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Fishing Reports for September 22, 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:

After water levels being near 2,000cfs for a few days it had risen to 6,460cfs yesterday. This morning it is just over 4,700cfs. With the lower water conditions over the weekend anglers have been finding action at the dam, from the West Linear walkway, off the high wall and the waters between the wall and the eastside river bank. This water level is very good for fishing and will likely move more fish upstream. Also look for some brown trout and steelhead in the mix. Baits to try include estaz flies, woolly buggers, egg sacs, and crazy eggs. Fish On!

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

Lake Ontario report:

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

King Salmon continue to school in front of area tributaries and are providing great catches to the anglers that are willing to put in some time, effort and give up a nights sleep! The night bite and just before dawn bite has been the best this week. Glow green and glow blue spoons, J-Plugs in glow green, glow blue and J13 Rapalas are catching most of the fish. Anglers sitting and fishing with skein are taking fish as well.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The lake fishing is winding down. Look for an early morning bite tight to the shoreline lasting about an hour or so. The river, however, is beginning to see some good action. There is a heavy concentration of cohos with a few brown trout and steelhead already mixing in. Not a lot of kings in the river as yet but the shore fishery at night has been excellent just off the mouth of the river. Egg sacs and flies are working well.

Salmon River:

According to the Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Anglers stopping into the shop reported getting into cohos and kings in the Staircase, Town Pool, Ballpark and Compactor on Tuesday. Anglers fishing the upper end of the river reported seeing some fish holding in the deeper holes. The lower end of the river seems to be producing the most action with mostly cohos along with a few kings in the mix. The anglers we spoke with who fished the Fly Fishing Areas reported having a slow day and said these areas are holding fish, but not as many as the lower end of the river.

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

Another steady day on the DSR. The fish have turned back on this morning and there is a nice mix again of kings, cohos and browns. Even a few steelies mixed in.

Oneida Lake report:

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

On Oneida Lake, smallmouth bass have been active particularly near Shackelton Shoals. Look for walleye in 40 ft. of water using jr. thundersticks in silver/blue and the perch series. We have also had reports of some yellow perch activity around Godfrey Point and in 10 to12 ft. of water in front of well-defined weed beds using fathead minnows.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

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