Cayuga Lake 7/23 + 24 AM


7/23 Myers: Guided Rory, Michele and Nicole for 1/2 day starting at 6 am. We went with the early start to beat the forecast winds and our plan worked. Fishing was good with around 1/2 dozen lakers landed (this long run of trips has my brain in a blur.) Rory had a massive brown follow in his jig and nip at it a couple times but no solid hit. The weather was great despite the intimidating forecasts for heavy rain and 10 to 20 mph winds – that stuff came, but mostly a good 3 to 4 hours after the trip was done with.

Rory is a hard core trolling fanatic but his girlfriend and her daughter don’t care to troll, so he now has a good compromise. Today he reported landing a salmon over 8lbs while trolling! The more methods an angler has at his/her disposal, the better the odds for success.

7/24 AM Long Point: Guided Dan – who has been coming out with me since my first year, and his brother in-law Ed. The rain held off for a good three hours and the guys were able to land 4 solid lakers including two 27″ers and a wild 25″er. We started at 7 am and were able to just miss a cell that went by which really kicked up the winds momentarily. The area we fished was LOADED with lakers. They were really moving for the jigs to start. The water clarity is still fairly poor, but fish have to eat after a while no matter what. Fish I’ve cleaned over the past couple days have all had fresh bait in them. I think fishing should improve as long as the rain doesn’t cause a worse bloom or a lot of muddiness.

FYI: The New Jersey BASS Federation has a big tournament going out of Union Springs this weekend.