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Things are finally drying out a bit around Ithaca. We didn't get any rain today.  Pike and pickerel (along with Tiger Musky and Walleye) seasons open up on Saturday May 6th.

Here's what I have left in April:   Sunday 4/30th.

Open days in May are as follows:  Saturdays - 5/6, 5/13, 5/27, Sundays 5/14, 5/21, 5/28.  Fridays 5/12, 5/19, 5/26.  A few Mondays and Tuesdays are also open. 

If you aren't a DEC Diary Keeper for Region 7 (Cayuga/Owasco/Otisco/Skaneateles) or Region 8 (Seneca/Canandaigua/Keuka/Canadice/Hemlock,) now's the time to sign up. It's easy and your information (length of trip, number of anglers fishing, fish caught will help DEC with management decisions.  Even if you only fish a few days a season, your info can help.  Click here:  and scroll to the bottom for info.

Cayuga Lake:  Lake trout jigging should be back to form here.  Salmon are distributed around the whole lake now for the most part.  Expect the same with browns and rainbows.  

Seneca Lake:  Fishing should be fair to good for landlocked salmon and brown trout.  Lake trout jigging had been slow.  No recent reports from here.

Keuka Lake:  Lake trout fishing is fair to good here.  

Owasco Lake:  Lake trout fishing should be good here. Perch fishing is very good. I expect good pike and rainbow trout fishing here this year.

Skaneateles Lake:  Yellow perch fishing is in full swing. Bonus bass and lakers are in the mix. Now's a great time for rainbow trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon on the fly or on jigs. 

I am in the process of updating/upgrading a lot of my fly-fishing equipment, so that means I have some stuff available for sale.  Here's what I have:

DIAMONDBACK DIAMONDFLY:  This is a 9' 6 weight rod that I received direct from Cortland as a warranty replacement for a Diamondback Backwater Rod that I broke. It is in mint/brand new condition with a rod tube.  Gorgeous rod.  Medium/fast action. They retail for just under $300.  To me they feel/fish more like a $200 rod - so that's my asking price:  $200.   

Need laker jigheads? 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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