Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on June 18, 2018.

Lake Ontario report:

Anglers were continuing to find brown trout in the more shallow water 25-50 feet of water. Kings were out deeper with 100-150 feet of water seeing some action. With the summer like weather, earlier in the day seemed to see more activity. Leadcore, dipsy divers and spoons were working well.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

We finally have some beautiful summer weather, flat seas and plenty of biting fish. While June is always a transition month, we have so many fish in the system that even when weather throws us a curve and conditions change, we can still put together a good catch.

Oswego River report:

The water has been low and not much over 3500cfs in the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 1200cfs. Anglers are continuing to find walleye, sheepshead and smallmouth bass. Stickbaits and crayfish are working well.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.
Click here for the current water flow.

Pulaski Area and Salmon River report:

We went from rolling seas for a few days to very calm conditions over the last couple of days. Brown trout have been active in 10-40 feet of water along the eastern end of the lake. Anglers are finding a few salmon in deeper water and a few bass in the bay area.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

We had warm weather over the weekend with only a few anglers on the run. A couple of anglers wading as well as a duo in a boat fishing the estuary reported some success and seeing bass still spawning. The release at the dam remains at 185cfs with a reported flow of 227cfs at the Pineville gauge. A reminder that there is a scheduled white water release (400cfs) for June 23 and 24.

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Oneida Lake report:

The 15-30 foot water depth did produce some walleye over the weekend. Blade-style baits and bucktail jigs tipped with a nightcrawler were getting the job done.  The opening of bass season will likely find them in more shallow water and along the shoals. Plastics, crankbaits and bass jigs are suggested. The pickerel bite has also been good.

Sandy Pond report:

Anglers are continuing to pick up a few walleye along with some perch and bass. Stickbaits, crankbaits, jigs, small minnows and nightcrawlers are working well.