Central New York Fishing Report – May 3rd, 2013
Trout waters recently stocked include:
Broome County: Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Little Choconut 2e, Nanticoke 7a, Nanticoke Lake, Palmers Pond, Patterson Pond, Oquaga Creek, Chenango Lake, Dudley Creek, Nanticoke Creek, and East Branch Nanticoke Creek.
Cayuga County: North Brook, Owasco Inlet, Salmon Creek and Fall Creek.
Chenango County: Guilford Lake, Otselic River and Genegantslet Creek.
Cortland County: Otselic River.
Madison County: Upper Lelands Pond, Stonemill Brook, Beaver Creek, Canastota Creek, Limestone Creek, Payne Brook, Chittenango Creek, Canaseraga Creek, Chenango River, Cowaselon Creek, Old Chenango Canal, Oneida Creek, Sangerfield River, and the Otselic River.
Onondaga County: Cold Brook, Onondaga Creek, West Br. Onondaga Creek, Tannery Creek, Spafford Brook, Furnace Brook, Fabius Brook, Limestone Creek, West Br. Limestone Creek, Geddes Brook, Carpenters Brook, Butternut Creek, and Skaneateles Creek.
Tioga County: Cayuta Creek, Catatonk Creek, East Branch of Owego Creek, Owego Creek, and West Branch of Owego Creek.
Tompkins County: Enfield Creek, Virgil Creek, Buttermilk Creek, Salmon Creek, Fall Creek and Sixmile Creek.
(Finger Lakes Tributary fishing is from sunrise to sunset through May 15.)
When the wind isn't blowing too hard and anglers can get out, they’re getting some brown trout in 10 to 25 feet of water on stickbaits. Look for the warmest water or flumes of off-colored water coming out from tributaries or bays.
Shore anglers were catching bullheads. Black crappie should be beginning to bite in Toad Harbor.
Before the high water, anglers were getting steelhead and some nice brown trout.
Salmon River High water at last look. It may pay to try some of the smaller tributaries like Trout Brook or Orwell Brook, or head a little north and try North or South Sandy Creek.
Panfish action was good at last check.
Yellow perch fishing continued to be slow, with anglers still sorting through a lot of small perch to get some larger fish. Anglers fishing by the bridge were getting some bluegills, crappies and a few bullhead.
Anglers fishing the deeper water areas were getting some yellow perch, but a lot of small fish.