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Central New York Fishing Report – August 24th, 2012

Lake Ontario

Chinook salmon were still scattered, so if you’re not marking fish or bait, keep searching. Fishing down 75 to 120 feet over 200 to 300 feet of water has been a good starting point. Large spoons and flashers and flies are working for the salmon. Good colors continued to be whites and greens. Brown trout were being found in 60 to 100 feet of water and lake trout in about 100 feet. Smallmouth fishing has been good in 15 to 30 feet of water around Mexico Point, with live bait working well. Fish baits 1½-2 feet off bottom to avoid the gobies.

Oneida Lake

Walleye fishing has slowed down on the lake as young of the year shad are becoming large enough for the walleye to feed on. Anglers report marking large schools of baitfish. Blade baits and bucktail jigs tipped with nightcrawler were still producing some walleye in 20 to 30 feet of water. Smallmouth bass were also keying in on the shad schools, so keep an eye out for birds (terns or seagulls).

Oswego River

Sheepshead, catfish and carp were active throughout the river.

Salmon River

Still quiet at this point.

Sandy Pond

Largemouth bass fishing has been good early in the morning and in the evening.

Sodus Bay

Bass fishing has been good early and late in the day, with spinnerbaits, topwaters and a variety of plastics working.

Irondequoit Bay

Bass fishing has been good early and late in the day with spinnerbaits, topwaters and a variety of plastics. A few perch were also being taken in the deeper water.

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