Cayuga Lake 7/29
Did back to back 1/2 days today. I started with Greg out of Myers. The lake trout bite was good although somewhat tentative. He landed 8 solid fish and missed at least a dozen hits and dropped some other fish. Trout are widely distributed on Cayuga Lake with good fishing available from Levanna on south. Water clarity varies from 4' to 6' or so but it doesn't seen to be affecting the bite. Fish are feeding fairly heavily on alewives.
My PM trip was with Dan, who I picked up via boat at Taughannock. The PM bite started slow for us but picked up in the later part of the day. Dan wound up landing 9 nice lakers. He lost a salmon that was around 18" to 19" near the boat. Small salmon can be seen throughout the lake grabbing alewives by the surface. It's a good sign. Baitfish are everywhere.
Two wild lakers were landed on the entire day. Fish remain clean with very few signs of lamprey activity. DEC deserves kudos for the continued excellent management of this superb fishery.