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Fishing Reports for September 18, 2014

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 level has been up and down the last few days. After being up to 6,000cfs yesterday, it took a sudden dive this afternoon to 810cfs. We are expecting this to be short termed. With the cooler temperatures and the rain we had on Tuesday, another nice run of salmon have made their way up the river. Driftboats are finding a good morning bite. The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:
Lake fishing remains up and down. Fish are being caught from 100-400 feet of water with 52-60° water temperature being the main zone for our strikes. White, green and chartreuse attractors in different combos have been working the best. Bites have been coming in bunches so be ready to capitalize when they strike!

Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Conditions remain much the same as yesterday. A handful of anglers brought fish to hand, but many rounded out the day without such luck. Reports continue to come in that there are many fish in the estuary but no big pushes have been made. The upper half of the run fished a bit better today, with most of the fish landed coming from the sycamore hole and points upstream. Flows will remain at 350 cfs through midnight tonight.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
Reports are indicating a good salmon bite in the Lower Fly Zone of the river.

Pulaski Area report:
The weather kept anglers off the lake at times over the last few days. When conditions allowed, those fishing have found them to be spread out in 80- 120 feet of water. Green and white have been good color choices with flies/flashers, spoons and cut bait working well.

Oneida Lake report:
The wind has been an issue over the last week or so making is difficult at times to get on the lake. We have not seen much change in the walleye fishing. The targeted area continues to be in 30-35 feet of water. Stickbaits, blade baits and bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler are still suggested baits. The bass bite has slowed down but there has been some perch activity reported.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
There is very little activity on the pond at this time.