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It's starting to feel a lot like spring outside. We received plenty of rain and Finger Lake tribs are running high. Lake levels are rising and most launches should not provide too many problems. Water temperatures are cold (36/37.)
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.
Cayuga Lake: Fly-fishing and casting with gear has been productive for landlocked salmon and brown trout along with occasional rainbows and lakers. Lake trout jigging is also productive.
Seneca Lake: Fishing is currently fair to good for landlocked salmon and brown trout. Very few boats were out of Watkins Glen perch fishing when we went out.
Keuka Lake: Lake trout fishing should still be good here.
Owasco Lake: Lake trout fishing should be good here.
Skaneateles Lake: Rainbow trout, landlocked salmon and yellow perch fishing should be good here. I expect the State Launch to be opened this week or early next week at the very latest.
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:
SAGE RPL+ 9 1/2' 6 wt. rod: This is my pride and joy and was the first great fly-rod I owned. It has been used a lot, but not abused. The handle is showing signs of wear. This was a top of the line SAGE back in the early 2000s. Has a rod bag/hard tube case: $300.
LL BEAN QUEST 2: This 9' 8 weight two piece fly-rod was given to me by a generous client who bought it strictly for a few days of guided fishing he had booked with me. He didn't want to fly home with it. He spent around $100 for it 9 years ago. LL Bean has them on sale now for $75. This rod has a medium fast action and would be a good LL salmon rod as well as a decent bass rod and fair for pike. It's in brand new condition with hard tube: $45. This rod is well worth the money!
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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