Fishing Reports for September 24, 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 slowly been improving running at 2,150cfs this morning. The forecast is calling for beautiful weather with temperatures in the 70s through the weekend. There is very little chance of rain however and we really could use some. There are some salmon although we have not had large runs in the last few days. Anglers are finding some action from the high wall using skein and Hot-n-Tots. 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:
The lake fishing typically is winding down at this time. However the salmon have been scattered and somewhat slow moving toward the tributaries. The marine forecast is calling for good conditions with waves 0-2 feet right through the weekend. Suggested water depth would be 80-200 feet with white, green and chartreuse attractors working well.

Salmon River/ Pulaski Area report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
The activity on the river remains generally slow. Anglers staying in the motel reported getting into some kings in the Upper and Lower Fly Zone. We’ve also had reports of some action in the estuary, Town Pool, Sportman’s Pool, Trestle Pool and Schoolhouse.

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
Fishing over the weekend was slow however a couple of early lake run brown trout, steelhead and surprisingly a walleye were caught on the run. Salmon are moving at night but the numbers are still low. The little bit of rain we had did not impact the water level or fish movement. The pattern that has developed is that the upper portion of the run is fishing better in the morning, while the lower portion remains slow. Monday was a better day but yesterday was quiet again. Clearly, it hasn’t happened yet.

Pulaski Area report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The salmon are not traveling very rapidly up the river. There are a good number of them holding up in the estuary along with a decent bite going on in 10-30 feet of water off the river mouth. Floating egg sacs and light tackle are working in the estuary and J-plugs and glow spoons are getting their attention in the lake.

Oneida Lake report:
There has not seen much change in the walleye fishing. The targeted area continues to be in 30-35 feet of water. We are expecting the night bite for walleye to start picking up. Fishing from shore just before and after dark can be very productive in the fall. The bass bite has been up and down with no particle rhyme or reason and there has been some perch activity reported.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The activity on the pond is fairly quiet this time of year.