Fishing Reports for September 2, 2008

The following notice has been posted for Lake Ontario waters:

Remember the area around the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility is off limits to boating. The restricted area stretches 1,000 yards offshore and extends from the Alcan plant to the Sunset Bay area along Lake Ontario, east of the city of Oswego.

The following notice has been posted for the Oswego River:

Due to the construction of the NYS Rte. 104 bridge, certain areas of the Oswego River will be restricted to boat traffic. Please watch for signs and buoys.

Oswego River report:

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

We are still patiently waiting on the salmon in the river. There are a few but no numbers to report as yet. Bass have been taking crayfish, shiners, nightcrawlers and stickbaits. Walleye have also been active taking nightcrawlers, Hot-n-Tots, Rapalas, Shad Wraps, and Berkley Gulp Alive minnows. Look from the NYS Rte. 104 bridge up to the powerhouse. Yellow perch are biting in front of Flat Rock off Fort Ontario and in 20 ft. of water off Breitbeck Park taking mainly minnows.

Lake Ontario report:

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

Finally the big push is here. From Oswego to the east the words you here on the radio are “Fish On!!” We are taking most of our catches in 50 to 80 ft. of water. We are finding the fish down 30 to 55 ft. Troll 1.8 to 2.2 and run a variety of baits … flies, spoons and j-plugs, E-Chip & Spin Doctor attractors with the hammer, green glow, hypnotist, and big fin Atomik flies. Brown trout continue to be active in the early morning, with Raider and Dreamweaver spoons catching most of the fish.

Mexico Bay report:

According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B&B Sportfishing Charters:

Like they say, “the more the merrier”. This past weekend this was true regarding the number of fishing boats and the quantity of fish caught. It looks like the big run is upon us from the eastern shore west to Oswego. Things should continue to improve.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The water level has dropped to 335cfs. There have been a few salmon reported in the river but not a lot of activity as yet.

The waters of Lake Ontario off Port Ontario, however, are seeing some good action. Anglers are fishing in 50 to 70 ft. of water down 40 to 50 ft. from the surface. A variety of bait including spoons and flies are working well. Bass were also active over the holiday weekend in Mexico Bay.

Oneida Lake Report:

Walleye fishing continues to be good in deep water. Trolling stickbaits such as Jr. Thundersticks and Rapalas is working well. Look from Buoy 121 to Buoy 109. Bass continue to take minnows, spinnerbaits and crankbaits along the shoals and rockpiles.

Sandy Pond Report:

The fishing on Sandy Pond remains about the same. Bass and northern pike are taking minnows and worms. Perch and bluegills are also taking the bait.