Fishing Reports for October 7, 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:

Although the water level has been at about 1700cfs for much of the weekend, it has again dropped to just over 1200cfs as of this morning. The low level is not benefiting the fishing. Anglers from the wall and the walkway are finding activity fairly slow. Driftboat anglers have been more successful but have had to work for them. Egg sacs and skein are good choices of bait.

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 Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

This was a super busy weekend and thankfully the water was up and that helped to spread everyone out. Reports were fair to great, depending on whom you talked to and where they were. The spawning grounds throughout the Salmon River are loaded with kings. Everyone is catching fish! Ellis Cove, Frazier’s Run, the Upper Trestle and the gravel above the Sportsman Pool are all holding good numbers of salmon.

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

As of 7 a.m. this morning we were already receiving reports of a good amount of fish on the move through the run. Today should prove to be a good one!!

Oneida Lake Report:

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. Nightcasting 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:

Reports from Sandy Pond have been sparse. You will likely find some bass and northern pike still biting. Also look for some perch activity. Minnows and worms are working well.