Cayuga Lake 7/7 + 7/8 AM reports


We are in the midst of a plankton/algae bloom brought on by hot weather last week. Water fleas and weedmats are also an issue for trollers, though neither is that bad yet. Action has slowed a bit on lake trout over the past couple days.

7/7 AM: Guided Banks and Gerry out of Myers starting at 7:15 am. There was a mix up on their end and we wound up starting 45 minutes late. It was a bluebird morning and oftentimes the action will start later in the day, so I didn’t feel that it hurt us too much. Fishing was fair – slow compared to the past couple months on Cayuga, but still a pretty decent day if I were to be objective. 4 nice fish were landed including a laker around 31″ and a 28″er if I remember correctly. The guys had a good time learning the technique. Banks has a lot of history on Cayuga Lake going back to the early 1980s and it was fun picking his brain and reminiscing about earlier days on the water or around Trumansburg/Ithaca.

7/8 AM: Guided regular Greg and his friend Andrew for a half day starting just after 6:30 am. It was windy this AM and we started near Aurora. Greg starting things off with a solid 28.5″ laker. He was happy and after 45 minutes or so we ran downlake. It was windy and the bite was tentative. Eventually the guys picked up another 4 fish after working 3 or 4 more areas. Not easy fishing, but not terrible – a slow but somewhat steady pick. As fish start moving downlake in good numbers I’ll be heading out of Myers Point from here on in – weather depending.