Finger Lakes/Central NY
Waneta/Lamoka lakes: Bass fishing has been fantastic for anglers
fishing rubber worms in darker colors like black and green pumpkin.
Perch are hitting well on Waneta on minnows and jigs.
Seneca Lake: Brown trout are hitting in 50 to 60 feet of water
on a Hemlock spinner and worm rigs. Smallmouth bass fishing has
been fair, with fish hitting minnows, shiners and worms in 20 feet
Keuka Lake: Lake trout fishing continues to be good for anglers
jigging, trolling and fishing with alewives in 60 to 75 feet of
water. Bass fishing has been good on plastic baits around docks and
Cayuga Lake: Jigging and trolling are both producing a few
lakers, with the 45- to 75-foot range yielding the most action.
Owasco Lake: Lake trout fishing has been good for anglers using
alewives. Fishing 20 feet down over 60 feet of water around points
like Burtis Point and Koenig Point has been working well. Some nice
suspended smallmouth bass are also being taken at the same depths
by anglers targeting lake trout.
Skaneateles Lake: Lake trout fishing has been very good for
anglers trolling in the middle of the lake down 60 to 70 feet. Good
baits have been Needlefish in perch or fire tiger color fished off
downriggers or Dipsey Divers.
Otisco Lake: Bass fishing has been fair in the north end for
anglers using minnows, worms and artificial baits.
Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Recent
heavy rains have really raised the water level of the rivers,
making fishing tough at last look.
Whitney Point Reservoir: Walleye fishing has been fair for
anglers slow trolling with worm harnesses in the old river channel.
Walleye are also hitting below the spillway.