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CNY fishing report (for weekend of April 10-12)

Print Email >David Figura | dfigura@newyorkupstate.com By David Figura | dfigura@newyorkupstate.com The Post-Standard

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on April 09, 2009 at 9:23 AM, updated April 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM

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>Submitted photoTrout season opened April 1, and with the high waters and cold water temperatures, fishing slowly in the deeper pools is probably your best bet for stream trout. On the Finger Lakes tributaries, look in the deeper pools and also in the pool tail-outs and riffle areas as some fish should be actively spawning. Some sections of the following streams were stocked as of April 4. Cortland County - Otselic River; Madison County - Beaver Creek, Canaseraga Creek, Canastota Creek, Chenango River, Cowaselon Creek, Limestone Creek, Old Chenango Canal, Oneida Creek, Payne Brook, Sangerfield River, and Stone Mill Brook; Tompkins County - Buttermilk Creek, Salmon Creek, Fall Creek and Sixmile Creek. Just a reminder that Finger Lake Tributary fishing is from sunrise to sunset until May 15. For regulations on the Finger Lakes tributaries refer to page 34 and 35 in your Freshwater Fishing Guide or view at Finger Lakes Tributary Regulations.

Lake Ontario

Brown trout are being caught around the mouth of the Oswego River. Stickbaits and spoons are both working with chrome & blue working well. There are steelhead and brown trout biting in many of the lake tributaries, too.

Salmon River

The Upper Fly Section opened April 1. The high water has brought some fresh steelhead in but has made fishing very difficult. Steelhead are spread throughout the river and brown trout are being taken in the lower river. Good baits continue to be egg sacs (with pink or white mesh), bubblegum colored PowerBait trout worms, glo-bugs, beaded stone flies and night crawlers. Both bottom bouncing and float fishing with these baits is working. With the high water, it may pay to try some of the smaller tributaries like North and South Sandy, Grindstone Creek, and the Little Sandy Creek.

Oswego River Steelhead and brown trout are hitting behind the hotels, along the walkway and near Lock 7. Good baits are egg sacs, bucktail jigs and night crawlers. Drift boat anglers are doing very well. Some bullhead are being taken by Wrights landing on nightcrawlers. Yellow perch are being caught behind Black Clawson in Fulton.

Oneida Lake

Crappie and perch are being taken, particularly off shore need a feeder creek and around marinas. Use light tackle (4-pound test line) and light action rods. Small bobber and jig combinations tipped with worm or spike seem to be working the best.

Cayuga Lake

There are good numbers of rainbows in Cayuga Inlet. Check the pools and riffle areas. Some Atlantic salmon are hitting at AES (formerly Milliken Station) on minnows and red & white jigs, and some are being caught by anglers trolling around Taughannock Point. Yellow perch are also hitting for anglers fishing with small minnows in the north end of the lake.

Seneca Lake

Some nice rainbows were caught in the Canal on opening day and there are still rainbows in Catherine's Creek. Yellow perch fishing has been fair off the pier and around docks on small minnows, mousies and spikes. Perch are also hitting in 20 to 25 feet of water on small minnows and grubs. Brown trout and Atlantic salmon are hitting along the shoreline for anglers top-lining with stickbaits and spoons.

Owasco Lake

Perch are being taken on fathead minnows.

Otisco Lake

Nothing to report.

Skaneateles Lake

The NYSDEC boat launch has been opened and the docks are in. Some yellow perch are being taken on small minnows at north end. Some nice rainbows were taken in Grout Brook on opening day. Many of the fish were spawned out and on their way back to the lake.

Sandy Pond

The ice is finally off the pond and the few anglers getting out are catching perch.

Sodus Bay

Anglers getting out in boats are catching good numbers of yellow perch on small minnows. Fish are spread out so keep searching. Bullhead fishing has picked up in the last week and fish are hitting well on leeches and nightcrawlers. Anglers fishing off the bridge are getting some yellow perch, crappies and bullheads.

St. Lawrence River

Been chilly, but perch fish and crappie fishing has been good. Check out Kring's Point. Most anglers are using fathead minnows with a bobber and small jig.

Whitney Point Reservoir

There are some bullheads and channel catfish being taken.

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