Fishing Reports for September 2, 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 not been above 3,000cfs for the last few days. This afternoon it is flowing at 1,830cfs. There are no salmon reported in the river at this time but hopefully we will begin to see some activity soon. 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 and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
Over the weekend, we were still working for them putting in our time for every bite. Yesterday and today, the salmon fishing is picking up with staging fish starting to show. If you can hold on to your bites, you have a good catch.

Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Sunday brought a handful of fish up through the run, with most of the action concentrating from the Wall Hole and upstream. According to the waterline, flows are scheduled to remain at 750 cfs through midnight tonight. We stand a decent chance of getting scattered thunderstorms over the next 24 hours. Yesterday, anglers reported seeing ‘a dozen or so’ fish trickle up in the morning, but action slowed through the remainder of the day. One guest reported seeing 10 fish and landing 2 jacks. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we get a big push of fish soon!

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Reports over the last couple of days indicate that there are more fish in the area and activity is picking up. Anglers found some action in front of the Salmon River in 80-100 feet of water with flies/flashers, spoons and cutbait working well. There is not a significant number of salmon up in the river as yet but the fronts in the weather forecast for this week could change things quickly.

According to Capt. Harry Powers of Salmon Heaven Lodge:
It was an interesting August! We still really had not seen the fish staging outside the rivers yet and we were catching most of our fish about 100 feet down and in temperature through Saturday. Things have started to improve so hopefully they will do so quickly! Still not many fish in the river except for a few that have run the river in front of the pack.

Oneida Lake report:
Conditions on the lake are about the same. Some walleye are still being taken in about 30 feet of water. Suggested applications are stickbaits, blade baits and bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawlers. Areas around the shoals and the shallow waters along the shoreline are producing a decent bass bite.

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