Cayuga Lake 4/10 + 11


4/10 out of Long Point: Guided Paul and Cindy for a 1/2 day starting around 8 am. Lake trout fishing started a little slow but wound up being top-notch for this time of year with over a 1/2 dozen fish landed including three in the 27″ to 28″ range. Paul and Cindy were both surprised and impressed with the quality of the fishing and catching. Kept fish had gobies in their stomachs. Lamprey wounding was very light. Fish came from shallow out to around 140′ FOW.

4/11 out of Taughannock: Well the lake sure came up a bit! The ramp area was flooded at Taughannock and we cleared the bridge by about 8″. If your boat has a lot of height or a cabin, don’t bother launching here. You won’t make it under the bridge. Michael and his son Colin were staying with family on Seneca Lake and wanted to give the fishing a try. We started with some salmon casting and after trying a couple areas Colin had a solid hit from a fish in the low 20s” range that didn’t stay on. We did some laker jigging near AES and the guys each landed fish – Mike had a solid one at 26″ and Colin a smaller on just over 16″

Unfortunately our trip got cut a bit short by an incoming storm. It’s hard to know what to do in these situations – safety has to come first. Also there’s the high water and getting back under the bridge, which could be very tough with wave displacement! A one foot wave wound send the windshield and us into the bridge structure. A two footer? Forget it. So we headed in. Overall I was hoping for more action but given the calm conditions, very high water and debris/murky areas, I felt pretty good about how things turned out. Water temps are running from 40 to 46.