Cayuga Lake 8/22 + 8/23


8/22: Got out with Mike and John for a full day. They’ve had a great season trolling and wanted to get the jigging pattern down. They had no problem landing a bunch of (14) nice fish on the day. Best fishing was mid-AM. Lots of large fish – 27″ to 28″ with a 29″ and some smaller ones (mostly 25″ to 26″) thrown in. We found most of our fish on the west shore.

8/22 PM: My PM trip was with Dan and his dad Mike, both from Massachusetts. The bite was going hot and heavy when we started at 3:15 pm. The guys managed to hook a few doubles. Some good fish were missed and lost as well. But overall they did a great job landing 9 nice fish, including a 31″ beauty.

8/23: Sunday (today) was a full-day with Jim, John and Keith. Jim’s fished with me a couple times before and on our last trip his buddy landed a couple nice bonus browns. Jim was hoping for a bonus fish, and he didn’t wind up disappointed. The laker fishing was great, with 3 nice fish landed within an hour – two 28″ fish and a 27″. Plenty of large lakers found the net. Keith hooked up a nice fish and then I saw Jim’s rod bouncing up and down quickly. I knew it wasn’t a laker, so instead of waiting on Keith’s fish, I grabbed the net and saw a beautiful rainbow on Jim’s line. We landed the 26″ chrome beauty, photographed it and released it unharmed. What a fish! Photos should be coming soon.

Overall, plenty of lakers are close to Taughannock. Fish are very active and feeding. About 75′ to 115′ has been best, with deeper water producing once the shallows slow.