Fishing Reports for September 14, 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 1100cfs as of this afternoon. Some rain is expected later today with much cooler temperatures arriving for tomorrow. There is a good number of salmon at the dam with a few brown trout mixed in and more action is expected with the change in weather pattern.

*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

Lake Ontario report:

The bite has been moving toward the harbor as the salmon await their run into the Oswego River. There has been some movement that way but anglers are still finding activity in the lake. A stretch of cooler temperatures is expected which will likely push them along. Lake application remains the same with flashers, flies and spoons in white and green working well.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

Notice: The Lower Fly Section will remain CLOSED from Sept 15 until October 31. The Upper Fly Section will OPEN on September 15.

According to Garrett Brancy of Douglaston Salmon Run:

Fishing continues to be great this morning from the top to the bottom of the run. Early reports are that there are a few more coho salmon along with some big brown trout and a couple of steelhead mixed in. Everyone we’ve talked with is enjoying the incredible fishing and beautiful weather. Rain is expected later today with cooler temperatures for the weekend.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Anglers reported having a great day on Thursday in the Ballpark, Town area and Staircase. Considering the water conditions the amount of fish entering the river over the last few days is quite remarkable. 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.

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.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing continues to be decent especially in areas around Buoy 125, Lewis Point, Messenger Shoal and Big Bay. Smallmouth bass are following bait fish so look for bird activity on the lake. You will likely find schools of bass in the area.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond at this time.