Fishing Reports for October 22, 2010

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:

Although the water level has dropped to 6,630cfs as of this morning, conditions have not changed much. This is still high for many areas along the river but driftboat anglers are reporting some nice steelhead action. Anglers are also fishing from Lock 7 and the high wall as well as the walkway and the kiddie pool. For other options, try behind the steamplant past Breitbeck Park on the inside of the breakwall using spoons, Hot-n-Tots and Rapalas. Also look at the dam on Mill Street in Hannibal, 8 and 9-Mile Creeks off Co. Rte. 20, Grindstone Creek and the Little Salmon River. Baits to try in these areas are Hot-n-Tots, Rapalas, egg sacs, crazy eggs, sack attacks, nitro bait, estaz flies, and egg sucking leeches. With the fluctuating water levels, personal flotation devices are highly recommended when you are near the water.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

The crowds are gone and the steelhead are here. Everyday anglers are producing more and more trout on the run. We are still having some leaf issues with the wind blowing them in the water. However beads, egg sacs and egg pattern flies are working well. We are also starting to see some of the big fall run browns and some beautiful domestic rainbows.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

The water flow is running at 750cfs through tonight. Yesterday we had some rain and with the wind leaves were a factor in the lower end of the river. We still have a few salmon spawning in the gravel areas of the river such as Frazier’s Run, Ellis Cove, lower Trestle, upper Sportsman, and RT2A. If you’re looking for salmon the mid to upper end of the river would be your best bet. Each day we have a few more steelhead along with the occasional brown trout entering the river through the lower end. Anglers who fished the Upper and Lower Fly Fishing Area reported getting into a mix of kings, cohos and steelhead while fishing egg patterns, flesh fly and egg sucking leeches.

Oneida Lake report

Night casting from shore is picking up and we should see more action as the water temperature cools down. Stickbaits are working well with black/silver and blue/silver being good color choices. Anglers are reporting some nice sized perch being taken using fathead minnows in 12-15 feet of water.

Sandy Pond report: The pond is quiet at this time.