Cayuga/Dean’s PM 7/31
I got out on my own around 3 pm to check on a couple bass areas and the laker scene up north. I’m sure the bass bit well in the AM, but they didn’t appear to be active where and when I fished. I tried two areas that I haven’t fished this year and didn’t find much. I did see a few gar surface.
Re: Lakers – I checked out the west shore from Dean’s north to Silos and didn’t mark many lakers. Plenty of bait, but no great shakes on lakers. The laker water was down around 90′. I’m likely going to continue doing most of my Cayuga trips out of Taughannock and from Dean’s south.
I chatted with a few guys in a boat that just pulled in when I was launching. They claimed to catch a “10lb bullhead”. I knew it must have been a channel cat, and sure enough it was! I’ve always wanted to catch a Cayuga Lake Catfish, but never have. They are around lake wide and I’m sure they must be tasty. Over the years I’ve heard of cats in the south end, around AES, around Taughannock and Frontenac Points and around many areas up north. A lot of drum are around Cayuga these days. It’d be fun to drift some outside weededges with minnows and crawfish or crawlers and see what hits. You never know!