Cayuga Lake out of Cayuga State Park 10/16


I took this weekend off so I could relax a bit with my friend Beth and her son Sam. We were hoping to get out for some fishing but the weather forecast wasn’t good – high winds! I decided that it might be fun to try Cayuga’s N. end for some pickerel and perch. Of course bass fishing can often be very good around October and into November on Cayuga’s north end.

The wind made fishing a real chore. Boat control was tough and after working some areas that were basically in the middle of the lake, we headed to a sheltered cove to give the perch a try. Not much was happening with our Gulp dropshot rigs, and some of my favorite perch areas were being slammed with waves, so we set back up for pickerel/bass.

The fishing was difficult for Sam – mainly because of the wave action and his lack of experience fishing some of the lures we used. I managed to land some nice bass including a 20.5″ beauty that was probably 5lbs. That fish hit a Lunker City Shaker fished on a Sworming Hornet. Others were caught on Tubes and X-Raps. Pickerel and perch were hitting too, though I didn’t land many pickerel. Water temps were in the mid-50s.