Cayuga Lake 8/4 + 8/5, Seneca Lake 8/5


Cayuga 8/4: Did a full day out of Taughannock with Pat, DJ and John (who also joined me late last August.) Conditions were pretty darn windy when we started. DJ forgot to get his mighty license, so I ran Pat and John N. of Frontenac Point, while he ran over to Walmart. The guys landed a couple nice lakers in the good chop, then we went to pick up DJ. Fishing was “slow steady” through the day and a couple good fish were dropped. The guys came within one fish shy of limiting out. We had a bunch of good sized lakers along with 2 smaller ones. This appears to be turning into an annual trip for the guys and we had a lot of fun. We did pretty well despite our 7:15 am (relatively late) start. Fish were in around 75′ to 100′ of water give or take.

Cayuga 8/5 AM out of Taughannock: Took out Dan and Martha for a full day. This trip was from a gift certificate given to them over 2 years ago! We started at 7 am with somewhat choppy conditions and Martha having a hit on her first drop. But the fishing picked up and Martha wound up landing a couple nice fish incl. a 30″ wild beauty. Dan nailed 5 nice fish incl. a 28″, 29″ and 30″. We did well on both shorelines generally S. of Sheldrake. All fish were released.

Seneca Lake 8/5 PM: Guided Ed and Bob today. We had a slow start, but within an hour or so the fishing picked up. The guys landed at least a half dozen nice lakers to 30″ (if my shot memory serves me right!) The guys fish Round Valley Reservoir in New Jersey and I think the laker techniques will work for them there. Reapers worked best today from 85′ on out. We stayed near Geneva. Fishing was reportedly superb in this AM!