Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Central New York

Oneida Lake: Yellow perch are moving a little deeper and a few
are being caught pretty much everywhere in 20-35 feet of water.
Anglers who continue to search for fish are having the best luck.
Perch are hitting Swedish pimples and Kastmasters tipped with perch
eyes, minnows, spikes, wax worms and mousies. Some walleye are also
being taken mixed in with the perch. Big Bay is still producing
some good catches of bluegills and black crappie.

Oswego River: There was some slush forming on the river at times
and the area around the dam is unfishable. The area behind the
hotels is producing steelhead and brown trout, as is the Kiddie
Pool. Good baits are egg sacs, worms, minnows, single hook
spinners, jigs fished under a float and stick baits.

Salmon River: There has been some slush and ice forming on the
river, making fishing difficult at times. The shelf ice that formed
on the lower river has cleared some and anglers can fish the area
around the Little Black Hole. Most of the fishing activity is still
taking place from Pineville to the Lower Fly Area. Fishing pressure
has been light most days.

Sandy Pond: Fishing has picked up for northern pike and the
yellow perch fishing continues to be good. Perch are hitting on
small minnows and spikes while northern pike are hitting on large
shiners.

Sodus Bay: Fishing continues to be good for yellow perch, with
fish are being caught from 10-30 feet. The deeper water is
producing some larger fish. Perch are hitting small jigs tipped
with spikes, mousies or minnows.

Irondequoit Bay: Anglers are getting good numbers of yellow
perch, with larger fish less common. Fish are being caught in most
depths with the 30- to 35-foot range producing a few bigger fish.
Perch are hitting on all the usual baits; spikes, mousies and small
minnows.

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