Cayuga/Dean’s 6/15 + Seneca/Sampson 6/16
Did 2 one-half day trips on Sunday on Cayuga Lake. The first trip started just after 7 am on Cayuga Lake after a foggy morning. Laker action was alright – not great, but not bad. I taught the jigging technique to Adam and Kyle and they did a good job with it, landing a couple nice fish. A few good hits were missed as well. Fish and bait were around in around 40′ to 75′ of water give or take. Our best action was on the west shore, though we didn’t motor around too much.
My PM trip was with Barry and Julie, who joined me last year for some very good jigging on Cayuga. We didn’t have any luck jigging early on, so we moved to the north end of the lake for some pickerel/bass fishing. Pickerel fishing was OK with a couple decent fish landed. Plenty of nice perch and gills were around. We found a nice concentration of bass incl. some very big fish in shallow. Barry landed his personal best largemouth – a nice 19″ fish on a superfluke. We went back to Dean’s and both Barry and Julie managed to jig a laker. My guess is that the evening bite is good!
Today Freddy and Nelson joined me for a full day of fishing on Seneca. The lake was whitecapping as we left the Sampson marina. Pike fishing started out slow for us, but picked up as the sun came out. Daredevles and swimbaits accounted for the most fish. Nothing over 29″ and no pickerel or bass in the mix today. Many fish appear to have vacated the extreme shallows. The weeds are really starting to grow and the fish are using them. Alewives were in shallow too and I’m sure the pike are chowing on them. Laker jigging started out well with both guys having hits but unable to convert. Nelson landed the first fish – a nice 3lber. Freddy got a 16″ laker then Nelson nailed a 25″ fish. A couple others were dropped. Lots of fish were chasing on the sonar, but they weren’t committing. Both shores of the lake produced fish and a couple chased all the way to the surface! 30′ to 75′ was best.