Cayuga Lake Myers/Taughannock 8/22 + 23
Fishing has been excellent thus far this week. Guided Leo and Ada on Monday for the full day. They like a late start (8 am) and thus far over the past couple years it’s paid off for them. They landed 11 nice lakers on the day fishing mid-lake areas. The bite was good from the get-go, slowed around 11 am then picked up again around1 pm. The usual 65′ to 85′ was best. Leo had a big brown follow his jig, but not hit.
Today I guided Ted and his 11 y.o. daughter Jordan. Ted owns Pike County Outfitters in PA about an hour’s drive N. of Stroudsburg. He wanted to catch something other than lakers while jigging and amazingly his first fish was a 21″ brown. Then he landed a laker then a bigger (25″) brown near AES. A big salmon or rainbow jumped clear over my driftsock and the jig pulled out while on the west shore. Jordan managed to land one laker with the help of dad, then one on her own – a nice fish around 27″. Surface temps are around 73 degrees and the cooling water has given the lake trout more vigor. Many lakers don’t fight too well when temps above the thermocline are super warm, but they are responding to the cooling temps! Some great laker battles over the past few days.