Cayuga Lake 4/20 AM


Guided Jon and his girlfriend Casey for a 1/2 day starting at 8 am.  We went with the early start in order to avoid the high winds forecasted for later in the morning.  Fishing pressure has been fairly light on the lake trout lately when I’ve been out.  Jon had been out with me a long time ago with his father.  Casey had tried to book this trip last June, but we had some delays due to bad weather and the algae bloom on Cayuga back then.

In a nutshell, the bite was excellent today.  I just set us up around 130′ to 150′ and let them go at it.  I moved us a few times with small moves.  Within less than two hours they probably had caught a number limit worth of fish.  We let go some of the older looking lakers as well as some of the smaller ones.  They kept a limit of solid fish today mostly in the 27″ to 28″ range.  Fish topped out at 30″.  Smallest was around 20″.  We had one wild fish today.  Two fish came up with attached small lampreys.  Those lakers are still swimming around Cayuga Lake, the lampreys aren’t.  A couple doubles were also had.  Lake level was high but still around full-pool.  Some debris is floating around including some large stuff.  Be aware!

Dates are starting to book up pretty quickly!  Book now for best options, especially for May.  I still have a few April dates left.  June is still wide-open.

Casey kicking things off on her second drop!

Jon on!

Jon with a nice one!

One of the doubles

Double number 2

Last one of the day