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Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Reports

Finger Lakes Fishing Report - April 28th, 2016

Most of the region’s trout waters have now been stocked. Among them:

Broome County: 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, Newton Creek, Cayuta Creek and Wyncoop Creek.

Chenango County: Guilford Lake, Genegantslet Creek and the Otselic River.

Steuben County: Canisteo River, Bennett Creek, Canaseraga Creek, Post Creek, Meads Creek and Cohocton River.

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

Cayuga Lake: There were still reports of some rainbows in the tributaries. A reminder that on Finger Lakes tributaries fishing is from sunrise to sunset through May 15. Anglers were starting to get Atlantic salmon and brown trout on the south end of the lake. Both spoons and stickbaits were working. Lake trout were being found in 80 to 140 feet of water.

Seneca Lake: Look for Atlantic salmon near the surface with stickbaits, spoons or streamers. 

Keuka Lake: Jigging and trolling were producing some lake trout, but no information on what depths have been productive. 

Canandaigua Lake: Nothing to report.

Owasco Lake: There may still be some rainbows in the tributaries. Look for lake trout in 150 feet of water, and try the north or south ends for yellow perch.

Otisco Lake: No new fishing information to report, and there will probably not be any until after May 7 when walleye and tiger muskie seasons open. Suggested spots to try would be the north end for bluegills and south of the causeway for white crappie.

Skaneateles Lake: The state launch is open and the docks are in. The rain earlier this month may have helped bring in a few more rainbows into Grout Brook. Little new information for the lake, other than a real nice 24-inch Atlantic salmon was caught by an angler fishing on the lake.

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Not hearing anything and probably won’t until walleye season opens.

Whitney Point Reservoir: The Dorchester docks are now in. Look for bullhead and catfish on the north end or off Keibel Road; nightcrawlers are always a good choice. 

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