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Fishing Reports for June 9, 2020

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

Lake Ontario report:

The water temperatures are still scattered as the lake tries to set up a thermocline. Anglers have been covering water from 80 feet out to 300 feet.  Some nice browns were taken in the more shallow depths this weekend with salmon and steelhead active in the deeper water.

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

It was a silver fish Saturday! Kings, cohos and steelhead made up our catch! Pautzke herring Fire Gel on Michigan Stinger NBK, wonderbread, Alfonso, Fat Nancy and UV gator got the job done.  Best deployed into our  Cannon Optimums and 3-6 color cores.


Oswego River report:

The water flow has been up and down over the last few days running between 350 CFS and 6,000 CFS. This morning it is flowing at 2,470 CFS. Anglers are finding 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:

A half dozen anglers fished the run Sunday morning and into the early afternoon and reported a mix of smallmouth bass and a few fallfish. Bright, sunny skies and a light breeze made for a pleasant early June day. The morning water temperature was 62F, but rose to 68F by midday. The flow is running at 185 CFS at the dam and 256 CFS at Pineville.

Click here for the current water flow.


Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are continuing to find a good walleye bite with jigging and trolling working well. Timing seems to be important with more action early in the day and again into the evening. Smallmouth bass are active in 10-15 feet of water and there has been a good deal of pickerel action.


Sandy Pond report:

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