Fishing Reports for September 28, 2012

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 flow has been running near 1200cfs for the last couple of days. There are plenty of salmon at the dam with some brown trout and steelhead mixed in. Driftboat anglers have reported some nice catches with fish found throughout the river. Suggested baits are egg sacs, crazy eggs, beads, estaz flies and Hot-n-Tots. Anglers are also finding a good bite behind the YMCA at night using dark cleos. Just a note that there is no access to Leto’s Island from the eastside.


*The City of Oswego and Brookfield have implemented new personal flotation device zones at the Varick Hydropower Dam on the Oswego River. Go to this link for more information:

* Leto Island remains closed. For information on campgrounds and accommodations in the Oswego area, go to

Lake Ontario report:

The lake fishing is winding down. There is still some activity just off the mouths of the tributaries as the salmon, some brown trout and a few steelhead are making their way up into the rivers and streams.

Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

Notice: The Lower Fly Section will remain CLOSED until October 31.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing is fantastic throughout the river! It is loaded and more fish are continuing to make their way into the river from the lake. The lake fishing is winding down although some anglers reported doing well fishing the lake from shore this week. Kings are abundant with some cohos having moved in this week and a few early steelhead. Egg sacs, flies using light line and small hooks are working well.

According to Garrett Brancy of Douglaston Salmon Run:

It was another fantastic day of fishing from top to bottom on the run. Everyone is telling me their arms are sore! We again saw a mixed bag of species today with a few less coho and steelhead than yesterday, but more kings. I don’t know where they’re coming from but the estuary is still full of fish waiting their turn.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing has been spotty on the lake with not a lot of reports of success. There has been some perch activity in the Big Bay area and some bass action reported in 12-15 feet of water on the eastern end of the lake. Worms and stickbaits are working well.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond at this time.