Owego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on June 29, 2018.

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Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures:

Salmon fishing out of Oswego has been nothing short of incredible!! Kings of all sizes are being caught from 100-350 feet of water. They are biting just about anything you present to them – spoons, flies, meat. So just run what you have confidence in and enjoy the spectacular fishing! Anglers are still finding a brown trout bite in more shallow water.

Oswego River report:

The flow has been between 1,000-2,000cfs the last couple of days. This morning it is flowing at 1,700cfs. Look for walleye with large stickbaits the suggested bait. Bass are biting on crayfish and live minnows and sheepshead are taking crayfish and night crawlers.

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:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The great trout and salmon fishing continues on Lake Ontario. Look for trout in 15-20 feet of water with spoons being the choice of bait. Salmon are very active in 120-160 feet of water taking spoons, flies and flashers. There is also a bass bite with live minnows and crawfish working well.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

There have been no anglers on the Run the last couple of days. The release at the dam remains at 185 CFS with a reported flow of 234 CFS at the Pineville gauge. The forecast is calling for hot and humid conditions over the next several days with some rain expected early next week. Those anglers who ventured out early this week found a few smallmouth bass along the Run.

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Oneida Lake report:

Walleye have been particularly active along the weeds with spinner weed rigs working well. The bass bite can be found in more shallow water and along the shoals using plastics and crankbaits. Anglers have also been finding them along the weeds. Pickerel have been active with several taken in the mix.

Sandy Pond report:

Anglers have been finding some walleye, perch and bass on the pond. Stickbaits, crankbaits, jigs, small minnows and nightcrawlers have been working well. With the stretch of very warm weather we have coming, the weed growth on the pond will likely become significant.