DEC to host informational meeting on “2018 State of Skaneateles Lake Fisheries”

The New York State Department of Conservation will host an informational meeting on the state of Skaneateles Lake’s fisheries from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the Homer Intermediate School auditorium, 58 Clinton Street, Homer.

DEC will present summaries of the latest available fisheries research and management strategies and actions on
New York State Department of Conservation , including future management of the recently established walleye population and contributions from the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program and Eastern Finger Lakes Angler Diary Cooperator Program.

The formal presentation is expected to last about one hour; an informal question-and-answer session related to Skaneateles Lake fisheries will follow DEC’s presentation.

Skaneateles Lake is one of the 11 Finger Lakes, a series of freshwater lakes in Central New York. Most of the lake is located within Onondaga County, with portions in Cayuga and Cortland counties. Skaneateles Lake is a popular destination for a variety of recreational activities and serves as a drinking water source for the city of Syracuse.

DEC annually stocks Skaneateles Lake with trout. An ongoing Angler Diary Cooperator Program for gamefish provides DEC Fisheries staff with useful data on population trends. Information on the Angler Diary Program and recent reports can be viewed on DEC’s website. DEC is continually seeking new cooperators and interested volunteers are encouraged to contact the Region 7 Fisheries Office at 607.753.3095 ext. 213 or fwfish7@dec.ny.gov.

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