Lake Ontario, Salmon River, Oswego Harbor Fishing Report 5/ 18/ 11
Eastern basin Lake Ontario fishing in the eastern basin is sick right now with limit plus catches every time out! Along with some hefty browns, there are plenty of lake trout, Atlantics and a few Chinooks mixed in!
The best baits are a black silver orange belly smithwicks, fished on the surface about 150 feet behind the boat and dream weaver spoons in black and silver, glow green, and orange, fished 4 to 10 feet down off of the downriggers. Look for colored water and warmer temperatures and the fish will be there.
The walleye action on Oneida Lake is up & down right now. Fish are being taken in shallow and deep water.
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 from the orange wall to off of the half house and Carbone’s in 28 to 30 FOW has been working for us.
Sandy Pond fishing has been good for bluegills, perch and walleye, but the walleye 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 weed beds.
Dropback steelhead on the Salmon River is winding down but there is still fish to be caught if you know where to look. Fast deep oxygenated water is the place to be. Do not waste your time in the slow pools. Think bubbles and fast seams right at the top or tail out of the runs.
If you want to 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.
I have openings for charters and now is the time.
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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