Fishing Reports for October 19, 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 level has been up and down some but as of this afternoon it was running at just under 4,000cfs. From the Utica St. bridge to the dam anglers are finding some salmon with a few fresh ones being taken. There is good trout action with rainbows, steelhead, and browns. Suggested baits 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.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
The salmon run on the Salmon River is starting to wind down. While there are still plenty of salmon to play with in the upper river, many are looking rough and it is time to think about trout. There is a slow trickle of steelhead coming through the river and the creeks that have water, like the Oak and 18 mile are starting to see good numbers of brown trout and still have plenty of clean salmon for your entertainment. The gravel area of the river is very busy and crowded with salmon seeking anglers. As for the trout, look for them behind the spawning Chinooks and at the very heads and tail outs of the pools. Blue eggs and trout beads in glo-roe and sun orange are taking all of our fish right now.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Anglers are reporting pretty slow action today. Most of the fish being hooked are in the fast water and pockets. The fish that are coming in seem to be moving through pretty fast. I did see a picture of a beautiful Atlantic that was landed yesterday below the Meadow.

Oneida Lake report:
The nighttime walleye bite is improving for anglers fishing from shore casting stickbaits. Look for areas with limited weed growth. Yellow perch are biting in 10-30 feet of water using fathead minnows. Smallmouth bass are active throughout the lake.

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