Central New York Fishing Report – March 21st, 2014

Lake Ontario: Nothing to report.

Oneida Lake: Perch were being caught shallower in 6-14 feet of water. Big Bay was still producing bluegills and pumpkinseeds, but anglers need to sort through many small fish to get some keepers. Pay attention to changing ice conditions.

Oswego River: Not a lot to report of late.

Salmon River:  Anglers fishing the deeper pools from Pineville to Altmar were still getting into steelhead.

Irondequoit Bay: Perch fishing continues to be slow, with lots of bait being marked. Ice conditions will change quickly now, so use caution.

Sodus Bay: Anglers moving around and trying different baits were getting some decent perch. Some northern pike were also being taken on minnows.

Sandy Pond: Perch fishing has been good, with anglers using small minnows or jigs tipped with spikes are catching them. A lot of dinks, however. Pike are being taken on large minnows fished under tip-ups. Some black crappie were starting to be caught on jigs tipped with minnows or spikes, or just on minnows.

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