Cayuga County Fishing Report for June 22 – 29, 2018

The fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for June 22 through 29 at

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

The weekend of June 23 – 24, 2018 is free fishing weekend. Anyone can fish the freshwater of New York State and no license is required. It’s the perfect time to take a friend or relative fishing!

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

Brown Trout fishing continues to be good on the big lake and they are being taken by trolling with stick baits or small spoons in 25 to 60 feet of water. Fishing early or late in the day has been better. Chinooks are being taken in 100 to 150 feet of water on spoons or flashers and flies. Lake Trout are being found in around 120 feet of water.

Cayuga Lake

Lake Trout are being taken in 90 to 150 feet of water by anglers vertical jigging. Anglers trolling are doing better fishing in the 150 to 200 feet range and fishing 50 to 80 feet down. Look for Largemouth Bass on the north end with spinnerbaits, bass jigs or top-waters.

Skaneateles Lake

Fishing tube baits or drop-shot rigs along shore should produce some Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass and maybe some Perch. Look for Lake Trout 40 to 50 feet down.

Owasco Lake

Lake Trout and a few Brown Trout are being caught trolling with spoons.

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