Fishing At Cayuga Lake
AKA: Lake Cayuga
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, landlocked salmon (Atlantic salmon), chain pickerel, northern pike and lake sturgeon at Cayuga Lake in New York.
A nice mix of cold-water and warm-water fish species offer diverse fishing at Cayuga Lake, in the central part of New York State. One of the famed, Finger Lakes, this a 43,000-acre lake with over 100 miles of shoreline. There almost a dozen boat launch options located around the lake, providing easy access from all directions. For fishing enthusiasts seeking cold-water species, there are trout, salmon, sturgeon and pike which tend to be more prominent in the deeper, southern half of the lake. Anglers pursuing warm-water fish would do well to concentrate on the shallower, northern section of the lake while fishing for bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish. While there is a cross-over of all the species, perch are the most prevalent species to be found in most of the lake. Ice fishing in the northern end of the lake, when there is safe ice, can be good for primarily perch and pike. Shoreline fishing is available at numerous places all around the lake, for anglers preferring to fish from the bank. Local fishing guides and charters are available, offering a wide variety of fishing trip options. While the lake is ideally suited for larger boats - pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats, smaller craft like car-top boats, canoes and kayaks can provide access to good fishing water, especially in the northern end. From one end to the other, visitors will find marinas, stores, restaurants, lodging, campgrounds and most amenities required for a fishing trip or family vacation.
Primary fish species residing in Cayuga Lake
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Cayuga Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Finger Lakes Boating Center
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Cayuga Lake State Park Campground - 315 568-5163
Twin Oaks Campground - 315 420-2269
Sned-Acres Family Campground - 607 869-9787
Finger Lakes Region State Park Campground - 607 387-7041
Cayuga Lake NY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Cayuga Lake State Park
2678 Lower Lake Road
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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Fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch, pike, salmon and sturgeon at Cayuga Lake in central NY.