Cayuga County Fishing Report for December 7 – 21, 2018

The fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for December 7 through 21, 2018 at Please visit that site for more information or to follow links.

As a word of warning, many of the dock structures at the DEC boat launches will be removed soon or may have been removed already. So, please plan accordingly. Some DEC docks that have been removed as of 10/26 are: Port Byron, Sandy Pond, and Redfield Reservoir.

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 1st to March 30th. The 2018-19 Official guide has a picture of an angler holding a giant smallmouth bass on the cover. The Fishing Guide can be picked up where fishing licenses are sold, or viewed at Freshwater Fishing Regulations.

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 (; and Wayne County ( Though Onondaga County doesn’t have a weekly fishing report, their web site is another good source of fishing information in the region (

Region 7:

Lake Ontario

The lake fishing is done for the season.

Cayuga Lake

No new information until ice fishing starts.

The Mud Lock boat launch is closed due to construction as improvements are being made.

Owasco Lake

No new information until ice fishing starts.

Skaneateles Lake

The DEC launch is closed for the season.

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