Cayuga Lake 4/22 – 23
Guided Wayne out of Long Point on Monday the 22nd for a 1/2 day starting around 8 am. Fishing was good with 4 solid lakers landed and another 1/2 dozen or more dropped. It was Wayne's first time doing the style of jigging I like and it can take some practice. Fish are looking good. Around 1/2 dozen boats were out. Our action was had out deep – 120' to 150'. Plenty of nice fish are out there.
Today was a 1/2 day midday trip with Andy and John. I picked them up via boat from Taughannock – they were last out with me on March 29th when they caught a couple lakers and Andy nabbed a big brown and nice salmon. The weather looked good on paper for casting with light south winds increasing as the day went on. Unfortunately we didn't have any wind to start and the entire eastern shore from the south end of the lake up past Portland Point was a very muddy debris filled mess. It may be good for trolling in a day or two or three but was an impediment for our style of casting. We never raised a fish casting despite some good conditions elsewhere. We resorted to some laker jigging near AES and Andy landed one decent laker and lost another. John lost one as well. Tough day and we did some casting late but again, had no activity. The mud zone had water as warm as 50 degrees. Most of the lake is around 40 to 44.