Fishing Reports for October 16, 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:

With not much rain this week, the water level has been dropping with the flow this morning at 1,570cfs. From the Utica St. bridge to the dam anglers are finding some salmon and a good number of trout – rainbows, steelhead, and browns. 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 possible 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:

The water level is expected to drop tonight to 750cfs and hold at that level through Monday. The lower end of the river is seeing some nice trout action. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure with the gravel areas producing the most action on a daily basis.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The water is going back down to 750cfs for the weekend. This should make for some excellent trout action for the next few days. With the big water and the strong west winds the last few days the river should be slowly filling with bright CHROME trout. Egg patterns, pink worms, glo roe beads and certainly fresh egg sacs should produce fish all weekend long!!

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The water level is dropping for the weekend so this will make for better fishing conditions. 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 also seeing some good activity.

Oneida Lake report:

A report from an area angler indicates that the best perch fishing is in 20-30 feet of water using fathead minnows. Also look for smallmouth in 10-15 feet of water.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

I had a great report that the walleye fishing on Oneida was really, really good. They are biting so don’t be afraid to visit your favorite spot.

Sandy Pond report:

There is not much activity on the pond at this time.

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