Where can I fish on Cayuga Lake?

Tributary fishing is good for rainbow trout during April in Cayuga Inlet, Fall Creek and Salmon Creek. Lake trout can be found in deeper water during summer by trolling and vertical jigging. Largemouth bass fishing is productive at the north end during spring and summer.

Where can I fish in Cayuga Inlet?

In the fall Atlantic salmon and brown trout can be found in the lower Inlet from the fishway to the lake. During high water events in the fall, it’s sometimes possible for fish to make it over the dam and be found in the upper Inlet as well.

Is Cayuga Lake good for fishing?

This lake provides good to excellent year round open water fishing for both warm and cold-water species. Gear and fly-fishing for Landlocked Atlantic salmon is available from January through May and again in November and December. This fishing is concentrated in the southern third of the lake.

Can you eat fish from Cayuga Lake?

Unlike salmon, brown and rainbow trout caught in Lake Ontario and the other Great Lakes, New York has issued no consumption advisories against eating fish caught from Cayuga Lake, according to Captain Gust Freeman of G.F. Charters, based in Ithaca, which is on the southern tip of Cayuga.

Are there catfish in Cayuga Lake?

Anywhere along the northern 5 or 6 miles of Cayuga Lake has catfish potential. When Cayuga AES was discharging warm water, catfish would be around. I fished there at night with bait once and my buddy Dave caught a 23″ channel. The south end of Cayuga Lake along the mudflats produces a few fish in the spring.

Are there walleye in Cayuga Lake?

Walleyes are common in Otisco, Honeoye and Conesus Lakes. Owasco Lake still has a fairly good population that are remnants of a stocking policy over there dating back to the 1990s and early to mid-2000s. There are a few in Cayuga Lake but you could fish it for a lifetime and never catch one.

What is the biggest fish caught in Cayuga Lake?

The recaptured adult fish were initially tagged in Cayuga Inlet in spring 2018, or Cayuga Lake in fall 2011, 2013, and 2014 (2). Adult total length ranged from 1204 mm (47 inches) to 1620 mm (64 inches), and the largest weighed was 37 kg (82.3 pounds).

What lives in Cayuga Lake?

Native Species in Cayuga Lake

  • Phylogeny (evolutionary tree) of Salmonidae.
  • Atlantic salmon. Illustration by Duane Raver.
  • Lake trout. Illustration by Duane Raver.
  • Yellow perch. Illustration by Duane Raver.
  • Bluegill. Illustration by Duane Raver.
  • Smallmouth bass. Illustration by Duane Raver.
  • Largemouth bass.
  • American eel.

Is Cayuga Lake clean?

It is an unfortunate reality that many waters across the country, including Cayuga Lake and all of the Finger Lakes, have experienced periodic hazardous conditions in specific locations associated with hazardous algal blooms (HABs) and/or elevated harmful bacteria levels.

Are there eels in Cayuga Lake?

There are American eels living in Cayuga Lake, although few people see them. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation finds eels while sampling, according to DEC Fisheries Biologist Scott Prindle, and occasionally members of the public report sightings.