State officials conducted two public meetings this week to discuss the "State of the Finger Lakes."
Fisheries scientists from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation discussed the fisheries of Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles and Otisco Lakes. These four lakes comprise more than 60,000 acres. NYSDEC says the estimated value of their fisheries exceeds $8.9 million. The meetings were held at Bass Pro Shops in Auburn and at the Groton High School in Groton.
The DEC says the Finger Lakes and their tributaries support a variety of trout and salmon, bass, walleye, yellow perch, and panfish. DEC biologists gave updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, warmwater fish, regulations, lamprey control, and the Angler Diary Program.
Read more in the Syracuse.com article here: http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/2013/03/finger_lakes_fisheries_healthy.html