Cayuga Lake 5/3 PM + 5/4 AM


5/3 PM out of Myers: Did some salmon fly-fishing and lake trout jigging with a friend of a friend I’d been acquainted with for a long time but finally got to get out fishing with. We had a good time fly casting for salmon and although we didn’t land any, on the day we contacted several fish in a few different areas. Prospects are still good for fly-fishing.

Mike and I set up for lakers and had some great jigging action near AES. He nailed one around 28″ or 29″ to start (if I remember right) and we each caught some nice fish, winding up with around 7 or 8 on the day between the two of us. Stomach checks on the fish we kept showed a mix of gobies and alewives. As noted previously this year, the goby-fed fish are sporting very appealing deep orange flesh. I kept a mortally hooked laker that was around 18″ are it provided me with some terrific eating. Mike kept a couple bigger fish that will certainly keep him in good eating for awhile. Fun trip!

5/4 AM out of Long Point: Guided John and his friend Andy for 1/2 day AM starting around 8:15. Action was good on lakers with around 6 landed. Andy got a 28″ wild beauty that we let go. For whatever the reason, he wound up dropping 4 fish that appeared to be hooked well. John did a nice job in the “landing department” and it wound up being a very solid day. We never saw another boat out fishing all AM! It’s been unreal how light the boat traffic has been thus far this season. The loons are still out in droves and the lakes are mighty quiet! Just the way I like it….