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Cross Lake

Cross Lake is located on the border of Cayuga and Onondaga counties, between the Villages of Jordan and Meridian. Cross Lake is a wide part of the Seneca River, and the river flows through the lower third of the lake.

Walleye, tiger musky, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass are the main gamefish found in the lake. Black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, white perch, channel catfish, brown bullhead and common carp can also be found in the lake. However, with the Seneca River flowing through the lake, you never know what fish species you may encounter on your next cast. The Seneca River also brings with it high nutrient and sediment loading which causes the lake to often be turbid and contributes to low dissolved oxygen levels in the deeper depths during the warm summer months.

More information can be found at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.

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