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thayerThayer Park - Located on the waters of Skaneateles Lake in the Village on East Genesee Street. Fishing is permitted.

NYS Public Fishing Access - Located on State Route 41A, 2 1/2 miles south of the Village of Skaneateles. No picnicking allowed.

Fishing on Skaneateles Lake - “With over 9,000 acres of crystal clear water, Skaneateles Lake offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon, bass, pickerel, and yellow perch. Skaneateles Lake is open to anglers all year.

The best trout fishing occurs in the spring and autumn months. During the summer smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and pickerel are targeted. Trout, during the summer months, are found deep and require specialized trolling equipment to catch.

Stillwater fly fishing is a challenging and fun way to fish the lake. During early June the lake has a tremendous hatch of mayflies that attracts fly fishermen from around the region.

In addition to the lake, ultra light spin fishing and fly fishing for both native and stocked trout, is great on  numerous small-to-medium sized streams and tributaries found nearby the village".

For more information on Fishing on Skaneateles Lake contact Upstate Guide Service at (315) 283-8871

Fishing Licenses - are available at the Skaneateles Town Hall, 24 Jordan St., Skaneateles or at Bass Pro Shops in the Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn, NY.