Cayuga Lake Dean’s 4/30


Lake trout fishing was good today north of Dean’s Cove. We found 2 basic depths that produced fish. Some fish are moving shallow – up around 50′ to 60′. The majority of fish we found were in around 130′ to 140′ of water. There are schools of baitfish starting to move up from the depths, and there’s good fishing around the bait. These lake trout are in superb “tip-top” shape! Man are they well-fed! I had one fish around 27″ that must have had 15 to 20 alewives in its stomach! Very few signs of lamprey attacks too. Just some great quality fish.

Lake trout size varies from around 25″ to 30″. The fish are fighting pretty well with the warming water temps (upwards of 52 or more on the surface over deep water.) Expect epic lake trout action as water temps warm up! May and June should be banner months for BIG lakers.

There are loads of big bluegills and sunfish moving up into the shallows. Perch too! We quietly motored around some shallow coves just observing fish and checking out some spots. Water temps around the shallows were up to 60 degrees.