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Central New York Fishing Report – August 7th, 2015

Lake Ontario: Salmon were still being found over a wide depth range, from 100 to 300 feet. A variety of trolling methods were working to get lures down, such as 200 to 300 feet of copper, lead core, Dipsy Divers and downriggers. Flasher and flies and spoons were working for the salmon, depending on the day. For lake trout troll cowbells and peanuts (small plugs) near bottom in 100 to 120 feet of water.

Oneida Lake: Look for smallmouth bass around the shoals with tube jigs, drop-shot rigs and bass jigs. Walleye were being taken in 30 to 40 feet of water with worm harnesses, jigs tipped with a nightcrawler and blade baits. Some walleye were also still being taken in 10 to 15 feet of water on the same baits. 

Oswego River: Look for smallmouth bass with tube baits or crayfish. Try crayfish, nightcrawlers or cut-bait for the channel catfish and freshwater drum (sheepshead).

Salmon River: Some smallmouth bass were being taken in the lower river and some 2-year old brown trout were being caught in the middle river. A water release last month did bring a few Atlantic salmon into the river.

Sodus and Irondequoit bays: Anglers continued to catch some nice bass along shore and in and around the weed beds. Try spinnerbaits, topwaters and plastics.

Sandy Pond: As the aquatic vegetation gets thicker, fishing on the pond becomes more difficult. If fishing for bass try spinnerbaits or weedless frogs.

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