Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake Salmon River Fishing Report 6/29/ 11
Summer is here and what better time to take advantage of the tremendous fishing opportunities that our area has to offer.
The best bite this week on the open waters of Lake Ontario is still brown trout. Work 60 to 80 feet of water. Remember, brown trout have no problem surviving in 60 to 70 degree water, so don't think you always have to fish the cold water to find them. Dreamweaver spoons in the Dirty White boy, Coyote, Glow frog and Dolphin patterns are taking our fish.
Smallmouth Bass are providing great action from Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake. White and yellow spinnerbaits as well as shallow diving crankbaits are working well. In deeper waters, try small jigs tipped with yellow or white Mister Twister grubs. Slowly bounce the jigs off rocky bottoms and work the shoals and drop-offs. Crabs and worms are always a good bet.
The walleye fishng has really picked on Oneida Lake. Some of the fish have moved dep and others have taken shelter in the heavy weeds in 8 to 15 FOW. Your best bet is to fish the deeper water, 28-40 ft., next to any structure. Jigs tipped with night crawlers and small trolled stickbaits are working well.
There are a few more salmon being caught each day in the eastern basin, which is typical for this time of year. It ia generally July until we see good numbers of Chinooks. Work the deeper water, 130 to 300 feet. Find the cold temperature, 40 to 50 degrees and concentrate your spread there. Troll flashers with atomic flies at 2.3 to 3.0 mph. NK magnum spoons in Black green glow have been taking some nice fish as well.
The pike fishing on Sandy Pond is steady but you have to work for them. Pan fish are still providing good action around the shoreline .
If you want to book a fishing charter I have plenty of openings in July. Give us a call
This is Captain Troy Creasy, See you on the water!!