Cayuga Lake 7/31 PM out of Union Springs


Met my buddy Jarrod at around 2:45 PM for some afternoon/evening bass fishing. I’m getting my tackle together and plan on doing a lot more largemouth fishing over the next month or two.

The weather pattern has been steady and conducive to good fishing. It didn’t take long before we had a good crankbait bite going. Pickerel were very active too and we caught quite a few, including some solids around 22″ to 23″ or more. Cranking over grass, pitching beaver-baits, plastic worms, the usual Senkos – all worked. We landed 8 or 9 nice largemouths, with the best being chunky 17 to 17.5 inchers. I dropped a very solid fish on a crankbait early on.

The water looks great. Nice and clear and plenty of vegetation around. Young of the year alewives and maybe some shad are around in droves. Bluegills, pumpkinseeds and perch were also active. I hooked a 12″ largemouth on a plastic worm and had a pike around 34″ to 35″ come up and show itself as I was fighting the bass! No Canadian double, but it was very exciting. We stayed in the northern portions of the lake working mid-range depths – 8′ to around 14′. Cayuga’s largemouth bass fishing is really top-notch right now. It’s amazing to see how the lake’s fishing cycles up and down with time. Water temps were around 75 on top.