Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Reports
Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report - October 2nd, 2015
Posted on Thu, 01 Oct 2015
Cayuga Lake: Lake trout fishing continued to be good for both anglers trolling and vertical jigging. Trolling 80 to 110 feet down in 100 to 150 feet of water, with spoons or flasher and flies, continued to produce lakers. Vertical jigging with plastics in 75 to 115 feet of water also was yielding dish. If looking for Atlantic salmon or brown trout, try trolling 40 to 60 feet down.
Seneca Lake: Lake trout are being taken by anglers trolling 80 to 120 feet down over 100 to 200 feet of water. Vertical jigging was producing lake trout in 75 to 110 feet of water.
Canandaigua Lake: Lakers were being taken by anglers trolling 55 to 90 feet down over 100 to 125 feet of water.
Keuka Lake: Trolling spoons or flasher and flies down 60 to 135 feet over 80 to 170 feet of water was working for lake trout.
Owasco Lake: Lake trout were being taken by anglers vertical jigging in 65 to 85 feet of water in the north end of the lake, and also by anglers trolling spoons or flasher and flies 70 feet down over 100 to 135 feet of water. A few rainbow trout were also being taken by anglers trolling; water fleas were still a bit of a headache.
Otisco Lake: The lake level was down a couple of feet so use caution when boating near shore. Largemouth bass were hitting south of the narrows around the big weedbeds. Try tube baits in the weeds and spinnerbaits or chatterbaits over them. Tiger musky were still being caught by anglers fishing in 5 to 10 feet of water casting spinnerbaits, large in-line spinners or chatterbaits.
Skaneateles Lake: Anglers fishing from 10 to 35 feet of water were still getting smallmouth bass on tube jigs and drop-shot rigs. Trout were being taken 50 to 60 feet down over 120 to 200 feet of water on small spoons.
Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Look for walleye in the deeper holes with crankbaits or jigs and try tube jigs for the bass.
Whitney Point Reservoir: For walleye, try jigging a bucktail jig tipped with nightcrawler or trolling worm harnesses in the old river channel. Look for bass along shore with crankbaits or tube jigs.