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Ice Fishing in Cayuga County

Popular Ice Fishing Waters in Cayuga County
Water Townships Species Regulations Comments Countour Map
Cayuga Lake Aurelius, Springport, Ledyard, Genoa Pickerel, Northern Pike, Panfish, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon Finger Lakes Regulations North end is very good for northern pike, pickerel and panfish. Limited ice fishing at south end. Yes
Cross Lake Cato Walleye, Northern Pike, Panfish, Tiger Musky Special Regulations 2,176 acres. Weedy shorelines and bays produce northern pike and tiger musky. Deeper water off weedbeds and shoals hold walleye. Yes
Duck Lake Conquest Panfish, Northern Pike, Tiger Musky Statewide 218 acres; shallow, weedy lake with a large panfish population Yes
Howland Island Wildlife Management Area Ponds Conquest Panfish Statewide 300 acres; 18 ponds
Lake Como Summerhill Tiger Musky, Pickerel, Panfish Statewide 64 acres; shallow, weedy lake Yes
Little Sodus Bay Sterling Northern Pike, Panfish Statewide 750 acres; weedy shorelines and expansive weed beds support large populations of northern pike and panfish Yes
Otter Lake Cato Northern Pike, Panfish Statewide 282 acres; shallow, weedy lake Yes
Owasco Lake Moravia, Scipio, Fleming, Owasco, Niles Northern Pike, Panfish, Walleye, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout Finger Lakes Regulations 6,592 acres; very good for trophy northern pike and lake trout Yes
Skaneateles Lake Sempronius, Niles Pickerel, Panfish, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon Finger Lakes Regulations 8,960 acres; ice fishing at north and south ends Yes
Ice Fishing Special Regulations for Cayuga County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
Cross Lake Northern Pike 1st Sat May-March 15 22" 5 Ice fishing Permitted
Cross Lake Walleye 1st Sat May-March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing Permitted

Lake Contour Maps for Cayuga County