Cayuga Lake 5/31 out of Taughannock
Had a guide trip today mostly spent fly-fishing for pike. In a nutshell the pike fishing was slow. Joel did manage his first pike ever, a hard fighting 29″ fish on a streamer. We worked the east and west shores. We spotted some fish hovering deep near the bottom. The pike were around but negative/neutral. He did miss one or two other hits. I showed Joel the pike spawning areas, various breaklines/dropoffs and other pike areas for the next time he comes out. Weeds still aren’t up much at all. Water temps are in the upper 50s at the south end. Pike fishing should be good for a week or two yet.
We decided to do some lake trout jigging and that paid off with some action on relatively shallow lakers (20′ to 50′ of water) north of Millican Station. I always have a contingency plan or two with my guiding in case a pattern doesn’t hold up. Beautiful day to be out and the overall fishing wasn’t bad either.