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Central New York Fishing Report – October 3rd, 2014

Lake Ontario: Salmon were still spread out and are being taken in 80 to 200 feet of water. Things can change quickly this time of year when fish decide to head to the tributaries, so cover water looking for fish or bait if you’re not marking fish.

Oneida Lake: Walleye were still being taken in 30 to 40 feet of water with stickbaits, blade baits, bucktail jigs tipped with nightcrawlers and worm harnesses all working. With the cooler temperatures it shouldn't be long before the shore walleye bite starts to pick up. Casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark can often be very good in the fall on this lake. 

Oswego River: There were some salmon coming into the river at last look. Try egg sacs, egg-imitating plastics and flies.
Remember, the bridge to Leto Island remains closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. 

Salmon River:  There were reports of good numbers of salmon being spotted in the estuary late last month but so far no big runs have made it into the river. There were a few fish moving into the river each day, and some fish were being taken as far up as the Lower Fly area. The Lower Fly Section opened Sept. 15.
Sodus and Irondequoit bays: Bass action was good along the weed edges and shoreline. No word on the perch fishing yet.

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