So I am not from the area (about 4 hours South in Pennsylvania), but I will be taking a fall trip to the Finger Lakes region in the fall. I feel like I have a done all of the online research I can do, but I still have some questions. I'm going to ask a lot, but any help at all would be much appreciated. I also want to mention that I am by no means looking for anyone's secret spot or anything. I like to do my own exploring. I will be up there hoping to fish some of the fall runs for Salmon and Brown Trout. So far it looks like the Ithaca area on Cayuga would be my best bet. I was also thinking about taking a day to go up to Oswago Lake as well. Every fall I go to Lake Erie in PA for the Steelhead runs, but I just want to do something different this year. I am just going to list a few questions below, and feel free to send a message to me if you would rather not post on here.
-When is prime for the run? I was thinking about going in either late October or Early November.
-How crowded does it get?
-I've researched the major tributaries that fish will run up, but will they run in some of the smaller streams as well? Like I said, I like doing some exploring.
-I also read that Lake Trout may find their way into the tribs, any truth to this? Also, how is the shore fishing for Lakers around the same time.
-How are the Brown Trout runs? I would love to hook into some big browns.
-Lastly, how is the shoreline access on Cayuga?