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Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report - June 28th, 2013

Posted on June 27, 2013

Cayuga Lake: Trolling down 50 to 90 feet in 80 to 120 feet of water with spoons or flasher and flies, fished off downriggers, copper wire, or Dipsy Divers is working for lake trout. Atlantic salmon were being taken on spoons fished 25 to 40 feet down.

Seneca Lake: Fish has been on a slow side lately. Some brown trout and Atlantic salmon were hitting on spoons fished down 25 to 30 feet. Lake trout were hitting spoons and flasher and flies fished 60 to 150 feet down.

Canandaigua Lake: A few rainbow trout were being caught trolling down 40 to 50 feet over a variety of depths.

Keuka Lake: Anglers vertical jigging with plastics in 80 to 130 feet were still catching lake trout. Tubes and fluke-style plastics have been working well.

Owasco Lake: Anglers trolling down 30 to 50 feet with spoons or flasher and flies were getting lake trout on the north end. Yellow perch were also being caught on the north end.

Otisco Lake: A few walleye were being taken by anglers trolling with stick baits or spinner rigs during the day, and off the causeway after dark on stick baits. Look for bass near shore and along the weed edges.

Skaneateles Lake: Fishing near shore with tube jigs, spinnerbaits, or topwaters would be a good starting point for the smallmouth bass.

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers:  Walleye were being taken on hair jigs, with lighter colors like yellow or white working well. Smallmouth bass were hitting on darker-colored tubes.

Whitney Point Reservoir: The walleye bite has been good for anglers fishing worm harnesses, jigs and crankbaits. Smallmouth bass were hitting on crankbaits near shore.