Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s 3/21


Fished Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s today for 3 hours. What a cold day(!) – but I needed to get at least one fish to fill out a batch I’m smoking tomorrow. Fish were pretty inactive – downright negative today. The only fish I landed came on a jig using a “rip ‘n flutter” retrieve. I lost one other solid fish and missed a hit – so fishing wasn’t too bad. There are tons of fish on the Silo’s flats. Lakers are everywhere. Water temp was 37 on the surface. Lake level is low. Jigging is a real pain once air temps get below freezing – the guides on the baitcasters are too small, plus ice forms on the level-wind guide. At least I got my one fish! My fish had a couple alewives in it, so just like the King Ferry fish – these lakers have been actively feeding lately.