Fishing Reports for October 2, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
We had a nice run of salmon come through yesterday but the bite has been tough. The water flow this afternoon is 2,390cfs with the likelihood of some rain over the weekend along with cooler temperatures. Hopefully this will spark some action. Skein under a float, Hot-N-Tots and deep-diving Jr. Thundersticks are suggested bait. The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
They are not jumping in the boat, but we definitely had our shots at them yesterday morning. We netted some and lost some too. Pautzke cured skein remains the only ticket lately. All released to fight another day. This morning we had our limit in 47 minutes. I see rain in the forecast – LOCKEDSTRONG with the rain dance.
According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:
Lake fishing is all but done. But for those looking to do a little more trolling offshore is the place to go. 250-450′. Spoons have been the bait of choice. The Oswego River has seen a decent run of fish – not huge numbers but enough to make the poles bend.
Salmon River report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Most clients and guides reported seeing more fish yesterday with greater hook-ups than any prior day. The week long trend seems to be increasing numbers of fish in the river. So the trickle of small pods of salmon entering the river may finally be building up to our much anticipated (and long overdue) run. Other clients reported seeing only a few fish with no particular area of the river out producing any other. First light and the early evening bite are the most productive.
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The daytime fish movement remains slow so the deep holes continue to produce the most action during the day. Anglers staying in the motel have reported getting into some kings, cohos and trout in the Upper and Lower Fly Zone. Those stopping into the shop have reported action in the Town, Sportsman and Trestle Pools, along with the estuary, Black Hole, Ellis Cove and Schoolhouse.
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The fishing in the river was a little better the last couple of days but still not up to par with no big run to report. There is a good number of fish in the estuary with floating egg sacs and light tackle working well. The forecast is calling for a change in the weather pattern which may help to move them around.
Oneida Lake report:
The pattern for walleye is about the same. The daytime water depth to target is about 30 feet. With rain and cooler temperatures coming for the weekend, the night bite activity should pick up. Fishing from shore just before and after dark can be very productive in the fall. Bass are active one day and quiet the next with crankbaits and stickbaits working well. Anglers are finding a more consistent perch bite in up to 15 feet of water.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The activity on the pond is quiet this time of year.