Fishing Reports for September 5, 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 is running at 1,470cfs as of this afternoon. There is no salmon activity reported in the river as yet. We will keep you updated as they begin to make their way into the river. With the rain we received yesterday, cooler temperatures toward the weekend and more showers possible, there may be some action before too long. Right now look for smallmouth bass, sheepshead, catfish and carp. Soft-shell crabs, minnows, worms, leeches and crayfish are suggested baits to try.

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


* The bridge to Leto’s Island remains closed to vehicles. For information on campgrounds and accommodations in the Oswego area, go to http://visitoswegocounty.com/food-lodging-2/accomodations

Lake Ontario report:

The salmon bite on the lake remains incredibly good. Fish in 60-100 feet of water with flashers, flies and spoons working well. White and green remain good color choices.



Pulaski Area/ Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing continues to be very good in the lake. Look in 20-40 feet early in the day and move out to 60-100 feet once the sun has been up for a while. Flies and flashers are the bait of choice. The number of salmon in the estuary is gradually increasing with it being borderline fishable at this point. With yesterday’s rain there may be some fishing by the weekend. The bass bite in the bay has been stubborn this week. Soft shell crabs are the choice of bait.

Salmon River report:

Some activity is being reported in the river but no major run at this point. A few fish are making their way up through the Douglaston Salmon Run and anglers are finding a few in the Town Pool, Ballpark and 81 Hole.

Oneida Lake report:

There have been reports of some decent walleye and perch fishing on the lake. Places such as Buoy 125, Lewis Point, Messenger Shoal and Big Bay have seen some activity. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast for later in the week along with some showers so this may spark a good bite.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Things are quiet on the pond at this time.