Cayuga Lake 2/24 out of Taughannock


Guided a full day with Mark I. concentrating on fly-fishing. We worked around 5 or 6 different areas of the lake with a slow go to start. He had a good brown chase in his streamer as well as a small salmon. Eventually he had a solid hit or two but no hookups. A switch to a tube jig on a spinning rod yielded 4 nice lake trout from 21" to 25" in less than a 1/2 hour. Those fish came from around 10' of water. A lot of fish are clearly searching the lake's bottom looking for gobies. He hooked one laker on a fly a little bit later. The biggest laker had gorgeous colors despite being a hatchery fish.

Working one stretch for salmon resulted in a solid hit and a bit later Mark nabbed a solid 21" salmon on a streamer fished on an intermediate line. The salmon had a small lamprey attached. All in all, somewhat slow fishing for awhile but a productive day. Water temps were 38 degrees. Lake level is still very low. At least 1/2 dozen boats were out today along with quite a few shore fishermen.