Fishing Reports for September 18, 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 1160cfs as of this afternoon. It has been raining much of the day with some clearing expected by late afternoon. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 60s for the next couple of days. More salmon have made their way to the dam with some nice catches reported. Fishing on the wall has been slow but that may improve with the rain. Early in the morning and later in the day have been the most productive.


*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. Anglers were finding some activity in the lake but the wind has been a factor today. 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:

So how does fishing get any better than it has been for the last 9 days? I don’t know but it has!. The on the water reports that I’m getting are that fishing is even better than it was on Monday, 9-10-12…but it gets better! Now there is a strong mix of cohos in with the big kings! This year is simply astounding, fishing is as good as it gets!

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Kings, kings, kings and more kings. Over the past week kings have been steadily moving through the lower end of the river. The majority of fish are in the mid to lower section of river, but with over a week of fish movement, fish have reached the upper section of river. Anglers reported getting into plenty of kings in the Black Hole, Staircase, Town Pool, Ballpark, RT2A, Sportsman, Pineville and Trestle.

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.