Oswego County Fishing Report for July 2, 2019

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. This report was written on July 2, 2019.

Notice: Due to high water levels, a local state of emergency order for a “No Wake Zone” has been established for boats 1,000 feet from the Lake Ontario shoreline and tributaries. All motorized boats within 1,000 feet of the shoreline and within these waterways must operate at an idle speed.

Lake Ontario/Oswego River report:

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

Flat calm to mega salmon chop Sunday morning and the kings were feeding! Targeted water depth was 100-340 feet.

According to Capt. Andy Grisenthwaite of Broad Horizons:

Fishing on Lake Ontario out of Oswego has been pretty good this season! Salmon are plentiful and there are a good number of browns available also.  Meat rigs, moonshines, and stinger spoons are working well.

According to Oz Angling Tackle:

The water flow has continued to drop running at 7,010cfs. Anglers are finding some nice smallmouth bass, walleye, freshwater drum and catfish. Worms and minnows seem to catch just about everything, while bass and sheepshead seem to prefer crayfish.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. 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 current water flow.

Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

On Monday, two anglers hit the run early in the morning and came off midday having landed a handful off smallies. The morning water temperature was reported at 63F, but rose to 70F by lunchtime. The water flow is scheduled to be 185cfs through July 5 when it will be adjusted to 350cfs.

Click here for the current water flow.

Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are finding a good walleye bite with worm harnesses in deeper water. There is also some activity in shallow depths on bucktail jigs. Jigs are also taking bass in shallow water out to 25 feet. Anglers are finding perch in 10-20 FOW across the lake and anglers are finding a pickerel bite in many areas.

Sandy Pond report:

Conditions are about the same on the pond. Due to Lake Ontario’s high water level, the DEC North Sandy Pond boat launch is closed. Activity is typically quiet this time of year on the pond and with the high water fishing conditions are difficult.