Finger Lakes/Southern Tier

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – March 21st, 2014

Cayuga Lake: Anglers fishing from shore around Taughannock were getting a few browns and Atlantics. Milliken Station has also been good for brown trout, with minnows working well. Seneca Lake: A few anglers going out of Severne in boats were getting perch in 20-30 foot of water. Canandaigua Lake: Lake trout were being taken by jigging the deep water, 100…

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – February 7th, 2014

Cayuga Lake: There was ice forming on the north end but no reports of ice thickness. Seneca Lake: Some brown trout and Atlantic salmon were being taken trolling stickbaits or streamers near the surface. Canandaigua Lake: Nothing to report. Keuka Lake: There were anglers fishing the north end, near Penn Yan, but no reports of ice thickness. Owasco Lake: Anglers…

Finger Lake Fishing Report – December 26th, 2013

Cayuga Lake: Some landlocked salmon and brown trout were in the tributaries. Suggested baits are egg sacs, egg-imitating flies or streamers. Seneca Lake: Anglers still getting out in boats were catching a mixed bag of Atlantic salmon, brown trout, and some lake trout. Canandaigua Lake: No report, probably not until ice forms. Keuka Lake: Vertical jigging around points with plastics…

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – August 22nd, 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. Vertical jigging is also producing lakers in 90-105 feet of water. Atlantic salmon and some brown trout are being taken on spoons fished 35-55 feet down over 60-120 feet….

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – August 9th, 2013

Cayuga Lake: Weeds and water fleas continue to make trolling more difficult on the lake. Vertical jigging is an option instead of trolling if fleas become to aggravating. Bass and panfish were being caught on the north end. Seneca Lake: Water fleas and weed mats were still making trolling difficult. Trolling down 35-55 feet with downriggers, or with wire and…

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – July 26th, 2013

Cayuga Lake: Weeds and water fleas were beginning to make trolling more difficult. Trolling down 60-90 feet over 80-120 feet of water with spoons or flasher and flies, fished off downriggers, copper wire or Dipsey Divers was producing lake trout. Atlantic salmon were being taken on spoons fished 30-50 feet down over 60-120 feet of water. Lures in a variety…

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – May 3rd, 2013

Among the trout waters stocked of late are: Chemung County: Eldridge Lake, Park Station Pond, Cayuta Creek, Post Creek, Sing Sing Creek, Wyncoop Creek and Newtown Creek. Schuyler County: Cayuta Creek. Steuben County: Post Creek, Cohocton River, Meads Creek, Bennett Creek, Canaseraga Creek, Canisteo River. Canandaigua Lake Fishing spoons or flashers and flies down 90 to 100 feet has been…

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report – April 19th, 2013

Recently stocked trout streams include: Broome County: Chenango Lake, Dudley Creek, Nanticoke Creek, and East Branch Nanticoke Creek. Cayuga County: Fall Creek. Chemung County: Eldridge Lake, Park Station Pond, Cayuta Creek, Post Creek, Sing Sing Creek, Wyncoop Creek and Newtown Creek. Schuyler County: Cayuta Creek. Steuben County: Bennett Creek, Canaseraga Creek, Post Creek, Cohocton River, Canisteo River and Meads Creek….