Cayuga County Fishing Report Nov. 17 – Dec. 1, 2017

The fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for November 17 through December 1 at Please visit that site for more information or to follow links.

Reports will be harder to come by because many anglers have pulled their boats for the season, so there will likely be few changes to the report in the coming weeks. 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 any pleasure vessel less than 21 feet long must wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) while underway. For more information on boating regulations please view the NYS Boater’s Guide. A link can be found in the righthand column under ‘Links Leaving DEC’s Website.’

Also, as a word of warning, many of the dock structures at the DEC boat launches will be removed shortly, or may have been removed already. So, please plan accordingly.

April 1 was the start of the new Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide, April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018. You can obtain a copy from a licensing agent or view it at Summary of Freshwater Fishing Regulations.

Region 7:

Cayuga Lake

With the high water a few weeks ago, some Atlantic salmon and brown trout entered the tributaries. Some stealth will likely be required to catch them however, now that the streams are running clear and the flow has dropped. Lake trout are being caught 70 to 90 feet down over 100 to 200 feet of water.

Skaneateles Lake

Anglers fishing in 15 to 25 feet of water are getting a mixed bag of lake trout, rainbows and yellow perch.

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