Cayuga/Dean’s 6/18 + Seneca Lake Sampson 6/19


Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s 6/18: Guided Dan and Chris for the 1/2 day (starting at 6:30 am)- both Canadian natives. Had a lot of fun with these guys. We worked the east shore. Dan had the hot hand and landed 3 solid lakers up to a 31″er which we released unharmed. Chris had the hits early on and later in the AM. Beautiful day on the water! Lakers are hitting well down the lake, so I’ll likely launch out of Taughannock a bit more over the next couple months depending on the wind forecasts.

Seneca Lake out of Sampson State Park 6/19: Guided Greg today for lakers. I decided not to “combat” the myriads of pleasure boaters and sail regattas launching out of Geneva’s Chamber of Commerce launch- so we went out of Sampson and made the 7 mile run up to Geneva/Belhurst. The lake trout numbers and baitfish numbers on the north end flats are amazing! Plenty of fish to go around. We started at 6 am. Greg did a great job on the day landing 13 solid fish – mostly 24″ to 26″ wild fish, with a couple smaller and one or two around 27″ to 28″. Jiggers were out in good numbers and it was nice seeing a lot of friends on the water today. Fish ranged from 40′ or so out to 75′ or more. We did well in the shallower stuff 45′ to 50′ or so. Tried some mid-day pike casting and didn’t see much, with the exception of some baitfish and small landlocked salmon! Salmon ranged from around 12″ to 18″. We didn’t target them, but they were around along with alewives in the shallows. We didn’t expect much pike action midday on a hot sunny bluebird day, but thought it’d be worth a try. Great day on the water! Just unbeatable weather…