Cayuga 7/3 out of Dean’s


Guide trip today out of Dean’s Cove with Chris and Mike. We started EARLY today at 5 am looking for lakers. The predicted 5 mph south winds did not materialize. Winds were pretty strong, starting around 7 to 10 mph then cranking up to 20 mph or better by 1 pm. We marked a bit of bait and fish on the east side of the lake but drifting was inefficient so we went over to the west side near Sheldrake. Chris and Mike ended up hooking around 8 or 9 fish and landing 5 up to 9lbs. Not fast action, but steady.

We didn’t mark many of the lakers. They were on the bottom. Not a lot of bait around either, and when we found bait near the bottom we got hits. White worked best and the fish were fighting great. The 9lb. fish Chris caught was probably the best fighting laker I’d seen all year. Nice!

Fished bass during the afternoon without any hits. Conditions were looking good for powerfishing and I had Chris and Mike working spinnerbaits, cranks, tubes and flukes. Nothing much doing. The north end was full of cut pieces of weeds and plenty of boat traffic. The 20mph+ wind didn’t help, but I did reacquaint Chris and Mike with baitcasting gear and the casting was looking pretty good by the end of the day. All in all a good day.