Cayuga Lake 7/31 – 8/2


Fishing continues to be good on Cayuga Lake with action solid throughout the day.  Boat traffic has been high on weekend afternoons – as has been the case this season.  Water clarity is still fairly poor with about 2 1/2′ of visibility.  Action continues to be good throughout the lake with plenty of lakers around along with solid numbers of bonus rainbows, browns and salmon.  We have encountered more rainbows thus far this year than in any other year I can remember on my guiding history on this lake.  If we get a good amount of rain this fall through the spring there should be some fine runs of fish in our tributaries.  The same depths and colors of lures continue to be productive for us.  Fleas are not an issue but there are plenty of weedmats on the lake to play havoc with trollers.

I still have Saturday August 22nd open for trips along with August 30th in the AM for a 1/2 day.   Some PM 1/2 day trips are open on Fridays and a few other days.  September availability is starting to coalesce.

Here’s what’s left in September:   5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th and 28th

October and onwards remain wide-open.

7/31 AM:  Did a half day trip with Greg and Matthew out of Myers.  We tried some different areas in hopes of a brown and Greg hit paydirt with a fat fish that wasn’t particularly long but was exceptional chunky.  Some nice lakers were landed by both guys.  We took a pic of Greg’s brown but I wished we had a shot of Matt’s wild laker. It was around 24″ or so but just gorgeous.   Bonus salmon and rainbows are making themselves present on virtually every trip.


8/1 Cayuga Lake out of Myers:  Got back out with Mark I. after our slow gar trip on Thursday.  We had solid jigging today with Mark coming to close to jigging up a Grand Slam of a brown, rainbow, lakers and salmon.  Unfortunately a couple of those fish got off or followed – so he wound up with a nice catch of around 7 or 8 lakers and a 21″ rainbow.   I held one wild laker for a photo before releasing the fish.

Mark's wild laker

8/2 AM:  Cayuga Lake out of Myers – Guided twin brothers Dustin and Brock today for a 1/2 day tutorial trip.  It was a great day for a tutorial trip – because the fishing wasn’t easy.   We had overcast conditions and south winds around 10 mph gusting to 16 on the day.  That limited the areas we could fish and also made presentations tougher.  The bite was fair but certainly not good.  The guys have jigged a bit on their own and picked up my variations on the technique quickly.  The guys landed three nice lakers and the catch was made even sweeter with a nice rainbow that came on the last (literally) drop of Brock’s jig.   For some reason, I could not upload the rainbow pic but a shot of one of the lakers is below.