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Fishing Report for June 12, 2020

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

 Lake Ontario report:

The wind has been an issue the last couple of days. The water temperatures are still scattered as the lake tries to set up a thermocline.

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

Kings are starting to become a regular visitor to our net again with a few cohos that have not been common in recent years.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sport

We worked for them on Wednesday. A really hard south wind had everything spread out. Temperature was changing all morning. The west wind on Thursday hopefully brought them back. Friday morning we did have a decent chrome bite before the wind kicked up again.


Oswego River report:

The water flow dropped sharply on Wednesday and has been up and down between 400 CFS and 1800 CFS the last couple of days. This morning it is flowing at 652 CFS. Anglers continue to find some walleye action using stickbaits and jigs. Anglers have reported a few bass which are on a catch and release basis right now.

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.


Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

It’s been rather quiet on the run the last couple of days. Those anglers who have been out this week have found some smallmouth bass activity and fallfish. The flow is running at 185 CFS at the dam and 240 CFS at Pineville.

Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

The wind has played the predominant role the last couple of days. When anglers have been able to get on the water they have found a good walleye bite in 20-30 feet of water with some being taken is more shallow depths. Jigging and trolling are working well. Smallmouth bass are active along the weed beds and there is a very active pickerel bite.


Sandy Pond report:

Anglers have been reporting some walleye activity using stickbaits and jigs. A few northern pike are responding to spinnerbaits.