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Whether you have experience ice fishing or want to try it for the first time, you won’t be disappointed by the great ice fishing you can do in the Finger Lakes region. Although residents of this area sometimes get tired of it being so cold during winter, the low temperatures are great for ice fishing. If you’re in the process of planning your ice fishing trip, here are the top five Lakes in the Finger lakes region you should consider putting on your itinerary:
Owasco Lake: This Finger Lake spans over eleven miles. Thanks to its average depth of 100 feet, with some areas that drop all the way down 180 feet, it’s a great spot for snagging brown trout. There’s also a good chance that you can pull out some salmon or rainbow trout. Another reason this lake is so appealing is you won’t have to worry about any unpleasant surprises. The lake’s layout is pretty consistent, with the North and South ends generally being the shallowest, while the other two shorelines boast the steepest drops. The latter two shorelines are where you’ll likely have the best ice fishing.
Skaneateles Lake: This destination is full of Perch, Rainbow Trout and Landlocked Salmon. Skaneateles Lake is stocked yearly with 20,000 rainbow trout and 9,000 landlocked salmon so there is an abundant supply throughout the year. There are a couple of strategies you can pursue when you try to reel them in. Depending on the exact conditions, if you can still find any weed beds among the ice, they’ll likely be a hotspot for fish. And even if you aren’t able to find any beds, you should still be able to make some nice catches by casting around twenty to thirty feet deep in the lake’s southern basin.
Canadice Lake: If you love trout, Canadice is the spot for you. Its impressive selection includes rainbow, lake and brown trout. Spread over 650 acres, expect depths ranging from fifty-five feet all the way down to ninety feet.
Honeoye Lake: While this is actually one of the area’s smaller lakes, that doesn’t mean its fishing is disappointing. On the contrary, it offers bass, crappies, pickerel and winter perch. One of its strengths is actually its shallow depth. Because it maxes out at around thirty feet, it can provide an ideal environment for ice fishing. In addition to its individual merits, another reason to consider this lake is it’s actually very close to Canadice lake. Even though they’re close enough to drive between, their fishing conditions are quite different. As a result, choosing this area means you can maximize your odds of a good catch by combining two unique lakes into one trip.
Otsego Lake: With depths that plunge down over 160 feet and a size that spans over four thousand acres, this lake is able to hold a whole lot of fish. The two most common are salmon and trout. But because it is such a large lake, you can also find bass and perch within it. If you decide to give this lake a shot, you’ll get the best action on the lake’s main points, which are Six mile, Five mile and Three mile.This entry was posted in Finger Lakes, Ice Fishing Finger Lakes, Skaneateles Events, Skaneateles Lake, Vacation Rentals and tagged finger lakes accomdations, finger lakes rentals, Fingerlakes Lodging, Skaneateles Lake Rentals. Bookmark the permalink. ← Planning a Wedding in the Finger Lakes?Why You Should Take Your Spring Break in the Finger Lakes →
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