Oswego County Fishing Report for August 3, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on August 3, 2018.  

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishfing:

We had heavy seas on the big pond yesterday but the fish didn’t seem to care. The bite was on from beginning to end. The bite has been steady and the afternoons have been as good or better than the mornings most days. We are finding kings and a few trout from 100 feet out to 500 feet. Not a ton of adults but three great year classes of fish, a good sign for next season as well. Trolling meat behind a pro troll flashers with Atommik meat rigs are taking the bulk of our bites.

Oswego River report:

The water level had been running between 1,000-2,000cfs over the last few days. With the rain this week the level has risen to 3,120cfs this morning. 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 Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The south winds last week scattered the salmon. Anglers this week have been targeting a minimum of 150 feet out to 350-500 foot water depths. Brown trout have been active in 40-80 feet of water with a few small salmon mixed in. Spoons have been the choice of bait. Live minnows and crayfish are attracting bass off Mexico Point.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Yesterday we started the day at 72 degrees (water temperature was also 72 degrees), which rose to a nice warm 81 degrees. The cfs is 185 at the dam and 285 at Pineville. Three anglers spent the morning on the run, one swinging and the other two spin casting. The first angler was able to get into two chunky smallmouth bass, while the duo of anglers caught about a dozen bass ranging from a feisty two inches to several about a foot long.

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. 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.