the slightly cooler temperatures and some rain in the forecast, the action should only get better as there are lots more fish to come. A number of steelhead have also been reported moving into the river. With the rain, the streams in the area are likely to swell and we are expecting a good October run of fish in them.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

We still have fish spread out in the river from top to bottom. The upper section of river has fish holding in the deeper pools as well as salmon spawning in the gravel areas. The lower end of the river has been getting less pressure with plenty of action. Anglers have reported plenty of kings still on the move and each day we’re seeing a few more steelhead. Anglers stopping into the shop also reported getting into fish in the Staircase, Ballpark, Papermill, RT2A, Pineville, Trestle Pool, Ellis Cove, Schoolhouse Pool, Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area.

Oneida Lake report:

The perch fishing on the lake has been good in and around the weeds with minnows and crayfish working well. The night casting for walleyes remains slow due to the warmer weather we have been having. A stretch of cooler weather is coming in by the weekend so this may help to spark some activity. Smallmouth bass have not been cooperating as they are feeding on small gizzard shad.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is very little activity to report from Sandy Pond at this time.

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