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Well, sure enough as CNY weather would have it, just as the lake was getting back into shape we got deluged with rain last night (Thursday.) The lake is still rising and will wind up higher than it was before. It is already as high as it has been over the past two weeks. There is some MASSIVE debris floating around. I'm not saying the lake isn't fishable - it is in many areas and may be good fishing but there are some monster logs floating around up north of Long Point and I can only wonder what's going on around Ithaca - AES. Expect tricky if not impossible launching at Taughannock. Offshore waters north of Long Point were clear and we had a good lake trout day today (Friday 4/21.)
May is wide-open with most days available. Weekends in June are nearly all gone. A few weekend dates remain in July. Weekdays in June/July and onwards are available.
Here's what I have left in April: 4/29, 30th.
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 et.al.) will help DEC with management decisions. Even if you only fish a few days a season, your info can help. Click here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9218.html and scroll to the bottom for info.
ALL LAKES ARE LIKELY HIGH NOW AND MAY BE VERY MUDDY IN AREAS. Skaneateles Lake is usually the least affected by heavy rainfall.
Cayuga Lake: Lake trout jigging is good off of Long Point. Salmon fishing was returning to top-notch form and then the rain came...
Seneca Lake: Fishing should be fair to good for landlocked salmon and brown trout. Lake trout jigging was very slow over the weekend of the 1st/2nd.
Keuka Lake: Lake trout and yellow perch fishing should be good here.
Owasco Lake: Lake trout fishing should be good here. Perch fishing is very good.
Skaneateles Lake: Yellow perch fishing is in full swing. Bonus bass and lakers are in the mix. Now's the time for top notch rainbow trout (with some Landlocked 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? 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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