Fishing Reports for September 12, 2012

Fishing Reports for September 12, 2012

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

Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:

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

The water flow is running at just over 900cfs as of this morning. Hopefully the water level will go up some. There were a few small pods of salmon and some brown trout going through to the dam on Tuesday. This morning there was a little more activity and hopefully by the weekend we will see a nice influx of fish. We will keep you posted.

*The City of Oswego and Brookfield have implemented new personal flotation device zones at the Varick Hydropower Dam on the Oswego River. Go to this link for more information:


* The bridge to Leto’s Island remains closed to vehicles. For information on campgrounds and accommodations in the Oswego area, go to http://visitoswegocounty.com/food-lodging-2/accomodations

Lake Ontario report:

The wind was a factor over the weekend with some choppy conditions on the lake. There has been some movement of salmon into the river but not a major run as yet. Anglers are still reporting a good bite off the harbor in 60-100 feet of water with flashers, flies and spoons working well. White and green remain good color choices.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The salmon run has begun and it appears to be one of the biggest runs ever. The bottom half of the river is loaded with thousands of salmon from the lake up to the village of Pulaski. Due to the major influx into the river, the lake fishing has tapered off a bit although anglers are still finding a good bit inshore early in the day and a little farther out later on.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Over the last two days a major run of kings has been moving through the Douglaston Salmon Run. Tuesday was a great day with anglers getting into plenty of big kings with some cohos mixed in. As these fish continue to push up the river the Staircase, Longbridge, Town Pool, Ballpark, 81 Hole, Papermill, Clarks Falls and RT2A should produce steady results.

Oneida Lake report:

There have been reports of some decent walleye and perch fishing on the lake. Places such as Buoy 125, Lewis Point, Messenger Shoal and Big Bay have seen some activity. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast for later in the week along with some showers so this may spark a good bite.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond at this time.