Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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Finger Lakes/Central NY

Lake Ontario: Salmon are scattered, but a good starting point
has been 100-160 feet. Fish are down 80 to 120 feet and are hitting
flasher and fly combinations and spoons.

Canandaigua Lake: Lake trout are being taken 90 feet down by
anglers trolling green and white flasher and fly combinations.

Seneca Lake: Lake trout fishing has been very good on the north
end of the lake. Landlocked salmon are being caught off the pier in
Watkins Glen, along with some smallmouth bass and northern

Keuka Lake: Lake trout are being caught in 80 to 90 feet of
water by anglers trolling with downriggers and Dipsy Divers,
pulling copper or vertical jigging. Smallmouth bass are being
caught in 50 to 60 feet of water.

Honeoye Lake: Bass anglers working deeper water by day, drifting
in 20 feet of water with crayfish or night crawlers 3 feet off
bottom are catching fish.

Conesus Lake: Drifting with jig and leeches has produced a few
walleye in 30 feet of water.

Canadice and Hemlock lakes: Smallmouth bass action has been
decent in 30 feet on crayfish and shiners.

Waneta Lake/Lamoka lakes: Largemouth bass fishing has been very
good, with fish hitting minnows and spinner baits. Yellow perch and
crappie are hitting small minnows around the Bible Camp.

Cayuga Lake: Lake trout are being taken in 70 to 100 feet of
water by trolling green and white flasher and fly rigs and spoons
or by vertical jigging with swimbaits and spoons.

Owasco Lake: Smallmouth bass and yellow perch are taking small
minnows and crayfish fished on structure and along weed lines.

Skaneateles Lake: The lake trout bite has picked up, with fish
hitting glow-in-the-dark spoons fished 35 to 60 feet down over 100
to 200 feet of water. Smallmouth bass are hitting well in 10 to 25
feet of water on tube baits.

Otisco Lake: Largemouth and smallmouth bass are taking minnows,
stick baits and swimbaits fished off the causeway and along weed

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: The
rivers may be a little high, but walleye and smallmouth bass
fishing has remained good.

Whitney Point Reservoir: Smallmouth bass fishing has been good
for anglers drifting crayfish during the day or casting topwater

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