Fishing Reports for September 26, 2013

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:
According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:
It’s full on salmon season now! Anglers are taking a number of them from the wall behind the shop using hot-n-tots, egg sacs, skein and estez flies. Those anglers at the dam are finding rubber eggs, egg sacs, skein and flies working well. Also the night wall behind the YMCA is active with glow spoons and hot-n-tots good choices of bait. The water level has been up and down the last few days running at 800cfs up to 10,000cfs at times. It is currently flowing at 2270cfs this afternoon. Remember 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.

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
We are finding a good bite this morning with some nice fresh kings being taken.

Lake Ontario report:
According to Capt. Mike Conroy of Proteus Fishing Charters:
After the blow off last weekend, the lake fishing is winding down and our charter season is coming to a close. Reports are indicating that some salmon are still being found in 100-200 feet of water.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The lake fishing this week has been difficult. As much as we like these nice days with bright sunshine, it makes for more difficult fishing conditions. There are salmon still in the lake waiting to come in but they seem to have lockjaw once the sun is up. There are plenty of fish in the estuary but not a lot of big runs up the river during the day. Early in the day seems to be seeing the most activity.

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:
We have gotten good reports from anglers indicating that with less fishing pressure midweek, they saw better fish movement. Active spots were the 81 Hole, RT2A, Compactor and Pineville. The mid to upper section of the river is not getting as much pressure as the lower end, but anglers are finding fish in some of the deeper holes. The water flow is running at 335cfs as of this afternoon.

According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
There were a few more fish around today than compared to the past few days but our guests continue to work for their catch. A fair number of trout and a few late Cohos did keep up the interest however. Successful colors for egg patterns continue to be white, pink, red, and natural orange. A decent handful of Kings were also caught on white/pearl and orange comets #6.

Oneida Lake report:
There has not been a lot of walleye activity to report and no night bite to speak of as yet. Anglers are reporting some perch activity in 12-18 feet of water. Minnows and worms are working well. For the new downloadable Oneida Lake Association boating safety map, visit their web site at N

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
Conditions have remained the same on the pond with not much activity to report this time of year.