New York Fishing Report for Lake Ontario and Salmon River
Capt. Troy Creasy
October 4, 2006
Salmon River - Freshwater Fishing Report
High Adventure Salmon River Fishing Report 10/3/06
By: Troy Creasy
Spent a few days with long time client and friend, Al Gomeringer and his family. Al just turned 78 and still hangs tough when a big chinook is doing it's dance.
Monday AM we did a quick float down the SR and we hit a few but it didn't feel right. Why? I don't know, we saw a lot of fish but it just wasn't our turn.
Yanked the boat and headed to the Oswego. The water was up and the bite was on. 15 plus fish and a five hours later we were spent. Done, finished, out of there. Good move.
Tuesday the 2nd half of the crew, Andy & Donna decided to try Oswego for the first time.
The water was dropping, but it didn't matter. My god were they snapping at rapalas. We must have hit 20 in the first two hours. Things slowed and the water dropped too low to plug the flat, so we moved in the shoot and put down the riggers with flatfish. Five big horses in that stiff current and Donna had had enough. Here and Andy were worn out and so was I. Another great trip for the High Adventure boat, though Donna wants to float the salmon next year. Can't say I blame her.
Al & Andy with the first one.
Andy with a nice hen.
Today's Goon shot. What are they thinking?
Andy Sr & Donna with a big male
A nice double
If you are looking to get in on the action concentrate your efforts around the spawning grounds. Ellis Cove, The upper Trestle and the Sportsman pool areas are all holding good numbers of fish. Suggested baits are comet flies, nymph's, large stoneflies, streamers and blue egg sacs.
Much cooler temperatures and some rain would help to improve the fishing even more.
On the Oswego river, much of the activity continues to be from the Utica St. bridge to the dam and powerhouse area. Egg sacs, skein, wooly buggers, egg pattern flies, rubber eggs and floating stickbaits are working well. There is a good number of steelhead throughout the river with egg sacs working well.
The Black River in Dexter is also getting fish and flows there are great.
Cooler temperatures should help drop the water temperature in Oneida Lake and will likely heat up the night bite for walleye. We have been successful with walleye using Jr. Thundersticks fished on the offshore shoals. The inshore nighttime migration of bait up to now has been slow but the cooler weather should increase this activity. The bass are biting silver shiners drifted in the shallows.
If you a have question or comment, feel free to e-mail me anytime. Send your mail to Troy @ lakeontariooutdoors.com You can also log on to our website at www.Lakeontariooutdoors.com for daily fishing reports, events, charters and river guides, as well as numerous links to great sites and area businesses.
Remember to stay safe, be respectful of others and put a few back for another day.
This is Captain Troy Creasy, See you on the water and God Bless..
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