Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s 11/23


Fished Cayuga for perch again today starting around 8:30 am. The winds were strong this AM out of the south, which made for tough conditions. I found scattered perch from around 7′ to 20′ of water. Nothing special today – I landed around 20 to 25 fish with only about 10 being 8″+ keepers. No fish much over 11″. I did catch a couple largemouths and a few bonus pickerel as well. Water temps up N. were around 47 to 49 degrees. Double hook minnow rigs did the trick. I’ll be focusing my perch efforts more on Seneca from here on in. It dawned on me that 3 or 4 Seneca Lake perch would equal or surpass the amount of fillets I got from the 10 Cayuga fish! But Cayuga is consistent and fun. We’ve caught a lot of our Cayuga perch in the hour or so before dark – today I had to be off the water earlier, so I’m sure I missed out on some good fishing. I quit around 3 pm.