• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Fishing…, June 21, 2015 Oswego Report

    Posted on June 21st, 2015 admin No comments


    Melissa, with the 19.1 lb. trophy brown she boated on June 21, 2015 aboard the Fish Doctor

    The Oswego area of Lake Ontario is famous for it’s trout and salmon fishing, but there isn’t a Lake Ontario port anywhere on this  200 miles long and 50 miles wide inland ocean that produces better brown trout fishing, especially for trophy browns.

     One of the reasons…, the Oswego River, Lake Ontario’s second largest tributary, draining 5,340 square miles of central New York, enters the lake at Oswego Harbor.  With recent  rains, flow of the Oswego River has really been cranking.  T he river is raging at 20,000 cfs compared to an 81 year median flow  of just over 3,000 cfs.  Temperature of the high, muddy water has been in the high 60s and low 70s for more than a week, perfect conditions for hordes of spawning alewives. With a west to east lake shore current, the colored plume of the Oswego River stretches six miles eastward, all the way past 9-Mile Point. 

     When aldewives concentrate inshore to spawn,  so do inshore predators like brown trout, that prey on them.   Inshore surface temperature right now out to 60 to 100 feet is in the low to mid 60s, a bit too warm for brown trout, pushing them deep into cooler water.  Today, June 21, 2015, itemperature was in the high 50s down 20 to 25 feet over 40 to 60 feet of water. 

     Browns were there and biting all the way from Four Mile Point to the “Red Building” at Nine Mile Point.  As surface temperatures warm, browns will concentrate more and more as they are forced into the depths.   If you’re looking for a tasty meal of Lake Ontario browns you could not pick a better time to fish, and if you’re looking for a wall hanger, the month of June produces more monster browns than any other month of the season.

     Just ask Melissa, who fished with a crew of Adirondackers today,  she boated a magnificent, hooked jawed male aboard the Fish Doctor that pulled my Epson Salter digital scale to 19.1 lbs.

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