Central New York Fishing Report – May 31st, 2013
Lake Ontario: Brown trout fishing has slowed down and fish are more scattered. Fishing stickbaits and small spoons in shallow nearshore water during the early morning has been a good starting point. As the day gets brighter, moving to deeper water has been helping to extend the brown trout bite. Lake trout fishing has been good in 100 to 200 feet of water and a few bonus salmon were being caught in the deeper water as well. Salmon have been hitting flashers and flies, flashers and cut bait, or spoons.
Oneida Lake: Walleye were being taken in 8 to 20 feet of water, with jigs tipped with nightcrawler, blade baits and stickbaits working. Shore anglers are getting some walleye on stickbaits or jigs just before and after dark. Bullhead were still being caught around the lake by shore anglers.
Oswego River: Walleye were being taken on large stickbaits, jigs and nightcrawlers. The trout bite was winding down with the warmer weather and anglers were starting to get more catfish and freshwater drum (sheepshead).
Salmon River: There were still a few drop-backs being caught throughout the river. Good baits are streamers, nightcrawlers, pink Powerbait trout worms and egg sacs.
Irondequoit Bay: Anglers fishing the deeper water areas were getting some larger yellow perch. Northern pike were hitting on spoons and stickbaits.
Sodus Bay: Anglers were catching yellow perch Northern pike fishing has been good, with pike hitting a variety of lures; stickbaits and spoons are good bets. Anglers fishing by the bridge on the south end were still getting some bluegills, crappies, and bullheads.
Sandy Pond: A few walleye and northern pike were being caught. Anglers were also getting some black crappie, bluegills and yellow perch.