Cayuga Lake/Deans 4/17
Guide trip this am with Jeff K. Many lake trout in Cayuga Lake are still in deep (150 -160′ of) water – though some fish are starting to move up a bit. 130′ to 140′ had some concentrations of fish. Jigging with white flipping tubes was the ticket, and Jeff landed a bunch of nice (mostly 27″ to 28″) fish. All the fish seemed in good condition. Lake temps are around 41/42.
What made the trip most fun was that Jeff had some 100+ year old tackle that he wanted to try. He rigged a sutton spoon to a 3-way swivel with 3 oz. of weight. As soon as he sent the rig down he got railed and the 10’+ rod was doubled over. It looked like more fun than any of the jigging – so maybe I’ll have to keep my eyes open for some antique tackle!
Jeff kept one fish for the table and it was full of alewives. There’s no shortage of bait on this lake….