Cayuga County Fishing Report for October 11 – 25, 2019: Salmon, Bass, Perch, Trout and More

The Cayuga County fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for October 11 – 25, 2019 at

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

The New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide runs from April 1 to March 31. The 2019-2020 Official Fishing Guide can be picked up where fishing licenses are sold, or viewed at

Region 7: 

Lake Ontario and Bays

Salmon are around river mouths so fishing from piers can be good at times. Good methods include casting spoons or fishing with egg sacs. Smallmouth Bass fishing usually continues to be good into the fall in the lake and around the bays. Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch are being taken in the bays. Bass are hitting a variety of baits and Perch are being taken on small minnows and jigs.

Cayuga Lake

Lake Trout are being taken in 95 to 130 feet of water with vertical jigging and 85 to 100 feet down over 120 to 300+ feet of water for anglers trolling.

Owasco Lake

Some Lake Trout are being taken by anglers’ vertical jigging or trolling. Yellow Perch and a few Northern Pike are also being taken.

Skaneateles Lake

Yellow Perch are being taken in 15 to 35 feet of water on small minnows and jigs. Smallmouth Bass and Rock Bass are biting in 20 to 40 feet of water on drop-shot rigs, Ned-rigs and tube jigs.

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