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58th Annual Lake Trout Derby Joint Fish Study

05/26/2022 12:38 PM | Kaitlin Fello

The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association and the Finger Lakes Institute are teaming up with the National Lake Trout Derby on Seneca Lake this year to conduct a study to better understand the health of the fishery in Seneca Lake. The Lake Trout Derby will begin on Saturday, May 28th at 6:30am and end Monday, May 30th around 12:00pm.  Awards start at 3:00pm at Stivers Marina!

Researchers from the Finger Lakes Institute will collect samples from approximately 50 Lake Trout brought to the weigh stations at both Clute Park in Watkins Glen and Stivers Marina in Geneva. This is where we need Trout Derby participant’s help!

Our study to understanding the health of the fishery in Seneca Lake will only be as successful as the fisherman who supply our specimen!  We are specifically in need of Lake Trout, both large and small.  Will you help us with this study? If so, bring your fish to the weigh stations at Clute Park or Stivers Marina any day and time during the Derby.

The Finger Lakes Institute, Seneca Pure Waters, Finger Lakes Compost and the Lake Trout Derby Board thank you for your support in learning more about the health of our lake!

Please reach out to with any questions.

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