Fishing Reports for September 27, 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:

The water level has been up and down over the last 48 hours ranging from 2,500cfs to 5,500cfs. This morning it is just over 4,000cfs. Anglers over the weekend were finding good action throughout the river including the dam, from the West Linear walkway, and off the high wall. Also look for some brown trout and steelhead in the mix. Hot-n-tots and fast tracks along with estaz flies, woolly buggers, egg sacs, and crazy eggs are working well. At night from the Utica Street bridge north fish are taking cleos, rebel fast tracks and hot-n-tots. The thermometer is expected to begin dropping on Wednesday with temperatures for the weekend expected to only be in the 50s. This should put them on the move.

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

Lake Ontario report:

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

The warm temperatures we have had the last few days have somewhat slowed the movement of fish into the tributaries. Salmon are continuing to school in front of them providing some good activity. The night bite and just before dawn has been very good. 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:

Although there are fish all through the river, the salmon are not as active with the bright sun and warm water we have due to this summer-like weather. The estuary has been very active and with some rain and temperatures dropping a good 20-30 degrees by the weekend, the fish should be on the move. Egg sacs and flies are good baits to try

Salmon River:

According to the Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Monday was another hot and humid day with clear skies, plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the 80’s.

We got mixed reports from anglers, some groups got into fish, while others did not. It depended on where you fished and with the bright sun most of the action was in or around the deep holes with mostly kings and the occasional coho. Anglers stopping into the shop reported a mix of kings and cohos holding in the Black Hole and Town Pool. In the upper end of the river anglers reported fish holding in the Sportsman Pool, Trestle Pool, Schoolhouse and both the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Area. Cooler temperatures will be moving in by Friday with highs only in the 50s for the weekend

According to Douglaston Salmon Run:

There’s a steady stream of kings and cohos moving through the run today. No big run, but fishing is enjoyable with anglers reporting nice, steady action. Just waiting for more kings to decide to come 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.