Oswego County Fishing Report for August 13, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on August 13, 2018.  

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

The hard northeast wind definitely stirred up the big pond this weekend but the kings did not go far. They go out, they go in, they go deep but they definitely move around and get finicky under those conditions. Nevertheless the bite is still good. You just have to work a little harder.

Oswego River report:

The water level hit 6,000cfs on Saturday but has settled back to 2,560cfs this afternoon. Anglers are finding a few walleye, bass, sheepshead and a catfish or two along the river.  

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. The Oswego Fire Department offers loaner life jackets at no charge through its “Loaner for Life” program. For more information contact the fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., at 315-343-2161.

Click here for the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure.

Click here for the current water flow.

Pulaski Area and Salmon River report:

Pulaski Area:

According to Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing on Lake Ontario continues to be good. Brown trout are active in 30-50 feet of water. Some smaller salmon are being found in 80-150 feet of water. There has been an active bite in up to 500 feet of water with some nice size fish being taken.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Two clients went down to try their luck late yesterday morning and were back up shortly after noon having caught only fallfish. Those who have had the most consistent success with the summer smallmouth bass have either used small, fast wiggle action, deep diving (bouncing off bottom) crankbaits or olive colored flies which mimic the crayfish in the river at this time of the year. Any day now . . . come on out and be the first to hook-up and start our salmon season off!

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are continuing to find some walleye early and later in the day with worm harnesses, jigs tipped with a worm and blade baits. It is likely that fish are beginning to feed on gizzard shad. Look for a bass bite along the shoals and weed beds. Anglers have been finding perch off the north shore and some pickerel.

Sandy Pond report:

Activity on the pond has been slow with a few bass being taken along the weed beds.