Oswego County Fishing Report

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on June 26, 2018.

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!

Oswego River report:

The flow has been up and down some over the last few days running between 1,000cfs and 4,500cfs. This morning it is flowing at 2,850cfs. 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 trout and salmon fishing is off the chart 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:

Another perfect spring day yesterday. We had three anglers fish the greater part of the morning having reported moderate success in the middle section of the run landing several smallmouth bass ranging in size with one around 18 inches. The river remains low and clear with a water temperature early this morning at 65 F. The release at the dam remains at 185 CFS with a reported flow of 231 CFS at the Pineville gauge.

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Oneida Lake report:

Walleye are active in 15-30 feet of water and along the drop-offs with worm harnesses, blade-style baits and bucktail jigs working well. The bass bite can be found in more shallow water and along the shoals using plastics and crankbaits. The pickerel bite has also been active.

Sandy Pond report:

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