If you want to fish, you can do it anywhere in New York State this weekend, without a license.
Onondaga Lake has special events for the Free Fishing weekend. On Saturday morning, lots of people were at lakeside for a Carp Fishing Derby. There was also a 'learn to fish' program at Willow Bay.
Sunday morning, 9am to noon, there's a family fishing tournament with prizes ($3 entry for adults, $1 for children. The website www.OnondagaLakeFishing.com has details.