Cayuga County Fishing Report for March 15 – 22, 2019

The Cayuga County fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for March 15 through 22, 2019 at

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 (; 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 (

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

Region 7:

Lake Ontario

State of Lake Ontario meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, March 19 at the Pulaski High School Auditorium. For more information please view the Lake Ontario meeting press release. The lake fishing report is done for the season.

Cayuga Lake

With the milder conditions, anglers should be able to get out in boats to fish for Lake Trout and Salmon. Shore anglers are still getting Lake Trout around Taughannock.

Owasco Lake

Anglers have been getting out on the ice on the South end. Just a reminder that Walleye and Northern Pike season ends March 15th.

Skaneateles Lake

An informational meeting on the Skaneateles Lake Fisheries will be held on March 20, at the Homer Intermediate School. For more information please view Skaneateles Lake press release. 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!