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Fishing Report for August 12th, 2021

Fishing Reports for August 12th, 2021

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

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Lake Ontario report:

Overall lake conditions have been very windy over the last week, with lots of changing direction. The last few days have been more calm.  We look forward to more favorable conditions the next few days.


This following report is courtesy of Captain Ed Monette of Cannonball Runner Sportfishing.

Fishing this week out of Oswego has been slow. You need to be patient and keep your good stuff in the water!!!

A few stagers are in the 100 to 150 foot of water. Paddles and cut bait riggers down deep have been a must to get them to bite.  In 200-700 fow we recommend a combination of spoons, flasher flies and meat riggers.  Hot spoons have been Michigan Stinger NBK and diehard. Flashers have been a mix. Steelhead are also being caught off various spoons.

Brown trout are being caught in 100 fow or inside. This is changing daily as the wind hasn’t been consistent.

This following report is courtesy of Captain Jason Hamilton of Crime Pays Sportfishing.

The fishing in Mexico Bay has been very tough for the last 14 days or so.  There are kings scattered from 90 to 300+ feet of water but currently not big numbers and they are grumpy. Anglers who choose to grind and search are being rewarded with just a few bites per trip. Meat behind 8 in Echips with Twinkies is taking the bulk of the bites.

The lake trout fishing has been the savior for charters running north.  Many are finding lake trout in 130-140 feet, running cowbells on the bottom. The lake trout have been pushing further north daily but can be found from about the 42 line north.

Good luck and tight lines!