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With warm and downright hot air temperatures forecast this week, I would expect pike, pickerel and bass fishing to pick up markedly throughout the region.  The laker jigging bite on Cayuga is still good to excellent.  Expect lake trout to start moving shallow along with baitfish (alewives.)

Open dates:   

May: 25th, 26th (PM only laker jigging,) 27th.

June: 1st - 5th, 7th, 9th, 16th, 19th, 21st (AM only), 24th - 28th.

Most dates are open from July 1st through the rest of the year.

Cayuga Lake:   Lake trout jigging is good with fish running 23" to over 30".   Casting and fly-casting for browns and salmon has been slow but a few fish are being caught.  Expect fair to good pike and pickerel fishing here by early next week.

Seneca Lake:  Lake trout jigging and landlocked salmon fishing was slow out of Watkins for us.  Pike action is slow but should pick up this week.

The launch at Sampson State Park is now closed and will be closed into the spring/summer.  

Skaneateles Lake:  Water temperatures here are running in the low to mid 40s but should start rising fairly quickly.  Expect smallmouth bass fishing to pick up dramatically.  I also would expect good lake trout and yellow perch fishing with rock bass starting to show up as well.  

Owasco Lake:  Laker action here is slow.  Fish are scattered in a variety of depths. We marked quite a few out from 120' to 140'.  Pike action is slow.  Expect fishing for bass, pike and perch to pick up once water temps warm up later this week.  Water temp here run from 47 to 50 on top. 

Need laker jigheads? http://www.billysmtolures.com/ 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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