Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake Salmon River Fishing Report 9/5/11
The Labor Day weekend is behind us and what a first week of September it has been. Limit plus catches have been the norm most days.
King & Coho Salmon continue to school in front of area tributaries and are providing great catches to the anglers that are willing to put in some time and effort.
In front of the Salmon River, fish are being caught in 60 to 120 feet of water. White Mountain Dew E-Chip Attractors with hammer and Pro-Am f
lies along with J-Plugs in glow green, glow blue and the salt and pepper are catching most of the fish.
Out of Oswego, salmon are hitting Spin Dr & pro-chip flashers in White, green &chrome in front of shredded hammer, big fin glow and live lime A-Tom-Mik flies throughout the day.
There are already a fair numbers of kings in the Salmon River and this rain will certainly bring more.
The Oswego River is low but with all the rain in the forecast this will trigger a good run of early fish and salmon fishing should be real good throughout the area.
On Oneida Lake, smallmouth bass have been active particularly near Shackelton Shoals. Look for walleye in 40 ft. of water using jr. thundersticks in silver/blue and the perch series. We have also had reports of some yellow perch activity in 12 ft. of water in front of well-defined weed beds using fathead minnows.
I am all booked for the remainder of the lake season, but if you want to book a trip I know a few good captains that do have some days open. Give us a shout.
See you out there.