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).

A reminder that from Nov 1 to May 1, all persons aboard a pleasure vessel less than 21 feet must wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) while underway. For more information on boating regulations please view the NYS Boater’s Guide (link leaves DEC’s website).

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, April 26th the following waters will have been stocked with trout:

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

Region 7:

Lake Ontario

The Brown Trout fishing been good for anglers, though the wind has been blowing a lot lately. Stick baits and spoons have both been working. As a bonus, some spring Chinook Salmon are also being taken.

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

Reminder: Walleye season is closed until May 4th.

Skaneateles Lake

The DEC launch is now open, and one dock is in the water. Anglers are getting some Yellow Perch on the lake.

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