Cayuga Lake 4/9 PM out of Myers


I have a pretty full slate of guiding trips this week, so I figured I may as well get down to Myers and launch the boat so I could see what the conditions were like after the rain. My friend Silene was up for a couple hours on the boat and she brought her friend Alyssa, so it was a good chance to get out, fish a little and kick back. We were only out for about 2.5 hours.

The lake level is very high. You launch your boat and you have to step up to get onboard. I expect the level to drop this week with the warm weather and mainly dry conditions in the forecast. Water is warming with all of the warm runoff and I saw temps up to 43 degrees out there. Alyssa had never fished much at all except a little bit when she was a child, so I showed her how to cast and work lures. As luck would have it, on her 4th or 5th cast she hooked and landed a nice jumping salmon around 23″ to 24″! Silene also caught one around 22″. I was happy given the high water and relatively calm conditions. I cast gear as well for awhile but never had any hits.

There was a huge debris (aka scum line) along the east shore of the lake south of Portland Point. This is not a good time to zip around the lake fast. A submerged log can turn up just about anywhere. I expect pretty good fishing this week with the warm relatively stable weather. We’ll see!