Fishing Reports for October 21, 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:

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

The weather was beautiful this weekend, the water flow averaged between 4,000 and 5,000cfs but the salmon fishing was slow. Browns and steelhead are moving through the river so it is time to change over to lighter rods and light line. Driftboats are reporting the early morning bite has been good. With the rain overnight, the water level is up to 6,000cfs as of Tuesday afternoon.

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:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The salmon run is winding down although you will still find some particularly in the upper part of the river. A late run is possible but that usually is tied to a high water event such as a storm. It is hard to predict and sometimes doesn’t happen at all. The trout fishing is good with lots of browns and steelhead working their way through the lower end of the river.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

The water is low but is fishable running at 335cfs. The Sportsman Pool, Ellis Cove and Schoolhouse Pool area all fished well this week. The Upper and Lower Fly Fishing areas have been consistently producing action but are also getting heavy pressure. We could still use a lot of rain to get the creeks flowing. Plenty of steelhead and browns are showing up and I predict this will be a very good season for trout.

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

We continue to hear from anglers that the trout fishing is steady throughout the run. We are still seeing a few fresh kings and some small pods of cohos. However the salmon fishing is coming to end as the trout fishing continues to pick up.

Oneida Lake Report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

The water temperature is now 56 degrees and the gizzard shad are moving in along the shore. The bait seem to be going where the wind has been blowing. Anglers are finding walleyes along the shore fishing with waders or in boats. Stickbaits and the nitro minnow in blue/silver and black/silver are working well. Yellow perch can be found in 30-40 feet of water using fathead minnows fished along the bottom.

Sandy Pond Report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

As the cooler temperatures settle in, the walleye activity on Sandy Pond should be picking up. Nightcrawlers on worm harnesses and jigs tipped with worms are working well. Otherwise, things are fairly quiet here.