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:
Anglers are seeing trout action in the river as steelhead, browns and rainbows make their way into the river. The water level has been averaging near 10,000cfs for the last few days. This is high water for many areas along the river but anglers are fishing from Lock 7 and the high wall as well as the walkway and the kiddie pool. Anglers are finding a few salmon behind the steamplant past Breitbeck Park on the inside of the breakwall and at Wright’s Landing near the blue crane. Spoons, Hot-n-Tots and Rapalas are working well. Also look at the dam on Mill Street in Hannibal and 8 and 9-Mile Creeks off Co. Rte. 20. 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:
There are still quite a few leaves to deal with, but over all the conditions and the weather look good for the rest of the week. Once the front passed through yesterday, fishing once again picked up on the run and the upper river. Anglers were reporting a much better bite today. Eggs, beads and egg patterns are still the best bet. A lot of fish are still on the move so don’t pass up the fast water and pocket water in between the major holes and holding areas.
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:
The water flow has remained consistent at 750cfs the last few days. Leaves have been a factor in the lower end of the river but anglers are making the most of the conditions. If you are looking for salmon, the upper section between Altmar and Pineville would be a good choice. The Upper Fly Fishing Area is producing a mix of kings, cohos and steelhead. Suggested baits are woolly buggers, egg sucking leeches, sucker spawn, estaz eggs and flesh fly.
Oneida Lake report
Night casting from shore is picking up and we should see more action as cooler temperatures are in the forecast for the next few days. 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.