Cayuga Lake North end 5/17


As mentioned on my homepage, launches are open and the lake is in good shape. I guided Hank Jr. and Sr. today targeting pickerel, pike and bass. We were the only boat we saw out today! We had one follow of a likely northern pike – which isn’t unusual, given that the pickerel population is much higher than the pike population on the lake’s north end. Some decent pickerel came to the net today and we kept some for the table. The largemouth bass were the star of the day and Hank Jr. managed to land three really nice fish around 17″ to 18″ and some smaller (14″ and below) ones too. Hank Sr. landed a beauty nearly 20″ long. Water was clear and cold – around 53 to 54 degrees. Very few signs of mudding carp. Some perch were around too. Lots of tactics worked today with the best being Superflukes. We also caught fish with jerkbaits, stickbaits, hollow-bodied swim baits and spinnerbaits. Really, really good fishing! The guys don’t fish a whole lot and they had a lot of fun, so much fun they booked again for Thursday!