Oswego County Fishing Report

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

Lake Ontario report:

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

The fishing report is beginning to sound like a broken record. We couldn’t be happier. The fishing is incredible. Kings are biting in 100-350 feet of water on just about anything you present to them – spoons, flies, meat. The only thing to remember is the fleas are starting to show rather heavily. So get your rods ready to make the trip more enjoyable.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

It is July and the salmon bite is extremely good. It really can’t get any better. I can talk all day but the bottom line is if you want in on the hot action now is the time.

Oswego River report:

The flow was under 1,000cfs briefly yesterday but is up to 2,320cfs this afternoon. 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:

Notice: The Salmon River Whitewater Recreation Release scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, is cancelled. The decision to cancel is based on lower than normal water levels and dry weather conditions.

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The lake fishing continues to be very good. 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 220 CFS at the Pineville gauge. We have a couple more days of high temperatures and humidity with a break coming on Friday and beautiful weather for the weekend. Anglers who do venture out will likely find some smallmouth bass along the Run.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye bite continues on the lake with areas along the weeds producing the best results. Jigs tipped with a worm and blade baits are working well. Anglers are finding a few bass in shallow water and along the shoals. 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.