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Fishing Owasco Lake

Cayuga County has parts of 3 different Finger Lakes located within its boundaries. But, Owasco Lake is the only Finger Lake totally located inside of Cayuga County’s borders. Owasco in the Iroquois language means the passage. The lake is almost 11 miles long and is just over 1-mile across at its widest area. Owasco plummets down to 177-feet at its deepest spot. Information gained by Syracuse…

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Big Fish Time in Cayuga

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. It’s obviously a sign that fall is on the way. With the arrival of fall, lakes and other waterways in Cayuga County are getting void of pleasure boaters. This in turn leaves area waters more open for anglers. The coming of fall with its cooler air and water temps, jump start fish into feeding before the winter slow down period…

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Summer Time is Fishing Fun Time in Cayuga County

Summer Time Fishing Fun Anglers who fish out in boats along with shore fishermen, can have lots of success during the summer in Cayuga County. Whether you fish for trout, bass, or panfish, you can find shallow fish and deep fish on our area waters. Fishermen who enjoy getting up early in the morning often have more luck than those who sleep in and get out later during the summer. The old quote of…

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It's Spring Fishing

Springtime Fishing Just like bears emerging from their dens after a long winter nap, anglers in Cayuga County are counting the days until spring arrives to go fishing. If you are one of the area's fishermen who didn’t experience the winter ice fishing or open water angling in hopes of warmer weather, your time has come. Spring fishing in Cayuga County opens up a wide array of angling opportunities…

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Cayuga County’s Winter Wonderland Fisheries

Wintertime doesn’t have to be boring with a case of cabin fever for anglers in Cayuga County. Cayuga County sports several different fisheries that can be experienced through the ice and on open waters. Before you venture out on any body of water during the winter, there’s some things to take into consideration to have a pleasurable experience. First, make sure you dress warmly in layers…

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Fishing with Charters and Guides in Cayuga County

Discover the fishing charters and guides of Cayuga County With eight lakes, plus numerous streams, ponds and tributaries, Cayuga County has some of the best boating and fishing in New York State. Fishing charters, marinas, and boat rentals are all available to help you explore the multitude of water-based activities that make us famous. Enjoy scenic vistas, warm breezes, and water adventures for…

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Where to fish on your guys getaway in the Finger Lakes

Best Finger Lakes for a Guys Fishing Getaway Every year, thousands of fishermen flock to the Finger Lakes, a region of sprawling, breathtaking lakes in New York. Surrounded by campgrounds, wineries, breweries, and great eats, the Finger Lakes region holds a variety of species, from bass and pike to trout and panfish, and offers the ultimate destination for a guys-only fishing getaway. Here, the…

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All about bait and where to find it in Cayuga County

Hopefully by now you’ve already read our blog about the types of fish that you can find here in Cayuga County waters. Maybe now you’re asking “ok, now how do I fish for these fish?!” Firstly, more fish are caught on natural bait. Earthworms are the most common, easily found type of natural bait. You can dig around in the mud under leave and rocks, or you can go to a bait shop, such as Screwy…

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Types of fish found in Cayuga County

You may already know that Cayuga County has the most shore line of any county in New York, that we have eight lakes, but you may not know that we have some of the best fishing around to compliment those stunning views and provide an opportunity for some outdoor recreation. Follow our blog series about fishing in Cayuga County to learn what types of fish there are, where to go and some tips to make…

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Do's and Don'ts of Fishing

Meet Michelle Barber! When Michelle isn't behind the desk at Five Star Bank, odds are likely that you can find her on the waters of Cayuga Lake. She and her husband Rob Barber are fishing enthusiasts, and if you need an inside scoop on the fishing scene in Cayuga County, then this match is perfectly paired! To start off this series, Michelle has a suggested list of Do's and Don'ts for fishing…

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