Cayuga County Fishing Report for April 26 – May 3, 2019

The Cayuga County fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for April 26 through May 3, 2019 at https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9218.html

Please visit that site for more information or to follow links.

Oswego and Wayne Counties have weekly fishing hotlines on their web sites as well and would be another good option for fishing reports; Oswego County (visitoswegocounty.com); and Wayne County (waynecountytourism.com). Though Onondaga County doesn’t have a weekly fishing report, their web site is another good source of fishing information in the region (fishonondagacounty.com).

The New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide runs from April 1 to March 31. The 2019-2020 Official guide has a picture of a mother and daughter holding a nice steelhead on the cover. The Fishing Guide can be picked up where fishing licenses are sold, or viewed at Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Trout season kicked off on April 1st and for more information on trout fishing please view Fishing for Stream Trout, for places to go view Public Fishing Rights, and for anticipated stocking numbers view Trout Stocking.

As of Friday, May 10th the following waters will have been stocked with trout:

Owasco Outlet (May 3), North Brook (April 19), Salmon Creek (April 11), Owasco Inlet (April 10), and Fall Creek (May 9 and April 3).

Region 7:

Lake Ontario

With the high-water levels, there are no wake zones for many Lake Ontario shorelines and bays. The Brown Trout fishing continues to be good, though the wind has still been blowing a lot lately. Some spring Chinook Salmon are also being taken out a little deeper than the Brown Trout; some days the King Salmon bite has been better than the Brown Trout bite. Spoons have been working for Brown Trout and King Salmon with stick baits also working for Brown Trout. 

Cayuga Lake

Brown Trout fishing has been good on the south end for anglers trolling with stick baits in the off-colored water. Lake Trout are being taken by vertical jigging or trolling in 120 to 150 feet of water.

Owasco Lake

Some yellow perch are being taken. Look for Lake Trout in 60 to 70 feet of water. 

Skaneateles Lake

Anglers are getting some Yellow Perch and an occasional Rainbow Trout.

Visit the Cayuga County Tourism web page for more fun things to do on and around the water at www.tourcayuga.com!