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Fishing Reports for September 15, 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:

The river flow has continued to drop running just over 7,000cfs this afternoon. Much cooler temperatures arrived overnight with some rain so this should spark more activity. There is a concentration of salmon at the dam and activity at Lock 7 and off the high wall. Also look for a few brown trout and steelhead in the mix. Baits to try include estaz flies, woolly buggers, egg sacs, and crazy eggs. Anglers are finding a few walleyes down behind the YMCA.

Notice: The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the bridge over Oswego Canal’s Lock 7 at Leto Island. No vehicular traffic is allowed over the bridge.

Lake Ontario report:

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

Northwest winds are coming on strong, a cool rain is falling and this may be just what we need to get the river fishing as it should be. Up to this point, the salmon have been stacked in 30-110 feet of water from Oswego to the North Dunes. Kings and Coho’s are entertaining lake anglers and limit catches have been the norm just about every trip out! Flasher and fly combos are doing the best with plugs and spoons taking fish early. For Coho’s anything red will work. Many anglers continue to run cut bait and or whole herring and they are doing well. Seems the fish in the Oswego Harbor are preferring meat over other offerings right now.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

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

The best spot in the area for lake fishing has been in front of the Salmon River. It is just incredible! Look in 30-110 feet of water with limit catches of Kings and Cohos reported every day. Flasher and fly combinations are working well with plugs and spoons taking fish early in the day. These northwest winds and the cool overnight rain may be just what we need to get the river fishing started in earnest.

Salmon River:

According to the Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

As of early this morning scattered rain showers were moving through the area along with cooler temperatures. At the very least this change in weather will break the stagnant high pressure system we’ve been stuck in which can’t hurt. Over the last few days the majority of action has been in or around the deeper holes such as Black Hole, Town Pool, Papermill, Sportsman Pool and Trestle Pool. The fish movement has been early morning between the deep holes.

Oneida Lake report:

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

Conditions on Oneida Lake have not changed a lot. There have been a few walleyes taking jr. thundersticks and smallmouth bass action has been slow. We have had reports of some perch activity particularly near Godfrey Point.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

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