Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Cayuga Lake

4.3

Tompkins County, NY

Place public
Water Fresh
Clarity ~20 ft
Depth 435 ft

If you're planning to go fishing at Cayuga Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Tompkins County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Cayuga Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Tompkins County, New York, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Cayuga Lake.

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Cayuga Lake Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Cayuga Lake, NY

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Cayuga Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in New York.

There are countless Cayuga Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Lake trout, Pumpkinseed, Landlocked atlantic salmon, Black crappie, Brown trout, Rainbow trout and others, as of June 19, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

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Regulation

Season

Always open. Attention! From December 1 to June 14 catch and release only.

Bag limit

5

Max size

-

Min size

12"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Lake trout

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Regulation

Season

Opened from April 1, to October 15.

Bag limit

3

Max size

-

Min size

21"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Pumpkinseed

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

25

Max size

12"

Min size

-

Measurement

-

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Landlocked atlantic salmon

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

3

Max size

-

Min size

15"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

Above are just a few of the species found in Cayuga Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Cayuga Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 10 species of fish in Cayuga Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Cayuga Lake

Must visit the following nearest Cayuga Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.4

Onondaga County, NY

10 hot spots

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Bradford County, PA

6 hot spots

4.5

Ontario County, NY

10 hot spots

4.7

Onondaga County, NY

10 hot spots

4.6

Livingston County, NY

10 hot spots

4.4

Monroe County, NY

9 hot spots

4.5

Erie County, NY

6 hot spots

4.7

Pike County, PA

9 hot spots

4.5

Clinton County, PA

5 hot spots

4.4

Monroe County, PA

7 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Cayuga Lake

  • In April in May trolling is the best way to catch rainbow trout, brown trout and northern pike at Cayuga Lake.
  • In summer try trolling and vertical jigging to find lake trout in deeper water.
  • In spring and summer largemouth bass can be found at the north end.
  • If there is sufficient ice, try ice fishing for anfish and pickerel in north end.

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