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Central New York Fishing Report – May 29th, 2015

Lake Ontario: Trolling near shore for brown trout with stick baits or small spoons continued to work well in 10 to 20 feet of water. Fishing with side planers has helped on the days with less wind, as has fishing early in the morning. Good colors have been black and silver, blue and silver, and lures with some orange in them (like firetiger). The brown trout were also reportedly eating lots of round gobies, so try goby-colored baits, as well. 

Oneida Lake: Walleye action has been mostly in the shallows, especially around creek mouths and reefs and shoals. Worm harnesses or jigs tipped with a crawler are productive, as are stick baits. Bullhead were hitting worms and leeches, while a few black crappie have been reported in Toad Harbor.

Oswego River: High flows recently made shore fishing more difficult. Anglers were still catching bullhead near Ox and Three Mile Creek on leeches and worms. Jigs or large stick baits usually work well for the Oswego River walleye.

Salmon River: Look for steelhead in the riffle areas or holding in the deeper pools. Spawning has mostly ended, but there are still dropbacks throughout the river. These fish are often very hungry after the rigors of spawning.

Irondequoit Bay: No new reports, but walleye can usually be caught by trolling in the evening and at night this time of year.

Sodus Bay: A few bullheads, bluegills and crappie were being caught in the shallow areas of the bay, especially near the Ridge Road Bridge. Try tubes baits for crappie and bluegills and night crawlers or leeches for bullhead. No reports on yellow perch or walleye.

Sandy Pond: Still little information to report. Try stick baits, spoons or large minnows fished under bobbers for the northern pike. For walleye, also try stick baits along with jigs and crankbaits. Bullhead fishing should be decent for anglers fishing from shore with crawlers.

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