Finger Lakes & Southern Tier Fishing Report – June 1st, 2012
Anglers trolling were getting lake trout, brown trout and Atlantic salmon. Lake trout were coming on flasher and fly rigs fished 100 to 125 feet down over 130 to 175 feet of water.
Atlantic salmon were still being caught near the surface by trolling stick baits. A few brown trout have been mixed in with the salmon catch.
Lake trout fishing has been excellent. Anglers were catching lakers 70 to 120 feet down over 130 to 150 feet of water trolling flasher/flies, with downriggers or spoons on Seth Green rigs.
Waneta and Lamoka lakes
Bullhead fishing at night has been picking up.
Northern pike were hitting large minnows on the south end, while yellow perch were hitting small minnows on the north and south ends.
Bass fishing has been good for anglers getting out for the catch-and-release season and tossing jigs. Some walleye and tiger muskie were also being taken.
A few brown trout were being caught by trolling spoons and stick baits near shore.
Perch were still hitting in the north end of the lake in the 20- to 30-foot range for anglers using small minnows.
Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers
Before the rain events last month, anglers were catching walleye and smallmouth bass.
Whitney Point Reservoir
Trolling around the islands and fishing below the spillway was producing some walleye. Yellow perch, channel catfish and bullhead were being caught north of the islands.