Central New York Fishing Report – September 4th, 2015

Lake Ontario: The Chinook salmon fishing continued to be slow, with fish scattered. It’s been a searching game looking for salmon and bait. Fish were being found from 150 to 600 feet of water. Depending on the day, flasher and flies, cut bait and spoons were all producing salmon when found. Dipsey divers, copper (350-600 feet), lead core, wire and diver and downriggers have all been working at times. For lake trout troll cowbells and small plugs near bottom in 150 feet of water. Brown trout were being found in 70 to 90 feet of water, with spoons producing fish.

Oneida Lake: Walleye fishing has been slow, which may be due to the young of the year gizzard shad finally getting big enough for the walleye to start feeding on. A few walleye were still being taken in 30 to 40 feet of water. 

Oswego River: Look for smallmouth bass in the river with tube baits or crayfish. A few walleye were also being taken by the powerhouse.

Salmon River: You never know when the first few salmon will start trickling in, but it’s usually around Labor Day when we start hearing reports of a few entering the river.

Sodus and Irondequoit bays: Anglers continued to catch bass in and around the weedbeds. 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

Categories: Finger Lakes/Southern Tier

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