Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report, February 22nd, 2013

Honeoye Lake

Ice was reportedly between 3 and 4 inches lakewide. Some decent-sized yellow perch have been caught in the deeper areas of the north end. The bluegill bite has been slow in the shallower areas.

Conesus Lake

Anglers have enjoyed a steady bluegill bite in 7-10 feet of water on jigs with waxworms or spikes. Expect a few or more small throwbacks for every keeper. Some anglers have picked the occasional northern pike on tip-ups.

Cayuga Lake

No report.

Seneca Lake

Yellow perch were being caught from the pier on fathead minnows, wax worms and spikes. After catching a few fish on one type of bait, if action slows down, switch types. This has been working to keep the bite active.

Keuka Lake

Not hearing anything lately.

Owasco Lake

Nothing to report; keep an eye on changing conditions.

Otisco Lake

There was around 6 inches of ice on the north end and anglers were catching bluegills, pumpkinseeds and an occasional black crappie. Anglers fishing with tip-ups were also getting a few tiger muskies. Keep in mind there’s a 36-inch size minimum on the tigers. Keep an eye on changing ice conditions and use caution.

Skaneateles Lake

No report.

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers

Not hearing anything lately.

Whitney Point Reservoir

The Keibel Road gate was closed due to the high water event recently that now has ice covering the road. It was to remain closed until conditions on the road improve. There is reported 8-9 inches of ice on the pond, and although the annual Crappie Derby was cancelled, anglers were able to get out at last check.

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