Fishing the Finger Lakes: A Complete Guide to Prime Fishing Locations in Central New York State

Fishing the Finger Lakes: A Complete Guide to Prime Fishing Locations in Central New York State

by J. Michael Kelly

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Fishing the Finger Lakes: A Complete Guide to Prime Fishing Locations in Central New York State by J. Michael Kelly

The lakes and tributaries of New York State’s famed Finger Lakes are home to some of the finest freshwater fishing in the Northeast, with salmon, trout, bass, muskellunge, walleye and many other species targeted by anglers from shore, in stream, and in boats using conventional and fly tackle. If it can be caught in freshwater, the Finger Lakes nearly has it all. Fishing the Finger Lakes gives an insider’s look at the where, when, and how of fishing these fabled waters, from a seasoned angler who has fished this area intensively.

Fishing the Finger Lakes covers all eleven of the Finger Lakes, plus their major tributary rivers and streams, along with significant smaller lakes and ponds of the region. The book details where to fish for selected species, gives seasonal tips on when the fishing is best, and covers tackle and technique anglers can employ for maximum success. Every angler in the region, beginner to advanced, will find this book indispensable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580801720
Publisher: Burford Books
Publication date: 09/06/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 786,941
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J. Michael Kelly was the outdoors columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard for sixteen years and has contributed thousands of articles for a wide variety of outdoors publications. He is a 23-time first-place winner of awards from the NY State Outdoor Writers Association. He lives in Marcellus, NY.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Handprints of the Great Spirit xi

Chapter 1 Otisco Lake 1

Chapter 2 Skaneateles Lake 13

Chapter 3 Owasco Lake 26

Chapter 4 Cayuga Lake 40

Chapter 5 Seneca Lake 52

Chapter 6 Keuka Lake 67

Chapter 7 Canandaigua Lake 78

Chapter 8 Honeoye Lake 88

Chapter 9 Canadice Lake 96

Chapter 10 Hemlock Lake 104

Chapter 11 Conesus Lake 113

Chapter 12 Trolling for Finger Lakes Trout and Salmon 126

Chapter 13 Bass Fishing in the Finger Lakes 137

Chapter 14 Shore Fishing the Finger Lakes 144

Chapter 15 The Rainbow Run 154

Chapter 16 Panfish Paradise 171

Chapter 17 Ice Fishing in the Finger Lakes 177

Chapter 18 Trout Streams of the Finger Lakes Region 181

Chapter 19 Other Waters of the Finger Lakes Region 210

Chapter 20 Conserving the Finger Lakes 217

Appendix 1 Summary of Special Fishing Regulations for the Finger Lakes 221

Appendix 2 Summary of Special Regulations for Finger Lakes Tributaries 223

Appendix 3 More Tributary Dos and Don'ts 225

Appendix 4 Public Boat Launches on the Finger Lakes 227

Appendix 5 Finger Lakes Fishing Guides 231

Index 235

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