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Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Reports

Finger Lakes Fishing Report - May 27th, 2016

Among the region’s stocked trout waters are:

Broome County: Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Finch Hollow Site 1, Little Choconut 2e, Nanticoke 7a, Nanticoke Lake, Palmers Pond, Patterson Pond #1, Oquaga Creek, Chenango Lake, Dudley Creek, East Branch Nanticoke Creek, and Nanticoke Creek.

Chemung County: Eldridge Lake, Park Station Pond, Post Creek, Sing Sing Creek, Newtown Creek, Cayuta Creek and Wyncoop Creek.

Chenango County: Bowman Lake, Jeffrey Pond, Mill Brook Reservoir, Pharsalia Y Pond, Guilford Lake, Genegantslet Creek and the Otselic River.

Tioga County: Tri-County Pond, Catatonk Creek, Cayuta Creek, East Branch of Owego Creek, Owego Creek, and West Branch of Owego Creek.

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Cayuga Lake: Trolling stickbaits on the south end was still producing some brown trout and Atlantic salmon early in the morning. 

Keuka Lake: Anglers trolling stickbaits with side planers were getting some fish just below the surface, while stickbaits fished off downriggers were also producing lake trout down to about 105 feet.

Seneca Lake: Lake trout were being taken in fairly deep water: 100 to 250 feet. Look for Atlantic salmon near the surface with stickbaits, spoons or streamers.

Canandaigua Lake: Trolling near bottom in 125-200 feet of water was producing some lake trout. Browns were being taken on stickbaits and spoons trolled near the surface at the south end. Yellow perch fishing has been good on the north end, with fathead minnows and small jigs yielding fish.

Owasco Lake: Look for lake trout in 150 feet of water, and try the north or south ends for yellow perch.

Otisco Lake: Anglers taking advantage of the catch and release bass season were getting a few smallmouth bass on football jigs and crankbaits. Bluegills were biting on the north end along shore. For walleye, try casting stickbaits from the causeway after dark.

Skaneateles Lake: A few lake trout, rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon were being taken by anglers trolling. Yellow perch fishing continued to be hit and miss. 

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Look for walleye in the deeper pools with jigs or crankbaits. Fishing early or late in the day has been more productive.

Whitney Point Reservoir: Not much to report, but a few walleye were taken earlier this month both in the reservoir and spillway. The Dorchester docks are now in. Look for bullhead and catfish on the north end or off Keibel Road; night crawlers are always a good choice. Try minnows or small jigs around woody structure near shore for crappies.

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