Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake Salmon River Fishing Report 6/2/10
How about this great weather we are experiencing this week! What better time to get outdoors and wet a line.
Brian Mulkeen Sr & Jr along with recent Fairfield University graduate Eric had a decent catch along with fantastic weather. The bite was not hot but we picked at them.
Lake Ontario fishing has been slow but there are some really nice fish being caught.
Along with some hefty browns, Captain Scott Lennox from Pole Position Charters in Henderson recently brought in a 38 lb. 4 oz. lake trout, and Captain Bob Dick ( Moby Dick Charters) had a 24 lb. catfish. I am hoping to have photos of these monsters soon.
The key to catching browns right now is all about getting to the spot early. The bite is very, very early so getting there before dawn makes all the difference.
The best baits are a black silver white belly smithwick, fished on the surface about 150 feet behind the boat and dream weaver spoons in black and silver, glow green, and orange, fished 10 to 30 feet down off of the downriggers.
The walleye action on Oneida Lake is up & down right now. Fish are being taken in the deep water (30 to 38) on the east end at buoys 109 and 111 by the trollers with leadcore and stickbaits. The Rapala Hot Steel floater seems to be a favorite among trollers.
North of Messenger Reef, jigging with black/purple 1/2 to 5/8 oz. jigs tipped with a crawler is also taking a fair share of fish.
I like pulling sonar’s and the north shore off of the half house and Carbone’s in 28 to 30 FOW as been working for us.
There are still plenty of sheepshead throughout the Oswego river, and some catfish near the powerhouse but the walleye seem to have moved out toward the lake. Look for rock bass, perch and other panfish around Wright's Landing and the Coast Guard Station. The same bait continues to be working - worms, minnows, crayfish, bucktail jigs and stickbaits
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.
If you are looking to escape the crowds and catch some nice rainbow trout. Head up to Altmar and fish the Salmon River right where it dumps into the lower reservoir. Fish small egg sacs or worms under a float and let the line drift out into the lake. If you prefer fly-fishing an olive wooly bugger would be my first choice, but there has been a good caddis hatch coming off right before dark also. A size 16 has been doing the job.
The upper river was also just stocked with several thousand brown trout from 8 to 12 inches long same gear same techniques and some great dry fly action!
This is Captain Troy Creasy, Keep your line wet, and God Bless.
Troy A. Creasy
High Adventure Sportfishing
Lake Ontario Outdoors
1719 County Rt 28
Pulaski, NY 13142
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