Cayuga Lake 7/25 – 7/26 AM


Lake trout action remains excellent on Cayuga Lake. Baitfish are everywhere. Fish are feeding heavily!

7/25 AM: Guided Bronson and his wife Katie starting at 6:30. They've fished Keuka Lake quite a bit and had some great ice-fishing there this past winter. They were impressed with the size and numbers of Cayuga Lake lakers they landed today. I can't remember how many we had offhand, but I think it was around 16 or so. Fish ran large and we had 5 wild lakers! Best fishing was on the shallow side – around 65' if I remember right (these days just blend in after a while.)

7/26 AM: Guided Tom and his son Willy. They joined me on Cayuga Lake 6 or 7 years ago out of Dean's Cove. We launched out of Myers and had some great fishing from around 8 am till 10:30 or so. We were fishing by 7:30 and off the water around 11:30, but the action was best during the mid-AM. Most of our fish came from the 55' to 85' FOW.It's a great time to score on some perfect "eaters" – fish ranging from 20" to 25" long. They cook up easily and taste very good. Hot colors were chartreuse and also good ole' white.

As add added postscript, I showed Dave and his wife Beth how to dropshot on Skaneateles Lake on Friday. The bite was hot on Saturday and they sent me a photo of a 23" smallmouth their daughter landed not too far from their place! That's the biggest smallmouth I've seen on that lake (though I knew they were there – they had to be!) Way to go! Wow!