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Fishing Reports for September 9, 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 flow on the river is up to 11,700cfs this morning. Some salmon are beginning to move up the river along with a few brown trout and steelhead. There has been a decent concentration of salmon at the dam the last couple of days. Baits to try include estaz flies, woolly buggers, egg sacs, and crazy eggs. Anglers are finding a few walleyes down behind the YMCA. Perch, bluegills and crappies continue to be active at Wright’s Landing near the blue crane.

Notice: The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the bridge over Oswego Canal’s Lock 7 at Leto Island No vehicular traffic is allowed over the bridge.

Lake Ontario report:

As we move further into September the salmon are beginning to make their way toward the tributaries and into the river. Lake anglers are finding a steady bite in 70-100 feet of water with some nice sized salmon being reported. Fly/flasher combinations have been working well with white and green being good color choices.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

With the rain and some cooler temperatures, there has been a decent run of salmon up the river this week. From the village of Pulaski to the mouth of the river the activity is beginning to pick up. As they make their way to the river, the lake fishing will slow down a bit but there is still good action in 40-50 feet of water. Flies, flashers, spoons and cut bait are working well.

Salmon River:

According to the Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:

Although we did not get the heavy rain that was expected for our area, anglers are finding some activity in the river. The water level is running at 335cfs as of this morning, down some from earlier in the week. Anglers reported working harder for fish yesterday than on Wednesday but they were getting into a few fish in the Black Hole, Staircase, Ballpark and Papermill.

Oneida Lake report:

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

On Oneida Lake, smallmouth bass have been active recently 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 in 12 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.