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Finger Lake Fishing Report – October 4th, 2013

Cayuga Lake: Vertical jigging has been working for lake trout, with fish being found in 65-110 foot of water. Trolling down 70-80 feet over 100-160 foot of water with spoons or flasher and flies is also producing some lakers.

Seneca Lake: Lake trout were being taken 80-120 feet down over 130-200 feet of water on spoons and flasher and flies. Lakers were also being taken jigging with plastics in 75-130 feet of water.

Canandaigua Lake: Some lake trout were being taken 50-60 feet down over 140-160 feet of water on spoons and flasher and flies. Rainbows were being found 45-60 feet down over 140-150 feet of water. A lot of bait was still being marked in the 50- to 55-foot zone.

Keuka Lake: Anglers vertical jigging around The Bluff were still catching lake trout on plastics in 75-130 feet of water. On other areas of the lake the jigging has been better in 90-120 feet of water.

Owasco Lake: Anglers fishing in the south end of the lake have been getting lake trout in 75-100 feet of water and some rainbows trout in 55-70 feet of water. Trolling with flasher and flies or stickbaits has been good. Pulling copper is also working for lakers. Smallmouth bass were hitting crayfish or drop-shot rigs fished in 25-30 feet of water. Some yellow perch were being taken on minnows and nightcrawlers.

Otisco Lake: Some bass were being caught on crayfish off the causeway and also on stickbaits in the north end. Stickbaits were also producing a few tiger muskies on the north end. No word on any walleye shore bite.

Skaneateles Lake: Smallmouth bass were being taken on tube jigs, Senko-style baits, topwaters and drop-shot rigs in 10-35 feet of water. Live bait (crayfish and nightcrawlers) was also working for smallmouth bass, yellow perch and rock bass in 15-25 feet of water.

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Bass and walleye fishing has been good, with tube jigs working well. Some of the rivers still had some color to them at last look.

Whitney Point Reservoir: The reservoir still had some color to it, but anglers fishing near shore were catching catfish, bullheads and smallmouth bass.

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