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Angler Diary Cooperator Program

Eastern Finger Lakes Angler Diary Program

The Region 7 Fisheries unit maintains volunteer angler diary programs for the four eastern Finger Lakes (Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles, and Otisco) within its jurisdiction. Anglers are asked to record trip and catch information in diaries we provide. Data from this program provides DEC with invaluable information on growth rates, stocked fish recruitment and angler success rates which help guide our management efforts. New angler cooperators are always needed to make our annual statistics more reliable. Please consider joining, even if you only fish a couple of times a year. Any information you provide is helpful. Angler diary summaries for the 2017 and 2016 fishing seasons are now available.

father and son with fish

To learn more about the diary program contact the Region 7 Fisheries office at (607) 753-3095 ext.213. To sign up go to Bureau of Fisheries' contact page, click on Region 7, and provide us with your name, address and the lake(s) for which you would like to record your fishing trips. Because we have separate diaries for coldwater lakes and tributaries, and warmwater lakes, please specify which type or types you regularly do so that we can send the appropriate books(s). Thank you for your interest and your help!

2017 Angler Diary Reports

Cayuga Lake(PDF, 674 KB)

Otisco Lake (PDF, 520 KB)

Owasco Lake (PDF, 1.15 MB)

Skaneateles Lake (PDF, 429 KB)

Western Finger Lakes Diary Reports

2016 Angler Diary Reports

Cayuga Lake (PDF, 425 KB)

Otisco Lake (PDF, 322 KB)

Owasco Lake (PDF, 228 KB)

Skaneateles Lake (PDF, 167 KB)