Fishing Reports for October 6, 2011

This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:

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

Sunshine, pleasant temperatures, water flow at 5,000cfs (as of Thursday) and plenty of fish will all come together for a great holiday weekend on the Oswego River. Look for the highest concentration of fish from the Utica St. bridge to the dam. Also look for a few brown trout and steelhead in the mix. The bait remains the same with hot-n-tots, fast tracks, estaz flies, woolly buggers, egg sacs, and crazy eggs working well. River guides have reported some nice catches the last couple of days. With the decreased water flow the night fishing from the Utica Street bridge north will be good with cleos, rebel fast tracks and hot-n-tots working well. River guides have reported some nice catches the last couple of days.

Notice: The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the bridge over Oswego Canal’s Lock 7 at Leto Island. There is no fishing from Leto Island.

Lake Ontario report:

The lake fishing is winding down for the season.

Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Reports from anglers fishing along the shoreline of the lake have been good indicating there is still a good number of fish moving into the river. The action near the Port Ontario bridge has been good and the population in the estuary is increasing. With the water level and the sun, the movement up the river seems to be a bit slow. For the weekend we are expecting the upper end of the river to see very good activity as will the lower end; mid section a little quieter

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

The extended forecast shows 70 degree weather along with plenty of sunshine for the upcoming holiday weekend. We currently have fish in the river from top to bottom, some areas have fished better than others, but we have a nice mix of kings and cohos. The fish have been holding in the deeper pools, but when on the move, the deep slots, riffles and pocket water have produced action. Brighter colors such as orange, pink, purple and chartruese have worked well in the lower end of the river, while natural colors such as black, brown and olive have worked well in the upper end of the river.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

The major pools throughout the Salmon River are loaded with kings and cohos. Everyone is catching fish! 81 Pool, Compactor, Sportsman, The Trestle and the gravel above the Sportsman pool are all holding good numbers of salmon. The fishing in the lower end of the river has been steady with good numbers of kings moving through there. Suggested patterns are comets, nymphs, large stoneflies and streamers. For the bait fisherman, blue, pink and chartreuse egg sacs have been the preferred colors of choice. Please remember to be careful, respect the water and use caution when wading.

Oneida Lake report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:

On Oneida Lake perch fishing is very good. Fish in the shallows, in the weeds, around the weeds and in deep water; it all seems to be working with fathead minnows being the choice bait. Night casting for walleyes has not materialized although an occasional one has been jigged up in deep water. The water temperature is 60 degrees and things will pick up as the temperature drops into the mid 50s.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

There is very little activity to report from Sandy Pond at this time.