Fishing Reports for October 17, 2008

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.

The following notice has been posted for the Oswego River:

Due to the construction of the NYS Rte. 104 bridge, certain areas of the Oswego River will be restricted to boat traffic. Please watch for signs and buoys.

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

Oswego River report:

The water level spiked today to almost 6,000cfs but has settled back to 4,700cfs this afternoon. This should bring in some new fish. Activity along the wall seems to have picked up and there are trout reported at the dam and in the rapids.

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:

The water level will be running at 335fs for the weekend. This is a low flow so look for the deeper pools for the most activity. Fishing can vary from each section of the river so move around if you are not having any luck. Most of the salmon anglers seem to be in the upper section of the river so you will avoid the crowds by fishing the lower section. Anglers targeting trout are doing better in the lower section. Egg sacs and flies are working well.

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

There does seem to be some fresh salmon through the run today. The trout fishing has really increased and seems to be getting better as the days go by.

Oneida Lake Report:

Perch fishing has been good in 10 to 20 ft. of water along weed edges and also out in deeper water. Fathead minnows are the choice bait. Walleyes are being caught in 35 to 40 ft. of water. Nightcasting for walleyes should pick up as cooler temperatures are settling in.

Sandy Pond Report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There has not been a lot of activity reported from Sandy Pond. We did however hear that the walleye activity is picking up as the water temperature begins to get cooler. Nightcrawlers on worm harnesses and jigs tipped with worms are working well.