Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake Sandy Pond Fishing Report 7/11/ 11
We have seen more kings in the last week than we have all season. From 130 to 450, from Fairhaven north to Sandy Pond, big adult Chinooks along with their younger counterparts have moved in as their summer staging season begins.
Remember; while they tend to favor the cold water they are more than wiling to move into the 60 degree water if that is where the bait is.
Top producing baits for us are white & green e-chip & spin dr;s with green glow and white Atomik flies early. If you have bright conditions switch to a chrome green spinny and a hammer fly, or a chrome green e-chip and a green #23 or B-Fly.
Keep a few spoons high for the browns, lakers and steelhead. I like the dreamweaver Hit Man and the NK die-hard.
New Guests Ralph Fidlker & Family had a banner day with many many bites and awesome weather!
Mike Arlotto and hid Family back for more. We worked hard but put together a nice catch under tough conditions.
Smallmouth Bass continue to provide 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 fishing on Sandy pond has been good. Anglers are finding largemouth bass and northern pike using live minnows and worms. Look also for an occasional walleye to be mixed in. I alos hear the top-water action has been hot!
On Oneida Lake fishing with jigs has slowed down and now the walleye are showing a preference for trolled baits over the deepest part of the lake 45 to 55 feet. Look for bass in about 6 ft. of water using crayfish and worms and panfish are doing well along the shoreline.
Fishing is really good right now andwe are having a wonderful season, so if you are looking to book a charter, give us a call.
This is Captain Troy Creasy for Lake Ontario Outdoors, stay safe and enjoy the summer season.