Visit Oswego County

Fishing Reports for June 30, 2020

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

Lake Ontario report:

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

The kings are here!!! We had well over double digit bites on trips over the weekend. A-TOM-MIK copper was firing 350-450’ sections; gators and SSW Stingrays took a far share and Fire Brined bait took the rest. Twinkies were better than clean heads. Warship, warship glow and shenster worked very well.

Oswego River report:

The water flow is currently at 999 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:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Four anglers hit the run early Sunday and had a good day of fishing. Each of them reported getting into at least a few bass. It was noted that the smallies were holed up and a bit tricky to find at times, especially as the day warmed and the sun got above the tree line. The water release continues at 185cfs and the Pineville gauge continues to hold steady in the 240cfs range.

Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

Anglers experienced another good fishing weekend on Oneida Lake.  Walleye were biting in 25 to 35-40 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:

The activity on the pond is slow but 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.