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Fishing Reports for June 1, 2020

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

Lake Ontario report:

The brown trout bite continues to be good in 20-40 feet of water with Michigan Stingers working well. Some nice size fish are coming to the net with a few pushing the scale at 12 and 13 pounds. Steelhead and salmon can be found out in the deeper water.

Oswego River report:

The water flow was up and down yesterday. This morning it is flowing at 5,690 CFS. Areas along the East and West River Walks  are suggested for some brown trout and walleye action.


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.

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Salmon River report:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Bass fishing last Friday and Saturday produced steady results. A mixed bag of sizes ranging from small 8” fish to larger 4 pounders. A few gar and carp have also been spotted by anglers. Bottom bouncing crayfish patterns, swinging muddler style flies, and spinners have all produced sizeable bass. The sudden drop in temperature and flows over the weekend definitely seemed to quiet down the smallmouth action a bit compared to days past. The flow is running at 500 CFS at the dam and 634 CFS at Pineville.

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Oneida Lake report:

Although we did have some afternoon rain on Saturday, the walleye fishing over the weekend was good. Anglers were finding a good bite in a variety of depths from 10-20 feet of water and also in the 30 foot range. Applications included jigs, worms and trolling worm harnesses. Perch were somewhat elusive but a few bass were taken along the weed beds.


Sandy Pond report:

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