Fishing Reports for June 7, 2013

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


 Oswego River report:

According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop:

 Heavy rain throughout the area yesterday has caused a jump in the river level. This afternoon it is running at 16,500cfs. This does make fishing along most areas of the river difficult. When conditions settle down the river walks north of the Rte. 104 bridge will be the first areas to try.  Anglers have been finding a variety of species including walleye, sheepshead, smallmouth bass, white perch, and an occasional brown trout. Worms, minnows and crayfish are working well. Remember the bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information on these zones, click on the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

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 Lake Ontario report:

 According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift Fishing Charters:

After a couple of windy days we were back on the lake on Wednesday. This has been the year of no two-year old brown trout. The size is great but the numbers are definitely down. It was a rather slow day for some wounded warriors from Maine but they were a great group. We found a couple of small kings, couple of nice bright chrome steelhead and a few lake trout. Yesterday was a tough day with the rain, this morning a couple of salmon taken in 270 feet of water.


 Salmon River/ Port Ontario report:

The river is fairly quiet this time of year. The water flow is running at 1650cfs through this evening.

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 According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

 There have not been a lot of reports with the windy conditions early in the week and heavy rain yesterday. Anglers reported a few salmon and some lake trout but very little brown trout activity. Overall the fishing has been tough.


Oneida Lake report:

When the wind is not a factor, the walleye fishing has been decent but you may need to move around to find active spots.  Anglers have been finding some activity in 10-20 feet of water especially in the Big Bay area. Bucktail jigs tipped with a worm or blade baits have been working well. Shore anglers are taking some walleye with stickbaits or jigs just before or after dark. Just a reminder that lake sturgeon are on the threatened fish list.  If you accidentally hook one, please do not fight it and release it quickly. 


Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Conditions on the pond are about the same. There is a decent walleye bite along with some northern pike and rockbass activity. There has been very little perch action. Minnows, worms and jigs remain the suggested bait.