fishing report Oswego County

fishing report Oswego County

Notice listed

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.

Oswego River

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

The area near the dam and the powerhouse has had a decent water flow and has been producing sheepshead, carp, and catfish. The lower end of the river toward the harbor has been producing walleye. Smallmouth bass season opens on Saturday, and there are reports of a good number of bass throughout the river. Look for panfish near Wright’s Landing and the Coast Guard Station. Worms, minnows, crayfish, Bucktail jigs, and stick baits are working well with cut shiners taking the catfish.

Lake Ontario

According to Capt. Tony Buffa of Capt. Tony Buffa’s Fishing Charters:

The brown trout continue to be active with the early morning bite. Look in 50-70 feet of water at a depth of about 35 feet below the surface. The R&R Aqua Glow series in gray shad and blue shad are working well. The salmon seem to be more active at the western end of the lake. With a change in wind direction, the bait should move east and therefore bring the salmon back to the area. Smallmouth bass season is expected to be good as there was no cold water upwelling, so there should be plenty of fish. Bass hit on most anything – try stick baits in the shallows and worms and crayfish off shore.

Mexico Bay area

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

As the water warms, brown trout move off shore. Recent good fishing has been in front of the Nine Mile buoy line on out. Look for the trout in 50-100 feet of water. Also look for the browns off the Catfish Creek area. A new line of lures that is working very well is the Northport Nailer Wild Tank in lime green glow and teal green glow. The salmon are roaming in the deeper water constantly on the move in search of bait. Look for these salmon on your sonar and when you see them lower away. Dodger-fly combinations and Northern King lures are working well for the salmon.

Salmon River/Pulaski area

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle & General Store:

The lake appears to be setting up a thermalcline and this is a bit earlier than usual due the recent stretch of hot weather. Anglers are finding some larger browns with a spoon bite off downriggers. The salmon have been rather spotty with no reports of significant catches in the past few days. This Saturday is the opening of smallmouth bass season, and with the hot weather most of the bass should be out of the rivers and into the lake. Nightcrawlers, live minnows, the hair jig, and plastic jig should be good bait to use.

Sandy Pond

According to Woody’s Tackle & General Store:

The northern pike bite continues to be good, using live minnows and worms. Smallmouth bass season opens on Saturday, and nightcrawlers and live minnows are likely to draw their attention.

Oneida Lake

According to Capt. Tony Buffa of Capt. Tony Buffa’s Fishing Charters:

The inshore environment is attracting the walleyes, so a large number of them have gone into the shallows, especially in the weeds in 6-12 feet of water. The bays along the shoreline are fair territory. You can still find them out in the deeper water, but they are not as concentrated. Areas around buoys 125, 123, and 121 have seen some activity. Anglers are anticipating the opening of the smallmouth bass season on Saturday. Jigging along the weed line, crankbaits along the weed line, and deeper water trolling should produce some good results
fishing report provided by the Oswego County Department of Promotion & Tourism.

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