Central New York Fishing Report – March 8th, 2013

Oneida Lake

Anglers were getting out around the lake, with ice thickness varying from 5-11 inches. Use caution when venturing out and check ice thickness frequently. Anglers were getting some good perch and walleye, Chapman Park and Lewis Point seemed to be producing well.

Oswego River

Steelhead and brown trout were still being taken but the windy, cooler weather has made fishing more difficult. Egg sacs and bucktail jigs were still working for the browns and steelhead.

Salmon River

Steelhead fishing has been good and anglers have been catching some “fresh” fish that have recently entered the river. The area between Altmar and Pulaski continued to see the most action, with egg sacs (blue mesh), mottled beads, pink worms and flies working.

Sandy Pond

There was reportedly about 8-10 inches of ice on parts of the pond at last look. Perch fishing has been slow but anglers were getting some northern pike on minnows.

Sodus Bay

Some anglers were getting out on the bay. Use caution as ice thickness can vary greatly. Perch fishing continued to be slow.

Irondequoit Bay

There were anglers getting out on the bay but ice conditions are spotty.

Genesee River

Steelhead fishing has been good when the river has been down and slightly off-colored, with egg sacs working well. When the river has been high and muddy the fishing has been extremely difficult.

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