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Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Reports

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report - November 14th, 2014

Cayuga Lake: Trolling 70 to 90 feet down with spoons or flasher and flies was still producing some lake trout. No word on the tributary fishing but some rain was needed to bring the flows up to spur some fish to run.

Seneca Lake: The lake has been too rough for fishing most days and there have been very few reports from trout and salmon anglers. Some nice yellow perch have been taken throughout many parts of the lake in 30 to 50 feet of water.

Canandaigua Lake: A few rainbow and lake trout were being taken on a variety of spoons 40 to 80 feet down over 100 to 200 feet of water.

Keuka Lake: Very few anglers have been out but a few have been successful catching lake trout by jigging in 90 to 110 feet of water.

Owasco Lake: Anglers jigging are still getting some lake trout, with both spoons and plastics working.

Otisco Lake: The lake level was still down some, so use caution when boating. Tiger muskies are still being taken around the lake on spinnerbaits, swimbaits or large minnows.

Skaneateles Lake: Yellow perch were hitting small minnows fished in 15 to 35 feet of water. Be prepared to weed through quite a few small fish between keepers. A few rainbows were starting to hit for anglers fishing from shore with the marshmallow and worm rig. The docks were still in at the DEC launch at last check but will be pulled in the near future. The gate will remain open as long as the weather holds.

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Smallmouth bass and walleye were still hitting on crankbaits. A few muskies were also hitting on the Chenango for anglers using crankbaits or spinnerbaits.

Whitney Point Reservoir: Nothing to report as the Southern Zone archery season winds down and the firearms opener looms. Not much focus on fishing right now.

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