Silver Lake Marine Lake Life 2024 is this Saturday! Plus some odds and ends…


After the success of last year’s grand opening of the new service center at Silver Lake Marine, Quinn decided, “why not make this an annual kick-off event for the boating season?”  This Saturday at the marina there will be live entertainment, baked goods, craft beer and cider, a food truck and other activities going on.  Silver Lake Marine will also be kicking off their biggest boat sale of the year.  They’ve got plenty of room inside the new service center and showroom incase the weather isn’t good (which it doesn’t look to be.)  I’ll be down there tying some jigs and flies.  Silver Lake Marine is very close to Letchworth State Park, so if you’ve never seen the falls on the Genesee River, you can check those out as well.

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I spoke to Region 8 Fisheries and it looks like the region will be adopting the same liberal walleye regulations that are currently on Skaneateles Lake, on Keuka Lake as well.   I can’t say this with 100% certainly, but it appears that the state is heading in that direction.  Walleye populations are expanding on Keuka Lake and every one of those fish can live upwards of 20 to 25 years.  The alewife population on Keuka Lake is very low, so perch fry and freshwater shrimp are the main forage in the lake.  Even if you don’t care one iota about Keuka Lake’s trout population, the facts are what they are – this lake really can’t support another predator given how little food there is over there for gamefish.  I think this is a great call.  This won’t get rid of all the walleyes, but it will allow guys that are out perch or bass fishing from the late-fall through spring to keep any walleyes that they catch without breaking the law.

I still have some open dates in late-April!  The weather is finally predicted to get better.  This is one of the best times of the year for catching big lake trout on Cayuga Lake.  Cayuga and Seneca Lakes are fishing fair to good for landlocked salmon (along with shallow lake trout on Cayuga).  Skaneateles Lake fishes very nicely this time of the year for large perch, bass, trout and even a few walleyes.  Fly-fishing lake trout is available on Keuka Lake and I can also do a deep jigging trip on Canandaigua Lake if you like to fish over there.  Pike season opens on May 1st.