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Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Reports

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report - February 5th, 2016

Cayuga Lake: Have yet to hear any reports of safe ice; the north end typically offers the first hard-water shot. Anglers trolling near the surface were getting some Atlantic salmon but it’s getting difficult to get out on the open water now. A reminder that Finger Lakes Tributary fishing closed on Dec 31; a section of Fall Creek remains open however, for catch-and-release angling.

Seneca Lake: Not hearing much of late since the warming trend.

Canandaigua Lake: Open water was an option for perch at last check. But not many boats are out.

Owasco Lake: No report.

Otisco Lake: Ice is sadly lacking.

Skaneateles Lake: The state launch was closed for the season and we haven’t heard of any hard-water reports.

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: The warm spell last weekend pretty much killed any ice fishing opportunities.

Whitney Point Reservoir: There is 5.5 inches of ice being reported on the pond and 5 inches on the channel. You can check the status of the upcoming crappie derby web page at www.crappiederby.com.

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