Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s 5/5


Had a great day on the water with Tad today. He mostly fly-fished. We started on pickerel and once we found them, they cooperated nicely for us. Tad hadn’t caught a pickerel in probably 30 years and had never taken one on the fly. They provided some good sport today. Best action for us was in around 10′ of water give or take a foot or two. After getting our fill of pickerel we decided to knock off a specie on Tad’s “lifelist” so we set up for some lake trout. Once we marked some bait we were in business and Tad landed 3 nice fish incl. a 31″ beauty that was probably 9 to 10lbs. Fish were off the Silos/Levanna area in 110′ of water. After the lakers we went carp fishing. The highpoint of the day was seeing a good-sized carp and watching it beeline just like a pike for Tad’s fly! The fish grabbed the fly and the battle was on. After a long strong run (taking the fly-line well into its backing) that resulted in us having to chase the beast with the trolling motor, Tad expertly wore down the fish. I got it in the net and we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the beast – it pulled 26 lbs. on my Berkely TEC scale (a very accurate hand-held scale). Nice first fly-rod caught carp!