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Fishing Reports for September 11, 2009

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:
The water flow has been running between 1,500cfs and 2,000cfs the last couple of days. There is very limited salmon activity in the river at this point. There have been a few trickling through and concentrating at the dam but again the numbers are limited. The salmon activity continues to be good in the lake off the mouth of the river so we are hoping to see some more action before too long. Crayfish and minnows are taking bass throughout the river and walleye are responding to stickbaits especially at night. Crayfish and nightcrawlers are producing sheepshead and catfish.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters:
We have had some fantastic days recently but there were plenty of tough ones mixed in. I tell it like it is and the 2009 lake season was anything but consistent. The fish are here now but boy are they stubborn at times. They are staging in front of all the major tributaries and the Salmon River has already received a good push of fish with small pods trickling in each day. E-chips & spinnies in White Mountain dew, glow green, white green dot and some chrome, with TG Flies, Hammer flies and B-flies are all top producers right now.

Mexico Bay report:
The conditions have been good this week from the weather to the fishing. Salmon continue to stage off the tributaries with some reported within 60 feet of water. Choose your bait as most applications are working including flies/flasher, J-plugs, spoons and cut bait.

Salmon River/Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The fishing pressure has been light but that could change as we head into the weekend. On an outing yesterday we saw a steady movement of fish but it was mostly a few at a time.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Yesterday afternoon proved to be a good one. I can’t explain it, but the afternoons have been more consistent than the mornings. A few anglers came up through the estuary in the evening and said the Trailer Hole was loaded with kings and cohos.  If we receive the forecasted rain today, there are high hopes this will spur the next big push of fish.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The off shore wind the last few days has brought in cold water and salmon. They have moved to 40-50 feet of water and they are active. Flies, flashers, spoons, cut bait, J-plugs – you name it, it is working. Although it is hard to predict, it is expected that we will see a major run of salmon into the river soon – likely within the next week.

Oneida Lake report:
Yellow perch activity has picked up in 10-15 feet of water especially near Dunham Island. Daytime walleye fishing has slowed down some but a few are being taken by anglers casting stickbaits from shore after dark. Smallmouth bass action has been good throughout the lake.

Sandy Pond report:
Things remain very quiet on the pond which is usually the case this time of year.

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