Lake Ontario Fishing Report 5/23/10
We are finally seeing some nice weather and now we just need the browns and salmon to start cooperating.
Brown trout fishing has been slow but conditions have been less then perfect. Flat clear water, bright sun and a lot of south wind has made it tough sledding near shore.
(Beautiful mornings have been greeting us, but not the best fish catching conditions.)
Lake trout have been saving our trips lately and it is good to see them returning to the eastern basin. Fish from Oswego east to nine mile point in 110 to 140 FOW.
The walleye action is good on Oneida Lake right now, although they are not as schooled as they have been. This means you will work a bit harder taking longer drifts. Fish deep in 25-30 ft. of water and look across the soft bottom. North of Buoy 109 midway to the north shore and in front of Lakeport at the first dropoff are good places to take the drift. Sonars and three-quarter ounce jigs, particularly black/purple, tipped with a nightcrawler are working well. My trip on Wednesday we had plenty of action and managed 9 good keepers and plenty of smaller fish.
Oswego walleye fishig has been pretty good as well. I did struggle last night but we can't kill them every night.
Sandy Pond fishing has been good for bluegills, perch and walleye, but the Big Northern Pike have been the real story lately. Look for a lot of action with large shiners, large spoons and live bait. Fish the drop offs and weedbeds. I hear reports of numerous fish over ten pounds.
Looking to experiance Lake O fishing? I have May 28 and June 1, 2 ,3 ,4 wide open.
This is Captain Troy Creasy, Keep your line wet, and God Bless.