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Water levels throughout the region are great - full pool or slightly high. Water temperatures are warming rapidly with great differences lakewide depending on location.
May: 1st, 4th, 7th, 12th, 18th - 21st, 23rd, 25th - 31st.
June: 1st - 9th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd - 30th.
Most dates are open from July 1st through the rest of the year.
Cayuga Lake: Lake trout appear to be back in their "normal" deep water early spring patterns for the most part although a few fish are being caught shallow. Heavy rains on Sunday night have made the southern portions of Cayuga a muddy mess, although water temps have warmed considerably in those areas. There's a fair amount of debris floating around including some big stuff. Casting and fly-casting for browns and salmon is slow. Hopefully the action will pick up as the lake stabilizes.
Seneca Lake: Lake trout jigging and landlocked salmon fishing is fair at best. If you're fishing this lake this season, please sign up to be a DEC Angler Diary Cooperator. Cooperator numbers have declined and the more data DEC receives, the better the info they'll have for management decisions. Call (518) 226-5343 and ask to join the Diary Program. It isn't much effort!
The launch at Sampson State Park is now closed and will be closed into the spring/summer.
Skaneateles Lake: Water temperatures here vary greatly from low 40s to 50s. Fishing is good to excellent for yellow perch. Rainbow trout action is fair. Salmon seem scarce. Some lake trout are also in the mix. Expect smallmouth bass fishing to start picking up as water temps warm up.
Owasco Lake: I'd consider laker action here fair. Perch are all over the lake and starting to spawn. Lake level is great.
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Bill has a couple styles of DEEP jigging heads as well as his usual assortment of great hair jigs and various heads and other lures!
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