Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s 5/8


5/8 AM: I did an AM trip starting just after 8 am with Matt from the Fingerlakes Tourism Alliance and Susan, a Senior Editor with “Wine Enthusiast” magazine. The weather was beautiful with a strong sun and very calm conditions. The goal was to get Susan a lake trout that she could take over to the Aurora Inn and have their chef prepare. Lakers were around from shallow to deep, but not grabbing super well. Both Matt and Sue had a few hits, but nothing they could convert. Eventually Susan did manage to catch a nice 29″ laker on a jig in around 160′. Perseverance paid off. The jigging can be easy when fish are aggressive, but it can be difficult when fish aren’t.

PM Trip: Matt and Sue had some commitments that they were running late to, and I had an hour before my PM trip with Ed, Tom and Dave, so I checked on some shallower fish. The wind came up a bit and the skies clouded up a bit more. I found some active fish and dropped two. Things looked good for the PM trip.

I met the guys at the launch, just as the skies were starting to get a bit ominous. We motored to a shallow shelf and set up in around 50′ of water. It didn’t take long before the guys started getting some hits. A couple fish were lost, then a couple were landed. But the storms started approaching. We headed for cover at Dean’s just as a good T-storm came in. The trip was aborted after around 2 hours.