Oswego County Fishing Report for August 9, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on August 9, 2018.

Lake Ontario report:

Anglers are continuing to find good fishing on the lake. Kings and a few trout have been active in a range of water depths from 100 to 500 feet. Just this week a couple of nice 30+ pound salmon have been reported. Cut-bait, flashers and flies, and spoons have been working well.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

A big sloppy northwest chop plagued us throughout the day making conditions less than pleasant. The fish still wanted to chew and all our clients were very happy.

Oswego River report:

The water level had been running between 1,000-2,000cfs over the last couple of days. Due to some rainfall in the region, the flow reached over 3,000cfs early today but is down to 2,610cfs late 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 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:

We had a handful of anglers fish the run Tuesday morning before the rain came, indicating moderate success with smallmouth bass. No anglers ventured down onto the Run yesterday. It’s certainly getting to be about that time, hopefully soon enough we will have our first reports of salmon here on the Run! The release at the dam remains at 185 cfs with a reported flow of 281 cfs at the Pineville gauge as of this morning.

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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.