Lake Ontario, Salmon River, Oswego Harbor Fishing Report 5/ 1/ 11

2011-05-01 18:33:27
Lake Ontario, New York - Freshwater Fishing Report
Salmon River, Oswego River, Sandy Pond, Oneida Lake

April is over and what a month it was. It may have started slow but everyday just got better.

All the rain and high water which has been a hardship and inconvenience to many has in fact been a catalyst for the exceptional fishing on the Salmon River and the lakeshore in Mexico Bay and the Oswego area.

Steelhead are being caught from top to bottom on the Salmon River

Worms, beads, flies, spinners and egg sacs are working well. Fish the fastest deepest runs you can find. Don't waste your time in the slow pools. The fish are looking for food and oxygen.

The Oswego Harbor is on fire, producing limit catches of brown trout as well as a few nice atlantic salmon. I know of several weighing in between 10 and 12 pounds. What a nice bonus to find when you are really only looking for 3 to 5 pound trout.

The entire lakeshore is fishing well as boaters are finding brown trout trolling along the shore in 10 to 20 ft. of water, primarily at the mouths of the tributaries. Stickbaits and small spoons in black and silver are working the best. Troll slow and concentrate your efforts in and around the warmest water.

The Bull head fishing is underway and conditions are good. Top spots include North and South Sandy Pond, The Salmon River Estuary, The Grindstone Marsh and the Little Salmon River.

What else can I say, Spring is finally here and the bite is on. I suggest you make plans to fish very soon somewhere, somehow with someone in the Lake Ontario region.

I have river openings on May 9 & 10 and lake trips openings on May 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30

Fish Species: steelhead & brown trout
Bait Used: eggs & beads
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Method Used: Floats
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Water Temperature: 50
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Troy Creasy

About The Author: Captain Troy Creasy

Company: High Adventure Sportfishing

Area Reporting: Lake Ontario and the Salmon River

Bio: Captain Troy Creasy is a full-time dedicated professional, who has been pursuing trout and salmon for 21 years. He is on the water year round and will provide you with a complete charter service. High Adventure Sportfishing is proud to use only the best equipment available. Captain Troy is a member of the Scotty, Daiwa, Luhr Jensen, and GLoomis Pro Staff. Along with winning several major derbies, and guiding one of his clients to the state record Chinook Salmon in 1991, Captain Troy is always on the cutting edge of what makes this great fishery tick. Combine all of this with a pleasant personality, references from 15 states, thousands of happy customers, and it is easy to see why High Adventure Sportfishing should be your choice for Lake Ontario trophy fishing.

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