Cayuga 7/26, 7/28, 7/30 + 7/31


Here’s what’s happening on Cayuga Lake: (No need for the “play by play” here!) In a nutshell the bass fishing had been unusually slow until 7/31. The bite finally got going today. We fished a “Big Water Bass Tournament” with 17 other boats. We had a productive day landing 12 legal bass (all but 2 were largemouths.) Unfortunately we didn’t get any fish much bigger than 2.5lbs. Our total weight for our 5 best was just shy of 11lbs. – I think 10.96 – good for 9th place. Top bag was around 18lbs – which is much better than the weights for many of the Cayuga tourneys held thus far this season. Some fishermen did very well, some didn’t – that’s fishing. The jig bite is picking up, though despite a lot of jig fishing we never got anything but pickerel on them. Our fish came by cranking in 14′ to 18′ of water. Some fish were up shallow today too. There was a decent topwater bite this morning too. Surface H2O was 75 to 77 – down from last week.

Earlier in the week I pre-fished a bit and it was not very productive. Dropped a big bass on a crank and jigged up a good smallie. Other than that it was a couple keeper largemouths, but no great shakes. We jigged a few lakers so we could at least feel a few bent rods 😉 Nice to have some fish I can count on! Saw a huge school of gar that’s stayed put for a few days. No monsters, but plenty of fish capable of providing some good fly-rod action!

The laker fishing continues to be excellent. Did a 1/2-day guide trip on Saturday the 30th. with Zack and his father Gary. They picked up the jigging technique quickly and managed 7 to 8 decent lakers. Nice job!