Oswego County Fishing Reports #15

Oswego County Fishing Reports for June 17, 2016

Lake Ontario report:

According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:

Brown trout fishing is picking up with some large fish around. If you hit the bite you can do well. It’s been a short one lately though. Lake trout fishing has slowed up some but still capturing plenty each trip. The winds and cold fronts have been killing us this week.

Oswego River report

The water flow has been running low (between 800-2,000cfs) over the last few days. This morning it is flowing at 964cfs. A reminder that bass season opens on Saturday, June 18. Anglers are finding sheepshead, smallmouth bass, walleye and catfish.  Even a few largemouth bass have been reported. Worms, minnows and stickbaits are working well.

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, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report along the top bar on the home page. 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.

Pulaski Area/Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The fishing is slow on the eastern end of the lake right now. Anglers are finding a few lake trout and perhaps a brown trout or steelhead here or there but there is no consistent pattern at this time. A reminder that bass season opens on Saturday.

 Salmon River:

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

Yesterday there were several anglers on the Douglaston Salmon Run.  Reported fish brought to hand were smallmouth bass and brown trout. River temperatures were taken and read 58F. The river flow is running at 185cfs.  There is no precipitation in the forecast through the weekend with temperatures gradually climbing to near 90 degrees by Sunday.

Oneida Lake report:

After some windy days over the last couple of weeks, conditions have settled down and the forecast looks good through the weekend. Walleye fishing has been spotty in both shallow and deep water. Early in the morning or later in the day seems most productive. Stickbaits and bucktail jigs tipped with a worm are suggested baits. Bass season opens this Saturday, June 18. Anglers are finding bluegills and pickerel in shallow water.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

The pond is getting heavily weeded so it’s becoming difficult to fish in some areas. Anglers are fishing in the deeper water for walleyes trolling worm harnesses.

Courtesy of Oswego County Tourism

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