Fishing Reports for September 9, 2008

The following notice has been posted for Lake Ontario waters:

Remember the area around the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Facility is off limits to boating. The restricted area stretches 1,000 yards offshore and extends from the Alcan plant to the Sunset Bay area along Lake Ontario, east of the city of Oswego.

The following notice has been posted for the Oswego River:

Due to the construction of the NYS Rte. 104 bridge, certain areas of the Oswego River will be restricted to boat traffic. Please watch for signs and buoys.

Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

The weather has changed and the salmon activity is picking up. Look near the dam and at the powerhouse. Estaz flies, woolly flies, egg sacs, crazy eggs and skein are working well. Behind the powerhouse, stickbaits and deep-diving floating stickbaits are good choices. Walleye are active from the NYS Rte. 104 bridge to the dam and bass are taking crayfish, shiners, nightcrawlers and stickbaits.

Lake Ontario report:

The wind is playing havoc for lake fishing anglers today with west winds 15 to 25 mph and waves three to five feet. The winds are expected to subside overnight. The lake salmon fishing has been good as the salmon are making their way to the tributaries. We will have to see how their pattern sets up as conditions settle down. Flies, spoons and j-plugs. E-Chip & Spin Doctor attractors with the hammer, green glow, sweet pea, big-fin, and mirage have all been taking fish. A variety of spoons have also been working well including the NK Magnums in green glow and the green dolphin.

Mexico Bay report:

According to Capt. Gerry Bresadola of B&B Sportfishing Charters:

This past dark and gloomy Saturday produced many outstanding salmon catches. On Sunday, bright skies and a brisk northerly chop seemed to turn Saturday’s joyful fishing “all you can eat” buffet into a baloney and cheese sandwich without the mustard or mayo. What a drastic change from one day to the next. There should be plenty of good trolling safaris remaining in the closing days of the lake season. All one has to do is keep on fishing. There are plenty of Oswego County salmon to be caught.

Salmon River/Pulaski area report:

The change in weather with a thunderstorm Monday night and cooler temperatures has set the stage for some activity in the Salmon River. There has been some steady movement this morning but not a major run as yet. More action is expected over the next few days.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The lake salmon fishing continues to be very good. A water depth of 50 to 70 ft. has been producing with flies and flashers working well. As the salmon move into shallower depths, J-plugs will be a good choice. We have experienced a change in the weather and a bit of wind the last couple of days, so we will have to see what happens as things settle down. The estuary seems to be holding salmon and the pike fishing has been very good there. Bass continue to be active off Mexico Point.

Oneida Lake Report:

Walleye are active on Oneida Lake with areas from Buoy 121 to Buoy 109 seeing some action. Stickbaits such as Jr. Thundersticks and Rapalas are working well. Look for bass around the shoals and rockpiles using crabs, minnows, spinnerbaits and crankbaits.

Sandy Pond Report:

Conditions remain about the same on Sandy Pond. Anglers are finding bass and northern pike taking minnows and worms. Look for some perch and bluegills in the mix.