Cayuga County Fishing Report for March 29 – April 5, 2019

The Cayuga County fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for March 29 through April 5, 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 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

Region 7:

Lake Ontario

It shouldn’t be too long before the lake report starts up as anglers start, or may be already, fishing for brown trout in the near shore area.

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

Reminder: Walleye and Northern Pike season closed on March 15. 

Skaneateles Lake

The DEC launch was opened on March 20, and one dock should be in the water.

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