Central New York Fishing Report – July 12th, 2013
Lake Ontario: Fishing continued to be slow for brown trout and very slow for Chinook salmon. Brown trout continued to be scattered over a variety of depths. If you can find some off-colored water try fishing stickbaits and small spoons in the area during the early morning. As the day gets brighter, moving to deeper water has been helping to extend the brown trout bite. Lake trout fishing has been more consistent, with fish being found near bottom in 100 to 200 feet of water. Spoons are good lure choice.
Oneida Lake: Walleye fishing continued to be very good. Walleye were still being taken in 10 to 30 feet of water, with the most consistent action being in the 20- to 30-foot zone. Good baits have been black and purple bucktail jigs tipped with nightcrawler, blade baits and perch-colored stickbaits.
Oswego River: There should be catfish and sheepshead in the river; try crayfish or nightcrawlers.
Salmon River: Slow fishing now, but there are a few Atlantic salmon and Skamania strain steelhead being taken in the upper river.There are also some smallmouth bass and rock bass being caught in the lower river.
Irondequoit Bay: Bass fishing has been good on jigs, plastics and topwaters.
Sodus Bay: Panfish were being taken on small jigs, minnows and worms. Bass fishing has been good.
Sandy Pond: A few walleye and northern pike were still being caught. Anglers were also getting bluegills and a few yellow perch.