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Fishing Reports for July 6, 2020

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

Lake Ontario report:

A number of nice salmon were taken over the weekend with 150-250 feet of water being active. Meat rigs, flasher/fly combinations and spoons were working well.

According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing:

The last week has been pretty good on the High Adventure. King salmon, steelhead, and some big beautiful brown trout continue to entertain anglers throughout the eastern basin. The wind on a couple of days lately has made for difficult conditions with a super tight thermocline and very strong currents but even on those days we managed to put a number of fish in the box. Most other days we had doubles and triples!








Photos courtesy of Strike Zone Charters

Oswego River report:

The water flow has been under 1,000 CFS for the last few days. This morning it is running at 747 CFS. Anglers continue to find some walleye action using stickbaits and jigs. Bass are being taken along the river with crayfish a suggested bait.

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:

Fishing over the last few days has been up and down, mainly based on the daily temperatures and time of day. Water temperatures have remained in the low 70’s with the hot sunny weather we’ve had. Those guests who have joined us early in the morning are usually rewarded with the best fishing of the day and a good number of post spawn bass have been caught. We’ve had a surprising number of youth anglers join us and their success really puts a smile on our face! Yesterday we 10 anglers head out to enjoy the beautiful weather on the run today. Anglers reported a mix of bass and fall fish, with one angler landing nearly double digits of smallies.

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Oneida Lake report:

We are well into this stretch of several days of 90 degree temperatures, lots of sun and little rainfall.  With the warm sunny days the evening bite has been most active. Anglers have been finding a walleye bite in both shallow and deeper (25-40 feet) of water. Trolling and jigging were successful applications. Bass season has been very good so far with stickbaits and jigs working well in shallow water.


Sandy Pond report:

With the warm weather and several days of summer-like temperatures activity may be rather quiet on the pond. Anglers are finding a few bass along the weed beds using spinnerbaits and rubber worms. Anglers are finding some walleye activity using stickbaits and jigs.