Finger Lakes/Central NY
Lake Ontario: Fishing tributaries like Maxwell, Irondequoit
Creek and Bear Creek was producing steelhead on egg sacs, imitation
eggs and small jigs. Some brown trout were being taken early in the
morning by anglers trolling stick baits along the shoreline in 10
feet of water. Brown trout are also hitting real early, before the
sun comes up, for anglers casting spoons from shore.
Genesee River: Steelhead were hitting in the river on egg sacs,
night crawlers and small jigs.
Honeoye Lake: Both the north and south ends are now open water
and some fishing has been taking place. The better action has been
in the north, where crappie are hitting fatheads and a few jigs
tipped with spikes. Perch are in 20-25 feet of water and they’re
hitting red worms, fathead minnows, spikes and wax worms.
Canandaigua Lake: The West River at the south end of the lake
has been good for perch and crappie. Fathead minnows are working on
the crappie; yellow perch are hitting spikes and red worms. Perch
are also hitting in the southern end of the lake near the drop-off
in the vicinity of the marina.
Hemlock Lake: Target the north end near the dam for trout. Use
bass shiners off shore with slip sinkers. Some crappie are also
being caught there.
Seneca Lake: Yellow perch fishing has picked up and good numbers
are being caught off the pier and around docks on small minnows,
mousies and spikes.
Cayuga Lake: Some Atlantic salmon are hitting at AES (formerly
Milliken Station) on minnows and streamers and some are being
caught by anglers trolling around Taughannock Point.
Owasco Lake: No fishing activity to report.
Skaneateles Lake: Nothing to report.
Otisco Lake: No fishing activity to report.
Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Walleye
season is closed so not much happening right now.
Whitney Point Reservoir: No fishing activity to report.