Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – September 6th, 2013
Cayuga Lake: Trolling down 70-100 feet over 80-120 feet of water with spoons or flasher and flies, fished off downriggers, copper wire, or Dipsey Divers is still working for lake trout. Bass and panfish are still being caught on the north end in 10-15 feet.
Seneca Lake: Brown trout and Atlantic salmon are being caught 50-70 feet down on spoons or flasher and flies.
Keuka Lake: Anglers vertical jigging with plastics in 65-100 feet are still catching lake trout.
Owasco Lake: A few lake trout are being taken by anglers trolling spoons or flasher and flies in 90 feet of water.
Otisco Lake: Trolling early or late in the day is producing a few walleye, tiger muskies and an occasional brown trout.
Skaneateles Lake: Smallmouth bass are still being taken on tube jigs, Senko-style baits and drop-shot rigs in 15-45 feet of water.
Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Bass are hitting tube jigs and plastics that mimic hellgrammites. The best bass action has been in the faster water areas.
Whitney Point Reservoir: For walleye, try drifting or anchoring with nightcrawlers or trolling/casting crankbaits or worm harnesses.