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Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – October 3rd, 2014

Cayuga Lake: Lake trout were still being taken by anglers jigging in 60 to 100 feet of water. Trolling was also producing lakers, with flasher and flies and spoons working well. Trolling 70 to 100 feet down over 120 to 180 feet of water has been a good starting point. Keep an eye out for weedmats, which are still creating headaches trollers.

Seneca Lake: Lake trout were being taken 50 to 85 feet down over 100 to 200 feet of water. Flasher and flies in green or white continued to work well. Vertical jigging was also producing lake trout in 85 to 120 feet of water.

Canandaigua Lake: Trolling spoons 45 to 60 feet down was producing some lakers and an occasional rainbow trout. Fleas were still making trolling difficult.

Keuka Lake: Jigging continued to improve and lake trout were being found in 55 to 115 feet of water, with both the The Bluff area and the Branchport arm producing fish.

Otisco Lake: Look for walleye and smallmouth bass in 15 to 25 feet of water. A few tiger muskies were hitting on spinnerbaits on the north end of the lake. Cooler temperatures may help kickstart the nighttime shore walleye bite.

Owasco Lake: Trolling spoons or flasher and flies 50 to 70 feet down over 100 to 160 feet of water was still working for lake trout and the occasional rainbow. Smallmouth bass and rock bass were still being taken on drop-shot rigs and tube baits in 10 to 30 feet of water.

Skaneateles Lake: Smallmouth bass fishing continued to be good, with fish being found shallower than they have been, – 10 to 20 feet should be a productive range Good baits were drop-shot rigs and tube jigs. 

Susquehanna, Chenango, Tioughnioga and Unadilla rivers: Some walleye were being taken on dark colored jigs fished near bottom, and also on stickbaits.

Whitney Point Reservoir: Smallmouth bass fishing has been good along shore, with plastics, crankbaits, jigs and crayfish all working. Some nice white crappie have also been caught recently.

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