Central New York

Lake Ontario: Brown trout fishing continues to be good from
Mexico Bay to Oswego and in front of the Salmon River. Browns are
being caught in 35 to 80 feet of water on Northern King, Michigan
Stingers and Dream-weaver spoons. Good colors have been black and
silver, glow green, lemon lime and chartreuse. Chinook (king)
salmon fishing has been slow but a few fish are being caught when
the weather and wind cooperate. Smallmouth bass fishing continues
to be good in Mexico Bay, Oswego and Ford Shoals area on minnows
and night crawlers.

Oneida Lake: Walleye fishing has been good in the deep water,
around 40 to 50 feet on trolled or drifted baits like spinners,
worm harnesses and black and purple jigs tipped with night
crawlers. Jigging with blade baits is also producing some fish.
Smallmouth bass are hitting great on spinnerbaits, shallow-diving
crankbaits, a variety of plastics, night crawlers and crayfish.

Oswego River: Smallmouth bass are biting better along the break
wall in the harbor. Yellow perch are active in front of Flat Rock
off Fort Ontario on night crawlers and minnows.

Salmon River: Northern pike and bass are still hitting well in
the estuary.

Sandy Pond: Largemouth bass and northern pike are still hitting
well. Minnows and worms are both working well, along with
spinnerbaits, rubber worms and crankbaits.

Sodus Bay: Largemouth bass fishing continues to be very good.
Fishing around weedbeds with a variety of artificial and live baits
has been working. Yellow perch are being caught outside the bay
along the lake shoreline in 7 to 10 feet on small minnows and
jigs.

Irondequoit Bay: Largemouth bass are being taken from as shallow
as two feet of water out to the outside weed edge. Surface lures,
like Zara Spooks, are working well in the shallow water and
plastics are producing fish on the weed edges. Senko-style baits in
watermelon and green pumpkin have been good.

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