Some salmon are showing up in the shipping lanes south of Galloo Island and off the Stony Point light. Best colors are black-silver, orange-silver, and green-silver using downriggers down 90 to 130 feet in 120 to 140 feet of water.
Bass fishing is up and down. Calf Island, little Galloo and Campbell's Shoal are a few spots to try with crabs and minnows in 10 to 30 feet of water.
St. Lawrence River
Muskies at the mouth of Oswegatchie in Ogdensburg, up to half mile from the bridge near Hosmer's Marina. Go after dark, use Skitter Critters, eight-inch Sluggoes, or Jitterbugs in black, and black and red.
On the river proper, Walleyes are being caught in 27 feet of water, between 9:30 p.m. and midnight, on "pink lemonade" reef runners. There've been nice catches of perch in about 23 feet of water near Ogdensburg.
Exploding with bluegills -- more than in recent memory. Also, giant catfish, upwards of 40 pounds, plus at night, common carp.
There's great top water action for bass using frogs. Swim baits are better in the early morning before the fish head for cover under weed mats, then tie on a frog.
For this week’s Fishing Report, thanks to: Capt. Bob Dick, Moby Dick Charters, Henderson Harbor; www.mobydickcharters.com; FISHCAP coordinator Don Meissner; St. Lawrence County bass angler Chris Flint, chrisflintfishing.com.
As always, for more on fishing in the St. Lawrence River Valley, go to www.fishcap.net.
In the photo below, Bassmaster Elite Series angler Rick Morris of Virginia was among the pro bass anglers recently checking out the site of the upcoming Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River, slated for Waddington August 8 to 11.
For information on the tournament, visit northcountrybass.com. (Flint Photo)
Thursday, December 18, 2014, Watertown, NY