The Ultimate Finger Lakes Fishing Guide

The Ultimate Finger Lakes Fishing Guide

There is no better place to enjoy the summer than in the wide-open spaces of Ithaca, NY. Every summer, outdoor enthusiasts flock to the area for hiking trails, waterfalls, and boating. Most importantly, the Finger Lakes region is an oasis for anglers. Embark on the best Finger Lakes fishing when you visit Ithaca. Stay with us at La Tourelle, and you’ll be a short hike away from the fishing at Buttermilk Falls. Visit Ithaca during your next vacation and unwind at our premier hotel and bistro after a long day of fishing.

Cayuga Lake Inlet

Cayuga Lake is the second largest lake in the Finger Lakes region and provides ample opportunities for anglers. Access the inlet from Route 34 just south of Ithaca. You can catch rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon, smallmouth bass, and rock bass here. Fishing on Cayuga Lake is a fantastic way for anglers to catch various fish in one place.

Fall Creek

A major tributary of Cayuga Lake is Fall Creek. Above the falls, you can fish for brown trout, brook trout, and smallmouth bass. Below the falls, you can fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon, and smallmouth bass. Several parking areas can be found along state highway 90. So, stop at Fall Creek for a scenic backdrop to your day fishing.

Buttermilk Falls State Park

The grounds at La Tourelle offer direct access to the Buttermilk Falls State Park trail system. Buttermilk Creek and Lake Treman are popular spots for Finger Lakes fishing. Every year over 1,000 brown trout is stocked in the waters here. This provides a fantastic opportunity for trout fishing with over four miles of public creekside access. 


The Best Place to Stay in the Finger Lakes

Relax and rejuvenate this summer at La Tourelle with all of our on-site amenities. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at our Bistro at La Tourelle. Then explore the privacy of 70 acres featuring ponds, gardens, and gazebos. End the day at our August Moon Spa and enjoy the complimentary sauna and steam rooms. We have a variety of rooms available, from the yellow barn suite to a traditional queen room. Browse our rooms so that you can choose the best room for you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 607-273-2734.