Cayuga Lake 8/15 + Lake Ontario/Fairhaven 8/16
Fished Cayuga for a few hours in the evening. Picked up a skinny northern pike crankbaiting and hooked a few lakers jigging. The lake trout are showing up in good numbers in the southern portions of the lake. I marked a lot of fish. Milfoil weed beds are heavy down to 27′ of water! Lots of perch were around as well.
Went out of Fairhaven looking for Chinook Salmon on the jigs. Motored around for 3 hours + without marking many fish. We moved into around 60′ of water and immediately started getting a bunch of bass chasing our jigs and drop-shot rigs. Bass fishing was tremendousin 17′ to 50′ of water, with most of the bigger fish coming from 17′ to 37′ or so. Top fish was around 17″. No pigs – most were small – 11″ to 12″, but we did catch plenty of legal fish. Nice to see good number of “dinks” – and no signs of cormorants! Fun stuff!