Fishing Reports for October 15, 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.

Reminder: Seasonal regulations for Great Lakes Tributaries are in effect. Please consult a New York State DEC official regulations guide or they can be found on the DEC Web site at With fluctuating water levels in the rivers, personal flotation devices are highly recommended.

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

Oswego River report:

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

The water level is finally showing signs of dropping running at 9,710cfs this morning. This is still high water for accessing many of the fishing areas along the river. It is currently raining and is expected to do so all day so we will have to see how this affects the river. Anglers can fish from Lock 7 and the high wall as well as the walkway and the kiddie pool. For other options, try behind the steamplant past Breitbeck Park on the inside of the breakwall using spoons, Hot-n-Tots and Rapalas. Also look at the dam on Mill Street in Hannibal, 8 and 9-Mile Creeks off Co. Rte. 20, Grindstone Creek and the Little Salmon River. Baits to try in these areas are Hot-n-Tots, Rapalas, egg sacs, crazy eggs, sack attacks, nitro bait, estaz flies, and egg sucking leeches.

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:

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Unfortunately we are receiving a lot of rain again. It has been pouring here for several hours and even longer up on the Tug Hill. The river is running over 800cfs at the gauge in Pineville and I only expect it will go up. The steelhead fishing has been very good the past few days and we are seeing new fish every day. Beads, small egg patterns and egg sacs are working best.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing in the river is very good. There are some salmon but anglers are finding brown trout and steelhead to be plentiful throughout the river. Anglers are finding egg sacs, flies and worms are working well. The water level has risen some since yesterday and with the rainfall we receive today, it is best to check the flow before you fish.

Oneida Lake report

Anglers are continuing to see walleye action by trolling with stickbaits, worm harnesses and Michigan Stingers. Night casting is picking up along the launch sites, ridge abutments and marinas. Stickbaits are a good application. Smallmouth bass are following natural bait and perch can be found in 12-15 feet of water using fathead minnows.

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